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Squadra Tuning–ECU tuning + OBD Tools

Squadra Tuning for Alfa Romeo Giulia, Stelvio and 4C

Tuning by Squadra Tuning V.O.F

Squadra Tuning a renowned tuner in the Netherlands. Known for their thoughtful approach to tuning, brining out the best in the Alfa. Squadra tuning is on the leading edge of product development for Alfa Romeo. 

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Squadra Tuning–ECU tuning + OBD Tools

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ECU TUNE: Giulia/Stelvio...

<p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>Squadra Tuning ECU tune for the 2.0L 280Hp Giulia/Stelvio</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:16.9px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Squadra-Tuning tuned here in the US</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><br /></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#101010;"><b>The 2.0 Turbo MultiAir engine in the Giulia/Stelvio has been put on the market with 280 hp and 400 Nm (295 ft-lb). However, the rolling road tests show very different values. Everything between 440 (324.5 ft-lb) and 460 (339.3 ft-lb) Nm and between 280 and 310 (!) Hp is possible. The first-produced Giulia’s were shown to have the most Hp/Tq.<br /><br /><br /></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Despite these major differences, the big question for us was how much extra we could extract from the motor. After a lot of research and testing, we can only say that there is not much to gain Hp wise but much more in Torque. With some turbo pressure increase in the mid speed range, about 20 to 30 Nm is added. By advancing the ignition at higher speeds around 10 to 12 hp. Increasing turbo pressure at higher revs unfortunately brings NOTHING extra, except for an increased risk of ignition problems due to too much back pressure from the catalyst.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Using the highest quality/octane fuel is a must to achieve the best performance.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>That said “improvements” can be achieved in other areas.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>DNA settings</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The torque and power in N and D position are the same as standard. In the A-position it is considerably lower.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>With our tuning program we have put the old 200 hp to 230 hp setting in the A-position. The N position is a happy medium between The A and D positions. The D-position achieves the maximum achievable performance.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Speed limiter</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The Giulia is limited at top speed. At 240 km/h, 149mph. While the entire German industry limits at 250 km/h, 155mph.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Incomprehensible so we increased the limit to 270 km/h, 167.7 mph. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>EGR</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The 2.0 MultiAir engine is equipped with both an external and internal EGR control. The external system is really outside the engine. Exhaust gases are drawn off at the outlet and returned to the inlet via a water cooler. EGR is never good for the technology and the flexibility of the engine. That is why we would prefer to switch it off.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>So now the EGR valve does not work at all and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">in fact is later removed by the manufacturer from these cars. </span></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The same applies to the internal EGR. This is accomplished by slightly opening the MultiAir system during the exhaust stroke, controlled by the MultiAir system. For example, a small amount of exhaust gas flows into the inlet, which is sucked in again with the next intake stroke. The operation of this can also not be monitored or read on the diagnostic equipment. We have found how we can disable this in the software.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Speedlimiter when the car is stationary</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Alfa drivers sometimes tend to install a different exhaust. Every now and then they would like to show off their exhaust note. By default that does not work so well because the revs are limited to 3500 revs.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have adjusted it to the normal level of 6,000 rpm. Enjoy Sounds!</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Modified intercooler strategy (from November 1, 2020).</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The 2.0T engine is equipped with a water-cooled intercooler system. In the intake manifold is a heat exchanger through which coolant is pumped. The colder this coolant is,  the lower the inlet temperature will be. And the lower the inlet temperature, the more oxygen the air will contain, which directly translates into more torque and power.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>However, the Alfa Romeo engineers have not done their best to make the coolant as cool as possible. By changing the strategy of the cooling water pump, the liquid cools down faster and to a lower temperature. Obviously, this requires wind into the intercooler. So at lower speeds there is not much to be gained from it but as soon as the speeds rise, an extra buffer is built up in the intercooler cooling system so that when the real power is used, more torque and power will be available.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Test drives have shown that the inlet temperature was about 10 degrees lower than standard. Which equates to about 3% more oxygen. In theory, that produces about 14 Nm and 9 hp more. This is NOT measurable on a rolling road due to insufficient cooling/wind. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Temperature limiters</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Despite the relatively small torque and power gain, we still want to protect the extra technology the vehicle is equipped with. The software offers great possibilities for this. And especially in the cold state. Depending on the oil temperature, we have limited the maximum torque and power. The full potential is only present when the oil temperature has reached 70 degrees (similar to the QV and it's race-mode on a cold engine).</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>High inlet temperatures (measured in the intake manifold, the air that really matters) increase the chance of pinging. From 65 degree C˚/149˚F inlet temperature, we allow the maximum torque and power to decrease. This 65 C˚˚/149˚F is not achieved under normal circumstances. but only with a combination of warm weather and long-term full load can this occur. And only then is the extra protection useful.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have also done adjustments with the water temperature limit. By default, it intervenes from 110 degrees C˚/230˚F. We find that a bit late considering the normal working temperature of around 85-88 C˚/185-190.4˚F degrees. We have lowered that to 104 C˚/219.2˚F. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The standard power of 320 hp is well achieved with the use of RON95 fuel/91 Octane Fuel. As stated, we achieve the gains by advancing the ignition at higher speeds. RON98 fuel/93 Octane Fuel can bring more power and on RON95, the ignition will regulate itself again so that the power increase is slightly decreased but not by much. RON100 and 102 offer even more. We do hereby prefer RON98 from brand fuel companies. For example Shell V-power (again RON98 since the beginning of 2018) or BP ultimate 98. We do not recommend RON98 fuel from a “budget pump”.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>USA: 91-93+ Octane from Top tier gas stations, preferred Shell, Chevron.  </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Start / stop strategy</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We completely switch off the start / stop system of course.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;color:#e6000e;"><b>Accelerator pedal</b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b> </b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>has not been adjusted, combined with the tune it is not needed. It's very balanced in all settings</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>On a 280 bhp tuning ST did not do anything to the throttle response. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>In a car without Race mode ST's opinion (and we completely agree) is that the throttle response is very well balanced in all settings. Squadra does not like aggressive throttle responses, the car becomes uncontrollable/jumpy/erratic. When you are driving on smaller country roads or on mountain roads it's very important that you are able to control the exact amount of torque. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#000000;"><b>* </b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Race-Mode</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>For cars with Race-mode it's different. As you know when Race is activated in PROXI the engine is functioning like it's in Normal. Regardless if the DNA setting is on A, N, D or Race. However the gearbox still does see the difference between A, N, D and Race.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>You should really realize that the shifting behavior from the gearbox has a very big influence on the driving experience.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>* Race-Mode can be tuned in for those that have it installed or will install in the future. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>After a long road trip to the Italian Alps ST decided to maintain the Normal throttle response for cars with activated Race mode. So the throttle response is like in Normal in all settings from the DNA + Race switch. That really gives the best dosable torque and power.  There is no need for throttle controllers, it's a perfectly matched with the Squadra Tune for the 2.0L You will find you have much better control. Using a throttle tuner will cause the vehicle to be less smooth, it can be jumpy and out of control as noted. That's not what we consider an upgrade. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:19px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#b00010;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Results</b></span></p> <ul><li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Read the above article for all information and features</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>318hp+/361.5 Ft/lb torque </b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>DNA: In "D" mode = tuning, in "N" mode = standard power</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Speed limiter adjustment (149mph to 167.7mph)</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Start/stop disabled</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Rev-Limiter removed when stationary (6,000 RPM)</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0b0b0b;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Use RON98 strongly recommended</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#c30015;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0000e9;"><b></b><a href="http://squadra-tuning.com/obd-tools/"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Optional:</b></span></a></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0000d3;"><b>- </b><a href="https://alfissimo.com/squadra-tuning/1985-powergate-3-obd-programmer-flash-tune-by-squadra-tuning.html"><span style="color:#c30015;"><b>POWERGATE OBD TUNER</b></span></a></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#0000e9;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b><a href="http://squadra-tuning.com/obd-tools/"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Optional: SGW bridge</b></span></a></span></li> </ul></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#333333;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#333333;min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#d2000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>More Information:</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:#d2000e;min-height:15px;"></p> <ol><li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Allow 1 week+/- (ECU is matched to car so needs to be removed, sent to us and then flashed and sent back) or see Powergate Option instead.</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Once we receive your ECU, it is bench flash tuned with upgraded maps, we then return it to you for easy re-install. No modifications needed. Please specify if you have race-mode or want it. </b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>This is a true Tune. Don't be fooled by outlandish claims. If you want the best, this is it. </b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We take care of the entire process for you.</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Engineered in Holland, tuned in the USA</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>*Squadra Tuning has been one of the longest Alfa Romeo Tuner. </b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Warranty - We warranty the operation of the software only. We do not warranty any damages that may occur (i.e, Engine damage or loss of Factory warranty, damage by third party, loss of tune due to factory software update). None of which will happen with this tune. </b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>*NO EMISSIONS components have been modified at all</b></span></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>For Race use Only</b></span></span></li> </ol>
Price $698.00

