Custom Tune vs Canned Tune

A canned tune is a pre-made tune that does provide some benefits for the vehicle. Canned tunes are generally created by putting a vehicle on a dyno and spending ample time to build a tune. The vehicle being tuned and tested on the dyno typically is stock or has minimal modifications done to it. 

Canned tunes are built in order to work with any stock car or minimal performance modifications such as a cold air intake despite the environment or location. Therefore a canned tune used on a vehicle in the Southwest will work on the same vehicle type for a vehicle located in the Northeast. There are no adjustments being made specific to either vehicle.

Canned tunes are generally cheaper due to the fact they are not specific to the vehicle and the same tune is used for all similar vehicle types. On average, only 5-10 tables and their parameters are changed so power is being left on the table and the vehicle will not see its full potential. 

Our custom tunes, on the other hand, will touch on at least 50 tables/parameters to achieve maximum performance and taking into account information about the vehicle. We offer multiple tuning options that will allow for you to enjoy the vehicle that you love: our Traditional tune, Scan Cable tune, and AutoCal tune. While our Traditional tune does not involve reviewing data from the vehicle, it is still superior to a canned tuned as we build it specifically for the vehicle. We have our customers fill out a tune order form that provides us with information about the vehicle such as performance modifications, gear and tire size, shifting and octane preferences, and special requests. Our Scan Cable and AutoCal options go one step further. They involve a data logging step, which records data from the vehicle while driving. We use that data file in conjunction with the information about the vehicle provided by our customers to build a custom tune.

If you'd like to speak with us more about this or proceed with a tune, please visit our Tuning Services page or our Contact Us page. Additionally, our frequently asked questions page has answers to many common GM and tuning related questions.


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