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For anyone interested in not critizing, I installed my Racechip yesterday and it's awesome!
I have driven a few S models that I was interested in last year, and this chip felt like it was more than that, as the numbers showed.
To confirm this subjective opinion, I just got back from a dealership that had an S for sale and I was correct, you see get more pull with this tune. To be honest this is just a biased opinion I obviously did not throw it on the dyno.
I'm sure some will criticize etc. but just in case you were curious like i was, but didn't want to fork out 4 times that for a remap ( that works), and no one had tried it, this tune works very well and can be removed in seconds.
I must also note that the super V6 340 variant is a major reason it works so well. It's basically the perfect motor to use this on, as it's de'tuned. I'm quite sure it would be virtually useless in other motors.
Can you share some photos of your car tuning setup?
 

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I can take a pic, but it's very very basic. It's just the turbo boost and the MAP sensors unplugged and replugged in a harness with a racechip and zip ties to keep things in place.
On another note... like you, I just finished changing my cladding, i painted it all. The body is all BRG in the front to match an R sport (when I put the fog lights in), and the sides and back I just finshed. I painted the back black gloss. It's was some work prepping to be honest but it matched pretty well I think.
I think all do the calipers in a dark red next?
I am interested. Can you share some pictures of your tuning setup? Thanks
 

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I can take a pic, but it's very very basic. It's just the turbo boost and the MAP sensors unplugged and replugged in a harness with a racechip and zip ties to keep things in place.
Is your racechip still working good? 7 fine tuning mappings that I am wondering how it works
After all your car is looking good!
 

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Thanks, and sorry I haven't remembered to take a pic, but i will. Here is is the tune in a nutshell..... the chip is just changing a few parameters before it even gets to your ECU. In my motor a 3.0L Supercharged 340hp variant, it is undertuned. This chip simply puts it close to the S models numbers with a little more torque than the S model.
It works well, you will feel it in all modes and ranges but I liked the ease of taking it out quickly if I go to the dealership, or I would have done a better tune (like the VelocityAP). I got the basic racechip for 299euro. The mapping is just marketing BS in my opinion, ignore that. When you change 1 map it alters the numbers about 1-2%, which is nothing. I suggest buying the cheapest racechip. Also consider what motor you have (as a 3.0L S with 380 would see very little increase), despite what they claim at racechip. Hope that helps, cheers



a pic, but it's very very basic. It's just the turbo boost and the MAP sensors unplugged and replugged in a harness with a racechip and zip ties to keep things in place.
Is your racechip still working good? 7 fine tuning mappings that I am wondering how it works
After all your car is looking good![/QUOTE]
 

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Secondly, this is not true. If you have my V6 at the 340 Variant it's just a plain dumb comment.

No offense but how is this dumb? I have owned and worked on many sports cars over the years and these we call 'Liar's boxes'.
Works the same as putting your car in Sport mode (Dynamic) and the selector in 'S'.
Try it, :D

I have a 340HP V6 Prestige myself and until you come back with a dyno sheet or actual slip form a dragway (Or at least pictures of you using a VBOX or equivalent), I chalk down your butt-seat-o-meter performance increase as a psychological farce..

It is 'simple' to plug in and unplug when you go to the dealer.
REAL tunes on cars work as they actually change fuel mappings/ timings / firing , fuel pressues, etc.. etc... (Different things on difference cars)
but sadly void our warranty on our cars.
 

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I'm not too sure where to start.... but I am at the very least surprised by your blurb.
Your basic premise that there is only "real tunes" defined by entire remaps is wrong. That is not the same thing. This is not a remap, like the one VelocityAP offers. That is more expensive and offers more in return. This is a "chip" that alters the way the computer (under it's current state) reads the environment. By changing those external variables the computer then sends more fuel, air or whatever.... but it acts differently then it did, and the car responds, and goes faster.
Like everything, there are cheap fakes, but what exactly is your point here? When is there not cheap fraudulent versions that claim whatever they want? You worked on sports cars. What exactly did you do?
Is there a psychological variable? Yes, I would think there is, but again, what is that point? There is a psychological component on my confidence when I loose winter weight, hit the gym and walk around all summer, I feel good and strong, is that to say I didn't lose the weight?
Here is the dyno sheet you asked for, showing the result of a chip, on a Honda, from a another thread on this forum.
T.

Secondly, this is not true. If you have my V6 at the 340 Variant it's just a plain dumb comment.

No offense but how is this dumb? I have owned and worked on many sports cars over the years and these we call 'Liar's boxes'.
Works the same as putting your car in Sport mode (Dynamic) and the selector in 'S'.
Try it, /forum/images/FPaceForum/smilies/tango_face_grin.png

I have a 340HP V6 Prestige myself and until you come back with a dyno sheet or actual slip form a dragway (Or at least pictures of you using a VBOX or equivalent), I chalk down your butt-seat-o-meter performance increase as a psychological farce..

