– EGR delete
– TGV delete
– 3-port EBCS
– Stock intake/exhaust
– 93 octane
Version: Cobb v2
Car Weight: 1588kg
Driver Weight: 190kg
Total Weight: 1778kg
Im not really sure where to begin as everything about Ed and my tuning experience with XRT has been nothing short of…
Cobb V3 Accessport
XRT Stage 3 Full Speed Density Cobb Tuning
Custom NVS rotated turbo kit.
3in Custom NVS down pipe and cat back to Stromung Y pipe and Quad tip mufflers
Garrett GTX3076R Gen I W/ Tial .63AR Hot side, 4in Anti Surge inlet
4in custom NVS intake with K&N air filter
Custom NVS up pipe
Perrin 3.5in front mount intercooler
PTP Turbo blanket and titanium heat wrapped up and down pipes
Stock exhaust manifold
44mm Tial external waste gate plummed back to exhaust.
EJ257 case halves
Cosworth Stock bore pistons 9.5:1
King rod and main bearings
Killer Bee oil pickup tube and oil baffle
11mm high flow STI oil pump
Stock 2007 OBXT cylinder heads and camshafts
Supertech Sodium Filled Inconel exhaust valves (stock size)
Supertech stainless intake valves (stock size)
Supertech Titanium dual valve springs, seats, and retainers.
Cometic .040mm thickness head gaskets
ARP 625+ headstuds
STI rotated intake manifold
Grimmspeed 3 port EBCS
Stock Map sensor
JDM TGV deletes
Tial vent to atmosphere BOV
IAG Competition AOS
DW300 Fuel pump Hardwired to battery
Stock topfeed fuel rails and FPR
ID1300X fuel injectors
Parallel routed fuel lines
Koyo Radiator and cap
Perrin overflow tank
Optima Red top battery
SPT oil cap and battery tie down
AEM UEGO AFR gauge mounted in AVO dash pod
2006 USDM Spec B full interior swap
2010 LGT rear view mirror
LGT suspension with rear upper and lower control arms
All subframe and rear cradle spacers removed.
2004 Subaru STI Brembo front brake calipers
DBA 4000 T slotted STI front brake rotors.
Stainless steel front and rear brake lines
18X8.5 +44 SSR GTX01 wheels
SSR Aluminum lug nuts
255/40/18 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 tires
XRT ECU Stage 2 Tuning
3″ High-flow catted Invidia downpipe
Q300 Invidia cat-back
AEM high flow fuel pump
AEM air intake panel.
I have been watching Rallying, Grand Touring, Touring and many other sports where named manufactures (BMW, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, just to name a few) never reprogrammed their ECU’s to run those cars for such Motorsports, even when the power is close to stock and I always ask myself what were the reasons why this was done. As I matured in ecuflashing, Instructing in EMS courses and tuning EMS over the years, I came to understand why this is so, even if such technology was tempting, accessible and cost effective.
The Stock/OEM ECU/ECM:
- By design is just enough to support all functions of the stock car
- Cannot log at a high rate. This is needed to capture events for remediation
- Not powerful enough and high storage areas for Advance Engine Strategies and Operations (Antilag, Fuel, Ignition – all inter-related to multiple level mapping, Complex features and operations). Such enhancements comes in the form of FPGA’s implementations, dedicated CPU Processors per functions and the type of Processors used. For additional reading, please visit the following link –
- Do not have enough Inputs/Outputs (I/O’s) for additional functions for a sports car
- Ability to program in the field with new strategies for performance operations and access to new features. That is, changing the core functions of the device itself. Kind of like model versions upgrades all happening with just one devices without internal hardware architecture changes.
For a quick read, please review XRT owned link – EMS/Powertrain review thoughts
If all of the above continues to hold true going into the future (and I do not expect it to change due to production cost of vehicles), why then would I want to reflash the Stock/OEM ECU/ECM and as a tuner, not have the best in tuning for a very efficient and responsive engine?!?
That being said, we focus more on EMS tuning for specific operations and functions for an engine needing that edge in performance and development. The necessary skills, strategies, experience and mental aptitude is so extensive & intensive in this type of tuning and support, that one can achieve the highest goals needed for sports and performance tuning, in relation to the configurations of the car, driver needs and environments.
