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  • Flywheel Power: +25% Power, +25% Torque, +10% Economy
  • Price: $1,195
  • Model Compatibility: Holden Rodeo / Holden Colorado
  • Installation Time: 1 Day

"A much better driving experience with effortless torque and power and improved fuel economy! It doesn't get much better!"

HPF CRD-Flash tuning is THE state of the art way of improving both power and torque for your modern common rail diesel engine. By re-calibrating the factory engine computer unit (ECU) we are able to optimize the engine power and torque output as well as improve the vehicles fuel economy by as much as 10%. Reprogramming the vehicles ECU has a number of advantages not at least is that we can retain all of the manufacturers inbuilt safety features as we are not tricking or going behind the ECU’s back. Additionally, reprogramming the ECU gives us the unparalleled ability to alter torque management tables, throttle mapping, boost pressure, fuel pressure & injector timing to name just a few… something no individual chip or module can come close to claiming. Real world average gains of around 25% more power and 25% more torque with no degradation to reliability or drive-ability shows that with CRD-Flash tuning technology you really can have your cake and eat it too!

The process requires the vehicle to be at the Horse Power Factory for a period of one day, where our specialist tuners set the vehicle up on our All Wheel Dyno for a baseline dyno run. The vehicle is then connected to our state of the art ECU reading and writing hardware. Our tuner then continues by adjusting the ECU parameters, all the time monitoring the progress on the dyno screen and via our ECU logging devices and EGT sensors.

At HPF we custom tune every vehicle and each vehicle is returned to the customer along with a dyno graph showing the baseline dyno run and the final run, this graph will display the gains in both Power and Torque for comparison.

For more information on diesel flash tuning and how it works please visit our FAQ page.

PLEASE NOTE : The Horsepower Factory (HPF) has no affiliation with Holden and service offered by our company may impact on your vehicle manufacturer warranty as well as the fuel efficiency and emissions of your vehicle.

Vehicle Details

Rodeo Colorado Colorado Colorado Colorado 7 / Trailblazer
Year 2007-2008 2008-2011 2011-2013 2014-2017 2013-2017
Capacity (Litres) 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8
Engine Cylinders 4 4 4 4 4
Standard KW 120 120 132 147 147
Standard NM 360 360 470 500 500
CRD-Flash KW 156* 156* 165* 185* 185*
CRD-Flash NM 500* 500* 540* 590* 590*

*Quoted power, torque and economy figures are calculated at the flywheel and indicative of that vehicle, but may vary based on a number of variables including vehicle condition and additional upgrades.

High performance exhaust systemOther Diesel Upgrade Options – ask us for more information!

  • High Flow 7 micron BMC air filter element
  • High Performance Intercooler system
  • UPR Billet Alloy Crank Case Ventilation oil Catch Can
  • EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation) Valve by-pass

More Information:

Click here to learn how to read a dyno graph.

HPF Warranty

HPF power packages are warranted for the parts and services installed by HPF. Please contact us for more information.

Additional Notes

  • We recommend all vehicles coming to HPF for tuning run 98 Octane fuel. Please contact us if you have a need to use different fuel.
  • Power figures listed are estimated kilowatts at the flywheel based on results typically obtained by HPF on HPF’s dynos. Typically these are based of a manual vehicle with standard driveline and standard wheels and tyres. Actual power can vary based on each specific vehicle.
  • Modifications such as this package require the vehicle to be in excellent mechanical order.
  • We advise against increasing the power output substantially on high kilometer engines, if your engine has in excessive of 150,000kms please contact us to discuss options.
  • Whilst every attempt is made to ensure prices listed online are correct, they are subject to change at any time.
  • Additional parts may be required in some cases depending on the condition of the vehicle. Cost of these parts and additional labor required may incur additional cost.

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  1. avatar

    Hello, I have a 2006 Holden Rodeo dual cap ute. The engine is the 3.5ltr V6. Is this something you guys can tune and do an exhaust on. Looking to get abit of extra power out of it as I’ve got 32inch mud tyres on it which slow it down a fare bit. Feel free to give me any other options/ideas you have. I work in Hallam so I can pop in anytime.


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    Hey guys very happy with the tune yesterday with a snorkel 3 inch exhaust and high flow cat the ex Colorado has turned from a slug into something that will quite easily keep up with any new model diesel Ute only thing I can say is when you get the tune probly think about replacing the standard clutch 🙂

  3. avatar

    Hi mate
    I have a z71 2017
    Where is a dealer in melbourne vic?

  4. avatar

    Hey mate I have a 2013 RG, just wondering where the closest dealer you have to Newcastle is?

  5. avatar

    i own a 2004 Holden Rodeo with the 3.0l TD motor can you tune these?

  6. Hi I have a z71 looking to get around a 750 nm out of it what do you guys have in the way of this?

    • avatar

      Hi James, Sorry we don’t offer any upgrade with that level of torque.