It is 'simple' to plug in and unplug when you go to the dealer.
REAL tunes on cars work as they actually change fuel mappings/ timings / firing , fuel pressues, etc.. etc... (Different things on difference cars)
but sadly void our warranty on our cars.
 

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No offense but how is this dumb? I have owned and worked on many sports cars over the years and these we call 'Liar's boxes'.
Works the same as putting your car in Sport mode (Dynamic) and the selector in 'S'.
Try it, :D

I have a 340HP V6 Prestige myself and until you come back with a dyno sheet or actual slip form a dragway (Or at least pictures of you using a VBOX or equivalent), I chalk down your butt-seat-o-meter performance increase as a psychological farce..

It is 'simple' to plug in and unplug when you go to the dealer.
REAL tunes on cars work as they actually change fuel mappings/ timings / firing , fuel pressues, etc.. etc... (Different things on difference cars)
but sadly void our warranty on our cars.
Not trying to be argumentative but you have provided no data to prove this is a “liars box”. I don’t know if this is or is not a good solution, but your opinion is based on the same bias that you are arguing against.

I do have real life data with before and after Dyno pulls to show a very similar solution worked phenomenally well on the old VW 1.8T motors. On the dyno it showed a 43hp and 55tq gain at the wheels.

To your point about tunes, of course they are generally superior in every way (when I upgraded that 1.8t to a tune I gained another 40hp and 48tq).

As for the race chip, I can’t discount it yet until I see some proof that it doesn’t provide any HP/TQ gains on a before and after dyno.

Not sure I’m willing to try at this point but someone should.
 

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Red_rooster9,
I'm a new Jag owner having just bought a 35T F-Pace. I saw your post about loving your Racechip from a couple years back. Do you still have it and do you still like it? There seem to be very few chip options that are legitimate (VelocityAP and Racechip). The Velocity seems very expensive for what little torque you get, and I'm not seeing much feedback on the Racechips for our SUVs. Any suggestions are appreciated! We love the 340hp, but it would be nice to get it closer to 400 like the Macan Turbo.
Thanks, TRS
 

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Red_rooster9,
I'm a new Jag owner having just bought a 35T F-Pace. I saw your post about loving your Racechip from a couple years back. Do you still have it and do you still like it? There seem to be very few chip options that are legitimate (VelocityAP and Racechip). The Velocity seems very expensive for what little torque you get, and I'm not seeing much feedback on the Racechips for our SUVs. Any suggestions are appreciated! We love the 340hp, but it would be nice to get it closer to 400 like the Macan Turbo.
Thanks, TRS
If they don't get back to you, I just ordered one for my S that I also just bought. It won't be immediately, but Ive been playing with different programmers and I liked some. I'll say that I did go through the whole part of checkout except for the purchase, and they sent me an email that was for 10% off. A few days later, I ordered the top one with the app and it had become a 15% discount. So I was more than willing to give it a shot at that price!
 

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If they don't get back to you, I just ordered one for my S that I also just bought. It won't be immediately, but Ive been playing with different programmers and I liked some. I'll say that I did go through the whole part of checkout except for the purchase, and they sent me an email that was for 10% off. A few days later, I ordered the top one with the app and it had become a 15% discount. So I was more than willing to give it a shot at that price!
P-Face, thank you for the reply! So you ordered the Racechip GTS Black? Definitely let me know how you like it after intalling! I've also been looking at one from TDI Tuning. It promises some impressive numbers and I'm finding great reviews on the company, though not a whole lot of info on their Jaguar chips or F-Pace chips specifically. How are you liking your new F-Pace? We love ours, so sporty and comfortable to drive and the thing did great in 10" of fresh snow this year.
 

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I hope it will be of help. I did get the GTS Black. I think they even sent it 2nd day air from Germany, so already impressed with what I've experienced. Also ordered the GoPro Max and will be posting some videos of prior to, stock with installed, etc in some varying situations. It won't be a racecar, but I like to have sleeper power in reserve.

As for how I like it, I came from a 2015 Silverado LTZ with the 6.2 and Max Tow package. It was fun, fast, and had a function, still felt like a luxury car, but you remembered when it was time to find a parking spot, turn in a tight spot, fill the tank for daily use. This is my first foray into luxury anything. I can guarantee that what I have seen with the 2020 S so far; as well as Jag's customer service, Jag will keep me as a customer for the foreseeable future.

I'm in central Oregon and know we will soon enough get to test it in the snow and ice. From what I have been able to play and do with the F-Pace, I cannot wait for it!
 
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