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      03-07-2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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HP Increase through Software Update

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I've a 2012 model 1.16i. Currently it's horsepower is 136 hp, as you know.

Couple of friends of mine said that it's horsepower could be increased by a software upgrade that at the moment it's being limited by the system program.

How exactly is that process? Is just really just a software upgrade or do I need some additional stuff implemented as well? Also has anyone tried this before?

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      03-07-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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You basically plug a small box into various connectors into your engine bay, to manipulate signals between sensors and actuators. It is done by software, and will give you a significant increase in power. Several people on this forum have done it. There are expensive boxes available that will ensure warranty as well.
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