I recently added an uppipe and shorty downpipe to my wagon, and now it's time for me to look into tuning options. I autox, and I'm trying to stay within STX so that I won't be too far out of my league. The main two tuning options I've come up with are Accessport and open source tuning.
The AP is more expensive to start with, but offers fairly safe off the shelf maps, and I can switch between a street map (normal stage 2) and a autox map (STX stage 2). Open source would also allow switching (albeit I would need to bring a laptop along), but I would need to create the map from scratch. I have done a lot of reading on tuning, and I know you cannot alter boost or wastegate cycles in STX, but I'm still not all that comfortable tuning it myself yet. Also, by the time I get a wideband, EGT gauge, etc., the cost will start creeping up close to the AP.
Are there any other reasonable options out there? Does anyone have any other advice to offer? Right now I'm leaning towards the AP, but I want to make sure I've done my homework before making a decision.
Mods, if you think this belongs more in the engine management forum, please move it, but I thought I might get a more direct response from the rest of the autox crowd.