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Old 03-22-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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I recently traded in my Evo for an 06 STI. I am a big fan of Vishnu but I realize they are developing more for Evo's than anything, and I don't see much about them on any subie forum other than a bunch of Xede's for sale.

I just wanted to hear from any subie owner's that have Vishnu parts(mainly the XEDE) and let me know how they like it or if they think I should go with somenoe else who is bigger into subies right now.

Any help would be great. thanks
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:50 PM   #2
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I am vishnu tuned state 2 with vishnu pulley, downpipe, and uppipe. They definately fell off the earth for WRX's. Shiv still tunes them, but doesn't really have anything to do with the community anymore. Hes busy doing magic shows for kids:

From what I hear hes definately an Evo guy, especially now thats hes racing the BFGoodridge evo. Hes an excellent tuner none the less.
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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haha nice pic thanks for the feedback so if you were to start right now would you go in a different direction
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:55 PM   #4
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I'm happy with my direction, but other EM's have a little more versatility for the price. Cobbs got their protuner, and Utec has switchable maps. Theres tons of threads out there.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:08 AM   #5
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yeah I know there's alot of info out there but very little about vishnu on hear anyways or its pretty old.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:54 AM   #6
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go vishnu!
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:00 AM   #7
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Why would you want an exede, when the accessport and ecutek is so more advanced..?
Very simple the Subaru community likes to use stuff that works and even better products that work well.
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:11 AM   #8
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I noticed you have a stg 2 cobb why do you say go vishnu?
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:58 AM   #9
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ive got a Stage 2 with an XEDE. Vishnu still tunes Subaru's regardless of what you hear on on the forums. Shiv travels alot so you can get custom tunes at a dyno near you. Check http://forums.evolutionm.net/forumdisplay.php?f=85 for dyno days

My car is near perfect! I autox the car every weekend and have 50,000+ miles with vishnu parts. Vishnu also does ecutek btw.

if you have any more specific questions let me know
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:09 AM   #10
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:38 AM   #11
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...but other EM's have a little more versatility for the price. Cobbs got their protuner, and Utec has switchable maps.
Cobb's protuner requires you to go to a licensed protuner and have them tune it. You can tune the XEDE yourself. The XEDE also has a map switch feature, which can be wired to a toggle switch.

IMO, your decision needs to be between going with a reflash of the stock ecu, a piggyback on top of the stock ecu, or a standalone system.

Once you decide between these three, it will be easier to suggest what route to go. For me, and imho: reflash = ecutek, piggyback = xede, standalone = hydra. Of course, anyone will tell you the real secret to good engine management is a competent tuner

PS - I, like rich728, run a Vishnu stage 2 (sorta) with the XEDE. It runs ok
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Old 03-23-2006, 01:07 PM   #12
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thanks for all the replies guys. I guess you are right cooter I need to decide between a flash and a piggy back. I know a standalone is a little more than i need.

For the price the used xede's are going for on this forum it's hard to pass up. Plus Shiv could flash ecutek at a later time and/or tune the xede on a dyno day.

I'll prolly on go with EM and tbe as far as engine mods for a while I don't think I'd ever go with a bigger turbo.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:26 PM   #13
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cooter where you been brother?
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:53 PM   #14
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I had a UTEC on a stage 4 wrx.... with it's limited resolution and changing 91 octane I strayed from it for my 05 STi. The UTEC was exremely hard to self tune with 91 octane, as I added racing gas to give myself 93 it became very entertaining. However, being here in california this was not always a option, and despite turboXS claiming to have working maps for 91 they simply did not. Vishnu has (or at least had when I was dealing with Cobb, Vishnu and TurboXS) the most expirence with 91 octane (including our horrible oxgen rich winter gas) and the least amount of problems. It also has a ACTUAL interface for editing maps. I've been using computers professionally for 14 years now, and to go back to hyper-terminal days was simply wretched and short sited. The exede is easy to use, easy to adapt. My complaints would be that it only has the option of 2 maps, and no direct way to change them on the fly (without modification). The UTEC and it's 6-7 map selector was the stuff.. in all other areas the EXEDE is simply better. (if you add in a hydra unit the balance may shift but you still need a god damn interface from the 21st century).

Cobb at the time (a year ago) was going through a slew of problems. People corrupting their cpu's and having to ship them back and forth, maps being released that were not ready, and I had issues with avaiblity and truth.. namely they would sugest they had them in stock and they did not. They may now have it all cleared up. Just a few opinions

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Old 03-24-2006, 02:19 AM   #15
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thanks for the reply and nice website as well.
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:40 PM   #16
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:11 PM   #17
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I recently traded in my Evo for an 06 STI. I am a big fan of Vishnu but I realize they are developing more for Evo's than anything, and I don't see much about them on any subie forum other than a bunch of Xede's for sale.

I just wanted to hear from any subie owner's that have Vishnu parts(mainly the XEDE) and let me know how they like it or if they think I should go with somenoe else who is bigger into subies right now.

Any help would be great. thanks
I've had the Xede for about 4 years now on my '02 Rex and outside of some of the early harness issues (which Shiv quickly resolved) it has been awesome. The only downside is finding good XEDE tuners. While Shiv is crazy about the EVO's becuase of all the easy power he can pull out of them, he certainly hasn't forgotten the WRX/STI owners

The XEDE is the best thing going and in the comparisons I've seen with other EM options, outperforms them consistently. It sure is nice to tweak your maps in realtime and switch maps on the fly. Go for it!
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #18
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I also have an Xede and a downpipe... Runs like a champ.
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Old 06-01-2006, 05:33 PM   #19
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I have one for sale for CHEAP if anyone is interested. I have since moved on/up to the Hydra.
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:36 PM   #20
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I wana get an xede cus im tired of paying ridiculous amounts of cash for a reflash and jumping from shop to shop and licencing its all crap to me, ive had an xede with my original motor but i sold it only to want one again....my problem is i know the answer is yes but i wana make sure, I have an ecutek licence and my car is mildly tuned, should i revert my car to stock as far as the tunning or should i slap the xede on top of that and tune from there... the only problem i see is my ecu is a jdm v7 spec c type ra with avcs....
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i have vishnu piggyback and tbe and i like it alot...beating alot of cars with it...im happy with it
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #22
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Did you notice this thread was from 2006 and it's now 2009?

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