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remaps...whos the best?

S3 Rav Feb 27, 2008

  1. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Hi all got a revo remap on my s3 but have read alot recently about custom code being the ********. does anyone have any preferences and why?
     
  2. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Personally if you have a remap already be it a Revo map i wouldnt bother going custom-code as you already have a remap.

    If your going stage 2 or above then maybe custom-code is the way to go?

    Do you find the revo map aggressive?

    J
     
  3. DaveMK^

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    Hi, Im currently awaiting a remap on mine either going CC or Revo, Alot of people on this forum have CC and prefer it because of the linear power delivery as opposed to Revo's :::nothing:::pOWER::nothing.

    Im guessing it's down to how you drive your car, if you like the shunt up the backside then you wouldn't like CC but if you do then stick with your Revo. Im swaying towards CC purely because it seems to be sensible for normal driving and it doesn't die at the end of the revs.

    What is your opinion on Revo seen as you have it?
     
  4. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    the revo like eveyone knows is very aggressive. great if your cruising on the street and someone gives it the beans or on the motorway but not so good i suppose when ur driving in london trafic. slow driving almost becomes difficult. good fun though! custom code seem to know their stuff aswell though just thinking in terms of future performance upgrades.
     
  5. DaveMK^

    DaveMK^ Member

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    What is the power band from and to on yours?
     
  6. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    not 100% sure to be honest mate all i know the max bhp is bout 265 and torque about 270, kicks in very early id say about 2000 rpm to about 5000 mayb
     
  7. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    kiteyboy how do you find the revo? have you bin in a cc s3
     
  8. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    what does a sprint booster do ?
     
  9. Aky

    Aky Aky

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    Nobody had CC on their S3 until I came along. Does that make me the Messiah?
     
  10. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    taking u really liked it then. still the same wow affect now?
     
  11. revomike

    revomike Member

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    Revo's :::nothing:::pOWER::nothing.

    lol.....

    Only if its set up that why buy the dealer !
     
  12. DaveMK^

    DaveMK^ Member

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    eh? :)
     
  13. revomike

    revomike Member

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    Revo can be set up by the dealer or by u using a select + swicth .

    SO you dont have to have it aggressive.
     
  14. DaveMK^

    DaveMK^ Member

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    I see, So the same power can be delivered but more evenly? Like CC?
     
  15. revomike

    revomike Member

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  16. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    My mate with an Ibiza Cupra has the Revo SPS3 and it is impressive what you can do with it, you can adjust all manner of settings to suit your driving style. I was tempted by Revo SPS as you can use the device to set it back to stock which can be useful if you let the missus drive it or need to take it in for a service. My mate swears by it and after driving it on various settings it does show you can tweak it to how you want; he has it on '7' but that meant all his hoses blew off!!! His own fault as he didn't secure them down well enough. You can do the same with CC, they have a program you can download to your laptop which you can then upload your bespoke settings by your VAG cable to the S3; depending how brave you are and how well you know the settings you choose. I do think the SPS is a 'neater' way of adjusting rather than the CC way plus it is handy to have in your car to change as and when.

    Oh... and Aky :anbet:
     
  17. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    thanks, if im around ill let you know. does it add more power or just the delivery with the sprint booster?
     
  18. glen_jai

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    I think we need to be careful when tuners map to give aggressive delivery.
    My car before the gt28 kit was remapped by Jabbasport.

    I was getting 276 bhp, and 301 lb ft torque. It felt good.
    However, when the old K04 came off during the BT conversion, the housing had a crack all the way through it. Mark (Backdraft) suggested that it was running too hot.

    Just something you should think about when getting large bhp/torque figures from a remap. You're probably reducing the turbo lifespan.
     
  19. revomike

    revomike Member

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    Thats whats so good about our's it can be set up ..

    Not just a plug and play !
     
  20. c16wko

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    once the revo map is on, is it still possible to re write the map?

    Just asking because of the issues off the free trial, and not being able to write over it apparently? any one shed some light?
     
  21. Ant&Vic

    Ant&Vic A3 1.8T Quattro

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    mine was done at santa-pod by midland performance, only got it from 180 to 215 bhp tho, www.bigbhp.com
     
  22. s3ollie

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    Ive got the revo sps and i have run it on Timing 7 Boost 9 right from a few days after i got it. (after logging CF's etc..) Pretty aggressive but i dont do too much town driving. aggressive = more fun to me!!
     
