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    V8 Tune Recommendations

    Looking for tune recommendations on a 2014 V8.
    Nothing over-the-top and can easily revert to stock ECU map.
    Thanks!
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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    I wouldn't bother on a stock V8 - the gains will not be noticeable except on a dyno - maybe 8-12hp tops. Been there, done that, no value added.

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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by steve9 View Post
    I wouldn't bother on a stock V8 - the gains will not be noticeable except on a dyno - maybe 8-12hp tops. Been there, done that, no value added.
    Excellent feedback. Thank you. Moving along.
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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations


    We've tuned lots of V8's; R-tronic / S-Tronic /and/ Manual transmission models
    over the past 10 years, and have received tremendous feedback from customers.





    While there are not many ways to achieve notable gains on the 4.2L V8 engine,
    ECU tuning is hands down the simplest and most effective method. Aside from
    the modest increase in wheel horsepower and torque, the software improves
    power delivery with more precise throttle response and torque monitoring.

    On R-Tronic and S-Tronic models you will also notice improved shifting and rev
    matching. (and for R-Tronic models we also offer a proper TCU tune as well)


    It's a non-invasive OBDII Port Flash that is entirely user-installable and allows
    for easy switching between stock and tuned software files at will. Additionally
    we offer a non-questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee, which makes
    it a zero loss proposition to give it a try.


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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by steve9 View Post
    I wouldn't bother on a stock V8 - the gains will not be noticeable except on a dyno - maybe 8-12hp tops. Been there, done that, no value added.
    What about with aftermarket exhaust installed or even cold air intake?

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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by extrablack View Post
    What about with aftermarket exhaust installed or even cold air intake?
    I agree with others, its not worth the cost if you're doing it for performance. I did it all (tune, intake, and exhaust) and got +16whp/+16wtq from all 3 combined.

    Here's my thread with dyno graphs and numbers:

    https://www.r8talk.com/forums/6-perf...v8-tune-7.html

    I have to admit it does look and sound cooler though.

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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations




    Just keep in mind that peak power is only one variable.

    Area under the curve is more important, as it represents the gains across
    the entire rev range. While peak gains may only show 15-20 whp at the
    highest (single) point within the rev range, you can have max gains at
    various points that are even greater than that.



    We're obviously biased, so feel free to take our word with a grain of salt, but
    one of the primary reasons we offer the money back guarantee is because the
    peak gains are modest and not hugely inspiring, and with that said ultimately
    means that the end user will get to decide whether they feel it was worth the
    money they spent or not!

    You can't do that with an exhaust that is sometimes 3 to 4 times the price, and
    there are no other products out there that realize notable gains on the R8 V8
    unless you're ready to add forced induction.



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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by seannyELITE View Post
    I agree with others, its not worth the cost if you're doing it for performance. I did it all (tune, intake, and exhaust) and got +16whp/+16wtq from all 3 combined.

    Here's my thread with dyno graphs and numbers:

    https://www.r8talk.com/forums/6-perf...v8-tune-7.html

    I have to admit it does look and sound cooler though.
    I already have the Avior Exhaust installed. Was interested in seeing if the ECU remap would add anything substantial on top of that and it seems like the answer is no. Looks like a Supercharger or Turbo is the next level up.
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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by GR8NJR8 View Post
    I already have the Avior Exhaust installed. Was interested in seeing if the ECU remap would add anything substantial on top of that and it seems like the answer is no. Looks like a Supercharger or Turbo is the next level up.
    Maybe get a carbon clean first - although that will get you back to were you started but maybe more gain for the money.....

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    Re: V8 Tune Recommendations

    Would ECU tune do anything to increase an aftermarket exhaust sound? I know my exhaust is louder if the R8 burns a bit more rich.

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