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Cool. Did they mention when it will go up for sale? And I cant see the images either. It says “image not found” on each one.

Are u able to post a picture of under the bonnet so we could see where the box is placed and how the cables are routes?
Edd didn't mention when they'd have it ready for sale @D84rk_Knight. They took some pics and will create a fitting guide and then have them for sale I think. Send Edd a PM and I'm sure he'll give you a better idea.

Pics to follow of it's fitment on my car.
 

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Here's a couple of pics of where the guys fitted the box.

2 connectors into the loom, one very easily found at the top of the engine, the other is unfortunately under the air box so requires it's removal to access it. Only a couple of bolts though so a quick job. The box of tricks is neatly hidden inside a cloth black bag and tie wrapped just in front of the battery,



 

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Did you have any problems re-setting the warning lights after the dyno? Mine lit up like a Christmas tree and Edd was having problems re-setting due to the car been so new eventually he took the box off and refitted after that cancelled the warning lights
 

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0-60 isn't actually a good measurement to compare. On 0-60 a lot depends on the driver, how well he can launch etc.
A better measurement is 100-200 (km/h) because then it doesn't matter if you're a good driver, it all depends on the car. That said...if your car can reach 200km/h off course :smile3:
0-60 is a psychological thing for me and, in my head at least, the benchmark for how well or badly a car performs.
I know 100-200 and 80-120 and similar rolling accelerations are more usefull in real life than a 0-60, but I dont care :)

That said, the 1.0L has the same top speeds as the 1.5L, even with a CVT ;)

0-60 based on cars with similar size, power, torque and weight recoded in car magazines a good example being a Ford Focus 1.5 ecoboost 150ps recorded 0-60 in 8.6 and a 150ps Astra 8.3 , IMO you would be looking at 0-60 around 8.5 sec give or take a couple of tenths with the bluespark 150 box fitted
great, what I was expecting to read :)

not bad :)

Totally agree @scaramanga. This is what I was wanting. Smoother delivery and a bit of improved pulling power. I'm not arsed about improving 0-60 or top speed.
I understand your preferences, but why not profit from both?
I also believe one automatically comes with the other :)

If 0-60 and top speed (the latter I dont care about myself) improves, I would expect that torque, powerdelivery, pulling power etc are automatically improved as well, like an added bonus.
 

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0-60 is a psychological thing for me and, in my head at least, the benchmark for how well or badly a car performs.
I know 100-200 and 80-120 and similar rolling accelerations are more usefull in real life than a 0-60, but I dont care :)

That said, the 1.0L has the same top speeds as the 1.5L, even with a CVT ;)



great, what I was expecting to read :)

not bad :)



I understand your preferences, but why not profit from both?
I also believe one automatically comes with the other :)

If 0-60 and top speed (the latter I dont care about myself) improves, I would expect that torque, powerdelivery, pulling power etc are automatically improved as well, like an added bonus.
I agree to a point that the 2 go together
but you can have a car with fantastic 0 to 60 times but wont go much faster
a good 0 to 60 can be that the car is pretty low geared
 

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0-60 is a psychological thing for me and, in my head at least, the benchmark for how well or badly a car performs.
I know 100-200 and 80-120 and similar rolling accelerations are more usefull in real life than a 0-60, but I dont care :)

That said, the 1.0L has the same top speeds as the 1.5L, even with a CVT ;).
I understand. You're right about that one.

It wasn't specifically aimed at you, just generally :wink3:
 

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Some cars can hit 0-60 in 2nd gear in manual transmission so making good headline figures for manufacturers due to a gear change less then loses out after that 0-70 80
 

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Did you have any problems re-setting the warning lights after the dyno? Mine lit up like a Christmas tree and Edd was having problems re-setting due to the car been so new eventually he took the box off and refitted after that cancelled the warning lights
The only warning lights I saw all day were the one's on the dashboard of the Ibiza courtesy car! :laugh2:

Edd didn't mention anything about any warning lights on the Civic so I presume all must have been ok.
 

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I agree to a point that the 2 go together
but you can have a car with fantastic 0 to 60 times but wont go much faster
a good 0 to 60 can be that the car is pretty low geared
I also get you, and here is the proof of what you mean, I think ;)

Not that I think the mustang has an 'amazing' 0-60 time :rolleyes:
 
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Did you have any problems re-setting the warning lights after the dyno? Mine lit up like a Christmas tree and Edd was having problems re-setting due to the car been so new eventually he took the box off and refitted after that cancelled the warning lights
We had no issues whatsoever resetting traction control system after it came off the dyno, though I have invested in more new diagnostic tools since your visit.
 

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Edd didn't mention when they'd have it ready for sale @D84rk_Knight. They took some pics and will create a fitting guide and then have them for sale I think. Send Edd a PM and I'm sure he'll give you a better idea.

Pics to follow of it's fitment on my car.
We should have the box listed, with an install guide and everything else for retail sale by the end of the week.

@D84rk_Knight - its really not a hard install, slightly more involved than the 1.5 in that you do need to use some tools, but it is still no more than a 10 minute job.
 

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We had no issues whatsoever resetting traction control system after it came off the dyno, though I have invested in more new diagnostic tools since your visit.
what system you using now edd
funny hoe free trading laws are supposed to stop all this having to take to dealer to get work done when new models come out they always seam to have a new bit of software to stop you doing your own work
 

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what system you using now edd
funny hoe free trading laws are supposed to stop all this having to take to dealer to get work done when new models come out they always seam to have a new bit of software to stop you doing your own work
We have a few different systems, but our most recent addition is a top spec Autel unit. It isn't flawless, but it does have some pretty great features and covers a lot of vehicles.
 

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@jasperctr How are you finding the tuning box?
I've barely driven the bloody thing since! :frown2:

Although, when I have, I like it. Nice and smooth, can tell there's that extra bit of power and torque, no change in economy. Been putting 95RON in it so kept it on that setting which is 145BHP.

Worth the money I'd say. :grin2:
 

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I've not used the car much since having the box fitted, but I did my regular 180 mile trip south today and it does seem as if there's an improvement in economy :smile3:

Route was the same as I've done many times, conditions were good but same as I've had before (maybe a bit warmer), I drove the same as before: stuck to speed limits on A roads and sat at 60mph on the motorway for 130 miles......



Best I've had before was 61.5mpg

When I came off the motorway at Droitwich after 26 miles of A roads at the start and the rest motorway I was at this.....

 
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