The Technical Stuff - What We Do
Here at Quantum tuning we supply our dealers with tuning files to be installed on your
vehicle, but what does that mean? How does it work? What changes do we make?
Firstly remapping is not a mysterious dark art; it is fundamentally taking the parameters
that the original manufacturer set into the vehicle and enhancing them to extract the best
from the vehicle.
An ECU file contains 100’s of tables where our software technicians can make changes
to adjust fuelling, boost (on turbocharged vehicles), injection, torque control, air fuel
ratios, speed limit, rev limits, DPF control, EGR function, etc, etc.
The process of file writing is very complex, so that is where our skills, experience and
knowledge comes in.
The Technical Stuff - What Our Dealers Do
Our fully trained and certified Quantum dealers are responsible for
reading the original file off the vehicle and then writing the new file
back on, once we have applied our modifications.
Our dealers will advise you on the best version of the Quantum
remap for your vehicle, as well as carry out any diagnostic checks
and pre/post test drive as needed.
There are a number of ways that the tuning file can be taken from
the vehicle and this is dependent on type, age, ECU fitted etc.
OBD or Diagnostic Socket Programming
All vehicles since 2001 have a diagnostic socket and this allows the
dealer to safely read the tuning file with their sophisticated tuning
equipment. This file is then uploaded onto our servers for
modification and re-programmed in the same way.
Many newer vehicles from 2008 onwards have protected ECU’s so
these have to be programmed direct into the ECU. This involves
removing the ECU from the vehicle, opening it up on the bench and
making direct connections inside.
Older vehicles sometimes need to have a chip change, which again
involves removing the ECU but this time the tuning chip is removed
and either reprogrammed or replaced with a new one that has been
programmed with your new tuning file.
Typical Dealer Profile
Quantum dealers are a nationwide group of experienced motor trade
professionals, with a strong business and great local reputation.
The majority of Quantum dealers are garage based and most can
also offer you a full range of dealer services, as well as tuning.
Many dealers also offer a mobile service if this is more convenient
for you; these mobile dealers are indicated on our dealer map