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Guys and girls,


I've decided to get off my arse and do some enquiring
I've just phoned Eurospec in Surrey about the possibility of mapping the 86/BRZ. As they have to pay about £2500 for a license for the ECUTek software it's not something they are likely to do soon unless there's a good decent demand for it. I'm guessing this will be similar for other tuners.



I meantioned about being on here and he said if we could get enough interest and maybe arrange a group buy and then all have a day up there getting the cars re-mapped then we could probably get it sorted and may even get some sort of discount
As these guys have a great reputation for mapping cars it's one of the only placed I'd let my 86 go to be done..... So I said if there was any interest I'd let them know once we've all been run-in.



The usual price is £450+ VAT. So based on that, anyone interested? I know it's prettyhandy for anyone in the south of the country and could be a nicechance for amini-meet too, even for those that don't want it done.....
 

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I'd be happy with Eurospec working on mine having seen what they have done with Romain's Time Attack CRX. Litchfield is about a 2 hour drive from me and i think they have cracked the ECU already on the BRZ.
 

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do they have an idea of the gain from an ECU re-map yet?
 

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I'll be using Litchfield

Hoping to achieve plus 20% at stage 1
 

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Is the website litchfieldimports.co.uk below Worcester next to the M5? Having never remapped a car before, would this need declaring to the insurance company?
 

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Offically - YesUnofficially - No


If you're with a performance specialist it wont have much impact but some of the big brands might say it invalidates your insurance.


Yep Litchfields are up in Midlands. They are masters of the GTR
 

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Plenty of Subaru form; type 20 and type 25 for example.

And yes they are very highly regarded on the GTR.

Award winners too, plus Iain's a great guy

My car is the 12 plate on his blog.
 

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Ed can you ask him if he'd do a group buy please?
 

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R32 GTR said:
Ed can you ask him if he'd do a group buy please?
I'll have a chat with him
 

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Mack2802 said:
Superchips will remap the ecu for you they have already done one for someone i know.





I would avoid this like the plague.... a generic map will never be as good as an actual individual tune as, as previously stated, every engine is slightly different. I know there are a fair price difference but this is for a reason
 

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I agree with Mack2802
If you want a good tune then get it done properly and not off the shelf at a Tesco style store..
 

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Lol...did you mean you agree with Kodename47?

Would the insurance companies check the car after an accident to see if you've had a remap? And again, being a complete noob to remapping, what exactly does it involve? I know it's tweaking the ECU but what exactly are you tweaking? And is the process just tweaking the ECU, then running the car on a dyno to see the gains and then repeat the process until your car is performing how you want? Or is there more to it than that? Also, is there a downside to remapping?

Edited by: Keethos
 

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Keethos, they are very unlikely to check. If you had a different ECU in the car then they may start arsking questions IF they check. If on the other hand the standard ECU is re-flashed like ECUTek is (I believe) then they wont be able to tell. I would still tell the insurance I've done it tho



Basically it can be done on the dyno or on the road, ever heard of a road tune? This is done to check the driveability of the caron the road. After all, you're not always driving at full throttle




The ECU basically tells the injectors how much fuel to put in under different conditions like engine load, air mass and temperature, RPM etc. So the mapper is just adjusting this. Get it wrong, the air/fuel ratio will be wrong and can cause massive damage.



That's why I don't like the Superchips option. Fine fora turbo diesel where a generic map to boost torque and power is simple. On a decent N/A engine, the small tollerances of each engine.... especially after run in/use means every one of our engines will be different. That Superchip may be fine in one, but run rich in another and cause pi*s poor fuel economy or run lean in another and melt a piston.



That's why a decent mapper is worth their weight in gold. They will look after your car and make sure the map is what you want but more than everything be usable every day.
 

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Imho, if you are thinking of putting any more power through your Prius tyres, then I'd be telling the insurance company.

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Nice to know some people on here have a lot of knowledge... I am learning a lot
How long does and ECU re-map take please?
 
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