So when people discuss Engine Remapping & Remapping in general you will here people discuss remap stages, the conversation will go my car is Stage 1 or Stage 2. Now in reality what they mean is you vehicle is configure (Remapped) to run in a selected way using either no modifications (Stage 1) or with modifications (Stage 2 or 3). We explain the basics of these remap stages below:
Remapping Stage 1:
A Stage 1 remap could be a simple economy map to gain more mpg, or more commonly, drivers want it to enhance their car’s performance.
It consists of:
- Stage 1 Tune
- The option of various upgrades for air filter panel / induction kit. (but not required)
This file is designed to lift the performance within the manufacturer’s parameters giving more power without major mechanical alterations.
Remapping Stage 2:
This Tune along with supporting mods adds slightly more power but with the added help of cat back exhaust / intercooler and induction kit in any order or combination. To gain the most power, all 3 would need to be used.
It consists of:
– Stage 2 Tune
– Induction kit / Cold air intake
– Exhaust (cat back or sports cat )
This will raise the power nearer to the limit of manufacturer power limits and is still safe to be used.
Remapping Stage 3:
This is much more than just a simple tune; this is where a lot of extra time and customisation of the tune needs to be taken on either a rolling road or dyno road , an initial run or two to see the existing power and health of the vehicle, the small modifications are made to the vehicle and the vehicle conducts another run, this process can take many hours to get it perfect!
The vehicle will require all the parts from Stage 1 & Stage 2 and then additionally the parts below but this is all relevant to how far you wish to push the vehicle.
- intake kit
- full exhaust
- intercooler and hard pipes with silicone couplers
Following a consultation, the further hardware can be discussed for more power.
- Turbos and supercharger pullies
- Injectors and fuels pumps with upgraded regulators
- Camshafts and pullies
- Exhaust manifolds with or without external waste gates
Additional kit might be
- Oil coolers and catch cans
- Water meth injection and or nitrous
Now I hope that gives you a better understanding, if you need more information or advise please drop us a call or a message.