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Pro Tune IDM-6 – Ignition Driver

Pro Tune IDM-6 – Ignition Driver

The perfect solution for ignition coils without integrated power drivers in engines with up to 6 cylinders in sequential mode, developed to guarantee suitable tension and current levels, also protecting the coil(s) from possible activation failures. Easy to install using just one connection to ground. Features 14 pin waterproof connector. 6 ignition outputs. No 12 V supply required. Robust and durable. Protection against over-voltage, over-current and continuous actuation. Specification Build in an anodised aluminum chassis. Maximum current output: 12 A. Clamp Voltage: 380 V. Maximum Dwell: 80 ms. Operating temperature: -10 to 105ºC. Dimensions: 95 x 80 x 36mm. Weight: 420 grams. Downloads IDM-6 Datasheet IDM-6 Wiring Harness DatasheetView more

$280.55

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Pro Tune PR-SPORT – ECU

Pro Tune PR-SPORT – ECU

Pro Tune PR-Sport is an electronic management system for engines and data acquisition. It has integrated tools for control of injection and ignition systems up to 6 cylinders in semi-sequential mode, compatible with most 2 and 4 stroke engines. The ECU has functions to control modern systems such as drive-by-wire throttles and boost control. In addition, it features integrated wideband lambda control, serial communication interface and up to 8 programmable user functions allowing great versatility and providing the ideal solution for professionals and enthusiasts alike. The Pro Tune PR Sport is one of three ECU’s currently offered by Pro Tune. Pro Tune PR Sport (Entry level up to 6 cylinders) Pro Tune PR -4 (Mid range up to 8 cylinders) Pro Tune PR-8 (Advanced up to 12 cylinders) Pro Tune PR-Sport Product Overview: Standard Functions Boost Control Launch Control Full Throttle Shift Asymmetric Ignition User Programmable Functions Secondary Injector Bench Lambda Control Idle Control Emergency Map Continuous Data Logging Anti Lag Traction Control Lambda Learning Lambda Control ETC Control (external driver required). Features Built into a HS100 polymer chassis, ensuring durability whilst minimising weight. 8 user-programmable functions, allowing customisation of to meet specific requirements of each application. Pre-defined protection strategies in events such...View more

$676.14

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Pro Tune CB 1204 – Connect Box Expander / Logger

Pro Tune CB 1204 – Connect Box Expander / Logger

Connect Box 1204 is an instrumentation device which can be used alone, or with a Pro Tune TDL or ECU. It has 8 analogue inputs, 4 digital inputs, 6 thermocouple conditioners and 4 configurable outputs, internal datalogging and USB, Serial and CAN communication. The perfect hardware for acquiring data during calibration or as a powerful tool for expanding inputs when used as part of a Pro Tune network. Available alone or with Pro TuneCB1204 wiring harness. Features Easily configurable using Pro Tune Workbench. USB connection. 4 Mb internal datalog memory with frequency log rate up to 50Hz. 6 integrated type “k” thermocouple controllers. Wide number of applications beyond motorsport as craft instrumentation, stationary generators, agricultural machinery and general industrial applications. Full integration with TDL and another Pro Tune’s devices. Ability to use channels directly on Pro Tune ECUs. Voltage supply directly from USB port to setup. Can be used with others CB1204, up to 4 Connect Box with PR-4 or PR-8 Specification General Built in a compact and slim anodized aluminum chassis. 36 pin waterproof connector. USB communication. Operating temperature: -10 to 105 °C. Protections: battery polarity inversion; power supply transient and CAN bus line. Resistant to water splashes and...View more

$971.39

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Pro Tune PSW-10 – Power Switch

Pro Tune PSW-10 – Power Switch

PSW-10 is a solid state digital power module (also known as a power distribution unit), which allows the user to switch 10 channels, up to 20A each, quickly and efficiently. It completely replaces the need for fuses and relays in circuits that it controls. The unit has status and error lights, and outputs can be configured to time-in, time-out and intermittent operation. The aluminum case is waterproof and vibration resistant, with protection against short-circuit and over-current. Pro Tune PSW-10 Features: 10 outputs capable of 20 A each. Time-in Programming (response time for output on trigger). Time-out Programming (response time for output off trigger). Intermittent Programming (used as emergency flashers) Aluminum case with resin board ensuring durability and vibration resistance. Status LEDs indicating if the channel is active, inactive or in error. Protection against short-circuits. Pro Tune PSW-10 Specification: Waterproof connectors. Protection against short-circuit and over current. Maximum operating frequency: 20Hz. Supply voltage: 8 to 16 V. Maximum total current: 120 A. Ground activated. Dimension: 23mm x 102mm x 145mm. Weight: 500 grams. Pro Tune PSW-10 Downloads (External Links) PSW-10 Datasheet PSW-10 Wiring Harness Datasheet  View more

$829.52

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SpeedFactory 4 Bar MAP Sensor K Series – New Style Civic Si/S2000/CRZ (1-43+PSI)

