To be fair they've been in the tuning game a fair while (albeit more focussed on Japanese cars) and 480bhp seems consistent with other tuners claims.View attachment 142779
If £1458 is a fitted and a Stage tuned price, that is very good value.
Forge FMIC is retailing at £1050 + Fitting so you’re getting very good value for money on this.
Not sure how good the Litchfield tunes are though, it’s their own in house dyno so always sceptical.
Sounds about right. MRC will be about £750 but are obviously renowned and highly regarded and probably who I'd use.
To be fair they've been in the tuning game a fair while (albeit more focussed on Japanese cars) and 480bhp seems consistent with other tuners claims.
So how reliable are these? I mean at 500bhp are these engines and gearbox’s overly stressed?
Sounds good I’m only planning on maybe stage 1 if I do map it, was only planning to put a tuning box on it. But I’m not a fan of these and you never get as good a map, but keeping warranty was my plan as I wasn’t planning on keeping it passed 2 years.I wouldn’t have thought so.
500hp in a 400hp designed engine is only a 25% uplift. Some VAG based engines are strong for upto 100% uplifts in power.
There are 2.0t cars (S3’s/Golf R’s) with a base 300hp running 550hp no probs. The older 2.5t engines were good for 700hp from a base 335hp.
Tuners will no doubt find the limits but think they will be well above 600.
This is the message I got from MRC today. Stage 1 With just a high flow filter.
“usually these are doing 393ps -405ps and 500nm sotck and they go upto 470-485ps and 600-650nm on stage1”
I've been using Litchfield for many of my projects for over 12yrs now and for me, they have never let me down and always delivered the goods.
My previous Subaru's have delivered the goods, my previous A45 with their tuning achieved the quickest 1/4m in the UK and so has my current Stage 2 RS3 (like for like mods versus anything else that has ran in the UK down the strip).
Dyno's don't tell me everything..... trap speeds and ET's down the strip tell me a lot more.
My RS3 is now going through a more extensive upgrade program over this Winter (with Litchfields and their technical partners) so will be interesting to see how that goes when it hits the strip again in 2018.
We all have our preferred tuner(s)..... it's a choice. I've heard horror stories about all of them, and whilst I would never dream of stating Litchfields were the best, they have always done me good. That's all I care about.
Prob only planning stage 2 max so that sounds okay for me.Around 550ftlb / 750nm is apparently what you don't want to be exceeding to maintain longevity. This information is from Iroz. Personally I prefer as flat a torque curve as possible, and based on the calculations you can achieve over 700bhp whilst remaining within these kinds of torque levels. More than enough torque and power capability imo. lol
However, you need to be take into account that MAHA dyno's (as in what Litchfields have) tend to read between 5-7% lower on torque compared to many other dynos.
You really don't want to be cracking the gearbox case.
I was told but can't remember precisely..... under a grand though so not expensive.
Assuming a car is stock or not too highly modified, they should last a long time tbh.