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post #1 of 144 (permalink) Old 23rd March 2013, 20:46 Thread Starter
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Fir anyone who hasnt seen or used one here is some information on fitting a racechip tuning box which myself and a few other Antara owners have fitted and have had very good results with.

Www.racechip.de is the website I ordered on Monday evening and it arrived today (Wednesday) before 12.

It's a well made bit of kit.







It is very easy to fit 20min max and that was tying up the cables etc. I removed the air cleaner box lid to get the engine cover off and it take longer to do this than it does to connect the module itself.

Here is a quick pic of it fitted



So what did it do after a quick trip. I did my usual Wednesday night run. It's an 22mile trip there and back on the way there sitting at my usual 75-80 with a short trip through town and then back again WITHOUT the racechip fitted I managed 31.2 mpg.

I then fitted the racechip and again did the same trip going at the same speed to pick her up. Now bearing in mind I was in the car myself I got the following mpg on the way to collect her



I don't think. I Have ever got anywhere near those figures on a dual carriageway trip. I was pretty amazed and that's the box at the factory settings.

By the time I did the return trip back to my house it dropped a bit but was still a lot better than I usually get.

I have had it fitted now for 6 months without any problems. To be honest I couldn't go back to not having it.

I have done a couple of adjustments and getting even better torque making the Antara much better to drive.

Is it worth fitting one of these. Yes it's paid for itself ages ago and makes driving the Antara much more fun.

I regularly get over 40mpg on A road trips sitting at 55-60mph.
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post #2 of 144 (permalink) Old 24th March 2013, 16:51
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I have one fitted on the old 2.0 L diesel Antara andgettingan extra 4 - 5 mpg on average. Also as Grumps says, it makes the Antara more fun to drive.

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might have to look in to one of thouse I was looking in to geting the dtuk tuning box but this looks like a cheeper option
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post #4 of 144 (permalink) Old 28th March 2013, 18:11
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A few people have fitted the Racechip unit to Antaras and all been happy with it. Have a look on their website at www.racechip.de and make up your own mind. But we have found, it does what it says without any problems.

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post #5 of 144 (permalink) Old 4th June 2013, 16:25
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Hi, has anybody fitted one of these to an auto?
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post #6 of 144 (permalink) Old 4th June 2013, 22:20
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Hi, has anybody fitted one of these to an auto?

I'm really interested in this as well but have the same question as you so i've emailed them asking if its ok to use with an auto so as soon as they come back to me i'll let you know
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That's a good idea, and I will be really interested in the reply. It surprises me nobody with an auto has fitted one, it would have been nice to get a review from someone but I suppose somebody always has to be first ;-)

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That's a good idea, and I will be really interested in the reply. It surprises me nobody with an auto has fitted one, it would have been nice to get a review from someone but I suppose somebody always has to be first ;-)

That's racechip got back to me:


Dear Sir,

thank you for your Mail.

It does not matter if your car is an automatic one.

Here the link to your car.

http://www.racechip.com/chiptuning/o...35kw/index.php

With other questions we are available with pleasure to you.
Please feel free to contact us by mail or telephone.
So we can respond individually to your concerns.
Please don't delete the old messages, just because we can answer you
faster then.

Kind regards

Verena Pares
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You won't be disappointed guys.
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Hi Grumps

That's me just ordered mine on your review of it, what setting did you find best in the end for the car?
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