Why is the rum gone?
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Aside from the insurance aspects
Which engine do you have?
If it's a petrol then +40BHP is unlikely (from what I've read on here)
If it's a diesel then go for it, It's a brilliant upgrade for a great price. :-)
I had my 1.9JTDm 159 remapped with a pre written map and it was great, lots more power, abut 5% better fuel economy
(the usual caveats about gearbox apply here, My 1.9 started to show warning signs of gearbox failure quite soon after the remap, If you have an M32 gearbox I would advise you spend a lot more and get a custom map from someone like Gus at Alfatune)
I replaced my 1.9 with a 2.0JTDm and had that remapped at the same place (generic map) it's flipping brilliant, so much more power, so much better power delivery, It's like a rocket ship now, Economy is a little better but I drive so much less economically now as it's just more fun. If I drive carefully I probably get around 5% more miles now but thats a guess, economy is the same as it was before the remap but I accelerate a lot harder than I used to. I have the F40 gearbox in this car so no worries about the box eating itself.
Check your gearbox model,
If it's an M32 don't do it,
If it's an F40 defiantly get it done.
If it's any other I dont know.