8 Step Performance Tuning For Your Car

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If you are a true motorhead, you must have wondered if there is a way to extract more power from your car. If you did, here we have some of the common performance tuning hacks that will help you get the maximum performance from your car.

However, before you get too inspired to change or tweak the performance of your car, you should know that once you make any changes to your car, your warranty will be void. So, it is better to make modifications to your old vehicle rather than to your new vehicle.

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Here we have curated 8-steps performance tunings for your car curated by our experts who have more than a decade of experience in performance and motorsports.

Step 1: Customer Consultation

It’s vital we know about you, your car, and your goals. Armed with this information, we can better customize the tune for you. Having a custom tune will allow us to have the car run smoother and more efficiently to work to your exact specifications — like having full control over the gas pedal. You’ll also get to ask any questions you may have.

Step 2: Pre Dyno Tune Checkup

The first thing to do in the tuning process is a pre-tuning checkup. Before starting, make sure that your car engine is well maintained and in working order.

Things like oil levels and water coolant must be lowered. In addition, vehicle fluids such as transmission fluid and rear-end lube are essential for preventing an unfortunate accident with the dampers while they are being adjusted.

If there are any modifications or updates, we’ll perform a test run before proceeding with the adjustments to figure out how exactly things should go. Of course, this depends on how in-depth you want us to tune your vehicle; and we accept all sorts of modifications ranging from simple turbo upgrades to extensive engine swaps.

Step 3: Dyno and Monitoring Equipment

We make sure your vehicle is up to scratch and ready to roll. We give you an engine tune-up and install essential monitoring equipment so that we can customize a system that’s best for you. Here at RPM Auto, we have the latest technology from Plex Tuning, Link ECU, MoTeC, and Innovate Motorsport.

Step 4: ECU Setup

Setting up and running a standalone system requires specific knowledge of how the engine works to provide an accurate readout of what is going on with it. This helps us be aware of problems that might otherwise go undetected and allows control over components and subsystems by providing useful information such as RPM or oil pressure. ECUs can also be tuned for personal preferences such as gearing and traction control settings.

Step 5: Choosing the right Dyno Tuning: Cruise & Light load

We start with adjusting the tune in the light load zone on your vehicle when cruising at a steady speed and without much throttle input. It’s important to adjust the tune in this area as most cars only spend 95% of their total driving time cruising!

Step 6: Full Power 4WD Dyno Tuning

We consider the entire rev range to optimize how torque is delivered through the vehicle. We use a 4WD Dyno tuning from Dyno Dynamic to check the power throttle. This is what really gets us going!

Step 7: Throttle Optimization

Right after your power has been reinstalled, the throttle pump settings are adjusted to ensure that it is a smooth and quick power delivery when you press the accelerator.

Step 8: Cold Start & Road Test

As required, we would leave the car on dyno overnight to cool down completely. We will later run it up to ensure a smooth start and validate the consistency of the tune from overnight.

The vehicle is driven on the road, and the tune is adjusted as required to ensure a well-performing tune in a real-world situation.

Finally, we provide a laminated dyno sheet of power results. Where applicable, we will provide the customer with a before/after comparison and/or high/low boost settings.


Before you invest in components such as body kits and spoilers, make sure they pass the aesthetics test. A poorly-designed body kit can ruin your car’s aerodynamics and negatively affect its stability at high speeds.

Manufacturers claim that spoilers can increase a vehicle’s performance over 175 KPH, but most of their efficiency becomes moot past this speed. It’s important as an entrepreneur to be aware of these things before you buy because customers (who are your target audience) will certainly notice if it doesn’t make sense from a practical perspective!

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