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Tuning Alliance 09-27-2012 08:30 PM

Accessport & Open source Remote Tuning Available
 
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Tuning Alliance has long provided several forms of remote tuning. Available for a variety of fuels like 91acn, 91, 93, and even race gas. Our ignition and fuel maps have been developed row by row, testing the entire rpm and load range on a chassis dyno. This has yielded the basis for completely custom maps, that have a uniquely smooth feel along with increased power throughout the rpm range.

Most tuners simply take the factory map and edit the high load tables. They have not had vast amounts of time to tweak and test every cell in the map. Thus only the increasing power in full boost situations(high load). The low and medium load parameters are not fully optimized. Considering your primarily driving in low to medium load all the time (unless your a racecar driver) you may wants these areas optimized.

This is why customers report increased smoothness, power, and even MPG.

"I flashed your map this morning and WoW. I could feel the slight differences, it's hard to pinpoint exactly what but the car ran A LOT smoother."

"Have been driving the car for a few days with the new tune. First thing I notice was the engine runs much smoother than the cobb tune. Throttle reponse is more natural than the cobb. I've been getting better gas milage so far as well. "


The two basic types of remote tuning are custom mapping and e-tuning.

Custom maps are for stock to moderately modified cars. Including changes to the intake, exhaust, and intercooler.

E-tunes are for moderate to heavily modified cars. Including larger turbochargers, altered fuel systems, and aftermarket boost control systems.


Not only do we provide quality maps and tunes, but there are other benefits of running a TA map. Continual support, trouble shooting, and discounted map updates to name a few. After a map is installed logging is encouraged to insure everything is responding as expected. TA will edit the map or advise of potential mechanical issues, until the car is running 100%. The same goes for E-tunes, there is no limit on the amount of revisions. If you buy the map in the summer time and want to have your logs checked in the coldest months of winter. Your logs will be reviewed and revised if needed with no additional charge. If new tables are defined that provide a safer, more reliable tune, your map will be updated at no charge.
Our map update program is intended for existing customers who have made minor changes to there car or have moved to new locations with different fuels or altitudes. These maps will be revised for a fee of $50.

Current pricing for Cobb Accesport tuning (Subaru's Only):
Custom Maps $120
E-tunes $200
Map Updates $50. (Pre 2013 customers $30)

Open source Tuning (Subaru's only):
Custom Maps $200
E-tunes $250

*Prices subject to change please check www.tuningalliance.com for most current pricing*


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BMA44 10-02-2012 02:48 PM

pm sent!

Tuning Alliance 10-02-2012 04:21 PM

Responded Thanks!

BMA44 10-04-2012 06:48 AM

mike, thank you for getting me the base map and revision so quickly. this is a really smooth map compared to the OTS stage 1 93 octane. on the way to work this morning, the car was consistently boosting in the high 16's low 17's!! very happy with this tune.

i highly recommend mike and TA for an affordable custom map with excellent customer service!


*****update***** the engine has had some time to dial in the map. all I can say is WOW. throttle response is MUCH better and i'm consistantly boosting in the mid 17's with a high of 17.8. really happy with this stage 1 tune.

Tuning Alliance 10-10-2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BMA44 (Post 4099510)
mike, thank you for getting me the base map and revision so quickly. this is a really smooth map compared to the OTS stage 1 93 octane. on the way to work this morning, the car was consistently boosting in the high 16's low 17's!! very happy with this tune.

i highly recommend mike and TA for an affordable custom map with excellent customer service!


*****update***** the engine has had some time to dial in the map. all I can say is WOW. throttle response is MUCH better and i'm consistantly boosting in the mid 17's with a high of 17.8. really happy with this stage 1 tune.


:):):)

Tuning Alliance 10-10-2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by BMA44 (Post 4099510)
mike, thank you for getting me the base map and revision so quickly. this is a really smooth map compared to the OTS stage 1 93 octane. on the way to work this morning, the car was consistently boosting in the high 16's low 17's!! very happy with this tune.

i highly recommend mike and TA for an affordable custom map with excellent customer service!


