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    z18xe remap??

    do i need to chip this engine first before remapping it, or is it re-mappable standard?

    (sorry if its been asked before, been searching this forum for ages and havnt had much luck answering the question)

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    cant do both mate. you either chip it, or remap it. a chip replaces the ecu whereas a remap is what it is, modifying the fuel map on the standard ecu. neither are really worth it if you havent done anything else to the car. maybe 5-8bhp more which is nothing for what it costs.

    i would at least want a full stainless exhaust, and fast road cams before i had a remap.

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    i looked into chips for my zi8xe and its not worth the money for the gain! £200+ for about 8bhp as ben said its worth getting other bits done before, your looking at £1000 with exhaust n cams. thats why ive not bothered saving that money for a gsi. thats my opinion.
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    cheers guys the plan is- get a full high grade stainless steel exhaust, change the cams, dbilas full airfilter system, and inlet manifold, then chip it. (to save a little fuel tbh) all of this before lowering the car. so... i prob will chip it... only after i finish with the rest of it.

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    actully, looking at the inlet manifold, i think the remapping comes within the price so.... no need i spose

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