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    V-MAX 236bhp 314lbs/ft(425Nm) Phase1 Upgrade

    Spoke to Gavin at Wallace Performance and going to order ECU chip on friday 23. Got in contact with my local dealership and they can fit the chip for £27.00 inc vat cant moan at that. Will keep you all posted how it turns out.

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    So its an actual chip, I thought nowadays all upgrades were new software to the ECU. When u say your local dealership, as in Vauxhall!!!!!. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
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    Eh? what? and Eh? :?

    Like clokem says, thought it was all software downloads now. If its a main dealer fitting it, does that mean you keep the warranty on the car?

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    I can't see it being possible to rechip a new Astra? It is remapped on the diags.

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    No no, basically you have two choices. You can either go to gavin and get it serially downloaded into your existing ECU or you buy it via mail order and a ECU with this map in it already is sent out to you , so you get this fitted by vauxhall and you sent your old ECU back .

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    ECU is fully swappable - just easier to flash them these days !

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    how much is gav doing them for? would be nice to have some rr feedback on them. where does his software originate from??

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    Wallace supplied maps are from vmax, which is a rival company to EDS in Germany.

    You can check out the site at www.vmax.de

    They actually do a greater range of products than EDS, including uprated actuators, turbos, boost gauges etc.

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    Manch is correct you have 2 choices:
    £549.00 if you get the ECU sent to you on an exchange for yours, and you have to get it fitted by a vauxhall dealer.
    £599.00 if you get gavin to upload it.
    And mantamagic is correct its www.vmax.de .
    Gavin said they should have a new intercooler ready soon

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    I take it that Vauxhall know that they are fitting a chip which has been remapped by a tuning company and that this will increase the BHP.
    If so have they mentioned how this would affect the warranty, Ok they fit it but what happens down the line and something goes wrong with the engine.
    Thought it would be better if the Ecu was flashed and the Tech 2 would not be able to see this and then Vauxhall would not know about this.
    If they fit the chip surely it would be put on a national database which is accessible by all Vauxhall garages and saying that this car is chipped.
    I just find it strange that Vauxhall are going to fit it when a lot of Vauxhall garages are hard on any mods which would affect the warranty.
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