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Old 08-19-2010, 12:10 PM
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The cobb was really the only thing worth buying, nothing else will provide the same results and you will more than likely end up with problems.

At the end of the day, is the 5-15whp worth all the money and headaches anyways. Put a midpipe on your car and a ram air duct, cheapest power you can get and will actually yield you something.......noise mainly.
The cobb was never produced for this car...
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:25 PM
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The cobb was never produced for this car...
I was referring to accessport....
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:39 PM
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Indeed. This forum is for the s2, find me an accessPORT for the s2 rx8 please
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bse50 View Post
Indeed. This forum is for the s2, find me an accessPORT for the s2 rx8 please



I fail at life....

Why did I not notice that
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Renesis07 View Post


I fail at life....

Why did I not notice that
Nevermind, i knew that you were talking about the S1 but i just wanted to feel like an e-thug for once in my life you know
We all fail at life by reading a forum so that's not a big issue either
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:12 PM
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haha, we're all E-thugs at heart. betta rekognyze
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:35 AM
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im going to tune my ECU by hanging over to amemiya guys...they do have maps for s2 now, and so does knightsports.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:10 AM
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im going to tune my ECU by hanging over to amemiya guys...they do have maps for s2 now, and so does knightsports.
for real ?
any information about that ?
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As everyone else has already stated it would cost you mega loot. Get yourself a Cobb.
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As everyone else has already stated it would cost you mega loot. Get yourself a Cobb.
Please read before post. This is s2 section.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:51 AM
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My bad. I guess your options are limited then.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by terch1 View Post
My bad. I guess your options are limited then.
i know, and i know there is only 2 atm which is knightsports and re amemiya .. which is i need more information about them now ..
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Good luck.
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Originally Posted by edi.ckv View Post
i know, and i know there is only 2 atm which is knightsports and re amemiya .. which is i need more information about them now ..
You should see what kind of service they offer. You can't just slam a map on a car and call it a day. PCM tuning doesn't work this way.
If this is what they do then i would just be like buying an accessport on a s1 and sticking to the base map. Useless.
That's the only info you need, both Re Amemiya and KnightSports are good companies with a lot of rotary knowledge. Well, they probably know more than 85% of the vendors in here
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You should see what kind of service they offer. You can't just slam a map on a car and call it a day. PCM tuning doesn't work this way.
If this is what they do then i would just be like buying an accessport on a s1 and sticking to the base map. Useless.
That's the only info you need, both Re Amemiya and KnightSports are good companies with a lot of rotary knowledge. Well, they probably know more than 85% of the vendors in here
well, i just got this information today up there
"im going to tune my ECU by hanging over to amemiya guys...they do have maps for s2 now, and so does knightsports."
and i want further information about the map they provide now for s2.. thats is it i believe, of cos i know that i cant just slam a s1 map on my call and call it my day .. :P
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I was not referring to s1 maps but to the fact that dropping just a "standard" upgraded tune simply isn't worth the effort and money
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:05 AM
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I was not referring to s1 maps but to the fact that dropping just a "standard" upgraded tune simply isn't worth the effort and money
yea, but thats the only choice for us s2
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While not ideal (no ability for the end-user to adjust tune), I'd look at the following two options if I wanted ECU tuning for a S2:

1) http://www.hypertech.com/
2) http://www.dptune.com/

HhyperTech would require someone to loan them a car for a few days at their Bartlett, TN facility, while DPTune would be able to give you a custom dyno tune for your mods at their Atlanta and/or Texas facilities.

My $0.02...
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:05 PM
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DPTune has the RX8 listed, but does not mention s1 or s2 or any power #s for the RX8.

The other site had mostly euro and domestic.

Do they have any rotary experience?

Everyone here seems to have an aversion to piggyback. I think the aversion was from people running greddy emanage blue with their turbo kit, which had a lot of short comings for making reliable power. I'm leaning towards FCON IS or EMANAGE Ultimate. They both can have wideband integration, and probably the most cost effective at this point.

If we could dig up enough people on here that know what they're doing, I would be interested in figuring out how to flash our PCM. I used to lurk on openecu/romraider.
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Originally Posted by SlickRick51586 View Post
I think the aversion was from people running greddy emanage blue with their turbo kit, which had a lot of short comings for making reliable power. I'm leaning towards FCON IS or EMANAGE Ultimate. They both can have wideband integration, and probably the most cost effective at this point.
The aversion to piggy backs is primarily because the only truly used and tested options were the microtech, EMBlue, and EMU. All three had some pretty poor design flaws and were very limited in what they can and cannot do.

Not to mention that both Emanage options are flat out nightmares if wired the way instructions recommend, the only proven way to get consistent results from them was custom wiring. None of the three offered the granularity needed to produce an OEM quality or better idle, and that alone should be your first clue to stay away.
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Originally Posted by SlickRick51586 View Post
DPTune has the RX8 listed, but does not mention s1 or s2 or any power #s for the RX8.

The other site had mostly euro and domestic.

Do they have any rotary experience?
DPTune has the software to flash almost all ECU's. Most of their rotary customers are road race guys.

HyperTech has a product avsailable for the '04-'08 RX-8. Nothing currently available for the '09+ RX-8, but they have been willing to work with almost any customer. They would just need a customer car for a few days to develop a tune.

Not saying either of these options are as good as the Cobb AP, but having options is better than none at all.
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It takes time to crack an Ecu, i seriously doubt that dptune and hypertech could do that in "days".
There are some new Haltech pcms that may be made to work with s2 cars, somebody just gotta figure out the wiring to retain some functionalities from the stock pcm.
The Haltechs are cheap but most of them still feature a low 16x16 resolution and no MAF support. Probably no staged intake support either, i didn't check.
Link's g4 looks like another viable option, so is the hks fcon-vpro.
All these options are still inferior to an accessPORT for a street car and about twice the price.
The problem is that nobody is serious enough to spend the right money to do it, ranting about the lack of solutions is easier!
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I downloaded IDA pro...
Need to find some documentation to point me in the right direction, and the time to get anything done.
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Originally Posted by bse50 View Post
It takes time to crack an Ecu, i seriously doubt that dptune and hypertech could do that in "days".
There are some new Haltech pcms that may be made to work with s2 cars, somebody just gotta figure out the wiring to retain some functionalities from the stock pcm.
The Haltechs are cheap but most of them still feature a low 16x16 resolution and no MAF support. Probably no staged intake support either, i didn't check.
Link's g4 looks like another viable option, so is the hks fcon-vpro.
All these options are still inferior to an accessPORT for a street car and about twice the price.
The problem is that nobody is serious enough to spend the right money to do it, ranting about the lack of solutions is easier!

In fact we have had the software cracked for the denso units in both versions of the RX8 for sometime.

If there is anyone that would like to give us a try, I'll be happy to extend a free reflash to one of the forum members so you guys can get more info on our service

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