Remapping or 'Chipping'
Engine re-mapping is also known as 'chipping'.
Whilst we would
all like a little more power from time to time few motorists would want
to utilise extras such as bigger exhausts or induction kits for the
small power gains they offer.
'Chipping' is therefore a more efficient
and aesthetic way to increase your vehicle's performance – including
improving throttle response, as well as economy and towing ability.
When carburettors were replaced by injection and engine control
units (ECU), the art of tuning became more complicated. Instead of
utilising a screwdriver, a computer and software are now needed to tell
the ECU what to adjust. These new programs were installed on a
micro¬chip which plugged into the car's circuit board – hence the term
So as vehicles have evolved so has the technique with most
tuners plugging in a laptop to the diagnostics port and uploading
software to adjust the fuelling, drive-by-wire throttle response, turbo
control, engine load and torque limiters. This is commonly known as
remapping, but some still refer to it as 'chipping'.
Most buyers are interested in improved performance that chipping
offers, but it's not only supercars that respond well to the
modification. Diesel remapping benefits greatly, with typical power and
torque gains of 30%, sometimes up to 50%!!! Petrol units can also see
good improvements, with the largest increases found on turbocharged
We also now do economy remaps so you can get the best MPG from your car without loosing any power.
Full prices given on vehicle application.
Tel: 01952 585555 / 585454