Custom Tuning starts at $1699. To get a more accurate cost on your custom tune, please create a ticket and tell us more about your build, and your specific modifications.
If you feel that our existing tune offerings will not work for your application or your intended use, you can request Custom Tuning. Custom Tuning must be requested through our Tickets, and you must provide vehicle information as well as hardware (upgrades) information. Once submitted, our team of calibrators will evaluate your request and determine if Custom Tuning can achieve your goals and if they are able, your Tune Request will be accepted.
Custom Tuning requires heavy participation from the Customer, either through an Authorized TZ Dealer or the Customer themselves. TuneZilla Calibrators will require that the vehicle has access to dyno time when needed, and data logging is required. If you are not comfortable with data logging, and if you may not be able to access a facility with a dyno (many facilities will rent dyno time) custom tuning may not be possible for you.
Custom Tuning vs. Off The Shelf Tuning
We understand that our end users have varying driving styles and build purposes, which is why we offer revisions on all of our Off-The-Shelf tunes. By offering Custom Tuning to our customers, we can be sure you are getting the most out of your vehicle with your specific parts upgrades. Our OTS (off-the-shelf) maps are tested in house with as many variables as possible to ensure even if you don’t want to customize your tune, your vehicle’s OEM sensors and adaptations will still be able to optimize our tunes to your region’s fuel and most bolt-on upgrades. Tune Revisions are not the same as Custom Tunes. See our Terms and Conditions for our re-tune policy (section 4b)
We believe it’s important for our customers to understand what is happening inside their engine so they can make informative decisions. Our LOG VIEWER automatically generates your vehicles data log .csv files into easy to read graphs which can then be viewed by our Calibrators to find areas of optimization on your vehicle. Not only can this data be used to optimize your tunes, but a lot of troubleshooting and diagnosing can be done by comparing requested data to actual data at a glance.
In many cases, custom tuning is not required. If you are unsure if you will benefit from a Custom Tune, you can reach out to our team and upload data logs for them to examine.
Turbo Upgrade - Hybrid or larger
At TuneZilla, we strive for an OEM level of drivability and reliability. Our team of Calibrators from around the world painstakingly work to deliver repeatable performance on all of our base maps. One of the major differences between our tunes and most of our competitors tunes is our linear OEM like throttle response. Where some software tuners increase throttle response to mask the actual output of their tunes by giving a very peaky feeling under acceleration, our tunes are designed to make the most usable and consistent power curve possible to maintain a strong pull without a heavy fall off midway through the power band. All while generating peak power as early as possible in the RPM range. Most off the shelf tunes advertise an attractive peak power figure, but suffer from a sudden drop in torque and a lower torque curve throughout the remainder of the RPM range.
INCREASED REV LIMITER
ADJUST TIMING TO OPTIMIZE HIGHER OCTANE FUEL
ADJUST BOOST REQUEST VALUES
INCREASE THROTTLE RESPONSE
OPTIMIZED FUEL TRIM ADJUSTMENTS
HIGH AND LOW TORQUE FILES
HIGH OIL PRESSURE SWITCH POINT LOWERED FOR ENGINE LONGEVITY
OPTIONAL MAP SWITCHING*
OPTIONAL LEFT FOOT BRAKE FIX
OPTIONAL OVERRUN CRACKLES
OPTIONAL HARD CUT LIMITER
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91 Oct / 95 RON
Clutch Upgrade (manual)
Suitable for manual / Aisin / DSG gearboxesHowever, A Stage 1 DSG tune is required if the vehicle has a DSG transmission
Hard cut limiter is available for both manual transmission and DSG equipped cars, when equipped with DSG the limiter will only work in manual mode if auto upshift is disabled.
91 & 93 octane tunes available
*Map switching tunes are available as a custom request only, they are not on InstaTune
Selectable in Instatune
Left Foot Brake Fix
Allows brake pedal and accelerator pedal to be pressed without cutting throttle/fuel.
Works with Stage 1 and up
Extends fuelling request after throttle lift off to create "crackles" or "pops and bangs"
Works with Stage 2 and up
Hard cut Limiter
Cuts fuel at a set RPM instead of the factory "soft" limiter which limits engine speed/revs at a set RPM
Recommended for track/race use only
when equipped with DSG the limiter will only work in manual mode if auto upshift is disabled
OPTIONAL MAP SWITCHING
93 Oct / 98 RON
Suitable for manual / Aisin / DSG gearboxes
However, A Stage 1 DSG tune is required if the vehicle has a DSG transmission
*Map switching tunes are available through tune request only, they are not on InstaTune
Included Optional Features
Selectable on Instatune
The Stage 2 files for the 1.8T EA888.3 engine satisfies the gap that separates the Golf 1.8T from the GTI 2.0T. Increasing output to an eye watering 250 ft-lb of real, usable torque, our Stage 2 files also improve throttle response and drivability to a level that feels akin to the flagship FWD hot hatch of the VW brand. Leaving your wallet with more room to breath so you can upgrade tires and brakes to hunt down GTI's on the open track.
OPTIONAL LEFT FOOT BRAKING
Clutch Upgrade recommended (Manual Transmission only)
A DSG tune is required if the vehicle has a DSG transmission
\\\*Map switching tunes are available VIA tune request only, they are not on InstaTune.
The Stage 2 files for the 1.8T EA888.3 engine satisfies the gap that separates the Golf 1.8T from the GTI 2.0T. Increasing output to an eye watering 250 ft-lb of real, usable torque, our Stage 2 files also improve throttle response and drivability to a level that feels akin to the flagship FWD hot hatch of the VW brand, leaving your wallet with more room to breath so you can upgrade tires and brakes to hunt down GTI's on the open track.
OPTIONAL LEFT FOOT BRAKING ENABLED
OPTIONAL MULTI-MAP SWITCHING*
Intercooler upgrade is advised
For manual transmissions, a clutch upgrade is highly recommended
\\\*Map switching tunes are available via tune request only. They are not available on Instatune.