The ECU (Engine Control Unit) is the brain of the engine. This is the part of the engine that decides how much fuel and air will be mixed, squirted into the cylinder and ignited. Remapping means changing its normal performance to make it more powerful or in most cases more economical. This is why GT AutoWorks offers remapping in Gainsborough. Here is a look at the benefits of your ECU being remapped.
Lower Fuel Consumption
ECU remapping has actually proven to fuel efficient especially for most fuel guzzlers in the market. You can save a lot when it comes to expenses you incur on fuel. If you are into vehicles, you will realize that there are some vehicles that consume more fuel than what is expected. This is due to the restrictions set by their manufacturers. However, ECU remapping is a modern process that can maximize your fuel consumption.
The original engine maps will be revised with new maps that optimise the way the engine burns fuel. So the new maps recalibrate fuel pressure, fuel injector duration and fuel timing to enable the engine make the best use of the fuel that’s available.
More Responsive Engine
You will have a more responsive engine once the limitations on your vehicle have been lifted and removed. When you set your foot on the accelerator, your engine will run more quickly and efficiently. You’ll find that gear changes are smoother, flat spots are eliminated, and overtaking other vehicles is faster, easier and safer.
Increased Torque and Power
ECU remapping can also increase power and torque delivered by your engine. Normally, a turbo diesel engine will benefit the most from a remap, with a 35% improvement in power. Once the engine has been remapped, peak engine torque and power will be available earlier in the rev range. This eliminates the need for high revving to enhance flexibility and power in all the gears.
But as you change the performance of your engine, there are certain parts of your car you must make alterations to enjoy the full benefits of ECU mapping. Here is a look.
Wider wheels and tires
For fast roads and track cars, it is important to also consider getting wider wheels and tires. They improve road-holding and turn-in precision. Braking is also efficient with these types of tires. It is important to understand that extra weight can overwhelm shock damping and springs which reduces loose-surface tracking stability. Plus-sizing wheels improves handling.
High-Performance Shocks/Springs/Coil-Over Springs
A powerful engine and improved torque will definitely require better shocks. Since the tires will stay in contact with the road on bumps and at much higher speeds, you will need springs and shocks that change the height of your car for maximum performance.
Other parts to change include:
• Larger Anti-Roll Bars
• Adjustable Top Strut Mounts, Chassis Braces
• Stiffer Motor Mounts
• High-Temperature Brake Pads
Full remapping services as well as performance parts fitting and fast road/track prep are available at GT AutoWorks. Call or pop in and we’ll have a chat about how you can get the most out of your car and increase your smiles per gallon!