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Morendi ECU Tune Giveaway

Morendi ECU Tune Giveaway

Morendi ECU Tune Giveaway

August 5, 2021 1 comment ECU Tuning, Lifestyle, Performance, Tuners
Is a strut tower bar worth it?  Check out install and reflections on installing a strut tower brace on C218 CLS 550 AWD

Is a strut tower bar worth it? Check out install and reflections on installing a strut tower brace on C218 CLS 550 AWD

Is a strut tower bar worth it? Check out install and reflections on installing a strut tower brace on C218 CLS 550 AWD

July 8, 2021 0 comments Handling, Performance
Copying MBT to Base Timing and Wastegate Control Using HP tuners

Copying MBT to Base Timing and Wastegate Control Using HP tuners

Two powerful heuristics to increase drivability and improve performance are copying the MBT tables over to the similar base tables and changing the manual wastegate duty cycle table. Some things to note The MBT or optimum spark tables and base tables have slightly different axis Ensure that you copy the […]

June 14, 2021 0 comments ECU Tuning
Mercedes Driver Demand, Torque Tables, AMG Adaptation

Mercedes Driver Demand, Torque Tables, AMG Adaptation

You can often adapt AMG tables to similar non-AMG engines.  Once I have dug into the tune file and compared against AMG, I began to realize Mercedes are somewhat meant to be tuned and out of the gate are a solid platform to start from. There are a few things […]

June 14, 2021 0 comments ECU Tuning
First Read and ECU Unlocking with HP Tuners

First Read and ECU Unlocking with HP Tuners

In this video I discuss the process of unlocking a Mercedes ECU with HP Tuners.   A few important things to note: An internet connection is needed when flashing Not necessary to remove ECU First read and write is very long Subsequent changes are quick No credits are needed for […]

June 14, 2021 0 comments ECU Tuning
AMG E Performance Platform Analysis

AMG E Performance Platform Analysis

Mercedes just announced their new C63 will be a 4 cylinder hybrid platform, and they have released information about their electrified “73” platform.  These utilize a rear limited slip differential with a integral motor with 2 speed transmission. This is quite a departure from the 53 platform M256 E30 . Which […]

April 1, 2021 0 comments Mercedes Models, Performance
How to choose a tuner

How to choose a tuner

Choosing a tuner and performance parts suppliers are important decisions, unless the car is a true project car. There are a few questions you may want to consider before choosing. Who are you dealing with? What is their post/social history? What is their bad reputation? Can you deal with their […]

March 31, 2021 0 comments Performance, Tuners
TCU Tune Experience

TCU Tune Experience

I’ve been running a TCU tune for more than a month and several thousand miles.  In this video I discuss some of the reflections and drivability of running a Morendi TCU tune.

March 29, 2021 0 comments Performance, TCU Tuning
Cold Air Intakes — In Progress

Cold Air Intakes — In Progress

Still in progress check back later! One of the increasingly popular discussions on FB CLS and, of course, tunedmercedes group is building custom air intakes. Apparently the black box dynos have been confirmed as real by a few people but most of those gains are for “tuned cars” with waste […]

March 14, 2021 0 comments Air Intake, Performance
Some of my favorite threads on MBworld

Some of my favorite threads on MBworld

MBworld.org has some amazing knowledge.  It is a little deep though to dig through, and it isn’t always the most intuitively laid out.   Here are two of my favorite threads on MBworld. Build the most powerful CLS 550 4matic is one of my favorite threads on any forum hands […]

February 11, 2021 0 comments Performance
Laser Jammer Install on E class w212

Laser Jammer Install on E class w212

Check out this install thread on MBworld.org for AL Priority Laser on a w212. Very clean and detailed with some help from other members with CAD information on the mounts. I am not advocating the use of this, but I do love clean installs and have to link to it […]

January 27, 2021 0 comments DIY, Electronics, Maintenance, Performance
Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

Dragy Review: A GPS Performance Tracker and Social Network

I recently picked up a Dragy which is a 10hz GPS sensor that can track your performance data.  This is pretty cool. BUT the really great part is that you can see the leaderboards by make, comment on other’s times (and receive replies).  Which can really demystify tuning. One example […]

October 20, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Performance
M157 M278 CLS 550 CLS 63 E 550 E 63 Build Thread

M157 M278 CLS 550 CLS 63 E 550 E 63 Build Thread

If one (yo Gilles this is for you bro! ) were going to buy a completely stock M278 based E class or CLS and build it out, here is some guidance: Pre-purchase Open up the hood, take off the engine cover, lifts straight up with tabs but take it slow, […]

September 23, 2020 0 comments Performance
Force Intercooler Pump to Always Run

Force Intercooler Pump to Always Run

While there are conflicting reports about the logic of the intercooler pump.  With mine it didn’t run all the time (you can hear it before she comes up to speed), and with this mod it did.  With this mod you get lower IATs.  Check out here: https://mbworld.org/forums/w212-amg/785054-reduced-iat-s-pump-rewiring.html I’ve heard a […]

September 16, 2020 0 comments Cooling, Performance
Add An Oil Collector

Add An Oil Collector

Adding an oil collector on a direct injection engine can help maintain horsepower and mitigate issues with carbon build up on valves. I first heard of them reading a online forum “discussion” between two tuners and one brings up GAD tuning.  One thing I realized there are tuners that I […]

September 9, 2020 0 comments Air Intake, DIY, Maintenance, Performance
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