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US-based ECU Tuner?

Hello All:
I just registered. First post. Looked around the forum, but couldn't find any thing specific. I'm looking for a reputable shop to either remap my ECU or put a chip in it. I see a ton of folks in the UK but I don't see that many in the States. Is there a particular reason? Something with the US cars? Looking for advice and recommendations.

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The UK ownership has a much higher percentage of diesel owners. Also smaller displacement gas engines that use a super charger. All of Europe and a big chunk of the world is really that way. With gas and diesel at $6-8 a gallon the big displacement engines we get in the US are not as common as they are in a lot of the world.

So to get better performance out of diesels and smaller displacement gas engines that use forced induction they get much better gains with a tune on the ECU than your CLK could. Any tuner that said they could get more than about 15-20hp out of your M272 V6 engine would be liars. They will charge you a few hundred that will have very little effect on a 2 ton car.
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What is your car?

I can recommend JS Benz down in Miami. Great shop and they've been doing performance cars for many years.
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Being also Ford Truck owner I can tell you Mercedes is totally different concept.
While the first thing new owner of used Ford Truck is doing is chipping for more power and better fuel economy, Mercedes does it at assembly line. If somebody can improve one side of MB, he will screw up the other. Not something reasonable guys like us will take without questions.
And the truth is..... there are no satisfactory answers.

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The other snag is that if you did this to gain the extra 15/20 BHP, you would be forced to use 98 ron fuel.

Talking of those with diesels in the UK yes dead easy to chip the 200 diesels to the 220, there is no difference at all other than this. The reason why Mercedes off the 200 is for countries like Thailand where you are taxed heavily on anything over the 200, thats also why you see so many Brabus 200 Mercedes over there.

Also when people have chipped their car for economy, they often never get that as the car goes faster, it gets driven faster and this cancels out any savings.


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