I went to see Mark from Chip N Spin on Sunday morning as he only lives 10 minutes away from me to get my S3 225 (BAM) remapped. I was very impressed with the service from Mark and he was willing to answer any questions/concerns I had. Mark is a ChippedUK dealer so I was getting a remap from a well established tuning company and Mark is also an IT engineer during the week so he knows his stuff.
Mark ran a diagnostics tool similar to VAGCOM on the car first to ensure that it was fault free. He then took a copy of the standard ECU settings and sent them to ChippedUK. ChippedUK then do their jiggery pokery and email it back so Mark can upload it to the ECU. Mark then ran another diag to make sure no new errors had appeared, then we went for a spin.
The remap is a smooth progressive map as you can see from my graphs but the throttle response was noticable as soon as I pulled away. I think Mark was impressed too as he seemed to be holding on tightly when I opened it up
I have run some data logging using VAGCOM and I have some before and after results which can be viewed in the 3 links in my signature.
Boost = 11.5 PSI
BHP = 221
Torque = 227 lbft
Boost = 20 PSI
BHP = 257
Torque = 270 lbft
The only mods I have are a 007P Forge Recirc valve and a green air filter. I think as standard the 007P comes with a green spring (can someone clarify?) so I will need to upgrade to the yellow spring which may increase my figures slightly as I'm sure i'm currently leaking a bit of boost.
Mark is currently doing a cracking deal for all AS forum users and the remap is a generic map that most of the big name companies are doing at twice the price! I fully recommend Mark and Chip 'n' Spin