When you think of performance oriented SUVs, the BMW X5M is probably near the top of your list. Outputting 550+ horsepower, it has the power to put a hurting on many modern sports cars all while having room for the whole family. Interestingly enough, BMW left a huge amount of performance on the table with the X5M which can be extracted with a high-quality ECU tune. A tune will optimize the air/fuel ratios, ignition timing, torque limiters, and much more.
Super Easy ECU Flashing for the Ford Raptor 3.5L EcoBoost
November 14, 2018
Although a lot of people were initially upset that the second generation Raptor, the pinnacle of Ford trucks, ditched the V8 for a 3.5L twin-turbo V6, the upsides of the EcoBoost engine far outweigh the downsides. For people who like to modify their trucks, the new V6 opens up a world of tuning possibilities, as getting more power out of this engine is as simple as tuning the ECU. Sure, you could tune the first generation raptor, but you would only be altering air/fuel ratios, ignition timing, and a few other things which wouldnât result in very large gains. With the second generation Raptor, however, you can up the boost with an ECU tune which results in MASSIVE power gains.
Although a lot of enthusiasts prefer small coupes such as the BRZ or M3, there are a lot of people out there who like big body coupes. With that larger body, you are gaining a huge amount of weight, but youâre also gaining a much better interior and room for a larger engine. The S63 AMG is a perfect example of this. Itâs huge and comfortable, but underneath that long hood is a powerful twin-turbo V8 producing 585 horsepower and 664 ft-lbs. Like many enthusiasts, even S63 AMG owners eventually want more power.
In the automotive space, MINI is known for making some of the most fun-to-drive cars around. They might not be super powerful, but theyâre light and tossable. Plus the small size makes it much easier to place the car where you want it in a corner. Eventually, though, most Mini owners want more power than the stock Cooper S has to offer. Of course, modifications such as a smaller supercharger pulley, intake, and exhaust are a good way to pick up some power, without a tune mods canât properly be realized.