Can Am ECU Flash Tuning (2023)

2010-2023 Can Am Maverick, Sport, Trail, Turbo, Commander, Defender & X3 UTVECU Flashing !! (Except 21 & 22 X3RR)

You Like Power ??? Did you add a Performance Exhaust,Big boreKit or Cams ??? or do you just want your factoryATV or UTV to run cooler & better ??? Well don't look any further, We arethe Exclusive Can Am Performance Tuning Shop, We don'tflash someone elses file onto your computer, or use "basic tunes" that require you todo your own fueling, timing, etc, etc, We write our own tunes, we are the source, all our tunes have all the fueling & everything else already done to match your vehicle or modifications, it's Plug & Play, easy as that, Also we don't pry your computer apart with screw drivers breaking your factory stamped & sealed computer to reflash it & then try to caulk it back in the hopes that it don't leaknext time go mudding or wash your bike, We plug rite into your factory computer just like the manufacture would. We have spenthundreds of hours writing tunes foreach & every Year, Model, Engine Size, Modification,etc, etc on our owntwo In House Dynojet atv & utv dynos. We've got tunes for most every modificationthere is, Chances are if you've done it, so havewe & we gotatune for it...

What makes us better ??? Besides 2 decades of experience TuningPower SportsVehicles & countless hours writing & testing tunes for every year, make model canam atv & utv there is, We write our own tunes on our own in house Dynojet Dynos w/Wide bands, we are the source, we can alter our own tunes & fine tune so no need for any piggy backs, we can do everything rite in your factory computer including custom dyno tuning & no one will ever know.

Proven Tunes, Lots of Recommendations & a high ups in the Can Amindustry useour tunes & dealers to do there own & there customers bikes. Expect around 5rwhp gain on atvs & around 20rwhp on pump gas a stockX3 Turbo & way more on those with exhaust, cams, big bore kits, etc, etc.

Don't waist your $ on one of them blinky boxes "tuners" not because they cost $250-$399 but because all they do is piggy back between your factory fuel injector cables & fool the already preset signal going to them, they don't change your computer, they don't change your fuel tables, they don't change your timing tables, they don'tchange your limiters, change your boost, etc, etc & you don't have a bunch of wires or have to worry about getting wetor shorting out. What we do is just alter your factory tune that is already on your computer, everything is done in your computer just like factory!!!

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Add Power & Don't look back... We will make your atv/utv run cooler, make more power & make your throttle response so much smoother, & responsive throughout the entire rpm range, We also offer factory tunes for those thatare still under warranty that won'tmelt your plastics, burn your leg or heat up your cab, that dealer will never know, Won't void your factory warranty!!!

Our ECU flashes alter the already installed factory tunes, No worries about anything getting wet or shorting out.

We can adjust Ignition Timing, Fuel Tables, Reduce Engine Limiters, Turn Radiator Fans on earlier, Remove Torque Limiters, Raise Rev Limiters, Speed Limiters & allow Gas & Brake at same time & turn off 02 sensors, & turn off knock sensors, etc, etc.

We have tunes for 450cc all the way up to 1180cc big bore kits with Cams, Aftermarket Intakes, Mav "R" Heads,Ported, Bigger Turbos, Throttle bodies, etc, etc. (If any questions as to if we have your tune just send us a email)

All you got to do is hit the throttle, all our tunes are written in house & have all fuel & timing adjustments already done, rite on the dime & ready to roll.

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Ecu "Computer" removal is easy, all you got to do is remove1-5 bolts/nuts that hold your computer in press the pin/s & twist the lever/s back removing your ecm from your utv, drop it in the mail with your name & phone# in the box, We will get it a couple days, & personally call you to go over specs, your mods or what else you want done, flash to your liking & mail it back to you.

