EQT Custom E-Tune (VW/Audi MQB)
About Our Tuning
The VAG MQB platform comes with incredibly sophisticated engine management systems from the factory. Working with these ECU's requires an intimate knowledge of engine dynamics and software engineering to be able to properly understand and modify the functionality. Luckily, we have decades of experience in both fields and acquired our own Golf R as an R&D vehicle. We have been working very closely with Cobb Tuning and EcuTek through the development of their tuning software for this platform. This close relationship gives us early access to the newest features and input into further development and refinement of the system. Using this software, we have spent the past few years developing and refining our tunes for your MQB Platform car. Countless hours of in house dyno testing, drivability road testing, and track torture testing went into the development of our calibrations. So you can be sure your car will perform optimally while retaining excellent drivability characteristics and a healthy margin of safety built into every tune.
We go way beyond the standard fuel, boost, and ignition adjustments that are common in the tuning world. We spent the time to go through and map out the complete torque control system, the complex ignition control and knock detection systems, the sophisticated turbo and airflow modeling systems, the fuel management and injection timing systems, and countless other parameters. The end result can be felt any time you drive the car on a track, a fun road, or even for your regular grocery run. We also offer all the custom features from Cobb. These include our own customized traction control system, flat foot shifting, and burbles/crackles.
About Custom E-Tuning
While our refined base map tunes are a great choice for cars with basic modifications, this custom e-tuning service takes over from there. This service is highly recommended for cars with heavier or more customized modifications like water/meth injection, upgraded turbos, upgraded fuel pumps, ethanol blends, race gas, etc. This is also a great option for those with basic modifications who want to get the absolute most out of their tune and to customize it to their specific goals, use, and driving environment.
How it works:
When you purchase a custom e-tune, you will provide us with details about your car and setup. We will then craft and e-mail you a customized base map for your car that will work as a starting point for the process. You will then follow instructions to install the map on your car and gather data via logging which will be e-mailed to us for review. We will review and revise the tune, and then repeat until the tune is perfectly dialed in. The entire process generally takes 4-8 revisions, though we do not implicitly limit the number of revisions. We generally get revisions out within a week of receiving logs. The goal of every tune is to dial in the car as perfectly as possible and to customize the feel to the specific driver's preference. During the entire tuning process, you will have a clear line of communication with our expert tuner.
Live E-Tune Session
Instead of going through the standard e-tune process which can take 3-8 weeks to complete, we also offer an option to schedule a Live Tuning Session with one of our tuners. The process for this is very similar in that we exchange logs and revisions until the tune is dialed in. However, with this option, we get everything done in one day over the course of 2-4 hours. Many customers choose to also schedule dyno time at their dyno facility of choice to help complete the tuning session. This can make the process even smoother and will provide a more dialed in result. The other option is to complete the required data logs on a safe closed road/track. In either case, the customer must have a reliable internet connection and must be able to perform logs in a timely manner.
The Live E-Tune Session adds $100 to the cost of the tune. This $100 reserves your time slot when you schedule with us. If you miss the appointment for any reason that is not our fault, the $100 fee is forfeited and you will be required to pay a second fee when re-scheduling your appointment. If you notify us of a need to re-schedule with at least 1 week notice, the appointment fee will not be forfeited.
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