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Am thinking of getting a tuning box for my Cee'd Sport (Centralina Aggiuntiva Kia Cee'd CRDI by: DrakeBox2 - Draketuning -)

anyone else got one of these or similar? What do you think of them?
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A tuning box is never the best way to tune your engine!
It's always better to remap it on a good chip tuner!

Also, a tuning box that promises 159bhp is not very credible!

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FrEaKZoIdE is right. But in my case, I'm in a dilemma here...
A remap is better for the engine, and gives better performance, but it will void your 7 years waranty... A box can be removed before service, leaving no trace, so the waranty will not be voided...
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FrEaKZoIdE is right. But in my case, I'm in a dilemma here...
A remap is better for the engine, and gives better performance, but it will void your 7 years waranty... A box can be removed before service, leaving no trace, so the waranty will not be voided...
That is exactly my thinking! I'm more interested in the increase in fuel economy but a slight increase will be a bit of fun too ;-)
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FrEaKZoIdE is right. But in my case, I'm in a dilemma here...
A remap is better for the engine, and gives better performance, but it will void your 7 years waranty... A box can be removed before service, leaving no trace, so the waranty will not be voided...
You can also load the original file to the ECU any time, and leaves no trace that it was remaped!

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You can also load the original file to the ECU any time, and leaves no trace that it was remaped!
Are you sure about that?
I'm pretty sure that it's traceable when, and how many times, the ECU has been flashed.

If I'm right, I Actually don't know if thats enough to void the waranty, because it might not prove that the fuel/ignition etc. parameters has been modified, only that there has been some sort of flashing...

But if any kind of reflash, no matter what is considered as a "waranty-break", I don't think you can get around this in any way, because KIA can most likely see that there has been some sort of "unauthorized" flashing.

Please note, I don't know if the above information is verified... It's just what I've heard/read, and besides that, I think it makes good sence that KIA can see such things.

Can anyone confirm any of this?
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I think KIA will be more than happy to keep silent about ECU remapping even if they detect that you did it - UNTIL something goes wrong with your engine and you come to them to claim your warranty. They will be more than happy then to find a reason to ditch you saying you have remapped your ECU. For this reason I keep my car @ stock 90HP and am ok with its power concerning that I drive it mostly in the city.
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I had one fitted to my 115bhp 1.6crdi and it really improved performance,loads more torque for overtaking. best thing about the tuning box is it can be easily removed before a service and refitted in 1 min afterwards.
A remap is superior but for the sake of the warranty tuning box all the way.


As it happens my tuning box is for sale in the classified section.

http://www.kia-forums.com/classified...uning-box.html
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I had one fitted to my 115bhp 1.6crdi and it really improved performance,loads more torque for overtaking. best thing about the tuning box is it can be easily removed before a service and refitted in 1 min afterwards.
A remap is superior but for the sake of the warranty tuning box all the way.


As it happens my tuning box is for sale in the classified section.

http://www.kia-forums.com/classified...uning-box.html
Just a quick question.

If the car is good, and the tuning box makes such a big difference why are you selling it?? especially after only 8 months
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Just a quick question.

If the car is good, and the tuning box makes such a big difference why are you selling it?? especially after only 8 months
Good question! I got the box as I wasn't sure if I was going to keep the car long term and didn't want to go to the expense of a remap if I was selling soon after.
However now having decided to keep the car I am going for a remap.
(to hell with the warranty)
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