200: Another 'where to remap' question

Discussion in 'Clio General Chat' started by AndyBMX, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. AndyBMX

    AndyBMX Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 200
    Hi All,

    I've recently picked up a Clio 200 after making a decision to move on from my 182.

    The car is mainly being used for a short commute to and from work which is only a couple of miles. Because it's being used in stop/start traffic, it emphasises the dreaded flat spot and how it's nigh on impossible to pull away smoothly through the revs.

    I assume that having a proper live map done should be able to eradicate the problem and make it a lot smoother in the lower revs. It's also got a full Akropovic system so if I can get the car mapped to suit that it'll be an added bonus.

    So my question is, can anyone recommend a suitable place to get it mapped around the Basingstoke/Hampshire area. I don't mind travelling a little bit but was hoping to find somewhere a bit closer than RS Tuning in Leeds. I know Ktec are localish but I've read many 'mixed reviews' about them so I'll give them a miss.

    Thanks in advance,

    Andy.
     
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  2. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Car:
    Racing Blue Clio 197
    I'm in the same boat! Based in Southampton so KTEC are closest, EFI and RS tuning seem to be highly recommended for these cars and from what i've heard they are worth the travel, when mapping time comes for me i'll more than likely be going to either of those despite the distance
     
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  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Herts
    Car:
    197
    Engine Dynamics in Braintree have done all my mapping. Excellent service
     
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  4. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    Noble motorsport in Chesterfield are pretty damn crash hot, rollers are accurate which breaks people’s hearts as well... and a tiny little place in Ripley, Derbyshire called autotech (cleverest bloke Ive ever met when it comes to ecus and tuning... does 90% of his work on racecars so peaky 16v engines are his area of expertise)
     
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  5. AndyBMX

    AndyBMX Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 200
    Brilliant info guys, thanks for the replies!

    Engine Dynamics was the one I was trying to think of as it's not a million miles away. I do like the sound of the Autotech though, I will have a look into them.
     
  6. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    It’s one of those situations where being in the trade and speaking to various people you get the idea of who knows their stuff... the guy just stayed on point no matter what I asked him and basically custom breaks into every cars ecu when he gets one for the first time and does a bespoke map for everything he does on the rollers...

    He’s just a very switched on guy who may seem a little arrogant if you didn’t know him, but tbh I think it’s to put off idiots who want to ask a million questions and then don’t have owt done, when you can earn enough doing what you know and don’t need other work I guess you don’t need to be the most customer service oriented, but the cars he did for us were all perfect and came back with lots of extra torque and drove very different to when they went in. Basically his customers take him race cars because they know he does know his onions and serves them well

    Also if you ever swap to carbs and want them setting up... Pete burgess in alfreton is awesome, old school engine techs who do lots of stuff with carbs and vintage stuff, old vws, lotuses etc incase anyone ever looks at this and needs old school tuning and are also excellent at headwork/skimming/big valves/porting&polishing etc...
     
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  7. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks Paid Member

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    Car:
    Renault Clio 172 Cup and Monaco track car.
    Efi
     
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  8. tcw

    tcw

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    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Car:
    Clio 197
    Had my 197 mapped at Engine Dynamics - they spent a lot of time dialling in the low down throttle settings to try and flatten out the flat spot. Was night and day compared to the previous map.
     
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  9. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks Paid Member

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    Renault Clio 172 Cup and Monaco track car.
    So no more or very little flat spot?
     
  10. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    197 Cup
    Chris at Efi was well worth the trip for me! Wouldn't use anyone else now.
     
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  11. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Plymouth
    Car:
    BMW e46 330cd
    I live in Plymouth, Devon, and bar a few mods am looking at a remap too. Ive kinda settled on Engine Dynamics, pretty sure one of the 3 (EFI, ED or RS tuning) have a discount code somewhere in this forum if you become a member.
     
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  12. AndyBMX

    AndyBMX Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 200
    Thanks for all the replies/advice guys. I think ED will be the place to go as I've heard quite a few good things about them and they're the closest. Frustratingly it may have to wait a while as my O/S ball joint is starting to make an almighty creaking noise so that's going to take a priority! (incoming thread about where best to get that done!)
     
  13. tcw

    tcw

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    Location:
    Chelmsford
    Car:
    Clio 197
    https://facebook.com/AWMotorworks - let him know I sent you. He used to be the tech at ED - until they decided to focus on parts/mapping.
     
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