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Exhaust Valve Sound...

<p><span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Exhaust Valve Sound Controller (DONGLE PLUG)- Giulia/Stelvio Quad.</span></span> v.2</p> <p>Quadrifoglio Exhaust Sound Controller, now upgradable when needed. </p> <p>One of the nicest features of the Giulia Q are the switchable exhaust valves. As soon as they are in the open position, the Ferrari V6 clears a throat that bleaches the late Mr. Pavarotti. In short SPECTACLE !. But unfortunately Alfa Romeo software engineers have not thought about when the valves should be open or closed.</p> <p>It is logical that the valves must be permanently open in Race mode, but not everyone always wants to ride in Race to enjoy the sound. The enthusiastic switching behavior in Race is not always necessary and some backup of the traction control system is often desirable. That last is missing when driving in R mode. Traction control is present in the other positions of the DNA button, the most in A mode and the least in D mode. However, the valves will only open at higher engine loads and revolutions. This often happens at a time when you actually do not expect it, which causes you a certain amount of shock/unrest. Outside the car it also sounds strange when the valves open and close again a moment later. Not so tough ….</p> <p>The ESC dongle puts an end to this inconvenience. In this case, ESC does not stand for Electronic Stability Control, but for Exhaust Sound Control. With the ESC dongle the outlet valves can be opened under all circumstances. So also in the A, N and D position. However, the original control strategy runs parallel. So either the dongle opens the exhaust valves or the car does it itself. The dongle cannot force the outlet valves to stay closed.</p> <p>How does it work?</p> <p>The ESC dongle is plugged into the EOBD plug next to the steering column under the dashboard. The green LED on the ESC dongle comes on and then needs about 4 seconds to start up.</p> <p>The outlet valves are opened by pressing the button on the gearselector for about 2 seconds. On the clock panel, in the speedometer, the ESC light flashes for 3 seconds to indicate that the system is active. The red LED on the dongle comes on.</p> <p></p> <p><img src="" alt="" width="497" height="361" /></p> <p>Closing the valves is done in the same way; press the button on the gearselector for 2 seconds. On the dashboard, ESC OFF lights up continuously for 3 seconds and the red LED goes out.</p> <p>When the ESC dongle stays in the EOBD port, it remembers the last set position of the outlet valves.</p> <p>The dongle is designed to be able to sit semi permanently. About 1 minute after the ignition is switched off, it goes into sleep mode to minimize power consumption to 24 mA. This allows the dongle to remain connected for several weeks without any problems.</p> <p>When a SGW firewall is present, the dongle does not work. In that case our SGW bridge can be mounted.</p> <ul><li>Much easier installation of Exhaust controller. Plug and play, done. No wiring or drilling holes.</li> <li>Made in Holland.</li> <li>NOTE: 2018&gt; VIN's will need SGW Module. </li> <li><strong><a href="">SGW MODULE IS REQUIRED FOR 2018&gt; Vehicles</a> </strong>(It's required for all information to be run through the OBDII port including Multiecuscan diagnostic software)</li> <li>Official Distributor of Squadra Tuning in the US. </li> <li>BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED SELLERS. IF YOU BUY A CONTROLLER AND THE "SQUADRA TUNING" IS BLACKED OUT, THESE ARE NOT WARRANTIED. </li> </ul>
Price $322.00

Battery Charger- Genuine...

