Remapping your vehicle
The engine control unit (ECU) of a vehicle is a computer that controls how the engine works.
The default settings (also known as maps) – are not necessarily the best they could be, as manufacturers who sell their cars around the world have to take into account different climates, laws and varying quality of fuels when they program the software.
Some vehicle manufacturers are also known deliberately to limit the performance of their cars through the ECU so they can release faster models at a later date, with just a few software changes and a much higher price tag.
Vehicle remapping is basically the modification or replacement of the manufacture’s default software on the ECU.
Speed and power
Remapping is intended to make the most of your vehicle’s capability by overwriting the ECU’s default settings with new software which is programmed to enhance the vehicle’s overall performance.
Previously, the process was called ‘chipping’ and involved the removal of the main microchip from the ECU, which was then replaced with a modified chip.
When your vehicle is remapped, the altered software is plugged into your cars serial port (or OBD port) which then overwrites the engine map with the new version to enhance engine performance.
If the remapping is successful, you should notice an immediate improvement in the speed and power of your vehicle.
Benefits of remapping
Why should you choose a reputable company to do remapping?
Although many “tuners” claim to have the correct tools and know-how to do ECU remapping, there are many such “tuners” who have no idea and will damage your vehicle in the process.
Turboworks is such a company and provide complete peace of mind to the motoring-public.
Turboworks supplies upgraded turbochargers, where the standard compressor wheel is replaced with a billet compressor wheel, in varying sizes; in many cases complementing remapping done on the vehicle.
Billet compressor wheels are made from a single block of forged billet aluminum and machined on 5 axis impeller CNC machines to an extremely high level of precision. Replacing a billet compressor wheel will either be used for high dust concentration environments like mining on open cast platforms, or when cast wheels are found to burst from high speed applications.
Billet construction allows aluminium compressor fins to be much thinner than a cast steel alloy wheel, less blade thickness make a greater efficiency range, the more efficient a wheel is the lower the intake temperature.
More Air Flow
Machined by 5 axis impeller CNC the blades can be designed in a much more complicated way and much more curved to increase blade surface area, which can flow more air into the engine. Smaller nose and hub allow for a greater blade diameter, High and long blade increase air intake & performance.
By using forged billet aluminium to avoid porosity issues, won’t have microscopic air bubbles which create weak spots. This makes the billet compressor wheel much more durability than the standard cast compressor wheel.