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Dave C
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Remap

Post by Dave C » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:32 pm

Hi, I have a XE S 3L V6 340 bhp and are thinking of a remap. Many companies are offering 400bhp , has anyone done this?

BruceTheQuail
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Re: Remap

Post by BruceTheQuail » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:23 am

Hi, I have done the VAP pulley and tune to my F Type, taking it to 450hp. It does the same to the 340hp.

I've had it for nearly 12 months, a few of the guys on the US forum have had it for 4 years plus with no problems.

Pro's -
beautifully linear acceleration, I think it suits the transmission better than stock;
gruntier noise (hard for me to tell as I did the exhaust at the same time);
a bit more SC whine;
very free revving;
acceleration is insane, especially at higher speeds;
controllable, none of the "oops I've gone too hard" that I had with the 5 litre XKR;
makes you fall in love with the car all over again;
who needs a v8?

Con's -
not a good idea to track the car with a tune due to potential heat issues;
if you have a warranty, this might erode it;
must exercise restraint.

I've also driven a p400 in the F Type , the performance is noticeably better than the 380hp S and more than enough for a performance car, just not wild like the 450hp pulley and tune. Think wide grin vs maniacal laughter.
2020 XE P300 HSE R-dynamic in Firenze lotsa goodies incl RWD!
Daily driver - F Type V6 S in IRR with many chav accoutrements, pulley and tune
Gone but still loved - 2016 XE 25T R-sport in IRR

Dave C
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Re: Remap

Post by Dave C » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:50 am

Thanks Bruce, I’ll give it a go.

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IIRXES
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Re: Remap

Post by IIRXES » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:32 am

Welcome Dave, please let us know how you get on, I have 340 and want to annoy S3s by a bigger margin!

BruceTheQuail
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Re: Remap

Post by BruceTheQuail » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:43 pm

If you did the pulley and tune you'd be annoying M3's, but there is also some merit in doing the tune first and then the pulley later if that ever got tired. 400hp is plenty in these cars.
2020 XE P300 HSE R-dynamic in Firenze lotsa goodies incl RWD!
Daily driver - F Type V6 S in IRR with many chav accoutrements, pulley and tune
Gone but still loved - 2016 XE 25T R-sport in IRR

Tempest XE S
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Re: Remap

Post by Tempest XE S » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:55 pm

Considering this for mine as well. Had quote for £650 plus VAT for the remap only which would get it to 400bhp, waiting on a quote for the pulley and crank upgrade now to see if I can be tempted by the uplift.
Jaguar XE-S / 3.0L Supercharged V6 335 BHP / Tempest Grey / 20" Propeller alloys / Black Pack

To come: Ceramic paint coating, chip re-map to 404 BHP, spacers, badge black out

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