Hi everyone....have a '57 plate MCS and like the idea of going down the tuning path. Not by any means an expert on tuning but which would be the best way to go? The two main options I see are a) JCW Kit fitted by dealer or b) a p-torque remap and Miltek exhaust.
JCW has the benefit off being manufacturer approved and won't invalidate your warranty. The p torque option will be cheaper though... Also have a word with 1320 as they're the best in the industry over here.
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Thanks for your reply. Warranty ends in December so would be looking more at efficiency of either upgrade.
Has anyone who reads this post had either upgrade?...If so, what do they think of the difference after having it done?
I had e remap yesterdat at P Torque, and the difference is amazing, believe me for 345 quid you wont dissapointed. Im also gonna have Milltek down pipein a couple of weeks time, thats 400 quid, so for basically 750 you go from 175 hp to 235-240, that will then be a rocket ship. I cant praise P Torque enough, the car is now amzing to drive. You can spend extra money on the whole exaust system, but that will only get you another 5hp, so either just remap or both will do the trick.
It also sounds better to now, as with the extra boost and more power its making the itg sound better. Filled up with t99 last night, thats gonna help also. Look forward to visiting you again in a couple of weeks. Maybe we could settle the bill over a game of pool??? Seriously people get on the phone to Will at P Torque, it will be the best move you will ever make.
Have to say the P-Torque option re the remap and Miltek downpipe is looking favourable however, being totally clueless re engine tuning, I have a couple of questions.....
1) Exactly what does a remap entail? Does it alter turbo boost etc and are the long term effects not going to be detrimental to any engine parts? Have no wish to question anyones integrity but as I said clueless re tuning!!!
2) By going up to 240ish bhp is it problematic getting it down onto the road? Bit long in the tooth for traffic light races but more interested in mid range improvements.
Once again, many thanks in advance for any replies....
Are you also running it on 99 ron fuel. or just normal 95? Whats it like to drive now, it it really as fast as i think its gonna be? i bet overtaking is now very easy in the higher gears. Im just waiting for my exhaust to be made as Milltek had to make a new batch, then its being done. Cant wait, and now reading your post i cant wait even more, i just hope its gonna be as good as i think it is.
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