Aftermarket / Stand Alone ECU
Recalibration and Mapping service
In some cases, the original ECU in the vehicle is not able to be remapped or it doesnt offer the flexibility we need with a particular state of tune. In this situation, the best solution is often to remove it and fit a standalone ECU product such as Omex, MS3pro, ECUMaster, LINK or one of many other options in order to give us more engine control than we could achieve with the original manufacturers ECU.
We specialise in stand alone ECU recalibration.
For those of you running such a standalone aftermarket ECU such as Omex, MS3pro, ECUMaster, LINK, Megasquirt or similar, we offer agreed price mapping for these systems.
We absolutely pride ourselves in turning out recalibrated systems that run as good as, if not better in some cases than the original car ran from the factory. We dont accept that tuned engines need to run badly and use lots of fuel. In most cases that really is absolute rubbish. Bear in mind that making power with wide open throttle is easy and quite quick to do, but making the engine perform properly at low speed, with good fuel economy and throttle response, in stop start traffic, and when cold, is the very hard and time consuming part. Dont let anyone tell you any different.
An ECU cannot be calibrated properly in an hour or two unless it was almost perfect to start with.
In most cases, we will need the car for a full day and will calibrate your system on the dyno, and we will provide all the expected printouts of flywheel and wheel power, torque, AFR, boost etc that you would expect.
Remapping prices can vary from tune to tune as its very ECU and engine hardware dependant. For example, an 800 BHP twin turbocharged time attack race car would take longer than a 180BHP normally aspirated Peugeot 1.9 GTi road car. So its always best to give us a call and discuss your particular options.
However - in general we can live map your vehicle in one to two days depending on the requirements.
A small job would be dyno tuning time plus 2x operators time on an hourly basis. A more typical job would be expected to take a full working day, primarily performed in our dyno cell and would cost approx £900 inc vat.
The price above covers our dyno cell hire for tuning (£180) and 2x professional calibrators labour for approx 7hrs work on day 1. (£630) and 1hrs work on day 2 which is typically just improving cold start and running performance.