Ecu programming (also known as chip tuning) involves reading the vehicle’s standard calibration map, and then adjusting various parameters such as fuel pressure, boost pressure (on turbocharged applications), ignition advance, and throttle pedal control – amongst others – to release the true performance of the engine.
When developing a new vehicle the manufacturer has to make a compromise on the state of tune to account for all driving conditions and regions. We take this initial mapping and alter the ECU software to safely gain power and torque, giving improved driveability and, in the case of diesel engines, enhanced economy.
Models made before 2000 don’t have the ECU required to optimise the performance of the vehicle.
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With an ECU remap your car will feel sharper. It will react more quickly and more precisely to your demands. Once your first vehicle has been re-mapped, we think you’ll come back for more.
Not only do most of our customers return when they change their car, many often call us first for advice on what to buy in order to gain maximum results!
If you are still undecided about going through with an ECU remap, here are some advantages that may help you make your decision.
1. Increase Power and Torque
Remaps have the ability to remove limitations set upon your vehicle by the manufacturer. By going through with a remap, you can effectively make your vehicle parameters more precise depending on the area in which you live, the altitude and the quality of fuel you have available. Combined fine tuning of all of these aspects will result in increased power and torque output.
2. Improve Fuel Economy
Remaps offer more precise control of fuel which results in a vehicle that has much better fuel economy.
By optimizing your vehicle’s parameters, you can typically realize about a five percent improvement over factory settings. Reprogramming isn’t a silver bullet solution for improving fuel efficiency. However, during these times of gas prices, every little bit helps.
3. Improve Performance and Drivability
Improvements in performance and driveability will inevitably make your vehicle easier to drive. What’s more, an ECU remap can increase these factors by up to 40%!
4. Improved Throttle Response
ECU remaps can help to improve engine responsiveness and throttle response significantly. This is great news if you are concerned about the efficacy of your vehicle’s performance.
If you are still unsure whether to remap your car or not, contact us today. We can provide you with information that might help you make a smart decision about tuning your car’s engine.