Engine / ECU Remaps
Manufacturers will often program the ECU's in their vehicles to cover the wide variety of conditions that it will be subject to in all the regions in which the vehicle is to be sold. While this may be the most cost effective method for the manufacturer, it can mean that you are not experiencing the full potential of your vehicle, whether it be in performance, torque, or fuel economy.
At Shady Tints, we have the experience and equipment to adjust the parameters of your vehicle's ECU to suit the conditions in which it operates. To book an ECU Remap or to learn more about specific power increases and torque increases for your own vehicle please give us a call as we will be happy to provide some performance figures and prices.
An ECU remap will boost the BHP (Brake Horse Power) of your vehicle, providing a noticeable increase in acceleration and top speed
By boosting low end torque you'll have more power in lower gears, allowing you a lighter foot on gradients or driving around town.
Get in touch with us today and we'll discuss the various ECU remapping options available for your current vehicle with you
The benefits of Engine / ECU remapping
ECU remapping 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.
What do you actually modify in my vehicle?
We do not change any hardware in your vehicle, we just modify the operating parameters in the ECU's program or 'app'. In many cases the map stored on the ECU's processor can be accessed via the on-board diagnostics port (OBD) in the vehicle, normally found under the dashboard. In some newer models the ECU will have to be removed from the vehicle and the casing opened, our technicians will then use specialist tools to read the original map straight from the processing chip.
The technician will then upload the original map to our map writing team who will adjust the parameters to maximise the performance, fuel economy or a clever blend of both. Depending on the vehicle and ECU type the remapping process can take under an hour and if at any time you wish to return your vehicles ECU to its original default settings, this can be done easily and free of charge as we always keep a copy of the original software as a backup.
Is an ECU Remap Legal?
Yes - There is nothing illegal about remapping an ECU on an engine, although you should inform your insurance company of any alterations made to the vehicle.
Enquire about your vehicle
If you would like to find out what we could do for your car in terms of power and torque, please contact us on the number above, or fill out our form below. We will be able to get back to you with specific details, prices and a choice of fitting dates.