This post will demonstrate how important rolling road testing is, and why we remap every vehicle (that fits) on the dyno. This Audi A4 is the 2.0 common rail 143 bhp model. As you can see from the graph below, although the factory figure is 143, this car actually produced just under 130 bhp.
Without measuring the power and torque output when the car is standard, you have nothing to work from. Companies who remap vehicles without the use of a rolling road, or at the very least datalogging, can simply be remapping your vehicle which could have an issue. The additional power the car would then produce could worsen the issue, and can cause components to fail.
Not only is the dyno an important aspect of measuring a cars power and torque, but it's also a key part of the remapping process. Because all of our software is written in house, it allows us to create various software revisions, and test each one to record what difference those specific changes make. It's because of this, that our software typically takes 3-4 hours to perfect, and we don't give the car back until the outcome is perfect.
Moving onto this Audi A4. After testing the car initially, we performed our regular checks and the car showed no issues. We began with the first revision of our software and the car responded well making nice power. Once we knew this, we could then go into finer detail, revising the software and perfecting the remap, all being accurately measured with safety in mind.
A company advertising cheap remaps may initially seem attractive, but when it's broken down, you can really begin to see why it's worth paying the extra to have the job done properly to begin with. It's all the additional processes we go the extra mile to provide for each and everyone of our customers which they don't see, or really notice, but it what allows us to achieve fantastic results, each and every time.
Power gained: 37 bhp
Torque gained: 58 ftlb