Ok, had a drive, I'll let you know my thoughts. Please bear in mind this is my first remap, so I don't have a base for comparison, the quickest thing I'd ever driven before my GTi was my MK4 R32 (standard), so no supercar experience sadly
From the beginning I must heap praise on Superchips, obviously the first time dealing with them, and I'm very impressed.
I ordered the Bluefin yesterday just after lunch, they sent me an e-mail two hours later to say they had posted it, and it arrived at half nine this morning, not a bad start.
First thing I had to do was plug it into the port above the pedals and follow instructions, it basically downloaded my vehicle settings which took about 10-15 mins. I then installed a program on my pc, hooked the bluefin to the usb port, and it then took another 10 mins to transmit to the Superchips server.
Then told me I'd have to wait up to 8 working hours for it back, but within the hour I got a text saying it was ready, another 10 mins to download back onto Bluefin.
Then out to the car (like an excited kid on xmas day!) to re-install the mod program, another 10-15 mins.
That was it! All sorted by around half eleven! Not even 24hours had passed since placing the order.
So top marks to Superchips.
Right the car, WOW its quick, it really took me by suprise, I didn't really know what to expect. It feels like a different motor.
Through first it spins like a pig if you floor it, but as suggested by the VW Driver review, just ease away, quickly but gently, then when you hit second you can floor it (bearing in mind it was bone dry today!).
Still bit of spin and twitch from the front wheels but its fine, then once you get into third it just pulls like a train!!
I had to pull over in a car park about twenty minutes in, phone my mate just to tell him how much fun I was having.
Did some duel carriageway driving to test the 30 - 70(ish) pulling power, and some lanes to see how she handles. Felt it coped just fine with the extra power, although I found myself requiring heavy braking at times - as travelling faster than normal up some familiar lanes, the brakes felt very sharp.
Had a 'play' with a Clio Sport on the duel carriageway (the one with the twin tail pipes). He cut in front of me coming out of an island (two lanes filter into one), and I could see he wanted a go as he cut straight out into the outside lane and floored it. I thought it would be an interesting test (although I realise he only has 180bhp - I think). I followed him out and I honestly had to almost remove my foot from the throttle while he passed a couple of cars and then pulled in to let me past. I could tell he was booting it by the way he was snatching at the gears (oh and the speed - which I won't disclose). Made me smile anyway.
I was out for about an hour and a half, and my trip mpg was 26.2. Thought that was ok, but I did do a fair bit of cruising in sixth while being stuck behind a tractor then a truck!
I've probably missed loads of things but its getting late and the girlfriend is insisting she wants the computer to go on the b&q site
Thanks for reading my ramblings! Look forward to reading your comments!! Thanks. Russ