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This is a discussion on 93 Octane in Maine within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by nbrittain28 My bad, I should have clarified. I am confident open source tuning is a great option, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrittain28 View Post
    My bad, I should have clarified. I am confident open source tuning is a great option, but I am not confident that I could do it myself.
    Logical. You don't have to do actual tuning yourself with it though. It's just a means of flashing a map just like a Cobb Accessport...and is much cheaper if you already have a laptop on hand even. You can purchase a Torqued Performance map for $85 which Eric will revise and tailor more to your car, and tweak based on logs. It will be much better than a Cobb OTS map....plus you now have a better tool for logging. I mean Cobb APs are simple plug and play tools, but Open Source and a Tactrix cable is virtually just as easy. My two cents though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Logical. You don't have to do actual tuning yourself with it though. It's just a means of flashing a map just like a Cobb Accessport...and is much cheaper if you already have a laptop on hand even. You can purchase a Torqued Performance map for $85 which Eric will revise and tailor more to your car, and tweak based on logs. It will be much better than a Cobb OTS map....plus you now have a better tool for logging. I mean Cobb APs are simple plug and play tools, but Open Source and a Tactrix cable is virtually just as easy. My two cents though
    Thanks for the info. I haven't found too many quality threads on open source tuning. Most people make it sound extremely complicated. I wasn't sure of the reliability of having someone else create the map and worried they could accidentally do some damage to the ECU. If it is as easy as you made it sound, thanks for saving me the money of using Cobb AP! I do have a nice laptop, so I guess I just need the cable and the software. I expected I would plug it in and see something along the lines of the Matrix "code"! But as I said, I am new to all of this. Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrittain28
    Thanks for the info. I haven't found too many quality threads on open source tuning. Most people make it sound extremely complicated. I wasn't sure of the reliability of having someone else create the map and worried they could accidentally do some damage to the ECU. If it is as easy as you made it sound, thanks for saving me the money of using Cobb AP! I do have a nice laptop, so I guess I just need the cable and the software. I expected I would plug it in and see something along the lines of the Matrix "code"! But as I said, I am new to all of this. Thanks again!
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