Tuning History

Our Tuning Service has currently paused as we expand our manufacturing capabilities. Our experience extends in tuning:  Audi, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Eagle, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Hummer, Infinity, Jeep, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes AMG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, VW, Volvo.

Pioneers in Tuning

Being in business for the past 25 years we have earned ourselves an excellent reputation around the world among not only racers but performance shops, parts manufacturers and tuners as well. Magnus has been tuning fuel injection systems way before it was popular. We have tuned all of the vehicles listed in our power packages section with either factory ECU or standalone or piggyback ECU. All of our tuning and dyno sessions are kept on file and you are more than welcome to ask for a comparison.

Your car isn’t only in the right hands, it’s in Magnus’s Hands!

 No more worries, no more so called “tuners” sending email tunes and NO MORE HEADACHES!  It is very disappointing to see how many people are out there claiming to be tuners and are charging people top dollar for copy and pasted “tunes”.  Here at Magnus Motorsports each tune is exclusively tailored for the vehicle's need.  We will spend hours on with dyno accessing your vehicle and tuning it accordingly to the vehicle’s behavior and not just by what it has. We are not here to sell you some “STAGE I, II, or III” tune. When your standalone ECU or factory ECU is tuned at Magnus, it is tuned by one of the most knowledgeable tuners in the industry who has a handle on what it takes to make power, reliably.

Your parts are as good as your tuner

Magnus has been at the forefront of engine building and performance part engineering for the past 25 years. Whether optimizing bolt on parts, or a high dollar race engine, the performance is dictated by your engine tuner.  If all of the components cannot be orchestrated to work properly, you will not be able to extract maximum performance from your vehicle.

Understanding of the Fundamentals 

George Warner’s 995whp Evo X was built & tuned in-house. At Magnus Motorsports, your engine is mapped by our head engine builder.  How does this differ from other tuners who are just tuners? Having a clear understanding of the fundamental engine principals are what set a real tuner apart from a guy in a garage with a laptop.  A few of the many things that need to be assessed are: which camshaft and how much overlap, which turbocharger, which intercooler and how was it's plumbing routed, what rod stroke ratio, what compression ratio.  All of these components which have been modified to your engine make a colossal difference as to how your engine will respond.  Because Magnus tunes the motors they build, they have the confidence and the knowledge to make your motor perform.  Rest assured we will not be experimenting or learning on your motor.  All of the 4G63 engine combinations, rod stroke ratios, and pirated piston designs currently in use by our competitors are all old news to us, they were pioneered here at Magnus. You can rest assured that we have the knowledge base and experience to safely extract all the performance potential of your combination.

Driveability and Cold start Turbo Charged Dodge Viper

Magnus is in a cold climate for 4 months of the year, have become experts in cold weather tuning. This is what sets a tuner apart from ‘full throttle mapper’.  Anyone can make a full throttle tune.  Making a car that can start in -40 C flawlessly is a different story.  When the weather drops below freezing nobody wants to be stuck outside.  Magnus’ unparalleled experience in cold start mapping Dodge Viper Turbo makes sure you can drive your modified vehicle all year long.  This is probably the number one complaint of people installing standalone ecu’s.  When we tune your vehicle we tune it in every possible load point that a normal driver would expect to cross.  We tune your car to drive like original or better than the original.  If you have the right equipment, we can make it run correctly.  We make sure that your vehicle doesn’t have the annoying quirks of a ‘tuned’ car.  Tuned cars have always had a bad name from a driveability standpoint. It usually meant you have to live with bad tuning.  This is only because you are dealing with inexperienced tuners that don’t understand engines, and their principles.  No jerky off idle switch like driveability, no bad fuel mileage, no changing spark plugs and replacing batteries in mid-winter, when your car wont cold start.

History Magnus Motorsports 4G63 crate motor featured on Speed Hunters

Magnus has been tuning Standalone ECU’s since 1996.  At the time most people were still using rising rate fuel pressure regulators as a tuning device or additional injector controllers. Myriads of add-on boxes were used to try and enrich the engines fuel requirements after they had been modded. Magnus was at this time making all of our own custom 1 off engine parts (which were not easily available as they are today back then) and beginning to explore programmable fuel injection systems.  We soon realized that the only way to extract power from your car was to be in complete control of the ECU.  Magnus soon became an installation and tuning house well recognized the world over.   Magnus’ Racing experience being the only Canadian team to compete the Import / Sport Compact  racing circuits in USA and winning, gave us credibility soon worldwide.


By having such a big jump on the competition, it gave us more experience and familiarity with almost every type of ECU that was out there on the market.  It even led us to develop our own plug and play harnesses to make installation easier for Haltech which was the number 1 affordable engine management solution of the time.  Developing our own parts helped us understand how remapping was able to benefit every small change in engine airflow. These days is pretty much written in stone that after a major component change in the engine it must be remapped, but in the early days, we saw many people modding their cars without proper tuning, leading to quick and certain destruction.


