Northampton Motorsport has a complete range of products to enhance the performance and economy of your road car.
There are so many limits on driving these days and even your car’s performance is restricted by the manufacturer. Why would they do this? Well they have to allow for drivers who do not adhere to service schedules and who use sub-standard fuels and deliberately produce conservative engine maps to ensure the long term reliability of the engine. Also you will often find the same engines within a particular model range that have different power outputs. This is achieved by restricting the power on the lower models to give an apparent enhancement to the more expensive higher spec models in the range. The good news is that ECU remap software can free you from these limits.
Northampton Motorsport has chosen to partner with the 3 leading companies in this field to allow us to cover a wide range of popular cars and light commercials.
Revo, Superchips and Tunit are all based in the UK and each have their own “in house” R&D facilities with rolling road test cells to ensure their products are developed and tested to the highest standards. Code is carefully developed to ensure that the engine remains reliable whilst providing more power, efficiency and mid-range torque and maintaining smooth driving characteristics.
All this translates into an engine that you don’t have to thrash to get where you want to be, and therefore results in better economy. So if you want the best from your car you need an engine ECU remap. Just call Northampton Motorsport and let us free your engine and give you a more rewarding & exciting drive.
How does it work?
Engine chipping as it was first known came about after carburettors were replaced with the introduction of the Engine control unit or ECU. Since the early 1990s, most engines have been controlled by an on-board computer, (ECU), which amongst other functions, defines the ignition timing, fuelling and boost pressure for all given engine speeds and loads.
Modern ECU’s are very powerful and are fully embedded into the vehicles electronic systems. Taking information from and wide range of on board sensors and interacting with other control units around the car they control the way the engine behaves under all conditions
Remapping lets us change the way the engine is controlled. For example modern turbo charged engines can deliver lots of torque and to some drivers this can be a little intimidating so the way the torque builds is deliberately softened by the manufacturer’s conservative mapping.
Once remapped the true torque potential of the engine can be realised much earlier with less throttle movement which allows the driver to control the delivery the way they want. Far from making the car harder to drive this additional response means less lag, less gear changing and generally less aggressive use of the engine, resulting in better economy and more driving pleasure.
This is just one aspect of a remap and the code developed by our suppliers is extensively modified and tested to ensure the best possible results.
Now days most ECU’s can be remapped via the diagnostic port on your car, just like you would download software for your PC or lap top. Some ECU’s do require removing from the vehicle and opening to allow certain security features to be turned off. They can then be remapped as normal.
An alternative to altering the code within the ECU is the fitment of a Tunit box. These tuning boxes are specifically designed for diesel applications and are pre wired to allow easy fitment, often in less than 10 minutes.
The tuning box achieves similar results to an ECU remap by manipulating signals between the ECU, sensors, and the engine.
The tuning boxes cover a range of vehicles not covered by code from Revo and Superchips and have applications as diverse as commercial vehicles, agricultural vehicles to London taxis