MAZDA MX5 TURBO ECU REMAP

Last week we had this stunning Mazda MX5 turbo on the rolling road. The MX-5’s first generation is recognisable by its pop-up headlights. These are great cars to drive and installing a turbo is a popular modification.

The owner of the car had a feeling as the car wasn’t fuelling correctly/ running as it should. We reversed the MX5 onto the rolling road and did a run. It was confirmed pretty quickly that the car had an issue.

With a few minor checks done it was decided that it was down to the remap that was already on the ecu. The car was running a Mega squirt aftermarket ecu having been previously mapped elsewhere. We are familiar with Mega Squirt and have tuned quite a few cars. You can see in the image below how lumpy the fuelling is. And it didn’t sound to great on the rolling road either.

After a couple of hours on the rolling road we had rescued the fuelling. We had also improved the fuelling and the MX5 Turbo was making great power. You can see the difference in the power and fuelling below. The air flow ratio curve is much smoother than before.

The Mazda MX5 turbo, the perfect car for a daily driver or track day beast 🙂

Have you got a Mazda MX5 Turbo that is need of mapping? Get in touch today to see what we can do for you…

CORVETTE RACE CAR – YES PLEASE!

Martini race spec Corvette…

Not the usual kind of car that we are used to seeing down at ADE Tuning. And to be honest we weren’t entirely sure that it would even get on the rolling road as we had to jack it up to get it in the workshop!

With most of the Corvette being made of fibreglass to keep the weight down, it wasn’t the easiest of vehicles to push. But with the owners permission we got it off the trailer and on to the rolling road by pushing on the rear spoiler and roll-cage. With the bonnet removed from the car we where able to see that mighty engine 😍

The Corvette was running using the aftermarket ecu MoTec. We have vast experience in this aftermarket ecu and it worked great with the car.

With the car strapped down extremely well to the rolling road we began the mapping process. We ran the car whilst we adjust and altered the information on the ecu. It sounded amazing but extremely loud so ear defenders where handed out.

Once we were happy with how the fuelling etc. was with the MoTec on the Corvette we did one last power run to find what power she was pulling.

Just shy of 680bhp 🙂

We couldn’t obviously test drive the beast of a Corvette on the road, so we couldn’t comment on how it performed handling wise. BUT it will be out racing next year. So keep a look out for the Martini Corvette that ADE Tuning mapped on a race track near you!

AUDI RS7 REMAP AND MILLTEK- DAILY DRIVER

When your putting too many miles on your Bentley Bentayga you obviously go and treat yourself to an Audi RS7 😉

Now the Audi RS7 is a daily driver i could easily cope with. Under the bonnet sits 4.0L twin turbo V8 engine that comes with 605bhp. It’s 0-60 is 3.6 seconds and all in 4wd. But that wouldn’t be good enough for our customer so he booked the car in for a Milltek non-resonated cat back exhaust with a custom remap.

With the car on the ramp we soon got around to fitting the Milltek cat back. This system uses the tailpipes of the original exhaust system and fits like it’s OEM.

So we have the exhaust on the car, it was now time for the custom remap. I mentioned earlier that the Audi was 4wd and you will know that ADE Tuning only have a 2wd rolling road. A quick phone call and we can hire out the 4wd rolling road for mapping.

With the car strapped to the rolling road we began the mapping running the car as we went along. Once we where happy with the power made and its delivery we did one last power run.

What a great result!

Not only does the car look amazing, it sounds amazing and drives like a rocket 😍

NEW CAR OR REMAP UPGRADE?

WOULD ASH BUY A NEW CAR OR REMAP HIS SEAT LEON FR?

Having owned his SEAT Leon FR for nearly three years, Ash was contemplating buying a newer car or a custom remap. He had no issues with his car and had been looking to buy a new car but was stuck what to buy. This was when a friend suggested a remap. The remap would not only increase the power of the car but the delivery of the power. So Ash did a quick Goggle search and ADE Tuning appeared on the first page.

After a phone call chat to discus what we could do for him and his car, he made the decision of a remap. Later that day he booked his SEAT Leon FR in for a custom remap.

REMAP DAY

The day of the remap arrived and Ash dropped the car off and filled out a remap disclaimer. Unfortunately Ash had to work that day so left his SEAT Leon FR in our capable hands. As with all our remaps we ran the car on the rolling to for a health check and also to see what power the car was already making. On the odd occasion we have run a car and found that it is quite down on power. If this was to happen we wouldn’t be happy mapping the car until the issue was fixed, a remap would just mask the issue not fix it.

Luckily for Ash his car was pulling a very healthy 156 bhp so the remapping process began. Here at ADE Tuning we don’t download files off the internet, we write our own. With an ecu file written we ran the car again to check how the car behaved. Sometimes we have to write more than one ecu file as each car can react differently to the information given. You have to remember that not all cars are driven or serviced the same and this can affect how the car reacts. Once we where happy with how the car performed and the power it had produced we took it out for a test drive on the road. The car now had better throttle response and the drivability through the gears had greatly improved.

THE RESULTS

Ash took his car out for a test drive and immediately noticed how much more responsive the throttle pedal was. Once we got out on to the motorway he commented on how the car pulled better through the gears. And how normally he would have to change down a gear to overtake but the car now just kept pulling. When we got back to the workshop he told us how pleased he was with the car and the results 🙂

Have you got a car you would like to remap? Get in touch

AUDI RS3 DECAT DOWNPIPE – BUY CHEAP PAYS TWICE!

The Audi rs3 is no stranger to ADE Tuning and we have worked on quite a few over the years. We know what this car is capable of with the right modifications. This stunning example was booked in to the workshop for a decat downpipe fitting. The customer had sourced himself the downpipe and wanted us to install it.

With the car on the ramp we removed the propshaft and a few other parts to make room to remove the current downpipe. With the replacement decat downpipe placed next to the original we noticed a slight problem.

The hangers on the shiny new downpipe where facing the wrong way 🙁

We made a quick phone call to the customer to explain the situation, he came down to the workshop. Not happy with the workmanship of the downpipe he decided to return the exhaust and open a dispute case on eBay. A phone call was made to Milltek and that afternoon a decat downpipe was dispatched. ADE Tuning are approved suppliers and fitters of Milltek Sport exhausts.

Milltek to the rescue!!

The Milltek downpipe arrived the next morning, we unpacked it and compared it to the original. Suprise, suprise it had the exhaust hangers in the correct location. With the rest of the car built back up we where able start the car up and check for leaks.

Just listen to that…

Why not treat your car to a Milltek Sport exhaust system?