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Old 09-30-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Can i tune my ECU with a mac :confused:

hey i was wondering if i can tune my ecu with a mac and what i would need i drive and 2009 WRX 5 door some of the guys at my meets tell me to open source instead of accessport i'm just looking for what direction to head in as to this area of tuning
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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you need to know what youre doing but yeah,
need one of these http://www.tactrix.com/
this http://www.romraider.com/
and this http://www.openecu.org/index.php?title=EcuFlash


(i searched quick. . . read more info)
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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Open source is a great method to go especially if there are people in the area to help you tune it.

http://www.romraider.com/

It is for windows and i think for linux. Im not too sure about mac compatability though.

If you want to tune yourself you need a tactrix cable to connect, and a wideband O2 sensor and an EGT if you want to learn to tune yourself.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:35 PM   #4
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thank you so much
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:35 PM   #5
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heres another good place to look

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=177

search function FTW
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:36 PM   #6
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Ya, you can do it. You might need to run boot camp, but its still possible on your mac. This link should help out a lot with the opensource questions that you have, especially check out the stickies. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=177
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:37 PM   #7
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heres another good place to look

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=177

search function FTW
looks like you beat me to it
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:39 PM   #8
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downloaded romraider for linux and works on mac perfectly i just need to get those cord's
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Oh, and opensource has all if not more of the tuning capabilities of the major tuning manufactures (I wish I knew that before I bought an access port, thankful Clark Turner exists).

Before you actually get OS though, make sure there is someone in your area to help you (or you to pay to do it) or talk to some of the OS tuners on the forums to make sure that they can deliver on your personal goals.
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^ lol

Funny to see Clarks name thrown around, yeah ClarK does some good work with protunes. He tunes at a local shop half a mile from my house.
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^ ya, SCIC has a lot of people that opensource and my guess is that you could find someone to help you out. Tuning can be a little tricky and its always nice to have someone who knows what their doing look over your shoulder to double check your work, just in case. Thats where the AP comes in handy because it is noob friendly.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:53 PM   #12
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!!!!!CAUTION!!!!

due to the invention of opensource there are TONS of people out there
that fancy themselves "tuners"

just beware the shade-tree tuner
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