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    how long before i can chip ?

    I finally have my new s3.... 12 weeks wait and I am very pleased....

    I have planed all along to either Blue Fin or Revo the car, but I am wondering how long I should leave it before re flashing the ecu....

    car has done 200 miles so far....do i wait for a 1000 mile's run in period or just not bother....???

    Still not sure either which chip to go for....I know most prefer revo....but i like the idea of not having to take the car anywhere with the bluefin....

    Unless anyone can recommend somewhere in the Midlands for a revo ??? where you get a good level of knowledge and after sales support ?

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    id run it for as long as possible 3-4k before you remap... otherwise you just won't feel the full effects and appreciate it...

    it is a pity the S3 requires the remap, I mean a new car like this should have you satisfied for more than 200 miles before wanting a remap... I managed 3k before I had mine done
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    I Bluefinned mine at about 750 miles. The effects were noticeable straight away.
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    Got mine done at 400 miles, 1 week old.

    I continued to run in from then on to the 1,000 mile mark.
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    Mapped mine after about 10,000 miles and I'm glad I waited - the car was quick enough when I forst had it and didn't fail to make me smile, but after the map it made me feel like I had a new car again... massive smile back on my face.

    Have you considered the GIAC map - Statler in Sheffield maybe worth a call?
    I've done 18k miles on my map now and i'm really pleased


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekip View Post
    Mapped mine after about 10,000 miles and I'm glad I waited - the car was quick enough when I forst had it and didn't fail to make me smile, but after the map it made me feel like I had a new car again... massive smile back on my face.

    Have you considered the GIAC map - Statler in Sheffield maybe worth a call?
    I've done 18k miles on my map now and i'm really pleased
    thats kind of what I meant by waiting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by klauster View Post
    thats kind of what I meant by waiting...
    I know mate, but If I'm honest, had all the maps been available earlier I would have probably done the map on my car sooner.... I wanted to wait till a few had run them for some time before sticking one on my car


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiekip View Post
    Mapped mine after about 10,000 miles and I'm glad I waited - the car was quick enough when I forst had it and didn't fail to make me smile, but after the map it made me feel like I had a new car again... massive smile back on my face.

    Have you considered the GIAC map - Statler in Sheffield maybe worth a call?
    I've done 18k miles on my map now and i'm really pleased
    Just been back to Statller to have my car GIAC'd, fantastic service as usual, the plan is to do a review after I've tried it out on the track at the weekend.

    I did run an S3 previously with GIAC software which is why I was so keen to get mine done asap, just knew what i was missing out on I guess.
    Wife - 12 BMW 320D 181 bhp, 8 Speed Auto, Melbourne Red, Heated Leather, privacy.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy. (Sold)
    Golf GTi MK6 - Revo stage 2, ITG, Milltek Race TBE, AP Racing 4 pot BBK - Sold.
    10 S3 SB, Phantom, Buckets,Int light Pack, Privacy,Nav, Park sensors, 6 disc, Revo Stage 1, ITG Enclosed Intake - Sold
    BMW M135i F20 - Bloody good straight from the box !

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