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    How to tell how it is tuned?

    Ok, so I am looking a previously loved Abarth at a local car dealer. It is a 2013 with just under 40k miles on it. It has an EC intake and an fmic. I I believe it also has a high flow cat because it is louder than a stocker, but not as loud as a catless one that runs around town. My question is, how can I figure out how it is tuned? It has a stock looking ecu. I went through the car and can't find a plug in tuner box. It runs good and no cel. Thanks in advance!

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    Jeepfather- Welcome to the forum.There is a Lot running tunes that can answer your question.I run stock.
    2015 Abarth (Gray)
    ADVAN- RSII 17x7.5 WHEELS WITH ADVAN YOKAHAMA-AD08R 215/40/17 TIRES
    EUROCOMPULSION
    - V4.1 AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM / TORQUE SOLUTIONS BOV
    EIBACH - SPORTLINES WITH KONI SHOCKS / ENERGY SUSPENSION- REAR THIN ISOLATORS
    MADNESS - HOOD LIFT KIT /
    FIATTECH
    - TROFEO FRONT SPOILER
    CORSA FORZA - REAR TORSION BAR / PROSPORT-BOOST GUAGE

    !!! ROLL TIDE !!!!

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    If there's a piggy back device, it'll be installed by the battery. Other than that, the only ECU flash tune I know of is Eurocompulsion's Euro+Drive. I believe those tunes are ECU specific, so if contact their customer service dept with the VIN they could probably tell if they made a tune for that car. That won't tell you the current state of the ECU, but I don't know why someone would go through the trouble of flashing the ECU back to stock if the dealership was perfectly happy accepting a non-stock vehicle.

    Full Disclaimer: I'm new to 500s as well. More experienced modders may have better answers

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    Ok, so I think I will own this tomorrow. Now I need to learn more. Is a tune necessary with the EC air intake and fmic? Is it going to hurt anything to run without one? The car runs great as is and I will probably do some more mods one I figure out what all has been done to it so far. Thanks!

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    039.jpg057.jpgThis is the one if anyone knows the car or previous owner and can tell me anymore about it. Thanks!

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