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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
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    Yeti 2.0 170 to 200 bhp - inconsistent and (I believe though cannot prove) was not doing the DMF any favours. Switching back to the 170 map had a big flat spot in the middle of the rev range.

    Insurance increase was only £30 per annum though (Admiral)

    Apparently I can increase the power of my Superb by about 40 bhp, but after the recent experience and the added complexity of the active cylinder technology etc, I've no plans to.
    I had the 170 diesel engine in the VRS Octavia (PD) and the Superb (CR) , both with a claimed 170hp, I tested both stock, the Octavia made 198hp on the dyno and the Superb bang on 200hp with less torque than the Octy iirc. I did later have the Superb remapped but never put it on the rollers as you say the midrange was much better and was more tractable, most noticable difference was being able to pull cleanly from 70mph in 6th which it couldn't do stock

    My current petrol 216hp (220ps) VRS Octavia made 246hp stock on a rolling road , and I use the pretty stingy Dyno Dynamics rollers , seems to be a common theme with Skoda's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    You need to be a little careful with this as though the "trim" level may be the same, the oily stuff may not be.

    I've not had my Sportline long enough to investigate fully, but when I had my Yeti, the 2.0 was available in 110, 140 and 170 bhp versions. Whilst the "trim" levels were the same and the cars were visually identical, the brakes, turbos, injectors and intercoolers were not. Whilst the 110 would remap to 170 (Revo), it doesn't magically grow bigger brakes, intercooler etc.

    Regards the remaps I've had, both Revo

    Octavia 1.9 110 Tdi to 130 bhp - utterly brilliant, smooth, progressive and happily ran on chip fat too. Switching back to the 110 map (as can be done with a Revo SPS box) was fine.

    Yeti 2.0 170 to 200 bhp - inconsistent and (I believe though cannot prove) was not doing the DMF any favours. Switching back to the 170 map had a big flat spot in the middle of the rev range.

    Insurance increase was only £30 per annum though (Admiral)

    Apparently I can increase the power of my Superb by about 40 bhp, but after the recent experience and the added complexity of the active cylinder technology etc, I've no plans to.
    Thatís fair enough, but it wasnít the point I was making. Just pointing out to another member that not all manufacture limit the spec and engine size to certain versions of a particular model thus forcing people to pay more for more performance.

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    Thanks for all your input, some interesting experiences.

    Iím going to go for 1 of these...

    https://www.diesel-performance.co.uk...88kw-1969-ccm/

    Or

    https://tdi-tuning.com/car/volvo/v40...uning-box-chip

    Any thoughts, comments on these 2 manufacturers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pembers View Post
    Thanks for all your input, some interesting experiences.

    Iím going to go for 1 of these...

    https://www.diesel-performance.co.uk...88kw-1969-ccm/

    Or

    https://tdi-tuning.com/car/volvo/v40...uning-box-chip

    Any thoughts, comments on these 2 manufacturers?
    I know DTUK seem fairly well regarded on the Skoda forums but I've never used one as I'm not a fan of tuning boxes to be honest

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    Do these remaps give you more power and mpg at the expense of exhaust outputs? I canít quite get my head around people saying they get these gains, if it was as simple as why wouldnít the car manufacturers just do the same? If it is more power at the expense of mpg then I can understand why the manufacturers donít but most also claim improved mpg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Do these remaps give you more power and mpg at the expense of exhaust outputs? I canít quite get my head around people saying they get these gains, if it was as simple as why wouldnít the car manufacturers just do the same? If it is more power at the expense of mpg then I can understand why the manufacturers donít but most also claim improved mpg?
    As said earlier the gains come from emissions increasing and durability decreasing

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    Trust me before cold ordering a TDI box call and ask for Graeme or Steve and tell them Stephen the jeweller recommended you, and ask them for their opinion, Iím pretty sure they will fit a box and let you take a test in it

    As I said I have no affiliation other than good friends with both, personally never had one of their boxes as the white magic side of it befuddles me but I know plenty of close friends that have

    (Sorry donít want surname on here)

    Thanks

    J3


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    I've had remaps on several cars. Love them, the car I collected today will be getting one.

    Would I Map a car under warranty? Probably not. Would I map a lease car? Hell no. Risk of issues is low, but the resulting costs aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3w3ll3r View Post
    Trust me before cold ordering a TDI box call and ask for Graeme or Steve and tell them Stephen the jeweller recommended you, and ask them for their opinion, Iím pretty sure they will fit a box and let you take a test in it

    As I said I have no affiliation other than good friends with both, personally never had one of their boxes as the white magic side of it befuddles me but I know plenty of close friends that have

    (Sorry donít want surname on here)

    Thanks

    J3


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    Hi, Thanks for that, TDi offer a 30 day money back guarantee so should be ok under that. Ill give them a call in the morning thou.

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