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Old 09-11-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Question No AWD dynos around here, what to do???

Hey there,

There are no AWD dynos around Santiago, and was wondering whether disconnecting the AWD on my Forester XT was a good idea... would you do it???

It doesn't sound like it is a good idea, but thought about asking you guys the experts in dyno usage...!!


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Old 09-11-2007, 11:44 AM   #2
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not a good idea disconnecting the AWD, not necessarily easy either...

here, road dyno software... It does work well, & consistantly assuming you find a smooth flat road.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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road tune it.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:17 PM   #4
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road tune it.
xactly....
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:21 PM   #5
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OK, OK........... I get the point.... appreciate it... but to be more specific, what do I need to do? Just do the changes at the ECU level, and start driving??

I'm not into tuning, but have a guy here who does it, and he is helping me...

I would like to hear from you what your experience on road tuning is.


Thanks!!

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Old 09-11-2007, 12:24 PM   #6
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OK, OK........... I get the point.... appreciate it... but to be more specific, what do I need to do? Just do the changes at the ECU level, and start driving??

I'm not into tuning, but have a guy here who does it, and he is helping me...

I would like to hear from you what your experience on road tuning is.


Thanks!!

MO
www.openecu.org
www.enginuity.org

I've been roadtuning for over a year now. Goto to the 2 link above & read, yes, you'll have more questions after but some will be answered.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:27 PM   #7
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you need a wideband (to get accurate a/f ratio), you need an EGT gauge, and a boost gauge. And of course some way to manipulate your engine, i dont know if you have a UTEC, or enginuity or what.. i dont think i can explain how to tune though.. not this morning anyway haha.

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Old 09-11-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
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sounds like a business opportunity to me!
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #9
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I guess my first mistake was not coming here for information...... used to be a contributor to the NASIOC/Electronic forum... and kind of moved to subaruforester.org, which does not have as many people around....

I owe you an apology

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www.openecu.org
www.enginuity.org

I've been roadtuning for over a year now. Goto to the 2 link above & read, yes, you'll have more questions after but some will be answered.
Been there for a while, reading.... but haven't been able to find a step-by-step how-to tune your engine document or so....

On the other hand, I'm still waiting for Tactrix to come out with a cable for my 2007 Forester CAN-bus ECU. I guess, once I'm able to log, will be able to to be closer to the actual info, and learn faster..... I'm hoping so!!!!


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you need a wideband (to get accurate a/f ratio), you need an EGT gauge, and a boost gauge. And of course some way to manipulate your engine, i dont know if you have a UTEC, or enginuity or what.. i dont think i can explain how to tune though.. not this morning anyway haha.

Paul
OK.

1. Wideband, I've understand it is a good idea to have one. There's even information about auto-tuning with one of those in place.... we'll see...!
2. EGT gauge? What is this? What is it for??
3. Boost gauge. OK, I know I need to have one.... but don't want to.... what if I'm able to log the car - once tuned - for a long time, and then disconnect everything?? I do not want to have gauges around the car... I would, MAY BE, get one of those large screens, and install a carpc if REALLY-REALLY needed....... but I wouldn't want to do it...
4. I'm looking forward to be able to use Enginuity... in the meantime, I'm trying to get a used UTEC Delta-003... there's one on eBay now... but already went too high, imho.
Tactrix cable should come soon though, I hope!!


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sounds like a business opportunity to me!

How so??

Thanks again.


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Old 09-11-2007, 03:52 PM   #10
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How so??



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open your own AWD dyno.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:55 PM   #11
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open your own AWD dyno.
I'm too slow today, it seems.........

Not as many Subarus tuning aroung here.... although it may be a a good idea......


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Old 09-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #12
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I'm not into tuning, but have a guy here who does it, and he is helping me...
If your guy cant answer these questions for you I wouldnt let him tune your car.

Another option is to datalog and then send the logs off to a tuner and let them make you a map. Install it, datalog somemore and have them tweak it. I looked into that before and most tuners ask for ~$150.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:22 PM   #13
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If your guy cant answer these questions for you I wouldnt let him tune your car.

Another option is to datalog and then send the logs off to a tuner and let them make you a map. Install it, datalog somemore and have them tweak it. I looked into that before and most tuners ask for ~$150.
Actually, I haven't asked him directly.... but he does know, and seem to know what he's doing... everything he says closes a circle with what I read over here.....

The option you mention is very valid........ thanks. I would love to know of a really good one, though!!!


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Old 09-11-2007, 05:36 PM   #14
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Here you go...

http://www.carrito.net/board/showthr...46#post1030546

In spanish too. Any questions let me know over there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:35 PM   #15
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I-speed does EcuTek Easy ECU internet tuning............
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #16
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I was gonna have Clark Turner do mine AZScoobie on here.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:23 AM   #17
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Here you go...

http://www.carrito.net/board/showthr...46#post1030546

In spanish too. Any questions let me know over there.
Thanks, man!! Really.... I guess I'll be reading some things over this weekend...

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I-speed does EcuTek Easy ECU internet tuning............
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I was gonna have Clark Turner do mine AZScoobie on here.

Thanks, guys... I will check about them once I get the infamous Tactrix cable....


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Old 09-12-2007, 01:46 AM   #18
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Do any shops have dynapaks in your area? Could hook up a couple of those...
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:27 PM   #19
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Unfortunately.... there's almost nothing in my area.... and my area being my whole country........ furthermore, I believe I would be the only one with a modified Forester if I do this......
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