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Bluefin superchips stage 1 remap - honest review

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sliced, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    I get that rattle each time i put a new map on, when i first emailed superchips about that and they said


    Haven't had a chance to go for a more extended drive yet though, so too early to tell!
     
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  3. Dave-S3

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    Im amazed after all of this you haven't demanded a full refund & compensation off superchips/bluefin and taken the car to be properly mapped, unless you live in a remote area (for which you might but my point is if you don't) Theres hardly a lack of tuners across the length and breadth of the UK who specialise in any of the top name companies.

    Just my two pence, but i don't stand for being messed around certainly not when it comes to mapping a £15k-£20k car!
     
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  4. pablo

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    anyone got a graph for the shark on an S3? The bluefin seems stock until 3-4k rpm then feeds the power in, something a little more progressive might be nicer.
     
  5. Artimus

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    How is it now mate? better ...I assume.
    It's anything but stock, even at low revs. It's tyre shredding in a FWD if you put your foot down at standstill... much harder to getaway cleanly than stock imo.
     
  6. sliced

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    Still not 100% happy with it but oh well, getting rid of this car in summer anyways! Heres a 50-100, defo feels faster than stock
     
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    Why you not 100% happy with it ?
     
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  8. sliced

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    It is not as smooth as the stock map or the first map they sent me for regular driving.
     
  9. sliced

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    On a different note,
    does this look like poor traction or clutch slip or something else. look when it hits lke 4.2k and pauses for a very brief second

     
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  10. Marshy

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    To me it looks as though the traction control is killing the power briefly.
    Does it still do it with the traction turned off?
     
  11. sliced

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    Will check on the private road again later tonight with traction off :eyebrows:
    Hoping its just poor traction and not clutch slip
     
  12. Marshy

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    It looks like it goes pretty well mate.
    Usually a trade off with mapping the slight harshness you get.
    I've just had Revo stage 1 and although its silky smooth there are some areas I find aren't as smooth as stock.
    It goes really well though.
     
  13. pablo

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    how would you compare the revo to the bluefin mate?
     
  14. S3Alex

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    Mid range hesitation can also be down to the plugs getting a bit tired,if you haven't changed them recently.
     
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    Power wise not a massive difference only Revo pulls better from low rpm.
    bluefin pulled extremely hard 3.5k upwards Revo pulls very progressive from 2.5k upwards.
    As it's the new Revo software it's not as aggressive as Revo used to be.
     
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    I went from Stage 2.0 Bluefin to Stage 2.0 APR - mainly because I can change maps with the cruise control and also I wanted to start off with a non-aggressive map. I never had a problem with Bluefin - only wheel spin on a front wheel drive. I was on the old Conti Sport 2 I think but once I'd switched to F1's all was fine. On the APR map there is significantly more low down torque - I can pull away in first for far longer before I need to change gears. Higher RPM's are not much difference between both.

    One thing I would say is Bluefin Stage 2 is far smoother than Stage 1. But this is all on a cabrio which is very different to you tin tops ... and in terms of plugs I'm on Denso Iridium ...
     
  17. Dave-S3

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    I've got a graph shark sent me for stage 1, here it is.

    s3_stg1.jpg
     
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    I had a bad experience with a 'superchip' stage 1 map. I dont know what went wrong with it but my car had a concerning torque spike of 330 ft lbs and only made 277bhp, it didn't feel right at all. Not only that the fuel economy was dreadful. Latest map is from Shark, not been on the dyno yet but it feels ALOT better and the MPG has improved. Here is my original RR - map2.jpg
     
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    Yep i've only heard good things about shark maps! Cheers for sharing the RR figures about bluefin
     
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    Had a few PM's regarding this thread and my view on superchips.

    Since I haven't updated you guys, I will now. The new map they sent me has sorted everything out, no more fuel cuts. It has been running pretty smooth since with no hiccups.The above issue of what i thought was clutch slip was actually called budget tyres. They were replaced with michelin pilot sport's and now there is traction again.

    Now to the key question that i've been pm'ed about is ; would you use superchips again, and would you recommend bluefin?

    Short answer: Yes. I am happy with the map, the customer services are good during office hours (no out of office support though), and it is relatively simple to use. It is a great out of the box solution. Car now goes like a pocket rocket and feels like a completely different car.

    The only niggle i would have with the company was poor communication during the festive season.
     
  21. Scoot Yo

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    Quick question as I have bought one of these for my S3 today. When you first plug it in and download the standard cars map off the car, does that then mean the car is undrivable until the new one is sent from superchips?

    I work 8-6 Mon to friday and they open 8-5pm Monday to friday so I was hoping to be able to take the original off the car, send it to my computer when I am not working and then upload the new map when I have finished, but with full use of the car in the meantime.
     
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  23. Jet2004uk

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    No, car is not effected can still drive it
     
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    I can answer u this as I've done it today

    Car is still drivable after taking off original.
     
  25. Scoot Yo

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    Excellent, was wondering when I would actually have time to do it otherwise! Should push me over the 300bhp mark then hopefully :)
     
  26. Jet2004uk

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    Yes, should put a big grin on your face when you take it for a drive lol
     
  27. Scoot Yo

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    Just noticed there is no cd in the box... Reading the instructions it says I need one?
     
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    You can download the software
     
  29. Scoot Yo

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    So you don't need the CD?
     
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    Don't think so, look here......

    Software
     
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    no, just install software and drivers from here
    Software
     
  32. Jet2004uk

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    Snap lol
     
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  33. Scoot Yo

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    Thanks chaps, I will prob get it sorted tomorrow then!
     
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    Sorry ...already answered. :oops:
     
  35. sliced

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    Just don't put the new map on a friday evening, if anything goes wrong you'll be without support till monday morning!
     
  36. Scoot Yo

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    Just taken a copy of the old map and now downloading the map onto the computer, so should get the new map on the car tomorrow, cant wait.
     
  37. Jet2004uk

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    Hope it goes problem free mate
     
  38. Scoot Yo

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    So do I lol
     
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    Lol.....I was sat in my car for 10 mins before I got brave enough to press the button to start over writing the original map, can be quite scary not knowing if your car will never start again lol
     
  40. Scoot Yo

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    Well my car is under warrenty, if anything goes tits up ill remove it and take it back and let the garage sort out the mess lol.
     
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    I'd be interested to know if Superchips can effectively map the facelift (post 2009) cars with s-tronic as last time I heard they were still having issues with flastspots on upshifts? I think it was the same story with Revo.

    Anyone got any updates?
     
  42. Scoot Yo

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    Well mine is a sept 2009 car and I am loading the map on tonight so will let you know.
     

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