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Old 06-25-2019, 11:26 AM
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Bump!!!
Some events are approaching. Take note ya'll.
PCA cars & coffee at Labriola in Oakbrook Saturday at 9:00 AM, and there is usually a good turnout for that one.

What else interesting is happening this weekend in Chicagoland?
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Old 06-25-2019, 11:52 AM
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PCA cars & coffee at Labriola in Oakbrook Saturday at 9:00 AM, and there is usually a good turnout for that one.

What else interesting is happening this weekend in Chicagoland?
Yup. Labriola is a good time. I'll be there early, eating my sandwich.

Unsure of other events this weekend. Weather does look nice!
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:53 PM
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BUMP!!!

Porsche and Pasteries at Labriola Oakbrook tomorrow. Hope to see some members there!
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Porsche and Pasteries at Labriola Oakbrook tomorrow. Hope to see some members there!
Weather looks good! See y'all there...
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Just posting this here because I know a few of you have the base engine in your Carreras and Carrera Ts.
What do you guys think of the $900 VR tune? And it can come with a $200 Bluetooth option. it sure sure is a major power improvement, and it sure would be nice not to have to crack the factory ECU, and to do a major tune and leave no tracks...
https://www.vividracing.com/tuned-ec...151554991.html
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Just posting this here because I know a few of you can't the base engine in your Carreras and Carrera Ts.
What do you guys think of the $900 VR tune? And it comes with a $200 Bluetooth option. it sure sure is a Mayor power improvement, and it sure would be nice not to have to crack the factory ECU, and to do a major tune and leave no tracks...
https://www.vividracing.com/tuned-ec...151554991.html
Ive run a couple piggy backs on bmw and mb. Not a fan of the power delivery and driveability. I think it adds lag and can make the automatic shift wonky. Nothing beats a proper flash in my experience
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Originally Posted by PCA1983 View Post
Just posting this here because I know a few of you can't the base engine in your Carreras and Carrera Ts.
What do you guys think of the $900 VR tune? And it comes with a $200 Bluetooth option. it sure sure is a Mayor power improvement, and it sure would be nice not to have to crack the factory ECU, and to do a major tune and leave no tracks...
https://www.vividracing.com/tuned-ec...151554991.html
A guy installed this on BoostAddicts way back.

He got roughly 30-35whp I believe. The AFRs were kinda off though, however I think the dyno operator had incorrect setup.

Generally speaking, piggyback tunes are pretty mild compared to the flash tunes. This one is a 3 channel (boost through the TMAP, fueling through fuel rail pressure sensor, and I think the throttle body though I'm unsure about the latter).
The unit basically goes in-between the sensor output and the DME input, stepping down the voltage being inputted into the DME to think it needs more fuel/boost. DME in reaction increases the allowed limits, intern improving power output. Neat thing is that the DME is still reading factory values, so no really anomalies are logged...

That said, I'd avoid the VR tuned unit for a couple reasons:

1.) Piggy backs generally aren't as refined feeling as a flash tune. The 92A platform seems to have an ECU and nannies which are quite intrusive. This combination probably wouldn't achieve the smoothest performance gain, and would eat into the refinement of the car.

2.) It's a pain in the *** to install. Basically have to take apart the entire intake and intercooler plumbing to get to the sensors. At that point, it's easier to just remove the DME and get it unlocked. Piggy back might help with warranty preservation, however removing it overtime you take the car in will be a pain in the ***.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:08 AM
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Spoken like a true engineer and gentleman. Maybe not the second part, lmao. I agree completely
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Look at Cobb, I had it installed recently and ran into some issues, however I'm not entirely sure if I'm allowed to reveal it or not, but lets just say they will soon be rolling out a service that addresses mods and each cars specific reaction to the OTS tune individually.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:29 PM
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Nice day and driving yesterday gents!

I'll update the top post with more events shortly.


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Had a good time at the Potter's picnic today. Really hot though...
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Had a good time at the Potter's picnic today. Really hot though...
It was fun. And hot! Had to leave a bit early. Just went out to the garage fridge, and it is 96 in there, on the East side of the house. Hot!
Hot again tomorrow for the Napleton customer appreciation day at Autobahn CC, too.
It seems we are stuck in this pattern till tropical storm Barry is fully dissipated and totally gone from the National weather map.
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