Focus RS MK3 Stage 3 software (Ultima 3+)
The latest and greatest addition to our armoury of tune files available on the Stratagem iMap handset, the DS-Ultima-3+ is the latest maximum performance tune release from Dreamscience and is very much a top contender, if not successor to other equivalent maps already available in the market.
DS-Ultima-3+ boasting a peak power of 425Bhp and still achieving 430FtLb of torque across a longer range this map really is the ultimate for those looking to maximise every ounce of potential from their car.
This tune has been developed for just over 12 months with rigorous tests in multiple climates and varying conditions to ensure safety, reliability, driveability and most importantly consistency. DS-Ultima-3+ comes with launch control permanently enabled at the optimum rpm point and 1st gear torque adjustment to decimate any rival from a stand still, and then with the mighty punch of power thereafter to keep propelling you through the gears.
Having had numerous requests to adjusts the cold start program for those running de cats/ sports cats, or for those with loud exhaust systems and touchy neighbours, you shall receive two versions of the Ultima 3+ map. One without, and one with the cold start adjust. The map with the cold start adjust will allow your cold start to be less dramatic and in most cases less annoying with all the noise, spluttering and jerking. This version of the new map has also addressed and fixed the hot engine lumpy / fading idle issue as standard. You will have both maps emailed to you, and will have the choice to load either maps depending on individual preference.
To achieve the full potential of this DS-Ulime-3+ map you would need the following mods
Dreamscience full 3″ Cold Air Intake, or equivalent
Shell V Power, Tesco Momentum or any equivalent 99+ octane fuel.
Looking at the dyno graph you will see DS-Ultima-3+ comes onto boost faster with no delay or flat spot at all and holds a strong torque curve until nearly 5000 rpm, we achieve peak horse power at just over 5500 rpm where the power will start to drop slightly as this is full duty cycle and effectively maximum power although it’s worth noting at 5800 rpm we are still making 418Bhp.
This is why the dyno graph looks far more traditional with power constantly climbing until it reaches a peak and then starts to drop off as once a closed turbo wastegate is achieved, optimum timing, fuel mix and an open throttle with no intervention this is the maximum potential of the engine, there is no magic table or tune that can make any extra performance!
You will notice that when running through the gears at full throttle you will achieve maximum turbo wastegate, but if you do long pulls from low rpm in a gear we are able to use less wastegate as the charge system using the TIP “Throttle Inlet Pressure” is still able to achieve our demanded load. Part throttle on the new Ultima-3+ map has also been edited to be sharper with more urgency. As a subsidiary result of this, the overrun on the new 3+ it is more subtle and you will see with this map there is no delay when changing gear, this is deliberate to increase gear to gear performance, because of this there is not as much time for the overrun to arm and happen as frequently as experienced in our V3 overrun tune.
Overrun – Enhanced burbles, pops, overrun – with the option to select length of overrun around your preference.
- FACTORY (OEM) OVERRUN 0.33 SECONDS
- 0.65 SECONDS* (Dreamscinece favourite length)
- 0.95 SECONDS
- 1.25 SECONDS
- 1.75 SECONDS
- 2.5 SECONDS (The length of the V3 overrun tune)
Once the overrun map is loaded, the overrun features will only become active in the following modes;
- SPORTS MODE
- RACE MODE
In ‘Normal Mode’ the overrun features will remain deactivated. The same as Std.
Launch control in this tune is set to just below 4000rpm. After multiple trial and error tests, we found this was the optimum RPM to get the launch from a stand still position without too much torque loss intervention or wheel spin. Although the standard launch control RPM was set to over 5K, due to the increased power and torque in this map, this RPM became too high. Following this principle, we have disabled the standard launch control feature in the V3 overrun maps for protection of the transmission components. Launch control works best in RACE mode to prevent traction intervention. This feature will remain active in all driver section modes. Including NORMAL mode.
How to activate Launch Control? No need to to rush around with your steering wheel at the traffic lights anymore. Simply apply your clutch, put your ST in 1st and apply the accelerator.
Cold Start Idle Adjust
This tune gives you the option to assist with the cold start idle. This feature in the OEM set up is purposely designed to idle at a higher RPM to warm up the catalytic convertors in the exhaust, until eventually dropping to the normal idle rpm. Therefore this feature is no longer required for those customers running de-catted exhaust systems.
This feature is especially popular for those with louder than stock aftermarket exhausts who don’t want excessive noise at when starting the car. Whether you are an early riser and don’t want to wake up the neighbourhood, or you have those “non car enthusiast” neighbours, we have got you covered! This also assists with the infamous spluttering from the RS cold start up.
*Please Note – More Power = More Engine wear. It is always wise to consider engine forging when tuning your car to this level*
How do I add this tune to my iMap once purchased?
Once purchased, the tunes files will be emailed to you. The email will include these simple steps on how to add the tunes to your iMap device.
- Save the tune files to your Windows PC/ Desktop.
- If you haven’t already, Install our iMap updater from the following link: https://az824306.vo.msecnd.net/software/SCTDeviceUpdater.exe
- Once the updater is open and handset connected with cable provided, click on “load custom tune file”, “add to device” then “program”.
- Once complete, disconnect and plug into car and the tune will appear in the “custom tune” section.
- Load the tune and Enjoy.
If you have any install or connectivity issues, a troubleshooting help guide will be attached.
*Please note – Windows PC Required to load tunes – These tune files are manually built around your device serial number, ECU strategy number and drop down selections. Please order during working hours for quickest delivery. Delivery is sent via email once built and ready.*Read More