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Old 08-04-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Heading to the tuners, ECUTEK Re-flash time

Well, I got my exhaust system: CR-UP, Stromung DP, Stromung hi-flow 3rd Cat and Samco intercooler hose kit. Now time to re-flash the ECU to utilize what I have done.

My ? for all is:

1. Should I put new plugs in (19,000 miles) before I go, if so what type?
2. What should I tell/ask the tuners before I let them work on the car?

Iím still not sure if I should bring it to the local tuners or just send out the ECU for a reflash. The local shop here in Phoenix has a good rep. so I was thinking of using them http://www.dynocomp.com/ . But, If they are just going to reflash the ECU and not really tune the car, I guess it would make no difference from just sending out the ECU.
The shop charges like $595 + Dyno time for the first reflash, pricey in my book. What would you choose? Local shop or just send out the ECU?
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Old 08-04-2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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1. Yes. Put in one range colder plugs.
2. Tell them you have a cat, it may affect the AFR reading if they stick the O2 sensor in the tailpipe.

Local shop, and have them custom tune it, its well worth it.
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Old 08-04-2004, 01:01 PM   #3
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I've never bought the colder plugs thing for a 260HP WRX.

I still use the factory spec NGKs with zero problems and great timing at 16.5psi on the stock turbo. When I replaced them at 30,000 miles they looked just fine.
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'm going to see if I can talk with them this week and see what I can schedule. I'll ask the about the plugs also, but I think I will wait.

I'm not looking for crazy HP, just want to get a smoother power band and a little more umff without compromising the drivability or anything else.

Thanks again,
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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Go to Kingpin performance! Mike and Clark(Azscoobie) will hook you up, there reputation speaks for itself.. I have delt with them cross country a bunch of times wheather it was for parts or flying them out to tune cars in NY.. I will be moving to AZ in november, and cant wait to have Clark so close to tune my car when i need it.. You cant go wrong..

I would just PM Mike(kingpin) or Clark(azscoobie) and tell them you goals and what u want out of the car, they will set you up right and not steer you in the wrong direction..

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Old 08-06-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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Thanks,

Will deff. check them out!
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