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Any way of telling if your car has been remapped?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by colicabcadam, Aug 11, 2010.

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    My S3 seems a lot quicker than my mates cvic type r, in every video on yourtube, the civic is quicker once it gets going....

    How long should this car take to go from 60-100mph in 6th gear? i suppose i could compare the times to someone with a standard car.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Easiest way to tell is using VAG COM to log data - have you got VAG COM?
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    Civic wont be far away from a mapped S3....you most likely wont be a lot quicker mind unless your running a big turbo.....

    my assumption is that your mate cant drive his type R like most type R owners cant seem to..... i have played with a few and when driven correctly they will only be 2 or 3 car lengths behind the S3 in most situations
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    Sadly i don't, is it easy to setup, do i need software? what cable would i need to connect to a s3 2001 bam?

    i drove his car full throttle, only changing the gear once it went into the red, my s3 is defo quicker, even he admits it, which is what makes me think it's remapped

    thanks
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    vaaagcom
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    you mean when thrashed to the redline. Just hit vtec y'all

    Turbo is a fair bit more audiable on a remapped car
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    has he taken the handbrake off?
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    New or old Civic Type R ?
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    If you know anyone willing to let you have a drive of their mapped S3 you'd know for definite if yours is mapped or not. That's how i found out:)
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    Race against a non remapped S3!
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    simples...
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    got a boost gauge? what boost do you see?
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Mine has done me proud for well over a year now.... :thumbsup:

    Not bad for £8.
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    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    Exactly ;)
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    My mate raced a civic type r in his Saab 93 aero and the
    Noice from the civics engine sounded like it was gonna
    Blow up!!!
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    Just tell your mate in the CTR that your car is standard, and it will be even faster if you map it. :laugh:
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    Sweet, was worried it wasn't going to work....well...it still might not lol, fingers crossed.
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