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    Upsolute chip or VT

    Its been on my mind for a while now. Am deciding to have a remap carrired out on my 2000 C70 T5 auto. Its standard and I wont be doing any heavy modifications. I'll probably might drop a panel filter in once remapped. Theres nearly a £300 difference in what each tuner offers. If i choose upsolute and save money, is the 30bhp loss (280bhp as to 310 bhp) really going to make a huge difference. Any comments appreciated.

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    RICA and VT IMHO

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    here we go....again.....!
    http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthre...light=upsolute
    type upsolute or RICA in search, you will be reading all night!! LOL

    personal preference wins this one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by splatt
    here we go....again.....!
    http://www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthre...light=upsolute
    type upsolute or RICA in search, you will be reading all night!! LOL

    personal preference wins this one..
    If they are your only choices then having tried both the 280/310 RICA and the other thingy plus Superchip then its no contest mate, Rica
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    I've got an upsolute in mine and im in the process of saving up to get the RICA. I think that says it all!
    Dave

    1995 854 T5 (upsoloute ecu, koni's etc) sold
    1995 855 T5 (rica 304 and lots of other bits) sold
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    Ammo, you are only round the corner from me; welcome to come out with me in mine ?

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    i'll think i might have to take you up on that.

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    Upsolute of Rica

    Hi all,
    I had my 96 854 done by Simon of Upsolute about 2 years ago and overall I have been very happy with it.

    I went for Upsolute partly because of cost, distance away from Birmingham, but mainly for his home service, which meant I didn't have to take time off work.

    I do however have one complaint and it is something that has been happening since it was done and that is, there is a noticeable flat spot in the upper rev range, when I am accelerating hard.

    Its not outrageous, but it is irratating, particularly if you are pushing on and you end up third lane waiting for what feels like a fuel blockage, to clear.
    ( I have replaced the fuel filter, to no effect).

    I spoke to Simon about it and he told me that he was aware of it happening on other cars and had taken it up with the Upsolute powers that be, to no effect.

    It doesn't appear to be affected every car and its not something that has got me stamping my feet and screming for him to take it out, but you might wish to consider it when making your choice.

    Regards to all,

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    My car has 285bhp - pm me to make some sort of arrangement

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaffronC70
    Ammo, you are only round the corner from me; welcome to come out with me in mine ?

    Chris
    Cant realy give you a definitive answer, but as it appears your fairly local; you're welcome to get a feel of the RICA job on mine…
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    Stuff to do:

    Replace head lamps - got some?
    Get it dirty
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    Your car has 330 whp ! it wouldn't be a fair comparison !

    lol !

    It'd be a giggle though !

    r07s when am I doing your interior then ?!

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    It has 265 whp!!!

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    lol - even so then !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaffronC70
    Your car has 330 whp ! it wouldn't be a fair comparison !

    lol !

    It'd be a giggle though !

    r07s when am I doing your interior then ?!

    Chris
    mate i did it yesterday - jeez what a job! Wish i'd had some experienced hands around as i might not have scratched the new trim
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    Cool

    Hi ammo, come to the Eseex meet and have a go in both of them ( I think Chris is coming) plus any others you fancy it will give you an idea of what to expect. See link.

    www.vpcuk.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8821
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    Yeah, will be a great day.

    I'll pull my finger out and make an appearance !

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