What Do I Need To Do For A Stage 2 Remap?

Can you go straight to a Stage 2 remap?

Most start at Stage 1 & quickly progress to stage 2.

We recommend you go straight in at stage 2.

Keeping the car within manufacturer tolerances but optimizing it for driver preferences and extracting the very best from a stock OEM setup in good condition..

What does a Stage 2 tune include?

Stage 2: ECU software on a standard engine plus breathing upgrades, for example: intercooler, intake system and sports cat downpipe (or de-cat if you’re being naughty!) Stage 4: ECU software, breathing upgrades, big turbo and fuelling/injector modifications, but this varies from car to car.

Is engine remapping a good idea?

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.

Do engine tuners really work?

The short answer is “yes,” but a longer explanation is in order. While manufacturers of aftermarket performance products claim tuners can add 3-4 mpg, the actual savings, if any, largely depends on how and where you drive. By definition, performance products are designed to increase engine output.

What is an APR Stage 2 tune?

APR Stage 2 To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, and various other bolt-on modifications all without requiring any new modifications to the ECU. This stage has an optional low and high torque modes to maximize clutch and transmission compatibility.

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.

Is Stage 2 tune safe?

the cobb stage 2 is still a relatively rich tune since it is made to be safe for a wide range of WRX’s…. for the most part it is a safe tune, but keep in mind that “safe” is subjective. more power = more stress = your motor wears faster, and there is NO way around that.

What mods do I need for a Stage 2 remap?

It usually involves upgrading the intercooler, cylinder head and inlet valves, head gasket, and spark plugs in additional to all stage 2 modifications. This stage will require a car to be set up on a rolling road to optimise the fuel and timing and correct exhaust emissions.

Does remapping harm your engine?

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.

What Is a Stage 2 Turbo?

Like stage 1, stage 2 mods are usually a DIY fit but will require more specialist knowledge and tools. Some examples of stage 2 mods include aggressive remap that requires a stronger turbo, sports exhaust requiring new headers and internal mods requiring fuel to be uprated.

What is a Stage 3 tune?

A stage 3 modification is regarded by most as a track day or motor sport modification. Like stage 2 mods they will also need other mods to support them but they are usually far from ideal for road use as we will explain. Take racing brakes for example.

What does a Stage 2 remap do?

Stage 2 Remap: An aftermarket exhaust system is another key component of a stage 2 remap and in most cases a full turbo back exhaust system is required. This will comprise of a decat or sports cat downpipe, depending on your intended use, coupled with an oversized cat back exhaust.

Does remapping shorten engine life?

The remap itself will not shorten the life of an engine. A careful, thinking driver could get say 200K out of a remapped car whereas someone who constantly drove with their right foot, accelerating and braking hard all the time may only get 100K.

Are remaps 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.

Does a remap improve MPG?

For example, it’s a common belief that remapping a vehicle has no effect on fuel economy, however, this technically isn’t true. As the result of ECU remapping, a car usually sees an increase in power, which can come at the expense of higher fuel consumption.