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Truck Tuning: What You Need To Know About Remapping



Truck Tuning | Power Trucks | HGV RemappingTruck Tuning | increased fuel economy on average by 10%.


We know that there are a lot of truck racing fans out there, and that they love the highly-tuned trucks you see tearing round tracks at surprising speeds. For the average truck driver though, there is often very little interest in making modifications, aside from extra lights, decals or decorations. In reality however, there are considerable benefits in having your truck tuned, and the main method is through ECU remapping

This process changes the instructions to the engine in relation to the fuel delivery and spark plug activation, with the aim of increasing the engine’s power output. This might seem like a pointless requirement for a truck, but there are several benefits in this. The most obvious is that driving is made easier and more comfortable. With 20% extra horsepower and torque, pulling away becomes easier, and climbing hills requires less effort, and doesn’t cause such a reduction in speed.

The other major benefit, which will be attractive to business owners especially, is that remapping often increases fuel economy by around 10%, which has the potential to save a huge amount of money in diesel costs.
This happens because of the remap itself, and the fact that you don’t have to work the engine as hard to yield the same results.

Remapping is generally one of the cheapest methods of tuning, because it’s all done electronically through the on-board diagnostics port; no additional parts are required, and labor is relatively simple. The work can also be completed at speed too. Due to the fuel saving potential of an ECU flash, it could pay for itself very quickly indeed.

Most re-mappers will offer money back guarantees, so there’s no reason not to give tuning a go, even if it’s just to improve fuel economy

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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