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Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, 12 Oct 2011.

  1. Dup

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    That's some fair restriction. Any idea why they went to such lengths? Noise and emissions?
     
  2. Phil W

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    No idea really, probably for the reasons you've stated!
     
  3. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

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    So its drives nice at lower revs and its only 210bhp isnt it stock?

    The OEM system offers a bit more consistency to the pipe cross sectional area aswell which helps maintain gas speed.

    Basically they know what they are doing :p
     
  4. Conanius

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    I think the Mk1 Octavia VRS was only 180 BHP stock, same as a Leon Cupra. The Leon Cupra R was 210BHP IIRC
     
  5. Phil W

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    Octavia is 180. LCR came with 210 (early) and 225 (later). :)
     
  6. lordrobs

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    Did you have to take the bumper off to fit the parking sensors Phil?
     
  7. Phil W

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    No, bumper stayed on. You can see the grommet led underneath the bumper so can pass the wires up to it, very easy :)
     
  8. Raymond Lin

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    Nice VRS Phil :)
     
  9. Pants

    Mobster

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    I've gone for an ebay special decat: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200627087327

    The only reason is because my flexi joint has torn and I fancy trying this out while I get the original downpipe repaired. Should see an improvement unless the standard exhaust is restrictive. Most people say the downpipe is the restriction though...
     
  10. Phil W

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    Yeah i've read that its the downpipe that causes the problem.

    I was worried about the CEL coming on with a decat and i didn't want to get it mapped to suit the de-cat, 200cel Hi-Flow Cat will be a nice balance i think.

    Thats a Toyosports one right? I've got their CAI, not bad for the price!
     
  11. Conanius

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    Once you are all mapped up Phil what sort of power will you have ? 230-240 ?
     
  12. Phil W

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    Not really sure to be honest. Depends on the map i suppose (Stage 1 or 2), i've essentially got most of the parts i require to go to Stage 2, however i don't want to be worrying about killing the clutch etc!

    I would estimate 220ish based on what other peoples cars have achieved.
     
  13. stoofa

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    Should safely see the 220 area. The 2.0 TFSI will map to around the 240 mark on software alone, the 2.0 TSI will reach the low 250's.
     
  14. lordrobs

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    I'm quite easy on the clutch and never needed a clutch replacement on either of my previous two cars but I think my one lasted less than 20k after my remap and was replaced at 86k. That was just with a standard Revo stage 1 map. That said I have no idea how hard the previous owner was on the clutch for the first 38k of its life.

    I think it is probably inevitable once you get a remap done, it is just a case of whether you go uprated or not once it does start slipping.
     
  15. Gtiracer

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    although they do say that revo maps are quite aggressive, which is why I would probably go custom and specify you want a progressive power curve, not explosive, but thats just IMO and my preference
     
  16. lordrobs

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    I wouldn't really say it is an aggressive map but they do tend to focus on low end torque over top end power. For me this was a real plus point as I'm a lazy driver and just want to plant the throttle and go.

    I probably wouldn't remap a car in the future but if I did I think Revo would be my first port of call.
     
  17. Pants

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    The ebay special has arrived. It was indeed a ToyoSport one. I'll let you know how I get on with it at the weekend!

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  18. Matt82

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    What are you having for the rest of the system?
     
  19. kyleVTR

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    what are the fabia vrs's like mate was telling me they are really quick and torquey
     
  20. 2ZR-FE

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    MK1 diesel or MK2 petrol?