*****update***** the engine has had some time to dial in the map. all I can say is WOW. throttle response is MUCH better and i'm consistantly boosting in the mid 17's with a high of 17.8. really happy with this stage 1 tune.


Rester5350 10-10-2012 07:26 PM

Hey Mike, thanks for taking care of my question tonight. I could not be happier with my tune, boost comes on smooth and strong! I will fix my little leak tomorrow and get some more logs to you.
Josh

hadvw 11-14-2012 04:29 PM

Just curious - for an e-tune with bnr16g, dw650s, walbro, partially gutted stock pipes, do you need a wb02 for tuning?

Tuning Alliance 11-14-2012 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by hadvw (Post 4159125)
Just curious - for an e-tune with bnr16g, dw650s, walbro, partially gutted stock pipes, do you need a wb02 for tuning?

It is not required, but it will certainly help and yield a higher quality tune.

BigInALegacy 12-16-2012 08:25 AM

Long time member who's since moved on to the STi crowd. Just wanted to talk about my experience and sing my praises for Mike/Tuning Alliance's maps.

Mike's been tuning my 2 cars for over 5 years now. I bought a 2008 LGT (auttomagic) fresh off the trucks, which after a brief break-in period I obviously felt the need to mod out. Having heard great things about TA and also with his location being close to me in MA, it was an easy choice.

Got the Cobb AP and got a Stage 1 E-tune from Mike. That ran great for a while, car was much smoother than stock. Power delivery was right, no "dip", car was overall more fun to drive. Stayed there for about 12-18 months, then jumped to stage 2 with a gutted DP and perrin CBE. Appx 25-30k miles going to Stage 2.

Clearly Stage 2 was night and day. Car ran awesome and was a hell of a lot more fun to drive. I was able to go see Mike at his shop, and we did some road tuning sessions to get my stage 2 tune right rather than sending back and forth logs. He took the time to jump in my car and take care of it, something I hadn't expected so that was awesome. Going through each stage also gave me an appreciation for the gains given by each. I drove that at stage 2 until about 60k miles, and then got the urge to go car shopping.

Ran into a 2010 STi Special edition that someone had cancelled their order on. Got a good trade in on the LGT, and stripped it down before sending it for trade for my new STi. Upon purchase, the butt-dyno would say that the LGT with Stage 2 was faster than the STi stock, despite the LGT being an auto. I knew the Cobb AP would transfer right over, so I was pumped to see the gains I could get from the STi.

Emailed Mike up quickly, he remembered me and told me he'd hook me up on a Stage 1 E-map for the new car. Instantly my new baby was faster than out of the gate: quicker, more responsive, better power delivery than stock. It's amazing how much Subaru leaves on the table/Mike can squeeze out.

Much like the LGT, Stage 1 served its purpose for a while and it was time for the next thing. Threw a new HF catted DP on the STi and got Mike to send me a new map for Stage 2. STi with Stage 2 is like a bat out of hell. Easily one of the fastest cars I have personally ever driven. Even had some trouble with the AP loading the new map, and Mike was able to kindly point me through my PEBKAC problem over IM (thx Mike!). There was a day or so I couldn't load the TA map, that I ran the Cobb OTS Stage 2. Putting Mike's map on was night and day to the Cobb, whereas the Cobb felt very noticeable but conservative, Mike's felt engaging and powerful.

Mike has been very responsive to emails, IM's and otherwise helpful during the 5+ years tuning my 2 Subaru's. I've had several map revisions, multiple cars, and multiple other run-ins with Mike and they have all been great. Never had any issues with the LGT with about 60k worth of his tunes on it, and the STi is running strong at 30k+ at Stage 2 now (~20k at Stage 1).

