Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How can I have my car remapped by td5INSIDE/performanceINSIDE during this UK travel ?
A: Best way is to use the contact details in the pinned post on our Facebook page. This will allow a much better communication and also much more organized sessions, specially with all the restrictions we have due to this pandemic.

 

Q: How much is a remap?
A: Remaps are 200£ . No extras charged regardless of what you ask.

 

Q: How can I pay?
A:
Paypal, Bank Transfer or cash. The invoice of the service will be emailed to you.

 

Q: What stage tune is advisable for me?
A: We do dont really like to speak about stages. We do the remap to match your specs so we will be to do exactly what you want. Usually we can push just over 170bhp/360nm with little or no smoke or about 180bhp/400nm with a bit of smoke and thats with standard turbo and standard intercooler. With a bigger intercooler we can push over 190bhp/420nm reliable and over that we need to look to different turbo options to.

Obviously these numbers will depend on engine condition. Sometimes we can even have better results when the engine is well looked after, strong and turbo is fresh but we rather be realistic then give false figures / hopes. 

 

Q: What supporting mods do I need?
A: Doing the remap specifically to your car means we can tailor it to pretty much what it has and what you want from it. The usual EGR delete and straight trough allow us a bit more of bottom end, good silicone hoses give us peace of mind that we wont have split hoses and obvious an uprated intercooler will allow us to push the remap a bit more but, none of this is mandatory or essential.

 

Q: Will the remap do black smoke?
A: Again, we can do the remap to your specs so it can be pretty much smoke free or have black smoke under acceleration. We will never do anything that will make us uncomfortable in regards reliability though so that is our limit.

 

Q: Can you do the popcorn / hardcut limiter and will it harm my engine?
A: We can do yes, not a problem. There is several ways of achieving it but the way we do it is no different from standard. We dont lower the revs and basically we just clamp the signal and change if from the standard flat sound to a “popping sound” . Therefore it doesn’t harm the engine. There is no extra charge for this.

 

Q: Will you adjust the boost and check the condition of my engine/sensors?
A: Yes, we consider that part of our remap. Because the turbos is fully mechanical we will have to set it up to match the new fueling settings. We will also check if the readings are correct and also if your wastegate is seized ( common on td5s). We will also carry a full diagnostics and check if all sensors are reading correctly ( the MAF for example which we can also delete if you prefer). IF there is something crucial that needs replacing and that affects engine reliability we wont map your car and rather do it once all is in good working condition.

 

Q: What turbos do you have available?
A: We have both hibrid and VNT turbos. Hibrid is made from the original turbo with reworked casings, machined housings and bigger internals. VNT is a completly differente unit which we assemble to match the td5 specs. They can produce similar power ( 220/240bhp) but the VNT is able to produce a lot more torque from the lower revs. We also have tdci turbos that can push the engines to next to 200bhp and over 500nm. All our turbos are 100% bolt on to the cars and we sell them as package together with the remap to match the turbo specs.

 

Prices are:
td5 Hibrid turbo package – turbo, remap and shipping to Europe – 825£
td5VNT turbo package – turbo, remap and shipping to Europe – 1250£
tdci 2.4 Hibrid turbo package – turbo, remap and shipping to Europe – 875£
tdci 2.2 Hibrid turbo package – turbo, remap and shipping to Europe – 975£

 

Q: How can I order a turbo?
A: A bit like the remap, we supply a turbo to match your specs. For this reason email us at info@td5inside.com under the subject of turbos and we will be more then happy to advise and sell the most suitable turbo for your needs. All the contacts that are taking bookings are also able to help in regards turbos.

 

Q: What intercoolers do you recommend and can you supply?
A: We use and recommend AlliSport intercoolers. Ideally get in touch with them giving the indication you are having a td5inside remap and they will be able to supply directly.

 

REMAPs FAQs

Q: How long does the Remapping take?
A: Depending on the model/year 1 to 2 Hours is the time needed to remap your car as we carry out a full car diagnostics before and afterwards.

Q: Why don’t the manufacturers do this from standard?
A: Manufacturers have to bear in mind that the vehicle can end up going anywhere in the world. This is significant because they have to allow for both extremely hot and very cold climates, as well as very poor fuels. The engine has to output the same power whether the ambient temperature is -40° or +40°.  They also have to consider customers misuse of the car, for example with disregard for the check up services. The manufacturer will always “play safe” and cater for every eventuality in the standard map which leaves room for improvement. When we remap your vehicle, its mainly because of performance, however it is also fine tuning the engine to run perfectly, as each individual engine is different. When we’re finished, your car will run as it always should have done.

Q: Why is remapping a better option than a plug.in tuning box?
A: A tuning box simply gives false sensor values throughout the complete rev-range. The ECU is constantly told (or fooled) that not enough fuel is entering the engine, so it over-fuels the engine to gain performance. Although performance gains are verified, these are at the cost of high emissions, higher engine temperatures, and general poor running of the engine. Many sellers of tuning boxes state that they are completely invisible, as they can be removed. This is not the case, diagnostics tools will show errors caused by the incorrect fuelling. Problems related to tuning boxes are poor running, black smoking from the exhaustion, rough idle, clogged injectors and even engine’s cutting out.

Q: How can my car possibly use less fuel?
A: With a remapped ECU, your car will produce more power which means you can reach your target speed in a quicker fashion. The most economical way to drive is to reach your target speed quickly and switch to a high gear for economy.

Q: Is it safe?
A: Remapping is perfectly safe if it is a good, well developed tune. There is no getting away from the fact that it will put more stress on certain components. Your turbo will be worked a little harder, the clutch may wear a little more than usual. However nothing we do will over-stress your engine and we don’t push everything to the absolute limit. Of course if you are looking for something with a little more spice than usual, we can cater for your individual taste.

Q: Can I see a dyno graph to prove the power output?
A: We have a dyno in house and can offer an example graph for your car, or we can run your car on the dyno to demonstrate the effect of the remap if you wish. we can supply dyno graphs of some costumers cars running similar setups if that´s the case.

Q: What if Im not happy with the Remap?
A: Simple, we will put the car back to standard and give a full 100% Refund.

Q: If in the future I decided to sell the car and would like it back standard could you do this?
A: Yes we store all original ECU Maps in our Database so its a simple question of just remapping the original map back to the car.

Q: Do you Guarantee the Remap?
A: Yes, all our work is carried out by a professional and is fully guaranteed.