Performance Upgrades : ECU Remaps now available at IDE|AutoWorks

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IDE Autoworks in collaboration with TDi Racing presents:ECU Remaps


What is ECU Remapping?

ECU remapping is an engine tuning service which enables some of the restrictions put on a vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer to be lifted. Yes that’s right - what you may not have known is that vehicle manufacturers actually limit the performance of vehicles. This is to take into consideration sub-standard fuels and the possibility that vehicles may not be serviced on a regular basis and in accordance with the manufacturers recommended guidelines. ECU remapping unblocks some of these restrictions so that the vehicle being remapped can perform as was originally designed. More power, greater response and lower fuel consumption are some of the advantages that a remap will offer. What’s more, remapping a vehicle has no negative effect on exhaust emissions or the life of an engine. Each remap  is unique and tailored to suit the specific vehicle which is being remapped. Connecting remotely to the ECU (Engine Control Unit) via the on-board diagnostics port also ensures that no hardware or engine components are altered in anyway.

What is the difference between ECU remapping and a tuning box?

The majority of tuning boxes on the market today will only increase the fuel pressure and injection periods. You will not get an even spread of power due to the delay in the tuning box circuitry processing sensor signals. This results in spikes in the power. With re-mapping, these problems are eliminated as the ECU processes everything along with adjusting the torque limiters and turbo limiters, which a tuning box cannot access.

Is ‘chipping’ and ‘remapping’ the same thing?

ECU remapping is the modern term replacing that of 'chip-tuning', although the term chip-tuning is still widely used. Chip-tuning or 'chipping' refers to the actual process of physically modifying the ECU chip which was required before the year 2000 and before all cars were fitted with a standardised OBD port. From the year 2000, car engines were able to be tuned by accessing the ECU remotely. This safer and more effective form of tuning is growing in popularity.

What do you actually modify in my vehicle?

We do not alter any hardware in your vehicle as all modern vehicles have an ECU. The ECU is a computer controlled device which can be accessed via the on-board diagnostics port (OBD) in the vehicle. The ECU controls many processes such as ignition timing, how much fuel and air are mixed together, when the turbo initiates in etc. These settings are stored as maps within the ECU. Our technicians will access your vehicles ECU via the OBD port or a Bench Flash Device for cases where-in the ECU is locked. The technician will analyse the maps that are already stored on the ECU. Our technical department will then find the optimal settings for your vehicle and reprogram the ECU with the new optimised maps. Your vehicle can be re-mapped in 1 hour, depending on the ECU. If at any time you wish to return your vehicle ECU to its original factory settings, this can be done as we always keep a copy of the original maps in the ECU.

Why would my vehicle not have the optimal maps installed as standard?

The manufacturers are restricted by law to limit the power available in the engine map between 2000 – 3000 RPM. This was introduced to reduce emissions but the consequence of this is that drivers use more throttle to counteract the lack of power and in fact increase emissions. Manufactures also build in tolerances to account for people who may not have their vehicles serviced in accordance with the recommended service period. A way of doing this is to limit the power available through settings in the ECU. Additionally your vehicle will be restricted to take into consideration sub-standard fuels.

How is a vehicle remapped?

Optimising your vehicle through remapping an ECU is a very straight forward process. Our technician will be required to retrieve an electronic file from the vehicle ECU which will then be optimised in line with the specific make and model of vehicle.Once that file has been optimised, it will be returned to the vehicle ECU. This process is carried out remotely via the on-board diagnostics plug if the vehicle supports the same else the ECU is removed and the same shall be Flashed using our Bench Flash Tool.

How long will a remap take?

The entire remapping process is very quick and our technicians can remap your vehicle while you wait. The actual procedure of retrieving a file from the vehicle ECU, optimising the file and replacing it again in the ECU takes on average no longer than Two hours. Before our technician leaves, they will check the remap by taking the vehicle for a test drive with the own

After a remap, how will the vehicle drive?

Whether you choose an ECO-Tune remap or a MAX-Tune remap, you will notice a marked improvement in your driving experience. Under acceleration the vehicle will be more reactive and provide improved throttle response. The smooth acceleration which a remap provides enables safer overtaking and better all-round performance. As the vehicle is being provided with more power earlier on in the rev ranges, fewer gear changes are required, which will ensure a more enjoyable and relaxing drive.

Is remapping legal?

Yes remapping your vehicle is entirely legal and there is no law against this. Each remap which we carry out is done so within the manufacturer safety tolerance zones.

Is there any risk to my vehicle?

There are no risks to your vehicle, provided that your vehicle has been regularly serviced and that the main engine parts are in good working order. Remapping your vehicle will provide your vehicle with increased power which your vehicle was originally designed to handle. Where vehicles have very worn parts or engine faults, a remap will tend to highlight these problems. As a result we will not remap any vehicle which has engine problems or has not been regularly serviced in accordance with the manufacturer guidelines. Each Racing remap is tailored to the vehicle being remapped to ensure only the best results. We do not use library files which some operators do use in order to offer a cheaper service. Each remap is produced within the safety tolerance zones of your vehicle.

Once my vehicle has been re-mapped can it be returned to its original state?

Yes. If in the unlikely event you are not satisfied with the increased performance and improved economy as a result of the remapping service, your vehicle can be returned to its original settings.

Once my vehicle has been remapped, do I need to use a better class of fuel?

You can continue to use the same fuel that you have been using before and have no need to change the fuel type you use.


TDI RACING software upgrades will improve the fuel economy on average by 5-10%. This fuel saving can significantly reduce your runnng costs.



TDI RACING optimised software delivers significant improvement in power and torque over a very wide range resulting in faster acceleration in all gears.


All TDI RACING software upgrades are fully compliant with strict European emissions legislation. The TDI RACING E-Power upgrades go a step further and actually reduce CO2 emissions even more!


A tuning box will only increase the amount of fuel that is added. However, because the tuning box is always fighting the ECU, the ECU will compensate for the increase in fuel caused by the tuning box.

* All information on ECU-Remapping provided by TDi Racing

For more info contact us 9717498343 | 9910027535

Or visit us at
IDE|AutoWorks™ Design Studio
192,Sector 27| Galleria-Hamilton Road,
Gurgaon, Haryana 122002

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