Can i ask a really stupid question? I don't know why I'm asking if I can ask, I'm asking anyway....
Whats the difference between 'chipping' and 'remapping'?
to answer this bit first
Not a lot, in terms of end results
In the 'old' days, the only way to remap your car was by physically removing the chip from the ECU, and replacing it with a new one (that held the new map).
More recently, it has become possible to put the new map(s) onto the existing chip without the need to touch anything (typically via an ODBC port).
This is a sweeping generalisation, as the 'old' days still applies to some cars today, and 'more recently' is more like in the last few years.
But basically, 'chipping' strictly means a physical chip swap, and 'remapping' generally means no physical swap.
But people often use either term to mean the same thing
Did that help?
- Some of the personal reviews are coming from people who already spent £16,000+ on a 2006 civic and cannot really afford or justify the change to a CTR (If I was in there position neither would I) so they maybe a little bitter. I mean you read on the forums people saying... “Oh am so glad now that I bought my 06 Civic and not a CTR” or “looks like I made the right choice after all” or “My Diesel Civic is better and faster the CTR”. If the CTR came out in 06 along with the standard Civic I wonder what car they would have really chosen given the choice.
I'll pick up on this one, as it applies to me
If I was buying new today, instead of 6 months ago, would I go for my (pretty much) fully spec'd 2.2 EX, or an equivalent spec CTR... or a 2.2 Type S?
Ignoring, for the moment, that number 1 consideration for this car was that it had
to have 5 seats (and the CTR doesn't...)
It would have been a close call. LOL.
5 doors - handy, but coming from the TT, we've lived with 2
2.2 with a remap - so far looks quicker than a CTR in normal use.
and uses less fuel.
as Pottsy said, on that odd occasion...
And - how long before the tuning companies start producing bolt on goodies for the CTR...
In the end, I'm glad I got the EX 6 months ago
If only cos back then it was a simple choice LOL