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Old 05-23-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Tactrix 2 and Tactrix 3-port BCS

Thinking of ordering OpenPort and BCS. Anyone have input regarding their BCS? It's alleged to be PnP with Subies...

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Old 05-23-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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Buy a MAC valve (part number 35A-AAA-DDBA-1BA) and save money for your tune. It cost me about $35 for the valve, a couple fittings, and some vacuum line. I just spliced into the existing BCS harness and soldered on the leads from the MAC valve. Otherwise you'll need to find a pigtail that works with the BCS harness. I didn't feel like spending the time or money tracking one down. Used double sided tape to stick it to the existing BCS bracket and put a zip tie around it for security. The MAC valve is the same one used by a variety of performance parts manufacturers. It is working great for me so far on the e-tune that I'm getting right now. REMEMBER: YOU WILL NEED A TUNE! Otherwise you'll overboost since the wastegate duty cycle must be lowered quite a bit for a 3 port.

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Old 05-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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The plus for the Tactrix BCS is that it comes with the Subaru adapter harness. It's the same solenoid sold by Prodrive apparently.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:04 PM   #4
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I say MAC valve as well. Very cheap and reliable.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #5
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The order is in for the Openport 2. I have to hold off on other stuff. Money doesn't grow on trees anymore. Well, it sort of does, just not in my yard...
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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You can get the connectors here for an oem look. I don't worry much about shipping cost be cause I order a bunch at a time and use them to make pigtails for Bosch Injectors. They are cheap but shipping is high
http://www.connectorsfast.com/store/...rs&SubCatID=61
Nippon Denso Style Male Connectors (ND-M2)

I also found them here for a cheaper shipping price.
http://www.injectorconnectors.com/Connector_Store.html
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #7
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Checked that link, thank you. The OP2.0 showed up earlier today. Just read my ROM and it's not recognized so I'm not sure where to start looking for a start point. Not surprised that a newer model wasn't found. I WAS surprised that it found the OP and ECU and read it the first time. (Gotta be lucky once/day.)

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:22 PM   #8
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EcuFlash works better when you have metadata where it belongs... There are valid maps in my ROM now. I wish I ordered the O2 sensor with OP2.0
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:05 AM   #9
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this is going to sound stupid but do any of you know if the openport 2.0 works with an 02 ej205
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:46 AM   #10
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The tactrix openport 2.0 works with the 02+ wrx's very well. Spend the couple extra bucks to get the jumper, saves your paper clip/spare wire stash.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:32 AM   #11
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ok thanks for the info and advice man.
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