EcuTek Subaru ECU remapped ECUs
EcuTeK Re-Mapped ECU's
What is EcuTeK?
EcuTeK is the remapping of the factory computer (ECU) available for a wide range of Subaru Turbo & Mitsubishi EVO and Ralliart models
Why do you remap the ECU?
To improve drivability, torque, power and fuel economy of your car. To make the most of each level of performance hardware upgrade reliably, and even tuning standard cars to unleash reserve potential. How is it done? With the ground breaking software that EcuTeK in the UK began developing back in 1999, and continue to do so with a team of 5 engineers, we are actually able retune the factory ECU with a lap top computer through the factory “OBD11” or “Can-Bus” ports so that it still works in entirely the same manner as the manufacturer designed it, with improved maps to suit your needs and/or modifications to your car.
What is a map?
An ECU has between 80 and 300 maps inside, most ECU maps have 2 axis with pre-set values at given load sites, only with EcuTeKs engineered tuning tools do we have the ability to log, evaluated and make accurate changes to each value in each load site.
Why can EcuTeK and S&J achieve so much more than the factory?
Facts about EcuTeK, and how a tune can benefit your pride & joy:
We insist on using APE's State of the Art Dyno Cell because:
What is RaceROM?
RaceROM is a suite of feature enhancements available for OEM ECUs tuned with EcuTek tuning tools, which offers increased tuning & driving capabilities. RaceROM is available for specific ranges of engine management systems, initially for Subaru electronic throttle (Drive-by-wire) based ECUs. It will also be available for Nissan GT-R shortly.
Without question, the OEM ECU offers the best cold start, driveability and refinement when compared to aftermarket ECU hardware. However, many aftermarket ECUs provide extra (generally motorsport related) features, that many enthusiasts desire. Unfortunately, when replacing the standard ECU with an aftermarket ECU, the refinement of the standard ECU is often lost.
Now with EcuTek RaceROM, this compromise is no longer necessary. By way of a software upgrade to the standard ECU, RaceROM adds many custom calibration options to the standard OEM ECU, offering features beyond the standard fuelling, ignition and boost control, yet retaining its driveability, sophistication and fuel economy.
RaceROM Custom Maps allow the tuner to modify the behaviour
of the factory ECU by inserting additional maps into the ECU's normal
calculations for parameters such as ignition timing, fuel, boost & VVT, and
even repurpose inputs and outputs to measure custom sensors or solenoids not
featured on the standard vehicle.
The Auto Blip feature applies a short burst of throttle when the driver is down-shifting under braking. This raises the RPM to help provide a smooth entry into the lower gear by reducing engine braking.
Flat-foot Shifting allows you to keep your foot flat on the accelerator while changing gears, to minimise your gear change time and keep engine speed and torque up for when the next gear is engaged.
We also adjust the torque to maximise power when engaging the next gear.
The RaceROM Flex Fuel system provides calibration options to import an ethanol content sensor to the factory ECU and allows custom compensations based on the percentage of ethanol in the fuel system. This is done automatically and requires no user intervention once the system has been calibrated correctly, you don't need to switch maps or have a separate tune. You just get in the car, fill it up, and drive.
Note: Power gains from E-85 fuel over 98-Ron fuel exceed 20kw at the wheels in most cases!
Exactly as it sounds "Launch Control" allows us to tune a predetermined stationary RPM limit that once activated and launched will progressively allow the engine to accelerate to its fixed RPM limit therefore providing greater traction, consistency and driveline reliability vs launching your car without the aid!
Note: Some models allow the extra feature of "User Adjust Launch Control RPM Limits".
Map switching provides separate customisable tuning modes, which can be changed on-the-fly by the driver using either the cruise control switchgear or the defog-switch (dependant on car model).
These modes can be customised to provide bespoke settings such as:
The map switching also works with other RaceROM features such as Launch Control, Flat-foot Shifting, Throttle Auto-blip or Speed Density. It can also be combined with the RaceROM Custom Maps to enable custom features and functions under certain conditions.
We pride ourselves here at S & J as being one of Australia's Leading tuners of Subaru's and to us tuning is exactly that, not just achieving a high peak dyno figure, we are renown for our improvements to torque, power, drivability and fuel economy with no compromise to reliability!
EcuTeK from another perspective
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