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Remap or tunning box ? a4 1.9tdi 110. advice please

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by craigg9700, May 9, 2011.

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    [May 9, 2011]
    Hi ,

    Im looking to add a little power to my A4 1.9tdi ( non PD ) 1999.

    looking to spend around £250-300.

    The company below quoted me £249 for a remap , but advised me that a Tunning box would best suit my engine being the Non PD ???? is this believable ?


    www.protuning.co.uk/

    any advice would be appreciated , I live in the north west region ( near manchester) if any of you know of a remap company doing mapping at a good price.

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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    A remap done properly is always going to be a better solution than a tuning box.
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    I have a "proper" (ie: not a resistor type) tuning box that was on my AFN Tdi avant kicking around at home somewhere. Worked a treat, Shovel loads of torque, no faults tough a little bit more smoke than usual (nothing drastic) and only cost me £90. That said though, a proper remap (as aragorn said) is the superior option.
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    I can see the appeal for 90quid, and for that money i'd probably give it a go if thats all i wanted to do to the car.

    If you get into tuning it properly though (larger injectors etc) then you probably need to do it properly.
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    Yes indeed, my aim was just to increase the "off the line" and 60-80 overtaking grunt, which it did pretty well
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    Remap is always better then the box :)
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    [May 10, 2011]
    Thanks for the advice chaps . The technician has said i could try out the box 1st to see what i think ( cheaper option) . If im not happy then i will settle for a Remap.

    He did say the car will kick out more smoke on load with map or box.
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