- Apr 26th. 2016
- By CourtenaySport
Another Astra J VXR in for a Stage1+ tuning package, which is proving to be a very popular option for many owners.
The first stage is to benchmarck the power of the standard car. It had already had a generic flash map installed via a well known hand held tuning box, so we first ran the car with the generic map installed, then using the hand held unit returned the car to factory standard software and ran it again. With the generic flash map loaded the car produced 287bhp and when returned to the standard map and run again the car made 281bhp.
It was then round onto the ramp so the pre cat removal pipe could be fitted, removing the restrictive factory pre cat.
Once the 76mm straight through pre cat removal pipe had been fitted it was back onto the rolling road for mapping and datalogging whilst the map is optimised on the rolling road, resulting in 328bhp and 373 lb ft torque.