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    Open source more dangerous than Cobb protune?

    I know I'm going to be modding my car very soon and would like to not have to buy the acessport just to tune.. I'm just gunna do downpipe exhaust and intake. Is open source tuning by, say church, more dangerous than a Cobb AP protune?ANY thoughts on the matter would be appreciated cause I'm new to subies

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    Is a fork dangerous?

    If you know what your doing, I guess it would be less dangerous than say someone who has never tuned before?

    I'd stick to cobb unless you know exactly what your doing.
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    I wouldn't tune it myself- I'd go to an open source tuner

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    Both are tuning tools, what will make the biggest difference is the tuner and the maintenance of the vehicle.

    Contact a reputable tuner you would like to deal with and ask them what method they prefer. I much rather let the professional pick the tool they are more comfortable with.

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    Look in the Tuning section....mucho info... Tuning: Electronic Engine Management

    OS tuning is not in it's infancy for Subaru's. There is a HUGE amount of general How To info on the few main forums, whether they be overall Suby or model specific sites.

    I'd say start here Cobb AP vs OpenECU (Tactrix/Romraider/ECUFlash)


    or maybe here... OPENSOURCE TUNING: Your questions answered here!!! RomRaider + Tactrix


    Snuggle up to your screen and dig in....it's much more fun to be in the know about why your car is more fun...not just make it more fun and move on! Although I'm all for trusting a tuner/shop and modding that way too. As long as you're enjoying it and keeping your investment and you safe.

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    Ha, didn't refresh and Donkey beat me to the punch..haha DP's are not just for snail cars!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarmack View Post
    Is a fork dangerous?

    If you know what your doing, I guess it would be less dangerous than say someone who has never tuned before?

    I'd stick to cobb unless you know exactly what your doing.
    This was well said.

    OpenSource tuning is not per say, "Dangerous" but I would give Cobb the nodd in simplicity. Getting everything set up software wise and your first map flashed in OpenSource is always the hard part. After that, it's whatever you make of it.
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    Idk how big Church is but if your in SoCal there is also Yimi Sport and other shops. I have heard great things about Church and i am going to Yimisport for my next tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    This was well said.

    OpenSource tuning is not per say, "Dangerous" but I would give Cobb the nodd in simplicity. Getting everything set up software wise and your first map flashed in OpenSource is always the hard part. After that, it's whatever you make of it.
    This! I went to OS when I had my Evo X for the reason that my tuner (e tune) wanted to have more info per second which the computer can process more of.... so in a way you could say that part was safer than the cobb in that regard. Cobb makes very good stuff though, certainly no knock on them for their products, though some of them are a bit overpriced.
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