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Holy crap...is this going to kill tuning?

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Nah, that’s mostly for diesel trucks. You live in Texas so I know you’re familiar with “rolling coal” which is just about the dumbest thing you can do to a truck. But.... people think it’s cool and they’re willing to pay for it, so these companies make the tunes for it.

For sports cars, I don’t think ECU tuning makes too much difference to emissions. It’s the exhaust swaps, cat removal, etc - that’s the problem. It’s pretty easy to make 1000hp and keep some kind of catalytic converter so you can pass emissions. The EPA doesn’t care how much power you make or how bad your fuel economy, they only care about what’s coming out of the exhaust tips.
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We as shops need to watch these actions. There was the Honda tuning shop that got hit with a $4 million penalty, levied against the individual not the company. The interpitation of emissions required on every car, even those untitled is being challenged each year. SEMA has a action board that lobbies to help protect the industry, but as a industry we need to be smart with what we do. Utilizing alternative fuels help (E85). I've had a car go in with no emission control systems and pass cleaner than new cars utilizing E85.


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There’s a little more detail in the article at http://www.thedrive....-defeat-devices

Specifically, if Cobb were a subject of “According to the schedule outlined in this Paragraph, Defendants shall not manufacture, offer for sale, sell, convey, or otherwise transfer any product intended for use on vehicles of model years 2000 and newer that contains user-adjustable features for the following: rear oxygen sensors, EGR, or any DTCs associated with these emission controls.” to me effectively spells the end of flex fuel and SD in their current form on this platform.

I don’t know what’s involved on ecutek DTC-wise to run SD, and I’m curious whether ecutek could be a subject of such enforcement action, being a foreign company.

Standalone ECUs sound like potential winners in the fallout from this.
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Thats the thin line of interpretation. As a consumer you should be in the clear, it puts shop at greater risk. There are no "User Adjustable" settings for those things in the access port. The SCT stuff allows anyone to change those settings.






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