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    Dual Mode Tuning?

    Hello,
    First post here. I searched the threads to see if I could find an answer to my question but couldn't.

    I own a 2014 STI and am starting to do mods. Is there a way to tune a car for two different modes that can be switched/interchanged? For instance, say I am on the way to work, I want fuel economy, so I "flip the switch" to "fuel economy mode." Say then it is Saturday morning and I am out for a drive and running some errands, I want to "flip the switch" again to "performance mode." In other words, can I get a car tuned to have two different modes of function when desired?

    If it is at all relevant, I would be paying for someone else to do all the work for me. I would not do it on my own.

    Thanks guys!

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    Your car actually already has that. It is the SI-Drive function. And yes. I have my stage 2 tune on my sport sharp setting. Then my I setting and sport setting are more tame. To be honest though, I am never not on the sport sharp setting. It just feels weird to not have the quick throttle response.

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    An accessport allows you to load different maps to your car when you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Your car actually already has that. It is the SI-Drive function. And yes. I have my stage 2 tune on my sport sharp setting. Then my I setting and sport setting are more tame. To be honest though, I am never not on the sport sharp setting. It just feels weird to not have the quick throttle response.

    I also have an AP tuner, I have the ability to switch from my 2 protune maps, to fuel Econ mode or vallet mode.
    But like 11blackSTI said he doesn't switch them and I don't either. I'm always on one of my custom tune maps. When winter comes I am going to have a third map made just for driving in the cold. So Jim34 I would start with Aap tuner. You can always adjust maps to suit your needs for different conditions. And if you go to a pro tuner and get custom maps to match mods you will see a big difference. And you will be glad you did it
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    A good tune set up for performance should also be about the best tune to use for economy as well.

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    Yes. And every car is different, as are most peoples modifications. Ots maps work well I have used them for years in other cars. The best result was a full Dynotune based on specific mods I have as well as a pre set up for future expansion. Either way protune or OTS maps, data logging is key to monitor performance.
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    A fuel economy map is a sham; all it does is neuter the car such that if you need the power to get out of a dangerous situation, you're SOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    A fuel economy map is a sham; all it does is neuter the car such that if you need the power to get out of a dangerous situation, you're SOL.

    I have never actually used it. I really only run my 2 protune maps, but I definitely see your point. The last thing you need is no get up and go when you need it most. And you being a tuner, I personally will take your word for it.
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    Thank you so much for clarifying guys! I really appreciate it. I can see what you mean about the economy tuning being a waste and safety hazard.

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