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Help needed, Thinking of remap on 2.0 Tdi S Line

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    Hi, just recently got an A3 2.0Tdi S line 140 and am looking at getting it remapped but have heard it can cause problems with the clutch slipping, is this true and can anyone give me some advice on tuning please? Would be much appreciated.
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    I think it depends on the quality of the remap and how you drive. If you go with a good brand ie revo, custom code etc and not a cheap none made remap and your not a foot to the floor wheel spinning from the lights you'll be fine. Thera guys on here that have had remaps for years with no issues.
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    Where are you based?
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    My clutch went about 1k after installing my ChippedUK ST3 fast road remap. To be fair, the car had done about 75k. I was prepared for it though, and just reverted back to the original map until I replaced the clutch (OEM), and its been fine for the last 40k.
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    Im based in the North East
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    Done 15k in my 140tdi now with revo remap and no issues. As b19ctr says as long as your not going to dump the clutch away from every set of traffic light then you should be fine but it will obviously have some long term effect on the clutch with the added torque!
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    Is there a clutch plate or something you can do to stop any future damage? What's yours like since having it remapped?
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    Much improved, turbo still takes a while to spool up but once you get to 2600 revs and the torque kicks in theres a big difference and it's a nice smooth delivery. Would defo recomend it!
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    PTTM Pedal to the Metal!!!

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    Trust me you'll realise the car is gutless once you've had the remap on for a while. I cant believe how slow my car is in standard. My car: A3 2.0TDI 140 DSG.
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    There are several uprated clutches on the market. Most people buy either Helix or Sachs.
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    The remap does have an adverse effect on clutch and turbo. Lots have gone for it though and if you do not plan on keeping the car for long I can see why you might be tempted.
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    i am planning on keeping the car for quite a while hence spending a bit money on tweeking it up. Is there any long term problems getting this type of work done?
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    I think you either get a good car or a bad car when it comes to tuning. Plenty of people have had problems with their cars instantly after starting to tune them others have no problems and rack up thousand of miles problem free. It's luck more than anything! Keep a standard car long enough and eventually you will need to replace the clutch/turbo at some point, just go for it mate you won't regret it one bit!! I came from a fabia vrs standard and was very dissapointed with the 140, remaped it still doesn't feel as quick but thats probably more down to the smother power delivery!
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