This is a discussion on ?s about 05 4eat sedan within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by 4eat_Newbie Good day today!!! PrecisionTuning finally got back to me and I ordered all my parts!! Here's ...
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"We do not support Ecutek. I am not a fan of the way they lock the ECU, I don't see that as being a fair business practice. Ecutek locks you into Ecutek only tuners. We tune open source, Accessport, utec, Hydra, and a few other non Subaru platforms.
The car is tuned on the dyno and then finished off on the road.
Yes we guarantee our work. I can't assure you your exhaust wont fall of the car, but I can assure you it will not be install related. When someone supplies their own parts, it takes me out of the loop for part warranties unfortunately. The parts you have chosen all seem credible though, so I doubt you will have any issues.
Tuning presents a risk always. It I possible to have a transmission or engine failure during tuning. Knock on wood, we have never had an engine let go on the Dyno, but when you are pushing a non-built engine beyond its intended limits, failures can happen.
The stock blow off valve is fine, I was hoping that you were going to stay with the factory valve."
Now I'm 100% sure they're my tuner!!!!
I'm glad to hear you've decided to use precision tuning.
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Avoid the ECUtek for the reason the other tuner provided.
Skip the intake elbow as well and get an cold air intake. I know the monkeys on this forums say otherwise (they have an undying hard on for elbow deletes and dislike of intakes), but you DO need an intake for a set up with as much power as you're gonna make. The stock intake is going to be a limitation at that power level.
I'm not a local to that area, but I know I've read a dozen threads about how shady Turbotrix is. I'd take it somewhere else.
As for your original goal of beating STIs and Zs, a well driven stage 2 (exhaust and tune) manual WRX will do both, but I'm not sure about an automatic one. A used VF39 will get you to your goal cheaper.
Last edited by brfatal; 11-28-2008 at 12:49 PM.
Going to PT tomorrow to drop everything off....Rich said the dyno is all booked on Sat so I might have to wait till next weekend to get the dyno done (only cause I wanna be there to get some vid).
Make sure you get your car as ready as possible to dyno. They should have a checklist. It will include such things as make sure nothing is leaking. Fresh oil.
Im jealous! And rather interested to hear your thoughts on the first gear turbo lag you'll have.
Definitely take videos!!!
damn! i'm really jealous. i've been buying parts for almost a year for my stage 4. congratz on your purchases and good luck! i wanna see some numbers!!
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I’ll post the vid the minute I get home from the dyno….hopes aren’t to high for the numbers though, it is a 4eat after all.
I’ll be happy so long as I can hang with stock STI’s and kick the cr@p outta my wife’s 350Z!