You may have heard your car tuning project talked about in terms of stage 1, 2 and 3 – but what do these mean?

Stage 1 Tuning

The first stage of car tuning is designed for a standard and unmodified vehicle with no hardware upgrades. It can be delivered in isolation with no other engine modifications required to make it work. Modifications can include sports exhausts, induction kits, panel air filters, fuel pressure regulators or blow off valves/diverters.  A Stage 1 Remap increases power and torque while also improving fuel efficiency. It also removes flat spots and gives a more responsive drive without compromising reliability.

Stage 2 Tuning

Second stage tuning builds on the Stage 1 Remap to offer more power, but not as much efficiency. Hardware upgrades are often required before a Stage 2 Remap can be applied and may require specialist knowledge such as installing a hybrid turbo engine or supercharger kit, depending on what your requirements are. You can expect your stage 2 tuning to remove flat spots and give a more responsive drive, but without compromising your vehicle’s reliability along the way.

Stage 3 and above

A Stage 3 Remap is unlikely to be suitable for everyday car use and is a track day modification. Numerous up-rated hardware additions will be required in this fully bespoke remap (unless Stage 3 development has already been carried out on your vehicle.) Contact us with your spec if you require a Stage 3 Remap.