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Hi all, one of the first things I would like to do with my new ST (Well 2008 57 Plate ST500 @24k miles) is get it remapped. For so little money, it seems that it would be silly not to.

I've been searching the forums for the last hour or so, and I've noticed there is rarely much talk about bluefin, why is this?

Have their ever been any reported issues with the bluefin remaps? (I'd be looking at their basic map with no accompanying mods initially)

I've noticed so many people seem to experience issues with their clutch slipping - and I've seen people suggest that its mostly with the DS maps, although, I'm not sure if that if that is just because they are simply more popular. Is the clutch slip issue just as common with the bluefin maps?

I was initially keen to go with bluefin, as superchips is a brand I've known about for a long long time, and the bluefin was fairly popular amongst the VXR crowd.

Oh, and they seem to be the cheapest


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Mike.
 

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Hello Mike

With all remaps, they increase the bhp and torque, so as a result of that the clutch will be put under greater strain.

As for the Bluefin, you are right its extremly good value for money, I've had 2 ST's and have installed it onto both of them, reliability remains strong, the difference from standard is worlds apart so you wont be dissapointed (the same goes for any remap).

Once you have done a couple of other mods you can take the car to stage 2, the upgrade from Superchips is FOC, then with a couple of other mods you can go to Stage 3 for £50 for the map, again pretty good value.

You can see from my signature what performance mods I have (not a lot) but on damp roads mine still spins in forth gear at around 60-70 mph, just to give you some idea of the power gains.

Hope that helps

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hi
sorry to jump onto this thread too, but it seems more sensible to ask within this thread than start an almost identical thread..
Like mikeh im interested in going the bluefin route( although stage 2 or 3 with decat+ecu spacer+filter+gen 3 intercooler).. I notice a lot of talk about dreamscience- however I dont really understand all the settings e.g. dsci/performance/race/race+ etc, and not quite sure how much need i would have to swap between all the programmes- i think the ability to swap between the cars standard map and stage2/3 would be sufficent!
Bluefin seems a lot simpler and cheaper...and im swaying towards bluefin- any thoughts on why dreamscience or code red instead?

cheers and sorry to butt in mikeh
 

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Bluefin stg3 will get you 300bhp with out the need to change the turbo

STG 3 Code Red requires a new turbo retail @ 800-1400 notes depending where you buy them from so on an avg your paying £64.70 per bhp


Better money can be spent else where.

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QUOTE(Jimothy @ 15 Jan 2010, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Bluefin stg3 will get you 300bhp with out the need to change the turbo

STG 3 Code Red requires a new turbo retail @ 800-1400 notes depending where you buy them from so on an avg your paying £64.70 per bhp


Better money can be spent else where.

Brakes, Diff, holiday, roll bars, Russianwifes.com

turbo done staight swap for standard, 318bhp @28degrees ill get a lower d in this weather and lower d =more bhp brakes next , diff after that,: got my own house abroad

you pay the money for the best

did nt hear you say nothing about the torque
 
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