Arrived 915 am. Miles (who did the work) plugged his kit in and got on with it. There was a slight problem with my battery not producing enough of a charge to complete the download of my ECU code – but otherwise everything went exactly to plan. The job was done by 11 am and after a quick test drive by Miles first, then me, I was happy to pay and drive away.
This isn’t the first time I’ve had a remap (on a different car before – A4 1.8T 190 QS at AMD) but I am really impressed with the car. It pulls hard smoothly and cleanly right through the rev range and according to Miles, will get better over the next few weeks.
I chose Custom Code over Revo because it seemed from some comments on this board that CC was less harsh than Revo. I can’t really compare the two because I haven’t had the experience of Revo, but on balance felt that a smoother drive would suit me best. Put it this way, the 40 odd mile drive home to Winchester put plenty of smiles on my face and I look forward to many more.
Numbers wise, Storm reckon about 270bhp with an equivalent increase in torque. To be honest I’m not bothered so much about the numbers – it’s the way the car drives that’s more important.
Otherwise, the service at Storm was excellent. There’s a nice big comfy leather sofa and a stack of car mags to read and the first thing they asked me was how I took my tea! Both Miles and Andy were sociable and happy to explain exactly what was going on as well as explain what they were doing to a variety of Golfs in their workshop (including fitting a 3.6L Q7 engine to a Golf Mk IV...)
I would be very happy to recommend them.
Hope that’s useful to those on this board that are considering the same or something similar.