Is Dodge Dakota tuning legal?

My cousin said he could increase my horsepower by tuning my car. I don't know what he is talking about and I am not sure it is legal. Is Dodge Dakota tuning legal in California?

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Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 08, 2022
California has recently made tuning the ECU (engine control unit) in any car illegal. So no, Dodge Dakota tuning would not be the best way to increase your horsepower.
Here are some other, legal ways to increase the horsepower on your Dodge:
  • Clean your car. Carrying extra things in your car can weigh it down. By keeping your car clean and empty, it will be lighter and use its energy more efficiently.
  • Install a cold air intake.
  • Install an aftermarket exhaust system.
Anytime you modify your car, ensure it is something your current insurance company will cover. Some providers do not allow certain mods, which can cause your car insurance policy to be canceled.
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