We Tune 4x4s
Need more power and torque? We can help!
Our unique ECU tunes increase power and torque and often improve fuel economy.
Our power gains and improved fuel economy are achieved by very careful matching of parameters such as boost pressure, fuel delivery rates along with adjustments to maps that electronically limit torque, throttle response and top speed. All this information in your ECU calibration file is carefully optimised to our exacting standards and then programmed back into your ECU and the vehicle comprehensively tested before we allow you to take the vehicle away
4x4 Tuning Improvements
Unlock the potential of your 4×4 by increasing low, mid and high range power.
We increase torque safely in your vehicle, we are able to make exact and precise changes to your torque curve.
By lowering engine load needed and adjusting fuel mixtures we can decrease fuel consumption and lower engine temperature
Rest assured that we don’t just look for a torque and power peak to make the numbers look good. We aim for maximum safe improvements everywhere so the vehicle feels like it has a bigger engine due to changing electronic settings in your engine ECU.
What Our Customers Are Saying
2015 Holden Colorado
“My ute was a slug before, struggled to tow my 2 ton trailer, now it holds top gear when going up hills around my house. It used to chop down a few”
2013 Toyota Hilux
“Amazing change, throttle response is much better and it doesn’t feel flat, it gets up and goes. Im getting another 100km per tank also”
2015 Isuzu Dmax
“Im glad I found you, my dmax was lacking compared to other utes I test drove. Now it’s as it should be from the factory”
Frequently Asked Questions
Why doesn't the factory do it?
The manufacturer develops a vehicle for the international market. In doing so, they have to consider various framework conditions such as national emission standards, regional differences in temperature, different types of fuel or specific categories of insurances in different countries. This means that an ex-works vehicle needs to be equipped for a wide range of different influencing factors. The adjustment of the above-mentioned parameters to one single target market can therefore be carried out only by ECU remapping.
Can you save me fuel?
When we remap a vehicle, especially when fuel saving is the priority we focus on improving the low end torque in particular and widening the power-band as far as we can.
This increase in low end torque will mean less throttle pedal input is required to maintain cruising speeds, when fully laden or when on a gradient. It will also mean that the vehicle will be more comfortable in higher gears at slower speeds as well requiring fewer gear changes overall.
If you combine these factors with adjusting your driving style to make the most of the extra low end torque you will see an improvement in fuel consumption. This is most effective on turbo-diesel engines where the savings could be as much as 20%!
What is ECU remapping?
When a manufacturer develops a new car they have to take into consideration all of the conditions it may be subjected to in all of the regions in which they intend to sell this model. This means instead of just optimising the ECU’s program or ‘map’ to deliver the best performance or the most fuel efficiency they have to make compromises to the map to take into account these potential differing operating conditions. These could include sub-standard fuels, extremes in temperature and altitude, differing emission laws and even the possibility that vehicle may not be serviced on a regular basis and in accordance with the manufacturers recommended instructions.
ECU remapping is taking a read from the ECU’s processing chip of the vehicles standard compromised map and adjusting various parameters within the map such as fuel pressure, boost pressure (on turbocharged applications) ignition advance and throttle pedal control amongst others to release the true performance from the engine. It is a completely safe process as it is just giving the engine the performance it should have had in the first place before all the compromises were applied to the original programming. Every engine will have its own unique map and by adjusting this we can fine tune the characteristics of the engine; unleashing more power and in many cases reduce fuel consumption too.
What are the benefits?
ECU programming will not only improve the engines power and torque figures it will also sharpen the throttle response and widen the power band. This will make the power delivery a lot more linear, which in turn will make the vehicle feel a lot livelier to drive and the engine more flexible. Frequently, the vehicles power output is restricted by the manufacturer for no other reason than to ensure that the vehicle fits into a class to suit fleet buyers. As a driving enthusiast, you do not need or want such restrictions placed upon your vehicles ECU and its performance therefore you can benefit from the hidden power and torque locked away within your engine management system.
The other main benefit of remapping will be a reduction in fuel consumption. With the extra torque especially at the bottom of the rev range you will see a fuel saving as it will require less throttle input to maintain motorway speeds, you can drive in a higher gear at a slower speed as well as helping significantly when fully laden, towing or on gradients and even in start stop traffic.
Specific benefits for turbo diesels
Many see the modern crop of Turbocharged diesels as the future of road car’s chip tuning. Even in North America, a nation famed for its love of the petrol engine is starting to come around to the benefits of turbo diesel passenger cars in particular. These engines offer fantastic potential for reliable low cost tuning without removing any of the appeal of buying and running a turbo diesel powered vehicle, such as economy, reliability and longevity.
After your ECU upgrade to your turbocharged diesel engine, you will enjoy:
Better throttle response
Smoother power delivery
Improved fuel economy
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