I'm hoping to get my car mapped within the next couple of months and currently in the process of working towards getting it ready as I don't want to arrive somewhere to be told it's not running properly, is leaking under boost etc and can't be mapped.
It's pretty much in standard guise at the moment, I've added 2.5" decat downpipe and 2.5" exhaust and S2000 filter.
My plans are to replace the boost hoses with Forge or similar silicon hoses, Forge TIP, clean the throttle body (a link on how to do this would be handy ) good service with new plugs and doing the oil pickup pipe while I'm at it. Hoping someone friendly and near to me will assist in scanning for faults with VCDS and I'll also remedy any issues highlighted. I believe the car has had a recent MAF sensor before my ownership.
Anything else I should consider?
Long term I want to fit a K04-001 (if I can ever find one) as it's something different from a K03s and would see a good increase over my current K03. Might fit the much maligned Forge adjustable actuator. I really don't want to go for a FMIC though as it just looks like a lot of hassle but I know I will probably have to. I've been looking at some of the SMIC's available such as Eurojet and Tyrolsport but the reviews seem inconclusive as to whether or not they're worth it.
Going the K04-001 route I've been advised to upgrade to VR6 MAF housing, LCR/Calibra Turbo injectors and LCR fuel pump. I'm not sure how much power the K04-001 would make but would you agree I'd need to upgrade these items?
As always any advice will be greatly appreciated!