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The Advantages of Car Remapping

Considering a remap but not certain if it’s worth the price? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We get lots of emails from potential clients asking about our remaps, and whether they are really all they’re cracked up to be, then here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Remapping is beneficial, to help you decide whether or no to have it completed.

1. Remapping can give you more torque

Torque is the rotational or the force of twisting around an axis. It determines the ability of an engine to perform work. A rise in torque results in increased acceleration. The torque in turbo-petrol and diesel vehicles typically occurs at low revs . It is this torque that provides that shove in the back when you are putting your foot down. After a remap, torque on these cars will increase by 20-30% , and on naturally aspirated cars , around 5%. More torque means better acceleration as well as shorter time in gear that are crucial for fast and safe overtaking.

2. Remapping gives you more horsepower

Horsepower is a product of torque as well as another measurement that is RPM divided by 5252. It’s a measure of how fast a vehicle ultimately will be and how much the force of the engine is able to make it go. More horsepower means a faster top speed. In simple terminology, horsepower refers to the rate at which the engine can achieve its highest speed. This is why the fastest roads cars on the planet have over 1000bhp and the Bloodhound SSC 133,151bhp. For the everyday driver the more horsepower is equivalent to greater acceleration with higher RPMs and safer overtaking.

3. Remapping eliminates flat spots to ensure smoother power delivery

If it isn’t so much the absence of power that bugs you about your car but rather the way it provides its power, remapping should be considered. Remapping eliminates flat areas of the system to provide you with power at higher RPMs that will result in an easier drive.

4. The result of remapping is better fuel economy in normal driving

With more torque produced at all speeds and you won’t need to use much throttle in order to achieve and keep a pace. So a vehicle’s engine will not work harder in order to transfer its mass. Additionally, by reducing load to the motor, you are significantly reducing the amount of fuel that it requires to run. This results in improved energy efficiency, and our fleet customers have experienced substantial savings in fuel because of this method of operation. Of course , if you drive with your foot down all of the time it means that your fuel consumption is bound to decrease. This is because you’ll be using all of the vehicle’s newly discovered force and speed, and you’ll consume more fuel.

5. Remapping is a safe mechanical upgrade

Remapping is a safe upgrade performed by a skilled professional. we’ve got hundreds of customers who have accumulated more than 50k remapped miles on their vehicles with no problem whatsoever From 1.9 TDI vans to 2.7 Liter Audi RS4 B5’s. It’s a great thing that most of our customers maintain their cars, and if you follow similar, then you should believe that your car will last the same longevity as a regular vehicle.

6. Remapping could revive the passion you once had for your car

Nothing’s worse than being driving a slow car. Not only is it dull, but it can be risky as well. Remapping can squeeze 20-30% extra power and power from an engine . This is an impressive amount, and you’ll notice the increase when you get your foot on the pedal. We’re certain that you’ll feel more comfortable in your car a lot more. In fact, all of our customers rate remapping as the best thing they’ve ever purchased for their vehicle.

7. Remapping is the best pound-for-pound performance improvement

In comparison to exhaust upgrades that are standalone as well as intercooler and air intake upgrades, remapping offers HUGE power gains. If you had a new exhaust, intercooler and air intake you are likely to get an additional 35bhp out of a 2015. Golf GTI at a cost more than PS2,000. However, by remapping you’ll gain an average 50bhp as well as 50 pounds/ft. increase in performance for over 60% less using the original components of the car. Stage 1 tuning therefore is the most efficient pound-for-pound performance upgrade available and, if you’re looking for more power, you can always add those other upgrades later on to make the stage 2 vehicle.

8. Remaps result in better towing

If you are towing the trailer, caravan or mobile home, similar unlocking more power with changing the map will greatly benefit the tow vehicle. With more power, you’ll be capable of towing more weight without placing too much stress on the engine or drivetrain.

9. Remapping isn’t only for cars.

Vans Lorries, tractors, quad bikes and agricultural machinery such as mowers and cultivators can all be chip tuned to increase performance and torque. We remap a wide variety of vehicles to improve economy and performance, enhancing driveability and work rate including diesel tractors and mowers that benefit from 20 percent more torque.

10. Remapping can be accomplished in around an hour

In modern vehicles, remapping can be done through the OBD port. It is possible to connect a cable the OBD port that creates a direct connection between our computers as well as the car’s ECU and allows us to read and write software it runs. Remapping usually takes approximately an hour, and for us, it’s done at the side of the road as an on-the-go service. For older vehicles, as well as agricultural equipment, ‘chipping’ is mandatory. Chip tuning involves the physical removal of the chip that controls the ECU for it to be reprogrammed or replaced. The process is again performed on the roadside by us with a time of approximately one hour. We save your original program on our system to be used for future use.

So there we have it – the 10 main reasons why mapping can be worthwhile. If you have any more concerns about remapping, or perhaps you’d like to learn more about how it works then contact us.