What is a remap? how does it work? Tuning Emporium explains

 

What is remapping?

Engine remapping has become increasingly popular over the past decade or so, as drivers become more familiar with the little boxes, that control their cars vital functions, and more aware of the opportunities to ‘tweak’ the settings.

TDV8 fitted with Skytag Tracker, and now with a stage 1 remap with 10% better fuel economy confimed by customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The process used to be called chipping, as it literally meant swapping a microchip in your car’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with a modified version. Nowadays the black art has advanced to the point where home-brewed engine remapping software is available to download from various internet groups for brave and/or tech-savvy home-tuners who like to experiment. We’d never recommend that route, as unsurprisingly there’s a significant risk of causing expensive engine damage if a remap is not done properly.

So for most people an engine remap involves a trip to a local specialist Like Tuning Emporium, where we  can overwrite your factory engine settings via a laptop, directly into your car’s OBD port, or we can tune your ecu on the bench.

There are two primary reasons for wanting a remap, and they’re called power and torque. When your car left the factory there’s a very good chance its performance was deliberately muted in order to meet product planning objectives or economy and efficiency targets.

These days the power and performance of most cars is limited, not by any particular mechanical factor, but by the software running in the engine control unit (ECU).

Computer algorithms running behind the scenes while you’re driving a modern car affect all sorts of parameters, such as ignition timing, air/fuel ratio and turbocharging boost pressure.

So if you want greater performance and pulling power from your car, or alternatively if you’re seeking mpg improvements, the first place to look is the little black box under the bonnet. Here at Tuning Emporium, we receive plenty of emails asking advice about ECU software changes, and we’ve compiled this guide to explore the pros, cons and costs.

Chipping turbodiesel engines can increase economy by seven to 10 per cent, because it adds torque lower down the rev range. This means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard as before. It’s these turbo diesel engines often known as TDI, HDi, CDTi, CDI,depending on the manufacturer that are cornerstone of the car chipping industry because an engine chip or software upgrade can cheaply add so much to the performance.

Our Prices start at £199 for OBD tuning, and ECU bench tuning costs start at £275.

Are ther any downsides to getting your ECU “chipped”?

Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car. But it shouldn’t affect reliability if you use a reputable company such as Tuning Emporium.

Remapping does put extra strain on an engine, but not a dangerous amount. We check carefully that the temperatures and pressures our remaps put the engine through don’t exceed the acceptable parameters.

For example, we run a 2008 Seat Leon 2.0 TDi 136bhp engine.

To date we have done 10,000 miles trouble free, with it running at 200bhp and 280lb ft, mpg is up by 10% too.

Most cars’ engines are built to offer more performance than they actually deliver, manufacturers launch a car with a set power figure, but then over the life of the model they’ll introduce a few facelifts and performance versions.

“They don’t develop new engines for each new version: mostly they limit the performance of the earlier models and then offer a little more power with each new edition. We just release the optimum performance.”

Obviously, you need to inform your insurer of a remap.

How much does car remapping or chipping cost?

Our Prices start at £199 for OBD tuning, and ECU bench tuning costs start at £275, the sky is the limit in terms of what you can spend on more advanced parts and services,The type of car you have will be a determining factor in the price you pay

You can also pay to have your car tested on a rolling road here at Tuning Emporium, so you can see the effect any ECU remapping work has had on the engine’s power and torque output.  But we do offer a mobile service subject to location and or Post code.

dyno tuning at Tuning Emporium
dyno tuning at Tuning Emporium

Subaru Forester remapping at Tuning Emporium

Been a while with work on our website, had a rare vehicle in recently, Subaru Forester with a CVT gearbox, 2.0 TD Boxer engine.

Customer wanted a bit more bhp as it was slightly disapponting to drive.

Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium
Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We like to think this has now improved 🙂

Standard guise its 145bhp and 258lb ft.

 

Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium
Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once tuned it should produce:

185bhp and 33lb ft

 

Gear changes are also improved due to the increase in torque provided, so there is less hesitancy in getting moving and in kick down.

For more infomation on how Tuning Emporium can help unleash more bhp, Lb Ft, MPG from your engine please contact us with your reg number.

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Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

 

 

As part of the remapping process Tuning Emporium can also offer (subject to vehicle and modifications) a variety of extras too, these include:

stages 1 to 4 of remapping

EGR delete

DPF solutions

Specific diagnostic trouble code delete

Pop and bang

Luanch control

Multi map Switiching

DSG tuning

BMW gearbox tuning

Hard rev cut

no lift shift

stop start deactivation

Speed limiter disable

rev limiter removal

Ad blue disable

Terms and conditions apply.

Contact us:

Info@tuningemporium.com

www.tuningemporium.com

Facebook.com/tuningemporium

01905 700264

07790 315863

 

Please allow 24hours for us to respond.

Ford Ranger Remapping at Tuning Emporium

We did some work for a local dealer recently, on a Wildtrack Ford Ranger 3.2.

Ford Ranger remap at Tuning Emporium
Ford Ranger remap at Tuning Emporium

Although a nice displacement in engine size, could still do with a little bit more BHP and LB Ft, to help towing.

Ford Ranger remap at Tuning Emporium
Ford Ranger remap at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We didn’t have to look to far for any ECU faults, non present.

In standard tune these produce 197bhp and 347lb ft.

For a stage 1 tune, it should produce

235bhp and 400lb ft.

plus 38bhp and 53lb ft over standard tune

A nice significant increase for extra towing ability.

However watch this space as we nice tuning package coming along for this set up, including a free flowing exhaust, intercooler and air filter upgrade.

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.
* From ECU remapping
* EGR delete kits
* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)
* DSG tuning
* Hybrid Turbo’s
*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys
*Uprated intercoolers
*Silicone hose sets
*Full induction kits
*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek
*Uprated clutches
*Sports suspension
*Upgraded brakes
*Vehicle trackers
Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

 

Contact us for more details to see how Tuning Emporium can improve your vehicles performance.

 

info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MDKSl4r9Mw

 

Tuning Emporium one stop shop for your tuning requirements

 

Tuning Emporium Worcestershires number one tuning specialist
Tuning Emporium Worcestershires number one tuning specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

Contact us for all your tuning requirements

Why choose us:
A full health check is carried out on vehicle prior to tuning taking place.

We can prove results with before and after figures on dyno.
All our maps have a lifetime guarantee on them, unless  a dealer software update takes place

We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.
From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.
We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in-house whilst at the same time working with some of the best tuning houses from across Europe we have ultimate flexibility in both the range of vehicles that we tune and to be able to provide the customer with the very best solution for their needs.

 

Cars and vehicles we work on:

Manufacturers Tuning Emporium work on
Manufacturers Tuning Emporium work on

Audi

Bmw

Citroen

Fiat

Ford

Hyundai

Isuzu

Kia

Land Rover and Range Rover

Lexus

Mazda

Mercedes

Mini

Nissan

Peugeot

Porsche

Renault

Rover

Saab

Seat

Skoda

Suzuki

Ssangyong

Toyota

Volvo

Volkswagen

Contact us for more details:
info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MDKSl4r9Mw