The actual ECU programming for the performance software takes about 3-5 hours, depending
on the car.
The upgraded software is tailored to your specific vehicle by our development partners in
Germany and the new ECU files are usually returned to us overnight.
The ECU tuning procedure is as follows:
We arrange for a date for the tuning. You arrive with your car and we assess your current modifications (if any) and establish basis for your specific tune. Notes are made on brand and upgrades you may currently have on your car, which play a vital role in implementing an exact, tailor-made tune).The duration of the actual tuning depends on your car and ECU model. If we can download the software via the OBD (on-board-diagnostic) connector, the process takes approx 30mins – to 1 hour. Once the software is downloaded, you may have your car back for the day. We then back up a copy of your original software and send it electronically to Germany for modification along with the overview of your current modifications. The programming takes place (usually) overnight and we receive and install your new performance software for your car the next available day. The upload of the modified software usually takes place the next day (or any day of your choice). The upload again takes around 30 min and up to approx 1 hour.If we are unable to tune your car via the OBD connector, we will tune it with the ECU off the car.
If the tune needs to take place off the car, then the procedure takes usually a bit longer – approx 2-3 hours, as we need to take out the ECU off the car, and download the software that way. Usually your vehicle would need to stay with us overnight. If not possible, you can have the car back and come the next day or any day of your choice for the upload of the new performance software.
With our equipment and hardware we can tune over 90% of European cars, sports cars, Porsches, AMG cars, Subaru, Mitsubishi and others. In case we don’t have the right hardware (e.g. Lamborghini tuning) we would need to send out your ECU to Germany for the tuning. If that is the case, the turnaround for such is approx 8 days.
Please contact us in advance with your car details handy so we are able to tell you what procedure applies to your car.
Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi TT, Audi R8
BMW 135, BMW 335i, BMW M3, BMW X5, BMW X5 M, BMW X6, BMW X6M
Bentley Continental, Ferrari F430, Ferrari F599, Lamborghini Gallardo
Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG , Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG, Mercedes Benz ML 63 AMG
Porsche 996 Turbo, Porsche 997 Turbo, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, Porsche Cayenne
Volkswagen Golf, Golf VI, Golf GTI, Golf R, Volkswagen Tiguan, VW Touareg, VW T5