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When you have the Tactrix openport 2, you buy the subaruEdit software, use it to get an ECU ROM dump and send that to the software creator (epifan) for him to make an editable ROM for you. You will need the personal edition software, not the lite version. He will need your VIN etc for software registration.

Getting rid of rev hang is great. Getting a personalized tune is even better.

Yes there are gains to be had even with an unmodified car. That doesn't necessarily mean peak output at peak rpm. Useable power band improvement is also important.
 

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I looked at some of the eBay listings for the Tactrix openport 2. Some said they came with adapters for Subaru and Mitsubishi. No adapters are needed for us. The openport 2 connects directly to the standard OBDII port near the hood release latch, and then a USB cable (mini, not micro) is used to connect it to a laptop. For mine, I bought an OBDII extension cable so it could sit by my laptop on the passenger seat for data logging while driving. Not necessary, just seemed like a good idea to me so I didn't kick it.
 

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When you have the Tactrix openport 2, you buy the subaruEdit software, use it to get an ECU ROM dump and send that to the software creator (epiphan) for him to make an editable ROM for you. You will need the personal edition software, not the lite version. He will need your VIN etc for software registration.

Getting rid of rev hang is great. Getting a personalized tune is even better.

Yes there are gains to be had even with an unmodified car. That doesn't necessarily mean peak output at peak rpm. Useable power band improvement is also important.
Thank you! Not at all how I thought the subaruEdit software works. It's good to know. I'm excited for the Tactrix to arrive. Hopefully next weekend I can be rev hang free. (y)
 

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sedrubaru, I just went through that exact process, it's not bad, a little back in forth with the registration for the software, but Mike is awesome, very clear, concise, step by step instruction. I'm still working with him after eight revisions, and what a day/night difference, power band starts much lower in the rpms, and is smooth all the way up, considerably quicker than without the tune, and he also lowered my cold start idle down to 1100, so much nicer. Don't expect turbo power from this, it's definitely not that, but it is much better, and feels like it should, it's fun to drive now.
 

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sedrubaru, I just went through that exact process, it's not bad, a little back in forth with the registration for the software, but Mike is awesome, very clear, concise, step by step instruction. I'm still working with him after eight revisions, and what a day/night difference, power band starts much lower in the rpms, and is smooth all the way up, considerably quicker than without the tune, and he also lowered my cold start idle down to 1100, so much nicer. Don't expect turbo power from this, it's definitely not that, but it is much better, and feels like it should, it's fun to drive now.
That's great to hear! Thanks for sharing your experience with him. That's pretty much what I'm looking for. I can live without a 'fast' car but these cars I feel would be a giant step up if they were just a little bit more bit quicker.
 

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A couple of questions. First, can I get this tune from Mike even if I'm in Canada?

And second, I'm assuming this will void my dealership warranty ?
 

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Being in Canada won't stop Mike from working with you.

My dealership knows I have a tune. I had to put my original, unlocked tune back on my car so they could put the 'ignition recall' tune on my car. I then gave that recall tune to Mike so he had a new base tune to work with for my car. Having a tune doesn't automatically void the warranty, but it could be a consideration if they have to do warranty work specially on the engine, depending on what is wrong with the engine To me, I'm willing to accept that trade-off because getting rid of the rev hang allows me to save wear on my clutch. I'm now in control of the engine speed and can do normal engagement without excessive rub.
 
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