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      09-29-2019, 02:53 AM   #837
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I just loaded the stage 2 93 octane map....quick question, can I use 94 octane with the 93 octane map since the gas stations around me don't have 93 octane, I just want to make sure it won't mess up the engine timing or anything like that.
Canadian Chevron 94 octane is almost equivalent to 91 shell. If your vehicle is Canadian spec and you requested 94 octane I made you a map equivalent to a 91 octane map, pumping 93 octane is no problem.

Everyone else if you are on a higher octane map do not ever pump lower octane fuel, switch the map or go to stock.
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      09-29-2019, 03:43 PM   #838
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Canadian Chevron 94 octane is almost equivalent to 91 shell. If your vehicle is Canadian spec and you requested 94 octane I made you a map equivalent to a 91 octane map, pumping 93 octane is no problem.

Everyone else if you are on a higher octane map do not ever pump lower octane fuel, switch the map or go to stock.
Am I better off switching to the 91 octane map and using Shell 91 octane fuel then? or is there a slight performance increase using the Petrol-Canada ultra 94 octane fuel with the Canadian spec 93/91 octane map....I don't want to be wasting money on higher octane fuel if there's no real difference. Thanks for the help.
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      09-29-2019, 03:44 PM   #839
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Canadian Chevron 94 octane is almost equivalent to 91 shell. If your vehicle is Canadian spec and you requested 94 octane I made you a map equivalent to a 91 octane map, pumping 93 octane is no problem.

Everyone else if you are on a higher octane map do not ever pump lower octane fuel, switch the map or go to stock.
Am I better off switching to the 91 octane map and using Shell 91 octane fuel then? or is there a slight performance increase using the Petrol-Canada ultra 94 octane fuel with the Canadian spec 93/91 octane map....I don't want to be wasting money on higher octane fuel if there's no real difference. Thanks for the help.
I'm not a fan of the 94 from chevron
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      10-08-2019, 08:21 AM   #840
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Borla exhaust catless with stage 2 burble tune.. BACKFIRE !!!

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      10-10-2019, 10:01 PM   #841
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hi i am trying to load another one of Alexs tunes and my Ams says its expired, has anyone else experienced this, thank you!!!
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      10-10-2019, 11:09 PM   #842
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hi i am trying to load another one of Alexs tunes and my Ams says its expired, has anyone else experienced this, thank you!!!
Happened to me this weekend. Alex was quick to provide a link to an update:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pe4...P8aAPJwwb/view
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Happened to me this weekend. Alex was quick to provide a link to an update:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pe4...P8aAPJwwb/view
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      10-17-2019, 10:22 AM   #844
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Just got my AA test pipes. I'll be requesting a new file from Alex to upload. Besides Stage 2, what else did you all with Stage 2 request? I'll be running 93 octane.

Is it ok to drive the car home with the Stage 1 tune and then flash the car when I get home or should I just have the garage flash it for me? Thanks.
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      10-17-2019, 04:02 PM   #845
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Does Alex offer a cold start rev limiter protection feature? I already have the stage 2, but I would like to add this feature.
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      10-18-2019, 02:32 AM   #846
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Does Alex offer a cold start rev limiter protection feature? I already have the stage 2, but I would like to add this feature.
It's standard anytime you select cold start delete I lower red line until the oil temp heats up.
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      10-18-2019, 02:35 AM   #847
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Does Alex offer a cold start rev limiter protection feature? I already have the stage 2, but I would like to add this feature.
It's standard anytime you select cold start delete I lower red line until the oil temp heats up.
Can I get the cold start limited protection without deleting the cold start?
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Does Alex offer a cold start rev limiter protection feature? I already have the stage 2, but I would like to add this feature.
It's standard anytime you select cold start delete I lower red line until the oil temp heats up.
Can I get the cold start limited protection without deleting the cold start?
Yes
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      10-19-2019, 09:14 PM   #849
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How can I get updated AMS.exe,getting version expired message on screen?
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How can I get updated AMS.exe,getting version expired message on screen?
See post #842
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      10-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #851
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Hi Alex,

I had my battery changed recently by a local shop and not sure if the ECU was reset. However I found the car isn't as preppy as before when I had your Stage 1. Not sure if it's a psychological thing but is there a way to verify if I still have your Stage 1 tune intact?
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      10-21-2019, 03:11 AM   #852
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Alex,
I recently sent you an email for a new tune (sent to the "files" email address. What's the turn around time? I was hoping to take the car this week to get the test pipes installed and the tune done. Also, how do I set up the time for the GTS DCT flash? Thanks!
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Hi Alex,

I had my battery changed recently by a local shop and not sure if the ECU was reset. However I found the car isn't as preppy as before when I had your Stage 1. Not sure if it's a psychological thing but is there a way to verify if I still have your Stage 1 tune intact?
You can hook up the laptop and reset adaptation... but I think the car is always learning at the beginning after battery change so it always feel a little sluggish, from my experience.
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Alex,
I recently sent you an email for a new tune (sent to the "files" email address. What's the turn around time? I was hoping to take the car this week to get the test pipes installed and the tune done. Also, how do I set up the time for the GTS DCT flash? Thanks!
for DCT flash, you tell him the date and time and DO not be late. have everything set up and ready to go.
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I was running Alpine's stage 2 tune and thought it was great, then I read Alex has a specific tune for the Akra Evo (which I do have) so I requested that and damn I didn't think it'd get any better but it did! noticeable increase in low end torque and cars feels like a different beast now
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Can we request an e85 tune or is that a seperate purchase?
You can add e85 to your tune purchase for $100.
Is anything else needed to leverage the e85 tune, i.e. flex fuel kit? Do you have any whp/wtq numbers for the e85 tune?
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I was running Alpine's stage 2 tune and thought it was great, then I read Alex has a specific tune for the Akra Evo (which I do have) so I requested that and damn I didn't think it'd get any better but it did! noticeable increase in low end torque and cars feels like a different beast now
Where did you read that? I'd love to know if he has other specific tunes.
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Is anything else needed to leverage the e85 tune, i.e. flex fuel kit? Do you have any whp/wtq numbers for the e85 tune?
you don't need a flexfuel kit. the kit that you buy just adjust based on ethanol rating.

alex tune lets you run full e85 without any other modifications.
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