Living in fairly close proximity and knowing his familiarity with Subaru vehicles, I even called upon Mike to do my 30k service and some other work on the LGT when I had it! He changed all the fluids (tranny, gear, coolant, brake fluid) swapped in good synthetics which he had procured for me at a very reasonable price, and lastly through on some Hawk pads all around. Having Mike do the work with all sythetic fluids, plus a brake pad install, was still cheaper than my dealer wanted. As I mentioned the car ran for another 30k before I traded it, and I actually know the guy who bought it from that dealer who is still driving it without issues.

I would HIGHLY recommend Tuning Alliance maps for anyone looking for an economical, safe, and powerful tune from a trusted Subaru guy. Product is stellar, and is only outmatched by the customer service Mike provides. I've sent a couple people to TA since who have been happy as well.

Once I payoff the STi in < 2 yrs we're buying another family car (XV Crosstrek maybe), at which point the STi will likely get a bigger turbo and bigger makeover. We'll be in touch, Mike! :)

-Chris

Umass94 12-16-2012 09:26 AM

Lazy subscribe, I need a tune in January.

BMA44 01-13-2013 10:35 AM

Just Pm'd ya mike!

chimaira4deth 01-21-2013 08:28 PM

i'll be in touch soon.
stage anxious

Tuning Alliance 03-11-2013 06:25 PM

Thanks guys. I'm here to help.

hadvw 04-14-2013 08:08 PM

Just wanted to say, I'm in the process of getting an open source tune with Mike, and he has been responsive, courteous and very knowledgeable about my questions. Very satisfied so far. I needed someone to do this via email, since I don't have time to take a whole day off and drive 3+ hours to get tuned. He has worked with my schedule, and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Tuning Alliance 04-20-2013 05:45 PM

Hope everyone is doing well!

ChromeDome Al 05-23-2013 03:48 PM

I just left you a voicemail a half hour ago, but thought I'd try you online for other people's knowledge as well.

I have an '07 Outback XT that I just bought a downpipe for. I stumbled across your name and I've heard good things about your tunes, Mike. I assume the '05 - '09 OBXT's are much the same as tuning for the '05 - '09 LGT's? I have a Tactrix coming in the mail by Wednesday, then I'll be ready to rock and roll. Could you help a brother out in MT?

Tuning Alliance 05-23-2013 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ChromeDome Al (Post 4443269)
I just left you a voicemail a half hour ago, but thought I'd try you online for other people's knowledge as well.

I have an '07 Outback XT that I just bought a downpipe for. I stumbled across your name and I've heard good things about your tunes, Mike. I assume the '05 - '09 OBXT's are much the same as tuning for the '05 - '09 LGT's? I have a Tactrix coming in the mail by Wednesday, then I'll be ready to rock and roll. Could you help a brother out in MT?

Yes, obxt is no problem. You'll just have to read your rom and email it to me. Pm me if you have any other questions. I won't be available via phone until tomorrow.

Rester5350 05-23-2013 09:13 PM

Mike did an awesome stage 2 tune for my 06 Obxt:wub:

ChromeDome Al 05-23-2013 10:03 PM

Mike, I'm a noob. (Or a Scoobie Noobie, if you will.) WTF is a rom?

Thankfully, I will have my own personal IT guy with me (who happens to have the Tactrix cable, used for his '08 WRX) to make sure I don't flub up too bad. I really would rather not *BRICK* my ECU. So maybe I'm asking too many questions too soon, especially since I just learned he had to buy a new cable and it won't arrive until next Wednesday.

I'll have to give you a jingle. I just have too many questions and I'm tired of looking at a computer for the day. I'll call you tomorrow at some point, Mike. Thanks!

Tuning Alliance 05-24-2013 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ChromeDome Al (Post 4443704)
Mike, I'm a noob. (Or a Scoobie Noobie, if you will.) WTF is a rom?

Thankfully, I will have my own personal IT guy with me (who happens to have the Tactrix cable, used for his '08 WRX) to make sure I don't flub up too bad. I really would rather not *BRICK* my ECU. So maybe I'm asking too many questions too soon, especially since I just learned he had to buy a new cable and it won't arrive until next Wednesday.

