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Remapping - an Irish opinion required

Hello all,

It's been a while since I last posted, looking for some advice from those of you better informed than I.
I'm considering getting my 1.9 JTD GT remapped. Obviously the main attraction is the uplift in HP and torque.
Thing is, I'm concerned by horror stories I've happened across online that mention big increases in wear and tear on everything from the clutch to brakes etc.
Have any of you actually had a remap done or know of someone who has? I'd be interested in your opinions on the process.
Also, it's regularly mentioned in remapping threads that you can also get the DPF file deleted. Is this a good thing??

Finally, any recommendations as to Irish specialist in this area, preferably in the Leinster area.

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I know a few lads who got their VWs remapped. It made a massive difference to performance and not a lot to their consumption!! I don't know about all those horror stories, if you drive the car hard there will be more wear and tear- simple as that.
I heard Angel Tuning is supposed to be the best in Ireland. Their UK counterpart is very popular. Autodelta in the UK specialise in Alfas, but there I defer to the other members' greater knowledge.
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its not brakes that will be your concern its clutch, DMF & drive-shafts
 
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its not brakes that will be your concern its clutch, DMF & drive-shafts
See that's my worry. I commute in my GT so while the extra power would be fun, I don't want to put the car's reliability at risk. It's been very well behaved since I picked it up last year.
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See that's my worry. I commute in my GT so while the extra power would be fun, I don't want to put the car's reliability at risk. It's been very well behaved since I picked it up last year.
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Get Joe Power to map it, he has done my buddies 530D and that has had over 70k miles since the map has been done on it and the car has been perfect. He does good maps ie not just a peak power willy waving map for all the chat down the pub, he can map a car according to your driving style etc. DMF's and clutches go on standard cars, esp VW's in the fleet we have with work two 105bhp Caddies both of them went within 4 weeks of each other and the vans were regged at the same time. So they do just give up even when standard. I'd nearly consider it a consumable at this stage they are going in nearly all diesel engines.
 
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I had my car remapped by Autoremap.ie 3 years/44,000 miles ago. I've noticed only benefits and Gerry Campbell has noticed nothing amiss with the car.

Aside from the extra power, you'll get better MPG, which is welcome if you use the car for commuting.

Not sure what year your GT is, but mine doesn't have a DPF.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone with a JTD.

Keep in mind that later model GTs had a 'sport' button that effectively gave the car a remap - and I don't think any of the components like clutches etc were any different from the 150bhp GTs.

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Not sure what year your GT is, but mine doesn't have a DPF.
None of the GTs have, I believe they were only introduced on the 159/Brera/Spider.



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Keep in mind that later model GTs had a 'sport' button that effectively gave the car a remap - and I don't think any of the components like clutches etc were any different from the 150bhp GTs.

True, the Cloverleaf had 170Bhp with the Sport Button pressed.
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It's a 05 GT so doesn't have the "sport" button. I'd forgotten that the cloverleaf had those extra HP, so that eases my mind somewhat. Thanks for the advice lads. I think I'll go ahead and get it done in the next week or two. Will post the results for those who are interested.

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I'd bet that the Cloverleaf have up rated parts to mate the extra bhp
 
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I'd bet that the Cloverleaf have up rated parts to mate the extra bhp
I might put a call in to Ti autos to get their opinion on it before I push ahead. have asked Joe Power to quote me so the wheels are in motion.
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I'd bet that the Cloverleaf have up rated parts to mate the extra bhp
But you don't know. For example, there are no clutch kits listed for the Cloverleaf on any of the online parts websites. The same clutch is listed for all JTDs from 2004 to date.

In my experience, standard parts are just fine. I did ask Gerry Campbell if the clutch etc. would be ok at the time and he had no concerns,
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CCOVICH, as a matter of interest, what gains in Bhp and Torque did you see from your remap?
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CCOVICH, as a matter of interest, what gains in Bhp and Torque did you see from your remap?

I can't tell you exactly what the gains were as I have don't have before and after readings, just the 'factory' reading and the reading after the remap.

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CCOVICH, as a matter of interest, what gains in Bhp and Torque did you see from your remap?
I'm planning on organising another rolling road session in couture auto in Dunboyne after the next meet if you want to organise one for yourself before the remap you can get in on the group deal we'll likely get?

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I'm planning on organising another rolling road session in couture auto in Dunboyne after the next meet if you want to organise one for yourself before the remap you can get in on the group deal we'll likely get?

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Thanks for the offer Gav. Was talking to Joe Power at ChippedIre and his remap includes before and after RR tests. Price is 325, which seems reasonable.
Autoremap.ie quoted me 275 as they have a deal on at the moment, but they don't have the rolling road, which is a bit of a negative for me, as I don't want to rely on "feel" to distinguish whether I had good gains or not.
My preference is to go for the more expensive option and get the RR session thrown in, but if I do the latter I might take you up on your offer.

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€325 all in seems fair. I got my remap done by Autoremap through a group deal via Boards, so can't recall what I paid.
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being an impatient git, I've decided to head down to Martin in Autoremap at 3:30pm this afternoon. Have done my research and he seems highly recommended, especially by BMW community. Will do the RR at a later date.
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Given that (in theory) you should get the same map as I did, it will be very interesting to see your RR results.

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Bit of an anti-climax to report. Met with Martin from Autoremap as planned. When he tried to apply to remap we were stopped in our tracks by the fact that the wire (called a K line apparently)connecting back into the ECU had come lose. Seems this isn't uncommon and can be worked around by creating a manual connection, but because of the physical position of the ECU in the GT, he would have had to pull out half the underside of my dash to get at it, a 3 or 4 hour job as opposed to a 1 hour job.
Neither of us had the time there and then to do that so we parted ways.
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I'm planning on organising another rolling road session in couture auto in Dunboyne after the next meet if you want to organise one for yourself before the remap you can get in on the group deal we'll likely get?

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This is Joe from TDR performance . If anybody want to ask any questions , or ask about dyno tuning ect . feel free to ask

One thing I need to state .We are a proper tuning company , we dont do any of the so called " carpark tuning , or tuning at your house . All cars are tested with the dyno for suitability and tuned with in safe limits

All tuning is done in house , along with tuning development, testing and reverse engineering

Here is a couple dyno videos

Dave Clarks mk2 32t synchro - YouTube

G60 dyno - YouTube

Evo 10 - YouTube
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This is Joe from TDR performance . If anybody want to ask any questions , or ask about dyno tuning ect . feel free to ask

One thing I need to state .We are a proper tuning company , we dont do any of the so called " carpark tuning , or tuning at your house . All cars are tested with the dyno for suitability and tuned with in safe limits

All tuning is done in house , along with tuning development, testing and reverse engineering

Here is a couple dyno videos

Dave Clarks mk2 32t synchro - YouTube

G60 dyno - YouTube

Evo 10 - YouTube

Cheers for that

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