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Anyone familiar with UTEC (Subaru)

Old 10-23-2007, 08:07 PM
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Anyone familiar with the UTEC engine management for Subaru's. I have read up on the subject but not much out there other than the main page. I must just suck at "search" Curious if its is just a REmote conection and all the software is contained in the ECU or is there more needed to tune on UTEC? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:13 AM
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A friend of mine had a wrx and used the utec. I believe it is a piggy back that modifys the signal(s). Check the subie forums too as I have not read on HMT that many if anybody uses this...
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:17 AM
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Its a piggyback but pretty powerful...

Check the NAOSIC forums...but they make them for other makes as well. My friend has one on his nitrous G35
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:57 PM
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a friend of mine (igy) here is running it in his subie. He loves it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:29 PM
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subbie guy at work lives them
swears its safer/more reliable that my crome tune(i know.....*** him)
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:25 PM
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Utec is a great piggy back system, but is it really worth the cost of buying one? No. If you have a '02 up subaru you can just as easily reflash your ecu and for much cheaper than a Utec. Go here...http://openecu.org/index.php?title=Downloads and buy the Tactrix cable here...http://www.tactrix.com/. EcuFlash will allow you to flash different types of subaru's, and I'm currently running it on my fiance's '04 Wrx and my '03 Evo 8. Let me tell you, what a difference a good tune makes.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:32 PM
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ECUFLASH is my weapon of choice!!!!
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:29 AM
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WOW, I wasnt expecting such good reviews. I knew of the other types of reflash, but my buddy wants me to toy with his 02 WRX setup and he already shelled out the cash a long time ago for UTEC. I found some more info and got up to date with the latest software version. I think its pretty foolproof from what I see.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jklaudio
ECUFLASH is my weapon of choice!!!!
Damn straight, fellow Evo owner!
On another note, Utec is still pretty popular with the Subie crowd, mainly for the fact they still have support and development for it...one thing that died off and left Evo owners hanging. Personally I think EcuFlash has tons of options and features, and the options that you think aren't there simply need to be edited in the Xml coding (such as rear o2 sensor disable). For a freeware program it's definately the cat's ***, and the ability it has kinda makes Crome look like the first few releases of TE.
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