If you're looking to enter the tuning industry, you might want to consider investing in a tuning tool. There are many options on the market, but one that stands out is the KEssV3 tuning tool by Alientech. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what the KEssV3 is, how it works, and the benefits it can provide.
The KEssV3 is a professional-grade tuning tool that is designed to help you optimize the performance of your vehicle. It is a handheld device that connects to your vehicle's on-board computer (OBD) or directly to the ECU in for bench or boot mode reading. Once you have the read from the ECU, you can create a tuning file where various parameters, such as fuel injection timing, boost pressure, and ignition timing are adjusted to improve the vehicle's performance.
The KessV3 will allow you to read and write tuning files to a wide variety of vehicles such as:
Why we like it - The KessV3 can tune over 6000 vehicles and probably has the largest selection of tuneable vehicles through the OBD port and Bench or Boot mode. Due to the price, stability, support and the number of German and Japanese vehicles that the KessV3 can tune it is our preferred tool for first-time users.
Price - The KessV3 starts from 1 600 Euro and go up to 4 500 Euro. The price of chip tuning tools depends on the protocols and if it is a master or slave tool. Both pricing aspects are discussed on the page below. We can offer up to 30% discount on the KessV3 tuning tool.
Support vehicles - Click here to download the full vehicle list of the KessV3
Services that can be offered with the KessV3 - The KessV3 allows you to read and write a variety of vehicles. Once you have read the tuning file, you can offer your clients, performance tuning, custom stage 3 tuning, DSG tuning and DTC delete. For more information on the service you can offer, please visist visit our service page.
Buying Chip Tuning Files - Tuned2Race can supply you with a wide range of chip tuning files for all the services you plan to offer. Most of our tuning files can be downloaded within 15 minutes of the request for the tune.
Selling tuning files under the Tuned2Race brand - If you purchase the KessV3 from us, you can sell and promote tunes under the Tuned2Race brand.
The KessV3 can easily read and load tuning files over the OBD port.
The KessV3 is one of the best remapping tools on the market. Alientech released the KessV3 as their upgrade of the KessV2 and Ktag. The KessV3 functions as a tuning tool that combines OBD and Bench reading into 1 tuning tool. The KessV3 tuning tool can support a vide variety of vehicles that include, cars, bikes, agricultural vehicles, trucks and Jet Skis.
If you are looking for 1 ECU tuning tool that can do a wide variety of vehicles, the KessV3 is is defiantly a tuning tool to consider.
Chip tuning tool pricing
The price of any chip tuning tool depends on three main factors namely (1) Master or slave units, (2) the protocols and the (3) yearly license fee of the tuning tool. To get an exact price of the tools, please contact us. We will match any quote on the KessV3!
Master VS Slave - The main difference between a master and slave tuning tool is access to the chip tuning files that the tuner has once the file has been read from the vehicles ECU. When you read an ECU with a master tool, you can open the actual file and make adjustments on the stock files of the car. With a slave tuning tool, you can read and write tuning files to a car, but you cannot adjust the tuning files yourself - only your master can. If you want to change the tuning file yourself, you will need to buy a master Kess tuning tool that starts from 4 500 Euro. If you find a tuner that you trust, like Tuned2Race, you can buy a slave tuning tool (starting at 1500 Euro). Your master will have the ability to supply you with a vide variety of tuning files. With a slave or master tuning tool, Tuned2Race can supply you with dyno tested tuning files for all the vehicles that the KessV3 can tune. For more information relating to Master and Slave tuning tools, please visits our Youtube channel.
Protocols - In essence, the protocols function as a license for chip tuning tools. The most basic version of the Kess starts with a protocol or license for OBD car reading. For your KessV3 you have the ability to add tuning protocols that include:
Yearly License - The annual license fees of tuning tools varies from 400 - 600 Euro per year depending on the chip tuning tool that you purchase. The KessV3 slave has a license fee of 600 Euro while the master tool has a license fee of 1200. The licensing fee of the tuning tools allows the tuner to receive the latest updates of new vehicles and is for the support that tool companies provide. One of the main advantages of the Autotuner is that it doesn't have any yearly fees. However, the autotuner is not as good as the KessV3 when it comes to trucks, agricultural vehicles, Jet Skis and Japanese vehicles. If you a are looking for a combination of old and new vehicle tuning the KessV3 remapping tool is one of the best tuning tools on the market.
The chip tuning process
To read and write tuning files with the KessV3 is a relatively simple and straightforward process. The Kess connects to the vehicle through the OBD port or directly on the bench. Once the KessV2 is connected to the ECU, the tuner can follow simple onscreen instructions to read and write chip tuning files.
It usually takes about 5-15 minutes to read and write chip tuning files. However, some vehicles require up to 60 minutes to read or write the chip tuning files. Once you have the tuning tools, tuning files can be requested from Tuned2Race. For the tuning files that we offer, please visit our services page. Tuned2Race can supply new tuners with tuning files for cars, bikes, trucks, agricultural vehicles, and boats within 15-60minutes.
Training and support
For any tuning tool that is bought through Tuned2Race, we will offer free support to get the tuning setup and running. One of our staff members can also provide support to new tuners through Teamview of Skype.
The reason why we prefer the KessV3 is the simplicity of the reading and writing process. The Kess V3 provides clear onscreen instructions that the user can follow to read and write ECU tuning files removing the need for advanced training. Using the Kess is a simple and straight forward process that should not take a new users more than a couple of hours to master.
Additional hardware required to tune cars
For reading and writing files - For reading and writing chip tuning files, chip tuners require a PC and a vehicle battery charger. The technical specifications of the PC are not very high. However, we strongly recommend a PC with good battery life and a PC without too many other programs. Should anything interrupt the reading and writing process, the tuning process can damage the vehicles ECU. We prefer to use a dedicated PC for our tuning to ensure that there are no interruptions during the reading and writing process.
The second important tool that you need is a vehicle battery charger. As the reading or writing process can be up to 60 minutes, some cars require a charger to ensure that the battery doesn't go flat during the process. Should the battery of the car go flat, the reading or writing process can corrupt the vehicles ECU. We recommend all new tuners always use a battery charger to ensure that the vehicle's battery stays above 12.7v.
Testing cars - After tuning it is very important to test the vehicle to ensure that the modified file will not damage the vehicle. Most tuners use a live data logger to read live car data from the vehicle. Depending on the type of vehicle that is being tuned some vehicles might require different tools to read the car's data. Generally speaking, tuners will require a 4th gear logs from 2000-6000 RPM to ensure that the tuning setup on the car is accurate and correct. A second important tool is a tool to read fault codes on vehicles. Should the modified not increase the performance as expected, the tuner might request fault codes to try and identify the problem.
Should you require any other information about the Kess V3, please feel free to speak to one of our support staff directly by emailing us on info@tuned2Race.com
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