  23. DaveMK^

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    What happens is revo overwrites the Audi Map and replaces it with the revo free trial, however after the 5 hour drive time the Audi map does not return, instead the revo map just reverts to their equivilant of the Audi map.

    Depite what people say thats the Revo stock map is the same as the Audi map let me tell you its not. I had the revo trial and my temp sender went unfortunately during getting the trial put on my ECU, This was nothing to do with revo it was just conicidence let me make that clear :)

    So the whole time I had the trial I drove it like a grandad never going over 3k, I had the temp sender changed ( by this time 5 hr drive time was long gone) and began to drive my car normally and I noticed a definite decrease in power and the way it was delivered, People told me "well its going to feel slower you just had the free trial" but how can this be when throughout the free trial I never drove above 3k so did not experience the "extra power"

    Now this is not to put you off revo because im sure you will like revo if you had the trial, however if you decide not to go with revo afterwards you will be left with a slower car and other tuning companies might have problems removing the revo code.

    Before you Pro revo bandits start nagging ive got nothing against revo and its still a possibilty that I will go with them but this is my experience of my revo trial which im entitled to share. :nyah:
     
  24. grathies

    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    Im a fan of the MTM maps, all depends on your setup tho

    Custom codes have been popular with the 20vt Mk2 Golf Gayboys for a while
     
  25. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Coming from a guy who wants to shove wasps up his arse....:moa:
     
  26. grathies

    grathies More Points Than Portsmouth FC

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    Well wasps up your arse make you run faster than most S3s get off the line anyway ;)
     
  27. jesters3

    jesters3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    :respekt:
     
  28. bantam1

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    are you sure about that Aky??

    nobody but ........
     
  29. Aky

    Aky Aky

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    Oh Feck - I'll be your right hand man then. :icon_thumright:
     
  30. revomike

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    DaveMk... Now this is not to put you off revo because im sure you will like revo if you had the trial, however if you decide not to go with revo afterwards you will be left with a slower car and other tuning companies might have problems removing the revo code.

    When any car is flashed by revo it can be flashed over buy any revo dealer ,Audi and any other good tuners !!
    People like custom code Amd ect will be able to flash over revo if not flash a stock file back in then there file

    Some of the cheaper chip tuners will just read ur ecu , as they have to send it away to get tuned. etc etc
    If they read it after having the 5 hour's free on, Then there reading a revo stock code NOT slower just stock code ....

    All our dealers have the tools to flash a O.E map back to your car..

    So if you have a revo trial and ur going to get it mapped by some one else . See if they can flash ur ecu or read it !

    Dave if i was you go back to VAG tech get the car flashed the 5 hour's again and see what u think..

    thank s
     
  31. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    is it possible to re-do a remap to make it custom or to add the switch if a cars already been remapped?
     
  32. revomike

    revomike Member

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    Who's map is on the car ?
     
  33. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    its a revo bought the car with it on
     
  34. revomike

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    Yes no worrys !

    Go to any REVO dealer and get them to check the setting or Get a Select + swicth and have a play ur self ....

    :icon_thumright:
     
  35. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    how much approx would it cost for them to check and get the switch etc
     
  36. revomike

    revomike Member

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    its down to each dealer really .. but the swich is 249+ vat ,

    thanks Mike
     
  37. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    thanks for your help mike
     
  38. revomike

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    Any time ..

    what car is it ?
    what fuel ??
    any other bolt on parts ???
     
  39. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    its a 2000 x reg audi s3 revo to approx 265.
    at present its not fully functioning....feels like im loosing boost but bin so busy with work so not been able to get to the bottom of it. basically its feeling like a standard s3. checked on a general dignostic and hasnt come up with anything. have had a quick look at the pipes and not found any splits. things iv gotta do are change clutch switch check MAF and mayb dumpv valve currently forgee 007p. sound like im missing anything.. no other mods as yet..would love to but gotta sort this out first. looking to possibly take it to MIJ performance in wolverhampton..you heard of it, they deal with revo there i th8ink
     
  40. Adibutti

    Adibutti Derv Boy

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    Just another point of view... i had CC done on my Cupra R. and it was such a smooth mapp. no kick like the Revo. it was just smooth throughout.. it depends what the driver likes ? if u like a big kick then somthing like a Revo is good. if u like power to be qual throughout then CC is the way to go!
     

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