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Old 11-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default is there a chip for an rs?

i have a 2002 2.5rs with a few simple mods.
-cat back, short ram intake i plan on getting some headers for a little better performance and sound and a lightweight pully

my question is--- is there a chip like the AP (for wrx/sti) for an rs? or should i get a tune?

im not looking for mad hp or anything like that just maybe a little something extra while i save up for a sti. thanks in advance
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:07 PM   #2
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http://store.crawfordperformance.com...categories/249

The i-speed re-flashed ECUs. Choose the SRS-** that's right....
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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do you own one of these? can or could you tell a difference?
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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Insanely off topic, but I cannot believe you've been a member here for 4 months and you are already a specialist.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:43 PM   #6
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Nope I don't have one hah... but I plan on eventually getting one. IIRC, the gains that can be had with mods plus the reflash can definitely be felt.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:44 PM   #7
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sweet thanks for helpin out. i think it might be cheaper to just get a tune though
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:04 AM   #8
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I'm interested in hearing from a user of this reflash as well. Was there a noticeable gain in hp/tq? Just like most RS owners, I'm not looking for extreme horsepower, but a little more get up and go would be nice.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:05 AM   #9
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As for tuning, I don't think that 02-03 ecu's can be open source tuned? somebody correct me if I am wrong about that. You would have to use a program like romraider or something along those lines.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:57 AM   #10
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I'm interested in hearing from a user of this reflash as well. Was there a noticeable gain in hp/tq?
Ehh I just researched some becasue I know I read it somewhere....From RS25.com:

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I didn't see the thing about being catless, but I don't really think it would effect the ECU or the performance. Along with the reflashed ECU, I have a CAI, borla headers, apexi n1 catback, Fidanza 9lb fly (ridiculous shifting speeds), exedy clutch, rallitek wires and the Paranoid Fab's Grounding kit (which I like mucho BTW). I might be forgetting something... The low end is still relatively slow for pickup when you compare it to the Subaru's top end, but I can definitely say that you'll notice a difference. It pulls a bit better to 3k than it used to, thats for sure. It's tough to really describe how much, but I'll say it's definitely worth it.
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The car defiantly pulls a lot harder. You should of seen the look of surprise on my face when I revved it passed 6k in the garage.

Long story short I speed reflash works and torque box works.
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First off, you DO need the supporting mods for each reflash (Srs 10 vs 20, vs 30) or at least you should. Regular driving wont kill anything, but i called i-speed when i went stock for emission testing, and I was told to drive conservatively. Those maps are for designed for specific mods. Also, the 10, 19, and 20 raise the redline. Stock redline is about 6,250 rpm. The reflash raises it to 6,500. And finally a let down, the reflash doesn't clear any cat efficiency codes. You will still get cels for hfc and catless pipes.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:51 AM   #11
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I have the SRS-10 flash on my Forester. The flash is lots of small improvements really. It is essentially a more refined tune. Power delivery is smoother, throttle response more linear, more power everywhere, far more consistent mileage. It's just a good tune. No, it's not a major improvement in any grand scale, but you get about 5-10HP bump basically everywhere and a better feeling engine. It's a good buy. As well, if you do mods later down the road and want to step to another flash, it's only $100 to step to anything else. Free would be cool, but it's still work for them. My comments from long ago:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1074138

The only update I'll give is on mileage. Stock, mileage anywhere from 21-27mpg depending on how I drove that week. I-Speed flash 23-25 99% of the time, 26mpg on pure highway. Air/fuel ratios are just a lot better. You don't really gain mileage overall, lost about 25 miles per tank, but it's consistent, even during hard driving, sport use, and putzing around town in the dead of winter. It's consistent.

Another pretty simply mod to look at would be GrimmSpeed phenolic spacers. $100, a healthy bump in low end torque, and about 0.5mpg increase. It doesn't increase power but simply broadens and evens it better over the normal operating range.

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Old 11-21-2008, 11:30 PM   #12
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Insanely off topic, but I cannot believe you've been a member here for 4 months and you are already a specialist.
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