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="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/Gear-selector-button-ESC.jpg" 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="https://alfissimo.com/home/1599-sgw-dongle-new-version-for-onboarddiagnostic-multiecuscan.html">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

ECU TUNE: Giulia...

<p style="margin:0px 0px 12px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Helvetica Neue';color:#e6000e;"><b>Giulia Quadrifoglio ECU tuning by Squadra Tuning (Mid/Massimo Tuning) Tuned by Alfissimo in the USA. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Squadra Tuning is a renowned and respected chip tuning company in Holland specializing in the software tuning of cars from the FCA group. Due to this niche specialization, they are expertly aware of all technical aspects of these vehicles. They develop the engine management software from our technical knowledge, years of experience and are realistic about what is and what is not possible in terms of torque and power gains. They distinguish themselves by knowledge, quality and no-nonsense attitude. Their personal attention to the customer is also highly regarded.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Squadra Tunes are not about the most torque and power for the Giulia Quadrifoglio. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Squadra calibrates for a more refined driving Giulia Quadrifoglio. If that is even possible? Hell yes it is! </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We strip the QV of a few annoying properties not done well by AR all the while allowing the Q to get a lot faster under certain circumstances.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>INFORMATION:</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The Giulia Quadrifoglio is engraved in many petrol heads as the most exciting Alfa Romeo ever.  In the magazines and on Youtube, the Q is often chosen over the mighty BMW M3 / 4 and Mercedes C AMG63. The Q is praised for its insane handling, speed potential and great sound. It has been put to the test on many tracks by the entire car press. Frenzied, a lot of sets of Pirelli Corsas have been smoked to prove time and again that it is the best super sedan and often still is after 4 years. On the circuit of the circuits, the Nring,  the Q is in the record class. In short, a Giulia Q can not do wrong in terms of driver's car.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"><b><span style="font-family:Raleway;"><span style="font-size:14px;">And yet Squadra didn't really like it ... WHAT YOU SAY?  A Giulia Q is of course AMAZING !  It is exactly what is described above.  It is an asphalt devourer, a circuit racer, a tire smoker, an exhilarating riding machine, "almost" uncontrollable like a wild horse. It flies away at the slightest movement of the accelerator.  Absolute speed (= power) and willingness to make speed (= torque) the QV does have plenty of this already with the magnificent Ferrari V6. Nothing but praise for that engine.  Full power up to the rev limiter!</span></span></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Now, what the Q is missing?</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>It is considered an ill-mannered flail. As a result, you don't feel like a driver of the Q but rather a rodeo rider who has his hands full to keep the Crazy Horse in check. That was proven by the fact that quite a few Q's could not be kept between the lines, resulting in early wrecks and parting. Not everyone understood that the standard supplied Pirelli Corsa tires are not intended for driving in cold weather conditions. When heat has been introduced, the tires, the grip (and wear) is unparalleled. But until then your’re pushing your luck with this monster.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>In short, it’s time to tame this beast.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Although Squadra was late in the tuning of this beast, it is here now. The Q was the first Giulia to be presented to the public on June 24, 2015. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The first cars were delivered months later. Many a tuner started immediately.  510 hp and 600 Nm did not seem enough. More, more, more ...</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b><span style="font-family:Raleway;"><span style="font-size:14px;">The problem with this methodology, to produce a really good tune one has 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 do not take into account a hot engine that is difficult to work around. So, we decided to focus on the Giulia 2.0 petrol and 2.2 JTDm first.</span></span></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>So more time passed but around the end of 2018 the opportunity to read and write the ECUs without having to open or disassemble them. Only the plugs have to be removed from the ECU, this considerably shortens the programming time. With some experience and skill about 15 minutes.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>However, Squadra did not start immediately. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b><span style="font-family:Raleway;"><span style="font-size:14px;">To develop really good software you need a car for a long period of time. Instead of borrowing a car, in early 2020, we came into the possession of a QV for the purposes of . Which means as much as “we purchased a Giulia Q”.</span></span></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>As many know “New” cars should be broken in. And we do not mean pushing the engine but driving to get to know the car yourself.  So it happened?  Here is what Squadra changed to create a better QV. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>First, The cold start. </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The annoyances started with the cold start. The engine starts nicely and starts smoothly for a few  but moments later it starts just around 2000 rpm and then drops to around 1500 to stay there for a while. And that is not really subtle, the exhausts note is accompanied by a racket 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 to operating temperature as soon as possible. This is done by producing very hot exhaust gases. This is accomplished by retarding the ignition. We will save you details, but we can tell you that an engine / exhaust does not like that. Every technician knows that you have to warm up metal quietly. At that time, the amount of fuel injected is more than twice as much as is actually needed. Sin, sin, sin. In short, the “cat heating” MUST be off…. So that happened.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>After our adjustment, the engine runs for a moment at 2000 rpm to drop back to 950 within a few seconds. The ignition is then left a moment to reduce the speed. Within a few seconds the engine runs with normal pre-ignition and with exactly the amount of fuel required. The engine therefore runs better after a cold start and is therefore much quieter.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Cylinder shutdown </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Soon after driving the first kilometers we were confronted with the cylinder shutdown. Half of the V6 is switched off under quiet partial load conditions. Not only in A and N mode but even in Dynamic. One is saddled with a 3-cylinder with the associated annoying exhaust noise and vibrations. Slight throttle causes the engine to do what it was designed to do again, running on 6 cylinders. But of course you cannot continue to accelerate. That eventually stops at 307 km / h, the top speed of a Q. In short, the cylinder shutdown MUST be off ... and so that happened.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>The Start / Stop system.</i></b></span><b> </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The second annoying feature is the start / stop system. As a petrol head, there is almost nothing better than listening quietly to the engine idling. And especially to that a V6 Ferrari. In short, start / stop MUST be off ... and so it happened.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Advanced Efficiency, the A mode. </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Naturally, all positions of the DNA + R button are extensively investigated and tested. The A position is clearly limited as standard. Nothing wrong with that, the couple is mainly limited. Up to about 380 Nm at 2500 rpm and then remains almost flat. The power is thus about 350 hp at 6500 rpm. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have made the shape of the torque curve a lot more natural. At maximum it peaks at 3000 rpm at about 450 Nm. We limit the power to around 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, well considered, the power build-up feels natural.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Normal or Natural, the N position. </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The N releases all available torque and power as standard. At least that is hoped. But note, the first 6 gears are quite limited to 4500 rpm. At 3000 rpm, some 130 Nm is missed. All torque is only available from 6th gear. We find that very unfortunate and have therefore decided to remove that limitation. Torque is already available in all gears. In the N position you could still contradict this decision, but this limitation also applies to the Dynamic mode. And that is not defensible as far as we are concerned. In its place, the N-position in all gears have given about 530 Nm and 380 hp.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Dynamic the D mode. </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>As described above, the Dynamic mode is also limited to about 4500 rpm in the first 5 gears as standard. Then the torque peaks just at 600 Nm and quietly decreases after 4500 RPM to about 550 Nm at 6500 rpm which amounts to 510 hp. But one does not always drive between 4500 and 6500 rpm. Most of the time, drivers are under 4500 rpm, and of course all the torque must be available on call. So it happened…. This makes the Q a lot faster, especially in those circumstances. This is particularly noticeable when you decide to switch to manual operation of the ZF 8-speed.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Race mode. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have only adjusted the infamous Race mode on one point, namely the throttle response. We find it actually incomprehensible that in Race mode, where one has to rely entirely on his 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. Most likely a marketing thing. In our opinion it is much more convenient to fully utilize the stroke of the accelerator. By default, the mighty V6 releases all of its torque and power at less than 50% of the throttle. That is half, the 2nd half no longer has any influence. With our adjustment, the full torque is present at about 80% gas, the power at 90%. This gives a much more manageable feeling. People are much better able to indicate what needs to be done with the accelerator.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Throttle responses. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>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 way too early in the accelerator pedal stroke. The throttle response of the A and N position are software-linked. We have also made these calmer compared to standard. