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Im starting to get a little frustrated at the legnth of time its taking tuners to start to cater for the MkV. When are we going to start to see the brake upgrades etc. The choice is really thin on the ground as to whats available and yet the car and engines have been out for some time now.
 

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Irish.......that's something that some quarters are grateful about.....

There ARE plenty of other remappers who can do you a decent map.

Superchips

Oettinger (RSD)

AMD

I think Jabba too.....

Upsolute?
 

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I was tlaking to a mate at the weekend and there seems to be a lot going on over in Germany. Seems like the only people not to have a decent remap yet are Revo. Must say though, the power gains do seem to be a little low compared to the mk4's.
 

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This is only what I've heard and not necessarily true and definetely not official.

Revo do have codes for the MkV, however they aren't willing to release them because they have found that if the ECU code is switched more than a set number of times (say 5) then it locks out. Until they find a way around this then the code won't be released.
 

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I might be wrong, but what I have heard from a tuner, 2.0 TDI has limitations in fuel delivery. 180hp is about max you can get out of it with just a remap/chip. VW is probably thinking of ways to limit tuning possibilities.
 

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Quote: posted by JMcQueen on 07/02/2005 00:18:20

Im starting to get a little frustrated at the legnth of time its taking tuners to start to cater for the MkV. When are we going to start to see the brake upgrades etc. The choice is really thin on the ground as to whats available and yet the car and engines have been out for some time now.

LOL takes me back to 99 when the Mark IV gear was a bit thin on the ground.
 

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Quote: posted by JP on 08/02/2005 12:59:43

VW is probably thinking of ways to limit tuning possibilities.

Thereby protecting future sales of higher powered TDI's

Typical [}:)][}:)]
 

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I'd be happy with about 220-250. What I really crave at the moment is a decent brake upgrade. I was wondering if some other VAG parts could be used. Now that the bolt pattern is the same as the Audi's, would some of the bigger audis (e.g S4) be of any use?
 

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The Superchips map is as good as you will get from "just" a remap, and they quote 185bhp. They have got more out of it, but not in a map they want to release "retail". Regardless of the pub figure, the car is smooth and revvy all the way - more so than the 8v 1.9's. But the characteristics of the engine are that it feels less urgent (without the same lump of torque) than the tuned 130's and 150's IMO. Superchips launched the map soon after the launch of the PD140 in the A3 and this is partly because they worked closely with VW Racing on the MkV racer.

Foxy (PD140) and I (PD150) spent time talking to Allard at Autosport International. We were very impressed, but their development has concentrated on the MkIV to date. Thats not to say it wouldn't make a viable project. To get to the target 220+ you would need to talk to them about a hybrid turbo, larger front mount intercooler and a custom map from their specialist; to push to 250bhp you would need the full-house hybrid turbo, with inlet and exhaust manifolds and a larger downpipe, plus uprated injectors. For the MkIV this costs ?5200 plus VAT. So its possible, just not from someone flashing the ECU with some software.

For brake upgrades, there must be some available as some MkV's at Essen were pictured with Brembo "Leon" callipers. Rich @ JBR has confirmed that as soon as ECS get their hands on a US MkV (Summer '05) they will do the necessary measurements for a suitable calliper carrier and then there can be no barrier to releasing the various stages of front brake upgarde for the MkV. Without going over old ground, although these kits are at the upper end of what people expect to pay for a Golf brake kit, they are superb quality, compact (no spacers, fit behind average alloys) and perform brilliantly.
 

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Quote: posted by JMcQueen on 09/02/2005 21:04:40

I wonder who be best to see about the Brembo's though....

ECS. They use Porsche callipers, made by Brembo....
 
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