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#1 james_60

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

Hello

I would like my fiesta remapped.

Who offers the best remap results i know it wont be much compared to one of the tdci engines but anything is a bonus

My engine is the 1.4 96ps sigma engine

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#2 Jack_P

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

Im quite sure that only a few companies like pumaspeed/pumabuild/montune have access to get into the ECU. Fiesta engines like ours are heavily encrypted and are a bit of a pain to get into unfortunatly :( so whatever you go for wont be cheap!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:12 AM

It's also going to get you naff-all in terms of gains. You'd be better off with a new panel filter etc.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:22 AM

I feel compelled to ask, why didnt you get the 1.6 if you wanted a more powerful car?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:07 AM

I feel compelled to ask, why didnt you get the 1.6 if you wanted a more powerful car?


Insurance premiums I bet.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:17 AM

Insurance premiums I bet.


That being the case, it was a false economy.
Any remap MUST be declared to your insurance company or your policy is worthless.
A 1.4 with a remap will probably end up more expensive to insure than a 1.6.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:56 PM

That being the case, it was a false economy.
Any remap MUST be declared to your insurance company or your policy is worthless.
A 1.4 with a remap will probably end up more expensive to insure than a 1.6.


Absolutely no doubt about it.

But plenty of people have no intention of ever declaring it, even though it's totally wrong and invalidates insurance. I know more than just a few people who don't declare maps/boxes as mods.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:20 PM

A remap on a 1.4. It's slow as standard, it will be slow with a remap, total waste of money.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:30 PM

I personally wish i'd gone for the 1.6 instead of the 1.4 - it's not slow but at time would be nice to have a little extra poke.

It was more about not really wanting a performance car, if i did then it wouldn't be a Fiesta as they currently dont make a performance car.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:12 PM

Lets face it, neither the 1.4 or the 1.6 are rocketships. I test drove the 1.4 and it didn't feel that slow, would be good if you could get it up 10 bhp or something like that, there are also potential gains in economy too. Whilst browsing the other day I came across this place, http://www.rapidremap.co.uk/ . Have no personal experience of them but they were mentioned on other forums and some of their customers seemed very happy with the outcome. Not sure how remappable the 1.4 is though and it's bad for warranty and insurance.

#11 james_60

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:16 PM

Hi

My car was already built and in the ford holding centre in belgium so unless i wanted to wait two months more for the 1.6 i should choose the already built 1.4 titanium with bluetooth and usb for a saving of 4 thousand pounds.

Insurance premiums do not worry me iam 24 with full protected no claims.

All i can say is yes i will definetly choose the 1.6 ti vct engine in 17 month's time.

From my experience the 1.4 96ps engine is not slow. If you want slow try driving the 1.2 60ps car.

Jamie



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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:38 PM

We have a company on our estate at work that apparently can do it, but got to go see them yet!Bluechip

On the subject of insurance, they don't know I changed the wheels, added the second rear fog light (might do good!) and have the big boys zs spoiler!

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 10:59 AM

Hi

My car was already built and in the ford holding centre in belgium so unless i wanted to wait two months more for the 1.6 i should choose the already built 1.4 titanium with bluetooth and usb for a saving of 4 thousand pounds.

Insurance premiums do not worry me iam 24 with full protected no claims.

All i can say is yes i will definetly choose the 1.6 ti vct engine in 17 month's time.

From my experience the 1.4 96ps engine is not slow. If you want slow try driving the 1.2 60ps car.

Jamie


From my experience, the 1.4 is slow, the 1.25 is slower. It's like saying Chris Moyles isn't fat because Peter Kay is fatter. In reality they are both fat, same goes for the Fiesta.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

From my experience the 1.4 96ps engine is not slow. If you want slow try driving the 1.2 60ps car.


As far as a 1.4 goes, i think it's quite quick - for a 1.4, but you can't hide the fact it is a 1.4

Still, I dont mind it, I can sit at non license loosing speeds in relative comfort with some poke when needed, it does what I need.

And Keith on the subject of Peter Kay vs Moyles - yep, a 1.4 is a 1.4, but if anyone buys a Fiesta for performance it's pointless - the Zetec S looks like a performance car and is cheap to insure, so makes sense for younger drivers.

Meh, I still dont care as I've got something that'll waste the majority of supercars in a straightline.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:49 AM

As far as a 1.4 goes, i think it's quite quick - for a 1.4, but you can't hide the fact it is a 1.4

Still, I dont mind it, I can sit at non license loosing speeds in relative comfort with some poke when needed, it does what I need.

And Keith on the subject of Peter Kay vs Moyles - yep, a 1.4 is a 1.4, but if anyone buys a Fiesta for performance it's pointless - the Zetec S looks like a performance car and is cheap to insure, so makes sense for younger drivers.

Meh, I still dont care as I've got something that'll waste the majority of supercars in a straightline.


Not doubting that for one minute, but some of the stuff I read on here is unbelievable at times.

It's all relative, most on here have never driven a fast car so they wouldn't know what's fast and what's not, so when I hear people say the 1.4 is quick, I giggle, then they are going on about chipping a 1.4 petrol FFS or taking the spare out of the boot for less weight. Honestly, the mind boggles. Christ, even the sporty 1.6 isn't quick, in fact for a new 1.6 engine these days in a car of it's class, it's relatively slow.

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