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The Dynamic and Race mode throttle response are not linked in the software. However, we have chosen to make them equal. For example, the difference between Dynamic and Race mode in terms of engine response is no different. Of course, there remains a difference in shifting behavior and Traction Control and Forward Collision Control strategy.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Exhaust valves. </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have also found a different, very nice strategy for the exhaust valves. It is standard that these open in the A, N and D position depending on the speed and the motor load. In Dynamic a little earlier than in Normal and a little earlier than in Advanced Efficiency. However, if you pass a bit enthusiastically, the flaps can just open briefly and close again as soon as the gearbox is switched on. That seems strange. Both outside and in the car. It only really causes disturbance. Moreover, we often hear that people always want to have the valves open in Dynamic. In Race they are always open by default. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We are talking about a different, much nicer approach. The valves are always closed in the A and N positions. This way you can still drive in peace. In Dynamic you can choose whether the valves are continuously open or closed.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>How? When switching from N to D, the valves remain closed. This way you can continue driving in peace. Should this continue with more spectacle then switch from Dynamic to Race and a moment later again to Race. So the DNA knob is turned twice in a row to Race. The Race mode is therefore only activated for a moment to immediately return to Dynamic.The valves are now permanently open in Dynamic. To close the valves, switch the DNA switch back to the N position and possibly back to Dynamic. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>-We also carry the Exhaust valve Controller to fully control it in any mode. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Intercooler Cooling system</i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>For the Massimo tuning we have another trick up our sleeve.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>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.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>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.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>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!!!</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>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.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><em><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Results</b></span></em></p> <ul><li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Unchanged rev limiter</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Improved cold running properties</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Cylinder shutdown turned off</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Start / stop disabled</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Torque increase in A position</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Torque limitation in N and D removed</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Throttle response in A, N, D and Race made much more dosable</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Changed exhaust valves open / close strategy</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>No change to emissions system</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Med/Massimo tune: 542.47hp (522 lb/ft TQ)/ 561.21Hp (531.78 lb/ft TQ)</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#0b0b0b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Tip: Read the entire article above.</b></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>More Information:</i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <ul><li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#4b4b4b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> O</span>ne day turn around time during normal business hours/days</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#4b4b4b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Tuning done here in the US</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#4b4b4b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>CLONED ECU's are available. Please inquire about pricing.  </b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#4b4b4b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>ECU needs to be shipped to Alfissimo. </b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#4b4b4b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Alfissimo is the official distributor of Squadra Tuning Products in the US.</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#4b4b4b;"><b></b></span><b><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Warranty - We warranty the operation of the software only. We do not warranty any damages that may occur (i.e, Engine damage, warranty, damage by third party) That said this is not a worry with our tune. </b></li> </ul><p><b></b></p> <ul><li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b> <b style="font-size:15px;">ECU REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS: </b> </b></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b><i>Testimonials: </i></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Don, Medio tuning</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>10/03/2020</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>I was happy with my Giulia Q as he was.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>But there were some points that could be done differently (read: better).</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>It already starts with the cold start. By default, the V6 is kicked to life and everyone knows, don't scare a wild beast. You have to wake them up calmly.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Just to convince yourself that the Squadra Tuning update is necessary: ??at the cold start much less gasoline is injected and the V6 is quietly brought to life and warmed up.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>When "cruising" on the highway, where you sometimes (unfortunately) only 100 km/h, the Q gives an annoying thump/vibration in the exhaust system. As if you are driving in a too low gear. That is no longer the case. This vibration is gone. In fact, it runs on 6 cylinders instead of 3 during partial load. If I had wanted a 3 cylinder I would have bought a Toyota Aygo!</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>To enjoy the great exhaust sound, the Q was sometimes in the RACE position as standard. All safety systems are thus figuratively put on the street. Also, but literally, 2 black stripes if you are not careful. With the slightest touch of the accelerator you got full power &amp; torque at your disposal. You could compare the accelerator with an old-fashioned light switch: on or off. After the SW update from Stephan, you can now also continuously enjoy the exhaust sound in D mode, but with the safety systems in readiness. This modern device also listens better to the driver's foot. It takes some getting used to. In each position of the DNA / Race button, the accelerator must now be pressed a little further for the same performance. The gas reaction is now much nicer to dose. More gas means more performance. It is difficult to accommodate. Except it all feels much more natural now.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>All in all, I am now even happier with my Giulia Q.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Han, upgrade to Massimo tuning</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>19/05/2020</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Thank you Stephan. You turned the best Alfa into an even better one.Those were the words with which I ended when I wrote my story about the Alfa Giulia Q Mid tuning.The Massimo tuning was not yet available at the time and I also did not have the feeling that more torque and power would add a lot to the Alfa. However, when I saw the torque curve of the Massimo tuning on the Squadra-tuning website, the blood started to crawl again where it could go. Actually, when I saw the torque and power increase it was clear, I want that too. Why? Is the question everyone should ask themselves. Well, because it was possible was my answer last time, but now I also know that the Alfa can also handle it easily. Many people think that cars with that much torque and power must have four-wheel drive to transfer all that violence to the asphalt, nothing could be further from the truth with the Alfa Giulia Q. The car is so good that it brings all the power to the asphalt with playful ease. . This is partly due to the active differential that continuously monitors the grip / slip and intervenes if necessary. In most cars this goes through the braking system, but if you want to be fast, you have to stay off the brakes as long as possible. The chosen solution from Alfa is called “Torque Vectoring” and ensures that via the differential all power is distributed over the rear wheels, whereby it is even possible to fully lock the differential if a wheel is inclined to slip.So again a careful email to Stephan, just once again with the question, is it worth it? I know from the past that he would always answer that honestly and the answer was clear. Oh well, it pushes you a little harder in the seat over a wide rev range…. Top speed, well that's high enough and the 0 to 100 is also quite good without the Massimo tuning. However, there was a comment that 100 to 200 time would be positively influenced. But the comment, “it pushes you a little harder in the seat”, was decisive for me to make another appointment. However, there was one more wish…. In the table of the DNA-R mode I saw that A was squeezed very hard and N was a bit in between. Nothing wrong with that, certainly not with bad weather to slow down a bit in A and N, but still ... I mainly use the DNA-R button to influence the behavior of the machine and the A and N position are fine settings for nice to cruise and occasionally to accelerate. With such a limitation in torque and power, I might regret that. Very carefully asked whether it could be done differently? "Yes, it is possible". was the answer. See, that's the huge advantage if a tuner knows what he's doing. No sooner said than done and this week was the day. That's what it was all about, well it pushes you a little harder in the seat. Well I can assure everyone, it does and not just a little bit. From 2500 rpm it is really enjoyable with a healthy form of tension and a smile from ear to ear. And the really great thing is, it just doesn't stop pressing in the seat. So I can only say one thing, you have already made a great car better, and that better made car you have now made much better. Actually, I secretly hoped this, and you even made it happen again.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>So let's just end with your own words, "well, it pushes you a little harder in the seat."</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#4b4b4b;min-height:16px;"></p>
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ECU TUNE: Alfa Romeo 4C by...

