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Cosmo 09-07-2003 03:51 PM

New to UTEC? Read this...
[i]Hope the admins don't mind, but I think this should be sticky..[/i]

It seems like a lot of us have the same questions about the UTEC and it's operation. The guys over at have come up with what I feel is a very good "newbie" UTEC guide...


Check it out. But, just remember this: It sounds complicated, but if you take your time and do things one step at a time it really is pretty simple.

And, anyone that needs any help, feel free to ask. I am in no way an expert, but I have learned quite a few things about the UTEC, and will be glad to help.

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TheRex 09-07-2003 03:54 PM

Re: New to UTEC? Read this...
ahh, tim (the admin of that site) is a great guy and a good buddy of mine. he's very knoweledgable about the wrx. we just did a JDM engine swap in his car not too long ago..

crazyhorse 09-07-2003 03:58 PM

!Thumbs Up

Haha.. thanks Pat. :) Always glad to have people on the site helping others out. That was the whole reason I started it in the first place. Too bad I had to sell my UTec... *saves up pennies to buy replacement* !Cry!

Jimmieson 11-20-2003 05:06 PM

What is the Link for UTEC?

Tut4u2 11-20-2003 06:06 PM


Jmoney007 12-23-2003 01:18 AM

couple of ?'s
first is this correct ... " You want your EGTs to be around 820-850 deg C under WOT. This can change quite a bit for different setups, I'm refering specifically to stage 1 and stage 2"

or... "Removing fuel increases the EGT, and advancing the timing lowers the EGT. You can figure out your own method of getting it exactly right, but that's a good theory to work with...
so advancing the timing lowers the egt but raised the knock,
and retarding the timing raises the egt but lowers the knock,
but raised egt can damage engines and cause knock:confused:
it seems either way your screwed.

why is closed loop better than open loop?

do you want to keep the 60% change over amount, or lower it?

i read somewhere about a system on the utec of
0-10 ecu
10-30 or 40 utec
30-40 -60 ecu
and 60 up utec
it had to do to some sort of lean part with the stock turbo xs maps...
anybody heard of this....?????:confused:
I am getting my a/f gauge and egt as soon as joey buys them for me and ships them.... I really want to get tuning on this , but I need the egt gauge...


Cosmo 12-23-2003 11:10 AM

Well, first of all, all the TurboXS maps I've ever used have run very rich. Espcially their Stage 4. I had to pull a lot of fuel out to keep my car from stalling at idle, and blowing a black smoke screen at WOT.

Closed loop is better than open loop because it is more consistent. Open loop sets your boost by whatever percentage you put in the map. The BCL will operate at that duty cycle no matter how much boost your turbo is making. In closed loop, the BCL operates at whatever percentage it needs to to reach that number.

There is a "happy medium" you can reach with timing, fuel, and boost where your car runs its best with no knock. Unfortunately there is no way to say "just do this". Each car reacts differently. My suggestion would be to start with one of TurboXS's maps and adjust it to suit your needs.

Leave the ECU controlling everything below 60% throttle.

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stang hunter 09-05-2005 08:40 AM

Ok sorry if this has been ask but i cant find it in the formus . I got a utec off ebay used it has someone elses tune on it. It didnt come with the manual but it came with a print out of the instructions that are on turbo xs home page. Can any boby tell me if the instructions are the same as the manual . Also i cant figuar out how to update from 3.2 to 4.2 and downloada stock base map. Any help would be great thanks to all the people here everyone has been a real help in my desire to smoke stangs !Thumbs Up

GZing 01-24-2007 02:55 AM

is it possible to diy UTEC to a impreza ???

nick4592 01-26-2007 03:41 PM

I haven't seen that site in a LLLOOOONGGG TIME (wrxhackers) good info on there

Jonpark 02-12-2007 03:33 PM

DELTA UTEC Includes:

No cutting, splicing or additional sensors required
20 minute, do-it-yourself installation
End-user programmable via PC,PDA with HyperTerminal, and
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Pre-programmed base maps get you started quickly and safely
Base maps for our Staged upgrade packages
Five (5) maps plus “stock mode” selectable with
a flick of the switch
Create custom maps for street gas, race gas, nitrous, or whatever
No need to lug around a laptop just to switch between your program
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Fuel, ignition timing, and boost are programmable in 250rpm
increments up to 9000rpm over 10 load sites
Complete ignition timing control

WReXd 09-20-2008 12:44 AM

umm since this is a sticky I think it should be noted that the link in the original post is dead...

CPT 11-11-2008 03:37 PM

[QUOTE=WReXd;205174]umm since this is a sticky I think it should be noted that the link in the original post is dead...[/QUOTE]

yep, link b dead.

mosc 11-11-2008 04:19 PM

I know the link's dead but this thread still has useful information for people considering the UTEC which is still a great option for those that want to try tuning the car themselves. Also, they're dirt cheap now a days. They were $1000 back when this thread was new but you can pick them up for half the price of the Cobb Accessport now. Less if you don't mind used.

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