What is a remap, and what is a tuning box?
A remap is a modification to the cars factory ECU (engine control unit) by which the fuelling of the car is changed at various points to improve power and/or fuel economy. A good remap is carried out on a rolling road, where the remapper uses a computer to reprogram your ECU with new software.
A diesel tuning box provides very similar modifications to the cars fuelling, however instead of modifying the vehicles ECU software, this is left alone and the tuning box plugs into the cars wiring loom. This enables the tuning box to modify the signals from the ECU in real time meaning that if the tuning box were to be removed, the vehicle returns back to standard.
So which is better?
Customers often ask us why they should pick a tuning box over a remap or vice versa: we would like to give you the unbiased facts so you can make an informed decision.
The most important point to make is: not all diesel tuning boxes are the same. Similarly not all remaps are the same. Which one is right for you is entirely dependant on your personal requirements.
Both high quality diesel tuning boxes and high quality remaps can give very good results, improving power and toruqe, reducing turbo lag and improving fuel economy (MPG).
Unfortunately there are many companies out there which offer poor quality remaps and possibly even more companies which offer poor quality diesel tuning boxes, both of which offer a combination of poor performance and potential for damage to your vehicle.
Here at Bluespark Automotive we are prepared to put our money where our mouth is, offering a 28 day no quibble money back guarantee, as well as a 2 year warranty on all Bluespark products.
Presuming that you are comparing products of similar quality, our comparison is as follows:
Bluespark Pro Tuning Box