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Anyone had a remap done for 1.2's?

Got my 2012 LE which is 86HP, I've seen a lot of remap discussion back when these cars were new in 2013 times but I'm wondering if even now it's still worth it? It's a heavy price to pay for a little improvement but the previous talks mention about more 5th gear overtaking abilties and better power across the gears which I'd like.

Most of the graphs show it'll get no more than 10HP, more likely around 94. I guess it's also about where it's done, I'm in West Yorkshire and my eyes are on a place in Barnsley that agreed to do it for £160 + dyno. (I wanna see the dyno graph to make sure there's some improvment before I end up not feeling any difference lol)

Anyone actually have any recommendations for places around Yorkshire. Like I mentioned there's lots on it a few years back but since I'm looking into it now I guess places change etc.
 

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Be interesting to see what comes of remap, to be fair 10 bhp more from a 1.2 with 82 from standard isn’t a bad gain, and given my sxi is a 1.2 also I’d be interested to see what you get. I know a good panel filter and back box would help but even thorny motorsport only quite a 10 bhp gain with that lot so expecting much more probably isn’t the best idea although there is a company in Belgium I think that has done one that’s over 100 bhp but only just, and if they measure it differently or have a optimistic rolling road. Still 100 bhp from a 1.2 when a nova gsi had that from a 1.6!
 

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Eventually got round to having it done.

Bit confusing with the stock HP as some places said it would have 86HP stock, others 83HP stock etc.

Seems it would've been 83HP, first dyno with a Ramair cone filter was 86HP (3HP increase from an air intake alone). After the remap, got a decent 10HP increase to 96HP, in total a 13HP increase from stock.

Definetly more noticible when there's just me in the car, the real kick in comes after 3000 revs, but around 1500 - 2000 has more of a pull.

Fuel consumption took a bit of a hit when always driving in the "higher power zone" with it around 25/26MPG, usually around 30MPG before remap, though light driving will still get me 30MPG locally.

Overall the remap made a difference, not the hugest increase but you can feel that extra bit of power. For £160 it would depend on if you're happy to give that away, but I could've paid £120 without a dyno.

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Also had a friend take their 12' 1.4 100HP stock, a K&N Panel filter and remap took it to 112HP, again with the slight power increase but the fuel consumption took a large hit with it dropping from over 30MPG to around 22-25MPG even on motorways so they went to take it back to stock.
 

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Very interesting, think the fuel economy drops off anyway as you’re accessing the power more so it’s like anything, a big exhaust or a cone filter, the noise is addictive, and because you’re actually accelerating harder the engine is working harder and using more fuel. I’ve a little £77 box off eBay in mine, fits on air flow electrical connector and found that has made a difference, not huge, but it’s noticeable even on standard settings, then you adjust 2 turns left to get a bit more, and let it settle for 50 miles or so then have another twiddle. So far I’ve ‘twiddled’ 4 times and it feels better for it, again the fuel economy has taken a hit, 32 down to 29 but it’s only used to go 5 mins down road to work with a occasional run out to let it breathe, and I drive like it’s been stolen most of the time, so, to be fair, given how it’s driven, I ain’t complaining, although that 100 bhp figure does still interest me!
 

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Fuel economy is going to suffer alot on a N/A engine. The ECU will have its parameters changed to basically trick it into thinking there is more air/oxygen being pulled in so it must up the fuel quantity to maintain the stoichiometric ratio. Unless a car is turbo'd then a car doesn't get many benefits from a remap.
 

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That’s what I thought, I mean in an ideal world I’d have a e corsa with the 113 bhp 1.0 turbo in it, but even with legs on them they’re just out of budget and I don’t warrant a 5 year old car for the miles I do a year. Although given a e is essentially a facelift d wouldn’t the 1.0 turbo drop straight in? Then get a few ponies liberated?! !
 
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