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Flatirons Tuning Tech Tip - The most important question - Where to start modifying your car?
As with most things, if you have a modern turbo-charged car, and you want to start making more power, a good starting point is critical.
For this video, we are going back to the beginning to go over what we have found to be the best first step as you are starting to unlock your car's potential.
And we even have a stock BMW 335i to demonstrate :-)
All modern cars have a computer, or ECU, that controls how the engine runs. And in the case of a modern turbo-charged car, that ECU has a massive amount of control over how much fuel, timing, and boost pressure the engine uses to make power. And as you have no doubt heard, if you re-flash, or re-program that ECU, it is possible to make a lot more power with little to no other modifications.
So if you are looking for where to start when it comes to modifying your car, and making more power, the answer is simple. You need to find a way to monitor and re-flash or tune your ECU.
And there are two reasons for this. The first is that this is the best way to make sure that your engine is performing at its best. But the second, and more important reason, is to make sure that your engine is making that power safely.
Our preferred device to re-flash or re-calibrate an ECU is the Cobb Access Port. There are a number of reasons for this but the main one is that Cobb Tuning puts in a significant amount of work to ensure that their off the shelf tunes not only maximize the performance of your car, but that they do so safely and reliably.
For all the details on what the Cobb Access Port does, please watch the video, and if you decide that you need an Access Port for your car, well, you are in the right place!
From our very beginning, our team has been made up of enthusiasts that bring a wide range of experience to the table which gives us the ability to give our customers information and support unlike any other tuning company.