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Just another pete'd punto

Discussion in 'Engine and Drivetrain' started by infernal, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. infernal

    infernal

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    Gurgaon
    Hey,

    I got a pete's box for my punto recently and it’s a pretty vfm mod, nothing extreme though.

    The 1st gear acceleration is still...pathetic, 2nd gear is a little more revvable, switch to third and boom you go, 70-80 in no time, 95-100 is a struggle, switch to 4th gear and 120-130 in no time and finally to 5th, easiley goes upto150-155, though ive topped 170-72
    One more interesting thing that i noticed is while driving at say 10-20 kmph on the third gear, the car pulls up to 70-80 in no time, the turbo lack has decreased, if not disappeared!

    I'm currently running the box on stock settings, might move a tad further after a few k kms
    Also replaced the stock air filter with k&n filter

    Next mod is gunna be a good set of rims and tires, trying to source OZ rims(98 pcd) from uk,
    Check this out:
    http://www.ozracing.com/at-team/wheels/ ... ismo-gt/en

    Till then, boom!
  2. gautamkhadse

    gautamkhadse Regolare

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  3. infernal

    infernal

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    Gurgaon
    are they available in 98 pcd?
  4. royj

    royj Esperto

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    Trivandrum
    @ infernal.
    Cool! The third gear driveability is very useful in city traffic.
    How much did it cost you the Petes box + K&N
    Did you use a stock replacement from K&N or a different (conical) one?
  5. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Wow !! Thanks for the update infernal

    Could you upload pics of the installment ? Where have you placed the box in the engine compartment ?
  6. infernal

    infernal

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    hey

    the petes box costs around 28k and k&n stock replacement filter for 5k
    not gone for a conical filter, might have to swtich to CAI in a while

    sorry, i didnt take pictures of the install, the box is sitting behind the battery
  7. infernal

    infernal

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    Gurgaon
    Just clicked some pics

    The connector going to pete's box
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    The connector going to engine
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    Both connectors coupled together
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    Petes box sitting behind the battery, covered with bubble bag
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  8. Sumit

    Sumit Superiore

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    Punto is already tuned best for performance and FE. i think there is no need for pete's box.
  9. Chaos

    Chaos Regolare

    Sumit, you crack me up..!! :evilsmile :evilsmile BEST???

    try driving a diesel car equipped with a tuning box... and you WILL be :shocked :shocked :up :uh :mrgreen:
  10. infernal

    infernal

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    Best tuned for FE i'd say, for performance i'd say its as slow as a tortoise
    Compare it with a swift ddis, i20 crdi or ford figo, if you havent already and u'll be amazed how slow the punto is.
    With the tuning box, it at least feels at par with rest of the cars in the segment

    Also, theres a difference between need and want! Want for more power i mean!

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