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« on: April 18, 2007, 09:26:26 PM »

Evening everyone, sorry its been a long time just busy at the mo at the start on the motor racing season.

I have asked a few power house tuners about winding up my 130 BHP Gal to 150 BHP, To start with i have been told,
A- Before doing it new cambelt and water pump to be fitted, then
B- £350 for the privilege for 20 HP more.

Has anyone had this done is it a great difference?

I am really doing it as the display trailer i pull is heavy, i don't know the exact weight but the tow hitch on it is for 1.7 tonnes rating. I am looking more for loads more torque rather than 20 more BHP. I am towing mainly in 5th gear around 2000 ish revs as that is about 60 mph, cant get it to go into 6th as it likes to try and labour the engine too much. Fuel consumption is halved when towing about 21 to the galleon.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 10:34:55 AM »

hmmm...well 5th gear is the better gear for towing at 60 - Dependant on certain things (ascending/descending - altitude etc).

More power will always help as long as you can get the power to the tarmac...but im wondering if you need a bigger car altogether to tow what your towing? i would be worried about the amount of stress being put on other components with more power + heavy weight on the back.

i would be tempted to price up a car change, from galaxy to a grand voyager, 2.8 diesel - as a new cambelt/waterpump/and tuning would add up to a small pot of gold!

Mind you, maybe like me, you like the galaxy too much?

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 09:26:35 PM »

Hi Matt,

This was a Vehicle change, at first i towed it home from Warrington to Kent with my 1.9 D Berlingo Van!!, Took over 5 hrs as was drafting Artics just to pull over 50 mph :'(!!

The previous owner who had the trailer towed it with a Gal but its the motorways that kill the speed down as it stands about 3 feet taller than the Gal!!

And yes of course since owning the gal from just before Chrimbo i haven't had such a useful/practical vehicle before and the car is part of the family with my 2 year old calling it "Daddy's Bus"!  Cheesy


I have tried to put in a picture, hope you can see it??

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007, 09:40:15 PM »

I know it might be a bit far to travel to but I've heard good things about www.chipboost.com (based in North Yorkshire)

They claim to be able to boost the 130 up to 175 bhp and improve the torque too. They provide bespoke remapping depending on your needs. might be worth the milage to get exactly what you're looking for when towing??
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007, 09:56:17 PM »

How about trying   www.superchips.co.uk

They claim a 31 bhp power and 51nm (38 lb/ft) torque increase with their superchip on the 130 bhp models .

Cost is £499 and they have dealers in Kent at the following locations

Aylesford
Mid Kent Vehicle Services
Unit D17, Larkfield Trad. Estate New Hythe Lane Larkfield
Aylesford
ME20 6SW
T : 01622 794499


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F : 0208 298 0228
E : sales@sanspeed.superchips.co.uk
W : www.sanspeed.superchips.co.uk


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Kent Autopanels Ltd Shorncliffe Motor Park Ross Way
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T : 01303 249656

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 09:59:31 PM »

Thanks everyone,

I will contact these couple of people and see what the general do's and don'ts are so will let you all know.

Thanks

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 10:15:02 PM »

We also get 10% club discount from Supertune down your way - not quite sure what they do, but James has all the details if you PM him.

http://www.fgoc.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,288.0.html
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 10:22:33 PM »

sanspeed in bexleyheath i know very well,an my self would steer well clear,and there prices are a joke,,

walz(paul).pm me dude,or give me a call,if you still have the mobil number..

can get u a great price from supertune
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2007, 10:36:40 PM »

Hi Fordpwr,

Yer will bell you tomorrow about lunchtime, i did PM you yesterday, didn't you get it?

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007, 10:42:19 PM »

yes sorry dude,been busy paul,,

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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2008, 08:52:08 PM »

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We also get 10% club discount from Supertune down your way - not quite sure what they do, but James has all the details if you PM him.

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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2008, 11:52:05 PM »

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Evening everyone, sorry its been a long time just busy at the mo at the start on the motor racing season.

I have asked a few power house tuners about winding up my 130 BHP Gal to 150 BHP, To start with i have been told,
A- Before doing it new cambelt and water pump to be fitted, then
B- £350 for the privilege for 20 HP more.

Has anyone had this done is it a great difference?

I am really doing it as the display trailer i pull is heavy, i don't know the exact weight but the tow hitch on it is for 1.7 tonnes rating. I am looking more for loads more torque rather than 20 more BHP. I am towing mainly in 5th gear around 2000 ish revs as that is about 60 mph, cant get it to go into 6th as it likes to try and labour the engine too much. Fuel consumption is halved when towing about 21 to the galleon.

Thanks

Walz
hi iown abig caravan the  galaxy ihave is 115 bhp ihave fitted apower box and kn filter ihave 150bhp this power is enough iwanted a 130 bhp as you have but ran out of time wating for acar ican sit on motorway  in france at 60mph in 6speed no problems except wind caravan loaded   1800kg total weight towable 2000kgbraked addison
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2008, 01:56:41 PM »

Hi Guys, just a thought, don't forget the 85% rule. I know its only a guide and not law, but some insurances will use ANY excuse to get out of paying a claim. If I'm speaking out of turn, just tell me to bu**er off!!

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2008, 03:05:39 PM »

The 85% 'rule', is only a guidline not an offical rule, so you aint breaking any laws towing at more than 85%, so as such the insurance companies cant use it against you.

As long as you stick within the cars max tow limit, nose weight, and your licence (3.5 ton max train weight if test passed after 1997), and the trailer/caravan is loaded correctly its fine.

My current caravan is only 65% of the gals kerbweight, but when we had a vectra and a different van, we were towing at 97% with no problems what so ever.

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