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wolfsburggolf

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41 posts

64 months

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Hi all,

I'm wondering if anybody has ever used the company 'Superchips' to have their A3/A4 1.8T engines remapped? Obvious this engine is used in Golf's and Seat Leon's likewise, so same question applies.

I'm just trying to find out what the best company is for a remap. There is a Superchips dealer about 15 miles from my house, so they would be an 'easy' option.

Cheers

Bitzer

2,654 posts

54 months

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Superchips offer the Bluefin 'plug and play' device.... http://www.autops.co.uk/product.asp?catalog=020901...


mnkiboy

2,531 posts

52 months

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Traditionally REVO have been the big name for VAG group upgrades, but Superchips have been around for years so can't imagine you would have any problems with them.

StottyZr

5,189 posts

49 months

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Superchips are well known and I wouldn't worry about using them.

Although you may want to find out what engine you have first, there are a lot of varints on the 1.8 20vT engines.

wolfsburggolf

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41 posts

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Thanks for the responses guys!

Yes I get the impression that Superchips really know what they're doing. I've heard a lot about REVO as well, they are obviously pretty good too.

I have been in contact with AMD in Essex, and they claim they can get 70 Nm of torque with + 40-45 bhp. They're also £100 cheaper than Superchips....but again, I don't know if they are as good as Superchips or REVO (and Id have to travel all the way to London which is a pretty epic journey for where I live)

My engine code is AGU


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wolfsburggolf

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41 posts

64 months

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It seems that they don't do the Bluefin for my car - only on later VAG group petrol turbos....mmmm



roscopervis

21 posts

33 months

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I'd rather go to AMD rather than Superchips. Superchips use pretty generic maps, whereas the AMD map will be more tailored to the car.

StottyZr

5,189 posts

49 months

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wolfsburggolf said:
Thanks for the responses guys!

Yes I get the impression that Superchips really know what they're doing. I've heard a lot about REVO as well, they are obviously pretty good too.

I have been in contact with AMD in Essex, and they claim they can get 70 Nm of torque with + 40-45 bhp. They're also £100 cheaper than Superchips....but again, I don't know if they are as good as Superchips or REVO (and Id have to travel all the way to London which is a pretty epic journey for where I live)

My engine code is AGU
I'd go to AMD as well. They do custom maps (granted this doesn't always mean "better") so if your planning on doing any supporting mods, do them before the map and they will be taken into account.

AMD seem to have a somewhat optimistic rolling road which will give you a lovely prinout smile

VWAUDI

123 posts

43 months

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R-Tech is the best for tuning 1.8t engines. They're cheaper than AMD/Revo too so spend the saving on fuel and go to the best.

Changedmyname

10,500 posts

67 months

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Got Bluefin on the golf a switchable one,212hp from 150 ,but that's on an AUM engine
with Ko3s turbo,and yes good power flow a back of the seat thing .
I don't have it on all the time as I value my clutch.

Great fun.

wolfsburggolf

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41 posts

64 months

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StottyZr said:
I'd go to AMD as well. They do custom maps (granted this doesn't always mean "better") so if your planning on doing any supporting mods, do them before the map and they will be taken into account.

AMD seem to have a somewhat optimistic rolling road which will give you a lovely prinout smile
Again, many thanks for all the advice guys! I'm not going to do any other modifications, I'm just looking for a remap to 'wake the car up'. It drives great as it is, but with a turbocharged petrol...I just find myself thinking 'it's a bit of a crime not to do remap it' haha! I want to keep it as standard as possible other than a remap smile

Perhaps AMD could well be the best option, especially at £100 cheaper than Superchips. It's just the 250 + mile round trip that is putting me off...but if it's worth it and all that!


nottyash

4,250 posts

81 months

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I had a golf GTI withthe 150bhp engine. I usedREVO and can recommend them.
I chose a map for 95 RON fuel too rather than having to put super in every tankfull.
The REVO map can be tweeked slightly once on the car, something other maps dont do.... unless you have a custom map.

All that jazz

3,384 posts

32 months

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I've had 4 cars remapped over the years and all were done by Viezu at Bromsgrove (formerly ChippedUK) or one of their franchises. My new Golf TDI will be getting mapped by them too. They will do the map to your own requirements if you wish and will RR too if you want. They'll also put the map back on free of charge if it gets wiped by any software updates at a main dealer. They're undetectable by the main dealers too - I had 2 of mine mapped before they had 1000 miles on the clock and both were in for warranty work without any issues.

Viezu charge £250 if you take it to them and if you use one of their franchises/dealers you'd be looking at around £300. All my remaps from them paid for themselves in about 10k miles just in saved fuel costs.

Ignore the mobile outfits and be very cautious of the smaller one-man-band places as they just buy generic maps off Ebay and charge you £150-200 for the 10 min job to write it to your ECU then bugger off with your cash. These are often poor outdated map files and can end up wrecking your engine. Stick to the big companies that have been around a long time and you won't go far wrong.

underphil

402 posts

96 months

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All that jazz said:
I've had 4 cars remapped over the years and all were done by Viezu at Bromsgrove (formerly ChippedUK) or one of their franchises. My new Golf TDI will be getting mapped by them too. They will do the map to your own requirements if you wish and will RR too if you want. They'll also put the map back on free of charge if it gets wiped by any software updates at a main dealer. They're undetectable by the main dealers too - I had 2 of mine mapped before they had 1000 miles on the clock and both were in for warranty work without any issues.

g.
Cracks me up people saying "undetectable by main dealer" if the cars has 20% more power and torque, if they drive it, it will be pretty obvious as it also will be from looking at certain data files anyway..

StottyZr

5,189 posts

49 months

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underphil said:
Cracks me up people saying "undetectable by main dealer" if the cars has 20% more power and torque, if they drive it, it will be pretty obvious as it also will be from looking at certain data files anyway..
I thought that, until BMW checked my car for a remap with their brand new super expensive machine that found 97 error codes but no evidence of a remap hehe

But yes your right, on the test drive it would become more than obvious to the mechanic, especially if they routinely drive the same car but unmodified.

underphil

402 posts

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Plus most remaps also raise the rev limiter, another giveaway either through driving or diagnostic

All that jazz

3,384 posts

32 months

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underphil said:
Cracks me up people saying "undetectable by main dealer" if the cars has 20% more power and torque, if they drive it, it will be pretty obvious as it also will be from looking at certain data files anyway..
First point - they aren't undetectable, that is true, but they'd need someone that can read the map file line by line to compare with a standard map in order to see it, or of course a computer that can do the job for them. But consider how there's always a new software update when you take your motor in then there will already be hundreds of different 'standard' map files anyway, so trying to identify a map file from a proper remap place would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.. hence why they are often advertised as undetectable because the chances of them ever finding out are slim to none.

On your second point - come on, seriously? When was the last time you found a mechanic in a main dealer garage? They are all fitters and 99% of them don't know one end of a spanner from another, nor they do know what day it is most of the time, so them suddenly jumping up and saying the car is mapped because it drives different to another is laughable at best. And they'd have to prove it anyway, which leads us nicely back to point 1.

Changedmyname

10,500 posts

67 months

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The mappers have to check the health of the engine before the mapping,my mate got
refused the one I had, but they gave him a different one after a service and told him
to up grade the brake discs as they where warpped aparently.

Six Fiend

5,557 posts

101 months

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I used APS in Brackley (Northampton way) for my Passat. They were very thorough and set it up just how I wanted smile

http://www.autops.co.uk/

J4CKO

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Just be aware the map may show any weakness in the clutch so try and have a few quid spare in case it does, mine did and it was frustrating with it slipping.
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