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T5 remap, RICA?

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Old May 14th, 2019, 14:47   #1
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Default T5 remap, RICA?

I've recently upgraded my 850's turbo and injectors to a 16T and me7 blues, and built my own stainless 3" downpipe to suit the 2.5" catback I already have. Obviously I now need a remap to suit the hardware, i previously ran a RICA 304 which was a little bit all or nothing, quite aggressive midrange.
Who should I go to?
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Old May 14th, 2019, 14:52   #2
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MTE - Try speaking to Don @ Kalmar Union


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Or Shemtek. Generally I'd recommend a custom tune over an out of the box one.
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I've bought a couple of Rs and T5s with RICA maps over the years.

Don't do it. Bloody awful & you stand fairly decent chance of bending a rod as they bring the boost in hard & fast at lowish RPM. Not good in a P1 with chocolate rods.

I've generally returned to standard - but Tim has mapped one of my cars very well (he is considered the king kiddie when it comes to Volvo me 4.4 mapping) but as mentioned above MTE or Shem are also viable options.

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Old May 21st, 2019, 15:08   #5
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Just to add to this, Don is no longer offering maps for 4.4 cars, I'm now awaiting a reply from Tim.

And yes the RICA maps are very harsh, amusing lighting the inside wheel up off roundabouts for a week or so but soon grows tiring.
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