      • avatar

        Hey Rob
        I have the 2016 colorado z71 manual

        Whatvis the highest level of upgrade for kw and torque you guys install.

        And if not up to 700nm where or what would i have to do in order to produce that power

        Thankyou for any help

        • avatar

          Hi Kevin, we don’t offer anywhere near that torque level. I would suspect to get to that you would need to upgrade the turbo, intercooler, exhaust and maybe injectors but we havent done so not 100% sure…

  7. avatar

    Hi, thinking of buying a new colorado 2.8 4×4 dual cab, how much torque can the 6 speed manual handle if fitted with a bigger intercooler, stock muffler with dpf and cat deleted (or aftermarket exhaust looking for minimal noise increase) better air filter and a tune?
    Just a bit worried about reliability if the manual gearbox is down-rated to 440nm.
    Also what would the power figures be after tune?

    • avatar

      Hi Blake we haven’t seen or heard of any issues with the RG Colorado manual gearbox or clutch after tuning. We would quote the Power and torque increase at a minimum of 185Kw and 590 Nm of torque.

  8. avatar

    Hi guys
    I’ve got a 2008 holden colorado. I bought it to tow my 2.2 ton caravan because my ls1 powered statesman wasn’t legal anymore the colorado tows it ok but on hills it is sad. After the stato it’s very disappointing even though it can legally tow 3 tons. On a long steep climb it is back to sixty kph and the temp is up nearly to the red, but still in normal range. Scared the daylights out of me. Evidently this is normal for these trucks. My question is will a tune decrease the tendency to overheat on long hills or will I need a better inter cooler for when the road speed isn’t high enough to provide optimal air flow? The car, engine wise is Stock standard 160 thousand kms. I just had to remove and physically clean the erg valve of crud because it stuck open and went into limp mode. Seems fine now. Another possibility I’m thinking is that the inlet manifold and intercooler are probably all full of the erg crud as well as the erg valve. What brand intercoolers do you guys use and how much do they cost? Will a run on the dyno tell you if the inlet tract ineeds decoking? Should I just get a tune and see how it goes first?

    • avatar

      Hi Jim, considering your requirments I would recommend getting a tune and fitting an intercooler by HPD they have two options front mount and top mount we would recomend the front mount. We will get an indication of how carboned up it is on the dyno.

  9. avatar

    Hey Guys,

    I have a 2016 Colorado, 2.8 CRD auto.

    First Question, would this effect new car warranty?

    Also, how much is the upgraded intercooler, and exhaust system?

    Thanks, jake

    • avatar

      Hi David, Upgrading your car with tune, Intercooler & exhaust may effect your new car warranty, I would suggest you speak to your dealer about that.
      Cost for Tune, Intercooler & exhaust would be $4,205 Inc GST. I would also recommend fitting an oil/air Catch can if you don’t already have one which would cost $350 Inc GST

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  11. avatar

    Hi, Im looking at a retune when I can afford it, but I have a mate who is selling his 08 Colorado, he took the steinbour chip out and said I can loan it till the retune, will this fit my 011 Colorado ?

  12. Hi just looking at these tunes for a 2013 rg holden colorado series 1, I live in adelaide would I have to come to you and my car has a 3″ exhaust and want to get the egr turned off as well. What would the price be for this tune. Thank you

  13. avatar

    hi just chiped my 2011 coli 3lt with a STEINBAUER chip is remap better gains

    • avatar

      Hi David, the Steinbauer is a great product and while their would be some additional gains custom tuning the ECU this wouldn’t be justified considering how far you would have to travel.

  14. avatar

    Hey mate,
    I have a 2015 colorado and was looking at getting the egr blocked. How much for the plate and how much will it cost to fit?
    Also looking into a catch can.

    • avatar

      Hi Lyndon, Cost to supply & fit EGR block off plate would be $110 but you will need to turn off the codes in the ECU to stop it from throwing Check engine light. I would recommend tuning it and turning the codes off which will cost $1195 and give you a nice increase in power and torque.

  15. avatar

    Hi, have a 2012 RG running 265/75r16’s. As part of remap can you recalibrate the speedo?

  16. avatar

    hi I have a 2014 holden Colorado in standard form.. I was wanting to fix a boost gauge, but unsure if to go for a 20 psi or 30psi gauge. Just wanting to no what psi boost they run standard?? Thanks

  17. avatar

    I have a 2012 rg Colorado 2.8ltr, I’m assuming that the engine in the 2012 is the same as is in the 2014. The 2014 from standard has 147kw and 500nm of torque and the 2012 has 132kw and 470nm of torque, I am guessing that holden have tweeked the ecu in the 2014. My question is are you able to gain 190kw and 585nm of torque out of the 2012 model.

