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So I am having a ton of difficulty deciding if I want to go with them for an ECU or not. People seem to really either love them or hate them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I know I wont be getting the same quality out of it that I would get from an RICA or IPD but I also don’t have a G to spend… I am torn, the price is right, oliver seems to be a really good guy, but I gotta know what you all think.<p>Lay it on me and be brutal if you hate them or laud them if you love them. <p>Sell me your opinion.<br>
 

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Re: Speedtuning USA... Opinions (Bender)

How about Powerchips?? Last I saw their price was about $640.
 

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Do you have a good understanding of their R&D process to write their maps? Do they have any experience dyno tuning cars to create their maps? Can they provide detailed information about their software parameters (max boost, lamda, etc)? And most importantly, do they have any idea how to modify their software?
 

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Re: Speedtuning USA... Opinions (Bender)

Choose BSR. that way you can tune the car over and over again without sending away your ECU unit. I had my car in for service and volvo erased the ECU but I could load it in again myself and still drive the car.
 

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Re: Speedtuning USA... Opinions (SuperSwede)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SuperSwede</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Choose BSR. that way you can tune the car over and over again without sending away your ECU unit. I had my car in for service and volvo erased the ECU but I could load it in again myself and still drive the car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">for a G...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yup, gotta pay to play! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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It's a Volvo... nothing is going to be cheap.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bender</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">for a G...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>BSR PPC is only $895 from Engstrom, well worth it IMHO - I'm a happy owner. I'll be adding their intake soon as well!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>liquidforce1887</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">god i hate my car sometimes. all these upgrades are hurting my back pocket.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>never heard anyone say upgrades were cheap <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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How aqbout going to Powerchips directly? Evolve uses their tuning. Their current price is $640 and the gains are similar to iPd and BSR tunes.
 
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