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Title: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: VF69HARDTOP on February 25, 2015, 05:36:46
Hey guys,

Im looking at getting a tuning chip box for my 2012 GD and want to see if anyone has any experience with either of the following two that Im looking at.
Im not interested in peoples opinions of a chip box versus an ECU tune, just after an opinion regarding these two or any other chip box, to help me make the choice.

The Power Box 3, looks to have a fixed choice of 10 maps with no other adjustment and the ASA looks to have 4 maps with adjustment dial. Im not sure which one would be the best option. Im only wanting to get the torque up to 300nm and not really any more.

Thanks for any help guys.

:link: Chip Tuning Power BOX Hyundai I30 1 6 Crdi 128 HP ECU Remapping Chiptuning | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261469600502?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D261469600502%26_rdc%3D1)

:link: ASA Tuningbox Chiptuning Hyundai I30 1 6 Crdi 128 PS | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/361224985056?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D361224985056%26_rdc%3D1)
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: Shambles on February 25, 2015, 05:54:46
I used an incarnation of the ASA box on my previous FD, to great effect, for a while.

:link: ASA Autotechnik Saretz TUNINGBOX for i30 Diesel (https://www.i30ownersclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=1066.0)

Cannot comment on the torque, but the improvement in low-rev response was phenomenal.
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: CraigB on February 25, 2015, 06:04:22
Higher in cost outlay but better performance and reviews come from the RaceChip products :link: Chiptuning for Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi ? RaceChip Chiptuning (http://www.racechip.com/chiptuning/hyundai/i30/gd/1-6-crdi-94kw/index.php)
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: VF69HARDTOP on February 25, 2015, 06:18:18
I used an incarnation of the ASA box on my previous FD, to great effect, for a while.

:link: ASA Autotechnik Saretz TUNINGBOX for i30 Diesel (https://www.i30ownersclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=1066.0)

Cannot comment on the torque, but the improvement in low-rev response was phenomenal.

Hi Shambles

Thanks for the link. I see that your version must be the GOLD 32MHz version compared to the ebay listed SILVER 20MHz version. I contacted ASA to see if they can offer the GOLD at a special price.

Have you ever refitted the box again? And to rpm did you feel the increase? I'm wanting an increase up to around 3000rpm to be somewhat useful on the highway at 110kmh.
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: VF69HARDTOP on February 25, 2015, 06:20:30
Higher in cost outlay but better performance and reviews come from the RaceChip products :link: Chiptuning for Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi ? RaceChip Chiptuning (http://www.racechip.com/chiptuning/hyundai/i30/gd/1-6-crdi-94kw/index.php)

Hi CraigB

Thanks for the input. I had looked at the Racechip as I did find good reviews. Only thing that turns me off is I contacted them for a few technical questions and they couldn't/wouldn't help. They also do not budge on the price and especially the over the top 45euro postage when most other charge around 15euro.

Thanks
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: Johnno on February 25, 2015, 06:24:41
I found this, maybe a bit old

:link: Itza's ASP CR Tuning Box Report (http://www.tucsondrivers.com/resources/itza_review.htm)
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: Shambles on February 25, 2015, 06:40:48
I found this, maybe a bit old

:link: Itza's ASP CR Tuning Box Report (http://www.tucsondrivers.com/resources/itza_review.htm)

That was the report that I linked to in my linked report, above. Dunno how it got lost from there.


Quote from: VF69HARDTOP
Have you ever refitted the box again?
No I didn't refit it (too many reports, at that time, regarding insurance premium hikes for these devices).
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: VF69HARDTOP on February 27, 2015, 18:33:08
Hi Shambles,

Im still looking at the ASA unit. Did you have the version with a 4 dip switch and dial switch for map settings/adjustments or did you have the version with 2x dial switches for map settings/adjustments?

Thanks
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: Shambles on February 28, 2015, 04:41:34
Did you have the version with a 4 dip switch and dial switch for map settings/adjustments or did you have the version with 2x dial switches for map settings/adjustments?
Neither - just a single rotary dial

:link: Tuningbox - about to order *NOW ORDERED* (https://www.i30ownersclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=1066.msg9484#msg9484)
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: VF69HARDTOP on February 28, 2015, 07:11:55
Was it this one that you had then? If you scroll down the description it shows the adjustment dial inside the box.

:link: ASA Tuningbox Chiptuning Hyundai I30 1 6 Crdi 128 PS | eBay (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/361224985056?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: Shambles on February 28, 2015, 08:11:55
I don't recall the dip switches being there, so I just went into my garage to find it and check..

Looks like I've chucked it out.
Title: Re: Tuning Chip, which one out of these two?
Post by: VF69HARDTOP on February 28, 2015, 14:35:11
Not a problem, thanks for your help. I think I'll just go with this 20mhz version then.
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