<p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:22px;line-height:1.66;color:#393939;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#dd000e;"><b>Squadra tuning 4C ECU tune. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#dd000e;"><b>Now offering Renowned tuner, Squadra Tuning.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#181818;min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#dd000e;">Available for tuning here in the US. Bench tuning done in house and shipped worldwide. </p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#dd000e;min-height:24px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#dd000e;">Chiptuning "Alfa Romeo 4C “</p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>What can we do to improve to a 4C?</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>Well, in terms of torque and power gains it was quickly pretty clear, there is no much to gain. An improvement of about 40 Nm/29.5ft-lb has quite an impact on a car of 900 kg/1984.16lb. The power gain of 24 hp is also significant. Especially if one understands that only increasing the turbo pressure is not going to give the maximum power at a 4C. Much more needs to be done. The software is equipped with many calculation models for the exhaust gas temperature. When it reaches a certain value, the mixture is made considerably richer. As a result, lower power. In practice, this limit is already reached when you launch from a dead stop fully loaded and reach 5000 RPM in 4th gear. In 5th and 6th this will even happen earlier in the RPM range.. On a rolling road, it depends on how it is measured. A quick measurement (less than 10 sec.) it’s fine. With a slower measurement it’s not. In stock parameter the limit is set at around 800˚C degrees exhaust gas temperature. Every tuner knows that a turbo can easily handle 950˚C. This is a calculation model, we maintain some of those margins, just to be safe. When the strategy becomes active under really tough conditions, the enrichment we apply is less strong than the factory does. If low octane fuel is used, the system will detect pinging and retard the ignition. The calculation model is provided for this. If the ignition is corrected, regularly, the exhaust gas temperature is calculated higher. In short, a beautiful model that you have to use as a tuner, provided you understand how and why.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>Some other tricks</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#900006;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>Another trick to generate more reliable power is to change the operation of the electronic thermostat. Stock it is set @ 92˚C/198˚F when driving slowly. That’s set purely for the emissions. Great, but when a driver suddenly wants to accelerate quickly then engine is too hot and has already lost power potential. We decided to modify this strategy so the engine temperature is set around 80˚C/176˚F. The engine temperature is now lower when you want to accelerate full throttle, allowing for more Hp.Tq to be available. Therefore, it generates more instant power compared to the hot engine</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#900006;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>Be careful</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#900006;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b><span style="color:#424242;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="font-size:15px;">We are convinced (with </span><span style="font-size:15px;">evidence)</span><span style="font-size:15px;">  that there is a lot of tuning software that is not equipped with such well thought through modifications. We also know that there are promises from other tuners of insane power gains that are not possible. That said, we know that components nor the engine will last with such increases. Every turbo has its limits. For example, we know that the catalytic convertor is a big restrictor in the exhaust system. Without it the power increases about 20 bhp. This means there is very high back pressure to begin with. Increasing power in this situation will result in bad things happening.</span></span></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>A short, performance tests on a rolling road is something completely different compared to a much longer full throttle situations on the open road.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>It’s a matter of finding the right balance between turbo pressure and the desired level of pre-ignition. Too much pressure gives a more retarded ignition timing and therefore less power instead of more. Too much retarded ignition also increases the exhaust temperature which can even result in some mis-firing.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Helvetica Neue';color:#e6000e;"><img width="1045" height="800" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//4C-2.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="color:#000000;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#545454;background-color:#ffffff;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>Driveability</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#900006;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>Let's talk about the 4C’s drivability! Even a car like the 4C should be easy to maneuver through the city/town etc. On the open road it can be loose and on a mountain pass or circuit it must excel. In the case of rain and snow, however, it must be severely restrained. Well that’s possible, that’s why Alfa came up with the DNA+R system.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>Unfortunately though, the Alfa engineers made no effort at all to vary the torque and power between the DNA+R modes. They are all the same 350 Nm/240 hp. We think it’s pretty irresponsible to drive with 350 Nm and 240 hp in the All weather “rain and snow” mode. The Alfa engineers did make different throttle responses in all DNA+R modes, but again not very well thought out  We adjusted them with a more logical approach which has resulted in a better driving car in all situations.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>Below is a table where it all can be clearly seen.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#545454;background-color:#ffffff;"><img width="602" height="277" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//DNAR-tabel-EN.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="color:#000000;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:18px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#545454;background-color:#ffffff;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#111111;background-color:#ffffff;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#111111;background-color:#ffffff;"><img width="1280" height="814" src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//4C-12.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="color:#000000;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>A, N, D and Race mode</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#900006;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>We de-tuned the </b><span style="color:#0a2a59;"><b>All Weather mode</b></span><b> to 250 Nm and 190 hp which is plenty still to drive reasonably. But the throttle reaction isn’t as explosive. You could almost call it lazy but let's not, let's call it restrained. But in really bad weather conditions, that’s what you want to stay in control.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>We have also de-tuned the Normal mode a bit, 300 Nm and 220 hp in combination with a more direct throttle response. Slightly less responsive than standard but more dosable to stay in control. Superb for “normal”driving.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>The real tuned torque and power is in Dynamic and Race mode. The Race mode is the same as the Dynamic mode in terms of throttle response. The power and torque is also maximized. 390 Nm and 264 hp. Full potential in the Dynamic mode but still with an electronic safety net of the ESP/ABS etc. In the Race mode, all electronic safety nets are switched off.  Stock, the situation was such that the engine was already full torque and power @ 60% acceleration peddle position. That’s not the case anymore after tuning. The 390 Nm and 264 hp are distributed over almost the full stroke of the accelerator peddle.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#424242;"><b>The final result better modulation/dosability of this light weight road racer. The Alfa 4C Squadra stile.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#da0016;"><b>Results</b></p> <ul><li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"></span><b>Developed for usage of RON98 fuel. (91 Octane is acceptable) </b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"></span><b>Higher idle speed</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"></span><b>Smoother throttle response in all mode.</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"></span><b>Modified exhaust gas temperature strategy (limit)</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0e0e;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"></span><b>Modified thermostat control</b></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0e0e0e;background-color:#ffffff;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 36px;text-indent:-36px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#0e0e0e;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:#424242;background-color:#ffffff;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#111111;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="https://squadra-tuning.com/content/uploads//4C-240pk-EN-768x587.gif" alt="4C-240pk-EN-768x587.gif" style="color:#000000;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#111111;background-color:#ffffff;min-height:16px;"></p>
Price $759.00

