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AmD Remap - Review

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  1. dickys3
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    Well what a difference! Why did I wait so long toget this done!

    Went to AmD Yesterday for a Stage 1 Remap and New DV. Car was in for about 3 hours and the result was amazing.

    Before Power - 227.4 Bhp
    After Power - 269.3 Bhp

    Before Lb/ft - 226.8
    After Lb/ft - 302.6

    The difference on the road is amazing. You can really hear the turbo spin up and it now pulls all the way to the redline whereas before it used to give you a shove inthe seat then the power would die out. It now pulls hard all the way and you quickly realise how inferior the brakes are!

    First and Second gear is very aggressive, but as they are so short you quickly find yourself changing gear. In 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th it pulls very hard and after every gear change it throws you back in your seat after each change.

    Very happy with the chip and also AmD. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't stay and watch the car whilst it was being worked on but I guess that was down to Health & Saftey and their insurance. Perhaps they could provide a viewing area for the future?

    AmD were extremly professional and I would definately recomend them to any one.

    On the way home (approx 150 Miles) the MPG seemed better also. Will have to monitor this over the next few weeks.

    Anyone who is contenplating getting this done - Do it! It is very rewarding and you feel a little smug nowing that you can out perform a lot of cars on the road.

    Anyway the sun is out and I'm off out to play.

    If anyone has any questions about this, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    Cheers
    Rich.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Before Power - 227.4 Bhp
    After Power - 269.3 Bhp

    Before Lb/ft - 226.8
    After Lb/ft - 302.6

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    Welcome to the world of chipped reality. I quickly realised that I had been living a semi- existence, a kind of engine half-life, with power a shadow of its true self, torque a theoretical measure that only other people experienced. After the chipping it felt like the doors of perception had been cleansed and i saw the world for what it was in all its multifarious diversity. It is true that you do not know what you have been missing until you effect the BHP & lbs/ft transformation. My engine has realised its true self and, when I look at myself in the rear view mirror, I see someone who has at last discovered his direction in life. I tell you all non-chipsters, liberate your engine's trapped soul, justify the Optimax, open the serial port of reality NOW.

    Before - 225 BHP
    After - 266 BHP

    After - 312 lbs/ft
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    WOW! guys 300+Lbs! I can't wait, she is booked in for the 16th then on the 18th off to Cornwall for a small holiday with the Fam. I trust there will be some nice roads on the way.

    Do you think I should bother with the DV? Happy with my DV and didn't know if it really makes a difference or not.
    Mike
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    told you you would wish you done it sooner! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    ....ok almost convinced /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    Rich where is that PM, the synic(?) in me tells me not to spend money b4 i actually know what i am getting ..
    £ for 'lb'

    Marcus.
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    what kind of performance figures would you expect with 269.3 Bhp Lb/ft - 302.6
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    I'm not sure about the performance figures but I know it is bloody quick! I think the 0-60 won't be that much different (perhaps half a sec quicker) as you still need to change to 3rd before you can hit 60!

    But the 30 - 70 and other figures must be impressive!

    Rich.

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    bet you've got a huge smile on your face, just hope I have after Friday
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    Just been out in car and 4th gear feels like 2nd! The power is so aggressive!

    You'l love it.

    The problem is though that you want to drive it quickly all the time!

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    I'm really jealous as I will only have 210bhp and around 200 ft lb after the upgrade so I won't have the same kind of response you have

    still looking forward to it though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    James M said:
    I'm really jealous as I will only have 210bhp and around 200 ft lb after the upgrade so I won't have the same kind of response you have

    still looking forward to it though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    In comparison to what you have now, it will be a HUGE difference /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    thanks Rich, I've never had a car chipped before so I don't know what to expect. My dad has a 225 TT and it doesn't feel that much faster than mine but the pickup in higher gears is much better
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    Sounds good to me.

    Can't wait to get the T Sport and the chip now.
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    thanks Rich, I've never had a car chipped before so I don't know what to expect. My dad has a 225 TT and it doesn't feel that much faster than mine but the pickup in higher gears is much better

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    James, don't forget you will have a weight advantage to take in to account of around 125Kg's due to the 2wheel drive. Thats quite alot and worth around 30bhp.

    Anyone got an answer to my DV question? ... please

    cheers
    Mike
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Madix said:
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    James M said:
    thanks Rich, I've never had a car chipped before so I don't know what to expect. My dad has a 225 TT and it doesn't feel that much faster than mine but the pickup in higher gears is much better

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    James, don't forget you will have a weight advantage to take in to account of around 125Kg's due to the 2wheel drive. Thats quite alot and worth around 30bhp.

    Anyone got an answer to my DV question? ... please

    cheers
    Mike

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    Not really.. Hes got a 1,8T Quattro.

    Rich
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    how come the S3 weighs 1375kg and the 1.8TQ weighs 1428kg

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    oops, thought it was a 1.8T.
    perhaps the A3 has more sound deadening than the S3.
    Mike
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    Doesn't the S3 have some aluminium parts like wings and bonnet??.. i maybe wrong of course!

    Joe
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    DickyS3 said:
    Just been out in car and 4th gear feels like 2nd! The power is so aggressive!

    You'l love it.

    The problem is though that you want to drive it quickly all the time!



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    The novelty factor does wear off after a while and you'll be back to sensible driving at the more suitable of times. How about a driver upgrade too ?? I did the drivetrain day, highly recommended, you'll learn a hell of a lot and will shock yourself about how many bad habits you have picked up !

    Graham
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    Glad you like them.
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    I got 2 stickers a few weeks ago and both have peeled off and won't reattach. I cleaned the screen thoroughly first and they appeared to stick initially, but only lasted about a week.
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