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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
March 2021 Tuned Mercedes News & Updates

March 2021 Tuned Mercedes News & Updates

In this first episode of Tuned Mercedes News we discuss DTKM vs VRP, Tyler’s CAI, Custom Tuning, Nota_AMG Times, GME Moonr landr, EPA, and Taxes. Please consider signing this Petition to fight for your right to modify your car: https://www.votervoice.net/SEMA/campaigns/45394/respond

March 29, 2021 0 comments Uncategorized
How to Change Mercedes Key Battery

How to Change Mercedes Key Battery

This is a really quick video on replacing your Mercedes-Benz Key Fob battery. These tend to go in pairs, so if you are prompted to change one, it is a good time to change both. These take CR 2032 Batteries and can be found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3tLu44I (affiliate link).

March 29, 2021 0 comments DIY, Maintenance
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
Subwoofer Cable Management in Trunk

Subwoofer Cable Management in Trunk

Last time I took signals off the subwoofer amp and test fitted 2 10″ JL W0v3 woofers, and mounted the amp. Running the wires thru MB cable management From the top of the trunk to get the signals and remote on, or from the trunk to bring power up, no matter […]

March 4, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Mount an Amplifier in a Mercedes Benz CLS C218, W212

Mount an Amplifier in a Mercedes Benz CLS C218, W212

In the second part of my sub install in a Mercedes CLS or E class I mounted the amplifier.  I wish I had never done it this way but take this post as learning from some of my mistakes and use the benefit of my retrospect for your install. If […]

March 1, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Add a Subwoofer: install a subwoofer on CLS C218 E W212

Add a Subwoofer: install a subwoofer on CLS C218 E W212

Adding a subwoofer can add to new sensation of frequencies factory drivers don’t hit.  I went with 2 – ten inch jl audio 10w0v3.  While back in the 1990s the W0 I didn’t pay much attention to, running a JL 18w6.  I enjoy the new w0v3 series.  The new 10w6 […]

February 25, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
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
Morendi

Morendi

In my search for TCU tuning I found a tidbit from MBworld.org, a user there suggested Morendi for TCU tuning and to reach out to them by Instagram. Well I did.  The price is great at $750 for a TCU tune plus the cost of a tactrix 2.0 openport.   […]

January 27, 2021 0 comments Tuners
Solo Motorsports

Solo Motorsports

I came across Solo Motorsports from a recommendation on the TunedMercedes and other tuner fb groups when looking for who has TCU tunes and was pointed at the usual suspects, plus Solo Motorsports. I started looking into them and they offer very competitive pricing and compelling products.  I have not […]

January 27, 2021 0 comments Tuners
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