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Remapping

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When it comes to ECU Remapping, Indigo-GT is the premier tuning centre in South Wales, our IGT-R Remapping Software is available for approximately 90% of vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes, Renault and Ford with many more brands supported.

As an APR Authorised Dealer we offer the complete range of ECU Upgrades and Hardware for Audi, Porsche, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen.

We're the only Ecutek Master Tuner in South Wales, we offer Ecutek ECU calibration for the Ford Focus ST & RS, BMW x35i, M2C, M3 & M4, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution & Colt, Nissan GT-R, Subaru Impreza, BRZ and Toyota GT86.

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PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER IN ANY REMAPPING ENQUIRY YOU SEND US

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For our Motorsport customers, we offer comprehensive calibration on a range of aftermarket ECU's including MoTec and Syvecs, Indigo-GT is a Link ECU dealer offering the complete range of both plug-in & wire-in ECU's and related hardware. Use the links below for more information about our remapping software options, we've also included answers to some frequently asked questions below but if there's anything in particular you'd like an answer to, don't hesitate to contact us.

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WHAT IS REMAPPING?

If you're reading this you've probably already heard the word remapping but you may not understand what the process entails, modern vehicles are fitted with an ECU (Engine Control Unit), this is essentially a computer that reads real time information from various sensors and responds accordingly by adjusting air fuel ratio, ignition timing, torque requests, boost pressure, etc, the list is quite extensive. The operation of your vehicles ECU including how it responds to the various inputs is controlled by software written by the vehicle manufacturer.

By remapping the vehicles ECU, we are essentially rewriting the software created by the manufacturer with the aim of improving the vehicles overall performance by optimising various parameters (air fuel ratio, boost pressure etc) within the ECU. The important point to note if you're considering having your car remapped is that not all remaps are the same, there are good remaps and there are bad remaps, ultimately it all comes down to the knowledge, experience and competence of the individual that's creating the software for your ECU. We pride ourselves on our real world motorsport derived experience supported by our extensive and continuous in-house development, we aren't just a backstreet garage with a laptop, we're professionals and this is what we do.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO TUNE MY VEHICLE?

This varies depending on the type of tune and the vehicle but as a rule, most tuning sessions takes approximately 2-3 hours.

WILL IT IMPROVE MY MPG?

If you have a turbo diesel vehicle, whether you've booked an economy remap or a performance remap, you can expect a decent MPG improvement (up to 20% with an economy remap), the economy gains are more limited if you have a petrol vehicle.

MY VEHICLE HAS ALREADY BEEN REMAPPED, CAN YOU STILL REMAP IT?

If the vehicle is fitted with an ECU we support then yes, we're usually able to overwrite the software that's already present, map correction is the perfect solution if you've already had your vehicle remapped and just aren't satisfied with the outcome, there's a saying in the industry, cheap remaps are never good and good remaps are never cheap, unlike many of our competitors we don't offer generic file remapping, we do it properly.

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO PRIOR TO BRINGING MY VEHICLE IN FOR A REMAP?

Your vehicle must be presented to us in a safe and roadworthy condition, you should ensure your vehicles engine oil and coolant levels are correct and that the tyres are in good condition, we are unable to remap any vehicle that shows signs of electrical and/or mechanical faults, if you have any concerns then we'd advise you to discuss this with us prior to making a booking.

ANOTHER COMPANY IS CLAIMING BETTER GAINS THAN YOU?

You need to understand that our goal isn't to get the highest possible performance from your vehicle, our goal is to get the best possible performance from your vehicle, we want you to be able to enjoy your vehicle for many years to come and not experience a mechanical failure in a couple of months because the engine has been pushed too hard. Recently during the development stage of one of our ECU calibrations we found that reducing the requested boost from 2.0BAR to 1.85BAR made just a 11bhp difference but was massively safer, for such a small gain, it wasn't worth running that much more boost.

