How much is a tune for a Mazda RX8?

Last week, I bought a used Mazda from a local dealer. I love the way it looks and rides, but I’d like to punch up the horsepower. How much is a tune for a Mazda RX8?

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Rachel Rigolino
Answered on Jul 14, 2022
Depending on where you’re located, you’ll pay between $100-$175 an hour for a professional Stage 1 tune for your Mazda RX8.
A dyno tune, which involves analyzing and modifying your car’s stock computer settings, will take between 2-4 hours. You should wind up with some additional hp if the tuner/mechanic has done a good job.
If you’re left wanting more power, you can then have a Stage 2 tune. At this point, your tuner would begin analyzing and customizing your Mazda RX’s air intake and exhaust systems.
Important caution: Tuning your car will likely void its warranty, so be sure to check the fine print if your vehicle is still covered under a warranty!
Before you even bring your Mazda RX8 into the shop for a tune, you’ll want to spend some time doing research and planning. First, you need to set specific goals in terms of horsepower and performance. Then, you’ll want to find a tuner who will work with you—and within your budget—to achieve these goals.
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