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Old 01-23-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Impreza GC8 Prodrive flash vs. i-Speed SRX

What's up all?

I'm pretty new to the turbo and ECU forums, however I have an '00 RS and am planning on a USDM WRX engine swap (EJ205) later this year.

My car is already pretty well modified, but post-swap I'm not planning on a *whole* lot. I want a 2.5" catback, including the Prodrive backbox and maybe a Stromung midpipe to match, not sure yet.

I started to consider, though, a reflash. Done a little reading up on them, and mostly know about Prodrive's offerings. I think the Prodrive stage 2 would be good for me, at ~40hp over stock (227). But it's also $999 new.

So I was bumming around i-Speed today, since I used to do that when I was thinking about sticking N/A. (Still might, if the funds are too low, but I'm really going for the swap.) I saw that they have reflash options, one being the SRX-45 with 30-60hp depending on mods.

I need the Prodrive axleback for the GC, since the hangars are opposite, so I'm buying that from Dan at Mach V Motorsports. I doubt Prodrive will do a stage kit in separate pieces, but I can figure that out. I basically am wondering about the differences between the reflashes.

Just trying to get started with my research. Thanks-

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Neither are good options. Both are just decent, depending on whatyou want to accomplish.

If you are going to a WRX engine swap. Go with a local tuner that is qualified with either Ecutek, UTEC, or Cobb's Accessport. Heck, even the open source tools are a great solution. There is no substitute to a real inperson tune, compared to either base maps or mailorder tunes.

If you are going to stay N/A, I believe you have no choice but to go i-speed, as at the moment they are the only people with a reflash system for certain year/model N/A cars.
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Yep they are the only option.

I'm rather glad you mentioned open source tune, I've been speaking with someone about that. Not that I posted this thread as a ruse or anything, but I *am* trying to figure out what's out there. And honestly I forgot to post that part, so you sort of called me on it.

Not knowing anything about it, what worries me just a little about custom tuning is reliability. This is my only car, and it has to be as reliable as stock, or a Prodrive tune. I don't want crazy power, hell a stock WRX engine is already 62chp better than what I have now. Plus I'm going with my stock transmission and brakes (WRX/H-6 rotor conversion, technically), so I can't go TOO nuts.
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A WRX motor is a nice upgrade already.. If you are not changing turbos and injectors, and only going with a simple catback.. Why even bother with a re-tune?

If Prodrive and i-speed are the only companies you are considering, you really need to read up more on reputable tuners in the area. There is nothing you are doing that is different then anthing else on the market. A basic flash for a stock motor is cake for most any popular tuner in your region.

Hit up your regional forum for some references on good tuners.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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There's lots of reputable tuners within 90-120 minutes of me, but all are at least that far. And no they're not the only ones I'm considering, but like I said, it has to be as reliable as stock. Prodrive and i-Speed have options for reflashing with the stock setup, or with upgraded exhaust at varying levels.

That's why I'm starting to research with them, because that's what I'd base my tune off of. And again, I know nothing about the reflash game as of now, even though I'm aware of who the tuners are. So the question is, is a flash a flash? Does it matter where it comes from? Is reliability affected if it's done "improperly" (if they even can be)?
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