Diesel Tuning Boxes are an easy solution for the people who want some extra power with minimum hassles. In simple terms it is a small box (Resistor, Potentiometer, etc.) which tries to FOOL the ECU in pumping more diesel into the engine.
It is primarily preferred because of its ease of installation & removal. Any person who can drive a car can install & uninstall in 5-10 minutes. It usually does not leave any error codes when scanned with an OBD Scanner. However it has its own advantages & disadvantages.
In the market there are numerous Tuning boxes claiming that they have the best Box. They simply claim they boost the power by crazy numbers at the same time increasing the fuel efficiency. When someone tries to purchase a box they have lots of options & claims which confuse the Potential Buyer.
To make things easy we did a full test of some available boxes. These boxes are either sourced from the makers or taken from the customers who purchased them. We tried our best to perform these tests in identical conditions.
The comparison is to check the
3. Performance overall
4. In-gear Acceleration
5. Turbo Lag
6. Acceleration figures 0-60
7. Acceleration figures 0-100
8. Acceleration figures 0-150
9. Top Speed
13. Ease of use
The list of tuning boxes in comparison is:
4. Race Dynamics
5. Race Chip
7. Engine Cal
We chose the Fiat engine for the test as it can be called the national engine of INDIA with maximum number of vehicles ( Fiat Grande Punto, Linea, Palio, 500, Tata Indica Vista, Manza, Maruti Swift, Ritz, Dezire, SX4) running with it. The Chevrolet Beat also has the same engine with 3 Cylinders. Moreover Fiat sold 4 million units worldwide.
Cars used for the comparison are -
1. Punto 90hp
2. Punto 75hp
3. Indica Vista Quadrajet
4. Indigo Manza Quadrajet 90
5. Old Swift
We now have a OBD scanner & V-Box for the tests along with our regular GPS Phones.
Dyno charts have been prepared for the TOP 3 Contenders.