While setting many world records of our own, currently we supply vital components and support to those breaking records today.  It requires as much finesse in the engine building, design or selection of the correct components as it requires the correct mapping.  You are only as good as the sum of your parts and the experience of your tuner.

We were running over 60 psi and methanol as a fuel in 2002 when that kind of boost pressure was thought to be impossible, currently our most highly tuned engines run over 90 psi of pressure and through 2L of displacement can reach terminal speeds of 202 mph in the quarter mile in 6.8 seconds

Road race, Hill climb, Street tuning in our years in business we have helped many achieve their goals.  If max horsepower is your goal, we have no problem pushing the envelope.


Dyno: AWD Dynojet chassis dyno.

By purchasing the industry standard dyno that North America has been tuning on for over 15 years, we make no excuses apologies for our dyno number readings.  Our Dyno provides The most accurate and the most consistent numbers.  We have used every dyno on the market, and have not found bulletproof reliability in any other machine.  Also, and the most important, The numbers cannot be adjusted altered, or fudged.  It will read the same every time.

  • Audible Knock detection devices
  • Magnus utilizes Factory knock sensors and our own audible knock detection devices to determine if your motor is running safely
  • Full OBD2 data logging connected to the dyno
  • 5 channel analogue data logging connected to the dyno
  • Flashing software for almost every vehicle year 2003 + up
  • Porsche VAG  Flash tools
  • Mercedes Flash tools and BDM Bench flasher
  • Ferrari / Maserati Fiat Flash tools
  • Linx 4wd Belt drive system links up the two rollers for more load and the ability to dyno split 4wd 70/30 systems like Cadillac, Lamborghini, Audi R8, Porsche 996, 997

COBB Accessport COBB equipped Nissan GTR

Cobb Accessport is one of the best solutions out there for newer cars.  Subaru Nissan Honda Mazda Mitsubishi As of this writing Magnus is the only authorized Pro- Tuner for Nissan GTR.

Standalone ECU’s we've tuned

We are factory trained and are experienced in tuning all of the following ECU’s even if your selected ECU is not on the list we have probably tuned it at one point or another.  If you have a software new to the market or would like advice, leave it with us a day in advance for evaluation and we can steer you right direction to see which would be best for your vehicle.

Presently we are distributor and experienced tuner of SYVECS  ECU's and have supported the brand for close to 10 years.  Magnus has mated SYVECS to the best hardware controls, displays and pdu's in the industry, namely Plex Tuning and Life Racing.   Previously we were the #1 AEM tuner in Canada, and a certified Dealer.  If your car was tuned by someone else we can Guaranteed to make more power and drivability with our tune.  Cold start drivability and horsepower is our specialty.

We have been tuning Motec since 1999, and have experience setting up and calibrating dashboards, loggers, and all auxiliary sensors.  Motec is often a weapon of choice amongst high dollar race cars.

We have been a Haltech Dealer since 1998 and have experience with every Haltech system ever sold.

Additional tuning:

MICROTECH – VIPEC – Autronic – SDS – ECUFLASH – BIG STUFF – ACCEL DFI – 034 – Electromotive – Magnetti Marelli – Bosch – DTA – Greddy – Hondata – K-pro – SCT – POWER FC – HP TUNERS

Stock ECU Flashing, Currently tuning these vehicles:

Mitsubishi – Subaru – Mercedes Benz – Porsche – VW – Audi – Smart – Ferrari – Lamborghini – Maserati – Bentley

Track support

Magnus offers International trackside tuning and support.  This service is approved on a case by case basis. Shaking down a new race vehicle can be a nerve racking experience, Magnus can be there to offer valuable tuning and support to make sure your racing goes smoothly.

Off site tuning  + Travel to your Country

For the convenience of our customers we offer a world wide tuning program, we know that driving, trailering or even shipping a car over to us is not an option everyone has.  This is why Magnus customers have the exclusive opportunity to have us come to them.  In the past 20 years we have flown out and tuned cars in over 30 different countries around the world. Over the years it has become a very demanding service due to our customer’s success on race tracks around the world. We have tuned everything from NHRA drag cars & World Time Attack cars to competitive rally cars.

We have been all over the world to offer our tuning services, from Eastern and Western Europe to South America, Caribbean, Middle East, Asia and Australia.  Being Canadian we have much more travel freedom than most of our American counterparts.

Courses  + Tutoring

Magnus offers courses for those who want to become more familiar with tuning their vehicles themselves.  Or sometimes, people just need an experienced hand to help them navigate around what can sometime be very complex software.  Please contact us for more details.