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    Stage one remap - S3 Sportback

    Hi guys,

    If I go down the route of a stage one remap - will I have to declare this to audi (as my car is financed through them) or my insurers?

    I know you 'should' mention any mods to insurers, just not sure you 'have to'...

    Never done this before - what does it involve, a quick 30mins on a laptop? Anyone near Bristol UK you guys recommend to get this done?

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    Most definitely you must tell your insurance..as for the rest N8's your man
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    Fact is mate you come across as a genuine guy, people on here have met you and agree, I have seen the time you spend answering peoples wheel questions for no gain to yourself..... Shark is a an established company with a good reputation and one thing i have learnt over the years is people who's reputation hang on the quality of their work go that extra mile.... thats you mate .
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    Wow! What lovely lovely words! There are plenty of c_nts in this world and I try and be the opposite (no not a d1ck ). I always help where I can, I have met some wonderful people off this forum over the last few years and people like Nigel are the backbone of it really and it's why I always put time in and help where I can, if we can't help each other then what can we do?!

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    Lol like I said I am hoping to get real nasty!

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    Sounds like you two wont be needing me then.........................which is a relief
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintlysimon View Post
    Hi guys,

    If I go down the route of a stage one remap - will I have to declare this to audi (as my car is financed through them) or my insurers?

    I know you 'should' mention any mods to insurers, just not sure you 'have to'...

    Never done this before - what does it involve, a quick 30mins on a laptop? Anyone near Bristol UK you guys recommend to get this done?

    Thanks

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    If you are only going to remap the car - not very visible - then telling your insurance company is a risk that you can decide if you want to take.

    So far as telling Audi Finance, you have to remember that at this stage you do not own the car. You may be the registered keeper but Audi do have the financial interest. That said the remap should only be an issue if you decide to hand the car back at the end of the finance period.
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    Oi mary queens; quit dry humping each other in a public place

    To be fair N8 is a very good bloke, so he gets my vote (even though if you cut me open I've got Revo through my middle rather than a sharkfin on my back!!).

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    Make sure you tell insurance, they will find it and they will not pay out if you crash. Audi will also spot it on services, though i doubt they will care. Just remove it before you hand it back.

    I know people that have fully modified financed cars, they just take it all off at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules86 View Post
    Make sure you tell insurance, they will find it and they will not pay out if you crash. Audi will also spot it on services, though i doubt they will care. Just remove it before you hand it back.

    I know people that have fully modified financed cars, they just take it all off at the end.

    Sorry - total noob question,

    How do you 'take it off' before you hand it back? I guess the car has to go back to the place that mapped it, for a re-map back to original spec?


    Thank you

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    Yea they can put the stock map back on and reset the counter. The dealer could do this if you needed an ECU update also.
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    Hmm Nova or 8L, nova or 8L, I think I made the wrong choice

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    Mapping agent just reloads OEM map in place of the modified map.

    Don't know if Superchips handset can reset map without increasing map count.
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    N8 has helped me out recently and I am looking forward to meeting him in person on Monday, and there are many other people on here who are as helpful to people like me with little knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules86 View Post
    Yea they can put the stock map back on and reset the counter. The dealer could do this if you needed an ECU update also.
    i guess this is where my SPS+ comes in............wish i could work it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock View Post
    N8 has helped me out recently and I am looking forward to meeting him in person on Monday, and there are many other people on here who are as helpful to people like me with little knowledge.

    *gives a nod of the head to all who do*
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    i guess this is where my SPS+ comes in............wish i could work it out
    Ignition off.. Plug sps into obd (with sps set to desired setting) way till it beeps.. Turn ignition on.. Bingo, map loaded? That's what I remember..! It's been couple of years since I used mine though
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    Yea but i have to teach it the map first and thats where it bothers me. They dont come with any particular map already loaded.
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    Ahhhhh.. I see! I don't think I could be arsed with the new sps.. I don't wanna change settings, just switch from the stage 1,2etc back to standard.. That was my only reason for having one in the first place..
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    I dont want to change setting either but if i change back to std then if i dont tell the SPS what the current map is ie: stage1 then how does it know what to change back too ? It cant be factory loaded because for all they know i have a Golf (spit)
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    It's not that bad. Load up the latest Revo SPS software from their site, then plug the SPS into the PC via USB cable provided.

    When the software opens, click 'Adjust Revo software'

    Then retrieve the settings from the SPS.

    You can toggle the fuelling / boost / timing values for 3 different settings A / B / C.

    I (think) I have:

    SETTING A: for bad weather (low boost so it's less snatchy) - B5 T6 F7
    SETTING B: general use setting (kick about town - general commute) - B7 T6 F7
    SETTING C: Bonkers (for when air temps or low or on track) - B9 T6 F6

    Best if you can run logs with VCDS to see what is working best with timing adjustments / fuel trims etc. If not, try it and see what you think, and if you don't like it try something else. They're all set within safe parameters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    I dont want to change setting either but if i change back to std then if i dont tell the SPS what the current map is ie: stage1 then how does it know what to change back too ? It cant be factory loaded because for all they know i have a Golf (spit)
    When I got my sps key.. The dealer loaded the settings on there for my car so all I had to do was switch it back and forth I think...? Although I'm not sure, cos it never needed changing, and worked on my Mk 4 golf, 8l S3 and TT without being touched ..? On all of them it was able to switch back to standard or to stage 1 or 2
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