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Ford Mustang S650 Will Be Difficult to Tune, but Not Impossible
Ford Mustang S650 Will Be Difficult to Tune, but Not Impossible

14 Oct 2022, 22:24 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / The next-generation Mustang is not going to play nice with every tuning company that tries to rewrite its ECU. Instead, only Ford-approved tunes will be allowed

 
Ford Bronco 2.7L V6 Cranks Out 355 HP With Ford Performance Calibration Kit
Ford Bronco 2.7L V6 Cranks Out 355 HP With Ford Performance Calibration Kit

29 Sep 2022, 01:19 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Calibrated 2021 models are 50-state legal, but the Ford Performance calibration isn't legal in California in 2022 models

 
The 2024 Ford Mustang’s Locked ECU Limits Tuning Potential
The 2024 Ford Mustang’s Locked ECU Limits Tuning Potential

24 Sep 2022, 20:22 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / If you're happy with an upgraded intake and exhaust, fine, but going any further will be a problem because of the 2024 Ford Mustang's locked ECU

 
Honda CRF1100 Africa Twin DCT Recalled Over Software Error
Honda CRF1100 Africa Twin DCT Recalled Over Software Error

9 Sep 2022, 12:12 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / If you currently own a CRF1100 Africa Twin equipped with the dual-clutch tranny, bear in mind your ECU needs a reflash to correct a programming issue

 
2022 Subaru Outback Recalled Over Damaged Engine Wiring Harness
2022 Subaru Outback Recalled Over Damaged Engine Wiring Harness

12 Jul 2022, 11:42 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / A handful of 2022 Subaru Outback vehicles need replacement engine wiring harnesses and engine control units due to a damaged engine test wiring harness

 
Tuning 101: Pop-Up the Hood and Improve Your Engine’s Performance
Tuning 101: Pop-Up the Hood and Improve Your Engine’s Performance

8 Nov 2021, 13:47 UTC · By: Tudor Serban / Some small upgrades made to a car's engine might bring more horsepower to it, but not necessarily if you're not doing your homework thoroughly

 
California's New Smog Check Rules Spell Trouble for ECU-Tuned Vehicles
California's New Smog Check Rules Spell Trouble for ECU-Tuned Vehicles

15 Jul 2021, 13:53 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / From July 19th, owners of ECU-tuned vehicles will fail the Smog Check because of a small change in the state's legislation

 
ECU Remapping: What Are the Benefits and Can It Damage Your Car’s Engine?
ECU Remapping: What Are the Benefits and Can It Damage Your Car’s Engine?

17 Feb 2021, 08:11 UTC · By: Vlad Radu / If you want more power out of your car but you can't afford upgrading the engine's internals, your best bet is to remap the ECU

 
Ford Ranger "Power Pack Performance Calibration" Unlocks 45 More Horsepower
Ford Ranger "Power Pack Performance Calibration" Unlocks 45 More Horsepower

17 Apr 2020, 11:52 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / $825 will make your Ranger mid-sizer more potent than the Mustang EcoBoost, both in terms of horsepower as well as pound-feet of torque

 
2018 Honda Accord Type R Gets Closer To Reality Thanks To Hondata FlashPro Tune
2018 Honda Accord Type R Gets Closer To Reality Thanks To Hondata FlashPro Tune

25 Feb 2018, 18:47 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / If you can't wait for Honda to develop a Type R variant of the Accord, the peeps at Hondata are much obliged to make your wish come true

 
Scoop: MINI Sells a 163 HP Cooper S in Belgium
Scoop: MINI Sells a 163 HP Cooper S in Belgium

16 Jul 2017, 09:03 UTC · By: Mihnea Radu / That's not right! The Cooper S is supposed to have 192 HP. But if you don't want to pay huge taxes in Belgium, you'll have to put up with less power

 
Hondata Squeezes 35 Extra Horsepower From Civic X Turbo With $695 Tune
Hondata Squeezes 35 Extra Horsepower From Civic X Turbo With $695 Tune

3 May 2017, 08:04 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / If you want that bit more eagerness from the 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo of your Civic X, aftermarket specialist Hondata has the perfect tune for your car

 
Mazda Will Add Torque Vectoring To Reduce Driver Fatigue
Mazda Will Add Torque Vectoring To Reduce Driver Fatigue

11 Jun 2016, 07:55 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Mazda will employ clever technology to make its cars more comfortable for long-distance trips. The seats will also be improved, officials say

 
298 HP Stage 1 MINI JCW Engine Tune Has Us Baffled
298 HP Stage 1 MINI JCW Engine Tune Has Us Baffled

28 Oct 2015, 14:17 UTC · By: Gabriel Nica / How can this be? This MINI John Cooper Works has a Stage 1 tune that takes it up to 298 HP and 417 Nm of torque without changing its hardware

 
Volkswagen 1.8 TSI Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR is Money Well Spent – Video, Photo Gallery
Volkswagen 1.8 TSI Stage 1 ECU Upgrade from APR is Money Well Spent – Video, Photo Gallery

21 Sep 2015, 19:50 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port

 
Ford Racing to Offer EcoBoost Chip Tuning Without Voiding the Warranty of the Vehicle
Ford Racing to Offer EcoBoost Chip Tuning Without Voiding the Warranty of the Vehicle

23 Dec 2014, 19:25 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / Factory tuning programs are not that rare in this day and age, especially when you’re referring to premium or luxury automakers. Prime examples come in the form of BMW M Performance Parts, Mer...

 
Renault, Toyota and Honda Expect Engine Development Confirmation
Renault, Toyota and Honda Expect Engine Development Confirmation

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / After winning back-to-back races this season, Renault can't get enough of the good news. Flavio Briatore's team will apparently benefit from a slight change in engine-freeze regulations an...

 
Abarth Employees Investigated for Stealing ECUs Worth EUR1 Million
Abarth Employees Investigated for Stealing ECUs Worth EUR1 Million

19 Oct 2011, 14:56 UTC · By: Andrei Tutu / Ever wondered where some of those incredibly good on-line deals come from? This piece of news is a potential answer. Ten Fiat employees from the company’s Mirafiori plant in Italy are currentl...

 
Say "No" to the Sport Button!
Say "No" to the Sport Button!

8 Jul 2011, 15:30 UTC · By: Andrei Tutu / On the first day, man discovered the wheel. The second day was the time when man put together the first four-wheeled contraption. [...] On the fifth day, man commands the animals to “power&rdq...

 
Toyota Fighting to Keep ECU Code Secret
Toyota Fighting to Keep ECU Code Secret

25 Mar 2011, 12:23 UTC · By: Mihnea Radu / Toyota’s source code for the ECU could hold the key to solving the sudden acceleration mystery. So it’s understandable that the attorneys involved with the case want to find out as much ...