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GTD Remap questions

Georgespiers1988

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Location
Uxbridge
Car(s)
Vw golf GTD MK7
I got my car remapped last Tuesday and it went from 189bhp to 223bhp which I'm very happy with. The only thing worrying me is the engine has a different sound when idle and switches sound sometimes. I was stopped at traffic lights and my engine changed tone, I was like oh no here it goes it's about to break. Nothing.. still pulled fine and drove fine. Is this meant to happen when you remap a car? It's tuned by a very reputable tuner and it's a custom map not one of those shared dodgey maps.

Just curious who else has got there GTD mapped and what bhp are you running? Any changes in engine sound?

Thanks
Im looking to get mine remapped i thought they made around 240ish and 500ish torque crazy gains
 

Georgespiers1988

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Location
Uxbridge
Car(s)
Vw golf GTD MK7
I have a DTUK CRD-3 in mine, claimed [minimum] output is 240BHP/500NM
Idling hasn't changed, engine sounds pretty much the same, performance improved substantially and fuel consumption improved.

If you're concerned, reach out to the guys who did the remap, perhaps they can add some insight as to the 'idling tone' change.
I watched a darkside development vid about these boxes check it out mate apparently there numbers dont add up new to the forum hope all you guys and safe and well with whats going on
 

apjs87

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Location
Plymouth
Car(s)
VW Golf MK7 GTD 2013
I watched a darkside development vid about these boxes check it out mate apparently there numbers dont add up new to the forum hope all you guys and safe and well with whats going on
I think you're right with what you're saying. I had a DTUK box on mine and whilst it was quicker, it wasn't 240hp quick. Eventually it made my car very rough when cold and then threw up loads of errors. Removed the box now, no errors and a proper map next week.
 

DillyGTD

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Location
Sheffield
Car(s)
Volkswagen Golf GTD
I’m thinking of getting my Mark 7 GTD remapped, not sure if I want to after reading this thread. I’ve been talking to a company in Preston,UK (Chip Codes) which have said to achieve 225 BHP/ 450NM and improved fuel economy.
Is it worth doing? And will the car be able to handle the power increase?
 

apjs87

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Location
Plymouth
Car(s)
VW Golf MK7 GTD 2013
Just had mine done bud by a company in my area. Not on a Dyno however his files are sourced from mappers who use Dynos to refine the maps apparently. Approx power 220bhp, nice smooth delivery and much better than my DTUK box. Safe and within the cars limits I'd say. If you do go ahead with the map, go easy while it's cold and take your time to adjust. Depending on the age of your car, gearbox and clutch should be happy
 

DillyGTD

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Location
Sheffield
Car(s)
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Thanks for the advice mate! Mines 2015 and about 61k mileage. Also when’s the best time to get the timing belt and water pump changed? Some people have said when it reaches 5 years of age and some people have said they can last upto 100k mileage? Any thoughts for that
 

apjs87

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Location
Plymouth
Car(s)
VW Golf MK7 GTD 2013
I got mine changed when it was at 53,000 just as a precaution. It had just hit 5 years old and just like yourself I read other advice and just did it.
 

DillyGTD

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Location
Sheffield
Car(s)
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Ahh okay, I’ve got a service due in December so most likely get it all done in 1 go. Did you get yours done by VW?
 

DillyGTD

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Location
Sheffield
Car(s)
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Haha, yeah VW charging an arm and leg for timing belt and water pump change. Thanks for your help, really appreciate it.
 
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