<h1>Battery Charger- Genuine Alfa Romeo Giulia/Stelvio All</h1> <h1></h1> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:robotoregular;background-color:#ffffff;">With this genuine OEM Alfa Romeo battery charger and conditioner, you can increase the life of your battery and ensure that your vehicle starts every time.</span></strong></span></p> <p style="font-size:16px;margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:robotoregular;color:#777777;"></p> <p style="font-size:16px;margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:robotoregular;color:#777777;"><br /><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This accessory was developed and designed specifically for your vehicle, and properly maintains and conditions your battery whether you drive your car on a daily basis or only once a month.</strong></span></p>
Price $107.00

Race Mode Kit -Giulia/Stelvio

<p>Race Mode Kit</p> <p>Add race mode to your 2.0L *Giulia/Stelvio. </p> <p>1 x R-DNA Switch</p> <p>1 x Stardiag USB interface and Grey/Blue adapters (BT interface can be used but we suggest USB for this)</p> <p>Add Multiecu software Below</p> <p></p> <p>*Adaptive Suspension will not function correctly, you will need Adapative Suspension ECU flash- Item <span style="color:#363a41;font-family:'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">CDCM-TUN</span> (Below)</p> <p></p> <p>Instructions: Coming soon....</p> <p></p> <p>For now: (3rd Party instructions)</p> <p><a href="">RACE MODE INSTRUCTIONS</a></p>
Price $244.00

SGW Bypass with...

<p>SGW Bypass with Extension/Multiecuscan Kit </p> <ol><li>Multiecuscan Software</li> <li>Interface Dongle (USB) + Adapters (GREY/BLUE)</li> <li>SGW BYPASS by stuff4car </li> <li>SGW Extensions by stuff4car</li> </ol><p>One package to get it all done. The extensions help with ease of installing and removing. </p>
Price $271.00

SGW Bypass with Extension Kit

<p>SGW Bypass with Extension Kit- Highest quality components/materials used. </p> <ol><li>SGW bypass by stuff4car</li> <li>2 extensions by stuff4car</li> </ol>
Price $138.00

Paddle Shifters w/ Stalk-...

<h1 style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;line-height:normal;color:#fb0207;"><b>OEM Giulia Paddle Shifters w/ Stalk</b></h1> <h1 style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;min-height:13px;"><br /><b></b></h1> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Combi Switch Function: with high beam function</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Light Function: with cornering light</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Clock Spring Included</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Combi Switch Function: with wipe-wash function</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Combi Switch Function: with wipe interval function</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Vehicle Equipment: for vehicles with steering column gear shift</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Vehicle Equipment: for vehicles with steering wheel heating</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b>Combi Switch Function: with radio control function</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;min-height:18px;"></p> <ul><li style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b></b><b>Stalk/Clock Spring is included but typically old stalk must be used. </b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b></b><b>MultiEcuScan is needed to properly program</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-weight:normal;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;"><b></b><b>Steering Column Cover need for Paddle (upper)</b></li> </ul><p></p>
Price $587.00

Alfa Romeo Stelvio...

