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Is Remapping for You?

There are lots of  reasons that people consider remapping their car, van or motocycle. These include :-

  • To increase power 
  • To improve Miles Per Gallon
  • To provide more torque for towing
  • To enable easier overtaking
  • Correcting the de-tune that the manufacturer did to spread model capabilities

 

In a nutshell there are almost as many reasons for wanting a remap as there are companies offering them!

What change can a Remap make

The possible improvement to be gained by a Remap on its own without any modifications to the vehicle are determined by a number of things and they all come down to what kind of vehicle or engine is fitted.

Normally Aspirated Petrol engines will typically see improvements of about 10% and up to 10% improvement to MPG figures

Turbocharged or Supercharged Petrol Engines can be improved up to as much as 35% increase in horsepower and a 10% increase in MPG

Normally Aspirated Diesel Engines will see up to 15% increase in power and up to 10% increase in MPG

Turbocharged Diesel engines normally see the biggest improvement with typically 30-35% increase In Torque and Horsepower and a 10% increase in MPG

The information above shows typical improvement figures, some engines can achieve more or less, if you want to know about your particular vehicle, please contact us and we will answer any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Tuning Boxes any good?
There are a number of basic power upgrades available in a plug and play format or are downloadable from the internet. Whilst some of these items can offer an increase in power, they do this by merely adjusting a specified signal within the ECU by a set tolerance, in most cases they change the fuel pressure. It’s impossible to compare these inferior upgrades with a full custom re-map based upon your original software which measures and adjusts hundreds of signals and data files within the ECU. We advise that these generic files and unsupported devices for sale on the web should be avoided at all cost. We’ve seen too many customers come to us after a bad experience – and there was no one else to turn to either. We’re always happy to advise on your tuning needs.

Will a Remap Increase Engine Wear?
No, not at all with a TPD Tuning Custom Remap. Sadly some engines can be over-tuned, “stressing” the engine, transmission, cooling systems, etc, and reducing the life span and reliability of the car. This is why it’s so important to choose the right company to complete your re-map. We take great time & care to ensure that all of our modifications have no detrimental effect on your car. In a lot of cases the economy tune actually helps to extend the life of components such as the clutch and gearbox by making the delivery of the power far less aggressive and smoothing the overall drive of the vehicle.

Will Remapping affect my Warranty?
There are several ways to upload modified software to a vehicles ECU but due to our investment in the latest tuning hardware, we are able to re-program 99% of the vehicles we cover via the vehicles OBD port (on-board diagnostics) and as such, leave no physical evidence of our work behind, leaving it completely undetectable. All codes and diagnostics that a dealer may read will remain exactly the same. We say it with confidence because of the rigorous testing regime all files go through. However in the case of some pre 2000 Vehicles, it may be necessary to remove the ECU from the car and reprogram it direct on the bench. If this is the case for your vehicle, we will inform you before hand.

 

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