I'll have to give you a jingle. I just have too many questions and I'm tired of looking at a computer for the day. I'll call you tomorrow at some point, Mike. Thanks!

Rom means read only memory, its basically the map off your ecu. I will be in an area with little service later today, so if we don't get to talk ill call you sat or sun.

chimaira4deth 05-24-2013 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by chimaira4deth (Post 4256354)
i'll be in touch soon.
stage anxious

I'm getting very close to getting this done, probably within a week or so.

I'm also on the Cobb AP V1, no problem with that right? (From what I've read)

After the exhaust upgrade, I believe I'm in the Boost creep phase..
Lemme know if I should upgrade ebcs before tune? Or correct it without?
I want that creep out of here

Tuning Alliance 05-24-2013 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by chimaira4deth (Post 4443907)
I'm getting very close to getting this done, probably within a week or so.

I'm also on the Cobb AP V1, no problem with that right? (From what I've read)

After the exhaust upgrade, I believe I'm in the Boost creep phase..
Lemme know if I should upgrade ebcs before tune? Or correct it without?
I want that creep out of here

AP v1 is a problem I can no longer tune them. You probably hitting a bit too much boost, hard to say without more info.

chimaira4deth 05-24-2013 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Tuning Alliance (Post 4443922)
AP v1 is a problem I can no longer tune them..

Oh no...


My wife gone be pissed lol
gotta spend more money now..

I got the go ahead to spend $75

Max Capacity 05-24-2013 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Tuning Alliance (Post 4398568)
Hope everyone is doing well!

Oh Yea, doing well. :)

I guess by now Niko_lgt has been in touch with you. He and I have been busy on the PM side of the forum.

I haven't met him but he sounds like someone who is willing to listen and do it right the first time.

He doesn't have the mechanical ability to work on the car himself, so he's contacted my trusted mechanic who will be doing the install for him.

fireman2101 06-03-2013 09:32 PM

Got my custom map last week and have been impressed with the change. So much smoother and is well worth the cost. Bump for a great transaction.

xt2005bonbon 06-19-2013 10:04 AM

I just got my heads refreshed a 1000 miles ago. Car appears to run well (checked LV). I will pm you to receive instructions to get ready for a stage 1 etune.

Tuning Alliance 07-17-2013 04:58 PM

bump

chimaira4deth 07-17-2013 09:59 PM

You dabble with Meth?

Tuning Alliance 07-18-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by chimaira4deth (Post 4508213)
You dabble with Meth?

I've tuned many meth setups. =)

Tuning Alliance 07-31-2013 04:02 PM

Dyno, street, and WB02 street tunes available!

Heytiggr 08-28-2013 02:39 PM

Hi There, I am a simple enthusiast;I enjoy the car as it is mostly. I have done some suspension work and some other minor things but I am not going for big power or all sorts of upgrades. The only change I have made underhood is the installation of a K&N Typhoon intake. I got an E tune (using my AP V2) from another vendor and at first it seemed smooth and strong and I was happy. However, that famous stutter/hesitate thing at mid-2000 RPMs when accelerating kinda easy keeps rearing its ugly head. Can your tune make this annoying thing go away for good? I love my Legacy GT - except for that one thing.

Tuning Alliance 08-29-2013 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Heytiggr (Post 4562516)
Hi There, I am a simple enthusiast;I enjoy the car as it is mostly. I have done some suspension work and some other minor things but I am not going for big power or all sorts of upgrades. The only change I have made underhood is the installation of a K&N Typhoon intake. I got an E tune (using my AP V2) from another vendor and at first it seemed smooth and strong and I was happy. However, that famous stutter/hesitate thing at mid-2000 RPMs when accelerating kinda easy keeps rearing its ugly head. Can your tune make this annoying thing go away for good? I love my Legacy GT - except for that one thing.

