After hearing that R-tech was the place to go, I decided the 250 mile trip from Plymouth was worth it so I booked in my 2002 AUM 1.8T for a stage 1.5 map (no FMIC). So the day finally came.. Shorty after leaving my house, my last unchanged coilpack decided to die.. so after a rush trip to eurocar parts on three cylinders and buying a cheap tacky coilpack for £27, it was to head upcountry.
4 hours later I arrived at the workshop in Hinckley. The R-tech guy introduced themselves and got the car on the rolling road straight away. It turns out my car had already been stage 1 mapped by revo as it put out 197bhp on the first run.. slightly dissapointing for me as the noticible difference would be less.
Anyway, after an hour or so of runs and tweaking Niki managed to make 231bhp and 281ft/lbs of torque! He took me for a test drive and explain what he'd done and why in great detail. After this he let me test drive it and god what a difference. The mid range torque is insane, from 4000-7000 the power is just ridiculous. It was night and day between the revo stage 1 and the r-tech stage 1.5.
Fantastic service and WELL worth the money and any small travel you may need to do to get there... The guys know exactly what they are doing and the car is so much nicer to drive. An added bonus was that on my return trip I averaged 46mpg, 7mpg more than the journey up! (39mpg).
My advice would be to have your car running perfectly before taking it there, taking care of your car really can produce great results. Well worth the money for the remap, transforms the car.
Also the first car to be running TIV+ mapping with VVT active mapping as a nice touch.