Remapping in EA

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Hatethisbit

Original Poster:

19 posts

4 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Hi all, long time lurker of the spotted thread here asking for a bit of help. I've been tempted recently to get my 57 plate Mk2 leon FR mapped to keep things interesting but im not really sure what the best way to go about it is. I know you can get little devices to plug into the car so whats the difference between those and taking it somewhere to have it done properly.

Am i right in assuming a stage 1 remap wont strain the vitals of the car, but anything after that requires some proper modifications?

Can anybody recommend some reputable places around the Norwich area?

Thanks in advance!

mike-p

290 posts

109 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Hi

Clive Atthowe find him at http://enginetuning.net/, he's been a Revo dealer for 14+ years and knows his stuff (I used to be a Revo dealer too, but have now retired).


Revo are VAG specialists, and their maps produce good, smooth power.


Hope this helps

Hatethisbit

Original Poster:

19 posts

4 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Can you explain a little bit about the differences between a Revo plugin and a "hard" remap?

mike-p

290 posts

109 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Revo is an ecu remap not a plug-in, i.e. the ecu has new code loaded to replace the std ecu code from SEAT.

Plug-in tuning boxes fit between the ecu and the injection, ignition, boost controllers to adjust the fuelling, ignition and boost levels, effectively overriding the ecu signals. Plug-in boxes are easy to remove but don't provide the level of control that an ecu remap delivers.

Cheap plug-in boxes purely fool the ecu into thinking that the ambient temperature is lower casing additional fuelling, these are not really tuning boxes, just a resistor in a lump of black plastic, avoid.


Your choice is ease of removal vs better level of control of the ecu.

Hatethisbit

Original Poster:

19 posts

4 months

Wednesday 16th May
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Brilliant explanation thank you, i'll send Clive an email
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Gio G

1,688 posts

141 months

Wednesday 16th May
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OP - naturally do a search on people's experience of different companies maps, as they are not all the same, some are more aggressive than others and do not drive as nice..I would avoid plugin/piggyback devices..

G

hotrat

81 posts

58 months

Thursday 17th May
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Hatethisbit

Original Poster:

19 posts

4 months

Friday 18th May
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hotrat said:
Thanks for the alternative. Can anybody comment on turbo lag after a remap? Currently my car has no discernable lag at all but ive read some comments from people who suffer it after a map which is quite off putting.

mike-p

290 posts

109 months

Friday 18th May
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Turbolag will not be an issue. My Golf R is very responsive, the throttle can be sharpened further using Vag-Com if needed.

woodytype S

622 posts

169 months

Saturday 19th May
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Can a Merc 350 SLK be re maped ?

mike-p

290 posts

109 months

Saturday 19th May
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Yes, but the gains would be very low (5-7%) nowhere near the 25-35% of a turbo engine.