Anybody experience with PTronic?
Will be taking this route personally along with SYSTEM From Shark Racing Air Intake with a JUN BL Exhaust. Down pipe will come later with mid-pipe when available. Had a piggyback with our GLA45 AMG and it work exceptionally well. Plus you don't have to modify the ECU or take it out and send it to a Tuner. Offers the most power and torque for the money.:wink::grin:Anybody experience with PTronic?
Is this plug&(drive)play?
So you can unplug this in +-10min when the car goes for service and they cant see it was there?
I don't recommend generic tunes at all. "Chipyourcar" is noting but. However to each his own.:grin:I have a chip from "chipyourcar.com", I spoke with one of the owners and they stated they dyno tuned and tested their program. It isn't a full performance chip as it only adjusts fuel/air map.
Has anyone else tried this? They stated they have sold 150 units so far.
I have not noticed any difference :/
I agree with a lot of what you said however you can't make blanket statements like "adding a chip to any car will do nothing for performance" in this instance you are correct, (although this really isn't a chip). A real chip is physically attached to ECU or PCM which is how we tuned EFI vehicles such as the Grand Nationals, 87 - 04 Mustangs, Trucks, Camaros, Corvettes, etc... back in the day. This method is still doable on a few vehicles these days (mostly European and it is VERY difficult and requires unsoldering the chips from the ECU/PCM), however most of them are now done by reflashing the calibration through the OBD port. A dyno is not required to do this, however it is a very useful tool to have and makes it a lot easier...I will also add to what is stated again adding a chip to any car will do nothing for performance, these are not Dyno tested and what JR stated I can guarantee you that this chip tuner did not have a KONA in for R&D all are generic for specified engine but the 1.6 in the Kona has a few differences from the Elantra so this is what slightly set ours apart . Also beware of tunes and chips from out of the Country as they will "not" back their tune and you are left with a 3500 lb paper weight.
Chips only fool the ECU into changing parameters where as a Dyno tune will change everything from shift points to decreasing turbo lag and drop of at 4250 rpms.
Again if you plan on wanting more power you have to Go big or Go home, and a chip will never give you 40 plus hp and never will it give you it to the wheels in order to gain that in real hp you have to add a - Full Intake, DP with high flow cat, get rid of the restrictive muffler.
Simple easy mod without any tune is a Intake adding up to 10 hp.
Dyno's are how real tuners and performance individuals get real whp not chips.
Also FYI the KONA 1.6T stock has 193 whp on 93 octane.
I'll let you know about the piggyback when the PTronic? is order, received and installed along with the other modification. Should be quite a good boost in power. Going to have to do something about the handling bias though. Too much oversteer at the apex of turn during really spirited driving.