Chiptuning - Benefits, and why has not the manufacturer already done it?

Since the beginning of the automobile history, modifications on the engine has been done. Even on Henry Ford's model A the driver was able to control the ignition with a ruler on the steering column. The goal was to improve the performance of the engine, by adjusting the optimal ignition timing, and the best possible Fuel to Air ratio. Many days have went by and the technology of the engines has improved dramatically during the last 20 years. Electronic injection systems, direct injection, and electronic ignition systems enables to gain respectable power out of 'small' engines, engineers would have dreamed of some years ago. Today, all the engine settings are controlled and regulated by the ECU (Engine Control Unit). The software in the ECU control Fe. the ignition timing, fuel supply, turbo-boost, etc. to get the best possible performance. And that's exactly the problem. The manufacturer has to compromise many facts. The reasons for this are:

  • differences in the fuel quality in different countries
  • exhaust emission by using bad fuel
  • overdrafts of service-intervals
  • different driver-profiles
  • weather-factor (extreme heat and frostiness)
  • country-specific exhaust values
  • financial reasons like insurance-grades

So the manufacturer needs to be content with a compromise-solution to ally all these facts. There are also big fabrication tolerances, which the manufacturer wants to avoid by restricting the ECU software. The result is a pretty weak and conservative software for your car's ECU. Our task is to eliminate this compromises. We optimize and individualize the software of your car in a way, which leaves reserves for tolerances, but not with the intensity of the manufacturer. The software is individually developed for your country (petrol quality, emission... ) to keep the car/engine within all these tolerances.

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