Aston Martin advice from Bamford Rose independent specialist

Aston Martin advice from Bamford Rose independent specialist

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Superchilled777

24 posts

2 months

Monday 16th April
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Hi there

I'd like some advice on a DBS I've been offered with a "Bamford rose performance upgrade"

I don't know much about BR so wondered if there is someone I could talk to?

Thanks

David W.

1,151 posts

139 months

Monday 16th April
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Superchilled777 said:
Hi there

I'd like some advice on a DBS I've been offered with a "Bamford rose performance upgrade"

I don't know much about BR so wondered if there is someone I could talk to?

Thanks
Why not ring them and speak to Mike direct?
DW

dbs2000

1,898 posts

122 months

Monday 16th April
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Superchilled777 said:
Hi there

I'd like some advice on a DBS I've been offered with a "Bamford rose performance upgrade"

I don't know much about BR so wondered if there is someone I could talk to?

Thanks
You can call them or email. I would assume the car has high flow rear cats, cams and either the manifolds swapped out or the pre-cats removed. All in all they make the DBS much better smile

Superchilled777

24 posts

2 months

Monday 16th April
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dbs2000 said:
You can call them or email. I would assume the car has high flow rear cats, cams and either the manifolds swapped out or the pre-cats removed. All in all they make the DBS much better smile
Perfect, thanks will give them a shout - in your experience once a car has had this upgrade does it affect future ability to sell to main dealer?

Superchilled777

24 posts

2 months

Monday 16th April
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David W. said:
Why not ring them and speak to Mike direct?
DW
Until I read more on this post I didn't know who Mike was, but I do now, will do, thanks
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dbs2000

1,898 posts

122 months

Tuesday 17th April
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Superchilled777 said:
In your experience once a car has had this upgrade does it affect future ability to sell to main dealer?
Never tried, the car has always been returned to stock. Mainly because I've hopped between V12's and wanted to keep the upgrades, once you've had them you'll find a standard car a bit flat.

It essentially takes the "old" V12 up to around the speed and free revving of the V12S.

Mr.Tremlini

495 posts

31 months

Tuesday 24th April
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The recent Rockingham Aston Martin only track day made quite the excuse to come up to England for a few days and drop the Vantage off to Bamford Rose for a bit of a tickle up beforehand, something that has been bouncing around in my head since I committed to a 4.3 rather than 4.7. Dealing with Mike and the guys was a happy experience, in which I was never left wondering and felt myself and the car were being well looked after. Other than a few maintenance items, I had the following (typical) enhancements done; BR exhaust manifolds and high flow baffled cats with 3-way valve control switch, ECU remap, GT4 airbox modifications, BR lightweight flywheel, twin-plate clutch and slave cylinder.

Well... the transformation is astounding! The car feels so much more lively, the throttle is eager and the revs come much more freely.
I made a point of switching it to stealth mode quickly so as not to get fooled by the abundant noise that comes with the valves open, and the difference is undeniably apparent, from stand still or on the move it`s much more responsive at low and mid-range revs, it feels unshackled and reactive in a way that makes me think it is at the very least a match for a 4.7.
Something like this is certainly is what I was hoping for, but it exceeded my expectations. Being able to hang onto the tail of some of the newer and more powerful cars at Rockingham was a blast!

Cheers for the great work, I`ll be back!




shinjuku

213 posts

11 months

Thursday 7th June
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Could BR please comment as to the "options" regarding a sportshift vantage? Looking for a car here in Switzerland is woeful as there are almost only sportshifts available. I have a choice therefore of a 4.3 or 4.7 car... I had a 2006 4.3 and really liked it, with the sport cats the sound was immense.

1) what sportshift mods can be done and what improvements do they offer?
2) is the 4.3 the better sounding engine, or can a 4.7 get to similar/better sounding levels with certain mods?