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I need some help here.<p>i have a 01 911 996 tt with just a software upgrade and the car is so much smoother then in stock form.<p>I also want to eliminate the limiter on tourque on my 05 auto transmission.<p>please help guide me,<p>patrick
 

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Re: Ready for tune on 05 v70R which one. (geddyup)

RICA from VIVA or IPD's softloader each has their own strong points and weak points how far are you planning on going with your mods?The IPD tune claims to make the most power under the curve,while Rica produces the most peak power IIRC.IPD requires a laptop and offers datalogging and some diagnostics.Rica doesn't require a laptop to load and unload the tune and will also read codes if I remember right.Both are very highly regarded in the community.
 

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Re: Ready for tune on 05 v70R which one. (geddyup)

it seems like viva is easier to use and cost less.<p>I just hate to go through some snail mail process and I only have desktops
 

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Re: Ready for tune on 05 v70R which one. (geddyup)

If you have desktops than I would do the Rica tune FWIW.Either tune requires that you have the hardware mailed to you after that it's all done online.Sounds like all you have to do is pull the trigger <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">.I've never driven a Rica tuned car myself but all the reviews are <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R broski</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Find a good shop with a awd dyno and do a custom<br>tune. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think this is very difficult to do. None of the dyno shops I've spoken to can tune a Volvo, Subi, Fords, etc, but not Volvo. This would be a very nice option. I went with RICA but sometimes wish I'd ponied up for the IPD tune. I waffle back and forth, both are good. <IMG SRC="http://media.firevortex.net/icons/custom/green/fv-green-bashhead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Ready for tune on 05 v70R which one. (geddyup)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geddyup</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I need some help here.<p>i have a 01 911 996 tt with just a software upgrade and the car is so much smoother then in stock form.<p>I also want to eliminate the limiter on tourque on my 05 auto transmission.<p>please help guide me,<p>patrick</TD></TR></TABLE><p>im on the same boat but without the porsche <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R broski</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Find a good shop with a awd dyno and do a custom<br>tune. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good luck finding someone to tune this car. It's not impossible, but very hard to find.
 

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Re: Ready for tune on 05 v70R which one. (geddyup)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geddyup</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it seems like viva is easier to use and cost less.<p>I just hate to go through some snail mail process and I only have desktops</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No laptop = No IPD softloader. RICA is your choice. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Johnr352,<p>Can you comment on the results of your "re-tune" from RICA following the results of your dyno runs at EFI? I assume that you sent the boost, AFR, fuel?, etc. data to RICA?<p>If your outcome is good, it would be nice to know what data RICA requires in order to produce a "tweaked" tune.<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soupandspoons</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Johnr352,<p>Can you comment on the results of your "re-tune" from RICA following the results of your dyno runs at EFI? I assume that you sent the boost, AFR, fuel?, etc. data to RICA?<p>If your outcome is good, it would be nice to know what data RICA requires in order to produce a "tweaked" tune.<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good question, and I would say it is slightly too soon to tell only in that, with my car anyway, it takes a little bit to acclimate to a revised tune. What I mean is, the preliminary results are sometimes quite different then those 100 miles later. So far so good. In that, so far I am seeing better top end and better boost numbers. Whereas boost peak was in the 16-17 I am now seeing 18-19psi range. We'll see if it "sticks".<p>I user PalmerPerformance data logging, which has about everything I could want except boost. If I had boost (and HP obviously). Rica may not have needed a dyno (though maybe, if to baseline my HP and TQ numbers).<p>I sent them an excel file with the data from the Dyno runs along with my data logging files. The data I captured in my data runs were, MAF readings, ambient numbers, fuel pressure, timing, IAT, short term fuel trim (I'm not exactly sure I know what this is), vs rpm and engine load (the closest to boost I've got). I'm not sure what data they found helpful but thought that more couldn't hurt. <p>I note that RICA has inquired if I were willing (as they understand these aren't free) to do another Dyno run to show the effects of their changes and to (I suppose) tweak further if need be. I sure wish they were closer and, for example, available by phone, or to modify the tune while sitting on the dyno, but I do very much appreciate their help and attention. I'm sure George at VIVA could find out anything else they might need for a custom tune.
 
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