with a bang….

 

Had some time off over the last few weeks but I’m back now busy as ever.

I kicked it off the with a underrated marque a SAAB 93 Aero, this fantastic saloon has a 2.8 Turbo V6. It started with 246bhp, we gave it a strong bespoke tune to take full advantage of it, giving it an extra 45bhp and torque up 90nm. Bringing this car right up today keeping up with the VXR and GTi of the last few years.

With Korean cars making a huge impact on the market over the last few years, by improving their reliability and aesthetics. People are looking to increase the performance of these. This Kia Sorento owner wanted a little bit more, so I gave him more, taking this SUV from 194bhp to 227bhp and extra 70nm of torque. Due to latest in Anti Tune software the ECU was removed and  tuned via the ECU joint’s

If you want your vehicle to be more efficient and have more power and torque, and gain over an extra 10mpg. Then Rapid Remapping could be the answer you have been looking for, please call 07940462224 or look us up one Facebook @rapidremapping

 

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Not only do we do bespoke tuning we also do FREE map analysis, on any previous remaps to see if we can do better (and we always do). This E90 BMW 325d came to us asking for more power and it was smoking since the last “remap”. When reviewing the downloaded map, I noticed not a lot had changed (some had edit fuel pressure and added a little more boost pressure).  After a few minutes with the new more power tune on, the difference between before and after was like night and day, one happy customer. With a now report 12MPG additonal, He is more than happy, with power now at around 250bhp and torque up 85nm and huge increase in MPG. This remap will pay for itself.

Up next is one of my favorite executive saloons, the Jaguar XF 2.7d. Being a huge Jaguar fan these are amazing vehicles, have an excess of comfort and power. The owner wanted more of everything Power, Torque and MPG, so I made his wishes come true. Having the latest in Bosch engine management, it has Anti Tune installed. A quick lift of the bonnet, remove the under bonnet Air Bag, and few bolts the ECU was out and ready for the Rapid Remapping treatment. Taking this Jaguar to a new level of bespoke performance and efficiency

 

What an honour

Yet again a fantastic week at Rapid Remapping, even getting a lung infection doesn’t stop me getting out most evenings this week. Another amazing array of vehicles wanting to be more efficient, thus giving their owners more power and more MPG.

We repaid a visit to a car from the previous week which had connection issue’s with some new probes and we had lift off. These are one of the trickiest to do using 8 probes on the board, takes a steady hand and a lot of patience, but the end results are fantastic turning these family saloons in to what feels like a hot hatch, with an additional 35bhp and torque up 70nm means this car has just under 200bhp

And I started this week with a trip up the M25 to do tune one of my favourite vans, and one of the best looking van’s I think out there. He had a 125bhp version, and it was speed limited as well. Doing these it requires removing the headlight,  drilling out the security bolts Ford fit to stop the ECU being removed, and going direct on to the ECU board itself.

Having a  Performance Tune and Speed Limit removal mean’s he is no longer stuck at the factory limits. But instead is more than keeping up with the rest of the traffic on the motorways. He gained an impressive 30bhp and 60nm of torque, making it faster and more efficient to move materials and tools to site.

 

Also this week, I had the privilege of doing this great Peugeot 308cc, it uses a 1.6 Turbo engine, meaning there is some great scope to tune this engine.  But with all things related to cars they do like through in the curve ball, being a 2010 it should have been a OBD tune, but being late 2010 it turns out they installed anti tune software so again, I whipped the ECU and split it, again this used only 1 probe and wires connect to the main harness port. But being awkward we had to wait for a driver to come back from the software company. but two days later all tuned and ready to go. Taking the BHP up to 185bhp and the torque a massive gain of 60nm for a such a small petrol engine.

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Then on to one of my most favourite place’s in the UK, Goodwood home of Rolls Royce, and Goodwood Racing Circuit and my favourite motor show Revival. This Navara’s owner has an amazing job of restoring and repairing airplane’s he wanted his Navara to have a more linear power band, and to increase his fuel economy. This one is a simple OBD port the 2.5dci can feel a little low on power in these 2 ton vehicles. But giving it an additional 35bhp it takes it 205bhp and torque up 60nm, the client noticed straight away how much better the power delivery was.

 

The last job of the week, was another car, I like the look of is the Ford Kuga this is a 2.0 tdci engine with 135bhp, we took it up to 165bhp and the torque up 65nm meaning this family car should be able to keep up with old rep mobiles on the motor way. This client wanted have the power delivered lower down for ease of getting around the country roads. so the performance tune was designed with that in mind. This is the same as the Navara its all done through the OBD port.

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“ready for the weekend”

Another busy weekend for Rapid Remapping. Having worked my magic on some interesting vehicles at the beginning of the week. I had the honour of working my remapping magic on these 3 awesome cars, each one was different type of tuning, all with the same strong performance tunes, with unmatched reliability developed into each tune.

With an early start of 8.30 a 2008 Volvo D5 185bhp, these are one of my most favourite cars, the D5 is an awesome engine, reliable, powerful and has loads of torque. The customer wanted more of everything, so a performance tune was in order.

 

With this Volvo, they have hidden the ECU under the panel, under the wipers.

I had to remove ECU because to stop people like me tuning the ecu, they remove the K-Line lead from the ECU, so I carefully and expertly drilled a small hole in the main ECU wiring block and insert my probe to connect the ecu, then connected the power and started reading off the software to make changes to it, re-installed the software, checked the make sure the car ran as sweetly as before.

