For those of you with 2002-2003 WRX's, you probably know what the UTEC is - its the engine management solution that revolutionized WRX tuning. For those of you with 2004 models, you might now be aware of the power this single piece has. So fir the uninitiated, here goes:
The UTEC (User Tunable Engine Computer) is a new concept in WRX engine management delivering the power and control of a stand-alone engine management system with the convenience and tuning ease of a piggyback system. UTEC enables complete programmable control over ignition timing, fuel, and boost, while allowing the factory ECU to maintain control over tedious and mundane functions that make the car drivable on a daily basis. Functions like cold start, hot start, intake temperature compensation, AC compensation and closed loop fuel control signals are all managed by the factory ECU reducing your tuning time significantly while enhancing daily drivability.
UTEC standard features include:
Plug-&-Play installation with OEM connectors for 2002-2004 WRX
No cutting, splicing or additional sensors required
20 minute, do-it-yourself installation
End-user programmable via PC or PDA with HyperTerminal and serial cable
Fine tune the maps for your exact setup
Pre-programmed base maps get you started quickly and safely
Base maps for our Staged upgrade packages, dyno proven and road tested from the leader in WRX tuning
Don’t waste hours tuning just to get your car to idle and cruise decently
Maps can be e-mailed or simply downloaded then uploaded
Four (4) maps plus “stock mode” selectable with a flick of the switch
Create custom maps for street gas, race gas, nitrous, or whatever
No need to lug around a laptop just to switch between your programs
Fuel, ignition timing, and boost are programmable in 250rpm increments up to 9000rpm over 10 load sites
Complete ignition timing control
No need to worry about the factory ECU pulling timing anymore
Be as aggressive or conservative as you want or just let the factory ECU determine timing at any point in the map
Controlled via MAF sensor signal offset
Tune stock and larger than stock injectors
MAP (manifold pressure)
Closed loop boost control programmable via Throttle Position and RPM
No more re-adjusting the boost controller due to changes in temperature or altitude
Keeps boost low while in closed loop fuel mode for reliability
Automatically retards timing when the knock is detected safeguarding against engine damage
Adjustable knock threshold, timing correction, and duration
On board data logging
Provides valuable information to assist you in tuning
Free software upgrades
As we add more features, simply download the latest software version from our website and upload it to the UTEC
Future features (available free via software upgrade) include:
Drag racing launch control (secondary rev limit used during launch)
Shave precious time off your launch
Primary rev limit control
Maximize potential of larger turbochargers and valve train upgrades
MAP to MAF signal conversion
Eliminate the Mass Air Flow sensor and run any turbo you want
Run either high or low impedance injectors
Larger selection of injector sizes
Built in programmable solenoid controller
Control nitrous, water injection, intercooler water spray or any other solenoid device
And more to come after these!
For you 2004 owners, you get the latest 4.1 software. We can ship your UTEC to any 2002-2004 owner with your choice of Stage 1-Stage 4 maps. Maps are also downloadable off Turbo XS's site.
Priced at $979.00 shipped in the 48 states.
Add the remote switch (to allow on the fly switching between maps, and lots of other cool features!
Orders can be placed right on our site by clicking this link:
We accept all credit cards, as well as Paypal right off the site. You can also call to place your order as well.
For local customers, you can come on down to the shop and we can give you a crash course in UTEC tuning!
Remote switch installed:
And for the ULTIMATE tuning combo for your 2002-2004 WRX, we can create a special package with the new Turbo XS Tuner! The tuner is a standalone wideband 02 logger that also allows you to view, listen to and log knock activity! It is truely an indespensible tuning aid for this or any car. Shown here with the Game Boy Advance as its display (coming this summer), the Tuner is a a bit smaller than s full DIN, and comes ready to install with its own Bosch wideband 02 sensor and knock sensor. Priced at $699 + shipping.
Turbo XS Tuner:
Turbo XS Tuner sensors (included):
Full details and online purchase are available by clicking this link:
Call, PM, email or send us an IM for a special package with a UTEC +Tuner combo!