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What Is Engine ECU Remapping?

Most modern vehicles contain an ECU (or Engine Control Unit) that is effectively a small computer which controls how the engine works. Vehicle manufacturers de-tune the engine by setting the software on the ECU to default or a Lower power output than the engine or vehicle is capable of.

ECU remapping is the modification of this computer software or file in order to unlock the engines maximum potential for performance or efficiency.


Why is Engine ECU Remapping A Good Idea?

  • Increase in Horsepower & Torque from the Engine.
  • Better Fuel Economy / Lower Running Costs
  • Improved Responsiveness / Greater Drivability.
  • Optimisation

Increase in Brake Horsepower & Torque

Often the most obvious and main reason for an ECU remap is to gain extra performance from a vehicle in the way of BHP and torque. Ultimately leading to a car that accelerates faster than when it left the factory. Some vehicles show increases of up to 100 bhp meaning the car is completely transformed.

Gains in torque means the vehicle performs better underload or while towing.

With such large increases in performance this can transform a vehicle in to one that can outperform higher models for a fraction of the price.

Performance gains that could once only be had from extreme engine modification such as turbo or supercharging can now be had by simply editing your cars ECU.

Improved Efficiency

As well as remapping an ECU for all out performance it is also possible to change parameters with in the ECU software in order to produce a much more efficiently running engine.

With the engine running more efficiently it burns its fuel in a more effective way. Ultimately improving miles per gallon and saving the driver on fuel and running costs.

In a world where so much emphasis is put on greenhouse gases and renewable energy a more efficiently running vehicle can only be a good thing.

Improved Response & Better Drivability

As well as improvements in BHP & Torque once an ECU Remap has been performed the driver will notice the car feels much more responsive. Meaning greater drivability and more power instantly when you need.

This means a more engaging driver experience and leads to faster, safer overtaking.

Optimisation

With our FlashMap software it is now possible to create an ECU file that is truly optimised for each vehicle application. Gone are the days where more power and greater drivability come at the cost of worse fuel economy. With FlashMap we can now create a vehicle remap that encompasses more power, greater torque, better drivability and improvements in fuel economy creating the ultimate all-round ECU remap.


FAQ

What gains can I expect to see from a FlashMap ECU remap?

Gains are dependent on vehicle and application but in some cases we can see BHP and Torque increases of up to 40%. The figures are only part of the story, with a FlashMap ECU remap your vehicle will be transformed and its true potential will be unlocked. Be sure to speak to speak to us for more information on your specific vehicle.

Can my ECU be returned to standard?

Of course. With FlashMap it is always possible to return your ECU back to its factory settings. As easy as it can be remapped it can be returned to standard. However its highly unlikely you will want to do so, once you have experienced the true potential of your vehicle thanks to FlashMap software.

What about fuel economy?

With FlashMap software it is possible to improve power and fuel economy at the same time. An ECU Optimisation will give you the best of both worlds, a better performing vehicle and lower running costs. It is also possible to remap your ECU purely for economy. With this you will notice a big difference in fuel economy.


FlashMap Rolling Road Testing Results

At the FlashMap research & development centre in Turin, Italy. The state of the art rolling road and wind tunnel allows Vehicles to be driven on the rolling road for extended periods of time. Meaning as well as power runs to examine performance gains we can also emulate real world driving conditions to obtain improvement in fuel economy and emissions. Here are some recent test conducted.

That is an increase of 7 MPG at Motorway Speeds!

That is an increase of 3 MPG at Motorway Speeds!

That is an increase of 14 MPG at Motorway Speeds!

That is an increase of 40 BHP & 16 MPG at Motorway Speeds!

That is an increase of 6 MPG at Motorway Speeds!

That is an increase of 50 BHP & 9 MPG at Motorway Speeds!

 

What are the benefits of engine ECU remapping, well with our bespoke engineered FlashMap software it is possible to remap your ECU to suit you and your requirements. Whether this be for outright power gains, improved low end torque, greater drivability, improved fuel economy or even a combination of all of the above, we have the ECU map for you.

The very best quality ECU remapping files.

All ECU remap files are developed in house at our state of the art research and development centre in Turin, Italy. Each file is assessed and edited on an individual basis by one of master technicians in order to tailor the map to your exact requirements.

State of the art testing facility.

Be safe in the knowledge that all ECU remap files are tried and tested in our futuristic testing centre before they are released. A combination of the very latest four wheel dyno rolling road and wind tunnel like air systems ensures that only the very best ECU remapping files are created.

Working within your vehicles mechanical tolerances.

All of our ECU Remap files are developed to work with your car’s existing engine parts and hardware. With our FlashMap software there is no need to change or upgrade any of your vehicles hardware unless you wish. All maps are developed to be well with in mechanical tolerances of your vehicle meaning engine and drivetrain longevity are not compromised.

ECU Optimisation

With our FlashMap software it is now possible to create an ECU file that is truly optimised for each vehicle application. Gone are the days where more power and greater drivability come at the cost of worse fuel economy. With FlashMap we can now create a vehicle remap that encompasses more power, greater torque, better drivability and improvements in fuel economy creating the ultimate all-round ECU remap.