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Old 10-26-2017, 10:39 AM
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Any updates on adaptability for boosted applications?
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:47 AM
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We are testing changes to allow for boosted applications. If testing is successful, it will be in the next release.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:27 PM
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We are testing changes to allow for boosted applications. If testing is successful, it will be in the next release.
Heres to hoping! Really would love to be able to retain my versatune when I install the turbo kit, great interface and support is awesome.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:40 PM
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Exclamation First Tune User (flash failure, bricked ecu!!)

I wrote this email to Steve earlier today and thought I would post it for some feedback. Thanks in advance!

Hi Steve,

I ended up buying versatuner this last week and finally got to try some tuning today. The VCX Nano did work but I almost had a heartattack when I went to flash a tune I created and I think the VCX was not seating all of the pins very well and crashed at about 80%. I tried to reconnect but versatuner said that the ECU was unrecognized or something like that. Finally after I bent a few of the pins in the VCX to try to get a better connection and about 5 retries and tuning the car off and on a few times versatuner started a recovery and fixed my ecu also uninstalling itself. Wow really thought it was bricked, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Well anyway, being the masochist that I am I decided that since I had "fixed" the VCX that I would try the flash again... IT WORKED!!!

Cool so I flashed a mod that:
10% oil increase (multiplied both the load and throttle tables by 1.1)
9500 RPM rev limiter
+10 MPH speed limiter
-10 deg fan temps
6800 launch control
8000 no lift shifting
P0420 disabled

I did notice a little smoke but didn't think much of it. All of the other mods worked AWESOME!! But the oil mod was a complete failure!!! Smoke was pouring out!! (2-stroke oil since I added a SOHN mod). Anyways I modify the tune and took out the oil increase and reflashed it. Working Great!!!

I think I would like to take you up on the 'VersaLink cable at the discounted bundle price' though or ask your suggestion. The 'Tactrix Openport 2.0' looks good too especial if it can log without a computer connected.

I'll attach my tunes for any suggestions and my post this with the tunes on the forum too. (DO NOT flash the tune with the oil map mods!)

Thanks! gearsoft

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:03 PM
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It’s not for me to tell you how to tune, but did you really put any thought into “multiply everything by 1.1x”? Why would you want to add 10% at idle the same as high load/rpm? The conditions are very different and in general it might not be correct in either case, and also possible too much or too little in either direction too. Maybe you already know this, but just to be sure the highest OMP setting is 60. Some areas of the OE map are already at this setting so making them higher is not recommended from a practical viewpoint. I’d also suggest that a real tuner would sit down with the factory map first and try to assess the what they did and then formulate an initial plan to target key areas in incremental amounts of change.

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Old 12-03-2017, 11:24 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, Newbie here for sure, I'm a total hobbyist but I really don't want to blowup my car doing something stupid. I understand what you're saying about targeting key areas in incremental amounts of change. I looked at a few maps that were modified by a real tuner and this is exactly the case. They only made small changes to the key areas that made sense for what they were trying to achieve.

Here are the current factory oil injection maps from my car. I'm open to suggestions... I'll be smarter about what I actually flash this time.

I also want to look at getting some extra hp so I'm looking at the afr and timing tables. Mods to date are decat, mild porting, shon, light flywheel.





Thanks, gearsoft

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Old 12-07-2017, 01:29 PM
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We all start off there, but try to remember that power to tune your engine also comes with the power to blow it up.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:56 AM
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I started playing with mine over the weekend. Nothing major, just poking around the interface, masking off the P0420 CEL, increasing spark dwell and lowering fan trigger temps.

The interface is good and it's easy to use. Of course, that means that it's also really easy to destroy your engine.
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:10 PM
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Just this past weekend VersaTune released a mild performance tune for all Series 1 RX-8s. They specifically listed mods of: high flow cat, catback exhaust, and K&N drop-in all running on 92+ octane. I made a few tweaks to the idle control values for myself and flashed it but time will tell if there is any noticeable improvement over the factory tune.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by TRA1NWRECK View Post
Just this past weekend VersaTune released a mild performance tune for all Series 1 RX-8s. They specifically listed mods of: high flow cat, catback exhaust, and K&N drop-in all running on 92+ octane. I made a few tweaks to the idle control values for myself and flashed it but time will tell if there is any noticeable improvement over the factory tune.
That sounds like the same tune that was previously released for the S2. The power gain is not much but the power curve is smoothed out and the low-end 3k-6k range is improved by unrestricting the load limit.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:57 AM
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It is the S2 tune that we adapted to S1.
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