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Remapping an RCZ 200?

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Probably been asked a million times before, but can't seem to find any threads for the 200, only the 156 and Diesel...

Just curious to know if anyone out there has had a stage 1 remap done on a petrol RCZ 200? I've recently got a 2011 with low mileage, but I've heard chat about remaps improving fuel efficiency. Is this actually true, or is it just marketing guff to try to justify putting more power into a car that's already pretty damn quick?

I wouldn't object to my RCZ having an extra 30-40 bhp, but the main reason I would consider a remap is definitely for the fuel efficiency, otherwise I'm perfectly happy with the rocks that I got...
 

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I have a 2013 THP200 with 71k miles and now toying with the idea of remap. My plan is to have walnut blasting done and then a remap.

Someone on one of the FB groups did a stage 1 remap with Dervtech in Manchester and he got, 241.6 bhp@6152rpm and 383.91nm@2818.

My plan is to take mine to SPTuning to do walnut blasting and potentially remap at the same time. This is from their website.

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I had my THP200 remapped but didn't notice any improvement in fuel efficiency :rolleyes:

That's a bit of a bummer, so probably means I won't bother. Did you notice much difference in responsiveness after the remap? I have noticed a slight delay in power before the turbo kicks in, but again, it's not exactly something that hugely bothers me or affects how I drive.
 

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I contemplated having my 200 done but was told by a mate who is a local Peugeot tech not to bother as the power of these cars is more than adequate but fuel gains are almost non existent ? He did say though that they had 2 in the shop with the pumps goosed & they also found they had ECU corruption issues as per the remaps
 

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The difference in performance was noticeable. Maybe this is the reason fuel efficiency did not improve - after the remap I was driving more aggressively :rolleyes: My reason for remapping was to get more power and that was what I got. Maybe there are remaps focused on the economy but does RCZ need to be more economical than it is right now?
 

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The difference in performance was noticeable. Maybe this is the reason fuel efficiency did not improve - after the remap I was driving more aggressively :rolleyes: My reason for remapping was to get more power and that was what I got. Maybe there are remaps focused on the economy but does RCZ need to be more economical than it is right now?

It does with the bloody fuel prices in the UK 😆
 

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It does with the bloody fuel prices in the UK 😆
Probably been asked a million times before, but can't seem to find any threads for the 200, only the 156 and Diesel...

Just curious to know if anyone out there has had a stage 1 remap done on a petrol RCZ 200? I've recently got a 2011 with low mileage, but I've heard chat about remaps improving fuel efficiency. Is this actually true, or is it just marketing guff to try to justify putting more power into a car that's already pretty damn quick?

I wouldn't object to my RCZ having an extra 30-40 bhp, but the main reason I would consider a remap is definitely for the fuel efficiency, otherwise I'm perfectly happy with the rocks that I got...
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I had my 2010 200 GT remapped stage 1 in Feb2022 and it has brought the car to life.
+23bhp and +85nm torque
It's now has amazing low to mid range pull so i don't need to red line it or drop gears to accelerate hard. This is why fuel economy improves, reckon i have got 8% better economy.
But the real difference is it has totally transformed the performance, pull and power delivery. No-brainer imo.
Phantom tuning in Bedford, UK did it.
Amazing car now
 

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I had my 2010 200 GT remapped stage 1 in Feb2022 and it has brought the car to life.
+23bhp and +85nm torque
It's now has amazing low to mid range pull so i don't need to red line it or drop gears to accelerate hard. This is why fuel economy improves, reckon i have got 8% better economy.
But the real difference is it has totally transformed the performance, pull and power delivery. No-brainer imo.
Phantom tuning in Bedford, UK did it.
Amazing car now
Food for thought, cheers amigo
 

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I had my 2010 200 GT remapped stage 1 in Feb2022 and it has brought the car to life.
+23bhp and +85nm torque
It's now has amazing low to mid range pull so i don't need to red line it or drop gears to accelerate hard. This is why fuel economy improves, reckon i have got 8% better economy.
But the real difference is it has totally transformed the performance, pull and power delivery. No-brainer imo.
Phantom tuning in Bedford, UK did it.
Amazing car now
Did they have a rolling road system?
 

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You did it the right way & obviously they have graphed how much to load into the system so happy days as for mine I just don't know if it would be beneficial as I hardly ever use it now except for doing chores in but reading your fuel gains I may still be tempted in the near future
 

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Personally if you have a remap on a car you do it for performance gains not mpg as any gains you get will be more than offset by what your insurance will increase. Don't believe mappers when they say they are not traceable as they are even after removing even a plug in one. Got a friend who has bought a Mini GT3 from a main dealer at a good price because it had previously been remapped so rest of the warranty for the engine is void so couldn't be sold through the Mini dealership. If in a serious enough accident an insurer may get the ECU read, unlikely for most accidents but possible.
 

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Yep your right & one issue that can occur is heavier carbon build in valve chambers & plugs getting hammered unless you put NGK Laser Platinum which can take the load plus a remap can shorten the life of a coil packs
 

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I had a 200 from 2011-2014 (traded in for an R).

I had it remapped, can’t say I noticed any difference whatsoever.
 

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Swings & roundabouts I know a guy has his 207cc done & had to change it back because it bricked his ECU 😆 I don't why I'm laughing I had to get the Fookin thing out of his car!!
 

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I remapped my R from 8500kms atm.
Got only a K&N filter panel , NGK spark plugs + NGK red coils and ecu cutom remap based on 100 octane fuel only.
302hp , car is a BEAST and runs a fuckin dream , the remapper is the best one in the entire Italy.
Not a single issue , i'm sooooooo satisfied <3 !
DO IT , but only if the company is bulletproof and top notch on ECU knowledge.
 
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Remap update for anyone this sort of thing is of interest to: I finally had it done last weekend! I pre-emptively fit a K&N air filter myself as I'd heard good things and tbf, that in itself did seem to make acceleration a little more smooth.

But the remap, goodness me what a difference it has made. Figures I got back were that my RCZ 200 is now putting out 223bhp with 360nm of torque, and it's the torque that's giving me all the benefits I reckon!

I'd always felt my RCZ was a little sluggish in 1st & 2nd gear, with a bit of a delay before the turbo kicked in (even just for pulling out at roundabouts in a hurry etc). That's definitely gone now, as those gears feel punchy right from the get go, with the turbo kicking in sooner and harder than before. Throttle response right across the gears feels nearly instant now.

The car now seems to keep pulling all the way up the revs, and if I floor it in 3rd when going down a slip road onto the motorway etc, you can really feel the weight shift from the front of the car and there's a much greater feeling of being pushed back into your seat. I don't drive like this too often, but man it is a fun feeling.

It always felt like a fast car before, but now it feels seriously quick. Don't get me wrong, I'm not suddenly driving a Porsche killer or anything (not that I want to be anyway) but I at least now feel like the car has the speed and acceleration to match its stunning, sporty look.

Well worth the wait :)
 

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Thinking of remapping my 200 too. Who did you use?
I'm up in Edinburgh, so I actually used a BMW/Mini specialist called East Coast Motor group in Bonnyrigg.

I had originally gone through Celtic Tuning, but they put me on to 3 garages to do the job and every single one ignored my emails.
 
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