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3 hours ago

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Vauxhall Corsa VXR tuned on the rolling road.

A fully forged engine in this mean't we could push the torque much harder then normal.

Figures: 235BHP / 274LBFT

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1 day ago

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Vauxhall Astra Z20LET 888 tuned on the rolling road.

The front bumper on these looks really nice but it certainly doesn't help the intake temps. This car had over 65 degree intake temps.

Figures: 266BHP / 302LBFT.

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What cooler is it running.

Need to get them temps Down πŸ‘€

Lewis Tonge

My 888 with a mk4 airtec holds VERY cool IATs πŸ’ͺ

Looks like pace innercooler bit crap

Top work yesterday Sean thank you, completely different car to drive now. Will look into the new intercooler, but as Lewis said do t really want to lose the a/c set up due to losing the originality of the car ... but will see what’s best

Marc matts car

4 days ago

SM Tuning

Vauxhall Astra VXR tuned on the rolling road.

A nice and simple stage 3 car hitting the magical 300. Not many do it, but some do.

Figures: 301BHP / 313LBFT.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #VXR #Z20LEH
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What mods please

Ian Hare if his is stage 3 hitting 300 then whats yours?

What mods is this using please

Ken Riley 😍

Aidan Gillingham

Chris Goodliffe

Arent these 276bhp stock?

Stage 3 seems an awful lot of upgrading for what seems like not much power upgrade, 20% admittedly from 240 to 300, usually quite expensive right?

Try putting all that power on the road the chassis not the best on those .

Isn’t the torque a bit low? My DS VXR had more torque at stage 2

You can get more bhp out of a Saab b204 with less work lol

For what’s been done to it it’s done really well and feels completely different now pulls a lot harder.

Miss this beast, enjoy mate 😈

What would u expect with same mods plus a k06 with standard internals??

Stephen Ruddock

2 weeks ago

SM Tuning

Vauxhall Astra VXR tuned on the rolling road.

The owner of this vehicle modified this with no expense spared. What the car needed, it got. This goes to show. It made some fantastic numbers and has such usable power!

Figures: 317BHP / 314LBFT.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #VXR #Z20LEH
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What is the Spec ?

Marc McColl

Stage 3 with Sport intake manifold?

How come the low torque figure?

2 weeks ago

SM Tuning

BMW 520D Tuned in Salisbury.

This was a brand new, 68 plate "G" series BMW. As we always invest in the latest tools we tuned this over the OBD socket. No need to remove the ECU.

Now running 220BHP / 480NM. Gains of +30BHP / +80NM.

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#SMTuning #BMW #Salisbury #520D #DieselTuning
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BMW 520D Tuned in Salisbury. 

This was a brand new, 68 plate G series BMW. As we always invest in the latest tools we tuned this over the OBD socket. No need to remove the ECU.

Now running 220BHP / 480NM. Gains of +30BHP / +80NM.

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#SMTuning #BMW #Salisbury #520D #DieselTuning

2 weeks ago

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Vauxhall Astra VXR tuned in Thetford, Norfolk.

Before tuning we checked this vehicle over as we always do. The one way valve had failed on this, which was causing the rocker cover to leak constantly in places. The vehicle also had a misfire. This was down to the completely wrong plugs fitted, so we swapped these out with the stock GM plugs. After this the vehicle ran much better and we tuned it.

Now running 290BHP.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #VXR #Z20LEH #GoodToBeBack
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Vauxhall Astra VXR tuned in Thetford, Norfolk.

Before tuning we checked this vehicle over as we always do. The one way valve had failed on this, which was causing the rocker cover to leak constantly in places. The vehicle also had a misfire. This was down to the completely wrong plugs fitted, so we swapped these out with the stock GM plugs. After this the vehicle ran much better and we tuned it. 

Now running 290BHP.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #VXR #Z20LEH #GoodToBeBack

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Max Shults πŸ‘€

I've got a twin

Do you carry spares of these just in case?

Great job as always

2 weeks ago

Thanks Sean at sm tuning for coming to my house and live road mapping my car. Well happy with the power. Lovely service and lovely bloke! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

SM Tuning

Please note: I would like to apologise to everyone this week that’s messaged or called us for the delay. I have been unwell this week and I’ve been up and down along the week. I’ve had over half the week off of work and had to rearrange some jobs due to this.

I’m trying hard to rest this weekend in the hope I can return to normal service as of Monday. As most will know, I (Sean) run SM Tuning all by myself. Which means when I’m unwell the whole service grinds to a halt. I hate being unwell for one and I hate letting people down.

