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Old 09-10-2007, 02:39 AM   #1
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Im looking for some performance gain but I dont need to self tune the car for extra performance or to have multiple maps, so an ecu reflash seems the way to go. But if the Cobb is safer on my car I will spend the extra money. A pro will be tuning either way. Are there any downfalls of going with a ecu flash over say a Cobb accessport?
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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cobb allows you to switch maps quickly, and you gain a couple features with the new AP's. beyond that, they are both a reflash at the heart of the operation, and your gains will be identical.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:04 AM   #3
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This is a question for the person who will actually be tuning your car.

If he or she is willing to use Openecu tools, it seems like a no brainer as you save $650. There are no licensing or hardware costs for the client (you). You really only need to pay the tuner for their time.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:41 PM   #4
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I thought openecu had maps you could download?
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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I'm in phoenix on business as we speak and can tune your car with opensource if you'd like. Pm me.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #6
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I thought openecu had maps you could download?
Yes but they are meant to be tuned for your car, anyone who downloads those maps and reflashes them without logging and making adjustments is looking at trouble down the road.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:54 AM   #7
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Yes but they are meant to be tuned for your car, anyone who downloads those maps and reflashes them without logging and making adjustments is looking at trouble down the road.
good point man a big part of open source tuning is who tunes you car and wither its custom or just loading maps onto your car.
Each car is different and each mod is different affecting the car differently
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Old 09-13-2007, 05:16 PM   #8
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:33 AM   #9
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Cool deal. I can only hope I gain enough info to be able to tune others cars some day as well.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:50 PM   #10
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You don't live too far from here. You should come down next time we have a dyno day.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:18 PM   #11
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i was gunna post another thread but i thought id be better off just asking it in this thread because its simliar.

so i am planning on buying a wb02 sensor form innovate. the db model. along with a boost guage, egt guage, and oil pressure gauge. and then a quad pillar pod to put these in. then id buy the tactrix cable to do some tuning. right now i dont have any experience with enginuity or open ecu. my question is, should i spend another 100 bucks on the cobb accessport and skip all the parts i mentioned. sure itd be easier, but im more interested in working on my car and knowing how its working, than just pluging something in and going. what would you di im my situation.

another question, does anyone think guages arent nessecary? cuz id be nice to save another 250 bucks if i dont need them
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Just get the tactrix cable and the wideband and have some friendly board members guide you.
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that sounds good. thanks
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