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#1 Old 09-09-2004, 11:09 PM
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TurboXS UTEC

I just bought my TurboXs UTEC for a really fair price 3days ago and i want to know everything about it and should I install it or should I let a professional do it...(my car is stock) I need help because I dont want to mess my car up and after I install it start having problems with it, check engine lights, etc...
I am really looking foward to it .... thanks
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Depends on your skill level. If you feel confident and can follow directions do it yourself. It is not all that difficult. If you follow the directions you should not have any problems.

You really can't hook it up wrong. Go to turboxs.com and take a look at the install/user manual.
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First thing you should do... READ THE MANUAL!

Second thing you should do... READ THE MANUAL!

Third, if you still need help, let me know. I have installed and tuned more than I can count. It's not that hard to do, but you do need to READ THE MANUAL. I don't help anyone any more until they do it. There is a lot of good information in there, and it's all spelled out very clearly.
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Definately don't pay anybody to install it. Easy 10 minute job. Run the base map first and then once you begin to learn more about the UTEC (By reading the manual), then you can adjust things.
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version??

As I know, earlier versions of UTEC are not compatible with 04 or 05. Make sure you have the right version for your car.
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Do it yourself. Read the manual first. It is NOT a 10 minute job but it is NOT difficult. I had way too many questions but I still got mine in without problem.

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All versions of the UTEC can be used with any year WRX. However, you can't use version 4.1 or 4.2 software with an AT car, and you can't use older versions of the software with a '04 or '05 car. So, basically, if you have an '04-'05 AT, you are out of luck.
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i have an '04 and the UTEC version is 4.2 ... would it work ?
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I red over the manual and it's seems ok if you follow instructions... I still have a few questions ... do I have to remove the stock ECU ??? how is it better to program it, istalled in the car with a laptop or should I connect it to a 9v battery and do it from my PC ??? what are the things that I need to program ???
If you guys could give me a quick steps follow up by order and explain what do I need to program into the UTEC I will really appreciate it. THANKS a lot
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You have to remove it because you need to attach the UTEC to it. But, you still use the factory ECU.

I prefer to put it in the car and use a laptop to program/tune it, but you can use a desktop if you need to. You will have to load whatever map(s) you want to run.

After that you can start your car and go. If it runs fine, you don't have to do anything. You will probably have to set the boost map to suit you however. Their stock maps are really conservative.
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I guess Ill be running stage 1 with the UTEC so what maps should i upload to it???
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The Stage 1 map.
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