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Recommended Tuners for 4.4 TDV8?

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Evening all,

A mate has bought a TDV8 Range Rover and is considering getting it tuned. 

Has anybody got experience (good or bad) of any after market tuners? or maybe have thoughts or experience on whether it should be done or not?

Many thanks for any help!

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Ha ha ! Bit late for that unfortunately!

We heard a rumour that following the emissions issue that caught VW, Land Rover issued an instruction to dealers to flash the ECU's without any explanations and possibly that may have been a detune thus an aftermarket tune may be even more worthwhile.

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On 7/14/2017 at 8:38 AM, Fatboy said:

Ha ha ! Bit late for that unfortunately!

We heard a rumour that following the emissions issue that caught VW, Land Rover issued an instruction to dealers to flash the ECU's without any explanations and possibly that may have been a detune thus an aftermarket tune may be even more worthwhile.

If there were any truth in that it would go around like wildfire,Techs don't have time to flash every car that comes in,most of the time they struggle to even get Pathfinder to work... A TDV8 that doesn't go well must have something wrong with it,they are quick enough in standard form,either 3.6 or 4.4.

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I must confess I expected somewhat more of a debate. As I'm currently out of the country I sent emails to most of the usual suspects (Inc BAS, IB, JE Eng and Tunit) and have had nothing back there either. ?

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I don't think many people would argue that the TDV8 was too slow... probably why the aftermarket tuners aren't going to throw huge amounts of time at a product that very few would want.

I've considered getting a remap for my TD5 Defender and my VW T5, both of which have a lot of options available when it comes to after market tuning. I've not once contemplated the same for my Range Rover !

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The TDV8 should not need a tune.

Make sure the thing is running as it should before even considering tuning...

 

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Okay guys, your thoughts and suggestions seem to back up the opinions of the reputable tuning names who haven't even responded. Thank you. I'll suggest he pops it into our local specialist and gets it checked with diagnostics to confirm all is well.

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Jose Amorim at Performance Inside / TD5inside

I was under the impression that TDV8's are down tuned so that they do not smash the gearbox.

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