Mapper Database

Discussion in 'Other Almera Discussion' started by Darchitect, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Darchitect

    Darchitect

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    Right I'll update this first post as and when the information arrives.

    Could people state who they've got their ECU installed/mapped so that others like me can see who knows what they're doing and weigh the difference of price over results. At the moment for every 2 good recommendations I've got for some people I've got 1 bad non-recommendation back.

    Company Name: EuroSpec
    Name of mapper: Romain
    Time taken to install: Varies
    Coverage area: Guildford / Surrey
    Price/Charges: £250 for N/A remap | £330 for F/I remap | £550 for a full map - Irrespective of time taken.
    ECU Type: AEM Autronic Vipec Apexi Map-ECU GEMS EcuTek Haltech.
    Happy with work: th3k3ymast3r - So the power is now 347bhp 3 ponies less than before but 25whp more. Feels solid again - at last.
    Extra information: http://www.euro-spec2000.co.uk/

    Company Name: Protuner
    Name of mapper: Greg Gush
    Time taken to install: Varies
    Coverage area: Redditch / Midlands
    ECU Type: NISTUNE + all others.
    Happy with work: Rowdy - currently i`m running the one of the UKs most powerful DEs, mainly down to Greg and his very methodical tuning. He did 40+ runs, and makes everything perfect. Dyno Dynamics rolling road on site.
    Extra information: http://protuner.koalacom.co.uk/

    Company Name: RS Tuning
    Name of mapper: Paul
    Time taken to install: Varies
    Coverage area: International/Based in Leeds
    Price/Charges: Varies, fixed price. £100 an hour for tweaks on a return visit.
    ECU Type: N16 DCi Denso; Nistune.
    Happy with work: edk: "He's a magician. So intuitive and has pride of work."
    Hally: "Pulls harder than Tommo on a night out in Nuneaton".
    Extra information: http://www.rstuning.co.uk/

    Company Name: Redline Tuning
    Name of mapper: Richard
    Time taken to install: 1 Hour
    Coverage area: Laidon Essex
    Price/Charges: £100 per hour dyno time, £450 N/A fitted, mapped and dyno'd, £550 turbo fitted, mapped dyno'd
    ECU Type: Dastek
    Happy with work: stufagti "very happy with work."
    Extra information: stufagti "ive had 2 dasteks from them. very good, got 270 bhp from stock boost, on my turbo and 146 bhp from my sr18 track car, both cars run really well."

    Company Name: FC Tuning - BEWARE Some users have reported botched soldering however, remaps are fine.
    Name of mapper: Steve Sadler
    Time taken to install: 1 Hour
    Coverage area: Hayes Engineering, East London, Erith (in the middle of nowhere)
    Price/Charges: - £420 supplied fitted n mapped plus dyno time @ 75 per hour
    ECU Type: Nistune
    Happy with work:
    Extra information: "I can easily get you setup and the good thing us DEs are a straight forward process"... "It can be done in a heart beat. Easy peasy, as you naturally have the controller already fitted switching the cams.". "I can work weekends and the 11th is fine"

    Company Name: H-dev Horsham Developments
    Name of mapper: Jez
    Time taken to install: One Day
    Coverage area: Reading, Berkshire Workshop (just off J13 of the M4, near Newbury) and then use Surrey Rolling Road for the dyno time
    Price/Charges: H-Dev ECU upgrade board and mapping using Nistune software: £349.99
    Nistune board and mapping using Nistune software: £524.98
    ECU board fitting: £24.99
    Dyno time: £89.99
    ECU Type: H-Dev own/Nistune/Solaris which is standalone
    Happy with work:
    ragt20 "Yes took both my cars there, turbo and VE, very pleased with results"
    Darchitect "Yes very thorough, although annoying that I had to go there 3 times"
    Extra information:
    ragt20 "does on the road mapping as well as on the dyno, more info you take with ya, the better result you will get with him, having not done many NA motas before."
    Darchitect "The Greddy MSS should work fine"... "We can only do week days during normal office hours I'm afraid"

    Company Name: Wallace Performance
    Name of mapper: Russ Paton
    Time taken to install: fitted in an afternoon
    Coverage area: Aberdeen Scotland
    Price/Charges: - £400 initial map included, £50 per hour for subsequent mapping.
    ECU Type: Dastek Unichip Q
    Happy with work: DBull "Great at what they do!" | Almerasleeper "I have no reason at this point not to recommend them & they will get more work from me in the Spring"
    Extra information: Almerasleeper "Allows me to run the supercharger & add fuel in the mid-upper rev range where it's most needed. Procedure was explained fully & dynosheets provided after showing power/torque/fuelling & injector cycle rate."

    Company Name: AVA
    Name of mapper: Alan (the bossman)
    Time taken to install: ?
    Coverage area: ?
    Price/Charges: - £30 for a dyno' power run and £60 for a one hour mapping session.
    ECU Type: They do any management system that I can think of, but specialise in Power FC, Autronic and Omex.
    Happy with work:
    Extra information: DBull "There is nothing they they can't do and Alan (the bossman) is a fucking genius!"

    Not Recommended
    Tuning Japanese
    SAS Performance
    Tim Enderby
    Perfect Touch
    GT Art
    Rising Sun Performance
     
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  2. Hally

    Hally Administrator Staff Member

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    FCTuning? not personally been there but there is loads of info on his site and Sam says he knows his EssArr Twinnys

    oh, and he uses Nistune/dyno.
     
