Unlock More Torque with a Tune
When you buy a car off the lot, the manufacturer purposely reduces the engine power through the ECU to save you gas money, get you more miles from the engine, and make other high-performance cars seem more appealing.
The best way to increase your car’s torque without any complicated maintenance or repairs is simply a ‘tune.’ A ‘tune’ is a device that will update your car’s ECU or computer and give it different instructions on how to deliver power to the engine.
You will unlock your engine’s full capacity with this tune. It can add 15-30 horsepower and 20-30 lb-ft of torque on most basic cars.
If you have a turbocharger, supercharger, or any other modifications such as a cold air intake, this tune can also add more power to all of those parts that can make your horsepower increase even more. For instance, if you have a turbo set-up, you can make the tune add another lb. of a boost to the turbo, which gains you an instant 50 horsepower.
Plus, the process is very simple! You just plug the hand-held tuner into your car’s ECU port under the steering wheel. It will take a few minutes, [but] you’ll notice the change instantly.
Obviously, there are some dangers with increasing turbo boost and other factors, but for the most part, tunes are pretty safe and will pose no damage to any internal part of your engine.