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    Question Ive lost 40 horses somewhere !?!?!?!

    Ive got a Vauxhall Astra Coupe Turbo with the phase 3.5 from Regal , i been told this should produce 290ish BHP , the previous owner told me he got it rolling roaded at 266BHP with 312lb of torque with a dead turbo , the previous owner fitted an Astra VXR Turbo with uprated internals.

    I got it on the rolling road today at JamSport and i was shocked to say the least when the results were 250BHP @ 5100rpm and 295lb of torque at 3000rpm

    What can be wrong ??

    Been told next time to remove the traction control fuse as that will make a big difference , is this true ??

    Im really baffled and gutted about this so any help will be much appreciated

    Many thanks

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    Yeah TC fuse should be removed, could be the problem

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    Cheers mate , but is something that small like a fuse , can it really hide 40bhp ?

    Im just bamboozled :P

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    Yeah it really makes the car hold back on power. Though TBH I would have thought they would have removed it. When mine was RR there it got good figures.

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    Did you go to Jamsport then ?

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    Dont forget, from rolling road to other rolling roads, figures will always be different aswell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms1989 View Post
    Dont forget, from rolling road to other rolling roads, figures will always be different aswell
    Can't see them being 40bhp out though, lol.

    As everyone eles has said matey, the fuse needs to be removed for the traction control to be turned off


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbull_VXR View Post
    Did you go to Jamsport then ?
    Yeah have been there in the past

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    So if you want your traction control off jus pull the fuse??

    Does this put the light on, if not why do people use the switches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzball View Post
    Does this put the light on, if not why do people use the switches?
    Because the fuse also controls power steering and ABS, so you lose it all.

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