Q: If my car can be improved so much by an ECU Remap, why hasn’t the factory done this?
A: This is a very common question that we get asked. The answer is very simple, the factory could map your car, however they choose not to for many reasons, the most important is marketing, cars are manufactured to fit into a market category and the ‘marketing boffins’ sets out the criteria for categories and the cars ECU is mapped to fit into these categories. It also allows for a enough power separation between various models. Manufacturers will also produce two identical cars with identical engines, then simply offer the car in two states of tune, this is a very economical way of extending a model range. Examples of such cars include the BMW Mini One and the BMW Mini Cooper, another example is the VW Golf Tdi 104BHP and the Golf TDi 140bhp.
Q: Will ECU tuning put my engine under more stress?
A: We always remap with consideration for the engine and never exceed the engines limits.
Q: Is it possible for me to choose a map to suit my driving style?
A: Yes, as we have our own in house map writers we can gear our maps to our customers requirements, whether that be for economy, all out power or for towing purposes.
Q: Will my engines life expectancy be shortened.
A: No, we map the ECU to optimise the performance without exceeding your engines limits.
Q: Can my car be reverted back to original, should I need to?
A: We keep your original settings on file so we can always return you car to standard should you need to.
Q: Will you need to dismantle my car ECU to program it.
A: Normally on most modern cars we can reprogram the ECU through the car’s OBD port.