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Having got absolutely knowhere on the 'upgrading' of my BSR stage 1 ppc (2.0), my cash is available to a variety of tuners!
Being simple ive narrowed it down to BSR
and Maptun who are offering upgrades of similar cost.
However, the Maptun is 245bhp & 360Nm. The bhp is up 30 on my current upgrade the torque is only up 7Nm. I'm wondering the difference i'll notice??.

BSR 239 & 385Nm - bags more torque.

Am I better going for the torquee option?

Appreciate your comments on how the difference in the power delivery of the two upgrades would feel compared to current power.

One benefit of Maptun would be the possibility of Stage 4 when my lpt goes
Cheers - P
 

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Advantage of Maptun is they are a Saab-only specialist tuner unlike BSR, and by all accounts the Maptun power/torque graphs are smoother giving nicer driving characteristics.
Also Maptun give a discount on any future Stage upgrades if already have a Maptun ECU...good for that Stage 4 at a later date.
 

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I'm planning to move from Speedparts Stg3 to Maptun Stg 4 but really only due to aquiring the right hardware I need for Maptun.
I was more than happy with Speedparts Stg3. I read up a lot on this and I'd say (having never compared them myself) that BSR is probably less subtle than Maptun which is deemed a bit smoother in its approach.
You will certainly not go wrong with either but definitely have a look at the upgrade path and whether you would consider the hardware that each tuner requires for stage 4.
No matter how much you think you wont go to stage 4, there is always the chance (talking from experience here!)

In saying that - for the 9k Aero torque is quoted at 440Nm for both suppliers so sounds like you have more to consider here.

I do think Maptuns newish website is great and really lets you see all the parts on the upgrade path and how much they are - nice and transparent.
 

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Whats your experience of customer service with the varying tuners?

To be frank, and in my opinion I am finding getting even the simplest of answers out of BSR very frustrating even when its obvious I want to part with some readies!
Ive made phone calls, emails and all they can say is talk to your dealer, who has had just about as much luck.
Very frustrating. Maptun any better?
 

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I didnt go BSR. I went with Speedparts(BSR programs for Stg1 and 2 and reputedly SQR for Stg3 but dont quote me) via Elkparts.
Elk are VERY good re. customer service and are good at prodding Speedparts if things get slow.
Got same day email replies and next day deliveries apart from the stuff direct from Sweden which was still pretty quick.
 
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