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    Default Question about remaps...

    Ok, firstly, just found out I'm over due a bonus at work so suddenly found some pennies laying around extra next month that I might not need to tell the GF about... LOL...

    Remaps...

    1. How do they work?
    2. Do you need to replace any parts, upgrade exhaust etc?
    3. Are they stored on the Cars ECU? If you get a flat battery, or change it etc, does it reset and have to be reprogrammed?
    4. Does it seriously effect the fuel MPG?

    And one about suspension...

    To make the ride softer or firmer, is it just a case of replacing the springs or do you have to replace the shocks to?

    Thanks for looking!

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    Given your engine....

    1. They basically reprogram the software that is held in the ECU and alter a whole lot of settings like fuelling, turbo boost, timing etc. etc.
    2. Normally no, but on things like the BSR Stage 3 where you're getting into even bigger increases you start to do things like injectors and exhaust systems.
    3. Yes,it's stored in the ECU and no, it will still remain on the ECU if the battery is disconnected as it's been flashed onto there. However, I always reprogram my BSR map into the car after a battery disconnection as I'm convinced I've noticed slight differences after a battery disconnect if I haven't done that.
    4. Depends how heavy your right foot is! lol When you first get it remapped, I guarantee you that your consumption will go down intially - simply 'cos you're hooning around, trying it out etc. However once you start driving 'normally' then you'll notice very little difference. You're attaining the same power but with less revs, so that helps. If you hit the loud pedal a lot then you'll obviously see a bit of a drop.
    If it helps, with my S3 I can get 32mpg ona long run and around 27-28 with mixed, and TBH that's what I've always had pretty much - be it standard, S1 or S3.

    Suspension - lowering it only will still give a firmer ride. Replacing with a matched set of springs and shocks will give the best handling.

    HTH

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    I was kind of hoping you were on line LOL.

    I'm only thinking stage 1 at the mo. How do you reprogramme it yourself? I'm looking to get my exhaust/cat replaced and then maybe a remap... in that order. I'm getting no more than 42 on a long run at 70 and 28.8 combined so its obviously not going to hit too much on the MPG...

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    I was kind of hoping you were on line LOL.
    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    I'm only thinking stage 1 at the mo. How do you reprogramme it yourself?
    You're obviously meaning BSR here? If so then you simply plug the programming unit that you get into the socket under the ashtray and follow the instructions. It'll remap it in about 5 mins - bit longer than that the first time it does it as it goes through the process of locking/marrying the unit to the car.
    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    I'm looking to get my exhaust/cat replaced and then maybe a remap... in that order.
    Just check that you don't run the risk of upsetting any balance as the S1 is designed to work with a standard car - so if you've got a big bore exhaust or something it 'may' not like it.
    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    I'm getting no more than 42 on a long run at 70 and 28.8 combined so its obviously not going to hit too much on the MPG...
    Blimey! Howdya get 42 on a run? Swine! lol Although I tend to stick it on CC at 80, so about 77 actual, so that will have an effect.

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    BSR seems to be the most common, right?

    I'm only going to get a standard stainless one, no different to the one I've got now... well maybe a different shape exit pipe, fancy round ones... but thats it.

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    Yep, BSR are certainly by far the most popular choice on the 2.0T.

    Re exhaust - in that case that's not going to cause any issue. When I had S1 I changed by back box to the Vx sports exhaust (what comes on the Signum Design) and it didn't affect anything. Even getting a sports cat on S1 may not be an issue (maybe check with BSR Sweden) as the improved flow may help. I think the important thing is that you make sure that whatever exhaust you get it's designed for that engine basically.

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    Thanks Duncan great help there. I dont suppose you know about the shocks Question do you?

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    Oh, and how much does a remap cost? Is there just the one place in Surrey that does it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    Thanks Duncan great help there. I dont suppose you know about the shocks Question do you?
    I replied in my earlier post m8.

    Quote Originally Posted by n_hudson View Post
    Oh, and how much does a remap cost? Is there just the one place in Surrey that does it??
    Last count it was around the £550 mark all in. LMF are now one of BSR's sellers so give Steve a call and mention the club.

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    Doh, I see it now...

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