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Old 01 March 2007, 08:22   #1
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power boost for range rover

i have got a bmw engined range rover 2.5 turbo diesel 1996 model has anyone had any experience of chipping them for more power and torque ?
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Old 01 March 2007, 08:34   #2
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Yes

I hav driven one that was owned by a guy called Tim Fry in Cheltenham, He runs a large Landrover only garage (not a dealership) and is well know in the 4x4 world, does all the shows etc.

It had a switch under the dash that had two stages. Stage 1 made it perform considerably better than than standard. Stage 2 was more like driving a V8 (with fuel consumption to boot)

If you phone Tim and ask him he will recommend which ones are worth fitting and which ones arent.

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Hi I had my D3 done by these guys about a year ago gave me an extra 50HP & better fuel consumption!!
http://www.turbochip.ltd.uk/
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Van Aaken are one of the most respected. They do the smartbox that can be removed if you need to.

Power raised from: 136 Bhp to 161 Bhp
100 KW to 118 KW


Torque raised from: 198 Lbft to 229 Lbft
268 Nm to 310 Nm

http://www.vanaaken.com/europe/index...ename=smartbox

They sometimes come up on Ebay or adtrader.
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i have got a bmw engined range rover 2.5 turbo diesel 1996 model has anyone had any experience of chipping them for more power and torque ?
Yes try a Briggs and Stratton (lawnmower )Engine in its place....
Once a sewing machine, always a sewing machine..

Just get in hoc up to your eyes and change it for the new TDV8...
That will do it nicely,, they have a nice range now.
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You want a bigger intercooler as well as a chip IMHO

Have a look at Allards or J J Fearn, seems to be two of the best respected names as far as Land Rovers go.
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136hp I thought the range rover drivers I see were just slow , but with that much power in a vehicle that big they must be flat out . My old maverick is slow enough with similar power .
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i have got a bmw engined range rover 2.5 turbo diesel 1996 model has anyone had any experience of chipping them for more power and torque ?
Run out of pills have you Paul? never mind you can pop over and have some of mine.
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136hp I thought the range rover drivers I see were just slow , but with that much power in a vehicle that big they must be flat out . My old maverick is slow enough with similar power .
That engine was never really at it's best in a Range Rover - most of them are V8s. The new diesel is awesome though - 272bhp!!!
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272bhp is handy but 472 lb/ft is a lot and far more use in a big heavy bugger like that...
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