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Old 02-23-2020, 10:57 AM   #1
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Volo VP 16 Tuner

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I am going to give this tuner a go as its a code reader, remap/ programmer as well as has other cool features. I am keeping my 2002 Boxster S mild in terms of mods so I am hoping this will enhance the exhaust, intake and cayman TB.

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Here is a quick response I got from the seller via eBay:


New message from: voloperformance Top Rated Seller(6,579Green Star)
Thank you for your interest in the Volo Chip. The chip works by replacing the ECU's calculated fuel delivery and timing values stored in the temporary memory of the ECU at up to 256 load points. You can expect around 21 HP and 24 Torque on the Boxster. We believe you will like the VP16. Give it a try, if you have any more questions let us know. Thanks.
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Is this essentially a remap? I am looking to install this on a 2002 boxster s. Any specs for this vehicles with hp and tq? I have exhaust and an intake so its more of mild build/ naturally aspirated car.

Model: volo 16

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Old 02-23-2020, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi all-

I am going to give this tuner a go as its a code reader, remap/ programmer as well as has other cool features. I am keeping my 2002 Boxster S mild in terms of mods so I am hoping this will enhance the exhaust, intake and cayman TB.

Thoughts?

Here is a quick response I got from the seller via eBay:


New message from: voloperformance Top Rated Seller(6,579Green Star)
Thank you for your interest in the Volo Chip. The chip works by replacing the ECU's calculated fuel delivery and timing values stored in the temporary memory of the ECU at up to 256 load points. You can expect around 21 HP and 24 Torque on the Boxster. We believe you will like the VP16. Give it a try, if you have any more questions let us know. Thanks.
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Is this essentially a remap? I am looking to install this on a 2002 boxster s. Any specs for this vehicles with hp and tq? I have exhaust and an intake so its more of mild build/ naturally aspirated car.

Model: volo 16

Thx!
I just spent all of 5 minutes doing some reading on that "chip". I wouldn't touch it. Good luck and, if you do install it... post your results.

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Old 02-23-2020, 04:50 PM   #4
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I will post up all angles and impressions of the unit... i will be honest: I got an offer from them that brought the unit down with tax to 280$ so i figured why not?

If it will actually remap the car and I can at the touch of a button go from stock to remap then it might be worth it... the only thing is that I dont have direct access to a dyno and still need to install my 996 plenum and cayman/ 911 TB. I will try and get base line numbers before the "tune" as well as the butt dyno and the units dyno too.

But, I will be the guinea pig for the 986. I do know that our older ECU's are pretty simple to "tune"... I might have wasted $280 as this unit cant control o2 sensor levels, etc in case I want to run headers which other units can at the 600$ or so level.

Worth a shot?
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Hi all-

I am going to give this tuner a go as its a code reader, remap/ programmer as well as has other cool features. ...
Thoughts?

Here is a quick response I got from the seller via eBay:

...{Generic vendor reply about how great their stuff is}...
I think that you will get more performance from you car by adding one of these VTech units. They have Great reviews, much cheaper, and have five different driving modes: VTech Discover-Driver

In case you want a realistic review of a Volo unit, look here: Bimmerfest Volo Review
That post is from an older model, but see if you can find an actual dyno test (Not the internal dyno on the VP-16) from someone who is not selling it.
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I think that you will get more performance from you car by adding one of these VTech units. They have Great reviews, much cheaper, and have five different driving modes: VTech Discover-Driver
Bought mine on Amazon. Great value mod!

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Worth a shot?
No. Porsche has always used a totally proprietary logic system in their DME, which most OBD II scanners cannot even read.
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Unless you have access to a chassis dyno you are playing with fire . First off it's the only way to know if ANY mods you do have helped or harmed the performance goal . Second and much more important you have to be able to monitor AFR's . Manufacturers/retailers will say anything to sell product ......... buyer beware .
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Hi all-

I am going to give this tuner a go as its a code reader, remap/ programmer as well as has other cool features. I am keeping my 2002 Boxster S mild in terms of mods so I am hoping this will enhance the exhaust, intake and cayman TB.

Thoughts?

Here is a quick response I got from the seller via eBay:


New message from: voloperformance Top Rated Seller(6,579Green Star)
Thank you for your interest in the Volo Chip. The chip works by replacing the ECU's calculated fuel delivery and timing values stored in the temporary memory of the ECU at up to 256 load points. You can expect around 21 HP and 24 Torque on the Boxster. We believe you will like the VP16. Give it a try, if you have any more questions let us know. Thanks.
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Is this essentially a remap? I am looking to install this on a 2002 boxster s. Any specs for this vehicles with hp and tq? I have exhaust and an intake so it’s more of mild build/ naturally aspirated car.

Model: volo 16

Thx!


The object of the game is to get more air into the engine! The DME can easily supply the fuel required for the air metered by the MAF senser as long as the fuel pump & injectors are working as they should . Don't waste your budget on non essential toys.
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Are you Jerks Siamese Twins or just co dependent ?

........ never mind....... you're really, really not worth it.

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