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Custom Code Questions?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by s-line stu, Mar 30, 2008.

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    Hello,

    I am thinking of getting the phase 1 custom code map for my 04 s-line 190.

    Seems to be rated by the guys on this forum and I want the car to remain smooth which is why I am thinking of CC and it is on offer at the moment (at least I hope it still is).

    Anyway just had a couple of questions before I take the plunge. I emailed Midland VW via custom codes website weeks ago but never got a reply so here goes:

    1. Do you need to run the car on 98 ron petrol or is 95 still ok?

    2. Fuel economy - better, worse or about the same? (I had a mapped Golf that was actually slightly better on fuel despite the extra power).

    And finally has anyone had any experience of Midland VW - are they any good as they're not too far from where I live?

    Any advice welcome, thanks in advance,

    Stu
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    J7USS Shuddup Foooool!!

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    Hey stu - Dont run your Motor on 95, treat it to some Vpower/Bp ultimate!!!
    When I had to run mine on 95 (due to no Vpower at last minute) it ran like a Bag of *****, sounded rough too + Noticed lack of Umph.

    I dont know much about the cc but you'll be getting some responses here.
    Im in the midlands but never heard of them, where abouts are they??Just for future reference.

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    andyccr 2003 1.8T Sport Ebony Black A4 Cabriolet

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    Heard good things about Custom Code, a lot of the Golf guys use that mapping.

    Fuel economy was better on my Octy vRS after a remap. So as I haven't had my cabriolet done yet (waiting on intercooler and silicone hoses to arrive) I can only assume this will be the same

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    Thanks for the feedback, when I say cc it's just an abbreviation for Custom Code. They're at Midland VW http://www.midlandvw.com/ but they also have mobile tuners dotted around.

    Stu
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    If you get it done let us know the results as i have the same motor and am interested what the difference from standard would be. Stage 1 pushes it to 230ish bhp does'nt it?:blackrs4:
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    To answer gaz J's question the car runs just like standard until you give it some gas then you really feel the difference, pulls really strongly in 5th & 6th. On day to day driving fuel economy is about the same - had an average of 37 today on a 50 mile A road trip. Get about 28 around town. Obviously if you gun it everywhere it will be more thirsty. Would recommend Miidland VW if you think of having it done.
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    whats she pushin out now then stu 220 ? 230 ?
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    Not sure what power really. They quote around 220bhp but the torque is more around 240 ish I think, which is what makes it pick up so well without changing down.
    The main reason for using Custom Code is how smooth it is to drive.
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