Will my vehicle still pass its MOT test after a remap?

By designbox on Friday, January 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

There are some articles and forum posts floating around online which claim that vehicles with a modified ECU will be failed under new VOSA regulations in the future. In lieu of this, we thought is best to address posts like this, this and this head on before any of our current and future customers start to become misinformed about MOT […]


Is the Ford Focus RS bad enough?

By designbox on Monday, January 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

The hottest story in the automotive world this week has been the announcement of the new Ford Focus RS. This car only has the likes of the previous Focus RS’s to live up to, not to mention the RS1600, RS2000, Sierra RS Cosworth and Escort RS Cosworth. So is the new RS bad enough? Let’s take a […]


The Audi RS3 is the hottest hatch of all

By designbox on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

It’s tough being an Audi S3 driver. One minute you’re driving a top-of-the-range model, the next you’re second-best to RS3 drivers – people with a much bigger car budget than you and a lot more patience to wait for Audi’s biggest and baddest hot hatch. Golf R drivers have no such predicament, because the R is the range-topping Golf […]


What is EGR removal and could it benefit my car?

By designbox on Monday, January 19th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

The EGR valve, or exhaust gas recirculation valve, helps your car to run more efficiently by burning off all the fuel in your car. It achieves this by re-circulating a portion of your fuel fumes from the exhaust system back up into the intake and chambers of your engine. The problem with the EGR valve […]


Why do diesel engines produce more torque?

By designbox on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Pound-for-pound, a turbo-diesel engine will produce more torque than any petrol engine – even more so than the latest crop of hybrid supercars such as the McLaren P1. Here’s some examples: Both the BMW 320i and BMW 320d have 2.0-litre turbocharged engines, yet the 320i only has 199 lb /ft of torque vs. the BMW […]


Is speed limiter removal safe?

By designbox on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Here at Hyperchips we provide a wide range of tuning services, with one of our most popular services being speed limiter removal . Speed limiter removal is the process of altering a vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU) so that the vehicle isn’t held back by OEM parameters. There are two ways that you can go about speed […]


A guide to tuning stages

By designbox on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Stage 1 – Stage 4: A guide to tuning stages After we have remapped a customer’s car, it isn’t uncommon for that customer to start asking about what the next step is to gain more power. Having talked to our customers about this subject well over a hundred times, we thought it would be beneficial […]


Can the new Polo GTI take the fight to the Fiesta ST?

By designbox on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized No Comments

Although the new Polo GTI hasn’t been launched yet, you can bet your giddy aunt that it’ll have a few significant advantages over the Ford Fiesta ST, some of which will include: Better refinement; A higher quality interior; Better residuals. However, the Polo GTI is unlikely to rival the Ford Fiesta ST on any of […]