<h1 id="intro-title" style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:0px 0px .8em;padding:0px;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Chip tuning "Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio" </span></h1> <h2>ECU tunes done in house with Alfissimo International</h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:22px;line-height:1.66;color:#393939;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This article isn't just about even more torque and power for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This article is mainly about a finer driving Stelvio Quadrifoglio. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Whether that is possible? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Hell yes!!</span></span></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">preface</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Following on from the best driver's car, the Giulia Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo came up with the SUV variant at the end of 2017. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Alfa Romeo must have thought that if the most demanding helmsman / woman wants a practical asphalt-eater, the Stelvio should be equipped with the brilliant Q engine. Together with the necessary adjustments to the chassis, the drivetrain, the brakes and the overall trim, Alfa Romeo has given the S a completely different meaning in the abbreviation SUV, SPORTS Utility Vehicle. In short, the best helmsman / woman SUV.</span></p> <p><img width="883" height="595" src="" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">For the development of the tuned software we started with the Giulia Q. What we thought of it exactly </span><a href=";hl=en&amp;pto=aue&amp;;sl=auto&amp;sp=nmt4&amp;tl=en&amp;u=;usg=ALkJrhjTl_JkESlvsh308W2RnPYz9F9Grw" style="background-color:transparent;color:#ec0122;text-decoration:none;line-height:inherit;">can</a><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"> be read here. In short, there was room for improvements that make a Q especially enjoyable rider. It is quite a rough shell, the same also applies to the Stelvio. Don't get us wrong. They are both crazy cars. But as purists, we place a little more demands on a real driver's car. Absolute speed (= power) and willingness to make speed (= torque) is enough for a Q. The magnificent Ferrari V6 takes care of that. Nothing but praise for that bike. Full power up to the rev limiter!</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">No, what the Q lacks are manners. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">A Q is a little ill-mannered. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">As a result, you don't feel like a driver of the Q but more of a rodeo driver who has his hands full to keep the Crazy Horses in check. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This is easier with a Stelvio than with a Giulia. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Stelvio can assist with driving forces on the front axle if necessary. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Not everyone also understood that the standard Pirelli Corsa tires are not intended for driving in cold weather conditions. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">When heat has entered the tires, the grip (and wear) is unmatched. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">But until then it is very careful.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In short, high time to teach this beast some manners.</span></p> <p><img width="891" height="597" src="" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The "wait and see" phase</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">"High time" with some shame on our part. The Giulia Q was first presented to the public in 2015 on June 24. The first cars were delivered months later. The Stelvio Q was introduced at the end of 2017. </span><br /><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Many tuner immediately started working with the Giulia. 510 hp and 600 Nm did not seem sufficient. More, more, more… .. What was only a bit disappointing was the accessibility of the motor computers and thus the feasibility of a tuning. Plural indeed because there are two in it. Actually three, but the third </span><span style="font-size:13.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">e</span></span></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">does not need to be adjusted. The computers are located in such a way that it takes several hours of work to reach them. Then they have to be opened in order to read and write the software. Then again a few hours of tinkering to make the car drivable again. We could therefore imagine that not much of really well developed tuning will have been achieved. There will have been little time / sense for the finishing touches. Let alone that the i was written in full. Of course there are exceptions for tuners who really take their work seriously.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">As you are used to from us, we do not only do torque and power tuning. We go a lot further than that. To make a Squadra worthy tuning, we have to do a lot of test work. One test, including removing and installing the computers, would take about 4 to 6 hours. And then we don't take into account a hot engine that is difficult to work around. No, in 2016 we decided to focus on the Giulia 2.0 petrol and 2.2 JTDm first, followed by the Stelvio petrol and diesel.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Time passes and around the end of 2018 suddenly the possibility is offered to read and write the ECUs without having to open or disassemble them. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Only the plugs have to be removed from the ECU, this shortens the programming time considerably. