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Racecip vs Chip express

Post by cabal » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:56 pm

Has anybody tried either one of those chip boxes?
It looks like they are the best amongst off the shelf chip boxes, however, before making any decision I would like to get some feedback.
My car is a 120d xdrive 190bhp
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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by LamaV3 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:16 am

Before ,I had a F20 118i with racechip, my comment is slightly netgetive.......it gave me extra power, 0-100km/h got 0.6 seconds faster.But the power didn't keep stable,and also not smooth. After 2 months ,I changed back to TMC
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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by jason@bwchiptune » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:06 am

If you want to buy them I can test them on the Dyno
So you can show everyone

The problems start after about 1 1/2 -2 weeks after these boxes are fitted

Customers think they are good as they have never had a proper remap on there cars to compare it to

Here's a 730d f01 tested using the race chip diesel box
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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by cabal » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:41 pm

Wow looks crap...

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Post by jason@bwchiptune » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:46 pm

cabal wrote:Wow looks crap...

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by leeadam » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:34 pm

my m235 has been running one for 6 months, dyno run showed it running 378 bhp and it feels it. no issues. its the Racechip Pro 2, u get more power with Racechip ultimate

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by cabal » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:55 pm

I am really confused... I am tempted to go for it but some negative feedback put me off...help please

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:29 pm

For what it is worth, I fitted a RaceChip One into my M235i. This was the lowest priced product in their range (now no longer available for the M235i) but promised up to 54 hp in power gains.

Car does feel slightly quicker but I took it to Surrey Rolling Dynos and regardless of which map I had used, it was only providing about 20 hp extra. Car is also idling more rough than it used to.

Spoke to their customer services team and they have raised this with their devs. Awaiting a responsw from them.

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:28 pm

SAinSurrey wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:29 pm
For what it is worth, I fitted a RaceChip One into my M235i. This was the lowest priced product in their range (now no longer available for the M235i) but promised up to 54 hp in power gains.

Car does feel slightly quicker but I took it to Surrey Rolling Dynos and regardless of which map I had used, it was only providing about 20 hp extra. Car is also idling more rough than it used to.

Spoke to their customer services team and they have raised this with their devs. Awaiting a responsw from them.

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Will be interesting to hear how you get on as I have the same one as you on my M235i.

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm

alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:29 pm
For what it is worth, I fitted a RaceChip One into my M235i. This was the lowest priced product in their range (now no longer available for the M235i) but promised up to 54 hp in power gains.

Car does feel slightly quicker but I took it to Surrey Rolling Dynos and regardless of which map I had used, it was only providing about 20 hp extra. Car is also idling more rough than it used to.

Spoke to their customer services team and they have raised this with their devs. Awaiting a responsw from them.

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Will be interesting to hear how you get on as I have the same one as you on my M235i.
Chip has been posted back to Germany for reprogramming. They seem to be quite good with customer service but we will see what happens when it comes back.

Funny, asked them why it has been discontinued for the M235i and the customer services agent couldnt answer. Said maybe because they have the newer top of the range RaceChip that has been launched. Doesnt make much sense though.

Also noticed the performance figures quoted for the other RaceChips for the Mx35is have also decreased.

How have you found it on your M235i? What settings have you tried?

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by Octavius » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:01 pm

I’m running a RaceChip Pro box. My car now snakes up the road If i floor it. Couldn’t be happier for £200.
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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:27 pm

SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm
alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:29 pm
For what it is worth, I fitted a RaceChip One into my M235i. This was the lowest priced product in their range (now no longer available for the M235i) but promised up to 54 hp in power gains.

Car does feel slightly quicker but I took it to Surrey Rolling Dynos and regardless of which map I had used, it was only providing about 20 hp extra. Car is also idling more rough than it used to.

Spoke to their customer services team and they have raised this with their devs. Awaiting a responsw from them.

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Will be interesting to hear how you get on as I have the same one as you on my M235i.
Chip has been posted back to Germany for reprogramming. They seem to be quite good with customer service but we will see what happens when it comes back.

Funny, asked them why it has been discontinued for the M235i and the customer services agent couldnt answer. Said maybe because they have the newer top of the range RaceChip that has been launched. Doesnt make much sense though.

