Did you track your car? Did it cope putting the the extra power down out of the corners given the extra torque?I had a stage 1 on my old R. Gave that bit extra that I always thought it needed. Was only a plug-in map from RST, not mapped on the RR, ran 250bhp/260torques on TDF's rollers so no silly figures like some get.
Stage 2 R's seem hard to sell but I don't think that's the case with just a stage 1.
Id defo do it again if I bought another
I take your point to a degree Bahn, but a bit more power can't be a bad thing can it? As far as I'm aware, the OE map can be put back on anytime (I did this with my previous TT)A couple of fellow track dayers I know did it when the bought the cars back in 2009. Both said that whilst the extra power was nice it blurred the nice balance if power and weight out in circuit and left them wondering of it was coping with the added strain of track use. One had it removed (I don't know how) the other sold the car on shortly after.
Personally I can't see the point. If I want a car with more power I buy one. It also seems that mapped .R seem to linger longer in the second hand ads.
Just my input take it or leave it.
I like mine the way it is too but I'm upgrading the brakes to a similar PF setup to yours (same as Bahns having spoken to Track-Club - thanks btw Kev) and a sympathetic power / torque gain sounds appealing. If yours is a plug in map, surely you can write/overwrite when you please?I have a plug-in map stored on my laptop, haven't ever bothered putting it on the car though. Like it the way it is tbh.
The inside wheel will break traction coming out of a slow corner in stock form very easiliy if T/C is switched off. Won't more power & more torque will only exaserbate this?My car has been on track several times with 350-400hp and had no issues at all so a stage 1 map is hardly going to cause issues with traction!
True, they do.The inside wheel will break traction coming out of a slow corner in stock form very easiliy if T/C is switched off. Won't more power & more torque will only exaserbate this?
When you say ring landings do yo mean these?Matt at TDF has done several track only .R's and normal R26's with both stg1 and stg2 with no issues. The only issue we had were ring landings on a 310hp hybrid one which covered a lot of miles on track.