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">With some experience and dexterity, only about 15 minutes. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">A slightly cooled engine is still desirable.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Yet we did not start immediately. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">To develop really good software you need a car for a longer period of time. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">And the Q is not of the caliber that you can borrow it from a dealer. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Certainly not for a few weeks to months. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">At the beginning of 2020, we found ourselves in possession of a Q for an indefinite period. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Which means as much as “we bought ourselves a Giulia Q”.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">“New” cars should be run in. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">And by that we do not mean driving off the engine but driving in to get to know the car well. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">So it happened… ..</span></span></p> <p><img width="891" height="599" src="" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Product properties adjusted.</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The cold start.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The cold start makes the eyebrows immediately frown. The engine starts nicely to start quickly a few moments later. Starts just around 2000 rpm and then drops to around 1500 to stay there for the time being. And that is not really subtle, the exhausts broke out accompanied by a noise that we personally cannot appreciate. Technically, this is called the “cat heating” or the catalyst heating. Due to environmental requirements, the catalysts must be brought up to operating temperature as quickly as possible. This is done by producing very hot exhaust gases. This is accomplished by setting the ignition very late. We will save you details, but we can reveal that an engine / exhaust does not like that. Every technician knows that you have to heat up metal slowly.The amount of fuel injected at that time is also more than twice as much as actually needed. Sin, sin, sin. In short, the “cat heating” MUST turn off…. So it happened.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">After our adjustment, the engine runs for a moment at 2000 rpm after starting to drop back to 950 within a few seconds. The ignition is delayed for a moment in order to regulate the speed. Within a few seconds, the engine is running with a normal pre-ignition and with exactly the amount of fuel required for it. As a result, the engine runs nicer after a cold start and therefore much quieter.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Cylinder shutdown</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Pretty soon after driving the first kilometers we were confronted with the cylinder </span><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">shutdown</span></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"> . Half of the V6 is switched off under calm partial load conditions. Not only in the A and N position, but even in Dynamic. One is therefore saddled with a 3-cylinder with the associated annoying exhaust noise and vibrations. Some people also experience it as a circular resonance. Slightly throttle ensures that the engine does what it was designed to do again, running on 6 cylinders. But of course you cannot keep giving gas. That eventually stops at 283 km / h, the top speed of a Stelvio Q. In short, the cylinder deactivation MUST switch off… and so it happened.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Start / Stop system. </span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The second annoying feature is the start / stop system. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Not always, not always, the circumstances are such that the engine can be turned off when you stop for a moment. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">As a petrol head there is almost nothing better than listening quietly to the combustion of an engine. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">And especially to that of a V6 Ferrari. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In short, start / stop MUST turn off… and so it happened.</span></span></p> <p><img width="887" height="593" src="" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">DNA + Race</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Advanced Efficiency, the A-position.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Naturally, all positions of the DNA + R button are extensively examined and tested. The A position is clearly limited by default. Nothing wrong with that in itself, the couple is mostly limited. Up to about 380 Nm at 2500 rpm and then remains almost flat. That way, the power comes out at about 350 hp at 6500 rpm. We have made the shape of the torque curve a lot more natural. It peaks at 3000 rpm at a maximum at about 450 Nm. We limit the power to about 300 hp. At 5500 rpm the old and new torque curves intersect. With these new values, the Q is a faster car in the A position and after all, the torque progression feels more natural.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Normal or Natural, the N position. </span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The N releases all available torque and power as standard. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">For the Medio tuning we have chosen to adjust this slightly. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The N-position in all gears about 550 Nm and 420 hp.