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    Remap

    Have decided to do nothing more to my car with regards to mods. Have upgraded brakes and have eiBach pro springs and bilStein b8 dampers giving a much nicer ride. But just want one more mins thing done... A remap. Just to improve the low down power curve. Can't recall afford stealth but heard some one on the forum used to do a good one and about half the price of stealth.... Who was it? Thanks
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    I contacted a firm who specialise in remapping and their reply was that Corrado's can't be remapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akacheesy View Post
    I contacted a firm who specialise in remapping and their reply was that Corrado's can't be remapped.
    LOL. Probably best to stay well away from those folks then cause they're talking nonsense. I, like a hell of a lot of people on here, have had a different map put on their Corrado's, so I can quite happily tell you they can be remapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuggs1 View Post
    Have decided to do nothing more to my car with regards to mods. Have upgraded brakes and have eiBach pro springs and bilStein b8 dampers giving a much nicer ride. But just want one more mins thing done... A remap. Just to improve the low down power curve. Can't recall afford stealth but heard some one on the forum used to do a good one and about half the price of stealth.... Who was it? Thanks
    don't do it m8, it is not worth skimping on

    you will likely end up with a poor power curve & flat delivery

    part of the benefit of a stealth map is the fact that Vince is one of the best people in the country for mapping our VR's. I believe they are rather tricky & not like more modern cars in terms of mapping

    part of the reason stealth cost what they do for remaps is due to it needing to be done whilst the car is on the rollers. from what I remember the VR has an 'open' mapping program which can be manipulated whilst the engine runs on the rollers. thus it is the skill & knowledge & experience of the person doing the map

    I also believe this is the reason the VR manual states to not apply any pressure on accelerator when starting up, as the ECU takes care of choke & fuel trimming etc

    rather than a 'closed' map, such as on a Mk5 golf, where the mapping program is static & as such the new map is uploaded to the car whilst NOT on the rollers & I believe can not be then tweaked as much the former

    in all honesty m8 I don't think you will really see or feel the benefit of your hard earnt £'s remapping a standard setup. yes you may get a slightly better power delivery as the VW map is kinda lumpy when you see the output but how much of that you will feel under your right foot I am unsure

    Vince is a nice guy m8, you could give him a ring & post the question to him. I am confident he will give you a sensible honest answer.

    by all means mention me if you like, im sure he will remember me as he had to put a lot of work into my VR & his right hand man was the one who found my valver on ebay & told me about it, which as you know I then brought it back lol

    akacheesy - I can definitely confirm the VR is mappable as I have had mine done & got the power curves to show for it. I would imagine the people you spoke to gave you that answer as they can only do 'static' mapping
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    That's great news, obviously they were indeed talking bollox. So where, and how much/?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    LOL. Probably best to stay well away from those folks then cause they're talking nonsense. I, like a hell of a lot of people on here, have had a different map put on their Corrado's, so I can quite happily tell you they can be remapped.
    Like Jim I have had it done but not by Stealth, they do make a considerable difference to both a standard car plus one with cams etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlosterOx View Post
    Like Jim I have had it done but not by Stealth, they do make a considerable difference to both a standard car plus one with cams etc.

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    interesting Ian

    do you know if there are any curve images of a standard VR vs a remapped standard VR? be interesting to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacheesy View Post
    That's great news, obviously they were indeed talking bollox. So where, and how much/?
    mine was Stealth Racing in Banbury - think they are £400 notes all in
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    Standard VR6s run very little ignition advance in the low>mid rpms, so the main improvement is sharper throttle response, plus a bit more peak power if the rev limiter is extended to 7000.

    Probably best to do it alongside some SP263 cams and then you start to really notice the gains. I remember Vince at Stealth saying he was so impressed by those cams it wasn't really worth bothering with a Schrick / VSR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bacon View Post
    Standard VR6s run very little ignition advance in the low>mid rpms, so the main improvement is sharper throttle response, plus a bit more peak power if the rev limiter is extended to 7000.

    Probably best to do it alongside some SP263 cams and then you start to really notice the gains. I remember Vince at Stealth saying he was so impressed by those cams it wasn't really worth bothering with a Schrick / VSR!
    ahhh I was waiting for your experienced advice/input Kev - thank you!

    was I correct in the bit about open & static mapping differences? (just out of personal interest)

    with 263's & a BMC I got pretty much bang on 10% gain after Vince's map

    however that was with a very ageing, probably original, exhaust & CAT

    if money would have allowed I would have waited until I got my 2.5" straight through with hi flow CAT until the remap but I don't think it would have crept the power up by too much more (hence why ive not bothered with another map now the longlife exhaust is a rocking)

    it is worth a mention that the difference between my VR & the gf's old standard storm in terms of feel under foot, delivery of power, crispness of throttle response is night & day!

    my VR now has that 'whaa, whaa' rapid kinda rev'ing like a motor bike
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