Car Tuning Melbourne

Performance Tuning - Melbourne


If you’re looking to upgrade or optimise your vehicle performance, contact the team at Exceltune today. We provide expert dyno tuning for all vehicle makes and models. We can provide tuning for European models like Mercedes, BMW, VW, Audi and more, as well as diesel tuning for Japanese makes like Subaru, Nissan and Toyota. We also provide diesel engine tuning.

From our state of the art workshop in Sunshine, we are fully equipped with the latest Australian made Dyno Dynamics tools – a global leader in the manufacture of dynamometers. With these tools, our expert mechanics can simulate vehicle performance under a range of conditions, comparing this to the manufacturer specifications.

We can then identify erratic performance and sensor issues and worn components, working to restore your vehicle to its optimal performance specs. By using the latest electronic diagnosis equipment, we leave nothing to chance when working on the latest engines. With this innovative technology, our experienced technicians can achieve optimal and precise performance so you can enjoy your car to the max!

Other Services

At Exceltune, we offer a full range of car service and car repair options from our state of the art workshop in Sunshine.

These are just some of the services we offer:

  • General and logbook servicing
  • System diagnostics and computer scanning
  • Roadworthy certificates
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Clutch service and repairs
  • Performance upgrades
  • Aircon servicing
  • DPF servicing and repairs
  • Suspension servicing and repairs
  • Brake repairs
  • Tyres and batteries

What is Chipping?

What is Chipping?

The microchip in your car’s ECU (electronic control unit) contains a lookup table that informs the engine how to respond under specific conditions. For example, if you’re driving down the highway at one hundred kilometres per hour and you suddenly accelerate, the computer will detect this and request information from the chip on how it should react or respond. The chip refers to the lookup table and instructs the computer how much petrol to send to the engine.

On a factory chip, the manufacturer dictates all possible parameters. For example: how and when an automatic vehicle must shift the car into a lower gear, how to adjust the timing and, if the car has a turbocharger, how much turbo boost to provide.

When you decide to install a performance chip, the lookup table parameters are adjusted to ensure the vehicle yields the best performance in terms of fuel economy, emissions and other constraints that usually impede performance.

ECU Programming & Remapping/Tuning

ECU Programming & Remapping
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Engine control units are a recent addition to vehicles, having first appeared in the late 1970s. Carmakers must adhere to global performance criteria, for example, fuel injection. These factory settings can sometimes diminish a car’s performance, and some engines only perform at 60 to 70% of their actual capacity.

The ECU in modern vehicles, combined with innovative engine technology, makes it possible to control many aspects of a car’s performance, such as spark timing and fuel injection. The ECU may also control electronic throttle control (drive-by-wire), poppet valve timing, boost control (in turbocharged engines), anti-lock braking systems, the automatic transmission, speed governor (if installed), and the Electronic Stability Control system. Manufacturers design for a specific timing and this may limit performance.

However, we can easily and safely change this by adjusting the data stored on the chip.

The term chip tuning can be misleading as people often use it to describe ECU tuning, which does not involve swapping the chip. Modern ECUs can be tuned by simply updating the software interface through a standard interface such as On-Board Diagnostics. This procedure is commonly referred to as Engine Control Unit (ECU) Tuning.

ExcelTune can achieve performance optimisation by adjusting the ignition timing advance, which may result in better performance. However, to cope with advanced timing, you must run high-octane fuel to avoid pre-ignition detonation or pinging.

If there are engine, intake, or exhaust modifications to your car, these ‘plug-and-play’ adaptations alter the flow of the engine, often causing a change in the air to fuel ratio. Without re-mapping the fuel tables, some of the performance gains may not be achieved.

If your vehicle’s engine control unit is poorly tuned, it can result in diminished performance, driveability, and could even cause engine damage.

At ExcelTune, we are your tuning experts and would love to help you improve your vehicle’s performance. As your Quantum Tuning Authorised Dealer in Melbourne, we can safely remap or tune your car and guarantee we have the experience to do it correctly.

What will a performance boost mean for you?

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  • 20-35% extra horsepower
  • 20-35% extra torque
  • Better throttle response
  • Smoother power delivery
  • Improved diesel economy – typically 10% or more
  • Safer and more efficient overtaking
  • Enhanced driveability


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In our modern workshop, you’ll find Dyno Dynamics tools – a global leader in the manufacture of dynamometers – created right here in Australia. 

With a chassis dynamometer (or ‘dyno’), our experienced mechanics can mimic various torque and speed requirements, to provide insight into the engine or chassis functioning, whether it’s a petrol- or diesel engine, 4WD, light truck or motorhome. We then compare the results to the manufacturer’s specs. This device lets us test the entire drivetrain at once by anchoring your vehicle to the floor and placing the drive wheels on rollers. 

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We can test and confirm the following: 

  • Every rotating part of the drivetrain
  • The power and torque delivery of the engine 
  • Evaluate performance and safety or noise issues
  • Simulate a real-world scenario
  • Identify erratic performance and sensor issues

This premium electronic diagnosis equipment means we don’t guess when working on your modern engine. With this innovative technology, our experienced technicians can achieve optimal and precise performance for you to enjoy your car to the max! 


Let us remap or tune your vehicle when your main aim is to save fuel. To save you money, we focus on improving the low-end torque and widening the power-band as far as we can.

This increase in low-end torque will mean the engine requires less throttle input to maintain cruising speeds, whether fully loaded or on a gradient. Your vehicle will require fewer gear changes in general and be more comfortable in higher gears at slow speeds.

Add an adjustment in your driving style to make the most of the extra low-end torque and you will see an improvement in fuel consumption. This procedure is most effective on turbo-diesel engines where the savings could be as much as 20%!


We can tune any modern vehicle with an engine management system, both petrol and diesel. Do keep in mind though, that it delivers the best results on turbo- or supercharged engines. Raising the turbo boost pressure gives you considerable gain in power, especially when combined with proper ignition timing and fuelling adjustments. 

With a dyno-tuned car you can expect:

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  • An engine that responds eagerly when you step on the gas
  • Smoother power delivery with fewer gear changes and comfortable town driving 
  • Improved acceleration for safer overtaking

ExcelTune is always in tune with excellence and our expert team promises you performance precision. So, call us today and book your performance or use our convenient online booking form.

Contact Us Today

At Exceltune, we get the job done right the first time. With affordable pricing, free up-front quotes and superior workmanship every time, we are the trusted mechanics in Sunshine. To book a service or get a free quote for repairs, give us a call on (03) 9311 3345 or contact us online.

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PHONE: (03) 9311 3345

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