Ford Ranger PX / PX2 / PX3 / FX4

This sheep looks clean on the outside, but it's been having dirty thoughts ever since it met us. Fantasies about getting wet, doing naughty stuff in the bush and getting mud all over its body. Well, we can't blame the Ford Ranger, it's one of the most masculine players out there. And now that it has a lot of extra muscle it's really pumped with testosterone. With our abilities to add 40 extra horses, we will definitively help to turn those dirty thoughts into reality. We can only hope the owner will cope.

Full Specifications

year:2011 - present
series:PX / PX2 / PX3 / FX4
engine:3.2 TDCi Duratorq
ECU:Continental SID208 & SID209
power:147 kW - 192HP
torque:470 N.m

what you get

  1. We can add 40HP to the factory 192HP - resulting 232HP
    This helps the car in maintaining the top legal speed, which is typically a challenge for any vehicle on a hilly road. This is a result of horsepower utilisation at the high end.
  2. We can add 100N.m torque to the factory 470N.m - resulting 570N.m
    Currently, a strength of modern diesel is torque. The vehicle will have heaps more grunt down low, will have more aggressive city drivability, especially at intersections, green lights, etc. In addition also better towing abilities since torque is responsible for getting the dead weight moving until you reach travel speeds.
  3. We can extend the dynamic RPM range which is responsible for delivering maximum power and torque in specific revs. By widening this range, the engine will have no chance to get outside of the top performing torque range, meaning no more lag while shifting gears.
  4. We’d also recommend increasing the boost pressure, optimizing the acceleration mixtures by adjusting certain parameters: aka Air Fuel Ratio (AFR), keeping Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) down and injection duration. These will ultimately give you that smooth power delivery that you’re after throughout the whole RPM range.

fuel efficiency

Fuel consumption is another beast altogether and since everyone loves fuel efficient vehicles it’s worth to mention how and why engines can save dollars. There are 5 main factors that determine fuel consumption and these are:
  • engine controlling maps in ECU software
  • condition of engine
  • customized rims and tyres
  • driver’s driving style
  • terrain
What we can change is the engine maps and it increases fuel efficiency dramatically, but never forget about the other 4 factors.

How it is done

Click if you are interested in the detailed procedure...

The Continental SID209 ECU is Engine Control Unit (ECU) has 4 protection layers.
  • a 16 bit password
  • locked OBD port
  • Infinion Tricore anti-tuning chipset
  • encrypted file system
Without being too geeky let’s just say the first stage of our work is getting through these protection layers one-by-one. Once that’s done we can start backing up changing the map files that are responsible for managing the engine. The procedure is the following:
  • removing ECU from the vehicle
  • establishing a connection to ECU
  • taking a full backup of the map files (recovery point)
  • modifying the map files (the actual tuning process)
  • uploading the map files to the ECU
  • re-fitting ECU to the vehicle
  • test driving
This is a STAGE 1 tuning, meaning no hardware modification or mechanical alteration to power trail needed - it is purely an software programming work.

cost of service

NZ$ 1350
Cost excludes GST.
Payment is done on job completion – after making sure that you’re happy with the result.
FYI, we do accept Credit Cards, but there's a 2.95% surcharge for it.