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Stage 1
« on: August 02, 2017, 01:15:42 PM »
Hi All,

Just wanted to share my experience...

I've purchased Bluefin Stage 1 remap for my 07 GTI :-)

Today was the day when my parcell arrived (7am to be precise).

It is on offer now for £332 (from £399) from their website or Demon Tweeks.

It took me about 45 mins from start to finish! Very easy to do, just follow instructions.

I took it for a drive, easy to start with, waited for engine to warm up. I can feel slight difference even driving steady.

Put my foot down and... Wow... it is quick now! More responsive. Every gear now pulls so easy now.

I have Oversized Ram Air and custom non res cat back... and maaaan it sound mean now! As soon as it hit boost or when on wot it sound unreal!

I cant even think what you guys with proper custom maps think of your GTIs :-)

Generally I am very impressed with Bluefin and what it offers for so little.

Happy now :-)



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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 04:42:21 PM »
The sponsors/tuners rarely come onto the forum, but glad you're happy!

There's nothing not 'proper' about Bluefin.  A map is a map at the end of the day!
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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 07:36:47 PM »
Was wondering if anybody on forum had experience both Bluefin and other remaps. Was there a difference? If yes, was it noticable?
Also, did any of you Stage 1 Bluefin guys had a rolling road print out? What's the bhp and torque figures? I know they quote 41bhp increase, but...?

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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 11:31:30 AM »
From what I gather, the consensus on Bluefin/Superchips TFSI maps is that at Stage 1 they're ok, but their 2/2+ maps seem to have a bit of a bad cred.

There was a thread a long, long time ago where a Stage 2/2+ Bluefin car was data logged, and it didn't sound great. Think along the lines of big boost spikes etc.

If you're happy with how the car now drives, and all the necessaries are in check - boost, timing, AFR - then happy days :)

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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 02:37:16 PM »
That may have been an isolated case, and tends to be the one everyone links back to on here and the FB group when people are feeling a bit witch hunty. 

The majority of Superchips customers seem happy with the results.  They've been remapping for decades and tend to give realistic (I.e. less than the crowd pleasing tuners) bhp figures. 

Tbh, I find their figures more believable than the 380ish people quote for a pegged out Ed30.  I like that they show what happens below 2500rpm as well.

http://www.superchips.co.uk/curves/VWGolfGTIEdition30%20Stage3%20WM.pdf

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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 06:54:18 PM »
So how would I know if all my parameters (boost, afr, timing etc.) are all as they should be? Got no facillity to check myself.
I guess Bluefin map should adjust all of the above?

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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 11:43:32 PM »
So how would I know if all my parameters (boost, afr, timing etc.) are all as they should be? Got no facillity to check myself.
I guess Bluefin map should adjust all of the above?

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Yeah a good map alters the right parameters in the right way. Any decent VW/Audi specialist should have the kit (VCDS) to do some logging. It's basically just some software on a laptop that pulls data from the car's ECU. There are quite a few people on here that have it as well.

I wouldn't worry about it though. It wouldn't hurt to see what's going on in terms of boost etc, but I'd be really surprised if a Stage 1 Superchips map was doing anything seriously detrimental.

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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 11:46:20 PM »
So how would I know if all my parameters (boost, afr, timing etc.) are all as they should be? Got no facillity to check myself.
I guess Bluefin map should adjust all of the above?

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Yeah a good map alters the right parameters in the right way. Any decent VW/Audi specialist should have the kit (VCDS) to do some logging. It's basically just some software on a laptop that pulls data from the car's ECU. There are quite a few people on here that have it as well.

I wouldn't worry about it though. It wouldn't hurt to see what's going on in terms of boost etc, but I'd be really surprised if a Stage 1 Superchips map was doing anything seriously detrimental.
You saying it is safe ?

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Re: Stage 1
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 11:49:55 PM »
Yeah, it'll be fine mate!