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    Remap a new S3 straight away?

    New S3 arriving sometime next week to 10 days. Should i get it remapped (thinking GIAC) straight away or run it in for 1000 miles and then get it done?

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    Its a personal thing really. My own opinion is to run it for a few thousand miles first as the car will loosen up and run nicer with a bit of mileage on it. Then when its loosened up get it mapped. If your only keeping it a short while though get it mapped and dont worry about it.
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    Got my GIAC put on at 399 miles, not a problem at all, you can still follow your usual run in procedure regardless of mileage, why wait drive the car you want from day one.
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    I'd make sure there is nothing wrong with the car first..... But once you're sure get it done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandle View Post
    Its a personal thing really. My own opinion is to run it for a few thousand miles first as the car will loosen up and run nicer with a bit of mileage on it. Then when its loosened up get it mapped. If your only keeping it a short while though get it mapped and dont worry about it.

    dandle waht do you wreckon about me getting a revo do you think the cluch will handle it im thinking of turbo back exaust , forge air filter and remap should improve the torque do you think ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    dandle waht do you wreckon about me getting a revo do you think the cluch will handle it im thinking of turbo back exaust , forge air filter and remap should improve the torque do you think ....
    Yeah i cant see a problem with a remap on your car at all, it'll give it a nice boost in power. Might be worth doing the exhaust first though unless you get it all done at the same time. It was a good engine a didnt use any oil at all from when it was new.
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    Does the Millitek exhaust give it more power too or just a nicer sound?
    If it does make a difference, how much extra BHP asuming GIAC or Revo already done?

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    All the answers can be found using the search function with the main benefit being you gain lots of info on the way.

    But...general opinion is at the very least a new Down pipe is required which will unleash some extra power due to its less restrictive design. A whole system sounds a little louder than standard but not a great deal as is the intention of Milltek, but i would go with the map then add the other items as you go, the GIAC software and your ECU will adapt.

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    I think most of the time you're ok getting it remapped from the beginning, the only problem would be if the car developed a fault you've no idea whether the map may be causing it or whether its a real fault with the car.

    I ram mine for 10000miles then got it remapped, that way I knew it didnt have any obvious problems like misfires, so when I did get it mapped, and it started to misfire I could blame it squarely on the map (which was resolved by revo pretty quickly)

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    I normally wait until the car has a couple of thousand miles on the clock, but I've had customers wanting a remap with 50 miles on the clock, personal choice.....
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