  3. stufagti

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    Company Name: Redline tuning.
    Name of mapper: richard.
    Time taken to install: 1hour to install.
    Coverage area: laindon essex.
    Price/Charges: - £100 per hour dyno time, £450 N/A fitted, mapped and dyno'd, £550 turbo fitted, mapped dyno'd.
    ECU Type: Dastek.
    Happy with work: very happy with work.
    Extra information: ive had 2 dasteks from them. very good, got 270 bhp from stock boost, on my turbo and 146 bhp from my sr18 track car, both cars run really well.

    you can have the best branded parts money can buy, but if the guy mapping it is crap then the product is worthless.

    dont recommend;
    Perfect Touch
    GT Art
     
  4. Sam

    Sam Moderator Staff Member

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    Steve Sadler - FC Tuning

    London based uses nistune and knows his shit :)

    either £400 or £450 fitted and mapped on a dyno then road test with appropriate mapping, you are with him the whole time and he talks you through everything. If on the road test there is something you are not happy with he will endeavour to sort it :)
     
  5. edk

    edk Addicted to Torque Staff Member

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    I know of at least two people from NPOC that'll back them too.
     
  6. ragt20

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    Spent most of saturday with him, watching him tune some other motas, and one of the Dutch P11 guys mota, and was impressed by his work.
     
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    Company Name: H-dev
    Name of mapper: Jez
    Time taken to install: Bout 45mins to an hour
    Coverage area: Reading, Berkshire
    Price/Charges: - £349 all in + dyno mapping is seperate
    ECU Type: H-Dev own/Nistune/Solaris which is standalone
    Happy with work: Yes took both my cars there, turbo and VE, very pleased with results
    Extra information: does on the road mapping as well as on the dyno, more info you take with ya, the better result you will get with him, having not done many NA motas before.
     
  8. Almerasleeper

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    Dastek Unichip Q - fitted by Wallace Performance in Aberdeen - cost £400 & fitted in an afternoon - initial map included, £50 per hour for subsequent mapping. Allows me to run the supercharger & add fuel in the mid-upper rev range where it's most needed. Procedure was explained fully & dynosheets provided after showing power/torque/fuelling & injector cycle rate.

    I have no reason at this point not to recommend them & they will get more work from me in the Spring :)
     
  9. DBull

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    I know a lot of the guys at Wallace, including Russ Paton who now works at DASTEK HQ in Dalgety Bay.

    Great at what they do!

    However, as for mapping and work in general, AVA gets my vote.

    There is nothing they they can't do and Alan (the bossman) is a fucking genius!

    £30 for a dyno' power run and £60 for a one hour mapping session.

    As for work, I do not know, but the quality of work is outstanding.

    They do any management system that I can think of, but specialise in Power FC, Autronic and Omex.
     
  10. Darchitect

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    Got an e-mail/phone number of this guy?

    Any ideas if he's booked out this December, send him a nudge for me?

    Never heard of AVA, would they come down as far as London?

    Cheers to all of you guys by the way, I'm hoping to get mine mapped before Christmas but want to get it right first time.
     
  11. ragt20

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    yo mate,

    for FCtuning, just fill the form here FCtuning

    have given Jez a nudge to see if he has any free space in december..
     
  12. Darchitect

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    Thanks Bud, I've e-mailed Steve, hopefully he's free in December.

    It's basically whoever's free first, I've already decided what I want.
     
  13. rowdy-GTi

    rowdy-GTi Moderator Staff Member

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    I`ve used both Ed and Jez. No complaints, but i may try Steve@FC
     
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    I've been recommended to Steve @ FC before & spoke to him earlier this year.
    Another guy I'd have no hesitation in recommending is Henry Roy in Paisley, Glasgow. He specialises in Honda Vtec, but has done many other cars sucessfully - from Peugeots, to Fords, etc. He has an excellent reputation amongst many of the central belt club members.
     
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    yeah fill in the form for steve and he will contact you.
     
  16. 5Zigen_Eddie

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    Which is the best platform, Dastek or Nistune

    Wondering if one had limitations the other did not, if looking to up the rev limit on a SR20DE ECU both can acceptive this?.. Remember someone saying something about needing to change the crystals? :eek:nline2long:
     
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    I haven't used Nistune yet, but the results I've seen others have, would always go for them....
     
  18. Hally

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    yo mate, had word back from Jez, that he has a few days free in December, just give him a call and arrange. webby is H-Dev

    let us know if ya do go with him and on what date, may pop round and spectate...
     
  20. Darchitect

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    Cheers, I’ll give him a call later.

    Right after a numerous e-mails to Steve and one really long phone call I’m back to square one. I’m very keen to get it done at FCtuning and Steve’s free in December however, I cannot afford his rates (over £425).

    The confusing thing is that he cannot use my GTi ECU and that it would’ve been easier to use an eManage (sold earlier this year) or a VE ECU (sold last week), really wish I never sold them and now I’m faced with having to source another different SR20DE ECU from Oz(another £250 just to attain)?!?!

    Do I get one tuner to install it and pay another £300 for a remap with FC or do I stay with FC and risk the cost spiralling to £700/£800+. One thing’s for sure, I’m gonna cry if I end up spending the same for a standalone! Suggestions anyone?
     
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