We simply plug into your factory connector, make a copy your factory tune, save it under your name, then make changes to yourfuel, timing, etc& then in a couple days you got your ecu back &are running best of your atv or utv's abilities.We do offer custom ecu tuning as well, dyno time is $65 a hour & must make appointment,but being we don't have to remove or pry open your computer each time to make changes in most cases it can be done in aa matter of hours, not days & we are constantly making new tunes as new products comeavailable, modifying current tunes & tweaking for perfection & by recommendation of riders, wehave tunes for most big bore kits, cams, Intakes, Throttle bodies, etc already done, so chances are if you've done it we've already got a tune for it.(even if we don't have your exact tune we can still get you close & remove all your limiters)

*If you ever add anymore modifications to your utv or atv & or make changes to your vehicle that requires more tuning to match your new add ons we only charge $50 to reflash your new changes.


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*Also Can beflashed back to Stock at Anytime for $50.

*Why pay more for less or for something that only takes a few minutes to do...

The way it works: You can bring in your atv/utv& we can reflash it on the spot (By Appointment Only) only takes 10-15 minutes, oryou can simply remove your computer ECM & drop it in the mail with your name & phone# in the box & when we get it a couple days,we will personally call you to verify what we are doing, wemake a copy of your factory tune with your name, make changes to yourcomputer, then in a few days we will send your ecu back & you'll be saying man this is Awesome!!!

Guaranteed!! If you don't like it we'll either make changes to your liking for free, or return it back to stock &refund all your $.

We can Adjust Timing, Adjust Fuel Tables, Raise Speed Limiters, Remove Torque Limiters, Raise Rev Limiters, Boost Levels, Gas & Brake limiters, & adjust for tire sizes.

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P.O BOX 249
Gillette,WY82717

A Tech will contact you for specifics before flashing your ECU and when it is finished, the website will send you an email with the tracking number for the return of your computer.

***If you do not have a printer or do not want to check out online, you can still send your ECU in with a piece of paper that states your name, number, and return address and we will contact you when we receiveit prior to flashing.

***Don't forget to include your phone & Order# in the box with your ecu.

***If wanting to bring your ATV/UTVyou will need to make appointment for this, & at this time I am not taking any more appointments.

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FAQs

Is flashing an ECU worth it? ›

However, legalities out of the way, flashing an ECU is generally a cheap and effective option to pick up easy power and generally improve a motorcycle's overall performance. As mentioned before, this is especially true if you have other power-adding modifications done.

Does an ECU flash add horsepower? ›

An ECU flash tune gives you more horsepower and torque by adjusting the spark timings in your engine's cylinders. Basically, it optimizes for higher octane fuel so your engine gets a boost in power. That power comes out as more horsepower and torque.

Which is better ECU flash or Power Commander? ›

An ECU flash is undeniably more advanced and streamlined, and generally speaking it costs about $250 to $300 to have a shop perform a flash, which is actually cheaper than buying a Power Commander. The variety and extent of control offered by an ECU flash is staggering.

What happens if I flash my ECU? ›

ECU flashing, also referred to as tuning, updates the software that runs your vehicle by changing or modifying the vehicle's memory chip in the ECU. These changes can notably improve your engine performance by improving power, producing cleaner emissions and bettering fuel efficiency.

How many times can you reflash an ECU? ›

From wiki: Most commercially available flash products are guaranteed to withstand around 100,000 P/E cycles, before the wear begins to deteriorate the integrity of the storage.

Can you flash an ECU back to stock? ›

With just a laptop and a cheetah cable, we can assist you in reverting the software changes back to when your car was stock. Please note this is for engine (ECU) flash back to stock. If you also have a transmission tune you'd like changed back to stock, we also offer a bundle discount below.

How much HP does a flash tune add? ›

For a general stock car (i.e. no additional performance parts), a tune will boost your hp by 10 to 15 percent. What's more is that if you've added performance parts to your vehicle such as cold air intake, exhaust, or turbo, the hp boost you gain from tuning may be as high as 50 percent more!

How much HP does an ECU add? ›

' A 'tune' is a device that will update your car's ECU or computer and give it different instructions on how to deliver power to the engine. You will unlock your engine's full capacity with this tune. It can add 15-30 horsepower and 20-30 lb-ft of torque on most basic cars.

Can ECU tuning increase horsepower? ›

Modern engine tuning can allow you to get better mileage than ever before by chip tuning your ECU. Your engine can also get an extra boost in horsepower and a better torque through ECU modifications. Chip tuning allows you to override the factory settings of your engine to improve the performance of your car.

