Why is the CMD Tuning Boxes allot cheaper than other brands sold in Australia?
CMD Australia is a direct agent for the manufacturer of CMD Tuning boxes in the UK so it can offer the best prices. As a part of our agency agreement we must not sell, our CMD Tuning boxes, for more than the RRP that these Tuning Boxes are sold for in the UK/Europe. Most other businesses, selling Diesel Tuning boxes in Australia, are resellers or buy Tuning boxes and have them rebadged with their own brand/logo and then resell them at highly inflated prices. In the UK/Europe you would never pay over $1000 for the latest design Tuning Box.
Are CMD Tuning Boxes as good as the more expensive Diesel Tuning Boxes that I see being sold here in Australia?
CMD tuning Boxes use the same, and sometimes better, digital platform that nearly all the other reputable brands being sold here use. CMD runs high quality German components together with load and rev sensing software which is controlled by a 32 bit digital processor. This is not a "Variable Resistor in a box" like some older technology products.
tuning, so why don't the manufactures do this?
You may have wondered why a manufacturer can have the same engine in different models but they can have different power outputs.
This is not due to the engine mechanics as they are usually built to the same standard, but it's down to the software installed into the ECU which governs the engines output.
Manufacturers don't use diesel chip or common rail tuning modules because of the strict emissions regulations and tax bands, altitude (effects oxygen levels), temperature, fuel quality etc etc. They build the lowest number of variants, which suit all worldwide markets. By doing this they compromise performance and economy.
How easy is it to fit?
Most installations can be done your-self within 15-30mins, no special tools, soldering or wire cutting is involved. At most you may need a socket set to remove any screws holding the plastic engine cover on, but that's it. It's the ideal DIY project!
We provide a comprehensive installation guide taking you through the whole process
Will it harm
No our diesel chip sits behind all the engines safety features, which remain active, control of the engine safety features are ALWAYS with the car's ECU. It is not actually possible to damage your engine if the product is installed correctly
So how does the unit work?
We have prepared a technical overview document to explain how the common-rail diesel engine works and the tuning process we use click HERE to view
Will I really notice the difference?
Absolutely, you won't have to ask your-self "Is it working?"
Can I adjust the power setting?
Yes, our units are fully adjustable. We also pre-set all units prior to shipping so in most cases it's plug and go
increasing the engines power improve fuel economy?
In addition to controlling the fuel delivery our unit provides more torque through the engine, particularly in the low to mid range. This allows the driver to change up to higher gears more quickly, and able to use for longer. MPG gains are delivered as a result of this control over the fuel system and the effects of more torque.
So what's the difference between the two models?
products utilise our own custom engineered RevSense software, making
obtaining astonishing economy and performance gains easy as 1..2..3!
Packed with a powerful digital microprocessor chip our system monitors your engine millions of times a second, learning from your driving style and making small tuning adjustments to your diesel engine's fuelling dynamically, ensuring the additional power is applied exactly when needed (unlike less sophisticated tuning boxes) and always within the engine manufactures design limits.
Users wanting the benefits of chip tuning with the minimum of fuss should choose the standard model, which will in most cases work fine out-of-the-box, giving a good power and economy boost whist still providing 9 different maps so adjust our diesel tuning chip to suit your driving style.
For advanced users wanting that little bit more, we offer our 'Professional' version, this model uses our unique Tri-Band adjustment system allowing the user to add additional power gains at three distinct parts of the rev range. Low down for maximum economy and further up for performance.
This powerful "bolt on" feature gives the user extra control over the RevSense system allowing experienced users to fine-tune the performance and economy gains even further.
Tri-Band adjustment delivers total control over the character of the vehicle and is ideal for users who tow trailers or caravans wanting extra power or economy or the performance user wanting the ultimate remap device!
Should I inform my insurer if I chip my diesel?
Yes, although the product is totally undetectable when removed we can only recommend that you inform your insurance company of the modification.
Will a diesel chip affect the warranty on my car?
Installing any third party add-on can cause a raised eyebrow or two at the dealership, and whilst our unit can be fitted and removed (reversing the effect totally and without retrospective trace) we would say its often best to ask before fitting to check.