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Dynamic the D mode. </span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In terms of torque and power, we have not changed anything for the Medio tuning in the Dynamic mode. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We did adjust the throttle response. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">More on that later.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Race mode.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We have only adjusted the infamous Race mode on one point, namely the throttle response. We actually find it incomprehensible that in Race mode, where you rely entirely on your own traction control, the throttle response is made so wild that it is difficult to determine how much torque and power you want to send to the rear wheels. It will be a marketing thing. No, in our opinion it is much more convenient to fully utilize the stroke of the accelerator. As standard, the mighty V6 releases all its torque and power at less than 50% of the throttle pedal stroke. That's half the 2 </span><span style="font-size:13.5px;line-height:0;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">e</span></span></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">half no longer has any influence. Just not an on / off switch, but it doesn't make much difference. With our adjustment, the full torque is present at about 80% gas, the power at 90%. This gives a much better dosable feeling. It is much better to indicate what needs to be done with the accelerator.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Throttle response.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">What applies to the Race mode throttle response also applies to the A, N and D position, but to a lesser extent. Maximum torque and power are reached much too early in the accelerator pedal stroke. The accelerator pedal response of the A and N positions are linked by software. We have also made this calmer compared to standard. </span><br /><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Dynamic and Race mode throttle response are not linked in the software. Nevertheless, we have chosen to make them equal. For example, the difference between Dynamic and Race mode is not different in terms of engine response. Naturally, there will still be a difference in shifting behavior and Traction Control and Forward Collision Control strategy.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="font-weight:bold;line-height:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Exhaust valves.</span></span><br /></span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We have also found a different, very nice strategy for the exhaust valves. As standard, they open in the A, N and D positions depending on the speed and engine load. In Dynamic a little earlier than in Normal and a little earlier than in Advanced Efficiency. However, if you strike it with a bit of enthusiasm, the valves can open for a moment and close again as soon as the gearbox is upshifted. That seems strange. Both outside and in the car. It really only causes disruption. In addition, we often hear that the valves in Dynamic always want to be open. In Race they are always open by default.</span><br /><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We are talking about a different, much nicer approach. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The valves are always closed in the A and N positions. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This way you can still drive in peace and quiet. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">In Dynamic you can choose whether the valves are continuously open or closed.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">How? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">When switching from N to D, the valves remain closed. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This way you can drive on in peace and quiet. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Should this continue with more spectacle, then one switches from Dynamic to Race and a moment later again to Race. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">So the DNA knob is turned twice in a row to Race. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Race mode is therefore only activated for a moment to immediately return to Dynamic. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The valves are now permanently open in Dynamic. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">To close the valves, the DNA switch is switched back to the N position and possibly back to Dynamic .. That Alfa Romeo did not come up with this itself… ..</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">All the above adjustments are in the mid tuning. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Massimo tuning adds more torque and power as an extra. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The distribution over the DNA + R positions is slightly different. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">See the table for this.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><strong><span>Intercooler Cooling system</span></strong></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;min-height:15px;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span>For the Massimo tuning we have another trick up our sleeve.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;min-height:16px;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span>The 2.9V6 Q engine is equipped with 2 liquid cooled intercoolers. One for each cylinder bench. In the past, intercoolers were cooled by driving at speed. Nowadays, this is done through an intermediate step. Coolant is cooled by driving speed via 2 radiators.  