Once upon a time, tuning an engine was a lengthy task requiring painstaking diagnosis, testing, modification, re-testing, and so on to find the ‘sweet spot’ for a whole host of variables.
Modern cars however are equipped with a sophisticated ECU (electronic control unit, or engine control unit) comprising an array of sensors which are programmed to assess and control almost every aspect of your car’s performance.
When you buy a new car, this ECU is calibrated to ‘factory standard’ settings – a ‘one size fits all’ approach. However we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s a world of difference between the demands on an engine in Brisbane’s humid climate, to driving conditions in the Swiss Alps!
Thousands of key factors are programmed to standard parameters before your car even leaves the factory. Remapping allows this programming to be modified based on the data provided by your car’s own sensors, thus optimising its performance.
Image: 2019 VW Tiguan with our Stage 1 ECU & DSG software: 20kw & 90nm increase. No other supported mods.