Your engine is an AGU (Non DBW) so I would say you're better off with Upsolute. You'll get approx 195 Bhp with Upsolute and maybe 205bhp with Revo. So I would say that for the extra ?200 Revo isn't worth it. It's only on DBW engines that Revo gives worthwile gains over Upsolute.
Thanks for your help chaps,im going to go to regal autosport in southampton for my free 5 hour trial of the revo software as i like the idea of not having to remove the ecu,but in the end it night come down to cost.How much is the upsolute ??
You can't have a trial on an AGU I'm afraid. On an AGU like yours (and mine as it happens) we plug directly into the ECU to load the Revo code, usually we remove it from the car and do it on the bench.
I could take you for a spin in my Revo'd AGU which will give you an idea of the feel of the code. At sale time you can either just have the code switched off and left in the Ecu or we can flash it back to stock.
Chip changing in the ECU does possibly increase the risk of an ECU failure due to contact or soldering issues. Although to be fair and balanced, I haven't heard any negative feedback from anyone that has had an upsolute chip fitted.
As hey say you pays your money and makes your choice [^]
After thinking it over for i while i still haven't made up my mind.
Looking at the torque figures the revo produces a bit more,is this noticeable ? has anyone actually driven both and can u tell the difference?Also does the upsolute work fine in all weather conditions as the revo boys don't think it will.
To clarify things for you. You cannot have the 5hour trail on an AGU (non-dbw) 1.8T. The ECU also has to be removed from the car and then the program downloaded that way. REVO charge ?399+vat for AGU engines and should give between 197-205bhp.
The upsolute requires ECU removal and a chip soldered into place. Simon Coe @ CCCTech charges ?305 incl VAT and he comes to you. The Upsolute chip will give between 192-197 bhp.
The Upsolute is the best chip in my opinion, unless you want to be confused more and go for a custom remap from JabbaSports for ?475 (which includes before and after rolling road session).
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