This cool liquid flows through the two intercoolers to cool the sucked (pressurized) air.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;min-height:16px;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span>Through the engine management, the intake temperature is kept at about 40˚C degrees. As soon as the intake temperature drops below 40 degrees, the coolant circulating pump switches off. As a result, the intake temperature will rise. If it is higher than 40˚C, the pump will slowly start running again. As the temperature rises further above 40, the pump starts to run faster and faster. It’s a kind of thermostatic principle.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;min-height:16px;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span>We have now succeeded in increasing the capacity of the intercooler by allowing the circulation pump to run earlier and faster. As a result, the overall temperature of the coolant drops and thus the intake air is further cooled. Cold air contains more oxygen and thus the engine will deliver more torque and power!!!</span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;min-height:16px;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span>How much extra torque and power it generates is difficult to express in numbers. It depends very much on the ambient (outside) temperature, the driving speed and the duration of the acceleration. In Hot Ambient temps (&gt; 25˚C degrees) the gain is small. At temperatures around freezing, the effect is relatively large.</span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(93,93,93);font-family:Raleway;line-height:normal;"><span>How much extra torque and power it generates is difficult to express in numbers. It depends very much on the ambient (outside) temperature, the driving speed and the duration of the acceleration. In Hot Ambient temps (&gt; 25˚C degrees) the gain is small. At temperatures around freezing, the effect is relatively large.</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><img width="983" height="327" src="" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /><img width="887" height="595" src="" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /></p> <h2 class="content-block__title" style="margin:2em 0px 1em;padding:0px;color:inherit;line-height:1.4;font-size:1.5rem;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Torque and power gains</span></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">But then the big question. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">How much torque and power have the Alfa / Ferrari engineers left? </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">By default, the specified power is almost exactly correct. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We measure the torque slightly higher than the promised 600 Nm. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Not uncommon. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Only 6 to 7% more. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">About 640 Nm.</span></span></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">We mainly expected a considerable torque gain and a somewhat smaller capital gain. But the facts are slightly different. In terms of torque, the Q motor is about 70 to 80 Nm ahead. The power increases on average by about 50 hp. We write on average because it depends a bit on it. The 2.9 V6 is very potent. External influences simply have an influence. Think of fuel quality, inlet temperature, intercooler temperature, gearbox temperature and the duration that the engine is delivering its full power. Under ideal circumstances we measure about 570 hp and 720 Nm. If it all gets warmer and the fuel is not of super quality, 30 hp less can come out.</span></p> <p></p> <hr style="height:0px;max-width:1170px;border-top-width:0px;border-right-width:0px;border-left-width:0px;border-color:#efefef;border-bottom-style:solid;margin:2.8em 0px;clear:both;color:#161616;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:18px;" /><div id="scrollNav-2" class="content-index__section" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> <h1 style="font-size:1.875rem;margin:1.5em 0px .8em;padding:0px;color:#ec0122;line-height:1.4;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Results</span></h1> <ul class="ul-highlight" style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;"><li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Unchanged rev limiter</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Improved cold running properties</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Cylinder shutdown turned off</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Start / stop disabled</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Torque increase in A position</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Torque limitation in N and D removed</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Throttle response in A, N, D and Race made much more dosable</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Changed exhaust valves open / close strategy</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">No change to emissions</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Med tune: 539hp (522 lb/ft TQ)</span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;"><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">Tip: Read the entire article above.</span></li> </ul></li> <li class="ul-highlight__item" style="margin:.5em 0px;padding:0px 0px 0px 2em;font-size:inherit;list-style:none;"></li> </ul><p><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><img src="" style="color:#000000;" alt="Stelvio-Q-768x621.gif" /></span></p> </div>
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SGW-BYPASS-FCA cars (Alfa,...

