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Old 10-12-2007, 03:31 PM   #18
mccanixx
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Originally Posted by PhilC View Post
I think one of your big keys for this is going to be the "Are you REALLY sure that you have no defeats in your map?" for everyone who is using any non-stock ECU tuning, with the follow up question of "Have you used\borrowed a Tactrix cable and actually checked?". I know that Greg's car seemed to be a legal setup until we looked into his map and saw that his CELs were disabled even though the tune had been specifically requested to leave them in.

And I'd like to point out that the RX-8 STILL isn't competitive in STU so you should expect further takebacks in the class.
Very true, very true. You need to make sure there not checked if it is indeed a custom tune.

After Phil told me, I had them unchecked, logged 500 miles on a Cobb catted with no 420 code. I think a new o2 has more to do with it than anything. I also had a brand new EGT. I was however getting a random lean code, the car has 80,000 miles, finally changed the MAF and seemed to take care of it.

I will be staying in STX next year and because of that I will be looking for a more reliable set up. I'm going to weld a bigger hi-flo into the cobb downpipe also simulating the stock o2 location see if it's any more or less finicky.

The end result is you could put a cat on big enough for a dump truck and if the rear o2 didn't like it's posistion you're screwed.

For the record I was in ready state with no codes for Nats'. Much ado about nothing. I find it interesting that no one's looking for a solution to the egt (not that I have one, a solution that is). Everyone knows it could at any time trip on limit.

Great thread Big Sky. I will keep updating over the winter. Subscribed!

Greg
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