With such focuses highlighted and discussed above, XRT by its nature and having such backgrounds in these fields (tuning and support), can seriously, precisely and accurately provide reflashing services that is Top Class to none, taking every bit of time to provide the finest tunes in tuning your car, regardless if in Motorsports or every day street driving; especially when it comes to reflashing using Open-Source technology or Cobb Accessport for tuning.
Bringing along those core aptitudes, customers can gain a new experience in tuning support and better operations of their cars. That is, achieving great review in whatever we do when working with the clients. One could accurately say we are customer oriented 🙂
So what do we do?
- Provides the greatest level of known support to clients in the tuning industry- http://xtremeracingtuning.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=670
- Does not distinguish the difference between Local & Remote tuning
- Seek the best possible reviews as much as possible for the finest work in tuning of client cars – http://xtremeracingtuning.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=48
- Provide accurate detailed Diagnostic support throughout the tuning process or XRT Live Group supports
- Very log oriented. That is, clients must log for fine tuning; as much as possible. Logging defines the tune!
- Custom Tune all cars starting from Base-Line tunes to fine tuning. We do not make OTS (Off The Shelf) tunes the final tune.
- Work with the client closely in the optimisation of the tune while fine tuning.
- Encourage and insist greater levels of communication between XRT and clients. This provides the best possible experience in tuning and support.
So…. out of what we do, we just do it better by taking our time, which is reflected in our tunes and support that makes us different to other Tuners and tuning support companies. Logging and communication with our customers defines the outcomes.
Atmospheric Pressure: 1017.3 hPa | IAT: 24C >> 22C
I was referred to XRT by a fellow member (golferdude1087) for a tune for my 5th gen LGT. I contacted Ed and he responded immediately with answers to my questions, helped me get setup with the necessary software, and sent the initial tune. Out of the box, it was a massive awakening for the car. Its the first time this car put that big of a smile on my face and even impressed my friend that drives a tuned 3 series. After a few days of back and forth with logs and tips, we are now on version 3 and it runs great. It pulls hard and smooth throughout the entire range and still gets decent mileage with “spirited” driving. The logger “dyno” numbers say about 275hp/340tq (wheel) compared to the stock 265hp/258tq (crank), a significant increase even if the software isn’t accurate. His tips on things to look for and areas to improve give me confidence that the tune will be safe too. I would definitely recommend an XRT tune to anyone looking for reliable power.
Atmospheric Pressure: 1013.3 hPa | IAT: 26C
Sent: Sunday, 11 June 2017 12:25 PM
Subject: Low end torque
Low end torque is much improved, to the point that small maneuvers like passing or cornering can be done without getting into boost. Accelerating from low rpm’s is also better, letting you stay in gear when you’d normally have to downshift.
Subaru Tuning that affects the Torque Management Operations & Performance of the Engine by Xtreme Racing Tuning (XRT)
XRT continue to MASTER the Operations and Performance of the transmission (5MT, 6MT, 4EAT, 5EAT, CVT) delivery of TORQUE & POWER to the ground in any models utilising the 32bit ECU (Legacy, Impreza WRX & STI, XV, Crosstek, etc). This is seen through tuning, customer feedback and REAL results based and posted all over the internet, including here on XRT.
Addition reviews are here for Auto Transmissions:
Torque Management are already patched in those tuning!
- Subaru CVT Tuning by Xtreme Racing Tuning (XRT)
- Subaru Tuning that affects 5EAT Operations & Performance
- Subaru Tuning that affects 4EAT Operations & Performance
Generally, the following are expected when tuned (The Transmission Computer is not tuned in the Automatic cars):
- Quicker shifting
- Firmer shifting
- Appropriate gear selection for less labouring or load on the engine
- Less ping/knocking due to the transmission wanting to be in high gear all the time.
- Less pedal moving to make the transmission shifting
- Better fuel mileage
- Easy over-taking and maneuvering due to quicker acceleration due to the above points
Please remember that even Manual Transmission models are affected and are able to accelerate and spin tires easily and freely. Please disable Traction Control.