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Real Customers, Real Feedback: Alfa Romeo 4C Performance Upgrade by MADNESS - Brian

We've had a couple of requests from fellow Alfa Romeo 4C owners asking for some more feedback from customers regarding some of our products.

One of our customers, Brian came in to our new location here in Austin, Texas and opted to get our MAXPower ECM with Bluetooth Control which is available here:

https://madnessautoworks.com/2017-Al...ontrol-pid4129

He also had us install his Engine Control Module for him and was kind enough let us film his honest reaction before and after using the ECM.

We filmed him driving his Alfa Romeo 4C with the MAXPower off then we had him put it on Sport Plus and he shared his honest feedback with our ECM on Sport Plus.

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Sounds good, essentially, 1795 us dollars for anothe ecu, especially whilst still under warranty, the swapping seems to be a pain in the rse,,,,with the blue tooth version of your kit, compared to non blue tooth, do we still have the option to "manualise" max settings when our phones are off?

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Also, i forgot to ask, is there the capability to download future updates? Cheers

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Wow, that was kinda inconclusive video I was hoping for more footage of the 4C putting the power down.

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Wow, that was kinda inconclusive video I was hoping for more footage of the 4C putting the power down.
I also purchased the Madness piggy back (non-BT version), if you have any questions let me know. In short, it's one of the best bang for buck mods I've done. It rounds out the upper ranges of the power band so that it doesn't lose steam at the top-end. Very satisfied so far.
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Do this in ANY way change the throttle response to the pedal input as compared to stock? No offense intended in any way with the question. I am just wondering if it 'feels' faster as a result.

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Do this in ANY way change the throttle response to the pedal input as compared to stock? No offense intended in any way with the question. I am just wondering if it 'feels' faster as a result.
I can't speak to the product in question, but I think that throttle remapping is a trick that all ltunes (and your DNA selector) employ. However, performance graphs tend to also show greater horsepower and torque than stock when compared at the same RPM. So they typically not only "feel" faster, but actually are.

Madness, since you have access to a dyno (per your other threads), you no doubt have some graphs you could share (stock, vs. this). I'm guessing they are already on your website, but perhaps you could post them here?

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Do this in ANY way change the throttle response to the pedal input as compared to stock? No offense intended in any way with the question. I am just wondering if it 'feels' faster as a result.
As I can tell, no throttle input changes. I know how those feel, as I did that with Apexi's controller for my old 3rd gen miata. This is only a piggyback, not a full ecu. It's simply changing parameters on the MAP and boost sensors, and I'm assuming, tricking the computer to provide more fuel and boost.
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This is from their website, for those interested:

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Sounds good, essentially, 1795 us dollars for anothe ecu, especially whilst still under warranty, the swapping seems to be a pain in the rse,,,,with the blue tooth version of your kit, compared to non blue tooth, do we still have the option to "manualise" max settings when our phones are off?
Changing out the ECU is very easy and fast. Swap can be done in a business suit in less than 5 minutes. Just 4 screws to remove and the two connectors which snap off easily. It sits at the top center of the bulkhead between the engine and trunk.
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