What is chiptuning and how does it work ?
Every injection engine is equipped with a computer-ECU (Electronic Control Unit) that controls the ignition, injection and air-fuel ratio. This ECU (computerchip) contains all necessary operating settings for the engine. We rewrite the data on this chip so that the engine benifits from an individually optimized operating program.
What kind of warranty is provided ?
5 years warranty on the proper functioning of our software.
Guaranteed power increase if the engine is in good condition.
5 years free new software if you get an update from the dealer.
5 year warranty that we put the car back to "normal" if desired (f.e. selling the car).
We guarantee an individual adjustment and thorough diagnosis of each car.
We guarantee that our software is completely developed by one of our qualified engineers.
What are the consequences for the factory warranty ?
The chiptuning is completely invisible for the dealers and there is no reason why the warranty would expire. We may also at any time undo the remap so there is no trace of it.
Most brands don't mind well-executed chiptuning as it does not have harmful effects on the car. There are even brands that sell tunings themselves.
Are there consequences for the insurance ?
Most insurance companies calculate their fees on the price of the vehicle, driver age, the sportiness of the car, but not the horsepower.
Are there consequences for the road taxes ?
No. The road tax is calculated on the tax horsepower and not on price.
How long does the chiptuning process take ?
After an appointment is made, we work on the car for about 2-3 hours, (note that some cars take longer) We individually adjust each car and often it takes several times before the result is perfect. We return the car when we are satisfied about the result, it should be perfect. Our customers are always welcome to stay and see what happens to the car.
Why does every car needs custom software and has to be tested on a decent dyno ?
Each engine is different, each injector is different, each turbo is different... Mass production = fairly large manufacturing tolerances. It just takes too much time and money to individually develop each engine. Because the manufacturers make those engines with positive and negative tolerances, they must also provide large margins in the software! If we take a look at them individually we can deliver a highly secure way a lot of horsepower and torque gain. Tuners that work with a standard tuning program don't get their extra horsepower not from fine-tuning, but simply from a greatly increased boost pressure, which of course is certainly not good for engine life! People sometimes ask how is it that tuner X has the same horsepower as tuner Y, but costs only half. Well the answer is simple, it's just a different tuning, which has the same horsepower, yes, but the difference lies in the reliability, drivability, fuel consumption etc. Cheap is in this case more expensive!
What are the benefits of chiptuning ?
- more fun
- safer overtaking
- more torque (caravan, boat, jetski, heavy load)
- lesser fuel consumption
What are the disadvantages of chiptuning ?
This may sound strange, but if you do it well, there are none !
Is chiptuning harmful for my motor ?
Our stage 1 remap is developed in a certain way that we always remain within the safety limits of the current car. A stage 1 is 100% reliable and we guarantee the same lifespan for this engine.
What if the car gets a software update ?
With newer cars it is possible they receive an update. If this happens you can rechedule and we remap the car based on the new software, ofcourse... Free of charge.