Angel tuning don’t do great maps, hence my earlier comment. The old RedDot team used to supply them with the base maps, so they told me, which is then supposed to be customised to each vehicle. He went on to explain that each car is different, almost like human DNA and what works on one 3.2 V6 GTA for example would create all hell on a different 3.2 V6 GTA, for a whole host of different reasons they respond differently.
Problem I found with Angel is they turn up, download the base map, rag it down the road and call it done, they’ve no way of performing a consistent test in a stable environment, i.e on a rolling road.
At that point, with Pete telling me all this they no longer supplied Angel with the base maps as they’d had too many complaints.
You go somewhere with a rolling road they will download put the base map on it, run it, see what it is doing, fine tune it, run it again, fine tune it some more until they’ve got the best results for what you want, remember not everyone wants headline bhp figures.
When we had my brothers car mapped we did get it up to 153bhp (Citroen C2 1.6HDi) but it drove better with a different map at only 150bhp, so we left it there.
As a comparison I went to a car club meet with my brother when they mapped his C2, 3 examples of C2 1.6HDi were present, 1 with Angel map. My brothers car, standard, ran 120bhp on the dyno, book figures are 110bhp. The other example, also standard, ran 118bhp I think it was, so roughly the same. The Angel mapped car ran next and went in at I think 134 or 135bhp.
Whilst the Angel car was running they uploaded a map to my brothers car and it straight away went in at 147bhp, sorry can’t recall torque figures for any of these. They wouldn’t even let my brother have his car at this point and said we can do better, give us half an hour, so we did and they fine tuned it and we eventually came back with 151bhp, we went again and got up to 153bhp but was pushing and we agreed after test drives the 151bhp map was better and more progressive and smooth so went with that.
Hence why I always advocate getting it done properly on a proper rolling road, you get better end results even if it’s a little more money.
However that said, if you are happy with the results and you consider you’ve gotten value for money that is what matters!