What is a remap? how does it work? Tuning Emporium explains

 

What is remapping?

Engine remapping has become increasingly popular over the past decade or so, as drivers become more familiar with the little boxes, that control their cars vital functions, and more aware of the opportunities to ‘tweak’ the settings.

TDV8 fitted with Skytag Tracker, and now with a stage 1 remap with 10% better fuel economy confimed by customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The process used to be called chipping, as it literally meant swapping a microchip in your car’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with a modified version. Nowadays the black art has advanced to the point where home-brewed engine remapping software is available to download from various internet groups for brave and/or tech-savvy home-tuners who like to experiment. We’d never recommend that route, as unsurprisingly there’s a significant risk of causing expensive engine damage if a remap is not done properly.

So for most people an engine remap involves a trip to a local specialist Like Tuning Emporium, where we  can overwrite your factory engine settings via a laptop, directly into your car’s OBD port, or we can tune your ecu on the bench.

There are two primary reasons for wanting a remap, and they’re called power and torque. When your car left the factory there’s a very good chance its performance was deliberately muted in order to meet product planning objectives or economy and efficiency targets.

These days the power and performance of most cars is limited, not by any particular mechanical factor, but by the software running in the engine control unit (ECU).

Computer algorithms running behind the scenes while you’re driving a modern car affect all sorts of parameters, such as ignition timing, air/fuel ratio and turbocharging boost pressure.

So if you want greater performance and pulling power from your car, or alternatively if you’re seeking mpg improvements, the first place to look is the little black box under the bonnet. Here at Tuning Emporium, we receive plenty of emails asking advice about ECU software changes, and we’ve compiled this guide to explore the pros, cons and costs.

Chipping turbodiesel engines can increase economy by seven to 10 per cent, because it adds torque lower down the rev range. This means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard as before. It’s these turbo diesel engines often known as TDI, HDi, CDTi, CDI,depending on the manufacturer that are cornerstone of the car chipping industry because an engine chip or software upgrade can cheaply add so much to the performance.

Our Prices start at £199 for OBD tuning, and ECU bench tuning costs start at £275.

Are ther any downsides to getting your ECU “chipped”?

Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car. But it shouldn’t affect reliability if you use a reputable company such as Tuning Emporium.

Remapping does put extra strain on an engine, but not a dangerous amount. We check carefully that the temperatures and pressures our remaps put the engine through don’t exceed the acceptable parameters.

For example, we run a 2008 Seat Leon 2.0 TDi 136bhp engine.

To date we have done 10,000 miles trouble free, with it running at 200bhp and 280lb ft, mpg is up by 10% too.

Most cars’ engines are built to offer more performance than they actually deliver, manufacturers launch a car with a set power figure, but then over the life of the model they’ll introduce a few facelifts and performance versions.

“They don’t develop new engines for each new version: mostly they limit the performance of the earlier models and then offer a little more power with each new edition. We just release the optimum performance.”

Obviously, you need to inform your insurer of a remap.

How much does car remapping or chipping cost?

Our Prices start at £199 for OBD tuning, and ECU bench tuning costs start at £275, the sky is the limit in terms of what you can spend on more advanced parts and services,The type of car you have will be a determining factor in the price you pay

You can also pay to have your car tested on a rolling road here at Tuning Emporium, so you can see the effect any ECU remapping work has had on the engine’s power and torque output.  But we do offer a mobile service subject to location and or Post code.

dyno tuning at Tuning Emporium
dyno tuning at Tuning Emporium

Subaru Forester remapping at Tuning Emporium

Been a while with work on our website, had a rare vehicle in recently, Subaru Forester with a CVT gearbox, 2.0 TD Boxer engine.

Customer wanted a bit more bhp as it was slightly disapponting to drive.

Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium
Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We like to think this has now improved 🙂

Standard guise its 145bhp and 258lb ft.

 

Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium
Subaru remapping at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once tuned it should produce:

185bhp and 33lb ft

 

Gear changes are also improved due to the increase in torque provided, so there is less hesitancy in getting moving and in kick down.

For more infomation on how Tuning Emporium can help unleash more bhp, Lb Ft, MPG from your engine please contact us with your reg number.

Contact

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

 

 

As part of the remapping process Tuning Emporium can also offer (subject to vehicle and modifications) a variety of extras too, these include:

stages 1 to 4 of remapping

EGR delete

DPF solutions

Specific diagnostic trouble code delete

Pop and bang

Luanch control

Multi map Switiching

DSG tuning

BMW gearbox tuning

Hard rev cut

no lift shift

stop start deactivation

Speed limiter disable

rev limiter removal

Ad blue disable

Terms and conditions apply.

Contact us:

Info@tuningemporium.com

www.tuningemporium.com

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01905 700264

07790 315863

 

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Tuning Emporium one stop shop for your tuning requirements

 

Tuning Emporium Worcestershires number one tuning specialist
Tuning Emporium Worcestershires number one tuning specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

Contact us for all your tuning requirements

Why choose us:
A full health check is carried out on vehicle prior to tuning taking place.

