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Hi all,

Own a 2019 petrol Eclipse Cross, it’s the wifeys daily and our “nice” car which we drive 90% of the time.

I personally drive a 450whp Lancer and find her wee car a bit underwhelming at times, my work cars are all 2l turbos as well.

I have a lot of experience tuning with ECUFlash on Mitsubishi’s over a couple of generations, and had a lot of success with tuning the auto box on the airtrek turbo model a while back as well. Like the CVT in the eclipse it slips a lot and drive much nicer with sharper shifts and more line pressure.

Has anyone else tried self tuning on this model at all? I imagine they wake up quite well, especially tuned to suit higher octane fuel rather than the one size fits all arrangement it has currently.

Not looking to set the world on fire, just get a little bit more out of what is on paper a good little platform
 

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As far as I know not one mod has been done to improve performance by anyone in this forum thus far. Be it software or added hardware. Things have been talked about for sure. But nothing has been done , or at least posted.
 

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Considered it. Decided it's not worth the cost. Transmission is too weak and risky to mess with. Not to mention, "gear ratios" just suck --- not that it really has "gears".
I'm with you, I get annoyed trying to get it to pick up and go.

If you could do a swap - that's the first step. Next is figuring out how to replace all the plastic and rubber to handle the increased pressures and heat. Replace all the hardware to enable even just a modicum of tunability.

Up front, it's just a lot of work. Not that it should faze a seasoned gearhead. It's really a question of whether the juice is worth the squeeze.
But, just have a look under all the cladding. A lot to do, to get even just a drop.

They don't make 'em like they used to.
 

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They do with a manual gearbox :) Get Mitsubishi to import the manual gearbox version, and thereby let you USA citizens become proper drivers:).
 
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I've done it. A bit more of pressure on the turbine and remapping of the accelerator pedal. As you've said, MarkfromNZ, it doesn't set the world on fire, but indeed makes driving more pleasant. I've taken into account the power limit of the transmission, but considered that most of the time we demand only a fraction of the engine's max power. 6 months driving, some 8,000km rode, and no issues so far - but it is too early to have a final word on the matter. Evaluate the risks in face of the type of driving you and your wife face. Regards.
 
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