Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, 12 Oct 2011.
That's some fair restriction. Any idea why they went to such lengths? Noise and emissions?
No idea really, probably for the reasons you've stated!
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
I think the Mk1 Octavia VRS was only 180 BHP stock, same as a Leon Cupra. The Leon Cupra R was 210BHP IIRC
Octavia is 180. LCR came with 210 (early) and 225 (later).
Did you have to take the bumper off to fit the parking sensors Phil?
No, bumper stayed on. You can see the grommet led underneath the bumper so can pass the wires up to it, very easy
Nice VRS Phil
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...
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!
Once you are all mapped up Phil what sort of power will you have ? 230-240 ?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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What are you having for the rest of the system?
what are the fabia vrs's like mate was telling me they are really quick and torquey
MK1 diesel or MK2 petrol?
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