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Old 09-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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Best ECU Upgrade

Thinking of upgrading the ECU software.

What do you think gives the best bang for buck?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:57 AM   #2
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I was very pleased with the custom program that FVD/Brombacher created for me that was specific to my vehicle's modifications . However, there are a couple of things to first consider:

1. Don't expect instant gratification from an ECU "tune" . In most cases, it's merely a subtle improvement in throttle response, fuel efficiency and perhaps a slight bump in hp.

2. It's wise to do all of your mods before re-mappoing the ECU.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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I'm very happy with my Softronic reflash. It's been a couple of years, but the deal I got had the Softronic flash and Durametric software for around $750-800 .
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Im in California where only 91 gas is available is it still worth to do any tuning?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #5
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Im in California where only 91 gas is available is it still worth to do any tuning?
There's a benefit to re-mapping the ECU if significant changes have been made to the vehicle's air intake system and/or exhaust . What this really does, is adjust the ECU's air/fuel parameters to deal with the heightened ratios . Short of that, one would be hard pressed to notice any significant changes in performance on an unaltered engine .
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:44 AM   #6
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Im in California where only 91 gas is available is it still worth to do any tuning?
with the 405 and the 5.. probably not
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #7
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with the 405 and the 5.. probably not
Very true can't go too fast in traffic
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Check Pedro about his upgrade kit.

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