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Remappology

Herer

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I had a good day on Monday. The snow wasn't so bad I couldn't drive the 993. This was important as I was due to meet the legendary Chipwizard for a remap - something I've meant to do since I got my Powerspeed 200 cell cats fitted. Wayne isn't using his Rochdale unit currently, I believe, so we met at Warrington and used the dyno at Ninemeister.

Firstly, what a job Wayne did - quality work at great value. I've now got 310.1hp! He's a really good guy - well worth persevering with trying to get hold of him. I've also got my old chip, so I can back out the remap by simply swapping the eprom.

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Secondly, what an amazing dyno they have at 9m. It's specifically designed for aircooled 911s, with vents precisely above and below the engine to provide suitable cooling.

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Finally, the selection of cars at 9m is just mouth watering. I wish I'd taken more pics...

So far this year, I've had my suspension tuned by Chris at CoG (superb client focused experience), and now the engine tuned by Wayne of Chipwizards, and had 0 nice days to really explore the improved handling and power. Bring on the nice weather!
 
Awesome.... and a great result - 310bhp!!

Out of interest what were you showing on the first benchmark run before wayne started his magic???
 
Good stuff! :thumb:

How did you get in contact with him? I found an email address but after several attempts have received no reply.
 
Cheers richyd - the pre remap reading was 280.4hp. Interestingly he said the quality of fuel I had wasn't great (BP Ultimate from m6 services) and while it didn't affect his tuning a better reading might have been recorded if the tank was full of V-Power or Tesco 99.

flightrisk - I left a message or two on 01706 651000, it took a week to get a response.
 
Any the rough cost for the remap??
 
Wonder why Wayne has moved from his Rochadale unit? His dyno there always seemed pretty realistic, whereas other dynos can sometimes be a little optimistic. Didn't PCGB have a dyno day a while back and it was like Jesus had worked his magic on the engines without any remap work carried out?
 
Prices start from £350 for a C2, and £400 for a C4 because of the extra work disconnecting drive to the front wheels. For me it was a 300 mile round trip hacking up the M40/M6 but even with the fuel cost I reckon it's great value - 310 POINT ONE horsepower! :D

The Rochdale unit is rented and I think he's looking at other locations to host his business. He likes the 9m dyno as it's similar equipment to his own, plus being 9m I'd expect it well calibrated for the race cars tuned atop it. And Warrington is closer than Rochdale for me :thumb:
 
Good stuff.

In layman's terms, how does it feel more powerful? My Accell chip made the car idle smoother and a bit more mid-range power, but not throttle-response which is what I was after.
 
Kimbo said:
Good stuff.

In layman's terms, how does it feel more powerful? My Accell chip made the car idle smoother and a bit more mid-range power, but not throttle-response which is what I was after.

It feels similar to how you describe, though the roads were really icy on Monday (Cheshire looked like Sweden) and I've not had a go since.
 
I see in the dyno printout the time for the 2 runs was 8 minutes apart from not tuned to fully tuned
That's quick . Is that how long it takes for a full live tune ? Just wondering as I have thought about getting it done and imagined it would take a day
 
It is not quick to do. Mine took about 4 hours, trying different maps, measuring the output, adjusting, retesting, rinse, repeat. My car is in good health so expect that as a minimum, if for example your resonance flaps or varioram actuators need some attention beforehand that may extend the visit.

The 'before' measurement was done at the end of the session just before applying the final map (which he'd already completed), after a bit of time to cool down - it's there on his laptop, he can switch between stock and final remap in clicks. This was really just for the print out. Apparently doing the 'before' measurement right after you land on the dyno isn't wise as it can skew the readings so doing it right at the end ensures the various components are all operating at similar temperatures.

Happily the sun is shining today so I've had a chance to go for a blast around the Cotswolds, and I can say that I am absolutely delighted with the improved performance. :D There is improved throttle response, Kim, now I've had a chance to feel for it, smoother and more responsive across the rev range. Also low speed first gear car park taxiing is easier.

Surprisingly, it sounds a bit different. It makes a few different guttural rasps and gurgles on the overrun now (more than before), and barks a bit more ferociously when revved! :thumb:
 
Can't wait for my visit to Wayne/9M on Tuesday, interested what difference it will make... :?:
 
In really want this done to mine ...
Hmmmm. Probably spring next year now in time for summer 8)
 
adamw said:
In really want this done to mine ...
Hmmmm. Probably spring next year now in time for summer 8)

Just when he is at his busiest tuning race cars for the season testing, pretty slim chance. You are more likely to get him in winter when he is quieter :dont know:
 
jonttt said:
adamw said:
In really want this done to mine ...
Hmmmm. Probably spring next year now in time for summer 8)

Just when he is at his busiest tuning race cars for the season testing, pretty slim chance. You are more likely to get him in winter when he is quieter :dont know:

Cheers for the advice mate...I did half think that when typing :grin:
I'll give that some consideration and maybe get it done sooner :thumbs:
 

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