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Dyno Tuning Colorado | OTS or Pro Tune?

[fa icon="calendar"] Sep 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM / by Mike Wiener

Dyno Shop ColoradoDyno Tuning in Colorado | You installed modifications like a downpipe and an intercooler, and you are ready for the next step!

You start looking for tuning options on the internet and you see all of these handheld and mail in ECU options.

Yes, they might give you more power. And they can vary in price. But they could not be the safest and they are not going to be sequencing close to the potential out of your car.

Most off the shelf tunes are tested only on one to three cars before packaged up and ready for online promotions. Sure, they may have made decent power and ran great, were they tested in the real world?

But it wasn’t YOUR car. This is where people and the right knowledge make the difference in an improved tune and one that is matched to your motor.

Each car is different and every motor has its quirks and differences. A lot of off-the-shelf (OTS) tunes are limited for that reason. I can tell you this because the off-the-shelf tunes I have purchased in the past are limited on power for the variables that each car carries.

Limiting the potential of the motor then limits the chances of failure that is impossible to fine tune from a distance. Then you have the altitude difference. That could be harmful to your motor depending on the car and ECU adaption capabilities especially on a speed density format.

Dyno Tuning ColoradoNow if you want the most potential (performance & reliability) out of your car find a local tuner. Here your tuner can work around knock and other potential (good and bad) variables. They can turn up the power while on the dyno at a safer level since they are able to monitor and adjust to the hazards and come up along the way.

With this they will be able to safely turn up the power beyond of what an off-the-shelf tune is able to do. By no means does this mean that the car will keep its original reliability as whenever you modify your car, reliability goes out the window. But with that said, having a pro tune is still the safer option!

Spend your money wisely, knowing your tuner, what parameters get affected, what to look out for (later on while driving your car), and you’ll be able to come back for a follow up dyno run to ensure that all is where you want it to be.

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Mike Wiener

Written by Mike Wiener