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Got it yesterday afternoon and installed it. Took it out for 70 mile drive today. Mind you the temps here today are mid 90s.

First Impression...WOW!!!!:D:D:D...what a difference. I have not really laid it to the floor yet...just part throttle accels. The low rpm torque increases are substantial. I have the automatic and 2nd/3rd gear pulls from 2500 up to 4000 are quite fun now and very impressive. It was worth every penny. This is the way this car should have been from the factory. I will post further updates as I get more miles. Next time out later this evening when it cools off I will be hitting it harder up to redline. Stay tuned for the next update. Thanks Eurocompulsion...Greg...Chris...Jordan and everyone else.
 

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Is there not another place to install that super-large ECU? I prefer a stealth look for my mods, unless you absolutely can't hide it (a larger turbo in the 124 will be hard to hide!) Plus it's rather close to the screenwash inlet, and if you're a bit careless...

On the Fiat Coupe here in Europe, a little box of electrics (to do with A/C etc.) was originally placed similarly on top of the screenwash reservoir, but relocated on later cars...
 

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There is plenty of wiring length, so you can put it wherever you want. I happen to like that specific location, but if you don't, you can put it somewhere else.

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Got it yesterday afternoon and installed it. Took it out for 70 mile drive today. Mind you the temps here today are mid 90s.

First Impression...WOW!!!!:D:D:D...what a difference. I have not really laid it to the floor yet...just part throttle accels. The low rpm torque increases are substantial. I have the automatic and 2nd/3rd gear pulls from 2500 up to 4000 are quite fun now and very impressive. It was worth every penny. This is the way this car should have been from the factory. I will post further updates as I get more miles. Next time out later this evening when it cools off I will be hitting it harder up to redline. Stay tuned for the next update. Thanks Eurocompulsion...Greg...Chris...Jordan and everyone else.
Pure,

I will be installing the EDL on my automatic Lusso in the next few days. (As soon as I can get my wife's Subaru out of the garage for a few hours.) How long did it take you to install?
 

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It took around 2 hours. You will spend half that time getting the cam sensor connector off and the harness back on it. It's all by feel and it's very cramped spot. It helps if you have small hands and forearms like me. The other connections are fairly simple. Spend some time securing the harness to the existing harnesses. I used 3m moulding tape to attach the control box to the top of the washer reservoir. It has survived 2 100 degree days here and it sticking great. If I can help in any other way let me know.
 

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The cam sensor is buried in there, however if you follow the instructions it's not too bad to deal with. Once you drive the car with Euro+Drive Lite, you will know it was worth the installation time. :)

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Are there any quantitative data (hp/torque increases) out there yet? Guesstimates? Would you say maybe 20hp?

Got it yesterday afternoon and installed it. Took it out for 70 mile drive today. Mind you the temps here today are mid 90s.

First Impression...WOW!!!!:D:D:D...what a difference. I have not really laid it to the floor yet...just part throttle accels. The low rpm torque increases are substantial. I have the automatic and 2nd/3rd gear pulls from 2500 up to 4000 are quite fun now and very impressive. It was worth every penny. This is the way this car should have been from the factory. I will post further updates as I get more miles. Next time out later this evening when it cools off I will be hitting it harder up to redline. Stay tuned for the next update. Thanks Eurocompulsion...Greg...Chris...Jordan and everyone else.
 

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Thanks! Trying to make sense of this. 48 whp translates to how many hp total? 200?
With Euro+Drive Lite your 124 will have every bit of 200hp. Depending on temperature, altitude and other factors it could have more. The charts on our site are representative of typical gains.

Also, do you think it pushes 0-60 close to 5 secs?
I doubt mine is since it's an automatic. A stick shift car, especially in colder temps with an abusive launch and a great driver would probably do it.

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With Euro+Drive Lite your 124 will have every bit of 200hp. Depending on temperature, altitude and other factors it could have more. The charts on our site are representative of typical gains.



I doubt mine is since it's an automatic. A stick shift car, especially in colder temps with an abusive launch and a great driver would probably do it.

Greg
How readily is this available and what are the total costs for these mods?
 

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There is plenty of wiring length, so you can put it wherever you want. I happen to like that specific location, but if you don't, you can put it somewhere else.

Greg
I installed mine yesterday and thought of putting it on the passenger side of the firewall. The only problem with that is that the wire to the battery is too short. Extending that wire is an easy job, if you are not working in someone else's garage and borrowing their car to go to the auto parts store.
 

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With Euro+Drive Lite your 124 will have every bit of 200hp. Depending on temperature, altitude and other factors it could have more. The charts on our site are representative of typical gains.



I doubt mine is since it's an automatic. A stick shift car, especially in colder temps with an abusive launch and a great driver would probably do it.

Greg
Please tell me I am not imagining things. I installed the EDL yesterday, then took it for a quick spin, no more than 10 miles. It certainly had more oomph. Today I drove it around a bit more, and I could swear that it was more powerful today than it was yesterday. Am I dreaming, or did it actually learn from being driven?
 

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Please tell me I am not imagining things. I installed the EDL yesterday, then took it for a quick spin, no more than 10 miles. It certainly had more oomph. Today I drove it around a bit more, and I could swear that it was more powerful today than it was yesterday. Am I dreaming, or did it actually learn from being driven?
Yes, it will get faster after you install this product. It (the car's ECU) takes a little time to adapt to the changes.

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Interesting to note from the attachments that the Fiat doesn't have the Abarth's strut bracing.

What that in mind I'd suggest removing the modifications you've made so far, selling the car, and getting an Abarth instead. At least then you'll be upgrading from the top shelf product.

Either that or leave the car how it is and just enjoy it.
 

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Interesting to note from the attachments that the Fiat doesn't have the Abarth's strut bracing.

What that in mind I'd suggest removing the modifications you've made so far, selling the car, and getting an Abarth instead. At least then you'll be upgrading from the top shelf product.

Either that or leave the car how it is and just enjoy it.
That depends on the owner's needs and goals. In the US a Classica is $4000 less than an Abarth, and it's the same car. If you add H&R springs, it's probably going to out corner the 124 Abarth (I haven't driven a 124 Abarth yet, so I am not 100% sure of this), and with Euro+Drive Lite, it will easily out run the 124 Abarth.

Another way of looking at is this. If you are going to upgrade the car anyway, why pay extra for the Abarth springs, anti-sway bars and other stuff you are going to replace anyway? There is a lot of logic in upgrading a Classica or Lusso, you will have a car that will outperform the Abarth for less money, or vs. a modded Abarth an equal amount of performance for less money.

I do think you idea has merit when comparing a 500 to a 500 Abarth because the differences there are so vast, forged pistons, turbo system, intercooling, heavier axles, stronger suspension arms and so on, but with the 124, that's just not the case, the Abarth has the same engine and all the major components are the same.

Greg

P.S. All that said, I am actually getting an Abarth to replace my Classica, but it's for entirely personal reasons, not for logic or performance.
 

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This is really impressive for it to make that much of a difference ! Side note, Love the way the intake looks. Absolutely gorgeous.
 

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It's an interesting value proposition for each owner to decide. The MSRPs are $3,200 apart per Edmunds, invoice and "True Market Values" under $3K. Then you subtract the $900 for springs and EDL, plus another $200 for installation. Then consider the base equipment that the Abarth has over the Classica: upgraded wheels, tires, seats, exhaust, climate controls, entertainment system, a LSD, and a backup camera. Then decide if one accepts the aftermarket performance claims and potential for warranty claim complication. I prefer the styling of the non-Abarth models, but will likely buy the Abarth and not mod until the warranty expires. To each their own of course.
 
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