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Ten Reasons To Have Your Car Remapped

Thinking about a remap, but not sure if the investment is worth the cost? It’s not a problem. We get lots of emails from potential customers regarding our remaps and if they’re really what they are cracked up to be, here are the top 10 Reasons to Remap is worthwhile, to help you decide whether or not you want to get it done.

1. Remapping gives you more torque

Torque is the rotational force or turning force that is applied to an axis. It determines the ability of an engine to do work, and an increase in torque translates to an acceleration increase. Torque in turbo-petrol and diesel vehicles is usually at low speeds and it is this torque that gives you that push in the rear when you put your foot down. After remaps, torque for these vehicles will rise by 20-30% and on naturally aspirated cars , around 5%. The more torque is equated to better acceleration and quicker in-gear time which are vital for speedy and safe overtaking.

2. Remapping can give you more power

Horsepower is the result of torque as well as another measurement RPM divided by 5252. It’s the measure of how fast a vehicle eventually will go and how high the force of the engine could force it to go. More horsepower means a faster top speed. In simple words, horsepower is the rate at which the engine can achieve its highest speed. This is the reason the top roadsters in the world have more than 1000bhp. The Bloodhound SSC 133,151bhp. For the average driver higher horsepower means greater acceleration at higher RPM and more secure driving.

3. Remapping is a way to remove flat spots and create smoother power delivery

If it’s less the power loss that bothers you about your car rather the manner in which it delivers its power, remapping should be considered. Remapping removes flat spots from the equation to give you access to your power at more RPM that will result in more smooth driving.

4. Remapping leads to better fuel economy under normal driving

With more torque being produced at all RPM and you won’t need to apply the same amount of throttle to start and maintain a speed. This means that the engine in a vehicle will not work harder moving its load and by reducing load upon the engine you’re decreasing the amount of fuel it will require to run. This leads to better fuel economy and our fleet customers have experienced significant savings in fuel consumption as a result of this service. Of course , if your driving with your feet down throughout the day and you’re driving with your foot down, your fuel economy will definitely decrease. It’s because you’ll be making use of the vehicle’s new found power and torque, which means you’ll use up more fuel.

5. Remapping is a safe mechanical upgrade

Remapping is a secure upgrade provided it is done by a trained professional. we’ve got hundreds of clients who have put more than 10,000 miles of remapped vehicles without any issue, from 1.9 TDI vans to 2.7 3 litre Audi RS4 B5’s. It is a good thing that the majority of our clients look after their cars, and if you’re doing similar, then you should be able to expect your car to have the longevity of a standard vehicle.

6. Remapping your car can renew the love you had once for your car

Nothing is more frustrating than getting driving a slow car. It’s not just boring, but it can be dangerous as well. Remapping could result in 20-30 percent greater power or torque from an engine , which is a considerable amount and you’ll notice the upgrade when you get your foot on the pedal. We’re confident you’ll find yourself enjoying your car more, and all of our customers cite remapping as the best thing they’ve ever done for their car.

7. Remapping is the most efficient pound-for pound performance enhancement

Compared to standalone exhaust upgrades or intercooler upgrade and air intake upgrades Remapping can provide huge power gains. With a new exhaustsystem, air intake and intercooler, you are likely to get 35bhp more from an existing year-end 2015 Golf GTI at a cost of more than PS2,000. In contrast, with a remap you’d get an average 50bhp as well as 50 pounds/ft. Performance gains for more than 60% less built on the original components. Stage 1 tuning is the most efficient pound-for-pound performance upgrade you can find as well as if you’re in the market for more power, you could add those other upgrades later on to make a stage 2 vehicle.

8. Remaps can result in better towing

If you’re towing a caravan, an RV, a trailer, a mobile home or similar items unlocking more torque by using an upgrade will greatly benefit the tow vehicle. With more torque , you’ll be in a position to tow more weight, without putting excessive strain on the motor and drivetrain.

9. Remapping isn’t just for cars

Vans trucks, Lorries, tractors quad bikes and agricultural equipment like cultivators and mowers can all be remapped or chip tuned for more performance and torque. We remap a wide variety of vehicles for efficiency and performance to improve productivity and driveability including diesel tractors and mowers that benefit from 20% more torque.

10. Remapping is usually completed within a matter of a half hour

On the latest vehicles, remapping is achieved through the OBD port. It is possible to connect a cable the OBD port which creates an instant connection between our computers along with that of the ECU that allows us to access and write software in it. Remapping usually takes around an hour, and for us, it’s done by the roadside in an on-the-go service. For older vehicles as well as some agricultural equipment, ‘chipping’ is mandatory. Chip tuning involves the removal of the chip that controls the ECU in order to have it changed or reprogrammed. Again, this is performed at the roadside by ourselves and takes approximately one hour. We save your original program on our hardware in case you require it at some point in the near future.

So there we have it – the 10 main reasons why mapping is worthwhile. If you’ve got any other questions regarding remapping – maybe you’d like to find out more about how it works – then get in touch.