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Old 01 July 2005, 05:26   #201
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ECU upgrade being done tomorrow! I had the choice of those mentioned here in some of the replies, one was a permanent re-mapping of the ECU which apparently gave a bit more than the 'plug in' box's, but the thought of messing with the ECU on a brand new car frightened the life out of me. During my research I was also told that as they re mapped the ECU with new software they had to scramble parts of it so that Land Rover did not know it was there, this apparently meant that if someone was later checking for a fault using the ECU some of the data would be scrambled if anyone knows anything other than this please let me know, it was just what I was told. There is no going back with this once remapped it is done, I am sure if they are boasting about the power increase any dealer would realise by driving it what had been done, therefore invalidating the vehicles warranty

So, I opted for the Van Aaken box of tricks, sold worldwide and recommended kindly on here, it arrives tomorrow and will give :-

Power raised from: 122 Bhp to 155 Bhp (90 KW to 114 KW)
Torque raised from: 221 Lbft to 269 Lbft (300 Nm to 365 Nm)

http://www.vanaaken.com/europe/index.asp

I will keep you updated on the performance, it costs £470 so it could take a few weeks to get my money back on fuel saving of 5% but I will have a load of extra torque for pulling the boat This box is a plug and play, so no messing about and can be removed if you want for specific reasons e.g. to take to a new vehicle, sell or whatever other reason you can think of

I have spoken to my insurance company and there is NO additional premium for me to pay, so better to be honest with them
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Old 01 July 2005, 05:39   #202
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Hi remapping can be reversed!
Are you going to remove the box every time it goes in to LR?
Keep us updated & can you post some photos of fitting!
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Old 01 July 2005, 05:43   #203
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Mine is so fast at the moment without anything I was wondering if they had upgarded the standard software in the ECU
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Old 01 July 2005, 05:47   #204
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I have to say the Disco 3 is getting rather nippy for a car of 2.7 tons
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Old 01 July 2005, 08:32   #205
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Mine is so fast at the moment without anything I was wondering if they had upgarded the standard software in the ECU
Thats the thing Pete - all the things people whinge about with LRs are based on the old series III - poor performance - harsh ride etc etc = they may look the same but LRs have changed just a bit over the years!!!

If you think that is so fast though try the V8!!! My old 110 is really quick - frightens the crap out of the boy racers!!! Will do 105mph gps verified - hills are fine but strong headwinds CAN be felt - big roofrack and 4 dinner plate sized spots on the roof don't help!!!
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Old 01 July 2005, 08:34   #206
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Well done Codders you’ve sussed the picture uploading thing so there is now no excuse not to show us a picture of your RIB Des
Couldn't be arsed with resizing pics etc before but since someone mentioned the powertools shell right click tool there is no stopping me!!!

Expect to see some piccies within the next few days - boat SHOULD be finished 1st week of August with a bit of luck.
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Yes the Defender is the vehicle of all vehicles as far as I am concerned, non of this fake superficial nonsense with stuck on plastic crap to make it look 'cool' It does exactly what it says on the packet and I am loving it the more I drive it, 1,000 miles in a week so it has certainly captured me hook line and sinker

A no nonsense vehicle for a no nonsense person, perfect. So I guess the superficial vehicles are for superficial people then

Can't wait for tomorrow to give it a blast with the Van Aaker, getting a few more gadgets fitted as well

I will post pictures of the Van Aaker upgrade in progress, just plug and play but I will try to make it as exciting as I can
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Couldn't be arsed with resizing pics etc before but since someone mentioned the powertools shell right click tool there is no stopping me!!!

Expect to see some piccies within the next few days - boat SHOULD be finished 1st week of August with a bit of luck.
What is the powertools shell right click?
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Yes the Defender is the vehicle of all vehicles as far as I am concerned, non of this fake superficial nonsense with stuck on plastic crap to make it look 'cool' It does exactly what it says on the packet and I am loving it the more I drive it, 1,000 miles in a week so it has certainly captured me hook line and sinker

A no nonsense vehicle for a no nonsense person, perfect. So I guess the superficial vehicles are for superficial people then

Can't wait for tomorrow to give it a blast with the Van Aaker, getting a few more gadgets fitted as well

I will post pictures of the Van Aaker upgrade in progress, just plug and play but I will try to make it as exciting as I can
What happened to your 3000 miles a year then???

Meant powertoys

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

Add ons for XP - most of them are a pain but the image resizer is SO easy to use - just right click on the pic or pictures you wish to use and away to go!!!

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

Can't claim the credit for it - someone else posted it on here a while ago.
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Brilliant thanks, downloaded scientific calculator to try and calculate how my new Defender is SO powerful and was SO cheap Also downloaded the image sizer, so easy now better than fiddling in photoshop

Just out of interest could I 'chip' my Volvo Penta 5.0Gxi DP ? Could perhaps take my 270bhp to 350bhp
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