Brera Prodrive S 2.2 Remap Is It Really Worth It?
I am toying with the idea of having my 2.2 Prodrive ECU remapped I see there are some good deals and the actual cost in the scheme of things does not look prohibitive however before I do I was hoping for some advice from forum members, having a remap are you increasing the overall running costs of the car, potentially increasing reliability risk and potentially making the car less attractive in terms of resale as you have moved away from a original factory set car.
My concerns are as follows,
1. My basic understanding a ECU remap fine tunes the car engine changing factory default settings, does this therefore make the car work harder and increase stress on components that as the car reaches higher mileage potentially increases stress and component failure I assume parts move faster so more stress generally.
2. Do servicing requirements change at the appropriate service intervals due to the aformentioned reasons, and if so what changes.
3. Currently car running well, does fine tuning make the car more temperamental and more needy.
4. Are residuals effected and infact does it make a car less desirable as not factory original I remember back in the 80s when chipping Cosworths was the rage it devalued the car making them less desirable than standard cars as ultimately buyers think they have been thrashed by a boy racer.
So in summary is there more cons than pros and it is best to leave well alone after all what this does not do is change the weight of the car and if I want extra performance I should simply buy a V6 rather than push a 2.2 to the limit.
I would be interested in members overall thoughts.
Last edited by Camerondawn; 05-12-14 at 08:43.