Speedfactory 4 Bar MAP Sensor – 06-09 Honda S2000, R18, 2012 + Civic Si, 2013 + ILX, 09-10 TSX and CRZ SpeedFactory 2.5, 3, 4 & 7 Bar MAP (Manifold Absolute Pressure) sensors use state of the art bipolar op amp circuitry with thin film resistor networks built into each micro chip. Pressure changes are calculated on a true linear 0-5 volt scale via a specially designed silicon pressure sensor that also compensates for temperature changes. The unique ability to compensate for temperature changes allows the SpeedFactory 4 Bar MAP sensor to remain a minimum of 99% accurate from 32 degrees F to 180 degrees F through out its range of scale. With the true linear pressure vs. voltage scale there is never a need to re-tune at different altitudes as with other sensors. Competitors sensors on the market don’t have true linear scaling which can cause your engine to go out of tune with elevation changes, often resulting in idle problems, poor driveability, and catastrophic engine damage. SpeedFactory 4 bar MAP sensors can precisely calculate boost pressure from 1-43+ psi (7 bar 1-80+ psi,) while still allowing smooth stock OEM drivability at any boost level. Conveniently packaged in an...View more

$131.64

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 59 BHP And 73 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 59 BHP And 73 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 32 BHP And 69 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 32 BHP And 69 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 32 BHP And 59 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 32 BHP And 59 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 29 BHP And 85 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 29 BHP And 85 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 26 BHP And 62 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 26 BHP And 62 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 25 BHP And 98 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 25 BHP And 98 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 21 BHP And 37 Nm Increase In Torque

Superchips EPC Tuning Box Increase Of 21 BHP And 37 Nm Increase In Torque

The EPC tuning box can only be installed at our fitting centre in Wrexham by our trained fitters.The EPC tuning box gives you the user the ability to change the remap on your vehicle without having to have the ECU unlocked or leave any trace that this product has been installed on your vehicle. The EPC box works by allowing you to tweek fuel and boost setting within your vehicles ECU until you are happy with the power that your vehicle delivers.The best feature of the EPC is the box will not leave a trace that it has been installed when you need to take your vehicle to a main dealer so long as you remember to remove the box from within your engine compartment.Superchips also offer a 7 day money back guarantee should you not be completly satisfied with this product.As the tuning box is altered by you the end user Superchips are unable to offer a warranty, but there is a 4 year warranty on the Superchips tuning box.View more

$573.89

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WHAT IS ENGINE MANAGEMENT AND TUNING?

Management and tuning can describe a huge variety of modifications and adjustments, from routine adjustment of the ignition system and carburetor to major engine overhauls. At the other end of the spectrum performance tuning of an engine can include modifying even the core design of the engine.

Adjusting the air-fuel ratio, idling speed, distributor point and spark plug gaps, ignition timing and carburetor balance were basic maintenance tasks with older engines, but in modern engines fitted with fuel injection and electronic ignition many of these tasks are automated - although they can be calibrated if the car is to be used for non-standard purposes such as drag racing.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ENGINE MANAGEMENT AND TUNING

Engine tuning

This term refers to adjusting or modifying the engine or its control unit, usually referred to as the Engine Control Unit or ECU. The aim of the adjustment is to improve performance, economy, power output or durability. There is often a trade-off when trying to achieve these goals: an engine that has been optimally tuned for fuel consumption might suffer performance loss, while an engine tuned for optimum performance might use more fuel.

Chip tuning

Modern car engines are fitted with an EMS or Engine Management System which can be adjusted to various settings, all of which produce different performance and fuel consumption outcomes.

Manufacturers often make a limited number of engines which are then used in a variety of platforms and models. This enables these manufacturers to sell cars in different countries and to different groups of buyers without having to build different engines for all these markets. This allows for one engine to be used by all these people, because the engine can be tuned to suit their specific requirements.

In this regard chip tuning refers to modifying a programmable, erasable ROM chip in a car's ECU (electronic control unit) to improve power, fuel efficiency or emissions.

Remapping

Remapping is a fairly new and very simple form of tuning. It is most often performed on turbocharged engines that are fitted with modern ECUs. The majority of new cars have ECUs, most of which are supplied by Delphi Technologies or Bosch. These are fitted with firmware that controls a variety of settings for the fuel injection system and engine to operate.

The factory develops its standard firmware to achieve a balance between power, fuel consumption, fuel emissions, torque, service levels and reliability. This means that standard factory firmware never uses the engine's maximum performance potential because they are 'under-tuned' to strike a balance between the various factors mentioned above.

This is where remapping comes in. Having a remap installed simply means installing new software (map) on the ECU that re-calibrates the system for optimum performance. The 'map' software unlocks the existing, but unused potential of the car's engine and can increase both torque and BHP across the whole rev range.

In most cases this simply means an expert plugging a computer into your car's OBD2 port and loading the new software. The map can be custom-configures and the technician will normally take the car for a drive to tweak the computer system until it's exactly right for the purpose you want to use it for.

If your vehicle is still under warranty and you do not want to lose that protection, using an EPC tuning box will enable you or a technician to remap the car's ECU without leaving behind any trace.

Performance powerpacks

For those car owners who really want to get every ounce of performance from their cars, the performance powerpack is a great option. A good powerpack will include a variety of maps (see above for explanation) so the various ECU settings can be adjusted or re-adjusted depending on the driver's specific needs at the time.

Apart from that these packs also normally include a high flow air filter, which combined with the different maps offer even more performance benefits. The air flow directly affects the amount of fuel that can be added, and anything that restricts the airways through the engine limits the maximum amount of air and therefore the maximum amount of fuel.

A high flow air filter catches a high percentage of particles that might not only hinder airflow, but could also damage the engine. Such a filter reduces the resistance to airflow and thus enables more air to pass. It therefore also enables the fuel system to add more fuel to the mix, which in turn boosts engine power.

THE FINAL WORD

Whatever your reasons, if vehicle performance is one of your top priorities then modern technology has the answer in the form of re-calibrating the software that controls your car's engine to unlock its true power potential. Add the right kind of air filter and you have the ultimate performance package.