    • avatar

      Hi Shane,

      Unfortunately, this is not the case. The 2012 engine code is R428 DOHC, the later 147kw engine is A428 DOHC, the later engine is fitted with Piezo injectors and a different fueling system running at 1800bar, (the earlier engine runs at 1600bar), a new plastic intake manifold and a few other small changes have also been fitted to the later engine for increased power and less emissions. The early RG engine still comes up pretty well and is definitely worthwhile tuning.

  18. avatar

    Hi I have a 2008 holden Colorado , its all stock , I’m looking at a snorkel and a 3 inch exhaust for now , will I need it retuned ???

    • avatar

      Hi Brent,

      You do not need a tune to suit those modifications however, a tune on your car will transform how the car drives as power will jump by around 25% and torque by around 40%. The price is $1195 and we need the car for just the day.

  19. avatar

    Hi just wondering if you have any more information about ecu tunes for 2014 Colorados. I am looking to get mine tuned but your website is currently saying unavabile, is this still correct?


    • avatar

      Hi Simon,

      Custom ECU tuning for the MY14/15 Colorado’s should be available by the 1st of July 2015. Pricing will be $1195 and it can be done in just one day.

  20. avatar

    Hi there. I have a 2007 Holden rodeo. Common rail 3.0l 4jj1 engine. I am interested in your egr bypass, what do you offer and how is it done?

    Also i want to install a hpd front mount intercooler, in your opinion would it be pointless considering I have a bullbar and it would block airflow


    • avatar

      Hi Jordan,

      We have off the shelf block off plates for some vehicles but not for the 3.0l Rodeo / Colorado sorry. We typically make a plate up where we dont have pre-fabbed ones, this typically costs around $110. Before you do the intercooler i would highly recommend you get us tune the cars ECU on the dyno, the results are amazing and you can expect a huge gain in power and torque even over a already chipped engine. The larger intercooler is still beneficial even though the air flow may be reduced with a bullbar as it is a bigger ‘heatsoak’ and it will flow more air internally, but if i was you, id tune it and not worry about anything else.

  21. avatar

    G’day I have 2014 rg colorado and was wondering when do you think you will be able to tune the new ecu in the 147kw collies. Cheers

    • avatar

      Hi Andrew,

      I do not have a time frame at the moment sorry, I would love to be able to give you a better idea but I am in the hands of the developers. Rest assured, as soon as its available we will make a big deal about it.

      • avatar

        Hello again, it good to see that there is now a tune available for the new collies. Do you have to do anything to the ECU when you do the tune? Also i was wondering if you’s do any deals on a tune and bigger front mount intercooler kit for them.

        cheers Andrew

        • avatar

          Hi Andrew,

          Yes it is good that new Colorado is available… we dont like saying No. The price of the tune is $1195.

          The ECU remains untouched, we access it via the OBD2 port.

          The intercooler for the 10/2013-> is $1595 and is a massive 600x300x76mm bar & plate core, it also includes all alloy pipe work. Installation of the bar ranges from 2 hours to 5 hours depending on bull bar, winches etc ($110 per hour)

  22. avatar

    What intercooler upgrade can you offer for a Rc Colorado 2010? Thank you

    • avatar

      Hi Terrence,

      We offer the HPD front mounted intercooler kit. The kit includes all the pipe work, silicone hoses and clamps. The Intercooler core is significantly larger than the standard one. The cost of the kit is $1495 and labour for installation depends on the configuration of your vehicle (bull bar, spot lights, winch, etc)

  23. avatar


    I have a 2012 RG collie with 2.8 diesel. so far I have a 3″ turbo back exhaust, SPT chip. its an automatic transmission. I’m thinking of upgrading the intercooler to a more efficient unit which will set me back around the $1500 mark and was considering a snorkel. do you think the exhaust, intercooler and snorkel will yield higher results with one of your tunes if I brought it down?.

    also, with your tuning does it help to bring the boost on sooner to get rid of the lag?.

    • avatar

      Hi Aaron,

      Typically a snorkel will not net you anymore power as the factory air box is quite unrestricted, the intercooler will help manage extra heat but you will not notice a difference in normal driving as most people are not on the throttle for long enough to heat soak the standard unit. While we have not had the opportunity to compare our CRD-flash tune against the SPT chip, I would be very confident of making more power, more torque and bringing the boost on earlier to minimize the turbo lag.

  24. avatar

    Hi I have a 2010 lx with heavy steel tray round 600kg, run 265 by 70 MUDs .. Bull bar side rails the whole lot. I’ve replaced the muffler box with straight thru pipe and got a no limit chip. Was wondering what else can I do to get more pull power

  25. avatar

    Hi Guys

    Just wondering are use in brisbane as well??


  26. avatar

    do you do anything for the 2.0td Cruze?

  27. avatar

    Please, I have a new D max spacecab . Is its warranty effected ? Thanks Michael

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