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It might be a daft question but can someone explain the benefits of a re map ?
As I see it if a car isn't fast enough I just go for a faster car . It seems a lot of hassle with insurance , warranty and risk of engine damage .

A mate of mine had a Golf chipped to the same bhp as the GTI and his insurance

was more than the real thing , so why not buy the GTI and have the other benefits as well .

Does it effect retail values because not everyone is going to want it done or can it be put right for little expense ?

If it helps mpg does it save enough moneyto cover the extra insurance ?
 

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rich.cath is the man to answer that he's had his chipped!
Like you I cant really see the point
 

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1.6 thp 200 around 22mpg urban - 200bhp

2.0 hdi 160 around 40mpg urban - 197bhp remapped

That's why I'm getting my DS4 remapped, I want the bhp of the thp but also want decent fuel economy. Sorting the insurance isn't a problem through a specialist or broker and I've been quoted slightly more than I pay now. Superchips give you an extensive warranty with their remap.
 

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Its all down to choice.Buying a 'GTI' may give same result but costs a lot lot more. Latest GTI cost £5k more than std car chip costs £350?
If you like DS - and I assume you do on this forum, you cannot get a faster diesel than 2.0hdi (163), but most other makes now have 180bhp+ diesels in range so DS going backward.


A re-map is difficult with the DS4 as the ECU is 'protected' and needs completely removing to re-map, allowing for more breakages/errors to creep into process.A chip can give about 25% increase in power and torque, and because of this about 10% increase in fuel economy.



You have to choose carefully, as some chips are better than others. Some will tweak too far (discussed in previous thread) and strain engine. Upto 200bhp the DS4 can take it and I have been reliably shown/told that instead of 200k mileage before a rebuild it will be more like 190k - i can live with that. Sadly I think DS will be long gone before I hit anything like that mileage. And when you sell you can take chip out - car back to normal so buyer gets std car.


I personally like mine it gives that bit more power and torque but not over the top like super hot hatches.
 

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"1.6 thp 200 around 22mpg urban - 200bhp"
Never seen mine as low as that!

Personally I wouldn't chip a brand new car
But if that's you're thing
 

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Chud confused at your reply - low as what?


Ideal time to chip a car is within first year 10k, engine nicely run in, 'new car' niggles sorted, but engine not too bedded in / worn so extra power strains it. Mhhh nice!
 

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I had a Clio sport 197 and after a week of urban driving I was getting 22 urban mpg. That was a 10 mile round trip to work over 5 days.
 

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Each to their own. I'm happy with mine as it is so I think I'll leave it alone . That's not to say if I had a go of one that was chipped I wouldn't change my mind though lol .
 

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I agree with Richthe advantages with a re map are amazing
my last car was 136bhp and did 32mpg average

after re map car was 185bhp, loads more torque and did 38mpg average
as for strain on engine, well diesels are well under tuned so no harm so long as you use a good company to do the re map

I remapped car at 80k when I got it and had It 6 years until turbo blew at 192000k miles

it's the cheapest bhp gain you can buy :)
 

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Hi

I have always remapped my previous cars, as a reputable map can transform a car and especially with my last car a DS3 Racing, it also cleaned the torque curve, as the standard map had power dips that were noticeable. I has also mapped each car from new, also long was you still drive the car carefully and not push it too hard, there should be no difference, as it basically only slightly tuning the engine to get the better results.

I have put a DTUK tuning box on the DS4 for initially fuel saving for the motorway runs and when the car is run in more utilise the additional power :)

Plus I wont be keeping the car after 3 years and if there is engine problem just unplug it and take it back lol

its just my 2 pennies worth.....
 

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I'm also thinking of having my ds4 2ltr dsport remapped, I had my previous car done and it did make a difference to both performance and economy which is what I was after, I'm looking for more mid range power not that I'm a fast driver I just like to know it's there when I need it, on my last car a passat dsg I was getting around 5 mpg more on average which is worth having.
 

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Got my car booked in for remap on Monday, I've gone for a mix between power and economy which I did on my last car and was very pleased with the results, I'll keep you posted once it's done I'll also zero the computer after it's done so I can see the improvement in mpg.
 
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