To the guys who I’ve had to rearrange, I will compensate and look after you no questions. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding.

Sean.
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Get well soon , and drop me a message when you're next up in the area.Speak very soon.

At the end of the day mate you're a one man band, these things have to be expected from time to time. The best thing you can do is take a few days off and recharge your batteries, especially with the amount of travelling involved. Get well soon mate!

Get well soon mate πŸ‘πŸ½

Get well soon bud. Always had great customer service from you Sean. πŸ‘Œ

Top man as as always, hope you recover soon, we are all only human after allπŸ‘

Everyone needs some time off here and there fella. Get well soon. There is a msg from me waiting for you once you're well

Your Health comes first mate, hope you’re feeling better soon πŸ‘πŸ»

As anyone who’s used your services before can attest, you’re absolutely worth the wait. These things happen, but good that you’re giving yourself time to get better. I’m sure your customers will understand

It’s worth the wait

Hope your feel better soon! Health should always come before work and I’m sure everybody feels the same πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

1 month ago

SM Tuning

Example of how an exhaust can really spoil your power and generate EXTREME heat. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

GCAP Performance
Exhaust 101.

In this modern day of tuning, people are so quick to get a decat exhaust or a better flowing system, with little understanding as to why it is so vital to tuning.

Today we had a vehicle in for tuning which, on paper, should have made good power. It had a hybrid turbo, fast road cams, fuelling upgrades, FMIC, larger induction kit etc. It also had a custom fabricated turbo back exhaust system. However, here is the BUT....

The exhaust was a turbo back system, it was a larger bore, it even had a sports cat to help the vehicle comply with road laws HOWEVER, the positioning of the sports cat was less than 3inches from the manifold collector which was always going to be a problem. The now higher flowing turbo would never be able to move the exhaust gasses efficiently enough through this poorly placed cat, before even looking at the actual quality of the catalytic converter itself.

Results? Well besides from the glowing red manifold and catalytic converter and extremely high EGTs, the car was unable to produce anywhere near desired horsepower and after only 3 runs was dropping off 20-30bhp each time.

Custom exhausts are not always the best option if made by people lacking experience. So make sure you use a company who are experienced in the placement of exhaust components. We usually use the big name brand exhaust companies as yes, they can sometimes be quite pricey, but when they spend months testing their products, spending fortunes on R&D and use premium materials, it becomes apparent why they do the job they are tasked with.

Little video for demonstration.
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1 month ago

Starters a massive thank you to Sean from @smtuninguk who came up all the way to Newcastle to remap my Astra VXR Burg and literally transformed the way the car drives. Feels so responsive and honestly cannot fault the car, pulls in every gear without problem. Honestly knows his stuff and would recommend him to anyone. ... See MoreSee Less

Starters a massive thank you to Sean from @smtuninguk who came up all the way to Newcastle to remap my Astra VXR Burg and literally transformed the way the car drives. Feels so responsive and honestly cannot fault the car, pulls in every gear without problem. Honestly knows his stuff and would recommend him to anyone.

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Thanks Ben, Appreciate the kind words. Glad your happy! πŸ™‚

2 months ago

SM Tuning

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi tuned in Southampton.

This 2016 Insignia uses the later Delco E98 ECU. This is now running 200BHP / 450NM.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Insignia #CDTi #DieselTuning #Southampton
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Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi tuned in Southampton.

This 2016 Insignia uses the later Delco E98 ECU. This is now running 200BHP / 450NM.

SM Tuning - www.smtuning.co.uk

#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Insignia #CDTi #DieselTuning #Southampton

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Aaron Cox

2 months ago

SM Tuning

Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi tuned in Leicester.

We added hard cut limiter on this at 4500RPM and tuned it. This is now running 194BHP.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #CDTi #DieselTuning #Leicester
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Vauxhall Astra 1.9 CDTi tuned in Leicester. 

We added hard cut limiter on this at 4500RPM and tuned it. This is now running 194BHP. 

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #CDTi #DieselTuning #LeicesterImage attachment

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Daniel Medhurst

2 months ago

SM Tuning

BMW X18D tuned in Reading.

Now running 190BHP / 400NM. Gains of +40BHP / +80NM.

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#SMTuning #BMW #X1D #DieselTuning
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BMW X18D tuned in Reading.

Now running 190BHP / 400NM. Gains of +40BHP / +80NM.

