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Holy crap...is this going to kill tuning?
Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:44 PM
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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2010 GT-R - Matte Gray, AP/Carbotech, BSE trans cooler, BSE tune on ECUTek, H&R sways, AMSOIL, NASA-AZ TT2 and occasional DD
1976 FJ-40 Rock Buggy - tube chassis, LQ4, 700R4, NP205, Rockwells, F&R hydraulic steering, Fox, Ballistic, lots of 4130, 7068, and AR400
2001 Ford Excursion - V10, DD and occasional tow rig
Do want someday - Radical, 599 GTB w/FHP, 430 Scud, Superlite Coupe, FF Type 65 Coupe
Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:54 AM
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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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:13 PM
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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