The other thing to remember is that there are genuine tuning company likes ours with a dyno and years of experience, on the other hand there are back street garages with a laptop, unlike these companies we don't buy cheap ECU files from some online repository, flash them to your vehicles ECU and hope for the best, our software is extensively developed, the gains we quote are based on verified examples, if a company has quoted you figures higher than us and don't have a dyno then simply put, how do they know what figures they can achieve? The answer is, they don't, it's easy to make a claim when you don't have the means to back it up.

I'M EXPERIENCING DPF AND/OR EGR PROBLEMS, CAN YOU RECTIFY THESE FAULTS?

Providing your vehicle is fitted with an ECU that we're able to remap then yes we can, DPF and EGR faults are incredibly common on turbo diesel cars and often lead to incredibly high bills, a new DPF can cost up to £1500 and there's always the possibility it will have to be replaced again, we offer a complete solution to both of these common faults, for a quote simply contact us.

WILL I NEED TO SERVICE MY VEHICLE MORE OFTEN?

If you've booked in for an economy, stage 1 or stage 2 tune then you can continue to service your vehicle according to the manufacturers servicing schedule.

WILL I GET A DYNO PRINT OUT WITH MY TUNE?

If you've booked dyno power runs with your remap then yes, we'll endeavour to measure your vehicle's performance before and after tuning. As we're not able to run every vehicle on our dyno (some due to size and weight restrictions, others due to the way their AWD system functions) we offer power runs as an optional service as it wouldn't be fair to charge everyone the same price if they're not able to have the same level of service but, how we tune your vehicle remains the same, whether or not it goes on the dyno.

IF I SELL MY VEHICLE IN THE FUTURE, CAN THE TUNE BE UNDONE?

Yes, if we've tuned your vehicle then we retain the ability to reinstall the ECU software that was on the vehicle when it was originally presented to us, certain vehicles may require us to update to the latest software version, this is offered as a chargeable service.

DO I NEED TO TELL MY INSURANCE COMPANY?

Yes, a remap is a modification and as such you should tell your insurer but you can be assured, we won't willingly reveal any information regarding your vehicle or the services we've provided to third parties.

WILL TUNING HARM MY VEHICLE?

Providing your vehicle is mechanically sound with no underlying mechanical or electrical faults/weaknesses then a remap should not cause any harm but you should always consider the age and condition of your vehicle and let us know if you have any concerns.

DO YOU OFFER A WARRANTY?

No, there's always an element of risk when requesting increased performance from your vehicle, whilst we can assure you that our tuning packages have been extensively developed and tested and we avoid pushing your engine hard, it's impossible for us to know the full history and condition of your vehicle, as such our tuning service is offered entirely at your risk and discretion.

CAN THE TUNE BE DETECTED BY A MAIN DEALER?

The short answer is yes, should your vehicle be returned to a main dealer, basic ECU functions will still operate as normal as our software is based on the original manufacturers file, the ECU will continue to complete DTC checks as normal, however, should your vehicle be taken for a test drive, the improved performance will be noticeable. Main dealer tools are becoming more advanced and some, in particular VAG online dealer tools, are able to identify modified ECU software.

WILL MY VEHICLE WARRANTY BE EFFECTED BY A REMAP?

This question leads on from the one above, unfortunately we're not legal experts, the only advice we can offer is that you should consult the terms and conditions of your vehicle specific warranty.

WILL MY VEHICLE BE LIVE MAPPED?

This question stems from confusion over what live mapping actually means, in a nutshell, live mapping is a very specific type of tuning that only applies to vehicles that have been fitted with aftermarket engine management systems such as Syvecs and MoTeC. These systems are primarily used for motorsport applications and typically cost upwards of £3,000, the live mapping element grants tuners the ability to make on the fly adjustments to the ECU calibration and monitor those changes in real time which is a great feature but it's not one that's supported by standard ECU's, even those fitted in high performance cars like GT-R's and RS6's.