Manic MINI High Performance Engine & ECU Tuning Systems
What is Manic Tuning?
Tuning (also referred to as engine tuning, Dyno Tuning, or eTuning) is the process used to alter the stock computer, and ultimately, how a car runs. This is typically done after adjustments to the car’s stock configuration have been made. For example, if a turbo kit was installed on a car that was not equipped with one from the factory, tuning would be necessary to make it run properly and safely again.
Reasons for Manic Tuning
Stock engine computers are tuned to specifically operate a car with the factory setup. After adjustments are made to that stock configuration, the computer operating the engine needs to have various parameters adjusted including but not limited to: fuel and ignition (or timing) maps for that specific setup.
This is perhaps the most important step of modifying a car. The tune essentially brings everything together by getting the performance parts that have been installed to safely perform at their best. This is done on a case by case basis and is exact to each setup. Performance and reliability are the two main products of a good tune. After tuning is complete, the car is finally ready to endure what it was built for. This process ensures that the car will perform without hesitation or hiccups and can withstand more spirited driving without concern for immediate consequence.
When To Have Manic Tuning Done
Tuning should be done when making modifications that will change the amount of air or fuel passing through an engine. These adjustments can have a lasting negative effect if not quickly tuned properly. If you have recently installed or changed any of the following you should consider tuning immediately: