About Impact Tuning
Impact Tuning are specialists in the performance tuning of engine management systems improving the efficiency of the engine and giving your vehicle increased power output, torque and fuel economy. From cars tuned for road or track applications to light commercials, trucks, agricultural & even marine engines we can provide a solution to meet your needs. By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.
We are more than just your average chiptuning company as we develop our software in house whilst at the same time working with some of the best tuning houses from across Europe we have ultimate flexibility in both the range of vehicles that we tune and to be able to provide the customer with the very best solution for their needs
We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and it is the forefront of our operation. With reliability, drive-ability and satisfaction being our aim we are sure you will be delighted with the service we offer and have no hesitation in recommending our services to friends and family.
Did you know that you can boost both the power and fuel economy of your car in about 30 minutes, simply by altering the settings on the engine control unit?
It’s a process called ‘remapping’ – and it’s all the rage among petrolheads.
The engine control unit (ECU) is basically a computer that controls how the engine works, a bit like a brain.
But the default settings – or maps – are not necessarily the best they could be, as manufacturers who sell their cars around the world have to take into account different climates, fuel qualities and laws when they program the software.
Car makers are also known deliberately to limit the performance of their cars through the ECU so they can release faster models at a later date, with just a few software changes and a much higher price tag.
Remapping is intended to make the most of your car by overwriting the ECU’s default settings with new software which can be programmed to enhance the car’s overall performance.
It usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour, and modern technology means it’s pretty straightforward.
Previously, the process was called ‘chipping’ and involved the removal of the main microchip from the ECU, which was then replaced with a modified chip. Lots of scope for strife in that process.
If the remapping is successful, you should notice an immediate improvement in the speed and power of your car.
Some remappers claim an increase in horsepower of between 30 and 40bhp and in torque of up to 80nm.
The engine will also be more responsive, so it will be easier to overtake, for example. You might also find that you don’t have to change gear as frequently, boosting the number of miles to the gallon.
Damage to the engine is rare, but you should always choose a reputable firm to carry out the remapping – and preferably a firm that offers a lifetime warranty on the software.
You could even do a remap yourself as you can now buy plug-in kits that come with the software upgrade already installed.
Bear in mind, though, that some cars cannot be remapped, usually because they are too old. If you car was manufactured before 2000, you might have difficulty, but it all depends on the make and model of the vehicle.