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JBS are putting together the finishing touches to their new Custom Code re-maps and I?m pleased to say that my wife?s Polo 1.9 PD TDi is one of the first to benefit. JBS will be offering this new product along side their already successful partnership with Revo but the new software allows for three different phases of modification from standard cars up to GT28/IHI and further.

My wife?s car up to now has been pretty much stock (stubby aerial ? 10 bhp surely?) so James offered me the phase one re-map and I have to say that the difference was immediately noticeable. The car seemed much more free revving and no drop off in power, a smooth and progressive power delivery right through the rev range. I?m no expert when it comes to diesels but this felt good, dare I say it but more like a petrol. No ?all or nothing? that, in my experience, can characterise a diesel re-map. Unfortunately, no numbers or graphs because the rollers were busy but they are on the way. Around town the car behaves as normal but once you get the chance to put your foot down the performance is spot on. Oh, and Mrs.rich1068 was quite impressed too [:D]

Some of you may be asking about the good old 1.8T?

Well, I?m back again tomorrow with the RS but this time we?re looking at the phase two re-map which should take into account the mods I?ve already had done. I have complete faith in JBS? abilities so I?m quite looking forward to it.

The official release is GTi International but there?s more info at www.custom-code.co.uk Form an orderly queue ladies and gentlemen and watch this space!
 

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Depending on initial cost going to phase 2 or 3 could become very expensive even though there is a substantial discount. I would certainly be keen to see how custom these are. After all the number of parameters that are adjustable on a TDi are limited compared to the petrols. I'd certainly like to see some figures for examples.
 

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Im booked in for Phase 2 Custom-Code tuning to compliment all my mods and the upcoming JBS Custom FMIC.

I want the best possible mapping and every bit of potential squeezed out of my engine which is why it will be in the capable hands of JBS.
 

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Guess who else is joining in?

I saw this thread and felt left out so I'm getting a Phase 2 Custom-Code remap too! This will be tailored to take account of my mods including FMIC, big DP etc.. as well as the type of fuel I use.

I could have a base map as early as this weekend and then the full Phase 2 map as soon as I can book in for a 1.5 day session.

I'll be sure to keep you all updated with my impressions of the map itself and my experience of having the mapping done.
 

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I think i may have been offered something similar the other weekend at the RR day. James said he could put my car on the RR and tune it to perfection. I was unable to get it done due to time restrictions but thinnking of heading back up there soon
 

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Gary I assume you are getting this at a good rate with regrds to our earlier conversation. Im not nocking this product as i'm yet to se it, BUT if this is goign to be the price of a remap again then the gains that are possible are so minimal IMHO that they are not worth the extra wedge....

I'd be interested to see what these tuning stages consist of, and what prices and power figures they can produce..... especially on a full 'bolt on' car like yours and Eddy's.

Keep me informed.
 

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Quote: posted by klauster on 20/04/2005 10:27:29

How much for Phase 1, 2 or 3??

Confirmed prices are:

Phase 1 - ?450+VAT

Phase 2 - ?650+VAT

Phase 3 - ?850+VAT

I'm having Custom-Code Phase 1 to test against my current Revo software then after my JBS custom FMIC has been fitted my car will be fully mapped with Custom-Code Phase 2 to maximise my engines potential.

Hopefully my FMIC and Phase 2 remap will be completed in 3-4 weeks, it feels like Christmas is coming early!!
 

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OK. 1.8T update time. And now I can pass comment on a car that I drive everyday, 300 miles per week, 52 weeks per year. If Josh wants to jump in and describe the more technical queries regarding the Custom Code diesel maps then he can. He?s had very nice curves for a little while now [:D]

Well. Where do I start?

Some of you may know that if you cut me open it says Revo right through me. I?ve enjoyed it since day one, I whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who is willing to listen and I?ve even got the stickers in the window. I can?t say it?s ?better? than the many other tuners products because apart from a very poor Superchip and looking at a few curves on other people?s graphs I have no experience of them. I just have an opinion about Revo that I stick to. As far as I?m concerned it?s an excellent product.

However, this is better.

This just pulls and pulls and pulls, right up to the red line, with 130 indicated and it just felt easy. Then I bottled it and backed off. I also nearly ran into the back of a van that was (stupidly) parked on our private road. But that?s an aside. It?s also a lot smoother. If you do a search on Briskoda for my reaction to first getting Revo then you?ll see I described it as tiny steps in power. This is no longer the case as the power delivery is smooooth! Also the throttle feels much more responsive, to the point where as you?re adjusting to the changes you can give it a bit too much. Clutch slip anyone? A bad launch in anyone?s book!

Finishing off work he?d started the night before James made various logs while we were out on the road and then left me to myself. Heading back to work on roads I knew convinced me that this was a better drive than with Revo. I?d got used to occasions when I knew the car would get a little breathless or would show up the ?stepped? delivery mentioned above. Both these were no longer present plus the car still felt very easy to handle around town where I do most of my driving. I seem to be trying to avoid saying ?smooth and responsive? again but that?s exactly what it is.

As it happened this is the phase 1 tune, not phase 2 as I originally thought. JBS want to take my car up gradually and who am I to argue? Top end seems to be what these maps are all about and anyone wanting to improve on Revo?s already excellent mid range punch will not be disappointed. And if this can be taken another stage further then I?m looking forward to it. In all seriousness I thought my car was running as well as it could but this is certainly an improvement.

Top mod! [:D]
 

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Graphs for the 1.8T and 1.9 PD TDi will be here by the end of the week. Sorry for the delay, I've been on holiday.
 

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It's also worth noting that JBS can re-code 1.8T AGU engines that have previously been mapped. I was
there yesterday on the way back from Inters to get custom-code as I was unhappy with my current
map. They found a boost problem so i'm going back in a few weeks so get
that sorted and then hopefully my car will be fast for once [6]
 

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I had my 130PD Custom Coded by the Stars from JBS at Inters on Saturday and the smile is still on my face. Managed to get 142 out of my car the other day, not bad for a Diesel.

Oh and it's a Phase 1 map at the moment until i get the High flow downpipe and full Miltek, then back off to JBS for Stage 2 and when money permits it would be wrong not to get Giggle Gas fitted!![:D]
 

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When people say there car is much better than the old revo 4 bar with custom- code. Have they first tried the new revo stage 2 only ?50 if you got revo already. I got it two weeks ago and its miles better then the old 4 bar program with the bolt on mods iv got. I tested my car at GTI inters last weekend and got 0-60 in 5.4 seconds and 1/4 mile in 14.27 seconds. No other MK 4 FWD golf got better 0-60,s than me the whole weekend. So calling all revo owners before your tempted to change to custom-codes its worth looking at stage 2 revo for only ?50. I not doubting custom-codes product but no one have compared it to stage 2 revo yet.
 

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Thats very true Mike, I think more people need to get Revo Stage 2 before an accurate comparison can be made.
You are the only one I know that has it.
What SPS3 settings are you running now?

What fuel did you run at Inters? CVL turbo?

BTW Nice times, looking forward to run against you this year [:D]
 

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My sps3 settings are the new boost 9 timing 7. These settings were done when i got the stage 2 done at vag tech. Using vag com we took some logs of boost intake temp and knock control and they all came out very good and safe with the sps settings on a day when the outside temp was 20c ( i love my FMIC ). I only used millers octane booster at inters when i got 5.4, 5.6 5.7 0-60 all day long.
 
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