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DIY ECU Flashing now available

LSGiant

Moderator
Member
I have not done anything but take the speed limiter out. The challenge with this system is you have to create your own maps. As the tuners can tell you this takes a lot of time.  I just have not had the the time. System does what it says and if you have a little knowledge of excel it is easy to create your maps but there are lots of things to take in account and you need to understand how your engine management system works so you create a drivable map. If I was drag racing a bike this would be super cool as I could create the maps for a certain application. For all the different demands of every day driving it is much more complicated.
 

rev ryder

COG Executive Director
Member
LSGiant said:
I have not done anything but take the speed limiter out. The challenge with this system is you have to create your own maps. As the tuners can tell you this takes a lot of time.  I just have not had the the time. System does what it says and if you have a little knowledge of excel it is easy to create your maps but there are lots of things to take in account and you need to understand how your engine management system works so you create a drivable map. If I was drag racing a bike this would be super cool as I could create the maps for a certain application. For all the different demands of every day driving it is much more complicated.
It appears you can extract and save the original tune.  If that is the case then there is little harm in making changes since you can always "get it back" to where it was.  A lot of small changes can be made and evaluated without much fear or trepidation.  Knowledge is the greater tool, but like the old adage says, "Good tuning comes from experience.  Difficult part is, experience comes from bad tuning."  Or something to that effect.  ;D

I do not recommend that someone that doesn't have a clue about how the internal engine operates to start tuning on their umpteen thousand dollar vehicle, but anyone with some degree of smarts should be able to learn to do this stuff if they apply themselves for a few weeks/months/years (there's no end to the learning).
 

charlie gary

"Special" Assistant to the NWAD
Member
I think I would rather pay for a known good fuel and spark map from a guy like Steve rather than try to figure it out myself and end up toasting my engine by going too lean on the mix.
 
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