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Has anyone used the Racechip or Gan Tuning box on their car. Seems legit and easy to remove if needed but I’ve heard mixed reviews; although most jBe been good. I have seen some posts though that day they the safety features in the engine will render the box useless over time.
 

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I have a scorcher but haven't installed it yet --- on account of living downtown Toronto with no garage and it being -12 outside lol.

Lots of people liked them though as an interim before they flashed their ECU.
 

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Well being that it’s my daily and it’s new with a warranty, I figured this would be a good option as it is easily removed. Also I saw a you tube video between 2 Elantra sports, one with a Scorcher and one with a Lap3 Tune and the module won. I was surprised.
 

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Has anyone utilized one of these boost controllers and would I need a tune for it?
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I have a scorcher but haven't installed it yet --- on account of living downtown Toronto with no garage and it being -12 outside lol.

Lots of people liked them though as an interim before they flashed their ECU.
Just curious, have you had a chance to install it? If so, how have you liked it so far?
 

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Just curious, have you had a chance to install it? If so, how have you liked it so far?
Yeah I've been running it for almost a month now and although I really like it, it's not quite as predictable as an actual ECU tune would be(I'm guessing).

It surpasses what the car can handle stock though, so I'm currently looking at upgrading both the BOV and Wastegate Solenoids.

I should be picking them up tomorrow, but not sure when I'll be able to install them.
 

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The bov you can do pretty easily with a 10mm wrench, some elbow grease and a zip tie for the new one all from the top. But wastegate solenoid you want a jack and definitely have to go from under. Definitely a bigger job than the bov.
 

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Ok, so I received the tuning box and I can say that I immediately noticed that the power delivery is much smoother, throttle response is way better and turbo lag is non existent. I was able to shave of 3 tenths of a second off my 0-60 time in warm weather. Mid range is better as well. I will use the default setting for a couple hundred miles and then move to the next setting and see how that works out. For 200.00 I think it was a nice improvement.
 

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Ok, so I received the tuning box and I can say that I immediately noticed that the power delivery is much smoother, throttle response is way better and turbo lag is non existent. I was able to shave of 3 tenths of a second off my 0-60 time in warm weather. Mid range is better as well. I will use the default setting for a couple hundred miles and then move to the next setting and see how that works out. For 200.00 I think it was a nice improvement.
How does this compare to the GAN?
 
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