Why do people flash ECU? ›

Flashing an ECU is tuning or reprogramming the engine of your motorcycle to take what the manufacturer or a previous owner sold you and (ideally) enhance its performance.

Does ECU increase speed? ›

Because of the increased power (with the same driving style) a fuel consumption reduction of 5 to 10% is possible thanks to the higher efficiency. The resulting higher power can also be used to increase speed.

How much does it cost to have a ECU flashed? ›

The ECU tune should cost between $400-$1,500 for a mid-range car or truck and between $600-$3,200 for a luxury or racing vehicle. If your vehicle requires a new ECU chip, these range from $150 to $1,600. Engine tuning can be complicated, with some vehicle shops specializing in it and doing nothing else.

How do I know if I fried my ECU? ›

Here are the most common symptoms of a bad ECU:
  1. Check Engine Light stays on after resetting.
  2. Car was jump started on reverse polarity.
  3. Engine turning off for no reason.
  4. Water Damage or Fire Damage on the ECU.
  5. Apparent loss of spark.
  6. Apparent loss of injection pulse or fuel pump.
  7. Intermittent starting problems.
  8. Overheating ECU.

Can you damage an ECU by jump starting? ›

Blown Engine Control Unit (ECU)

A blown ECU can occur if there is a voltage spike when jumpstarting. This impacts the alternator and other electrical components such as the fuel pump, onboard computer and possibly the fuses.

How long do you leave your battery disconnected to flash your ECU? ›

You should leave your car's battery disconnected for a minimum of fifteen minutes and no longer than thirty minutes to reset an ECU. To disconnect a car battery, remove the negative power cable from the negative terminal of your car battery with the use of a socket or monkey wrench. What is this?

How many miles do you have to drive to reset ECU? ›

Here's something you probably don't know: after clearing the car's computer you will need to drive for about 50 to 100 miles. As you drive your car the computer will monitor all the sensors and register the results.

Is resetting your ECU good? ›

Resetting your ECU is a popular myth. In reality, resetting your engine control unit (ECU) after modifying your engine isn't necessary. However, resetting your ECU can help you fix a faulty check engine light.

How many miles does it take for ECU to reset? ›

If it was a longer period, then the car's ECU codes will usually change to emissions ready within 100 miles or so of driving after the ECU relearn's the car's sensors and characteristics.

Can you swap ECM without programming? ›

In case it does need to be replaced, know that a new ECM comes with a standard set of programs with pre-determined efficiency. Even if you're installing a new ECM in your old vehicle, it doesn't have to be reprogrammed to match its specifications.

Can you swap ECU without programming? ›

A replacement ECU does not need to be programmed. If you have a replacement ECU for the same model of car, then you do not need to do anything like programming it to your car. Replacement ECUs are plug-and-play.

How do I know if my ECU has been flashed? ›

As far as I know usually you can tell when one or more of the following things are happening consistently often:
  1. exhaust will pop.
  2. exhaust will spurt flames.
  3. flat portions of the rpm range where the bike feels like it isn't getting much power.
10 Sept 2018

What does flashing a tune do? ›

What is Flash Tuning? Flash tuning is reprogramming the electronic control unit or ECU chip to change how the engine works. You can find the chip within the injection system. It controls the amount of fuel and air mixture taking place in the engine.

How much hp do you gain with a cold air intake? ›

Cold Air Intakes are said to improve your vehicle's performance by 5-20 horsepower. This number will vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. While this isn't enough power to put you back in your seat, it will give your car or truck a little pep in its step.

How much hp does a Stage 2 tune add? ›

Revo quote gains from 55HP up to 90HP depending on what settings are used with their software. The required hardware for their stage 2 software includes a full turbo-back exhaust with a sports-cat and a high-flow air intake.

How long does an ECU tune take? ›

The length of a dyno tuning session depends solely on how much needs to be done and the complexity of the setup. A tidy up tune (E.G. An engine we have tuned before) coming back for changes may only need 2-3 hours. Where as a new engine and ECU setup from scratch with all the options can sometimes take 1-2 days.

