Long time lurker's first pictures

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Darkel01
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:09 am
Astra Model: 2017 180PS SRI VX-Line
Astra Colour: Pull Me Over Red

Re: Long time lurker's first pictures

Post by Darkel01 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 am

Dxmiian wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:44 pm
could you link the spoiler please? looks really good!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-OPEL-ASTRA-K-HB-REAR-ROOF-SPOILER-WING-2016-ONWARDS-PRIMED/223461182539?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
2017 1.4T 150 SRI VX-Line mapped to 180PS, Limo-tint rear, full dechrome, black/red badges, debadged, Ultersport Backbox Delete Dual Exhaust and straight centre, colour-coded rear spoiler, Maxton-kitted

Darkel01
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:09 am
Astra Model: 2017 180PS SRI VX-Line
Astra Colour: Pull Me Over Red

Re: Long time lurker's first pictures

Post by Darkel01 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:36 am

Callum15920 wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:37 am
It's not too much either it's just a simple thing to do to make the car look better in my personal perspective and I see you have had your car remapped what was the process like? I've seen a few people say that company refuse to do it since the car is so new on the market sort of thing
It was a pretty terrible ordeal. The reason being the 2017+ cars have the SAME ECU, but NEW ECU SECURITY, and at the time I did it, there was only one tool on the market that could access it; the EDS IPF Tool from the company EDS Performance located in Germany. They actually work in conjunction with Opel over there (presumably to tune their motorsport cars) and have direct access to their ECU Profile database.

The added headache is the fact that most tuners would type in your reg and see that there are map profiles for 2015+ Astra K and assume there is no problem...until the plug in and can't read the ECU. So basically if you're interested with a 2017+ onwards remap, make sure the tuner themselves are WELL aware of the potential limitations. If they say "aw yeah we have all the tools on the market we'll get it", without specifying the EDS - chances are they won't be able to get at it.

Of course, this may have changed in the time since I did it, but I was talking to my tuner and he was trying to set up a loan unit system whereby EDS would loan it out, lock the tool to each customer's vehicle, let them upload the map themselves, return the unit then unlock for next user. This leads me to think that it is still the only way.
2017 1.4T 150 SRI VX-Line mapped to 180PS, Limo-tint rear, full dechrome, black/red badges, debadged, Ultersport Backbox Delete Dual Exhaust and straight centre, colour-coded rear spoiler, Maxton-kitted

Dxmiian
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Astra Model: 1.4T 150bhp
Astra Options: Elite Ex Demo
Astra Colour: Grey

Re: Long time lurker's first pictures

Post by Dxmiian » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:43 pm

Darkel01 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 am
Dxmiian wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:44 pm
could you link the spoiler please? looks really good!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAUXHALL-OPEL-ASTRA-K-HB-REAR-ROOF-SPOILER-WING-2016-ONWARDS-PRIMED/223461182539?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Thank you! :D

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