I’ve just got back from AmD – a 240 mile trip for me – and can only say that I am still in shock at the difference this has made. You have to experience this Revo Stage2+ to really appreciate it – words can’t come close but I’ll try.
Before this week my car was Revo’d (Stage 1) with a Milltek TBE and Forge Intake and was delivering 342 bhp and 344 lb/ft. It was seriously quick on road and track but my knackered clutch meant a Sachs upgrade – and that opens the door for more power and torque with no worries of slip.
Now, with Stage2+, it is delivering 349 bhp and 358 lb/ft. Not much of a difference you might think ? Forget headline gains at maximum outputs - this is missing the whole point. It’s what happens in between low power and peak power which seems to stop the world spinning. The angry ferocity of the car’s acceleration all the way through the rev-range now is just shocking – it's as if the car has drunk 10 pints of Stella and is gunning for a fight. You just cannot hold it back. You know when you first get a remap and it makes you laugh like a kid every time you floor it ? This doesn’t. On the many occasions when I floored it on this long drive home there was no laughing – just open-jawed silence as the horizon kept jumping through my windscreen. I’m waxing lyrical but it is THAT good.
And for all those who are having clutch slip like mine last week (see the “My Car Is Bust” thread) – just be grateful and thank your lucky stars because now you’ll have to get a Sachs upgrade. This is sooooooo much better than the old sloppy OEM one – firm and sure and with 300% more “bite”. The feel of it is totally different. It is heavier - but in a positive way which communicates strength and tactility. I absolutely love it.
On top of all this, and despite booting it at every opportunity, I averaged 30.8 mpg over the 240 trip. No change from beforehand at all (I’ve always got great mpg from this car for some reason).
The service at AmD was, as always, perfect – and the price so competitive that it more than justified my 480 mile round trip. Shaun goes the extra mile with his customers – he’s never too busy to chat in detail about your car and how its running. He did several rolling road runs and played around with the Revo settings before settling on B8, T7, F9. And once again I’ve got a nicely laminated printout with all the before and after runs on it (no scanner at home to upload now though).
If you can – go Stage 2+. Its life affirming.