EM TuningChris Nott
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Posts
    56

    Which Diesel Tuner?

    Hi,

    Recently sold my S6 for a A8 4.0 TDI. And although its awesome, smooth and still really just as powerful as my S6 without the revs, I want to have a go at "chipping"

    Have sort of been looking at 2

    http://www.dieseltuner.co.uk/audi_diesel_tuning.html

    http://www.dieseltuning.co.uk/audi-diesel-tuning.html

    They seem to be the same company but one system is more adaptive than the other, one just has various ECU maps in it, the more expensive one actually reads your ECU and adapts to suit (Or so it claims)

    The figures however are very different as you can see..

    One gives much more BHP and the more expensive gives less BHP and more torque.

    Just wondering if

    a) anyone here has any sort of experience with any of these companies or types of tuning chip

    and

    b) what difference do you think each of these will make in the real world? i.e. difference between more torque and bhp in normal everyday use.

    Any comments or help appreciated. Or any other way of squeezing more from the beast!

    Thanks

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    29
    I've used a Steinbauer box before, it's works great, is TUV approved. However it is quite a bit more expensive, however they are masters in this field.

    You could also re-map your ecu using the software VAG use. I know a company that can do both, and i've used them for the past 12 years or so on various cars. I personally don't take my cars anywhere else. Just depends where you are in the country, or how far you want to drive?

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Posts
    56
    I do live in East Anglia, and we have Clive Atthowe, have already asked him and he says he can do it using Oscarli, one of their tuning partners...

    Still thinking about that, but he is only just round the corner.. just trying to figure out whether its better to have the torque or the BHP although I like the fact that the spider is adaptive and stuff

  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    29
    I'd go for a bit of both, although torque is generally what your after on a diesel lump.

  6. #5
    The Slug's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,853
    well if it was my A8 diesel i'd spend the money and goto a repuitable company, get the ECU remapped properly and get it on the rolling road.
    Vehicle wrapping specialist

    NOW SOLD S6 Avant 4.2 V8....ooooo the noise hehe

    NOW SOLD '03 A3 TDi Quatty Sport Mods so far: Aerowipers front & Rear, Type R Sting ariel, 18" RS-TT Alloys, Superchips remap, Eibach Pro Springs -40mm, Bilstein B8 dampers, R32 ARB's Front & Rear, Pipercross panel filter

  7. #6
    devonmikeyboy's Avatar
    As far from JBS as possible !

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,257
    Quote Originally Posted by claytow View Post
    I do live in East Anglia, and we have Clive Atthowe, have already asked him and he says he can do it using Oscarli, one of their tuning partners...
    Quote Originally Posted by The Slug View Post
    well if it was my A8 diesel i'd spend the money and goto a repuitable company, get the ECU remapped properly and get it on the rolling road.
    Richard Washbrook writes the maps at Oscarli who is the same man who wrote most of the Revo maps plus sold maps to Custom Code/JBS and worked at Forge. Richard is very good at mapping and Oscarli sales maps to the trade and you might be very surprised as to where or who a lot of these "repuitable companies" actually get their maps from.
    06 Audi 2.0 PD140 Sport TDI Quattro S-LINE.
    Old engine 330 bhp @ flywheel 263 bhp @ wheel 490 lb torque. Audidriver write up HERE
    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

  8. #7
    BahnStormer77's Avatar
    BahnStormer

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,578
    Chip'n'Spin has some interesting looking remaps and RR sessions, as do R-Tech (bigbhp.co.uk)... any experience of these two?
    LostBok/BahnStormer77
    A6 (C7) Avant 3.0TFSI, DSG, rain and light sensor pack, LED headlight pack, MMI touch, SDS high, AMI, 360deg sensors + auto-park, Dunlop SP Winter Sports / Pirelli P Zero's.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO