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Speedhawk Diesel Tuning Box Vs Cheaper Options

22nd October 2009 | Share:

Why should you buy our tuning box at £350 when you could go elsewhere and get a tuning box for half the price?

This is a question that is put to us fairly regularly. For those who have shopped around you will see there are quite a few sellers of tuning boxes. Many of them (especially on eBay) sell tuning boxes at a significantly cheaper price than the Speedhawk box. However there is a reason for this.

The first thing we want to do is point out a few facts:

  • A £10 coffee machine and a £1000 coffee machine both make coffee.
  • A Ford KA and a Ferrari will both get you from A to B.
  • You can watch a football match on a 17” TV from Asda or a 42” Flatscreen from Philips.
  • You can tune a car with a cheap tuning box and with a Speedhawk box .

I think you get the idea, with the Speedhawk tuning box you are getting premium quality and performance.

Now of course anyone could write the above, claim that theirs are “premium” and still sell them cheap. So what is it that actually sets the Speedhawk apart? what is it that gives it that “premium” status? Answer: Everything!

The Speedhawk system, like others, is digital, it uses microprocessors (the current buzz word), and can be described with such phrases like ‘constant adaptive tuning’, ‘intelligent engine protection’ and other such vague and meaningless statements. However what really counts is what the system can actually do.

The software behind the tuning parameters is much more advanced than any other we have encountered on the market. The Speedhawk box can adjust the tuning so much more accurately than others which makes the tuning maps more effective. This of course results in better efficiency which in turn results in more power and better mpg.

The Speedhawk box is truly digital and reprogrammable. A lot of ‘digital’ tuning boxes use digital components, but are not actually programmable. This reprogrammable nature of the Speedhawk tuning box means it can be adjusted over and over again to ensure you have the best tuning available for your vehicle.

The Speedhawk box is remotely programmable. By this we mean you can update the tuning files yourself. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. This means you don’t have to send the box back to us, and have to wait for us to update it and get it sent back to you. Which if the seller is in a different country can be a real pain!

The Speedhawk box comes with multiple preset tuning files. There are some tuning boxes out there that come with 1 tuning setting. These by their very nature must use very restricted tuning as there is the possibility of it causing issues with your car. If that occurs then you need have no chance of solving the problem with simple adjustment.

Our tuning box settings are different tuning maps, not a simple power adjustment like the cheaper ones use. This doesn’t change the tuning map characteristics, it just increases or decreases the set tuning map as a whole. This can result in very poor performance should you need to decrease the power to stop faults occurring from over-tuning. With our 9 settings, you get 9 individual tuning maps with varying characteristics. This means you can eliminate faults while still achieving the top performance results.

The Speedhawk tuning box comes with a remote control. This feature means you can switch the tuning on/off whilst driving. Unlike all other tuning boxes (not just the cheap ones) you don’t have to switch the engine off, open the bonnet, switch it off (or even uninstall it) just to turn the tuning off. You simply press the button on the remote and hey presto! Job done.

The remote programmable feature of the tuning box means if you change your car, you can reprogram the tuning box to the new car yourself without the need to send it back to us. With the cheaper ones you would need to send it back if it can be reprogrammed, and for those that can’t you will have to purchase a whole new tuning box.

As you can see there are many factors that make the Speedhawk tuning box better than the cheaper ones technologically. And then there is the Lifetime warranty, 28 day money back guarantee and the unrivalled before and after sales support backed up with over 20 years of diesel tuning experience.

We could go on but hope that this is enough to show you that while 2 different tuning boxes may claim similar things, the product and results can be vastly different.


9 Responses to “Speedhawk Diesel Tuning Box Vs Cheaper Options”

  1. David Powley says:

    I will be purchasing a Chrysler 300c CRD Touring for my chauffeur business very soon. So I have been scouring the web looking for a chip tuning box to save me some money in fuel (40-50,000 miles a year).
    Your above explanation is a breath of fresh air – I have read so such hipe and bullshit from so many companies and individuals selling tuning chips that I was about to give up and not bother, rather than risk my money and possibly damage my lovely new car!
    I have not seen so far on the web at least, another product that offers as much for the price – the remote control is a great idea – what to speak of the lifetime warranty!
    So I have bookmarked this site and I WILL be back.

  2. BHP Plus says:

    @David Powley
    Thankyou for your great comment, we put a lot of time and effort in to make sure our product offers the best value for money. Providing a ‘quality’ product is far more important to us than providing a ‘cheap’ product.

  3. David Simons says:

    I bought a speedhawk in December 2009 for my 2.0 DCI Renault Laguna Coupe. Fitting was very straightforward although I did need some hand holding due to the layout of the Renault engine. BHPPlus were very helpful and tolerant of my dumb questions. Once fitted the box has fulfilled all my expectations. Acceleration and low speed pull is much improved. On a 2000 Km round trip to southern Germany on autoroutes and autobahns I averaged approx 58 mpg.
    I heartily recommend this box!!

  4. Mick s says:

    Honda CRV 2.2i ctdi 2007 dec 2010
    Fitted in around 10 mins, remove top cover from engine, disconect plug on end of common rail, fitted unit 2 x plugs,then tested as per instructions, using setting number 5, there was an imediate improvement in torque noticed, the onboard mpg figure averaged out around 34mpg before fitting, it is now averaging around 41 or 42mpg, there is always a bit of discrepency from the onboard system in my view, but this seams to be quite close to the improvement going by reduced fuel stops etc, I have not yet tried the remaining settings as i’m happy for now and don’t have the time to compare just now I will comment again after testing the other settings, very happy with the purchase so far.

  5. ako says:

    hi can you do it for Hervey truck like Scania,Volvo, actors,man, Renault

  6. Ossie Oamra says:

    I drive a Chrysler Touring 300C I have had my Speedhawk box fitted for over two years. The best money I have spent on my car and I have spent a lot. Around town I average 30mph and on the motorway I average 50+ I have even for a short period achived 65mph this is in a car that weights two tonns. If you stay a 70mph for long periods you can easily average 55mpg. I like the fact that you can adjust the box, but I have kept mine on number 3 all the time as economy was the reason I bought it.
    I cannot recommend this box enough.

  7. David Powley says:

    Well, I have had a Speedhawk box in my Chrysler 300C for 2 years and 50,000 miles and have never noticed much difference in economy under most driving conditions. I was working it out by the tank full and I consistently got 20 – 26 driving all day in London, 26 – 35 mixed driving, 40+ on a run – which is more or less what the factory figures state.
    The computer mpg readout on the car is not accurate with the Speedhawk or any other chip installed.
    These onboard computer mpg figures were set up on a rolling road in the factory with brand new cars and specific tolerances – this isn’t real life.
    If you take into consideration age, mileage, tyres, weather etc and then add any chip box then these mpg figures are way, way off.
    I am not disputing the fact that this device give you more mpg but I do question the accuracy of some of the computer mpg readings quoted by “happy customers.”
    What I do love about it is the extra bhp oomph that I get! Turn it up to 6 or 7 and hit the throttle and I am flying. Amazing response with no turbo lag. Great when you need the power. If you turn it of for a while and then back back on again it is like driving a different car.
    On the whole I am very happy with the SpeedHawk – I have had cheaper, inferior chip boxes in the past but this is the best so far.

  8. BHP Plus says:

    Hi Ako,

    unfortunately we have no solutions for large commercials at this time.

  9. Hey
    My speed hawk keeps shutting down my hilux 2kd, it is set on 5 and after shutting down the hilux I then move down to 4 and problem still exist please help be it cost me over Jamaican 45,000 dollars to purchase n having issues with it.
    I need help.


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