If you are looking for which is the best ECU Tune for the Can-Am Maverick X3 RS turbo, STOP and read this. We are not afraid to do back to back comparisons with competition. We keep the tests honest and show you how others perform when we run them on the dyno. This is not our first rodeo with tuning UTVs. We have some pretty in-depth articles on Polaris tuning here and if you want to see how the other companies files really perform, check out our Chapter 1 Article Here. Located in Gilbert, Arizona, Vivid Racing and our VR Tuned software is designed to be used by customers worldwide. Any altitude, any climate. Our ability to provide a customer with a cable to flash or change between the tuned and stock file makes our system VERY convenient and warranty friendly.
The iFlash system requires a Windows PC or tablet that works with our provided cable and dongle. This process only takes about 3 minutes to flash a file compared to the competition unit which is near 30 minutes. The VR Tuned iFlash does not require activation, credits, or licenses, We have a simple instruction sheet on our website that tells you how to setup the PC based software here. Once you do the ID and upload your screenshot so we have the VIN and software, we then send you back a Tuned and Original file for you to use. This process is usually done within the hour we receive your upload. Thats it… your done! You can now at anytime and very simply flash between the tune and stock file. If you need an update to a file, the file resent, or another request, we just email it to you right there. The iFlash will soon have the ability to check and clear DTCs (check engine light codes) as well as datalogging which we will be implementing. This is a standard feature for the iFlash. When we add the feature, you just re-download the flash client from the VR Tuned website here. So you are probably saying “cool story bro” your hardware is better, but what matters is the tune. Well if you read Chapter 1 showing how the EVO flash did on our dyno with controlled variables, you should be questioning the tune and asking yourself, “what else is out there?”
We continued our testing on this 2017 Can-Am X3 to develop an incredible tune. We have so many dyno pulls using our Mustang Dyno that we could build a new tire from the rubber shreds! Our goal with VR Tuned is to give you the BEST TUNE THE FIRST TIME. If you add basic things like an exhaust, turbo pipe, blow off valve, spark plugs, silicone hoses, even an intercooler, you DO NOT need a reflash. We create a file that will adapt to these basic bolt-on mods that are doing their efficiency job. So lets look at the first dyno below. This is a comparison between our VR Tuned flash, the EVO Stage 1, and a stock file. As we showed in Chapter 1, the EVO file has a huge oscillation problem. This issue was backed up by another independent dyno test on a totally different Can-Am X3 from Bikeman Performance who is EXTREMELY respected in this industry. Much like the VR Tuned flash, the curve starts to gain horsepower but then begins to have issues until the end of the dyno test. This is not a boost leak as you can see by the green line on the dyno graph. Both tunes were making about the same boost of 17 psi or about 1.2bar. With a target AFR between 11.5 and 12.5, our tuned file makes a tremendous 18 rear wheel horsepower near the 30 mph mark and keeps this gain tapering to about 13 rear wheel horsepower at the end of our test. You can see the stock and other tune are done back to back so this eliminates any mechanical or “tire” issues. Our final tuned file was done just 5 days after on going development. This process allows us to now offer one of the BEST ECU flashes for the Can-Am X3.
So what do you get with the VR Tuned ECU flash for the Can-Am X3?
- No more speed limiter
- Raised Rev limiter
- We remove torque limiters
- Electronic throttle body allows for adjustments for instant pedal response
- Lower fan temp to keep the temperature down and controlled
- Quick start not requiring the brake pedal to be depressed to start it.
But I have a 2018, do you offer a flash for that?
The 2018 has 172 horsepower from a different ECU tune, intercooler, and fuel pump. Basically Can-Am did what the aftermarket already is doing and did a tune to go from 154 to 172hp. So the 2018 will totally work with our system. We are working on a file at the time of this article. So stay tuned!
I’m a dealer. How can we sell your tune or use these tuning tools?
Good question friendly blog reader! VR Tuned does offer slave cables for shops that want to flash VR Tuned files and make HUGE margin. Much more than the other guys 27.24586532%. We have already proven our product is better, so why not make more money and be more convenient for your busy shop time? If you do not want to invest in the slave cable hardware, you can just sell the tunes like we do and give customers End User cables so they can control the flashing process. Contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you agree with everything we have said but you are a smart person and want to do your own tuning, no problem, we offer these same tools as a Master setup so you can grow your business and dealer network. Go to www.frieling-group.com and send an email!
How does the ECU Flashing Work?