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ECU Tuning

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All of our maps are completely custom and created in our own workshop, this means we can tailor each map to your vehicle and personal requirements. We do not do 'generic remaps' or run a 'flash and forget' service as we want to spend an appropriate amount of time ensuring the tune is as good as it can be. This obviously comes at a slightly higher price than some companies but as with anything, you get what you pay for! We have a very simple pricing structure for our tuning services, these are outlined further down the page.

As we specialise in only VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda Diesel models, unlike other tuners, we have an in depth knowledge of the software AND hardware modifications required to get the most out of your vehicle. This also means we can be certain all your hardware is functioning correctly before starting to tune, something often overlooked by generic tuners.

We regularly have customers travelling from all around England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales as well as other European counties for our tuning expertise. An additional advantage for the customer is that we carry virtually all replacement parts in stock that may be needed, from general service parts to full turbo kits. Every car we do responds differently to various adjustments made when tuning, this is why each car will read slightly different power even if they have the same engine and specifications. The differences in power can vary dependant on the engines health and condition of the turbo etc. Our live tuning emulator allows us to make changes to the ECU's firmware in real time, meaning we can create the best possible tune without taking the car beyond its safe limits.

Hard Cut Limiter

A hard cut limiter is exactly that, we reprogram the cars ECU to cut the fuelling at a set RPM making the revs bounce off the limiter effectively like a Petrol Engine. See our video of a car with our hard cut limiter programmed into the ECU Software. The sound of the hardcut can vary depending on the Engine, Turbo and Exhaust.

Launch Control

To get the perfect set off we are able to reprogram certain ECU’s to a set RPM limit when stationary or at low speeds (usually <5mph). When set at the correct RPM limit the car will have a perfect balance of power and grip to get a quick set off without spinning up the wheels too much. See our video of a car with launch control.

Hot Start Issue

Some Engines struggle to start when they are hot. A lot of people try multiple solutions to fix the problem changing injectors, seals, batteries etc. with no luck. Usually all can be fixed by changing the ECU Software.


All tuning prices below are given as a guide line prices may vary depending on your ECU Type and Modifications

1.4, 1.9 and 2.0 VE/PD - Bosch ECU

Minor Modifications

£250 + VAT £300 INC VAT

Bolt on Turbo Upgrade

£300 + VAT £360 INC VAT

Bolt on Turbo Upgrade + Injector Upgrade

£400 + VAT £480 INC VAT

Large Turbo Upgrade

£400 + VAT £480 INC VAT

Large Turbo Upgrade + Race Injectors

£500 + VAT £600 INC VAT

Socket ECU (If Required - EARLY VE ENGINES)

£125 + VAT £150 INC VAT

EGR Software Delete
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£100 + VAT
FOC
£120 INC VAT
FOC

Hardcut Limiter
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£100 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£120 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

Launch Control
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£100 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£120 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

Hot Start Fix
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£100 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£120 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

Left Foot Braking
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£100 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£120 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

ECU Types

MSA15.5 / EDCMSA15.5 / EDC15C2 / EDC15C4 / EDC15C6 / EDC15M / EDC15P / EDC15P+ / EDC15V / EDC15VM+ / EDC16U1 / EDC16U31 / EDC16U32 / EDC16U34 / EDC16U43

 

2.0 TDI PPD - Siemens ECU

Minor Modifications

£250 + VAT £300 INC VAT

Large Turbo Upgrade

£400 + VAT £480 INC VAT

EGR & DPF Software Delete
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£250 + VAT
£150 + VAT
£300 INC VAT
£180 INC VAT

Hardcut Limiter
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£100 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£120 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

ECU Types

PPD1.x / PPD1.1 / PPD1.2 / PPD1.3 / PPD1.4 / PPD1.5 / PCR2.1

 

1.6, 2.0, 2.7 & 3.0 + CR - Bosch ECU

Minor Modifications

£400 + VAT £480 INC VAT

Bolt on Turbo Upgrade

£600 + VAT £720 INC VAT

Bolt on Turbo Upgrade + Injector Upgrade

£800 + VAT £960 INC VAT

Large Turbo Upgrade

£600 + VAT £720 INC VAT

Large Turbo Upgrade + CP3 Pump

£800 + VAT £800 INC VAT

Large Turbo Upgrade + CP3 Pump + Injectors

£1000 + VAT £1200 INC VAT

EGR & DPF Software Delete
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£250 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£300 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

Hardcut Limiter
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£150 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£180 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

ECU Types

DC16C2 / EDC16C4 / EDC16CP34 / EDC17 / EDC17C74 / EDC17CP24 / EDC17CP24M&S / EDC17CP44 / EDC17CP44M&S / EDC17CP74 / EDC17C46 / EDC17C54 / EDC17CP54 / EDC17C64 / EDC17CP04 / EDC17CP14 / EDC17CP20 / EDC17U01 / EDC17U05

 

1.2, 1.6, 2.0 TDI - Delphi ECU

Minor Modifications

£500 + VAT £600 INC VAT

Bolt on Turbo Upgrade

£700 + VAT £840 INC VAT

EGR + DPF Software Delete
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£250 + VAT
£100 + VAT
£300 INC VAT
£120 INC VAT

Hardcut Limiter
- SAME TIME AS TUNE

£150 + VAT
£50 + VAT
£180 INC VAT
£60 INC VAT

ECU Types

DCM3.7 / DCM6.2 / DCM6.2V

 

TUNING SERVICES

MINOR MODIFICATIONS

ECU Tuning for STOCK HARDWARE or MINOR MODIFICATIONS (Exhausts, Intercoolers, Air Filters etc.)

BOLT ON TURBO UPGRADE

ECU Tuning for BOLT ON TURBO UPGRADES (Turbos that will work with the stock downpipe) We do not tune hybrid turbochargers!

BOLT ON TURBO UPGRADE + OEM INJECTORS UPGRADE

ECU Tuning for BOLT ON TURBO UPGRADES + OEM INJECTORS UPGRADE (Turbos that will work with the stock downpipe + OEM Injector Upgrade). We do not tune hybrid turbochargers!

LARGE TURBO UPGRADE

Custom ECU Tuning for vehicles fitted with a Large Turbo Upgrade retaining Stock Injectors (GTB Turbo or Similar)

LARGE TURBO UPGRADE + RACE INJECTORS

Custom ECU Tuning for vehicles fitted with a Large Turbo Upgrade (GTB Turbo or Similar) + Race Injectors / Nozzles

LARGE TURBO UPGRADE + RACE INJECTORS

Custom ECU Tuning for vehicles fitted with a Large Turbo Upgrade (GTB Turbo or Similar) + Race Injectors / Nozzles

LEFT FOOT BRAKING

Disables the OEM power cut when braking and accelerating at the same time. Ideal for track use

BESPOKE TUNING

For more complex jobs we offer a bespoke tuning service. These cannot be charged by a set price and will be charged £80 + VAT per hour.


IMITATION PARTS

Due to the increasing number of individuals copying parts manufactured by Darkside Developments, customers who purchase imitation parts from other suppliers will be refused any assistance in fitting, software or technical help. This means we WILL NOT tune any vehicles with parts sold by these suppliers.

If you are considering purchasing parts from these copycats, please consider that we will not be able to work on your vehicle. *All manifolds will now be sent out with the Darkside Tag to prove authenticity. If you are interested in our tuning services or unsure which tune you require, please CONTACT US.