Well its not usually as easy as just reflashing a map. You will need to log some data to see what the car is learning, as it frequently results from a learned value.

More often this can be caused by a small leak which then results in strange learned fueling and ignition. So first I would boost leak test it, and give the ecu a reset. Then take it from there with tuning support.

Heytiggr 08-30-2013 02:16 PM

OK - that makes sense. Or I gues it makes sense since most of this is outside of what I have any experience with. Tuning and logging are new to me (old school mechanic). SO I need to learn how to log data first it sounds lie - or find a shop to help me with it - including the boost leak test, which is also outside of my experience.

Tuning Alliance 08-30-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Heytiggr (Post 4565568)
OK - that makes sense. Or I gues it makes sense since most of this is outside of what I have any experience with. Tuning and logging are new to me (old school mechanic). SO I need to learn how to log data first it sounds lie - or find a shop to help me with it - including the boost leak test, which is also outside of my experience.


How to boost leak test and other info.
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ne-210369.html





How to log.

chimaira4deth 08-30-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Heytiggr (Post 4565568)
OK - that makes sense. Or I gues it makes sense since most of this is outside of what I have any experience with. Tuning and logging are new to me (old school mechanic). SO I need to learn how to log data first it sounds lie - or find a shop to help me with it - including the boost leak test, which is also outside of my experience.

Try cleaning the black gunk off the mass air flow sensor bulb, in the intake stream by the filter box.
worked for me. Same kind of symptoms.

And TA, I'm having problems with my laptop at the moment.
Ive tried everything to get the rom from my car but I'm failing miserably.

Its simply not detecting my car.
I'm gonna try another laptop. Bit only time will tell when I can borrow a friends..

Tuning Alliance 12-02-2013 03:42 PM

bump

dcgt05 12-02-2013 07:18 PM

New Subie owner here and totally new to tuning so would very much appreciate a description of, or link to, "Tuning for Complete Noobs".

I have a 2005 Legacy GT 5MT with 9,000 miles. Yes, you read that right, not a typo. Bought it a month ago with 5,400 miles on it. Because of the low mileage I was able to buy it certified pre-owned from a dealer and get a warranty with it. I mention this because it has been recommended to me as "baby steps to improving performance" to upgrade the up-pipe and tune the car. But if the up-pipe mod voids the warranty then I'm going to skip it until the warranty runs out. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that leaves me with just tuning the car for now - fine by me. I like baby steps.

I can take it to a local tune shop and pay $450 but my friend suggested I simply do it myself. I would rather pay to have things done right but if I can pay less to do things myself with the same result and not risk screwing anything up and learn something along the way, all the better. All that being said, for my stock wagon, what all do I need to tune the car? Is this something I can safely do myself with profiles from TA? Where can I start learning about this stuff so I don't fly blindly into this venture? Am I risking doing anything to the cat in the up-pipe that might send damaging pieces into the turbo (I've read a bit about this)?

Thanks for any and all info!

xt2005bonbon 12-03-2013 02:03 AM

TA will guide you on how to tune and log your car. You may want to get acquainted with this thread first: HERE

And how the heck did you get a 2005 LGT with such a LOW mileage? Please do tell :).

dcgt05 12-03-2013 08:23 AM

Thanks for the link! As to how I got the car with such low mileage, pure random luck. Had test driven the same model with 87K miles from a private seller just 45 mins. from home and scheduled an appointment with a mechanic to insure everything was ok before buying it. Car was a little worn aesthetically (after 8 years that's understandable) but the drive felt good so I was all set to buy it. Two days before the appointment I was just screwing around online not even looking for another car when a brand new Ohio dealer listing popped up on AutoTrader for the exact same car but 5,400 miles and asking only $3K more than the private seller. I thought it was a typo but set my alarm for 5:45am, 15 mins. before the dealership opened, and called right away. Lucky me I got a saleswoman just before she stepped into a meeting and that's pretty much it.


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