Is Stage 1 Remap Safe?

Can a Stage 1 remap damage your car?

Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car.

But it shouldn’t affect reliability if you use a reputable company such as Superchips.

Its technical director Jamie Turvey told us: “Remapping does put extra strain on an engine, but not a dangerous amount..

How much HP does a Stage 1 remap add?

Stage 1 remaps & remapping Power gains are usually around 15% percent on NASP engines and 30% on turbocharged engines. Diesel remaps nearly always produce more economy at these low levels of tune. Most start at Stage 1 & quickly progress to stage 2.

What is a Stage 1 remap?

Stage 1 Remap: Stage 1 is a true optimisation of the stock vehicles parameters within the ECU to unlock the potential power that the manufacture has left on the table. Stage 1 remaps come with a variety of fuel specifications which will result in a greater power result.

Will a remapped car pass MOT?

Yes, all our Superchips remaps are designed to remain legal and pass all current MOT emission tests.

Can any car be remapped?

Firstly, it’s important to remember that not all cars can be remapped, usually due to their age. Typically, cars produced before 2000 are too old and don’t feature the car remapping software needed to optimise the vehicle’s performance. If you aren’t an expert in the industry it is not advisable to remap your own car.

Does remapping damage your engine?

Remapping the software and fine-tuning the engine can increase a car’s power and torque output, and maximise its overall performance by as much as 35%. It’s highly recommended that car remapping is carried out by a qualified specialist to avoid the risk of engine damage.

Is it worth getting my car remapped?

If it isn’t so much the lack of power that bugs you about your car but the way it delivers its power, remapping should definitely be considered. Remapping will remove flat spots from the equation to give you access to your power at more RPM, resulting in a smoother drive.

Does remapping shorten engine life?

The remap itself will not shorten the life of an engine.

Is remapping illegal?

Remapping is legal. Not informing your insurer that you have remapped the vehicle invalidates your insurance and is therefore not legal. … I’m pretty sure it’s also illegal (although largely untestable) to modify a vehicle in such a way as to change it’s emissions; which realistically any ECU remap will.

Is it worth Remapping a diesel engine?

In short no, you can only remap the later diesel engines. … It is not worth remapping a naturally aspirated (non turbo) diesel engine. The power gains are not worth the expense. However if you are driving a turbo diesel that accepts a remap then you will probably see power gains of 30% or more.

How much BHP will I gain from a remap?

You can expect a 20-30% increase in bhp and torque after a remap. This extra performance is accessible across the rev range, particularly at low revs and in the mid-range. A typical 30-70mph run will be reduced by 1.5-2 seconds, and your car will pull better at higher speeds.

Does remapping a car affect insurance?

Remapping is often cheap and quick to do – and usually legal. It works by over-writing the settings of your car’s engine control unit (ECU). But it could ramp up your insurance costs and compromise your warranty.