We can prove results with before and after figures on dyno.
All our maps have a lifetime guarantee on them, unless  a dealer software update takes place

We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.
From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.
We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in-house whilst at the same time working with some of the best tuning houses from across Europe we have ultimate flexibility in both the range of vehicles that we tune and to be able to provide the customer with the very best solution for their needs.

 

Cars and vehicles we work on:

Manufacturers Tuning Emporium work on
Manufacturers Tuning Emporium work on

Audi

Bmw

Citroen

Fiat

Ford

Hyundai

Isuzu

Kia

Land Rover and Range Rover

Lexus

Mazda

Mercedes

Mini

Nissan

Peugeot

Porsche

Renault

Rover

Saab

Seat

Skoda

Suzuki

Ssangyong

Toyota

Volvo

Volkswagen

Contact us for more details:
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VW T6 Transporter Bi Turbo Tdi Remap 276bhp and 436lb ft at Tuning Emporium

Tuning Emporium had this cracking VW Transporter in for a custom remap recently.

A bi Turbo 2.0 Tdi engine In stock tune it produced 210bhp and 360lb ft.  wherever possible we always encourage customers to have their vehicles dyno’d to prove before and after figures.

Tuning Emporium never try to mislead or over estimate power gains, thats the reason for a dyno.  And sometimes vehicles are not producing figures from the manufacturers.  In this instance the VW was producing slightly more than standard, 210bhp book says 204bhp.

 

 

With our bespoke tune still with original filter and DPF in place, its now an amazing 276bhp and 434lb ft.

We offer tuning upgrades on most of the VW range, Polo, Golf, Passat, T Roc, Tiguan, Touareg to name a few.  All our maps are still MOT compliant, and we always keep your original map, should it ever need putting back to standard for dealer visits.

We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.
From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

 

By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.
We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in-house.

Contact us for more details on your tuning requirements.

www.tuningemporium.com

info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

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Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Golf R32 Milltek and Forge upgrade at Tuning Emporium

A great example of a Volkswagen Golf Mark Five R32, visited us recently for a power upgrade.  We don’t mind tuning noramlly aspirated engines, so long as there’s decent power to weight ratio, or there’s substantial bhp gains to be had.

Forge induction kit on mark 5 Golf R32, fitted at Tuning Emporium
Forge induction kit on mark 5 Golf R32, fitted at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark 5 Golf’s as a range have great tuning potenital, and the R32 sometimes gets overlooked as it hasn’t got a turbo bolted to the side of it.  Fear not there are options out there.  Firstly a bespoke fitting of an induction kit, from Forge Motorsport.  This will aid the breathing of this beast, and makes a nice noise too.

Milltek exhaust system for R32 Mark 5 Golf fitted and tuned at Tuning Emporium
Milltek exhaust system for R32 Mark 5 Golf fitted and tuned at Tuning Emporium

 

 

Secondly is a stainless steel exhaust system from Milltek, helping to get the gases out quicker.  Before fitting any exhaust system, always best to lay them out to the floor to ensure the bends are in the right place, and all parts present before offering it up to the vehicle.  Next  to these parts our professional tuning upgrade, and this is now a complete V6 pocket rocket.

Milltek exhaust system for R32 Mark 5 Golf fitted and tuned at Tuning Emporium
Milltek exhaust system for R32 Mark 5 Golf fitted and tuned at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on your tuning or remapping requirements please contact us for more information.

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.
* From ECU remapping
* EGR delete kits
* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)
* DSG tuning
* Hybrid Turbo’s
*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys
*Uprated intercoolers
*Silicone hose sets
*Full induction kits
*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek
*Uprated clutches
*Sports suspension
*Upgraded brakes
*Vehicle trackers

Contact us for more details:
info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

VW Amarok 3.0 Tdi ECU remap at Tuning Emporium

One of the last cars we tuned in 2018, but has to be one of the best we have ever done.

The three litre engine, is a well proven unit through out the VAG range, including The Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7, Q5, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8, VW Touarag, to name a few.

VW Amarok ECU tuning at Tuning Emporium, 320bhp and 503lb ft with remap, from 224bhp and 401lb ft.
VW Amarok ECU tuning at Tuning Emporium, 320bhp and 503lb ft with remap, from 224bhp and 401lb ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In standard tune in the VW it produces a respectable 224bhp and 401 lb ft.

As the norm a full ecu health check is carried before any tune.  As we expected no faults, we proceeded to unleash a few more brake horse power.

As this unit is a de tuned engined from the Audi Q7, gains are massive.

Dyno runds have seen these at 320bhp and 503 lb ft.

Thats plus 106bhp and 102lb ft gain, or nearly a 50% bhp gain  and a 25% increase in torque.

 

Needelss to say the test drive went very well, and pulled like a dream, also sorting out the gearbox changes in the process.

 

For more information on VW Amarok tuning or any other vehicle tuning please contact us fore more details.

