I noticed a disctinct lack of lag after de-cating the down pipe, it should make a difference Damien and I expect it to be a surprise exactly how much!
I now have to finish my car mate, I can now feel what it doesn't have after riding shotgun in your clover, i also got destroyed by a BMW 520D today ,I suspect it was re-mapped as i had one as a courtesy car after my previous GT was written off and my GT is quicker than one in stock form for sure, none the less it was much quicker off the line although I think the GT handles better and is more fun to drive,
you would not have been taken apart in your car, so for me its now the FMIC and your hybrid..as well as the other small mods mentioned to enhance it will bring it up to where it should be.
yours is nearly perfect, in fact for anyone else I think it would be but I understand your desire to wring every last ounce of performance out of it and am looking forward to seeing what its like when you are happy...
honestly I have not felt acceleration like that in 5th gear a car since my mates RS6 its monstrous! a hell of a lot of torque and speed to match..
looking forward to getting all my bits done and the 19's on and the ''blackleaf'' will be finished.
I will find the engine blanket company I was thinking of going with, the blanket is designed to cancel out exactly the frequencies that distinguish a diesel from a petrol, if it works clack clack should be a thing of the past and replaced with a nice burble...
see you soon for those wheels !