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Just a few lines to share some experiences with the Magneti Marelli Tuning Kit With Remote Control.

I bought it because Magneti Marelli supplied the original ECU for the QV - so I figured that they would have the most knowledge on how to get the best from a QV Multiair engine.

The box is just like factory/OEM quality - and the result is that in my opinion it now drives the way it should always have done :eek:)

1. Easy install (2 plugs need to be connected)
2. No turbolag - pulls strong from under 1500 rpm (in D)
3. Seems to work well with board computer - so that range -km/l are still shown correctly (only measured/teated over 1000 km - so I'm not 100% certain, but it is very close)
4. still getting 14 km/l (in D)

I generally tend to drive in higher gears - so I can now go from third to sixth, because the extra torque just allows for a more relaxed driving style - power is instant in all gears (in D). You can also choose to use the extra power for driving fun, overtaking, etc. depending on your mood ;o)

For the money it is a great mod.

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Kevin
 

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Sounds good. Do you know what bhp your QV's putting out now and how much did it cost you? :)
 

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Hi,

Its 435 gbp + vat at TMP motorsport and gains are suppose to be +34 hp and + 50 Nm - i have not verified the gains on a dyno.

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Hi,

Its 435 gbp + vat at TMP motorsport and gains are suppose to be +34 hp and + 50 Nm - i have not verified the gains on a dyno.

Best,
Kevin
Ok, quite a bit more expensive than the TMC tuning box then, but you get the remote fob which is quite handy.

By the way, i see you live in Copenhagen? My cousin has just moved there, but he tells me its way too expensive for him to drive there because of insurance costs or something?
 

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Looked into this appears both boxes TMC and magnetti come from same factory! read American abarth 500 forums
 

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yeah iread that, its about a million pages long lol... not sure what the actual dyno gains were thou i couldnt read all of it...

i think if you were only looking to remap then buy the marreli.. if you were planning on exhaust + induction kit etc then defo get a custom remap, as the tuning boxes are designed to work on the standard map only.
 

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Yes, I agree with Towney as well - you need a custom tune if you want more power than the boxes give - not sure they can adjust with new maps.

Oh, and yeah cars are expensive in Denmark due to taxes a new QV is 33.500 GBP in Denmark - so the insurance follows and is also expensive - luckily the QV is a leasing car darling and can be had for 19.000 GBP with 20.000 km on the clock after 2 years.
 

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is there also a different between the D and N with the magneto marelli tuning box
i think a custom remap is better , but for the warranty the box can be removed ?
 

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Yeah the box will change both N and D. Check my review on the spider box. Its been great so far.
 

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Magneti Marelli

oke,

were can i find the review , do you have the one with the remote control with
3 standings !

i,ve still got factory warranty , so i thinks it,s better too choose for a box
when somethings wronfg i can take out the box !
 

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What is important to remember is that i have been down the route of both remaps and tuning boxes now. My advice is as follows;

Just want a bit more power? Go for a tuning box.

Want the full works, exhaust, intake, hybrid turbo etc, pick a good tuner and get it all custom remaped.

With a box you get more power and drivability and yet you can remove it if you have any problems. Compared to a custom dyno remap my box is as good. Again if you want more then go get it all custom mate.
 

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hello

i also buy the magneti marelli box with remote 0-1-2-

but i am not sure when you may switch between 0=1=2

the one siad only stationary the other max 80 km/h and another 120 km/h i als send the quistion too magneti
marelli but the don.t answer me
 

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Not sure if this is allowed (sorry if not mods)

Have posted one of these for sale on the classifieds if anyone is interested

Happy with it, just getting a remap/exhaust fitted so no longer need it

£300 if you're interested PM me
 

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Why is the tuning box on the 1.4MA on the QV a 2 plug system where as the 1.4MA 135 is a 3 plug system? Surely they should be the same, juet different maps?
 

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Why is the tuning box on the 1.4MA on the QV a 2 plug system where as the 1.4MA 135 is a 3 plug system? Surely they should be the same, juet different maps?
i don't know - noticed they only sell tmc box on their website now (magneti one is still available for abarth) - where does the 3 cable one connect to?
 
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