9990.00R is 1300$USD (or can). That's not cheap for about 20HP!!!Can I post the link to the company's website? Well the guy simply told me they will re map the chip, instead off using a piggy back chip. This will cost R9990.00 and will give me a 12KW and 40NM gain, taking the KOUP to 127KW and 234NM.
I think this is not bad. He garuntees me that they will not pick it up and I requested a copy off the original mapping. He says that when using the piggy back units, the dealerships can pick it up as the unit throws up a certain fault code when the dealership plugs in. But now I don't understand how the dealer wont SEE the chip has been remapped when they plug in...???
Yep, this sounds like a waste of $ to HP with the remap. Put a good intake and exhaust first then work out from there. You might consider this and the RRM lightweight pulley as a cheaper alternative to the remap.just about the original post.. taking out the cat..
yes it's illegal in some / most places to run catless. that being said modern cars with cat or not still put out less emissions the cars from 10 years ago with cats.
that being said.. i'd recommend a high flow or a spiral wound cat, the performance difference between catless and those will be 2 hp or so. and they'll make your car have a better sound.. generally catless dp's tend to bring out a BLAT in the exhaust note
well with most cars now a days it's mostly how the DP is formed, usually it's got a crushed section and 1 or 2 cats also the dp's are usually underside in newer cars the DP is usually the most restrictive part of the exhaust as well as the headerThere's not really any need to remove your cat, older catalytic converters were a lot less efficient than the cats nowadays, I just got a cat back exhaust installed (2.5" piping to a magnaflow oval single chamber muffler) and I considered buying a high flow cat to free up some more of the power that is lost through the crappy exhaust system now, but it really wont make that much of a difference, IMO. I'm loving it now as is, stock cat and all. and the K&N makes a big audible improvement and it seems like it helps a bit performance wise as well, just so you know