your so rite Wilf,no 1 un-re maps ther cars wen being px'd or sold,Infact proberbly over 95% leave them done í ½í¸Never had an issue. Even on a BMW which i ran for 4 years on a remap taking it to 360bhp (283 bhp was standard form)
The main issue is insurance! Ive declared all my remaps and even had to wait until the annual change of policy when the insurer wont allow such mods. Its been talked about on here before and i guess many dont declare remaps and so if there is an SQ5 owner thats it done, they may not want to declare such.
Can you imagine how many drivers are out there who dont even know that the used car they purchased has been mapped and thus technically not insured! Theres so many companies doing maps, i wouldn't like to guess the percentage of mapped cars out there
This is probably the most irritating aspect of the car, the lag at low revs is really not nice and I find myself constantly flicking down several gears as I approach roundabouts, slow junctions etc just so I don't get caught in no mans land between 1000-1500rpm before the turbo spools up. £750 seems like a reasonable price to pay to eliminate it if that's what it does. Boosting power to 360-370bhp would be a nice bonus although I'm still not brave enough to do it on a 2 month old car.Same here (£750)
Its not really the power gain, its the hesitation they remove. I've noted mine seems to be getting worse or maybe its just that I've noticed it and i am expecting it to do it?