We are able to totally transform the drivability of all late model Land Rover models, from 1998 to date. With our vast experience of Land Rovers, attention to the finest detail, and many years of tuning expertise, our remaps produce real results that are quite simply second to none!
Every car we see responds differently to tuning, due to differences in mileage, vehicle spec, and indeed to varying tolerances of engine manufacturing. For this reason, each and every car get's it's own unique, custom mapping, to bring out the best of the engine.
Many Land Rover owners tow a trailer of some sort, and it's when doing this, that the weaknesses of the car are really highlighted. Big horsepower conversions are not to everybody's taste, as often our customers just want to brighten the car up a little, without putting too much strain on the engine and drive train, and maintain respectable levels of fuel economy.
We focus mainly on removing the flat spots and improving torque so less gear changes are required, especially when towing. This gives a much more relaxing drive, and the engine will not have to rev so high, as the low end torque will pull you through the gears effortlessly.
A remapped engine management system will significantly improve acceleration when overtaking, and make motorway cruising much more relaxing. It transforms the drivability of the car, but doesn't have an adverse effect on fuel economy when driven normally. In fact, most customers report an overall improvement in mpg!
Pulling out of junctions will no longer be a gamble, as you'll have the confidence that your car will be able to quickly, and safely pull away without fear of it bogging down.
We produce specific remaps to give you what you need from your Land Rover, from a subtle fuel economy tune, to a high powered drag racer! In every case, the power will be delivered with smoothness and precise control
The Monster Tuning Process
Before we even start the tuning process, it is important for us to get an idea of how your car is driven, what the mileage and service record is like, and where you feel the engine's shortfalls are? We would carry out an engine diagnostic check, to ensure that all engine systems are running correctly, and that there are no unusual fault codes stored in the ECU's memory. Once we've done this, the tuning can begin!
One of the things that makes us so unique, is that all our remapping is done 'on the road', so we can easily gauge engine response under a number of real world tests, and make adjustments where necessary as we drive, until we have a final version that we are all completely happy with. We have the capability to 'live map' your car, actually making adjustments while driving or on the rolling road, ensuring the best possible results.
Smoke emissions and Exhaust Gas Temperatures are always taken into consideration, so we can ensure your engine will not be over stressed at any point, and so maintaining the highest levels of reliability.
Although all our tuning is unique, in some cases (Td5 for example) it can generally be broken into various 'stages' of tune, each giving it's own leap in power and torque as the stages increase.
The Stage 1 tune usually consists of an engine ECU remap only. This option is most suited to those who just want a nicer, more relaxing car to drive, while improving fuel economy. This makes the car noticeably quicker throughout the entire rpm range, but most apparent is the huge increase in low end and mid range torque available. This is especially welcome to those that use their Land Rover for towing.
For those with Td5, or Puma Defender models who want more, there is the Stage 2 tune. This involves the fitting of a full size intercooler to take power and torque to the next level. We also increase turbo boost pressure, so as to take advantage of the more efficient intercooler. As this will allow more air (oxygen) to enter the engine, we would also further increase the fuelling to take advantage of the increased oxygen content, and hence produce a more powerful tune.
Typical gains on a Td5 model would look like this:
- Stage 1 tuning (Remap only) will typically raise power to about 150 -155 bhp, with torque in excess of 350Nm
- Stage 2 tuning (Remap, Intercooler, Boost Upgrade) will take this further and push power up to about 170 - 180 bhp, with torque of around 390-400Nm being attainable
Want more? The stage 2 conversion mated with the rest of our tuning products, including our Hybrid Turbo, will give the ultimate Td5 experience, delivering in extreme cases well over 230bhp and 450Nm!
Although the above quoted figures may look very impressive, the focus of our tuning is very much on drivability, and smooth power delivery. Many people can make big power with these engines, but the real benefit with our tuning is in the way it's delivered, and that's the Monster Tuning difference!
We would never sell a generic ready made (5 minute) 'Download' remap, or a generic remapped chip! There is absolutely no way that this kind of tuning can realise the full potential of a mass produced engine. Don't accept anything less than a true custom remap, made to suit your requirements!
When your car goes into a main dealer, sometimes if required, they can do a software upgrade on your car's engine management, which will overwrite our tuning. If this were to happen, we would gladly re-tune the new updated software for free (Not just put the old maps/software back on!!!), as long as you bring your car back to our workshop. Software updates normally happen within the first two years of a vehicles life, to iron out any problems that the manufacturers may have identified. After this age, there is rarely any need for a dealer to touch the software.
Please be aware that remapping can invalidate your vehicles warranty! However, Our remaps and tuning products are used by many franchised main dealers around the world, all of whom have complete faith in our products, as they know that no harm will be caused.
Land Rover Tuning By Post
We can reprogram any Freelander TD4, Range Rover TD6, and Discovery / Defender TD5 engine ecu by post. As long as your car is in good working order, we can tune your ecu here, while your car is still parked on your drive! Obviously, we cannot maximise your engine's tuning potential in this way, so this postal service gives a conservative mapping that is unique to your needs, based on the intended use of your vehicle. The result will be much better throttle response, better mpg, and a significant increase in engine smoothness, power and torque, but without the smoke!
For UK customers, simply send us your engine ecu by Royal Mail Special Delivery (1pm service). This should cost no more than £10 for mainland United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. We will read off your current fuel maps, modify them, and write the new modified tune onto your ecu as soon as we receive it, and then send it straight back to you, same day!
For example, If you sent us your ecu on Monday afternoon, we would receive it Tuesday morning, reprogram it, and then post it back to you so you would receive it Wednesday morning!
This service is also available to most countries throughout the world. Please contact us for a quote.
Postal ECU Remap tuning costs just £250 + vat. This price is the same if you bring your car to us, or send us your ECU in the post.