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  1. CHIPPING ?! Good or Bad?!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, In a random moment of insanity i bought a performance chip off of ebay!! I was planning to fit it along with a new air filter and i paused and thought is this a good idea!!! It says you attach the chip to either your IAT sensor or your coolant sensor (which i found worring...
  2. Chipping, why not on petrols?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Here's a simple question from a mechanical layman that I'm sure has a simple answer. Chips are available to boost the powers on diesel Alfa's, why isn't this the case with petrol engines? Thank you muchly.
  3. Chipping a 1.9 GT

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I'm looking into this for my GT jtdm, has anyone done it & what are the pros & cons?? I have heard it takes it to 185bhp, average economy can go up by about 6-8mpg, but they can be smokey & it can be picked up at main dealer & therefore could shaft the warranty :confused: Can anyone shed some...
  4. Chipping a 159 2.4

    General Alfa Discussion
    Anyone done this? Im thinking of doing it and have been quoted 500ish fitted. Is it worth it? What will it do to the warranty? Demon Tweaks told me there are no 'plug and play' chipps for the 159 2.4 but ebay has some- search for alfa romeo tuning chipps. Are these a rip off? many thanks...
  5. 159 - Chipping

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Does anyone know if there is a chip available for the 3.2 and has anyone tried one ? Maybe this would improve fuel economy ?
  6. Chipping my twin spark, advice needed please

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I am now thinking of chipping my twin spark gtv, i have changed the exhaust and air filter which has improved things, next phase is possibily replace the standard chip. Autodelta have a chip for my ts for £200 which should give me 10-12hp. The question is, will i notice 10-12hp increase, i will...
  7. Chipping a 147 1.6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've a lovely 147 02 model 1.6 lusso but I hate that everyone feels they need to race me at lights when I know my car isnt as fast as it looks. And I hate the thought that a suzuki swift, citroen C2 and so many other small cars have the ooomph that an Italian sports car should have been born...
  8. DIY "chipping" of your alfa - KWP2000 plus

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    anyone come across these before?? i like the idea of being able to "chip" my own car, and have differing maps for different occasions. but it seems a bit too good to be true to me. and would the maps that come with it be any good? i especially like the idea as it claims to cover the JTS -...
  9. Chipping 2.0 TS

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Ive got an 1987 TS,anyone point me in the direction of someone who could chip it for me?
  10. Chipping the Twin Spark

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am just about to change the exaust and de-cat my bella, but is it worth spending a couple of hundred quid to get her re-chipped. Anyone who has had it done, could you let me know if it is worth the money.
  11. special alfa red - receptive to chipping ???

    General Alfa Discussion
    I'm sure this will have been mentioned before but apologies in advance - my 'searching' skills are not that clever !. anyway, i bought a brera last year in alfa red [the new supadupa non-fade variant]. this car seems to attract stone chips like the car is magnetised towards every bit of gravel...
  12. Chipping - plugin or reprogram?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What are people's thoughts on which is best? £200 gets you a Dragon plug in module and 30BHP £400 gets you a reprogram and 60BHP+ Normally I'd wait a bit longer so I could get the most power, but as I do 20,000 miles a year, I need to think about the life of my clutch etc. As it's peak torque...
  13. Chipping? Is it worth it?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, anybody any strong thoughts on the re-programming of ECU's or chipping for 156's? I'm tempted as it seems such an easy, clean way of getting a bit more performance out of an already good car but I'd like to hear peoples opinions. So any good or bad experiences? Let me know pro's or con's...
  14. Is it worth chipping a GTV TS?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    :) Thats the question,rather daft as I fitted my 155 1.8 16v with a Squadra and was pleased with the results. :p Any opinions from folk who've done this to their 2.0 gtv would be appreciated though,it just seems to need a little bit more oomph at times.
  15. Chipping 2.4 TD motor

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello again, I ought to do a search on this, but I'm really pushed for time. Are there any reputable performance boosting engine management chips available for the 2.4 Turbo-diesel engine, as found in the 166 JTD? If so, can anyone give me a few facts/figures/prices and suppliers. Thank very...
  16. 115 JTD Chipping in the North

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does anyone know of a reputable firm that can chip my 147 115 8v JTD in the Leeds/West Yorkshire area. If possible I would not like to pay silly money :)
  17. Millenium Chipping

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been offered (at a price) Digital Engine Tuning by Millenium. It's claimed to offer 25% extra power on the 1.9 MJet = 174 bhp! Seems too good to be true. So is it? Anyone out there been done? T :cool:
  18. 1999 156 2.0 TS Chipping?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, just wondering if it is possible to chip a 156 to improve performance, or any other mods anyone has tried successfully? Let me know, cheers Troy
  19. Diesel Chipping 147 JTD 16V

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, First post! I have a 147 JTD Multijet, which is my third alfa and first ever diesel....and yes I am a convert! The engine is so much more driveable than the two previous petrols! And the understeer is far less thanks to the heavier engine! But that is besides the point...I don't want to get...
  20. Airbag Light + chipping a 156 2.4 JTD

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Well, I take my Alfa for an Mot (which it passes) and then the airbag light comes on during the journey home! Is it a simple fix? :confused: Also still haven't got around to getting my 2.4JTD chipped, is it worth it? Have a good weekend! Will
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