I saw this in a email as a new product . $499, simple plug in, 27hp. Looks to be made in Italy . New to the whole tuning thing , but can anyone chime in on this product . Thanks
Flash tunes and piggybacks, choices, choices. This is a good thing and to be honest if all you want is a quick, safe boost in performance, the Chipbox is a good way to go. There are lots of options out there and most of them do what they claim to do. It comes down to making a choice based on what your ultimate objective is.I saw this in a email as a new product . $499, simple plug in, 27hp. Looks to be made in Italy . New to the whole tuning thing , but can anyone chime in on this product . Thanks
We discussed doing this but since we did not develop this product, we felt that the numbers would not be relevant to anything concrete. This is a reputable manufacturer and the gains feel good. Of course, it would vary somewhat depending on what is done to the spider. Even Manual vs Automatic will make a difference.Simple installation, easily reversible, and won't break the bank, nice, sounds good to me. I'd like to see the results on a dyno with US spec'd Spider. Do you have any plans to do that Brett?
I understand Brett, different dynos, different cars, different climate conditions, mod's, etc., but some data on a US spec'd vehicle can only help my confidence in any performance product. There are many products and many claims and little empirical data on which to base a decision. I've been disappointed by manufactures who made claims they couldn't come close to delivering, so I gotta ask.... show me, bring me mo torque please. Thx..We discussed doing this but since we did not develop this product, we felt that the numbers would not be relevant to anything concrete. This is a reputable manufacturer and the gains feel good. Of course, it would vary somewhat depending on what is done to the spider. Even Manual vs Automatic will make a difference.
At some point, we may do this for grins but as of now, the claims are based on Seletron for the Spider. We also have good feedback from folks who have used it.
It was originally developed on the Euro Spider but the one we sell works perfectly and is made for the North American model.Brett, did Seletron develop this product on the European 124, or the European Abarth? As you know, each has different power output from the factory, with the European Abarth comparable to the North American Spiders.
So with a v4 intake , catback exhaust would that HP number go up?.
If you would like, I could possibly put you in touch with a few of our customers who have installed these for feedback. So far, we have had 100% positive feedback from these.Bumping to see if anyone has actually tried this product. I'm intrigued by the idea of a poor mans tune alternative that won't potentially cause me any warranty issues.
Did any of you actually install this?
Full disclosure, we do sell this product so I obviously believe in it and what it claims to offer. This being said, I have experienced it firsthand and can say that it makes the car much more fun to drive and is how it should have been from the factory. If you really want to make it punch, add the Selectron ThrottleBooster and it will put a smile on your face everytime you mash the skinny pedal, even in non-sport.@Brett67 , let me ask you this..
I don't track my Abarth or hit the drag strip so 0-60 or 1/4 mile times are not important to me. What I'm looking for is simply a more spirited ("punchier") everday drive. I drive exclusively in Sport mode as non-Sport Mode seems lifeless. So I suppose what I'm after is the same type of driving improvement as I get from Sport mode as compared to normal.
To that end, without going the flash tune route would I be best served by something like the Chipbox, or the PedalBooster, or yes, even both?
Edit: I'm driving a manual, if that matters.
The throttle boost enhances the experience of a tune or a Chipbox. It improves the throttle response and fun factor but does not increase horsepower.Also new to the tuning game and am interested I the chip box.
The chip box + throttle boost is same price as a tune.
Between the chip box and the throttle boost which a better bang for the buck?
Do both together provide the same power as a tune?
Wanting to get more low end power and not spend the bucks all at once the Seletron boxes sound like a good deal?