Time for a Remap?

Audi98

Registered User
Hi,

I'm new to Audi-sport so I've owned my 8P Black edition 2.0Tdi (138bhp) for just over 2 years. I was wondering the pros and cons of a stage 1 remap. I've had the EGR valve replaced roughly a year ago.

Cheers
 

Matt268uk

A3 Sportback
VCDS Map User
@Audi98 what year is your car ? Stage 1 from APR might be a good start and also depends where you are based and where you can get to, to have it done.
 

Audi98

Registered User
Hi Matt it’s a 2010. I’ve heard stage 1 can have issues with clutch and flywheel is that true?
 

S3 Rav

Registered User
Hi,

In essence pros are faster and more smiles. Cons are any weak points in your car will be exposed. So if your clutch is on the way out...this will likely push it.

Any decent remapped should do a proper health check on the car beforehand to sort out any issues.

I have had revo remap on my 8l s3 and b8 a4 (2.0tdi) and makes a big difference.

Just waiting for all this to be done and I'll be getting my a3 (1.8tfsi) remapped.
 

Matt268uk

A3 Sportback
VCDS Map User
I have a 2009 sportback with dsg with a stage 1 from APR and have no issues what so ever. I don't drive it hard but it has all i want when i want it.
 

Bloxham

Registered User
APR don't appear to have any prices on their website. I've sent a mail to my nearest dealer (VRS Northampton) for a price for a stage 1 remap.
 

nluk100

Registered User
APR is an expensive choice when they're not really diesel remap specialists. Personally I'd stick with Quantum for your car - remaps are usually £200 or so and give as good as pretty much any other off the shelf map for both your engines (140ps and 170ps). Put your savings towards an EGR bypass (or in lieu of the cost of an APR remap, a recon turbo!)
 

tcardio

Registered User
dont know the mot laws for removing dpf but many tdi have used shark with dpf removal. What do you peeps think about shark?
 

Matt268uk

A3 Sportback
VCDS Map User
The reason i went with APR is because my car had a full service history and only the original owner before me so it hadn't been messed about with. With all the current mot rules and regs on dpf removal i also didn't want to go down that route as selling the car could become a problem so apart from all the cosmetic mods like wheels,bulbs,heated s3 interior,head unit etc etc etc i've left the engine standard. Companies like Revo are not local to me and tbh i haven't heard of shark before.
 

ab1702

Registered User
I’d personally do a bit of research in your area so say within 50 miles for example and find a decent independent tuner that has a lot of good reviews and recommendations.
With a good remap the 140 tdi normally shows 180 - 190 bhp and the 170 tdi normally goes between 200 - 215bhp. If you have the egr and dpf removed you would probably see another 5 - 10 bhp on top of those figures. I personally wouldn’t bother removing either of those as it’s not much difference and then it can always be reverted back to standard of needed, but that’s only my opinion.
I’d go for a good remap all day long instead of any of these shark or tdi tuning boxes etc. If a remap is a good quality remap it will cause you no extra problems and just give you more power and torque etc. Just don’t go for a cheap remap or you’ll regret it.
As good and reliable as they are I would also avoid a revo or APR remap purely just because of the price and they’re an off the shelf map. If you can find a localish good custom tuner chances are it will be just as good or maybe better and cheaper.
I can give some recommendations if anyone wants any but they’re all mainly Yorkshire area.
 
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