<p class="p1" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">SGW-BYPASS for OnBoardDiagnostic </p> <p class="p2" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"> </p> <p class="p2" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><span class="s1">Technical data: </span></p> <ul class="ul1" style="font-size:medium;"><li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Need to do Diagnostic for some Cars from 2018</li> <li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Supports all BUS Systems for MES and AlfaOBD.</li> </ul><p class="p2" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"> </p> <p class="p2" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><span class="s1">Scope of delivery: </span></p> <p class="p2" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"> </p> <ul class="ul1" style="font-size:medium;"><li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><b></b>Highest Quality SGW Dongle </li> <li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><b></b>Email After-Sale-Support</li> <li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><b></b>Highest quality, MADE IN EU. </li> <li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><b></b>There are less expensive options out there but you will not get the same quality which can cause issues. </li> <li class="li3" style="margin:0px;font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><b>Does not cause issues with CANBUS like others. Will not cause errors or connectivity issues at all</b></li> </ul><p class="p4" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;color:#ffffff;">EN</p> <p class="p3" style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"> </p> <p class="p5" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">SGB0001 User and installation manual</p> <p class="p6" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:13.3px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Security Gateway Bypass for 2017+ FCA cars</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Introduction</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Since 2017, FCA has been continuously adding Security Gateway module (SGW) into cars they manufacture. The SGW blocks and separates CAN buses of a car. Its main purpose is to increase security against hacker access to car’s CAN modules through wireless interfaces available in the car. Unfortunately for users, it does not allow full use of OBD diagnostics without digital keys that are only available on FCA servers, and as result active OBD diagnostics (DTC error erase, tests, change of proxi configuration, dyno mode activation) is not possible, only read mode is available. Because of that servicing in independent garages is practically not available (e.g. no possibility to clear oil change inspection), as 3<span class="s2" style="vertical-align:4px;">rd </span>party OBD diagnostic tools do not support downloading of the SGW unlock keys, and it is likely that even if they gain such feature in the future, the key will not be available for free. According to information received from FCA support, FCA does not plan any option of deactivation of the SGW, even after warranty is expired, which practically forces car owners to service their cars in authorised service centres (or in garages that buy the expensive Witech2 diagnostic tool and the subscriptions).</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Use</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">SGB0001 device is used for bypassing the SGW module in compatible FCA cars (these with the SGW existing as a separate unit). It unlocks the option of full diagnostics carried out with the use of 3<span class="s2" style="vertical-align:4px;">rd </span>party OBD tools in independent garages. At the time of writing this manual, the bypass device supports following makes/models (only the main ones are listed):</p> <ul class="ul1" style="font-size:medium;"><li><ul class="ul2"><li class="li8" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#262626;"><span class="s3" style="line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;color:#000000;"></span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Alfa Romeo: Giulia, Stelvio</li> <li class="li8" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#262626;"><span class="s3" style="line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;color:#000000;"></span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Jeep: Renegade, Compass, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee</li> <li class="li8" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#262626;"><span class="s3" style="line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;color:#000000;"></span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Fiat: 500L, 500X, Doblo</li> <li class="li8" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#262626;"><span class="s3" style="line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;color:#000000;"></span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Dodge: Challenger, Charger</li> <li class="li8" style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:justify;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#262626;"><span class="s3" style="line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;color:#000000;"></span><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>RAM: 1500 &gt;</li> </ul></li><li class="li7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><span class="s4" style="font-size:9.3px;line-height:normal;"><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span></span>Installation<br />Localize where the SGW module is installed in your car and gain access to it by removing all the covering panels. Disconnect the car battery. Unplug the car loom plugs connected to the SGW module, and plug them into the SGW bypass device. Reconnect the car battery. At this stage a full access from OBD diagnostic tools is available.<br />Example of the SGW location:</li> <li class="li9" style="margin:0px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span></li> <li class="li9" style="margin:0px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;"><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span><br />The SGW module in a left hand drive Alfa Romeo Giulia is located beside a steering column.<br />It is necessary to remove the plastic panel on right side, located slightly above the acceleration pedal, and then the one above the pedals (two TX20 bolts), disconnect the foot area light connectors (if such option is available in the car setup), remove the clip that holds leg area air ducts and push them slightly aside to gain access to the SGW module</li> </ul><p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">SGW plugs have springing locks – it is necessary to press the lock with finger towards cables and pull the plug out of the SGW module holding only the plug (do not pull cables as it may stress or damage the loom). Installation time for Alfa Romeo Giulia is 2-10 minutes typically, depending on practice.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">In Alfa Romeo Stelvio (LHD), bypass is located o on the left to steering wheel column, beside radio unit. Best access to install the bypass is after removing glasses compartment door. Access from bottom side is more difficult, requires unbolting radio unit and there is very limited space there.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Device removal</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Disconnect car battery, unplug car looms from the SGW bypass device, insert plugs back into the SGW module, install back all the panels and other items removed during installation, and connect the battery.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Other notes</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Components selected for SGW0001 bypass device come from industry leading suppliers/manufacturers.<br />Each bypass device passes 800 electrical tests on automated tester, as well as is visually screened and mechanically checked for robustness, what guarantees top quality of the final product.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Although the car drives normally with the SGW bypass device plugged in instead of the SGW module, what has been tested without a single issue during a few months long test of daily car use, it is not recommended to do so. The module is meant for service work only, for the time of maintenance activities.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Warranty and other claims</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">We provide a 2-year warranty for the bypass device failures. We reserve the right to reject a warranty claim in case of damages caused by improper use such as use in harsh environmental conditions, water or other fluid swamp, contact with aggressive chemicals, damage made by user, attempts of opening the device case or any modifications done to the device.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Do not use the device if there is visible damage, or in any case if you suspect that the condition of the device is not satisfactory.</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">STUFF4CAR/ALFISSIMO  does not take responsibility for any car, property and other damage caused by: the use of the device in an incompatible car, diagnostic tools bugs, changes made into car configuration (e.g. proxi changes possible with SGW bypass).</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">Contact</p> <p class="p7" style="margin:0px 0px 11px;font-size:12px;line-height:normal;font-family:Verdana;">In case of questions or warranty claims, please contact us using the contact options available on</p> <p>PDF INSTRUCTIONS: <strong><span style="color:#d0121a;"><a href=""><span style="color:#d0121a;">INSTRUCTIONS</span></a></span></strong></p> <p><img src="" alt="" width="1024" height="659" /></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>
Price $59.00