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Remap versus Tuning Box

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by bezza981, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. bezza981
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    [Mar 17, 2009]
    I've read alot on this topic on various sites.

    The majority of people favour remaps due to a tuning box being a preset electronic box that does not take into account the characteristics of each individual vehicle.

    Can someone tell me if all remaps are unique tailored for each vehicle or whether they too contain predetermined settings ?

    Or are there different types of remap ?

    I have a 2.0TDi 140 that isnt as responsive / rapid as I would like, and would appreciate any advice.:hi:
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    [Mar 18, 2009]
    I must admit , I tried a tuning box on my car
    It did smoke a bit more , but seemed to ahve a bit more grunt
    But then I had a remap , the difference was night and day :(
    The remap was miles better , IIRC the prices was approx the same too ;)
    But the tuning box can be transfered on to other cars
    Sarah
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    [Mar 18, 2009]
    Hi, if you use something like a blue fin it is the same as a remap, as you have to upload your old map and wait for a remap to be sent to you, the advantage is you can remove or add it back whenever you like you also end up with a device that will read fault codes. However you cannot use it in a different car. Check you’re insurance though Admiral refuse to insure any remapped vehicles, hence I haven’t bought one yet L
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    [Mar 18, 2009]

    Hi Awesome Sarah

    Which remap company did you go for ?
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    [Mar 18, 2009]
    I had mine done here as we do them full custom
    It was good to be able to detemin , how I wanted my car to be , plus as I do 150 miles per day you see , I wanted fuel economy

    The main thing about the tuning boxes
    If you dont keep the car long , then you have something in your hand to sell on , but to be fair , the differences between the 2 , remap every time , in my book anyway
    Sarah
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    [Mar 18, 2009]
    Surely the answer is to ditch your insurance company and move to a more accommodating one :beerchug: Try Privilege.

    Sorry OP, a little off topic :moa:
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    [Mar 19, 2009]
    I am with privilege, do they allow remaps/mods with their policies??
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    Did for me mate, it was an existing policy however.
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