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#SMTuning #BMW #X1D #DieselTuningImage attachment

2 months ago

SM Tuning

BMW 640D tuned in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

The owner of this BMW, a previous customer of ours. Decided his last car needed upgrading. This was its replacement after him owning an Audi A5 3.0TDi. This comes from factory more than a stage 1 tuned A5 3.0TDi which means stage 1 tuning on this can achieve a massive amount!

Now running 380BHP / 720NM.

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#SMTuning #BMW #640D #BMWTuning
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BMW 640D tuned in Amesbury, Wiltshire. 

The owner of this BMW, a previous customer of ours. Decided his last car needed upgrading. This was its replacement after him owning an Audi A5 3.0TDi. This comes from factory more than a stage 1 tuned A5 3.0TDi which means stage 1 tuning on this can achieve a massive amount!

Now running 380BHP / 720NM. 

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#SMTuning #BMW #640D #BMWTuning

2 months ago

SM Tuning

Mercedes A45 AMG tuned in Farnham Royal.

We always love tuning these A45's. They are such a well built car and always perform as expected. The 2.0 Turbo engine has great scope for power coming from factory at 380BHP!

This one is now running just shy of 420BHP.

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#SMTuning #Mercedes #A45 #A45AMG #AMGTuning
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Mercedes A45 AMG tuned in Farnham Royal.

We always love tuning these A45s. They are such a well built car and always perform as expected. The 2.0 Turbo engine has great scope for power coming from factory at 380BHP!

This one is now running just shy of 420BHP.

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#SMTuning #Mercedes #A45 #A45AMG #AMGTuningImage attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

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Vauxhall Astra VXR tuned in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Another long day for us out on the road. We travelled over 560 mile round trip from London to Newcastle and back (Over 10 hours driving time) to bring our tuning services to the door of this customer.

This VXR had quite a big history with lots of conflicting information regarding tuning and the owner knew something wasn't quite right. We went out and set the vehicle up to its new spec and got it running like it should be!

Now running 305BHP based on data log calculations.

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#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #VXR #Tuning #Nurburgring #Z20LEH
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Vauxhall Astra VXR tuned in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Another long day for us out on the road. We travelled over 560 mile round trip from London to Newcastle and back (Over 10 hours driving time) to bring our tuning services to the door of this customer.

This VXR had quite a big history with lots of conflicting information regarding tuning and the owner knew something wasnt quite right. We went out and set the vehicle up to its new spec and got it running like it should be!

Now running 305BHP based on data log calculations. 

SM Tuning - www.smtuning.co.uk

#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Astra #VXR #Tuning #Nurburgring #Z20LEH

2 months ago

Very happy with Sean for Mapping my Astra H VXR . Drives so much better through the gears and overall more fun to drive ! Also a big thanks for diagnosing my previous problems and helping me resolve any issues !! Great guy , very knowledgeable ! Will be back in touch when ive accumulated more mods to be mapped again !! ... See MoreSee Less

Very happy with Sean for Mapping my Astra H VXR . Drives so much better through the gears and overall more fun to drive ! Also a big thanks for diagnosing my previous problems and helping me resolve any issues !! Great guy , very knowledgeable ! Will be back in touch when ive accumulated more mods to be mapped again !!

2 months ago

SM Tuning

Vauxhall Corsa VXR tuned on the rolling road.

This one held torque extremely well which will give an incredible drive on the road!

Figures: 243BHP / 242LBFT.

SM Tuning - www.smtuning.co.uk

#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Corsa #VXR
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Vauxhall Corsa VXR tuned on the rolling road.

This one held torque extremely well which will give an incredible drive on the road! 

Figures: 243BHP / 242LBFT.

SM Tuning - www.smtuning.co.uk

#SMTuning #Vauxhall #Corsa #VXRImage attachment

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What’s been done to it for them figures? Or is it standard?

2 months ago

SM Tuning

Vovlo C30 ECU in for cloning.

We had two ECU's sent to us for cloning because of one having throttle faults. Upon looking at the main board it seemed there was water ingress which had corroded the board. Luckily, we were able to copy all the data over and just make the new ECU plug and play!

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#SMTuning #Volvo #BenchTuning
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Vovlo C30 ECU in for cloning.

We had two ECUs sent to us for cloning because of one having throttle faults. Upon looking at the main board it seemed there was water ingress which had corroded the board. Luckily, we were able to copy all the data over and just make the new ECU plug and play!

SM Tuning - www.smtuning.co.uk

#SMTuning #Volvo #BenchTuning
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