02-24-2010, 05:53 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Port Talbot, United Kingdom
What I Drive: 2002 Focus TDCi
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2002 Focus 1.8 TDCi remap?
I'm sure you've had this question a million times before, but here goes:
I've decided not to sell my car and just drive it till it dies, and figured to keep my interest level up I'd get a remap. So, I'm just looking for anyone who's had experience of remapping this car or one very similar and their thoughts on it? Any companies you'd recommend or heard horror stories about?
Obviously I've read the basics: power and economy usually go up, but are there any lasting detrimental effects, or any bad sides to having this done? My engine is 115bhp/184lb ft stock, and a remap apparently pushes it to about 140bhp/220lb ft give or take. I'm assuming this is still well within the tolerances of the clutch and gearbox?
From the reading I've done, it appears to be a pretty low-cost/low-risk way of getting a bit more from your engine?