ABOUT ECU REMAPPING
Morris Motors is proud to offer performance ECU Remapping & AWD Dyno tuning. For the uninitiated and those looking into car ECU tuning and remapping for the first time, the best place to start is to define what exactly we are doing and how we are doing it. In a nutshell, we are updating and modifying the car’s’ engine control unit. This is the ECU. The ECU is the computer that takes information from all of the car’s sensors and driver inputs and defines the operating parameters for the engine. Constantly analysing things like oxygen in exhaust gases, throttle inputs, ambient and engine temperatures, fueling requirements and many more, the ECU is constantly delivering the optimum outputs by assessing these inputs and delivering information back to the car.
ECU Remapping is taking the factory setting of the cars computer and tweaking parameters and tables to optimise for performance or economy, depending on the desired outputs. When a manufacturer develops a new car they have to take into consideration all the conditions it may be exposed to. 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 that may allow for sub-standard fuels, extreme temperatures and altitude & even different emission laws in each country.
This one is easy. Correct ECU remapping dramatically improves engine torque and power. Day to day, this means better throttle response, less perceptible turbo lag, a wider or more accessible torque curve and generally a more exciting car to live with. Removing unnecessary engine restrictions can drastically improve the performance of your car, often without needing to add additional modifications like upgraded exhausts, intercoolers or injectors.
The other benefits of ECU Remapping are often improved fuel economy. A broader torque band can impact the ability of the engine to respond with less throttle inputs which can improve real world fuel consumption figures.
ECU remapping can modify fuel injection timing and duration, ignition timing, absolute boost and boost delivery as well as throttle input maps and torque limiting maps. A modern engine can have thousands of parameters that are available to the knowledgeable tuner. Compared to modifications that are made downstream of the ECU, Remapping still keeps all the original safety controls & alarms but allows us to take full control of all of the available tuning parameters to deliver a transformed driving experience.
TUNES & TUNING COMPANIES ARE NOT ALL THE SAME - we see this with years of experience. Safely remapping your vehicle is a process that should be taken seriously & you can’t afford to get it wrong. We drive & test our own vehicles on a daily basis & with genuine interest in performance vehicle tuning our expectations are high. Morris Motors only aligns itself with the best tooling & software on the market, combine this with years of tuning experience, state of the art diagnostic equipment including an All-wheel Drive Dyno & you know the jobs going to be done right.
To provide you with the best possible performance result whilst still retaining the reliability of your vehicle.
Give us a call today on (03) 5853 1555 or drop into our showroom to discuss your performance needs.
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*Morris Motors has no affiliation with Toyota or other manufacturers and services oﬀered by our company may impact on your vehicle manufacturer warranty as well as the fuel eﬃciency and emissions of your vehicle.
How Safe Is It?
Remapping a vehicle can be one of the safest performance modifications you can do providing it’s checked & done correctly.
Our ECU remapping process includes a full vehicle health check with our state of the art diagnostic equipment and Chassis Dyno (ALL Wheel Drive).
We Dyno test your vehicle checking current injector tolerances, air fuel ratio & boost pressures to name a few. Once we have given your vehicle a clean bill of health we then safely custom tune/remap the vehicle depending on our customer’s requirements. When completed a Dyno sheet is printed for you, clearly identifying the gains of your vehicle’s before & after performance.
What are the performance & economy gains?
Tuning with reliability in mind most turbo diesel vehicles will see gains of at least 20% however some very restricted models can safely exceed 50%
Reports of generally 10 to 20% in fuel economy savings depending on driving characteristics.
ECU Remapping Vs Plug in Chips
Most chips are fitted down stream of the ECU & can’t edit or remove the restrictions set in the ECU by the factory. There are thousands of parameters in a ECU & when remapping a vehicle it’s the amount of which some of these parameters are changed that gives you the best result whilst still retaining your vehicles reliability & safety alarms.
Can someone remove or delete my vehicles performance remap?
In short “yes” however we have not seen this happen before. If this improbable scenario did occur at a dealership or alike we still have your performance remap on file which we can reinstall for you.
Can I return my vehicle to standard?
Should you want to return to vehicle to its original state of tune for whatever reason, we always keep a secured version of your vehicle’s original file settings as a backup. Should you need to, we can replace the tuned file with this for you at no cost to you.
Still have questions? Please give us a call on (03) 5853 1555 or drop into our showroom.