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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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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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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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Ste8270 said:
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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Ste8270 said:
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/opel/antara/antara./2-2-cdti-135kw/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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I'm looking forward to your review of this, I can't get mine just yet but my mind is made up about getting one. I'm hoping the extra torque will help stop it constantly revving up on slight gradients, I think it will make a very big difference to the fuel economy. Plus 200BHP could be nice ;-)
 

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brian84 said:
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?
It was just a case of advance it a click and see what happens. Tbh I can't remember what it's set at just now but I can check once your up and running.
 

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That's my race chip arrived and fitted to the car, I had to fill the with fuel anyway so it was perfect timing so I've reset all the perimeters and i'll post updates.

So far the auto box is working fine with it and hopefully there won't be any issues but the race chip is allowed to be sent back within 15 days if there are any issues.
 

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That's me now had the box installed for 3 days. I've turned up the left hand dial slightly and its making such a massive difference, the car seems to be running smoother and the engine isn't reving as high with the auto box as there is power available low down.

The fuel economy has really improved, I was getting 25.7mpg pottering around town but now i'm currently sitting at 32.5mpg doing the same journeys. From a full tank the computer would say 401 miles to empty and would end up getting 364. The computer with the chip is saying 448 to empty, i've currently done 40 miles since filling up and the computer is currently reading 410 to empty. So heres hoping.
 

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Brian, I found my computer was over reading by 2 MPG after fitting my chip using tank to tank fill calculations. But even after taking that in to account, it still means between 10 and 20 % better MPG depending on driving conditions.

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That's good to know about how the auto is with the racechip, it needs to rev lower. Thanks for the review, I will be ordering mine soon :)
 

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Thanks Grumps :) I have bought a second hand one but its from a 2.0, when it arrives if it doesn't match your pic I know I need a new lead :-(
 
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