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#16 Old 08-21-2013, 03:01 PM
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Hey all i am buying a 13 wrx and I'm planning to mod it if I bought a separate ecu and changed it before tuning could I just switch it back to the original if (knock on wood) something goes south?

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Hey all i am buying a 13 wrx and I'm planning to mod it if I bought a separate ecu and changed it before tuning could I just switch it back to the original if (knock on wood) something goes south?

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Not to be a jerk but did you read through this thread by any chance? I think it has the answers to this. Also you do realize you stated exactly what the OP said?

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So I'm buying a 13 wrx and I'm planning to mod it if I bought a separate ecu and changed it before tunning could I just switch it back to the original if (knock on wood) something goes south?
Yes, should be no problem.


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Yes, should be no problem.


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To the OP. (EDIT): Please take your time and make a informed purchase ie knowledge is power. Personally I would never install mods/upgrades that will effect my warranty. If you MUST have a ems I would look into a Autronic SMC. They are Aussie based and have been around for a long time, I had one for my '92 MR2T, and most likely offer a PnP unit for most Subaru's.

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"Standalone" ECU systems can be cool, but aren't really needed since there are many less costly Flash tuners that are very powerful for this platform.

If the OP decides to tune his ECU the Cobb AccessPORT or similar is probably the most logical choice.


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"Standalone" ECU systems can be cool, but aren't really needed since there are many less costly Flash tuners that are very powerful for this platform.

If the OP decides to tune his ECU the Cobb AccessPORT or similar is probably the most logical choice.
I guess it depends on the owner and their path/funds and ultimate goal, cereal/playa or real.

One question I have had that has never been answered is if these 'flash tuners" allow full manipulation of fuel and timing maps based upon load?
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Yes. The stock ECU is very capable and very flexible. It's just programmed rather generically.
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Didn't notice it pointed out, but having the original ECU to go back to isn't going to help you. Unless you are going to take everything off & go back to factory.
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Didn't notice it pointed out, but having the original ECU to go back to isn't going to help you. Unless you are going to take everything off & go back to factory.
This is a stupid old thread and Andy already pointed that out in post #10.
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