The cost for a basic ecu upgrade is $300. This includes socketing, programming and shipping via usps priority mail. It requires you to mail your ecu to us in advance.
If you decide to purchase a ecu without sending your ecu in first there is a refundable core charge of $200 in addition to the basic ecu upgrade.
If you already have a socketed ecu and all you need is a registered tune with your upgrades you can purchase just the chip for $175.
Keep in mind if you have a registered eprom purchased from ztuner.com we will update your ecu FREE if you decide to upgrade your car further in the future. There is a nominal $6 shipping fee. Simply e-mail us with your particulars and send us your eprom in the mail and we will reprogram and send it back next day. If you want your eprom overnighted, let us know and we will bill you for the additional shipping charge via paypal. This applies only to the original registered purchaser.
Ordering your ECU
There are several questions that must be answered when ordering your ECU from Ztuner.com
We need the following information from you via e-mail or phone
- Year of car
- Type of car (NA or TT)
- Transmission (auto or manual)
- Emissions (Federal or California)
- Intake (Single pop or dual intake)
- Injectors (stock, 555, 720, 740, 850)
- Special instructions ( we can vary the tune of your car by being more aggressive or streetable – we recommend that you call and speak with us before you decide on what level of tune you like – there may be an extra charge for this service – TALK to US)
Core charge explained
Just like other tuners we have a core charge system for our ECU’s. Here is how it works.
Scenario 1: You send us your ecu we do the work on it and send it back – NO Core charge. You pay for the shipping to us – we pay shipping back.
Scenario 2: You don’t want downtime so you order the ECU. We send you one of OUR preprogrammed ECU’s and charge you a REFUNDABLE core of $ 200. Keep in mind this charge is in ADDITION to the cost of the ECU program. If you return us a GOOD working ECU of the same year / configuration as the one we sent you, we refund the $ 200 back to you. You pay for the shipping to us – we pay shipping to you. All cores must be returned in 30 days after we ship the ecu out to you. Please factor in shipping times
We are aware of alternative tuned chips available for extremely low prices in the market. Keep in mind you are not paying for the hardware involved but our experience in tuning these cars and the time spent on a dyno testing various configurations. We are always learning and we incorporate what we learn into our new chips. We offer you the reflash for free so you have the benifit of our continued experience with these cars. You do not get a precanned “guessed” tune with us. Every configuration has been on a dyno at some point and tweaked till it performs perfectly. It is easy to change a couple of tables and call it tuned. We access and modify a lot more tables in the ecu to take advantage of what the factory ecu offers. If you have any questions about our tunes please feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail and i will be happy to explain exactly what we do.