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Living with a remapped car

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Mike20vT, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Mike20vT

    Mike20vT Boost it or lose it!!

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    Hey guys,
    Been doing some research but can't seem to find a definitive answer and would like to know....what are remapped cars like to live with - daily driving, motorway driving and mpg wise?

    I've heard that stage 1 improves your mpg but can't find anything on stage 2.....I'm assuming it makes it worse??

    Much appreciated, Mike :D
     
  2. ben450

    ben450 Active Member

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    All the time your driving sensible mate they will give improved mpg and proberly run alot smoother as flat spots will be removed if mapped properly. Its only when you step on the loud pedal they will obviously drink more fuel and shorten your tyre wear if your not careful lol. Im getting mine mapped next month.
     
  3. nd-photo.nl

    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    I have been driving stage 1 and stage 2 for some time now, wouldnt want to have it any other way. Stage 2 brings a smile to my face everytime I floor the pedal :)
     
  4. ben450

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    Stage 2 on a cupra R will bring even more smiles can't wait to get mine there.
     
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  6. Mike20vT

    Mike20vT Boost it or lose it!!

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    Only asking as my car is used for family days out and don't want anything compromised by remapping it :p

    That's what I'm after :)
     
  7. nd-photo.nl

    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    But crying again when filling it with 50L BP Ultimate with 5L Bio Ethanol :bleh:
     
  8. rob929

    rob929 Active Member

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    Do it mate. I have a stage 2 revo lcr and a misses and 3 kids one of which is 18mths old. The car is easy to keep at a sensible pace and drives perfect when I want it to. When I am by myself it puts a smile on my face if I ask it to. Best thing I ever done to the car to be honest.
     
  9. Mike20vT

    Mike20vT Boost it or lose it!!

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    That's exactly what I needed to hear....stage 2 with a family :) thanks rob :D
     
  10. Alexis27

    Alexis27 Active Member

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    A remapped 20VT is still just a vanilla 1.8 when tootling around. The extra power is all down to the turbo, so you'll only notice it on boost, just as with an unmapped example.
     
  11. rob929

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    No worries bud. Glad to help. Defo worth doing mate. You wont regret it.
     
  12. Rosco906

    Rosco906 Full Member

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    Mines is mapped. Loud pedal great fun, 6th gear motorway driving crap on fuel tho
     
  13. AdamRoutley

    AdamRoutley Use The Force!!

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    Which is the friendliest mapper on clutches for the 1.9tdi? Thinking of getting my FR+ mapped but don't want to have to replace the clutch
     
  14. man_utd_99

    man_utd_99 Active Member

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    Had mine mapped for almost three years now. Keep them serviced regularly and mpg and power gains are incredible. You don't notice the map after a while until you sit in a unmapped version then realise the beast you actually have! ;)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  15. Bouncerbeater

    Bouncerbeater Old enough to know better

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    Just go and see a proper mapper with a rolling road and get a custom map done how you want it. If you want to ease back on the torque slightly then ask.
     
  16. Hb69

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    My LC is stage 2. Normal sensible use its no different to a standard one, fuel consumption is pretty much the same as standard too. Only noticeable when you put your foot down. Would recommend a remap all day long.
     
  17. Mike20vT

    Mike20vT Boost it or lose it!!

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    I'm definitely getting a remap :) just wanted to make sure it would still be suitable for the family.

    Just need to get saving for Stage 2 parts :lol:
     
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    Best mod ever if you do your research and find the right mapper, I have never looked back since and 3 years on it still surprises many cars on the road and I am a family man with 2 kids :D

    Do it.
     
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  20. Mike20vT

    Mike20vT Boost it or lose it!!

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    :lol:

    I'm definitely going to do it and after reading everyone's response I'm sure it will ne worthwhile :D
     

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