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Remap questions - Brand new car

evapor8 Jan 30, 2009

  1. evapor8

    evapor8 Member

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    Hello guys.

    This forum is certainly the most active UK A3 forum, so of most use to me. Lots of interesting stuff!

    I've ordered the 3-door, manual 2.0 TFSI. This was my 2nd choice as I couldn't quite stretch my finances to a new S3 (which is what I lusted after .... those buckets are sweet!)

    Anyways ... I have a heavy right foot and am looking forward to having a bit more power than my 206. I'm very interested in the Revo/Superchips/AMD remaps, as they seem like a no-brainer for the money.

    Main questions are:

    1. Would you remap a brand new car? Run it in for a couple of months first? Wait a year?
    2. What's the usual response from the Audi dealers when they get the car back for servicing?

    A remap would involve a visit to the mainland (which is likely to cost me £350 given the daylight robbery rates charged by our ferry operator) so I'd like to having everything sussed out in advance.

    Car's not gonna be here until mid-March anyway so I have a bit of time to do some research!

    Thanks for your help,

    Chris
     
  2. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Run it in, and remap it.
    You will treble your enjoyment for little outlay.
    The dealer wont notice, but you will.
    REVO or GIAC seems to be the preferred option.

    My experience is with REVO, brilliant product, great after sales, big dealer network too if your out in the sticks.

    I remapped my Golf 20TFSI and it was a HUGE transformation, no brainer, seriously.

    Do it and go giant killing.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  3. VRStu

    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    Hopefully as long as you have a switch.

    An interesting thread currently on Briskoda about 'dealer detection', seems they are on to the TDi boys.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks to Grego73 for the picture - http://briskoda.net/octavia-ii/405nm-factory/135427/
     
  4. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Interesting.

    But yeah, you should always `disable` the remap for dealer visits.

    Paul
     
  5. evapor8

    evapor8 Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Which of the remaps are easily switch-on/offable?

    Chris
     
  6. VRStu

    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    Superchips, REVO, GIAC and I think APR.
     
  7. evapor8

    evapor8 Member

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    Cheers Stu. Very useful.

    Chris
     
  8. Bergy

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    Superchips' Bluefin product would be your ideal choice as it wouldn't involve you travelling anywhere - they post the device to you, you just apply it yourself and have the ability to remove it too. You also have a 7 day trial.

    Unfortunately, if your car is a brand new facelift model then I don't think Superchips have a working product for you at the moment - at least they didn't for my 2.0 TFSI.. Not sure if they've made any progress yet?
     
  9. Carl.S

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    don't forget flash counters.....very easy for a dealer to detect software if your tuner/tuning device dosen't reset your flash counters!
     
  10. VRStu

    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    :whistle2:

    Without going into too much detail Carl whilst instilling the virtues of the Select Plus to an owner I looked at a GTi ED30 on Tuesday, SW installed by a dealer and set to 6 6 6 and the counter not reset. :keule:
     
  11. Carl.S

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    had the car had a dealer update?
     
  12. VRStu

    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    Owner says not Carl.

    On the plus side he was most impressed with the Select Plus and will be buying one :whistle2:

    Were you at the Pod yesterday mate? I've mailed Kev some pics that were taken.

    You got any details on the VAS GFF test to prove the 'chip tuning'? I've asked a couple of people but waiting some answers.
     
  13. Carl.S

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    i was :) feel free to send them over to me too!

    it gives an indication as load will have changed internally.....but if the car has a fault and isn't making the initial load the car will try to make more, so only really an indication!
     
  14. VRStu

    VRStu Just Looking VCDS Map User

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    In the post mate. :thumbsup:
     

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