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Old 11-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default 04 sti ecu help

I'm basically trying to help my father fix a 04 STI that he is trying to sell. He had to basically repo it from my brother who had done the following mods:
Mods:
-Element / Hydra standalone with o2 sensor
-Walbro 255 fuel Pump
-Perrin 816cc Injectors
-Perrin dp
-Espelir JGT500 Exhaust
-Bigger tmic from TurboXs
-K&N Typhoon air intake
-Kartboy ss and bushings
-Pink Springs
-Group N hardend strut mounts
-Modded hid upgrade
-Ings Front bumper
-Jdm rear bumper skirts
-Advan wheels

( some of those have no bearing on this topic but I just copied and pasted the list)
So basically long story short the Hydra has completely malfunctioned, which Hydra tested and confirmed. The car is currently in Nashville at a shop that is helping to get it back on the road. So there are a couple options they recommended to him and I was hoping to get some input. First option would be get a new discounted Hydra from the company, which is still pretty pricey. Second, they said he could buy stock injectors and use the stock ecu(which we still have). Third, I was wondering if any companies can flash the stock ecu to run okay with the mods that have been done to the car. I did that with a s13 I had which worked out well, I'm just not really familiar with Subaru.
Basically the goal is to get the car running reliably, and as cheaply as possible so he can sell it. I would seriously appreciate any help with this, as would my dad.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Perrin makes/made injectors? Anyways, yes, you should be able to get the factory ECU tuned for those mods. Call a tuner and set up an appointment.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Yes you can reflash the stock ECU. The cheapest way is Opensource tuning.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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reflash the 04sti ecu with a tuner would be my cheapest choice,also the hydra I might want it for parts if possible.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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reflash the 04sti ecu with a tuner would be my cheapest choice,also the hydra I might want it for parts if possible.
Thanks for the help guys. Is there a company that you can ship the ecu to to have it flashed or is it something to be done strictly at a shop? I ask because I shipped my s13 ecu off and they just flashed a tune based off my mods.... but apples and oranges hah. Basically wondering since the car has to be trailered. Also I believe Hydra said they would ship it back for 75$ or something. But if you are interested I will follow up because I'm sure my dad would sell it cheap.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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Oh ok lmn,also it can be done either way for the ecu,wheres your location so we can find a tuner reference for you.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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Oh ok lmn,also it can be done either way for the ecu,wheres your location so we can find a tuner reference for you.
Ya I have no idea why they want 75$ to return it, seems ridiculous. We're basically between Knoxville and Nashville. About 3 1/2 hours from Atlanta.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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Replace the oem ecu and do an e-tune for the mods using open source.

Does that year have the immobilizer?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #9
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Replace the oem ecu and do an e-tune for the mods using open source.

Does that year have the immobilizer?
Okay nice. You'll have to bear with me, is there a site you recommend for that? I saw some good things said about Keith from awdtuning, that a good option?
And not sure about the immobilizer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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There is no immobilizer on 04sti!75 if ridiculous just to return it,it's yours if you bought the damn thing and paid to fix it/look at it.retarded....What version was it?2.1,2.5,2.6,2.7
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #11
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There is no immobilizer on 04sti!75 if ridiculous just to return it,it's yours if you bought the damn thing and paid to fix it/look at it.retarded....What version was it?2.1,2.5,2.6,2.7
My thoughts exactly. No idea what version it is, I can find out tomorrow though.
Anyways, not to be a broken record, but a link to a site for tuning would be great. Trying to get this beast fixed and on the market ASAP. Which I'll probably list on here to help my dad out. The car only has like 65k miles on it
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #12
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I'd really like the full story on this.

Dad buys car for son, who cannot get loan.
Son agrees to pay Dad back with regular payments.
Son puts all his available money into mods.
Son has no money left to pay Dad back for car.
Dad has to 'repo' the car and is now stuck trying to sell it.

Yeah, sounds about right.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #13
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I'd really like the full story on this.

Dad buys car for son, who cannot get loan.
Son agrees to pay Dad back with regular payments.
Son puts all his available money into mods.
Son has no money left to pay Dad back for car.
Dad has to 'repo' the car and is now stuck trying to sell it.

Yeah, sounds about right.
Nah my brother made tons of money for a few years. Mods it, pays car off. Gets hit with a bunch of back taxes so he gives my dad the car in exchange for paying taxes. Car has these weird issues and I'm left stuck trying to help my dad get everything figured out since my brother has lost interest. He used to frequent this forum heavily actually, just cant think of his user name. I just feel bad for my dad and wanna help him in getting it sold.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #14
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Nah my brother made tons of money for a few years. Mods it, pays car off. Gets hit with a bunch of back taxes so he gives my dad the car in exchange for paying taxes. Car has these weird issues and I'm left stuck trying to help my dad get everything figured out since my brother has lost interest. He used to frequent this forum heavily actually, just cant think of his user name. I just feel bad for my dad and wanna help him in getting it sold.
Remind your brother that dear old Dad bailed him out and got Uncle Sam off his back. The very least he could do is help with either returning the car to stock, or fixing the issues so that the car can be sold.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #15
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Remind your brother that dear old Dad bailed him out and got Uncle Sam off his back. The very least he could do is help with either returning the car to stock, or fixing the issues so that the car can be sold.
Yeah he's always saying he will post on here and ask since he has an account already... but never does. Finally got sick of hearing the same thing over and over.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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Okay nice. You'll have to bear with me, is there a site you recommend for that? I saw some good things said about Keith from awdtuning, that a good option?
And not sure about the immobilizer.
I'm not finding much advertising in the e-tune market but IIRC, Phatron and Phil from Element tuning do e-tunes, might check them out.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #17
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I'm not finding much advertising in the e-tune market but IIRC, Phatron and Phil from Element tuning do e-tunes, might check them out.
Okay right on, thanks for the info.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #18
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Well no luck with finding someone to etune it so far. If I were to put stock injectors back in and plug in the stock factory ecu, would the car run correctly?
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Well no luck with finding someone to etune it so far. If I were to put stock injectors back in and plug in the stock factory ecu, would the car run correctly?
contact dom at Maxwell Power.

www.getadomtune.com

tell him Jon sent you .
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contact dom at Maxwell Power.

www.getadomtune.com

tell him Jon sent you .
Thanks dude!
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:28 AM   #21
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Resurrecting this thread briefly. The car is running perfect now. Got a Cobb and the the shop tuned the stock ecu and put in stock injectors. Thanks for the help guys. Its now for sale on here as well. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2443736
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