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Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: dan
Question: Hiya,had my Impreza mapped with you today and am well happy with it, pulls so much better and so much better to drive! one thing tho a couple of times under hard acceleration up a hill its got to around 4k and has almost cut out suddenly,but doesnt do it if you dont accelerate so hard?? any ideas??
Answer: It's possibly just going into boost cut, it's a setting that Martyn would keep in there to prevent an overboost problem if you had for example, a split pipe connection to the wastegate. Pop it in any time, and Martyn will tweak it, no charge.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Jean
Question: Hi Alan How easy is it to fit and set up a boost controller and is it worth it on my Impreza wagon? thanks
Answer: Hi Jean - Yes, but only if you can map the car properly. what year is this one?
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Lawrence
Question: I have just bought an 05 impreza wrx with 34K miles, and im chuffed to bits with it! Its had the wrx300 interior installed at sometime but not the PPP that usually comes along with it, so i think its only fitting that i up the power to match the looks! i know the PPP from a dealer would be 1,565.96 and that would include an ECU remap, Uprated Intecooler hose, and \"Sports Exhaust Silencers\". However i already have an aftermarket backbox (maybe cat-back, havent had chance to look yet), so allowing for this what could you do to get me to a similar power level and what would be an estimate for cost? I want to maintain as much relibility as possible, and i would be interested on the effect these modifications will have on the mpg as well? Many Thanks,
Answer: Hi Lawrence - We can supply and fit a decat down pipe and re map the car for 776.25 inc vat. The alternative is a sports cat, which with the re map costs 1012 inc vat. The results are considerably better than with the Prodrive set up, being custom mapped for the car. We would normally expect to see around 40 bhp gained over standard, with much more torque. The MPG wouldn't change from standard as long as you are in closed loop lambda (town driving) you may use a little more if you are tempted into driving the car faster of course! Please feel free to call us on 01752 345880 office hours if you'd like to discuss it.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: ben
Question: sorry allan, reference the boost on my car its a 1997 wrx sti, 2l turbo, currenty 285 bhp, hope thats enought info for you?
Answer: As it's a 1997, you won't be able to re map the car. Your best bet is to go for a Simtek ECU, supplied fitted and mapped costs 995 inc vat. It's by far the best way to go.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: shane
Question: Looking into tuning my st170, love the car, power is lacking though. How much approx to supercharge the duratech?, are you able to do this inhouse at all. This isnt a cheap option I know or will it benefit from cams, throttle bodies and exhaust? comparing costs of the two options, Advice is appreciated. . . .
Answer: It's all expensive! These are not easy to tune. I have seen a kit supplied by a US company, intended for the Ford Cougar and adapted for the Mondeo. That cost the owner 6500 by the time he'd done, and gave 250 bhp. Other than that, I'd sell it and buy a Skyline.
 
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