: best way to tune car



lawnstripes
04-12-10, 12:26 AM
as the title says- whats the best way to tune these cars? Buy seperate ecu?

Not looking for anything crazy- CAI + corrective tune

Just dont want to worry about issues with warranty on a 70K car

DrumStix
04-12-10, 12:01 PM
as the title says- whats the best way to tune these cars? Buy seperate ecu?

Not looking for anything crazy- CAI + corrective tune

Just dont want to worry about issues with warranty on a 70K car

If you tune, you can encounter warranty issues, period. Replacement of the ECU is cheap, like $300, but requires several steps to tag it to the vehicle and get it up and running. Kind of a PITA.
I would just have the one in there reflashed and have the stock file available to load back in should you need to go in for warranty work. Not like they are going to send your file in to be read anyway, but going back to stock keeps prying eyes away and you really have nothing to hide at that point that a sudden drop in IQ or memeory can't cover. :cool:
If you are changing to a CAI and your dealer is fine with that, they won't be bird dogging your computer for evidence of a tune. I do my own tuning and knowing what you are dealing with and how to tune will give you the best results in the end rather than leaving it up to someone else. EFI Live and HPTuners work fine for these cars. With my tune I gained 23 RWHP over the mail order one I tested.