Car Engine Tuning FAQ

Tuning Box Module FAQ

Legal notice:

The installation of an additional control unit represents a structural change which, without being recorded in the vehicle documents by means of a paid individual assessment and test report, can leade to the expiry of the operating license and - if used on public roads - to the loss of insurance cover. A parts certificate is currently not available for this vehicle. Without registration, this system is only suitable for motorsport. Furthermore, any increase in performance through chip tuning can have an impact on the statutory warranty claims against the seller or on the warranty claims against the manufacturer. Before use, inform yourself about the applicable national road traffic laws which may limit use on private roads, race tracks or offroad.

How does the performance tuning work?

Put simply, the output increase is achieved by adjusting the quantity of fuel injected and the ignition time. Our performance tuning box picks up the control unit’s data, optimizes it and then sends the modified values to the diesel pump. The adustments are controlled via microprocessors in the interior of the box.

The box increases output. Does it also increase fuel consumption?

Fuel consumption is reduced in the vast majority of cases provided that the original driving style is maintained. To attain a further reduction in fuel consumption, we recommend you fit a sport air filter. Doing this, you also give your vehicle “a bit more air”. The exhaust gas levels of the optimized vehicle do not change.

Will my vehicle then give off a lot more fumes?

No. Only in the case of poorly fine-tuned electronics can increased particulate emissions arise. This cannot happen with our electronics.

Will the maximum speed increase?

The performance tuning offered by us is designed for a torque and maximum output boost in the lower and middle speed ranges. Nevertheless, maximum speed is increased in practically all vehicles, since the torque is also increased here. The increase amounts to approx. 5-10 km/h depending on the vehicle.

Why should the supplementary electronics also be set and tuned?

If you accept the basic setting of the electronics, you are throwing away potential horsepower. Every vehicle is unique, affected by deviations in series production. For this reason, standard preset electronics can never attain the maximum potential increase in output.

How long is the warranty for the functionality of the tuning box?

The components we use are quality components from the computer industry. We pay especially close attention to the quality of our electronics and of the original compatible connections. In the electronics field, only brand names made by IBM, Fujitsu-Siemens and Hitachi are used. They have the same specifications as those of the car manufacturers. For this reason, a 24-month warranty is given on components fitted and on the software.

Can the change be noticed externally?

No. But the output can naturally be measured, e.g. on the test stand. It can’t, however, be read from the electronics, with a diagnostic instrument.

Might the car heat up more than before?

The oil temperature rises (only at full load) very slightly. For example, in the case of an Audi TDI at constant full load, the increase is 8 degrees.

Will the car have a shorter service life after the alteration?

With tuning, the increase of the engine power is achieved by optimizing the engine and by using the tolerance of different parts of the engine, and at the same time does not fall within the limits of engine operation. According to previous experiences, range of diesel engine efficiency goes up to 60% of the initial value. For normal use of the vehicle, regular oil changes and regular service, engine life is not reduced. Only if you drive in constant ‘sport’ style, you will have to change car oil more frequently than recommended by your car producer.

Why doesn’t the manufacturer just set the vehicle to the optimal value?

The manufacturer builds a car for the global market. In other countries, the fuel often doesn't correspond to our quality norm. Furthermore, continuous running at extreme heights can impair combustion. These, of course, are characteristics that do not have to be taken into account in Europe. The manufacturing tolerance can also be a factor. When the vehicle is on the test stand after production, the output might have to be boosted somewhat. That’s why tolerances are necessary.

Because of the higher output, must the brake be changed too?

The TÜV (German equivalent of the MOT) gives the brake 20% increased output, calculated taking the largest engine in which the brake system is used.

Are there any particularities for an automatic vehicle?

No. Automatic vehicles have a different control unit, but otherwise there is no difference as regards increase in output. The automatic vehicle is automatically adjusted.

Drive Booster Module FAQ

What are the benefits of the Drive Booster Module?

The Drive Booster Module will improve the response time of the throttle pedal and you'll get an immediate response from the engine. In other words, Drive Booster Module eliminates throttle lag, but the torque output of your vehicle will not change.

Without Drive Booster Module and by constantly driving at full throttle the ECU will receive more high speed signals and adapt the engine performance to suite the style of driving that will make the engine performance more dynamic. But it is impossible and also bad for your engine to maintain that kind of driving regime so ECU eventually returns its state to standard. This is where Drive Booster Module kicks in - you simply plug it and your vehicle becomes more responsive and dynamic.

Is there a different Drive Booster Module for each vehicle?

Each Drive Booster Module is custom suited for each specific vehicle because of the different operating systems between different manufacturers and even between different models of the same manufacturer. By customizing each order we make sure that the customers get the Drive Booster Module that works best for their vehicle.

Can I press the throttle all the way and get the same effect?

No, you still wouldn't get the same effect, and by doing that frequently you can damage the throttle cluster and drivetrain! Human physical actions can't match the electronic signals that Drive Booster Module provides.

What is the difference between regular Tuning Module and Drive Booster Module?

Tuning modules increase the engines horsepower and torque. Drive Booster Modules modify only the vehicles throttle response time and therefore you get better acceleration.

Does the Drive Booster Module increase fuel consumption?

Drive Booster Module does not alter the amount of fuel injected into the engine. It only improves the response time of the throttle pedal. Your driving behavior is the main factor which will affect the fuel consumption, and by driving standardly you will even see decrease in the fuel consumption.

Do I need to inform the authorities after installing the Drive Booster Module?

That is not necessary because the Drive Booster Module does not make any change in car design or in the ECU software, it only sends different signals from the throttle pedal to ECU. Your insurance cover will not be affected since the engine remains standard. Drive Booster Module complies with the 2014/30/EU directive relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

Does the Drive Booster Module have any effect on the lifespan of vehicle’s engine?

It does not have any effect. Driving style and the level of care are the main factors for the operational reliability of your vehicle.

Will my vehicle emit more particle emissions/smoke with Drive Booster Module?

The Drive Booster Module does not change the air and fuel ratio in the engine so the emission levels and the exhaust gas filter will not be affected.

How long is the warranty for the functionality of the Drive Booster Module?

The Drive Booster Module comes with a 2 year warranty.

What is your return policy?

If you are not satisfied with it, you can return the Drive Booster Module within 14 days you've received it, no questions asked.