Giulia/Stelvio Performance...

<h1 style="margin-bottom:0px;margin-top:0px;color:#383a3b;font-family:'helvetica neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'fira sans', 'droid sans', sans-serif;font-size:15px;"><img src="https://youtu.be/wc07M-ZsdXk" alt="" /><b style="color:#dd000e;font-family:Raleway;font-size:24px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </b><b style="color:#e7000e;font-family:'Helvetica Neue';font-size:30px;">Giulia/Stelvio Performance Logger Dongle by Squadra Tuning</b></h1> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#c5000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#c5000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#c5000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p></p><video width="1026" height="513" style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" controls=""><source src="/img/cms/Squadra+Tuning+Performance+Logger.mp4" type="video/mp4"></source></video><p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#c5000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#c5000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"><b>It took ST quite some time developing this great unique tool. They call it the Performance Logger. It's an OBD device which is able to measure acceleration timing, several drivetrain parameters, a burnout/launch tool, exhaust flap control and front splitter control. In total 24 parameters and functions. All in one.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"><b>** It will be controlled by the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel**</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/Giulia-stuur.jpg" alt="" width="798" height="314" style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/Stelvio-Menu-Options.jpg" alt="" width="805" height="357" style="margin-left:auto;margin-right:auto;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>What can the Performance Logger do?</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#333333;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The core task of the Performance Logger is to continuously measure acceleration times and to save the best times. In addition, the main parameters about the condition of the engine and drivetrain are shown. The longitudinal and transverse G-forces are displayed and the highest value is also stored.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>But that’s not all. For the real drivers, ALL driving assistants can be silenced. We’ve even added a special <span style="text-decoration:underline;">burn-out or line-lock feature</span>. The fastest acceleration times can be set with the help of the Launch assist.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Finally, there is the option to clear error messages from all control units present.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/35-vs-70.jpg" alt="" width="982" height="473" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>Special options for the Quadrifoglio versions</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>For the Quadrifoglio versions, the exhaust valves can be opened. For Giulia Q’s the front splitter can be lowered for a cleaning job.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:18px;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/Splitter-3-e1597759773470.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="231" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0000dc;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>The operation and communication</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Operation is via the menu button, the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel and the “Lane Assist” button. The Performance Logger communicates via the information line on the display between the tachometer and speedometer.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#c5000e;"><b>Stelvio: AWD Shutdown and AWD Monitoring</b></p> <p></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>For Q4 Stelvio, we make it a true RWD but you can also monitor AWD Torque from the front axle. </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:18px;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/AWD-torque-241-off.jpg" alt="" width="797" height="300" /></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>Burnout Mode: </b></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:13px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0e0f10;"><b>Pushing "RES" locks the front brakes so the rears can turn freely without heating up the rear brakes. Push "RES" again and the brakes are released. No traction control will interfere. No errors while pushing the brake and gas pedal at once.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#0e0f10;min-height:15px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"><b>It's now really easy to do a massive burn-out from a complete stand still. Rock N' Roll baby!!! </b><span style="font-size:16px;line-height:normal;"><b>????</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>All functions at a glance</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Two versions are offered. The Performance Logger Full and the Performance Logger Light. The difference is the possibility to disable the ABS / TC and all other driving assistants, the absence of the Burnout mode and the Launch assist. Of course this is also reflected in a difference in price.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/PL-opties-overzicht-Q-en-2-0-1.jpg" alt="" width="712" height="1063" /></b></p> <p><b><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/PL-opties-overzicht-JTDm-2.jpg" alt="" width="888" height="1064" /><br /></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#18191a;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>More Questions?</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>If you have any questions about the Performance Logger that have not been answered after consulting the user manual below in PDF format, please send us an E-mail. </b><a href="mailto:jason@alfissimo.com"><span style="color:#0000e3;"><b>jason@alfissimo.com</b></span></a></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#202122;"><b>When ordering, we need the VIN number of the car check the exact version of the car in order to provide the correct Performance Logger.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#202122;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#d2000e;"><b>User manual:</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#d2000e;min-height:24px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#ce0013;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>Download link to </b><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ra_HJx5sPrEulAIaTARUAefoTzSVDUFF/view?usp=sharing"><span style="color:#ce0013;"><b>English user manual for Giulia Q 6MT</b></span></a><b> (PDF)</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#ce0013;"><span style="color:#333333;"><b>Download link to </b><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zm01DidFlZwKBQp6Rvcu2wSEHneh-3UP/view?usp=sharing"><span style="color:#ce0013;"><b>English user manual for Giulia Q 8AT</b></span></a><b> (PDF)</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#0000dc;"><span style="color:#a30010;"><b>Download Link </b><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/19cCOfiOZ9vTJuPC-0IP1vOPZfZ5BvINr/view"><span style="color:#0000dc;"><b>2.0L User manual for Giulia/Stelvio RWD/Q4</b></span></a><b> (PDF)</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#a30010;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway Light';color:#a30010;min-height:18px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:20px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>Important Information:</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#a30010;min-height:18px;"></p> <ul><li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>VIN (Vehicle Number) needs to be supplied</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>This version is not compatible with 2020 models…YET!</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#18191a;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>SGW Bypass needed for 02/2018&gt; Giulia/Stelvio</b></li> </ul>
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<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="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-2.jpg" 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="https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&amp;hl=en&amp;pto=aue&amp;rurl=translate.google.com&amp;sl=auto&amp;sp=nmt4&amp;tl=en&amp;u=https://squadra-tuning.nl/chiptuning/alfa-romeo/giulia/giulia-quadrifoglio/&amp;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="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-3.jpg" 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="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-4.jpg" 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="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-6.jpg" 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="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-Medio-tabel.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;" /><img width="887" height="595" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-7.jpg" 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="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/Stelvio-Q-768x621.gif" style="color:#000000;" alt="Stelvio-Q-768x621.gif" /></span></p> </div>
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ECU Tune–Squadra Powergate...

