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Old 10-26-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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Just bought a Utec, installing tonight, my question is, where do i start with the tuning, it is loaded with stage 2 base maps, and I would prefer not to spend the money on a protune til I finish modding my car.

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I am located at about 4000ft above sea level, and am able to get a hold of only 91 octane. Where should I start?
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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IMHO do the uppipe before you up the boost. The TurboXS basemaps are just to get you started, timing is for 93 octane and you will probably get knock if you just use the basemap off the bat with 91 octane, they need to be tweaked pretty heavily from the get go. They run usually very rich for safety (the stage 2 map I used dipped into the 9's as an example).

With no wideband, the only thing you can tweak really is the boost map along with the ABC/EBC to reach your boost targets, as per the TurboXS manual, and I wouldn't do that before changing the uppipe.

If you have not tuned a car before, you have a LOT of reading to do! Start with the manual, read it 5 times, then also look at Mick the Ginge's tuning guide too, even though it does not cover some of the newer features in the new firmware.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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IMHO do the uppipe before you up the boost. The TurboXS basemaps are just to get you started, timing is for 93 octane and you will probably get knock if you just use the basemap off the bat with 91 octane, they need to be tweaked pretty heavily from the get go. They run usually very rich for safety (the stage 2 map I used dipped into the 9's as an example).

With no wideband, the only thing you can tweak really is the boost map along with the ABC/EBC to reach your boost targets, as per the TurboXS manual, and I wouldn't do that before changing the uppipe.

If you have not tuned a car before, you have a LOT of reading to do! Start with the manual, read it 5 times, then also look at Mick the Ginge's tuning guide too, even though it does not cover some of the newer features in the new firmware.
I know that there is alot of work to be done changing the maps. I figured take the timing down across the board cause of the 91 octane. And, the uppipe is going on first and then the TMIC, both of which are in the mail and will be arriving soon. Should I move up the the stage III base maps by TXS?
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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I'd stick with the stage 2 until the other bits come in. I'd take a few degrees out across the board with 91. Also make sure you datalog with that EBC in there to make sure your boost is under control. I'd also use the stock BPV for now (and forever )
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Old 10-27-2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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Ok, so even though the base maps are written specifically for the mods I am going to have I should stay with the stage II? Anything else that might be helpful for me to know about?
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:16 PM   #6
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i think you should go stage 3 when you get the TMIC
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So I got my Utec installed and it seems to be working fine. Need to retard the timing though, think I hit knock last night. Any other opinions on which maps to start with?
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Start with stage II, since that's what those mods put you at. And take the advice in post #4. Do you have a wideband O2 sensor?
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Start with stage II, since that's what those mods put you at. And take the advice in post #4. Do you have a wideband O2 sensor?
Wideband is on the way. I am now at stage 2, the question is when i get the IC should I go to stage III?
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Yes you should, because that is what TXS considers to be stage III.
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