[40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

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Which tuning box ?

JB+ all the way. A more mature company
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58%
Let's give Bluespark a chance/try
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Other brand, far better...
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6%
 
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[40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by M-140i » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 pm

I want to give my B58 engine an easy boost...

Bluespark claims to go from 372 bhp stock to 415. So a good 40 bhp ( http://bluesparkautomotive.com/media/wy ... _m140i.png)
Burger Tuning claims the same, around 40 bhp.

What is your choice ?
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ ou Bluespark ?

Post by sootyvrs » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:02 am

Not saying there is anything wrong with Bluespark but as a few on the forum have reported issues does make me think that the product either is not quite there yet with either R&D and/or quality control.. That's not to say they are not gonna improve but at this moment in time my money would go for the JB+ and another thing I like about it is that you don't need to worry about where you're going to put it ir tidying cables etc... Excellent product that looks so simple to fit or remove...

If I didn't already have a spare JB4 (from previous B48 Mini) I would probably have gone for the JB+
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark ?

Post by markm240i » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 am

M-140i wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 pm
I want to give my B58 engine an easy boost...

Bluespark claims to go from 372 bhp stock to 415. So a good 40 bhp ( http://bluesparkautomotive.com/media/wy ... _m140i.png)
Burger Tuning claims the same, around 40 bhp.

What is your choice ?
372 BHP stock is somewhat optimistic (being polite there).
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark ?

Post by M-140i » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:21 am

markm240i wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 am
M-140i wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 pm
I want to give my B58 engine an easy boost...

Bluespark claims to go from 372 bhp stock to 415. So a good 40 bhp ( http://bluesparkautomotive.com/media/wy ... _m140i.png)
Burger Tuning claims the same, around 40 bhp.

What is your choice ?
372 BHP stock is somewhat optimistic (being polite there).
Then, the 415 bhp prediction too ?
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark ?

Post by jimBabyBMW » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:30 am

M-140i wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:21 am
markm240i wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 am
M-140i wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 pm
I want to give my B58 engine an easy boost...

Bluespark claims to go from 372 bhp stock to 415. So a good 40 bhp ( http://bluesparkautomotive.com/media/wy ... _m140i.png)
Burger Tuning claims the same, around 40 bhp.

What is your choice ?
372 BHP stock is somewhat optimistic (being polite there).
Then, the 415 bhp prediction too ?
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by ClaretFozzy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:01 am

372 bhp stock?!

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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by louisjack23 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:43 am

I'm with Bluespark all over, JB4 levels of performance for pennies. Over 1k miles and not a single problem. Car pulls so bloody hard it's laughable at times.

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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark ?

Post by Maccy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:52 am

markm240i wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 am
M-140i wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 pm
I want to give my B58 engine an easy boost...

Bluespark claims to go from 372 bhp stock to 415. So a good 40 bhp ( http://bluesparkautomotive.com/media/wy ... _m140i.png)
Burger Tuning claims the same, around 40 bhp.

What is your choice ?
372 BHP stock is somewhat optimistic (being polite there).
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by marco_polo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:59 am

If Bluespark are posting dodgy figures, they instantly lose all credibility for me.

Why fudge the figures, just makes the whole operation smell of bullshit?
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by louisjack23 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:04 am

marco_polo wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:59 am
If Bluespark are posting dodgy figures, they instantly lose all credibility for me.

Why fudge the figures, just makes the whole operation smell of bullshit?
All figures were done by Performance Centre in Sunderland. If Bluespark's figures are fudged so are the vast majority of JB4 and JB+

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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by marco_polo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 am

It simply makes themselves look dishonest and disreputable, why would anyone do that?

Do they have contempt for their customer base, thinking we're all idiots?
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Post by Compactpete » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:19 am

Who cares what the actual figures are, it's the seat of the pants dyno that matters.
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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by Benw4z » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:22 am

Hi Guys, first post but been lurking around for a while now. Funny enough I went down the route of adding a JB+ with a BMS intake at the same time. And more than happy with it, easy to fit and feel the car pulls much so harder now. I thinks it's worth every penny and I've had no engine lights (touch wood) so far. Just wish I'd known Bluespark were located round the corner as may have given them a go 😂

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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by louisjack23 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:28 am

marco_polo wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 am
It simply makes themselves look dishonest and disreputable, why would anyone do that?

Do they have contempt for their customer base, thinking we're all idiots?
Who's trying to hide what Marco? Bluespark developed a tuning box and had it tested at an independent rolling road (Of which the owner sells lots of JB4 and JB+) The car was run by that company, the results were given back to Bluespark and displayed.

You're making them out to be fraudulent which is the total opposite of the truth.

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Re: [40 BHP EASY POWER GAIN] Are you, would you be, more JB+ or Bluespark? Or other ?

Post by M-140i » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:41 am

Let's be clear:
Bluespark is not a "340 to 415 bhp" tuning box, it's a +40 bhp tuning box!
Like Burger tuning!

In this sense, I do not really appreciate the fact that they play with the numbers...
If my engine really outputs 340 bhp, the Bluespark box won't push the power to 415 bhp, but to 380.

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