<h1><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;color:#d0121a;">The Squadra Powergate OBD programmer</span></strong></h1> <h2><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Squadra Powergate ("PWG")+ is a personal EOBD programmer specially pre-programmed for the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio. </span></span></strong></h2> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The programming procedure consists of a number of steps.</span></strong></p> <ul style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;"><li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Creation of an identification file</span></strong></li> <li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Download the identification file</span></strong></li> <li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Upload the tuning file</span></strong></li> <li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Programming tuning file</span></strong></li> <li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Clearing all error messages</span></strong></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The programming set consists of a maximum of 3 parts:</span></strong></p> <ul style="margin:2em 0px;padding:0px;line-height:1.66;list-style-position:outside;"><li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">A SGW bridge (if applicable, Feb 2018&gt;)</span></strong></li> <li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">DTC killer (optional)</span></strong></li> <li style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The Powergate3 + programmer (PWG)</span></strong></li> </ul><p style="margin:0px 0px 8px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>The Powergate3+ programmer</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;">The Powergate 3+ is a universal EOBD programmer which is specially pre-programmed for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.</p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"><b>The set consists of a compact touch screen, an EOBD cable and a mini-USB cable.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:15px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:#e6000e;"></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Naturally, the package contains a clear step-by-step manual.</span></strong></p> <p></p> <h1><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">SGW bridge.</span></strong></h1> <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;">From production in early 2018, the Giulia's and Stelvios are equipped with a so-called firewall. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This is called a SGW, which stands for Security GateWay. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The SGW ensures that 100% communication with the CAN network of the car is only possible with official diagnostic equipment. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">When using non-official diagnostic equipment, all commands and writes are blocked. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Examples are clearing error messages or resetting maintenance intervals. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">But certainly also the use of programming equipment such as the Powergate. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The use of the SGW bridge is therefore necessary.</span></span></p> <h1><strong><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">DTC killer.</span></strong></h1> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">When the Powergate is connected, a number of errors are caused which all relate to the CAN network. This cannot be prevented and is harmless. During a programming session, the injection computer is put into an electronic coma (boot mode). All other control units notice this and therefore also give an error message. In short, after a programming session dozens of errors have been detected. When the ignition is switched off and on a few seconds later, this is no longer visible, but the errors are still stored in the memories of the various control units.</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;">The DTC killer ensures that ALL error messages are deleted. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">The operation is simple. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">Switch on the ignition, plug the DTC killer into the EOBD plug and wait for the red LED to stop flashing. </span><span style="vertical-align:inherit;">This takes about 45 seconds, after which the DTC killer can be removed.</span></span></p> <p><img width="400" height="304" src="https://squadra-tuning.nl/content/uploads/DTC-killer-1b-e1566215905600.jpg" class="attachment-content-block-image size-content-block-image" alt="" style="border:0px;height:auto;vertical-align:middle;color:#161616;font-family:Gotham, Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:18px;" /></p> <p><b style="color:rgb(210,0,14);font-family:Raleway;font-size:30px;"></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(210,0,14);"><b>Squadra Tuning ECU tune for the 2.0L 280Hp Giulia/Stelvio</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;min-height:16px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:16.9px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Squadra-Tuning tuned here in the US</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="font-size:11px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><br /></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(16,16,16);"><b>The 2.0 Turbo MultiAir engine in the Giulia/Stelvio has been put on the market with 280 hp and 400 Nm (295 ft-lb). However, the rolling road tests show very different values. Everything between 440 (324.5 ft-lb) and 460 (339.3 ft-lb) Nm and between 280 and 310 (!) Hp is possible. The first-produced Giulia’s were shown to have the most Hp/Tq.<br /><br /><br /></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Despite these major differences, the big question for us was how much extra we could extract from the motor. After a lot of research and testing, we can only say that there is not much to gain Hp wise but much more in Torque. With some turbo pressure increase in the mid speed range, about 20 to 30 Nm is added. By advancing the ignition at higher speeds around 10 to 12 hp. Increasing turbo pressure at higher revs unfortunately brings NOTHING extra, except for an increased risk of ignition problems due to too much back pressure from the catalyst.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Using the highest quality/octane fuel is a must to achieve the best performance.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>That said “improvements” can be achieved in other areas.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>DNA settings</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The torque and power in N and D position are the same as standard. In the A-position it is considerably lower.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>With our tuning program we have put the old 200 hp to 230 hp setting in the A-position. The N position is a happy medium between The A and D positions. The D-position achieves the maximum achievable performance.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Speed limiter</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The Giulia is limited at top speed. At 240 km/h, 149mph. While the entire German industry limits at 250 km/h, 155mph.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Incomprehensible so we increased the limit to 270 km/h, 167.7 mph. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>EGR</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The 2.0 MultiAir engine is equipped with both an external and internal EGR control. The external system is really outside the engine. Exhaust gases are drawn off at the outlet and returned to the inlet via a water cooler. EGR is never good for the technology and the flexibility of the engine. That is why we would prefer to switch it off.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>So now the EGR valve does not work at all and in fact is later removed by the manufacturer from these cars. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The same applies to the internal EGR. This is accomplished by slightly opening the MultiAir system during the exhaust stroke, controlled by the MultiAir system. For example, a small amount of exhaust gas flows into the inlet, which is sucked in again with the next intake stroke. The operation of this can also not be monitored or read on the diagnostic equipment. We have found how we can disable this in the software.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Speedlimiter when the car is stationary</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Alfa drivers sometimes tend to install a different exhaust. Every now and then they would like to show off their exhaust note. By default that does not work so well because the revs are limited to 3500 revs.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have adjusted it to the normal level of 6,000 rpm. Enjoy Sounds!</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Modified intercooler strategy (from November 1, 2020).</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The 2.0T engine is equipped with a water-cooled intercooler system. In the intake manifold is a heat exchanger through which coolant is pumped. The colder this coolant is,  the lower the inlet temperature will be. And the lower the inlet temperature, the more oxygen the air will contain, which directly translates into more torque and power.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>However, the Alfa Romeo engineers have not done their best to make the coolant as cool as possible. By changing the strategy of the cooling water pump, the liquid cools down faster and to a lower temperature. Obviously, this requires wind into the intercooler. So at lower speeds there is not much to be gained from it but as soon as the speeds rise, an extra buffer is built up in the intercooler cooling system so that when the real power is used, more torque and power will be available.