Also noticed the performance figures quoted for the other RaceChips for the Mx35is have also decreased.

How have you found it on your M235i? What settings have you tried?

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To be honest I’ve never tried any other settings. I wasn’t under the impression that there were anymore? I never fitted it. It was fitted when I bought it from the classifieds on here. I’ll need to have a look and see if there are others.
I do think mine feels quicker but not sure if it’s around 54bhp quicker though. Maybe be try and follow you by sending it back questioning its validity?? Lol
Did the other settings on yours make it feel any different??

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:10 pm

alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm
alex020869 wrote: Will be interesting to hear how you get on as I have the same one as you on my M235i.
Chip has been posted back to Germany for reprogramming. They seem to be quite good with customer service but we will see what happens when it comes back.

Funny, asked them why it has been discontinued for the M235i and the customer services agent couldnt answer. Said maybe because they have the newer top of the range RaceChip that has been launched. Doesnt make much sense though.

Also noticed the performance figures quoted for the other RaceChips for the Mx35is have also decreased.

How have you found it on your M235i? What settings have you tried?

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To be honest I’ve never tried any other settings. I wasn’t under the impression that there were anymore? I never fitted it. It was fitted when I bought it from the classifieds on here. I’ll need to have a look and see if there are others.
I do think mine feels quicker but not sure if it’s around 54bhp quicker though. Maybe be try and follow you by sending it back questioning its validity?? Lol
Did the other settings on yours make it feel any different??
Did the box come with a manual? You need a torx 10 screwdriver to open it up and there are two dials on the motherboard. The settings you needed to use was on the manual.

I agree, car is quicker but not 54hp quicker.

If you want a copy of the manual, I can try scan it across to you

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by alex020869 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:26 pm

SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:10 pm
alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm
Chip has been posted back to Germany for reprogramming. They seem to be quite good with customer service but we will see what happens when it comes back.

Funny, asked them why it has been discontinued for the M235i and the customer services agent couldnt answer. Said maybe because they have the newer top of the range RaceChip that has been launched. Doesnt make much sense though.

Also noticed the performance figures quoted for the other RaceChips for the Mx35is have also decreased.

How have you found it on your M235i? What settings have you tried?

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To be honest I’ve never tried any other settings. I wasn’t under the impression that there were anymore? I never fitted it. It was fitted when I bought it from the classifieds on here. I’ll need to have a look and see if there are others.
I do think mine feels quicker but not sure if it’s around 54bhp quicker though. Maybe be try and follow you by sending it back questioning its validity?? Lol
Did the other settings on yours make it feel any different??
Did the box come with a manual? You need a torx 10 screwdriver to open it up and there are two dials on the motherboard. The settings you needed to use was on the manual.

I agree, car is quicker but not 54hp quicker.

If you want a copy of the manual, I can try scan it across to you

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Just found a he manual that was in the box. Has a quick look at it and will mess around with it. Did any adjustments work any differently for you??
When did they say you would receive it back from Germany?

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Re: Racecip vs Chip express

Post by SAinSurrey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:30 pm

alex020869 wrote:
SAinSurrey wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:10 pm
alex020869 wrote:
To be honest I’ve never tried any other settings. I wasn’t under the impression that there were anymore? I never fitted it. It was fitted when I bought it from the classifieds on here. I’ll need to have a look and see if there are others.
I do think mine feels quicker but not sure if it’s around 54bhp quicker though. Maybe be try and follow you by sending it back questioning its validity?? Lol
Did the other settings on yours make it feel any different??
Did the box come with a manual? You need a torx 10 screwdriver to open it up and there are two dials on the motherboard. The settings you needed to use was on the manual.

I agree, car is quicker but not 54hp quicker.

If you want a copy of the manual, I can try scan it across to you

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Just found a he manual that was in the box. Has a quick look at it and will mess around with it. Did any adjustments work any differently for you??
When did they say you would receive it back from Germany?
The settings in the box didnt work. When I called the helpline, they said there are two additional settings. put switch 1 on zero or two and switch 2 on 1.

It did feel slightly more aggressive but not too much of a difference.

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