Remaps vs Tuning Boxes

Remap vs Tuning Box Which Method is Best For Me?

The best tune for you can be determined with a few simple questions. Click the button below to decide your route.

How Are They Different?

Name Remap Tuning Box
Power & Torque Increase Yes Yes
Improve Fuel Efficiency Yes Yes
Custom Maps Yes Yes
Other Modification Compatible Yes Yes
Transferrable to Another Vehicle No Yes
Easy Install and Removal No Yes
Multiple Map Choices No Yes

Manufacturers: Limiting the Power of Engines

The Problem

All modern vehicles have a sophisticated ECU (Engine Control Unit) that controls the performance of every component. The ECU is programmed by the manufacturer to produce a certain amount of power based on:

  • Environment
  • Emissions
  • Fuel Quality
  • Unique Country Specifications
The Solution

Your engine, whether petrol or diesel, is likely to be restricted by the manufacturer or model of your vehicle. In many cases, there is a lot of untapped power to be released and using a TDI-Tuning Box will do this safely.

Engine Power

How Do I Do It?

There are 2 popular ways to increase power by modifying the ECU. The original method was to overwrite parts of the software in the ECU (Remap). This is a permanent change, like installing an operating system onto your computer. A newer, more favourable method for 99% of people, is using a TDI-Tuning Box. This is more like putting a USB stick into your computer, but leaving the original software alone and untouched. It has all the same benefits of a conventional remap and it means the vehicle can changed back to stock condition. Unplug the TDI-Tuning Box and it's reverted back to stock, as if nothing has changed!

Remap Guide

For the vast majority of people, the TDI-Tuning Box is the better solution to tune a vehicle. Choosing a reputable business to carry out the tuning is even more important. Custom remaps still have their place for track cars, and cars with a lot of modifications. If you are looking to refine and improve your driving experience then a TDI-Tuning Box is the ideal solution. If you are looking to create a track car with upgraded turbochargers and fuel pumps, then a custom remap would be the route to take.