Originally Posted by wormus
They should invent a switchable map (a bit like the superchips blue fin) so you can put it back to standard whenever you like.
We get a number of enquiries asking wther we do ECU repairs from people using things such as Bluefin and "one Click" which are user programmable options. Bit like giving you a scalpel and the instructions to do your own surgery!
As the car should be more economical and drivable when mapped, what would ever be the reason to switch it. Also, most good companies will return your car to standard / re-remap it for next to nothing anyway if required. I have a customer with a Fabia vRS who does this almost weekly as he doesnt want his 'rents to find out lol!
The 6 speed box we know can take 340lb ft over 60,000 without issue as we have a long termer out there and its still smooth as silk. I wouldnt want to go much above that, plus he doesnt tow with it - so just think about how you are going to use the car. If you want loads of torque and bhp - then want to tow a 1600kg caravan (as I know us Alfa owners are likely too
), then thing about what strains you are putting on the drivetrain and talk to your tuner about it, if they are experienced you should be in good hands and be advised accordingly.
Shytebooter is a good tool, we have a master one of those, but it doesnt always pull the full data on the newer ECU's but its better than Opticant (which we unfortunately have as well and wouldnt wish on any competitor let alone friend!), not as good as Kess and easier to use than Millenium and you only need BDM to read/program ME9 and EDC16 on BMW... Ford... no Alfa needs it.