How does ECU tuning increase power? ›

1. Increased Power: A remapped ECU helps in increasing the overall power output by around 20-25 percent. By remapping the ECU, the peak power and torque outputs are significantly increased making the car accelerate in a very swift manner. 2.

Is ECU tuning good? ›

Improved Fuel Economy

ECU tuning is known to increase the mpg, allowing you to make the most of the money that you spend on your vehicle. Car owners, who fine-tune their vehicle's ECU, said that it allowed them to exercise better control over the car's fuel, thus resulting in a much better fuel economy.

Does ECU remapping damage your engine? ›

An obvious question that most people ask about our ECU remapping service is “Will it damage my engine?” The short answer is No!

What modification adds the most horsepower? ›

10 Best Big Performance Mods
  • Forced Induction. There is no single modification that can radically increase your engine's power output and transform your ride like a turbocharger or supercharger. ...
  • Nitrous. ...
  • Camshafts. ...
  • Cold Air Intake. ...
  • Full Exhaust. ...
  • Race car brakes. ...
  • Road race suspension. ...
  • Increase Fuel.
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Does ECU affect performance? ›

It is responsible for an array of different vehicle aspects. For instance, it manages and controls your car's volume of fuel. This is just one small example of what the engine control unit can do. In fact, the ECU is responsible for practically anything that is connected to ensuring your engine runs properly.

How long does it take to flash ECM? ›

ECM Reflash Costs and Warnings

Re-flashing an ECM takes about 2 hours from start to finish at a CAT Dealer.

How long does it take to flash the ECU? ›

If you are in the United States, once we receive your ECU it takes about 2 to 3 business days for the flash to be done then the ECU is shipped back to you.

What can damage an ECU? ›

One of the main causes is a short circuit in the wiring or in components, which can cause them to burn out. This short circuit is often caused by external influences, such as the wrong start of the car.

Does ECU control air intake? ›

When you press the accelerator pedal, your throttle flap will open to allow more air in to the engine. The increase in airflow to the engine is measured by the Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF) so the ECU can change the amount of fuel that's injected, keeping the mixture ratio within limits.

What does a Stage 1 ECU tune do? ›

The stage 1 ECU tune is designed specifically for a completely stock car, keeping ignition timing and boost levels at a point to not cause too much heat and load on the engine, no matter where you are in the rev range.

Can ECU increase power? ›

Generally, stock ECU settings hamper the performance and economy of an engine, and by optimising them, you can improve power and efficiency without compromising the durability and longevity of your vehicle.

Are ECU chips worth it? ›

Performance chips may give you power but will also increase your engine's risk of a power failure. Advertised gains by manufacturers often do not match real-life performance. Installing a performance chip would void an existing warranty on your vehicle.

Is flashing ECU illegal? ›

every two years in order to be registered in the state. In July, an ECU inspection was added to that test that banned engines with unauthorized ECU-tunes from California roads. The smog test already weeded out ECU modifications that worsen emissions, but now that law includes all unregistered aftermarket ECU changes.

Is reflash and remap the same? ›

A: Reflash, or Remap, or ECU Tuning are all one and the same thing. It is a process where we read the contents of your ECU, open it in with an editing software (like Photoshop) change some of the parameters and load it back into your vehicle.

How do I know if my ECU is bricked? ›

How Do I Know if My ECU is Bricked? Its usually pretty easy (and quick) to identify if the ECU was bricked. If the ECU no longer responds to scantools after reflashing, then its bricked. If it looks like a brick.. and sounds like a brick.. then its a brick.

Can you fix a fried ECU? ›

Fortunately, an ECU can be repaired or reprogrammed in many cases—thus preventing the need to actually replace an ECU.

Does a used ECU need to be reprogrammed? ›

No. ECU re-programming is not required because most repairs are done on the hardware parts and not on the software programming. Therefore, the programming of the ECU will never be altered.

Does giving a boost hurt your battery? ›

This process will put slight stress on your battery and alternator. However, in most cases, this process is harmless. A healthy battery will be unfazed by the jump-start, and your battery will recharge as you drive. However, If done improperly, jump-starting another car can pose some risks for your vehicle.