Rebuild the wiper panel and tuck the ecu back in to bed, after a quick roadtest the client was more than happy with the additional 40bhp (wa 185bhp now 225bhp) and increased torque of 85nm over standard, after a few tanks of diesel the MPG should show an increase of around 8-12mpg depending on his driving style.

 

 

Next I was off to Bulford/Tidworth Barrack’s the place where heroes are trained and developed (having a father in the Royal Marines, and have spent many years as Royal Marine Youth Cadet), I have so much respect for the armed forces and makes me think of the one who havent come home.

This Lance Corporal wanted his Seat Ibiza FR, to keep up the the Cupra’s around the area so starting off the 150bhp, this was a simpler to read and write, straight through the OBD Port. So with a Performance Tune requested it gain an increase of 30bhp and 60nm of torque. 180bhp from a 1.4 TSi engine.

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Next was a Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi these are the trickiest to read, due to the anti tune software installed on these means you have access the ECU board, and probe straight on to it. But due to a technical issue it wouldn’t read off, time for some diagnostics and email to technical but alas they were closed. So sealed it up and come back another day with the problem fix and to give it another go.

We all know Hardware and Laptops mess around sometimes.

 

More pictures to come as it is only saturday ………

 

Up the tempo

What a week its been busy travelling all over Hampshire and Berkshire, making people happy and reinvigorating their cars, van’s and a jet ski

 

The SeaDoo was first.

Its a 2015 SeaDoo RXT-X, this required the ECU to be removed from the engine, bay opened up to get to the right connectors, and get ready to read the file off, when I got the file off located the GPS Limiter, RPM Limiter and Throttle Ratio and made some adjustments, removing the GPS limiter so now it can reach top speed, increased the RPM Limiter to a safe 8450rpm, throttle ratio was adjusted to 1:1 ratio, upped the boost and sorted out  fueling/ignition tables to suit, gaining around 15bhp and 20nm of addtional torque!

Next was a 2014 Transit Custom 2.2tdci

This also required the ECU removal, Opening and going straight on to the ECU again, accessing the ECU required the drilling out the security bolts holding the ECU on.

Then we read of the software on the ECU, adjusting the boost pressure and the fueling to suit. Giving it a healthy 30bhp and 60nm of torque.

“Hi Liam, I just wanted to say thank you for coming over and remapping my van.( I hope you didn’t get frost bite! )
Too soon to find out mpg gain but performance wow!
I filled up with diesel, and I had all my tools and materials for the next job and this thing is flying!
Thank you”  A review from the owner of the Transit Custom…..

 

Also I did a fantastic Italian hot hatch Fiat Grande Punto Arbarth, pictures to come.

I also had a 530d come in for a Performance Tune, and he was more than with the power and extra fuel economy.

Great work by Liam .the car is quicker and gain 10 miles per gallons .
Win win situation ,
Bring the 330 next .
Thanks again .  A review from the owner of the BMW 530d

 

If you want to know more or book in to get he same level of service and satisfaction, and want to save money on fuel, or just get to work or home quicker.

Please email rapidremapping@gmail.com

or check me out on facebook http://www.facebook.com/rapidremapping

or call 07940462224.

Liam @rapidremapping

Customer Reviews

These are some of the reviews I have had from customers. It great to read how people feel after their vehicles have been tuned.

“Had van remapped today! Quality job and quality bloke! Will b back soon to get my Gsxr 750 done” Ian Riley – Vauxhall Vivaro 2.0CDTi

“Got Liam to service and inspect my e46 M3 was extremely impressed didn’t rush went out of his way to check everything and was very happy with the service , we then got talking about remapping and i asked him if he could remap my wife’s bmw 325 which was quite sluggish and un responsive , to my surprise he agreed to do it there and then (8pm) and within one hour the car was transformed!! It’s now very responsive and puts a big smile on my wife’s face! Overall very happy with this service and would definitely recommend!” Ben Nunevaz – BMW E46 328i

“Quality service mine and my mates cars are now running great! Thank you!” Connor Pegg – VW Golf 1.9tdi and Vauxhall Corsa 1.3cdti

“Excellent service and results I didn’t believe at first haha!! Highly recommended to anyone wanting more from their engine” Chris Lodge- Ford Transit 2004 LWB, HiTop being turned into a campervan.

“Top man!
Came out to my house and remapped my Touareg !
Very very please with results!!!
Will definitely recommend!!!” Daryl Cane’s 2005 VW Touareg 2.5tdi

Its an honor to read these reviews, when clients put their vehicles in my hands, and then see how happy it makes them afterwards.

What more do you need out your vehicle, these clients have had the best remaps on the market installed. If you want to join these people in having their vehicle perform to the best of its ability then please, email rapidremapping@gmail.com or call 07940462224

liam @rapidremapping

 

DIY Camper

Last night went out to do tune on a  Ford Transit, being converted to a camper, it was fantastic the owner had created an area for a double bed above the cab, and talking about his plans to travel Europe with his girlfriend and go mountain biking all over, as well as visit his extended family.

His need for a tune, was to help the van cope with the additional load he would be carrying as well as getting the additional MPG. The results are fantastic with another very happy client with around 40bhp additional power, and torque up around 75nm.

I also fitted a K and N Air Filter, to help with the breathing side of things

 

liam @rapid remapping