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Test drives have shown that the inlet temperature was about 10 degrees lower than standard. Which equates to about 3% more oxygen. In theory, that produces about 14 Nm and 9 hp more. This is NOT measurable on a rolling road due to insufficient cooling/wind. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>*This is also one reason why we do not recommend removing factory airbox for a cone air filter/silicone hose in engine bay. Testing with this filter has shown to reduce Hp of upwards of 25bhp and shown significantly higher intake air temperatures. It’s a performance defeating product. BMC or Sprint replacement panel filters are suggested for this instead. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Temperature limiters</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Despite the relatively small torque and power gain, we still want to protect the extra technology the vehicle is equipped with. The software offers great possibilities for this. And especially in the cold state. Depending on the oil temperature, we have limited the maximum torque and power. The full potential is only present when the oil temperature has reached 70 degrees (similar to the QV and it's race-mode on a cold engine).</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>High inlet temperatures (measured in the intake manifold, the air that really matters) increase the chance of pinging. From 65 degree C˚/149˚F inlet temperature, we allow the maximum torque and power to decrease. This 65 C˚˚/149˚F is not achieved under normal circumstances. but only with a combination of warm weather and long-term full load can this occur. And only then is the extra protection useful.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We have also done adjustments with the water temperature limit. By default, it intervenes from 110 degrees C˚/230˚F. We find that a bit late considering the normal working temperature of around 85-88 C˚/185-190.4˚F degrees. We have lowered that to 104 C˚/219.2˚F. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>The standard power of 320 hp is well achieved with the use of RON95 fuel/91 Octane Fuel. As stated, we achieve the gains by advancing the ignition at higher speeds. RON98 fuel/93 Octane Fuel can bring more power and on RON95, the ignition will regulate itself again so that the power increase is slightly decreased but not by much. RON100 and 102 offer even more. We do hereby prefer RON98 from brand fuel companies. For example Shell V-power (again RON98 since the beginning of 2018) or BP ultimate 98. We do not recommend RON98 fuel from a “budget pump”.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>USA: 91-93+ Octane from Top tier gas stations, preferred Shell, Chevron.  </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Start / stop strategy</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>We completely switch off the start / stop system of course.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;color:rgb(230,0,14);"><b>Accelerator pedal</b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(230,0,14);"><b> </b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>has not been adjusted, combined with the tune it is not needed. It's very balanced in all settings</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>On a 280 bhp tuning ST did not do anything to the throttle response. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>In a car without Race mode ST's opinion (and we completely agree) is that the throttle response is very well balanced in all settings. Squadra does not like aggressive throttle responses, the car becomes uncontrollable/jumpy/erratic. When you are driving on smaller country roads or on mountain roads it's very important that you are able to control the exact amount of torque. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(230,0,14);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(0,0,0);"><b>* </b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Race-Mode</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>For cars with Race-mode it's different. As you know when Race is activated in PROXI the engine is functioning like it's in Normal. Regardless if the DNA setting is on A, N, D or Race. However the gearbox still does see the difference between A, N, D and Race.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>You should really realize that the shifting behavior from the gearbox has a very big influence on the driving experience.</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>* Race-Mode can be tuned in for those that have it installed or will install in the future. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>After a long road trip to the Italian Alps ST decided to maintain the Normal throttle response for cars with activated Race mode. So the throttle response is like in Normal in all settings from the DNA + Race switch. That really gives the best dosable torque and power.  There is no need for throttle controllers, it's a perfectly matched with the Squadra Tune for the 2.0L You will find you have much better control. Using a throttle tuner will cause the vehicle to be less smooth, it can be jumpy and out of control as noted. That's not what we consider an upgrade. </b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:19px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(176,0,16);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b>Results</b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:19px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(176,0,16);min-height:22px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;text-decoration:underline;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <ul><li><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(11,11,11);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Read the above article for all information and features</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(11,11,11);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>DNA: In "D" mode = tuning, in "N" mode = standard power</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(11,11,11);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Speed limiter adjustment (149mph to 167.7mph)</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(11,11,11);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Start/stop disabled</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(11,11,11);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Rev-Limiter removed when stationary (6,000 RPM)</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(11,11,11);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Use RON98 strongly recommended</b></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(195,0,21);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b></b><a href="http://squadra-tuning.com/obd-tools/"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Optional:</b></span></a></span><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(0,0,211);"><b>- </b><a href="https://alfissimo.com/squadra-tuning/1985-powergate-3-obd-programmer-flash-tune-by-squadra-tuning.html"><span style="color:rgb(195,0,21);"><b>POWERGATE OBD TUNER</b></span></a></span></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(0,0,233);"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b><a href="http://squadra-tuning.com/obd-tools/"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b>Optional: SGW bridge</b></span></a></span></li> </ul></li></ul><p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(51,51,51);min-height:16px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(51,51,51);min-height:13px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(221,0,14);"><b>More Information:</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(221,0,14);min-height:15px;"></p> <ol><li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>Tune done via OBDII port by owner</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span>Touch screen controls, very user friendly</li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span>No ECU removal</li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span>Stock map is saved on device for easy flash back</li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>Engineered in Holland, tuned in the USA</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>91 Octane+ required</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>Warranty - We warranty the operation of the software only. We do not warranty any damages that may occur (i.e, Engine damage or loss of Factory warranty, damage by third party, loss of tune due to factory software update). None of which will happen with this tune. </b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>No emissions components have been modified</b></li> <li style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Times;"><b></b></span><b>Squadra Powergate3+ User Manual: </b><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O-Evm5bieZkLPZFlPqtN-rklV47TyT3r/view"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,233);"><b>Powergate3+ User Manual</b></span></a></li> </ol><p style="margin:0px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Raleway SemiBold';color:rgb(51,51,51);min-height:13px;"><span style="line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><b></b></span></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;color:rgb(221,0,14);"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:14px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;"><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/alfa-romeo-giuliastelvio-20l-280hp-flash-tune.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="553" style="color:#676767;font-size:inherit;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" /></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"></p> <p style="margin:0px 0px 1.5em;padding:0px;font-size:inherit;line-height:1.66;color:#676767;"></p> <h2>Call before ordering to discuss the product. </h2> <p>"Race use ONLY"</p>
Price $899.00

