Oddest thing...

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Oddest thing...

Postby MT-Getto on May Fri 04, 2012 7:27 pm

Please remove the autolites :)
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Postby YASHA7FOLD on May Fri 04, 2012 8:53 pm

Your dub will thank you.


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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Fri 04, 2012 9:23 pm

Fiiiiine. They are temporary. I do really live in the boondocks in North Dakota. I put them in to get me to and from work for now.
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby Mikewire on May Sat 05, 2012 12:31 am

Autolites huh? Probably ok to run, but not the optimal plug.

Yes, a tune will fix your current overboost issue. It's the first thing you should do if you plan to modify your car and before you bolt anything up.

Look into GIAC and Unitronic too, and see if there's a 91 octane flash, or if it's ok to run a 93 flash on 91.

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Postby SpoolinDub on May Sat 05, 2012 10:18 am

I've been researching a lot of tunes and it seems like GIAC, Revo and Unitronic you have to go to a dealer to have it installed. As with APR I can just take out my ECU and send it off then put it back in. From what I read you can run 91 on a 93 flash with APR. But something I can't figure out for the life of me after all night of researching is what does APR mean when they say 2/3/4 programs? 91/93/100 ect.? I figure I would only need 91/93 or quite possibly just 93.
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Sat 05, 2012 1:00 pm

Although after being on BBM I found out they do Revo...so its the argument of which is better. Hmmm...
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Postby Mikewire on May Sat 05, 2012 11:33 pm

I'm fairly certain you can send your ECU to any dealer/reseller and they will bench flash it. I did that with my REVO stage 1 and 2 flash. Rennwagen1 may know where to flash a REVO tune, he flashed mine, or Darkside knows of a shop that is a dealer for GIAC. Maybe they will pipe up here, or you can PM them and see what they can do.

The 2/3/4 you are talking about...that may be the stage you are meaning? Link to what you are reading?

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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby SpoolinDub on May Sun 06, 2012 7:05 am

The APR is all stage 1 they all just have different programs. So I'm confused to what programs are. I've done research for all the chips and it seems like people all swear by Revo, APR and GIAC. I'm leaning between APR and Revo and they are pretty much the same price.

The link for what I'm talking about with the APR tune is:

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Postby Darkside on May Sun 06, 2012 9:45 am

I like the APR over Revo...but that is just personal taste. You will prob have to send off your ecu.
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Re: Oddest thing...

Postby Mikewire on May Sun 06, 2012 11:15 am

OK I see what you are reading. Those are for multiple tunes at different fuel octanes. Street 91 vs. Track 100...

So that's what that means. Most will just use the 1 program, but if you track or autox your car you would want more programs (maybe) to use higher octane fuel.

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