Can you drive straight after jump-start? ›

Can I drive my car after a jump start? Yes, although you should let your car's battery charge up sufficiently before attempting to drive it, to avoid putting you or other road users at risk. If jump starting from another vehicle, leave both vehicles running for at least 5 minutes before attempting to drive your car.

Can jump-starting ruin an alternator? ›

Impact on alternators from jump starts: The alternator's design makes it fairly impervious to negative effects from jump starting. However, the alternator can sustain instant damage if the polarity of the clamp connections is mistakenly reversed.

Does unhooking battery reset ECU? ›

A. It depends on the car's age and type of ECU used. On some older cars, disconnecting the battery will reset the system but in most new cars it does nothing, except potentially reset the clock and radio station presets.

Does unplugging the battery reset ECU? ›

Disconnecting your battery and draining the power to cause an ECU reset is one of the most common fixes for a check engine light that won't go away on its own. Doing so is equivalent to a hard reboot on a desktop computer, which is a standard way to eliminate many common problems.

What happens if you disconnect the positive terminal first? ›

It's important to disconnect the negative side of the battery first, otherwise you can cause an electrical short if the positive is removed first.

How much does it cost to get ECU flashed? ›

The ECU tune should cost between $400-$1,500 for a mid-range car or truck and between $600-$3,200 for a luxury or racing vehicle. If your vehicle requires a new ECU chip, these range from $150 to $1,600.

Does an ECM need to be flashed? ›

My car has 179000 miles. My car has an automatic transmission. Yes, a new ECM will have to flashed before you can even start your vehicle.

Is it good to reset your ECU? ›

Resetting your ECU is a popular myth. In reality, resetting your engine control unit (ECU) after modifying your engine isn't necessary. However, resetting your ECU can help you fix a faulty check engine light.

What does it cost to have a ECM flashed? ›

The cost to have your vehicle's car computer reprogrammed will all depend on the dealer/mechanic you use, the vehicle you drive and your geographical location From what we researched online, the costs to simply reprogram the car's computer and nothing else would range anywhere from $80 to $180.

How much HP does a ECU tune add? ›

' A 'tune' is a device that will update your car's ECU or computer and give it different instructions on how to deliver power to the engine. You will unlock your engine's full capacity with this tune. It can add 15-30 horsepower and 20-30 lb-ft of torque on most basic cars.

Can ECU increase speed? ›

If you have the need for speed, chip tuning your ECU can enhance the torque to reach higher speeds. It is possible for your engine to gain up to 50% more power when engine tuning to enhance torque.

What happens if ECM is not programmed? ›

A faulty ECM can send poor data to your vehicle's transmission control module (TCM). As a result, the vehicle cannot properly shift gears or apply power, causing the shift to feel awkward, delayed, or even jarring. When this occurs, the engine may sporadically become more active or stall out.

How many miles does it take to reset a ECM? ›

Here's something you probably don't know: after clearing the car's computer you will need to drive for about 50 to 100 miles. As you drive your car the computer will monitor all the sensors and register the results.

How long does it take to flash an ECM? ›

The reprogramming procedure usually takes 30-40 minutes.

Is ECU tuning harmful? ›

Some people are concerned that engine remapping could cause problems with their car. But it shouldn't affect reliability if you use a reputable company. Remapping does put extra strain on an engine, but not a dangerous amount if it's done properly.

How do I know if my ECU is flashed? ›

As far as I know usually you can tell when one or more of the following things are happening consistently often:
  1. exhaust will pop.
  2. exhaust will spurt flames.
  3. flat portions of the rpm range where the bike feels like it isn't getting much power.
10 Sept 2018

How much does it cost to get ECU tuned? ›

When done right, ECU tuning can significantly affect how well your car runs and how much gas it uses. Having your car tuned is a great way to make it run better and use less gas. Tuning can be expensive, though. Standard options can cost between $50 and $200, but more expensive jobs will cost between $400 and $700.

What causes ECU failure? ›

One of the main causes is a short circuit in the wiring or in components, which can cause them to burn out. This short circuit is often caused by external influences, such as the wrong start of the car.

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