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Old 04-20-2017, 02:36 PM   #1
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TX Versatuner for S1 and S2

Anyone have any other info? I have found a couple of post from people who liked it, but no hard data from any boosted fellas.

https://www.versatuner.com/features/mazda-rx-8-gen1

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I wonder if Chip's Motorsports might know anything, given that they and VersaTuner are about 40-50 miles away from one another in MI?
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versatuner is awesome for the Mazdaspeed 3/6 community. Especially after the Cobb AP debacle. The engineers actually listen to request and make things happen. If I wanted to keep the MAF for the next setup I would switch to Versatuner... I still might get the VT if I can't find an adaptronic for a decent price.
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are they developing for s2?
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are they developing for s2?
It says on their website that they have.
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are they developing for s2?
It has been around for the S2 for a couple of years already.
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so is any one using this???? Charles R. Hill any word on this company??? since we look to you for alot of RnD for our cars!!!
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Some guys have but no boosted guys that I know of, from what I gather the load tables are maxed out at 125% so boost tuning would be difficult.
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so is any one using this???? Charles R. Hill any word on this company??? since we look to you for alot of RnD for our cars!!!
Consider VersaTuner on BHR's "radar" as I used to live not far from where they are located in MI. Next time I am in MI I may visit them to see what's happening. Given Cobb's exit from the RX-8, I am sure the guys at VersaTuner better brace themselves. LOL
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Not that I've used the software but it immediately draws a comparison to mazdaedit for me. The big difference that I'm seeing between these two pieces of software is the major features added to the ECU like launch control and no lift shifting.

While these things might sound great if they work. It would make me a bit wary, as they are clearly modifying large portions of the ECU code to accommodate these features. I understand Cobb does something similar. Though their changes appear to be on a much smaller scale, mostly to protect their and other tuner's IP. They also have a much larger sample size to validate their changes. I guess what I'm trying to say here, is I'd hate to see another Toyota incident because of a line of bad code.

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Consider VersaTuner on BHR's "radar" as I used to live not far from where they are located in MI. Next time I am in MI I may visit them to see what's happening. Given Cobb's exit from the RX-8, I am sure the guys at VersaTuner better brace themselves. LOL
Just to chime in really quick. Cobb is a debacle, but they do still support the RX8 S1 platform as much as they used to. It just costs that crap Cobb EFI University crap fee. So, debacle absolutely, still technically an option... Sorry for derailing any discussion regarding versatuner. It does look really interesting.

Does anyone know if they support linux or other OS?
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Just to chime in really quick. Cobb is a debacle, but they do still support the RX8 S1 platform as much as they used to. It just costs that crap Cobb EFI University crap fee. So, debacle absolutely, still technically an option... Sorry for derailing any discussion regarding versatuner. It does look really interesting.

Does anyone know if they support linux or other OS?
I've actually been wondering about this myself. As I paid the $150 for their EFI university and downloaded the software. I only have access to about a dozen different maps though. Did the old software allow better access to the ECU?

I guess I should also apologize for derailing this conversation.

Edit: Maybe a dozen was an exaggeration. I was grouping maps by function.

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Just to chime in really quick. Cobb is a debacle, but they do still support the RX8 S1 platform as much as they used to. It just costs that crap Cobb EFI University crap fee. So, debacle absolutely, still technically an option... Sorry for derailing any discussion regarding versatuner. It does look really interesting.

Does anyone know if they support linux or other OS?
I guess I could have phrased my point differently, so thanks for the correction/clarification, etc. :-)
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Hi Everyone. Steve from VersaTune here.

I am happy to answer any questions about Versatuner.

@Charles R. Hill VersaTuner only runs on Windows 7 or newer. I have run it on VirtualBox and VMware ESX without issue. I have had to help some people with ECUs that were bricked using Macs with VMware or Bootcamp. We recommend that you use a native Windows PC. We are working on supporting other platforms in the future, but that is a ways off.

@Reoze Some differences between VersaTuner and other products are:
  • Active development
  • Support for S-I and S-II RX-8
  • Launch Control and No-Lift-Shift
  • Modern wizard based UI
  • Online tune database - Performance tunes will be added in the next few months
  • Local tune and log file management database
  • US and EU based shipping and support

@9krpmrx8 We are working on axis scaling to allow for higher boost applications.

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Hi Everyone. Steve from VersaTune here.

I am happy to answer any questions about Versatuner.

@Charles R. Hill VersaTuner only runs on Windows 7 or newer. I have run it on VirtualBox and VMware ESX without issue. I have had to help some people with ECUs that were bricked using Macs with VMware or Bootcamp. We recommend that you use a native Windows PC. We are working on supporting other platforms in the future, but that is a ways off.

@Reoze Some differences between VersaTuner and other products are:
  • Active development
  • Support for S-I and S-II RX-8
  • Launch Control and No-Lift-Shift
  • Modern wizard based UI
  • Online tune database - Performance tunes will be added in the next few months
  • Local tune and log file management database
  • US and EU based shipping and support

@9krpmrx8 We are working on axis scaling to allow for higher boost applications.

Steve

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well i would say they are deff working on improving any areas that they haven't perfected yet which is good, as you guys come up with more info or updates to the program please post it here, it will deff improve for any business and just the honesty that you guys at versatune are taking the rx8 community serious is greatly appreciated! and charles if you get a chance to see the shop in person please let us know your thoughts, and please give them any advice to help our community!
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Was about to buy Mazdaedit but as Versatuner popped up on facebook I bought that instead. Just felt like a better package(better support, terms) and MPS3/MPS6 reviews about Versatuner seemed good.
Already got the software installed and I'm now awaiting my Versalink.

Steve, I'm guessing the Versalink cannot do standalone logging like the OpenPort?
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Sounds good Steve, My old Cobb is on it's last leg and having to use a dedicated laptop just for tuning and the ATR software is annoying as hell. Having an actively supported platform is a huge thing as Cobb often ditches platforms as it did with my RX-8 and my BMW 335i.
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