Hello Greybeard2, yeah I know, I should and will in the near future.Hi JimKia. Have you made any progress with soundproofing? Might be worthy of listing a separate section so we can follow.
I have the Power On BOX and the last year VC Power were only on Facebook and now that is gone. About the same time I started getting Swiftec emails, maybe look them up as they are Portugal. Is the GT Picanto cup still a thing in Portugal?Hi!!!! I'm a proud owner of a 2018 kia picanto GT Line 1.0T and back in the day when I bough the car I knew that VC Power did a Power On Box with a tune. I couldn't afford it back then so I decided to wait. Now, I can't get to their website (I think is down for some reason) and I saw this company Bluespark making these tunes.... Can anyone give me some feedback on this product? Does it really work? Is it realiable, any issues? What is the difference bettween this and the Power On Box? Is it possible to install it without removing any body panels?
And finally one last big question..... With this tune does it really make the car feel different? Is it a big improvement? What I'm trying to say/ask is -> Is it worth it? Can a person feel the difference while driving or should I spend the money on set of lowering springs to improve the handeling since addding more power won't do much?
Thank you all for the help!!!!
Love this community!
(BTW I'm from Portugal and I closely follow the races with the picantos here in Portugal! Go check my instagram: clubkiapicanto)
I can hear the same noise from my 2020 Picanto GT, mostly notice it when I come home from work in the early hours of the morning when there are no other noises. Not sure what it is, I haven't done any mods to the car so this is a standard noise.Thanks guys, appreciate the info.
Yeah sounds like sweet music to my ears, more is better hehe, E coming up some 200km to go then I flip the setting. 😃
Understand about the low mileage on my car so far, actually had those thoughts too, did throttle hard a few times sure, but did not torture clutch as hard and neither the brakes so was just surprised when nothing, nothing, nothing and then suddenly like driving past a burning building. So had me worried for a sec, great to hear you experienced same or similar things.
The notice I heard today again, if fact I hear it every time I shut the car off, for some seconds and then it goes away. It is def electrical in nature, like a combination between a tone, beep and GPU coil whine on steroids. Now that I know of it I can surely hear it each time, but if unaware I might have missed it before? I cannot tell if there before the box or if coming after and that is a bit irritating, although hard to imagine I have missed it all this time before box montage?
If it is a new noise I would not like it to be honest, but if always there then I would worry less I suppose but if no one else notice this I might have to try bypass plug later and see if any difference? I don't think it come from the box itself though, but since I also am using battery handle as mounting point it is very close to the ECU itself and the area it is coming from.
A bit high pitched very much like that of power regulating circuitry can give off, I suppose could also be a on PCB beeper fed very low voltage so just on the borderline of starting up, feed more power and the signal get cleaner but again I am speculating wildly here have not dialed it it down and even if it in the end turn out to be nothing to worry about, still would be nice to have to it explained either way? Hopefully time will tell, or better yet go away haha..
A assume you beeh using the box for a longer period with no trouble?
Are you going to get it dyno'd after the work?I just fitted the bluespark box to my MY19 picanto GT. All I can say is wow its a little pocket rocket now I also have a throttle controller fitted and bang it really sharpens up the response no turbo lag just puts you back in the seat. Just getting to the boost sensor is a bitch. The cars off to get a cat back from the turbo 2 inch exhaust next week they are taking of the second catalytic converter to improve flow hopefully it will improve the top end.