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post #151 of 158 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 11:57 PM
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When I came in for my 10K service, manager said he was going to have to go for a ride with me someday when my Phase 2 was completed....You can return Car to stock just fine with EC. So the counter sees a change. Unless they go digging due to a problem, a non issue. Frankly, I have yet to see a major motor issue reported.

My dealers fully knows about it and specifically asked me if I was going to clone the ECU on the Maserati! BTW brings it up to 500 HP and if anything like the tune I did on my XK a few years back, it will run better and get better highway mileage.


Only tune issue I have ever dealt with was a minor one on my RRS. Their new OBD unit knew my tune existed and they used it as an excuse to not change the 4rth O2 sensor. Big deal. I spent $85 bucks, bought it myself , installed it and save 6-8 hrs of driving to undo, service and redo the tune....note to self. No more ECU reflashes. EC is best of both worlds.
I have yet to have an issue with a tune or warranty work refused on a personal basis. Did have a person in a car club who had some major service work refused due to a tune (Audi RS7). Luckily it seems like half of us were attorneys and went to work on the offensive for him. Audi backed away fairly quickly. Even Audi's mechanic admitted (off the record after the settlement) that he thought there was a defective part that caused catastrophic failure. Ultimately Audi repaired the engine as a "good will"gesture. They were able to continue on telling people it was the tune and Todd got his 5k repair bill dropped to 0. Life goes on. I just wonder how aggressive FCA will be. Either way I just put in a new upstairs AC unit today. So next month when I stop growing about the ac system I will order the EC tune. Probably the air filter, not sure about Exhaust yet. Now do I buy the programmer or just clone an ECU. Oh the decisions one has to make.
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I would do the programmer because it gives you hands on ability to change as you wish, modify things like I did with pedal feel etc. If you do the CAI, do the exhaust, they work together. See their dynos with and without all the various parts. Quite impressive how it all adds up. You will be like me at the end. MY STELVIO IS A KEEPER!

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You make me want to get in the car and drive till I'm out of warranty....

Thought about it a lot, and after my experience lemoning my VW, going to keep mods to a minimum, cause you don't know, and that experience hurt my heart...

So doing exhaust and a sub for now...maybe a piggyback cause cheap/simple....should wait not waste money, know I'll want more...

These engine mod threads make me want to be irresponsible....

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Adding the 110 HP with no mileage issues , better drivability etc..try it, you'll like it....Your best bang for the buck will be the EC tune 1st., exhaust scond, CAI V1 or V2 later.

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You make me want to get in the car and drive till I'm out of warranty....

Thought about it a lot, and after my experience lemoning my VW, going to keep mods to a minimum, cause you don't know, and that experience hurt my heart...

So doing exhaust and a sub for now...maybe a piggyback cause cheap/simple....should wait not waste money, know I'll want more...

These engine mod threads make me want to be irresponsible....
Irresponsible?
Nope I don’t think so.
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whats the best Tuning module in the market for the Stelvio ??

Let me know what you think is the best performing and reliable tuning module for the Stelvio, is it TMC, BMS JB4, ECU, MADNESS.... etc

Hope to get your comments with some dyno results or some data sheet
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Try reading these threads. Its all in there.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TiSport EC Phase 2 w/V2 intake, Remus Catback ~390HP / 442ft-lb Tq Visconti Verde, Chocolate Interior, Quadrofoglio wheels w/PZ4's
2016 Maserati GranTurismo Sport Custom blue tone, Grigio chrono leather w/full interior MC Carbon Fiber trim, NA 4.7L Ferrari V8, stock...for now
2016 Range Rover Sport HSE 3.0SC tuned by ETG 456HP/414Tq, Montalcino Red, Ivory
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Let me know what you think is the best performing and reliable tuning module for the Stelvio, is it TMC, BMS JB4, ECU, MADNESS.... etc

Hope to get your comments with some dyno results or some data sheet



Try reading these threads. Its all in there.Also read about dynoing. That's why we let the tuners do all the bypass stuff necessary. Your butt will have no trouble noticing 110 HP and 137ft-lbs Tq!

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TiSport EC Phase 2 w/V2 intake, Remus Catback ~390HP / 442ft-lb Tq Visconti Verde, Chocolate Interior, Quadrofoglio wheels w/PZ4's
2016 Maserati GranTurismo Sport Custom blue tone, Grigio chrono leather w/full interior MC Carbon Fiber trim, NA 4.7L Ferrari V8, stock...for now
2016 Range Rover Sport HSE 3.0SC tuned by ETG 456HP/414Tq, Montalcino Red, Ivory
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