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Old 10-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation What the difference between a custom tune, and a generic tune.

Pretty much i would like to get a better idea of what makes a custom tune a custom tune. Why are some companies ideas of a "custom tune" different then others. Not an expert or even close to one when it come to the tuning aspect of cars, just looking to build my knowledge, and maybe help clarify for others.

Specifically if a company supplied a tune for a car without data logging any information, or putting the car on the dyno, rather suppling premade tunes for the type of modification. EX. added a cosworth intake, and the company just loads the tune for a focus of my model with a intake added. Would this still be considered custom since they custom added the options for the intake, even though it is not custom to the specific car.

Hopefully I managed to explain my question as best as I could and look forward to hearing from everyone
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Here is my opinion of a custom tune

A Custom tune is a tune sent out to a Customer ( base / generic / best guess )then datalogged to make it for your car , your mods , your driving style

Canned or generic tune is a tune that is made for your ECU code with small changes for your mods ( base / canned / generic / best guess ) meaning they take a stock tune file , add for say headers , intake , TB and send it out this would be the same tune they would send out to everyone else with those same mods and ECU code

A lot of companys call my definition of a canned / generic tune there "custom tune" because they take the stock tune file and make changes to it and call it custom .... WHAT ? yep thats what they call custom , I call that a base tune file in expectation to datalog and make custom

Webster : Custom =" The definition of custom is made or designed specifically for an individual " My definition of that would be your Focus has a tune file that no other Focus has , meaning a generic / canned tune would NOT be custom


I not even going to get started on the " free lifetime Tune updates "

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:18 AM   #3
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cause you're the shit tom!
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Yes sir..... A custom tune requires that a tuner works from data received from the actual engine. Then tunes that engine based on that data to get it to operate at it's peak efficiency and power.

Your term "canned tune" is what I guess would be the same as what I consider to be a basemap or base tune. it is created by a person sitting at a computer who guestimates what the maps should be like for the customers list of parts. Sure these tunes work, usually on the conservative side as the tuner doesn't want to cause damage to the customers engine.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:01 AM   #6
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If only steeda.ca agreed with that(N). Thanks for all your information!

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