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Remap pros and cons
« on: March 03, 2019, 06:29:37 PM »
As above what are people’s opinions?
Which company gives the best vfm ?
Do I need a few mods before a remap ??

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 08:02:45 PM »
Just do it.
Revo probably the best, I am very happy with my pendle performance one however.
No mods required.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 09:09:10 PM »
There is a place on the outskirts of Gloucester that does the APR remap, I was going to give them a call .

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 09:43:15 PM »
Phone them first thing!

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 02:55:09 PM »
Pro - Faster acceleration

Cons are the usual boring ones - shorter lifespan of most things and reduced mpg.
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 04:07:50 PM »
Not worried about mpg.
I do 14 miles per week and Prescott hill climb drivers day a couple of times per year.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 05:25:36 PM »
If it's a manual, you will more than likely need a clutch.  An uprated HPFP is a wise investment also.
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 10:07:23 PM »
It’s a DSG
I am going to Turner race developments near Gloucester.
They didn’t mention I would need a HPFP for a stage 1 map but I will ring them tomorrow to double check.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 11:23:43 PM »
It’s a DSG
I am going to Turner race developments near Gloucester.
They didn’t mention I would need a HPFP for a stage 1 map but I will ring them tomorrow to double check.

No need for HPFP for stage 1, DSG will not need any upgrades unless you go for Stage2+ then a DSG map would be a good idea.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 01:35:40 AM »
I will be sticking with stage 1.
Next on my list will be the suspension refurb.
A stiffer rear arb will be fitted along with some lowering springs.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2019, 06:28:16 AM »
Fuel and cool ie HPFP and s3 intercooler are helpful on these engines whatever stage of tuning you choose. Since the hpfp is cam driven, its output is determined by engine revs and can struggle in the midrange when the torque is surging. You’re looking at @£350 parts for Vis internals and a used s3 intercooler and a custom tune from the likes of Rtech will maximise their potential.

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2019, 09:29:32 AM »
What year S3 do I need the Intercooler from ?

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2019, 11:51:26 AM »
8P generation, 2006 to 2012

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2019, 03:25:07 PM »
I better start looking

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Re: Remap pros and cons
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2019, 08:31:28 PM »
Unless you murder the clutch it will be fine for a while yet.

I had an APR map done on our BWA engined Passat, being an estate it is a heavy old thing. I ended up with 300 lb/ft of torque so I am careful with the clutch as much as I can, I don't let it labour in sixth on the motorway etc. (Not that it struggles, it just goes like stink no matter what gear it is in).