PERFORMANCE UPGRADES

We can perform a wide range of upgrades to any car.  We have considerable experience from straightforward tuning techniques such as induction, exhaust and braking improvements through to engine building and transplants.  We can also supply parts at a competitive price or fit the performance parts you already have.

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ECU REMAPPING SERVICE
 

We offer proven ECU remapping for most makes and models.  Many companies offer remaps which promise to deliver big power gains but they don't always achieve the promised results and are unproven without before and after dyno printouts.   We can provide a before and after dyne printout with all of our remaps.

Whether your car is a small, economical vehicle or a high performance supercar, extra performance can be released from a remap.  Our tuning is carried out in a safe, responsible way and our commitment to quality, research and development and attention to detail means you can trust Dave's to deliver every time.

 

Benefits Include

 

• More performance and power when you need it

• Greater torque across the whole rev range

• Sharper quicker throttle response

• Smoother, quicker delivery of power

• Can be reverted to stock when needed

 

The Process:

 

• Before we start we perform diagnostics on your car to check for underlying problems

• We test you car on our rolling road to check the current power output

• We then export and analyse the data from your ECU

• We then re-write the ECU data and apply the remap

• Following the remap we will test the car again on the rolling road to check what gains you have achieved 

•. We will continue to tweak and fine tune the remap until we are 100% happy with the result.

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ROLLING ROAD (DYNO)
 

We offer 2 wheel drive power runs on one of the most advanced dyno systems currently available.  Our precision dyno is a very versatile machine capable of running any 2 wheel drive vehicle up to 1200HP.  Our dyno can also be hired for one off power runs, by the hour or by the day including for club events with the support of a fully trained dyno technician.

  • Can run very low power up to 1200 Horsepower at the wheels

  • Test Cars, Trucks, RV, Go Karts, Quad Bikes and Motorcycles

  • Measure HP, Torque Time, Tractive effort rpm etc

  • Measure AFR / Lambda

  • Weather station Air Temperature Correction

  • Measure vacuum / Boost

  • Thermocouple / EGT channels

  • Built in Knock detection

  • Measure RPM direct from engine / Roller speed

  • Ramp Mode for Power Graphing

  • Steady State mode for fine engine tuning 

  • The Dyno uses Intelligent Adaptive load control and will hold load perfectly every time

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GEAR BOX AND DSG TUNING

We offer a range of gearbox tuning and VAG DSG services.  Like our ECU remapping, each of our DSG tuning files are written specifically for the vehicle and driver, not just off the self.  We have seen up to 70% improvement in DSG shift speed on remapped DSG systems.  Each DSG tuning file can include a combination of launch control settings, shift and torque limiter tuning .

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EGR AND DPF SOLUTIONS

We can safely and correctly remove the EGR operation from your ECU, without the need for you to physically remove the valve.  We also provide DPF removal software which we can use to reprogram your vehicle's engine management system to fully disable the diesel particulate filter removing warning lights and limp mode. 

(Before proceeding check the legislation and legal requirements where you are based if you intend to use your vehicle on the road after the removal)

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ENGINE REBUILDS
 

Whatever engine type you have new or old, odds are we have probably worked on one like it before. With our expertise and services we can help you get back on the road or track.

We do partial and complete engine rebuilds of all types of engines, from early to late models, imports, and everything in between.

Engine rebuilding is one of our specialties, we also offer removal before and installation after of your engine rebuild. Please call us for details.

Advantages of rebuilding your engine:

  • Increase horsepower and torque

  • Improved mileage

  • Increase your vehicle’s life expectancy

  • Decrease regular engine maintenance

 

What can i expect if i send DAVES my complete engine?

 

Step 1 - Engine Arrival, Dis-assembly, Cleaning and Inspection

When we receive your engine we will take an initial payment to cover us to complete the below:

  • Engine is completely disassembled 

  • Chemical cleaning of all cast iron & aluminium parts

  • All parts will be assigned to a pallet which will be where all items will be returned after any work is completed on it until everything is ready to build back together.

  • All parts will then be inspected with notes taken and any parts that we recommend to be replaced will be priced and you will be contacted to discuss repair / upgrade options.

 

Once a decision has been confirmed we will request a 50% deposit of the quoted job amount up front and the remaining balance when the job is completed. (We do our best to quote accurately for all parts that are required to complete the job however we may come across some parts that require to be replaced that were not on the original quote. All customers will be notified in this instance to make them aware of potential additional costs.)

Below is a list of main services we usually complete depending on the engines condition! Please note not all services are completed on all engines unless requested and/or required.

Blocks

  • Bore and/or hone cylinders

  • Deck surfaces machined / skimmed

 

Engine Cylinder Head

  • Face and/or Rub-In Valves

  • Re assembled, spring and valve specs checked (clearance), new valve stem seals installed

  • Big Valve heads

 

Crankshaft

  • Crankshaft checked for straightness and journals checked for sizing

  • Precision ground to size if repairable journal damage

  • Polish crankshaft if all journal sizes are good

 

Parts included with most complete engine rebuilds are:

  • Complete engine gasket set

  • B/E and Main bearings

  • Thermostat

  • Oil Filter

  • Water pump if bearing damage

  • Complete Timing Belt / Chain kit

  • Piston Rings

 

Re-assembly

  • All rebuilds are completed using high quality replacement parts (aftermarket and OE available)

  • Replace all gaskets & seals where applicable

  • Repaint engine block with a colour of your choice if requested.

CLUTCH UPGRADES
 

 Performance clutch kits will allow you to unlock the power of a modified car smoothly and efficiently through your transmission set up. Performance clutch kit gives you the best possible clamping forces available to help transfer your power to the road. 

 

  • Allows for an increase from stock power while maintaining smooth feel of the original clutch

  • High burst strength racing material has just the correct balance to allow extra heat dissipation created by your tuned engine

  • Available for fast road driving to extreme motorsport use

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