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Subject: Saxo VTR
Sender's Name: John Black
Question: Sorry to bother you again, how much to lower 40mm with pi springs and how much for a induction kit? Have you got these in stock?
Answer: No problem - please ask whatever you like! You only change the front springs on the Saxo. Approximately ?40 plus VAT for the springs. Induction kit between ?50 and ?90 depending on type - we would need to have sight of the car as they are quite complicated. All the above items available within 24 hours.
 
Subject: Saxo VTR
Sender's Name: John Black
Question: Do you have the Superchip in stock for a Saxo VTR? How about brakes, i've heard those Greenstuff Kevlar pads are wicked, got them in stock?
Answer: We can supply a Superchip ex stock, with prior notice. It would be useful to have the ECU number first, so we can identify the type. It sits under the bonnet, and is easy to get at. We don't keep EBC in stock, but we can get them within 24 hours, carriage free. You are correct, the Greenstuff pad is very good, to the extent that all my cars have them for a start!
 
Subject: 1.8 Nova
Sender's Name: Paul Deacon
Question: I have just had an astra GTE 1.8i 8v engine fitted in my nova and was wondering if there was a chip and induction kit availible for this particular engine. The engine is an 1986 engine with the airflow meter kind of on the air box? any ideas and prices and estimated power/ drivability gains.
Answer: If your air flow sensor has a black plastic top, then the answer is yes, there is a chip available. We would need the number from the ECU to identify which box, and which chip. We would use a Jetex induction kit, the Superchip costs ?165 plus vat and the Induction kit is around ?75 plus vat. I would reckon on seeing an extra 8 bhp, with gains in the mid range.
 
Subject: Saxo VTR
Sender's Name: John Black
Question: I have a 98 Saxo VTR (black top), i have fitted a pipercross induction kit(the foam type) but have'nt noticed any power gain or sound improvements.I have also recently fitted a Powerflow rear box which also has made no difference, please advice me what to do next as i'm fed up throwing good money away? Is a Superchip worthwhile,what sort of power gains and how much? (98 Saxo VTR BLACK TOP)
Answer: Our experience is of very useful gains from filter swaps on VTR's. I can't explain offhand why yours doesn't seem so good. It may be that you have the wrong filter, or perhaps it's over-oiled?. If your Saxo has more than one box after the cat changing the complete exhaust (cat back) might be better. The Superchip works very well on the Saxo,and gains of up to 8 bhp from a chip swap have been seen. A rolling road session would check you dont have a fault somewhere else.
 
Subject: Peugeot 205 GTi
Sender's Name: Neil Chandler
Question: I've got a 91 pre cat 1.9 205 and was wondering if the superchip is programmable for this car as I've heard that the ecu on these cars are basic analogue jobs. I've got a magnex system including 4-1 manifold k&n induction kit and jacobs electronics igntion system (i think its a capacitive discharge system). Are there any other mods you recommend for these cars bearing in mind I dont want the car to become peaky or undriveable at low speed as I have to drive in traffic alot.
Answer: The 205 suffers a lot from poor throttle response, and hesitations at part load and tend to pink. There should be a chip available on a '91 car - I would need to know the ECU number to be sure. The part load can be improved by richening the mixture, with a chip or an adjustable pressure reg. The Problems will get worse if you do have a cam swap!. The ignition curve can be corrected with a chip or superchip Icon, which is a programmable ignition device.
 
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