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on video Which ECU is Right For You? - REFLASHED OEM vs STANDALONE ECU

 


Here at HPA Labs one of the most commonly asked questions is 'should I reflash my factory OEM ECU or install an aftermarket standalone ECU?'. It is very difficult and sometimes impossible for us to answer this question for others. Hopefully, the article below will help some potentially unsure or confused future tuners out there make an informed and confident decision.

In this article: Your Tuning Options | Pros & Cons | Which tuning option is the best?

As a professional engine tuner, my passion is getting the best out of an engine. Perhaps that's maximum power, but it could equally mean improved fuel economy and perfect driveability. Just because an engine rolled off the production line a certain way doesn't mean that's the end of the story. Modifying cars is always about improving, polishing, refining and personalizing – and this same philosophy can be just as easily applied to the engine.

If you love modifying engines as much as I do, then you're in luck. Right now we have access to some of the most advanced engines ever produced, but more importantly, we also have access to the technology to tweak them, refine them and optimize them. And that technology is what we're going to be discussing today.

In this article, we're going to investigate the options available for tuning your engine. I'm talking about optimizing the fuel delivery and ignition timing to suit your specific modifications – not bolt on hardware. There are literally hundreds of options in the marketplace for tuning your engine, but essentially they're all trying to do the same thing. Modern engines may have a lot of complexities, but when we get down to bare bones it always comes back to fuel and ignition.


 


Here at HPA Labs one of the most commonly asked questions is 'should I reflash my factory OEM ECU or install an aftermarket standalone ECU?'. It is very difficult and sometimes impossible for us to answer this question for others. Hopefully, the article below will help some potentially unsure or confused future tuners out there make an informed and confident decision.

In this article: Your Tuning Options | Pros & Cons | Which tuning option is the best?

As a professional engine tuner, my passion is getting the best out of an engine. Perhaps that's maximum power, but it could equally mean improved fuel economy and perfect driveability. Just because an engine rolled off the production line a certain way doesn't mean that's the end of the story. Modifying cars is always about improving, polishing, refining and personalizing – and this same philosophy can be just as easily applied to the engine.

If you love modifying engines as much as I do, then you're in luck. Right now we have access to some of the most advanced engines ever produced, but more importantly, we also have access to the technology to tweak them, refine them and optimize them. And that technology is what we're going to be discussing today.

In this article, we're going to investigate the options available for tuning your engine. I'm talking about optimizing the fuel delivery and ignition timing to suit your specific modifications – not bolt on hardware. There are literally hundreds of options in the marketplace for tuning your engine, but essentially they're all trying to do the same thing. Modern engines may have a lot of complexities, but when we get down to bare bones it always comes back to fuel and ignition.


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