Here’s a quick rundown on what kind of laptop you will need and more importantly how things work in the reflash tuning work when it comes to your software and hardware options.
0:00 - Hardware Or Credits?
1:09 - No One Option
1:49 - Laptop
2:37 - Practical Diesel Tuning Course
3:44 - Outro
Nick gets straight into explaining the difference between a credit-based reflash tuning solution and one that requires hardware, along with the pros and cons of both. If you're tuning your own vehicle it's straight forward when it comes to finding what tuning software will suit your application, but if you're looking at getting into tuning commercially it is important to know your market.
The biggest question after 'what tuning software do I need' is without a doubt, 'do I need a special tuning laptop?' The short answer is no, but there are a few key requirements. A windows OS, plenty of USB ports, a solid-state hard drive and plenty of battery life are your main considerations given the fact tuning software doesn't require a lot of CPU, GPU or RAM resources to run, but physically a laptop used for tuning does get a much harder time others so it's wiser to invest money elsewhere if you don't have it to burn.
Note many questions like this are answered as you learn how to tune, and you do get a better understanding of what you need and why, so be careful running out and buying everything before you start to dive into what diesel engine tuning is all about. Unlike a lot of hardware, credits or laptops, HPA course material comes with a 60-day refund policy allowing you to 'dip your toes' into the tuning world without any financial risk if you decide it's not for you.
Want to learn how to tune a performance diesel engine? Check out the Practical Diesel Tuning Course here.