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 www.stuff4car.com.</p> <p>PDF INSTRUCTIONS: <strong><span style="color:#d0121a;"><a href="https://shop.stuff4car.com/image/catalog/Instrukcje/SGB0001/UIM0001.A03.pdf"><span style="color:#d0121a;">INSTRUCTIONS</span></a></span></strong></p> <p><img src="https://alfissimo.com/img/cms/SGW_Module_1024x1024.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="659" /></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>
Price $59.00
DTC Killer by Squadra DTC Killer by Squadra
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DTC Killer by Squadra

<p style="margin:0px;font-size:30px;line-height:normal;font-family:'Helvetica Neue';color:#e6000e;"><b>DTC Killer by Squadra</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:24px;line-height:normal;font-family:Helvetica;color:#111111;background-color:#ffffff;min-height:29px;"></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;background-color:#ffffff;"><b>When the Powergate is connected, a number of errors are caused, all of which are related to the CAN network. This is unavoidable and does no harm. <br /></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;background-color:#ffffff;"><b>During a programming session, the injection computer is brought into an electronic coma (boot mode). All other control units notice this and therefore give an error message. In short, after a programming session, 10 errors were detected. When the ignition is turned off and a few seconds later, nothing of this is visible anymore. But the errors remain stored in the memories of the various control units.</b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;background-color:#ffffff;min-height:21px;"><b></b></p> <p style="margin:0px;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;font-family:Raleway;background-color:#ffffff;"><b>The DTC killer ensures that ALL error messages are erased. The operation is simple. Switch on the DTC killer, plug it into the EOBD connector and wait for the red LED to stop flashing. This takes about 45 sec. Then remove the DTC killer.</b></p>
Price $50.00