If you’re looking to optimise your 4×4’s overall performance, you can’t go past ECU remapping. Engine Control Unit (ECU) remaps are currently a very popular way to ensure your 4WD is running at peak performance, but what does it actually mean? ECU remapping involves replacing the standard manufacturer’s software file in the ECU and overwriting it with updated software that you can then program to make sure you’re optimising the performance of your 4×4. Here are some reasons you should consider ECU remapping for your vehicle:
We all know the pain on refill day when you’re out of pocket after a long trip away, or maybe even just after being stuck in traffic which is far worse. With the right tuning however, your engine can get more power with less throttle improving your overall fuel economy.
Increased Power and Torque
As mentioned before, the new software is fully customisable- this means you’re taking away whatever restrictions were put on by the vehicle’s manufacturers and that the parameters of the software can be changed specifically to suit your driving needs. It also means you want to make sure you only trust experts to do your remapping so they can customise your 4×4 within its limits, avoiding any damage to the vehicle.
Specifically customised to your 4×4 needs
No-one who buys a 4×4 has it to do just one type of task; maybe you’re beach fishing on the weekends, stuck in peak hour to and from work, and hauling huge loads in between. Whatever it is you bought your 4WD for, ECU remapping is a great way to customise your tune to suit your specific needs. This way, you get the most out of your vehicle and end up saving money in the long run.
Overall Improved Performance
With an ECU remap you’ll see an improvement across a range of areas, including towing, braking, off-road driving, accelerating and cruising to name a few. How can you say no to that! Just like any vehicle upgrade, you want to make sure you’re trusting experts with your most prized asset. This is specifically true for ECU remapping- a cheap and nasty remap could lead to serious (and expensive) issues later down the track. Choose a team who are experts in their field, do the job right, and can give you the best advice and service when it comes to ECU remapping your 4×4. Consider the team at PPD Performance who are well known for their knowledge and service.