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.
* From ECU remapping
* EGR delete kits
* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)
* DSG tuning
* Hybrid Turbo’s
*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys
*Uprated intercoolers
*Silicone hose sets
*Full induction kits
*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek
*Uprated clutches
*Sports suspension
*Upgraded brakes
*Vehicle trackers

We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.
From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

 

Contact us for more details:
info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MDKSl4r9Mw

Range Rover L322 TD6 Vogue, egr delete and filter upgrade

Another egr bites the dust, after a full check of the vehicle, the egr fault would not erase from the ECU, hinting that its stuck open.

At the sametime we took the opportunity to upgrade the air filter whilst performing and ECU remap.

 

As you can see from the picture, this EGR has seen much better days.

Range Rover Td6 L322 egr delete
Range Rover Td6 L322 egr delete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another clue that this engine wasn’t performing great was the mpg, down from high twenties to mid teens.  One egr blanked for good.

Pipercross air filter upgrade on TD6 L322 Range Rover at Tuning Emporium
Pipercross air filter upgrade on TD6 L322 Range Rover at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock power on these engines is 177bhp and 295lb ft.

Increased to 205bhp and 350lb ft.

With better air flow and map, MPG should improve by 10 to 15% too.

 

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

 

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

Contact us for all your tuning requirements

Why choose us:
A full health check is carried out on vehicle prior to tuning taking place.

We can prove results with before and after figures on dyno.
All our maps have a lifetime guarantee on them.

We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.
From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.
We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in-house whilst at the same time working with some of the best tuning houses from across Europe we have ultimate flexibility in both the range of vehicles that we tune and to be able to provide the customer with the very best solution for their needs

Contact us for more details:
info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

 

 

Tuning Emporium for all your tuning needs

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping
* EGR delete kits
* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)
* DSG tuning
* Hybrid Turbo’s
*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys
*Uprated intercoolers
*Silicone hose sets
*Full induction kits
*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek
*Uprated clutches
*Sports suspension
*Upgraded brakes
*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

Contact us for all your tuning requirements
Why choose us:
– A full health check is carried out on vehicle prior to tuning taking place.
We can prove results with before and after figures on dyno.
– All our maps have a lifetime guarantee on them.
– We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.

From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.
By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.


We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in-house whilst at the same time working with some of the best tuning houses from across Europe we have ultimate flexibility in both the range of vehicles that we tune and to be able to provide the customer with the very best solution for their needs

Contact us for more details:

info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

 

VW Scirocco rempping at Tuning Emporium

Carrying on the Volkswagen reampping theme, we had this great example of this Scirocco in for a stage 1 remap.

vw scirocco remapping at Tuning Emporium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This 2.0tdi engine has been tried and tested in the VAG range, and we have lost count of remaps we have completed on these engines.

With stock power of 140bhp and 236bhp, we knew there is room for improvement, given the results on the dyno.

However we took this opportunity to add a Ramair Air filter.  This is substantially thinner than standard and can add at least an extra 10bhp.

vw scirocco remapping at Tuning Emporium with Ramair air filter fitted

Tuned map after writing should produce 195bhp and 285lb ft.

We also took the opportuniny to blank the EGR valve off in the ECU, to prevent any future problems.

In such a light car the remap is quite noticeable 🙂

Please note this was for a stage 1 remap, there are 2 further stages available with correct supporting modifications, to take power up to 240bhp.   On vehicles fitted with DSG boxes, we can also tune these to improve response times, advisable for stage 2 and 3 only.

 

Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

Contact us for all your tuning requirements

Why choose us:
A full health check is carried out on vehicle prior to tuning taking place.

We can prove results with before and after figures on dyno.
All our maps have a lifetime guarantee on them.

 

info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

Mercedes ML420CDi remapping at Tuning Emporium

Don’t think these have been changed in a while!
Another german engine in for a filter upgrade and remap at TuningEmporium
Derv fuel, 8 cylinders, and a couple of turbo’s from Stuttgart.

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Stock tune was 306bhp and a massive 516lb ft.
Tuned should be 350bhp and 597lbft.
+ 46bhp and 81lb ft gain over standard.

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Tuning Emporium your one stop shop for tuning requirements.

* From ECU remapping

* EGR delete kits

* Tuning Boxes (ideal for vehicles under warranty)

* DSG tuning

* Hybrid Turbo’s

*Smaller Supercharger Pulleys

*Uprated intercoolers

*Silicone hose sets

*Full induction kits

*Sports exhaust systems from Scorpion and Milltek

*Uprated clutches

*Sports suspension

*Upgraded brakes

*Vehicle trackers

Full up to date professional Tuning Equipment and diagnostic software.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnzRKs85ss

Contact us for all your tuning requirements

Why choose us:
A full health check is carried out on vehicle prior to tuning taking place.

We can prove results with before and after figures on dyno.
All our maps have a lifetime guarantee on them.

We continuously invest in up to date professional equipment.
From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs.

By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.
We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in-house whilst at the same time working with some of the best tuning houses from across Europe we have ultimate flexibility in both the range of vehicles that we tune and to be able to provide the customer with the very best solution for their needs

Contact us for more details:
info@tuningemporium.com

www.facebook.com/tuningemporium

@TE_TuningEmprm

01905 700264
07790 315863

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MDKSl4r9Mw