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Old 06-24-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Cobb street tuner vs. UTEC

i have street tuner right now and dont really like it. is utec more userfriendly or esaier to use?
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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No, it is not.
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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If you don't know a thing about engine tuning, don't get the UTEC, you'll only hurt the car and make it hate you. And it's less user friendly.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:22 PM   #4
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I think the UTEC is easier to use, since you only have to tune 3 maps: fuel, timing, and boost. The streettuner you have a TON of maps you can tune. The UTEC also has very simple parameters. If you can get past the DOS-like era interface, its super easy. However you a still tuning an engine, which can some ways not be a very easy or user-like thing to do. If tuning an engine was easy then there would be no need for many of tuners on here! But in terms of simplicity, yes the UTEC is "easier". You do have to tune some hesitation out of it too but still its 3 basic maps...
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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Focus4 is right. Utec is much easier to tune. May be a little bit less powerful, but often simplicity is better. IMHO.

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Old 06-24-2005, 07:36 PM   #6
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a ton? Not sure I follow you. wrx is 7, i think STi has an addition boost map which would make 8. more maps doesn't necessarily make things harder or easier. IT's all about knowing what the maps do and how they interact with each other.

The UTEC is NOT more user friendly than ST.

delux, what is your main issue with ST? It doesn't get any more user friendly than ST for user programable tuning.
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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you're forgetting about the multiple maps for knock corrections.. This is one area where it's quite complicated. Even Cobb have all the troubles to explain it simply.

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Old 06-24-2005, 11:51 PM   #8
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i have had both, and the ST's user interface is 10 time easier to use. there are more maps and such, so actual tuning can be considered harder, but i think of it as more powerful. Not to knock the UTEC, it is a a tried and true EM option.
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