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      10-10-2020, 01:19 PM   #199
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Has anyone in Cali smogged with this tune for primary catless and secondary cats still in?
Does it pass with the stock X-Pipe in place? Or do you need to flash back to stock?
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This still going Alex?
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      10-12-2020, 07:16 PM   #201
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Paid, thanks again Alex!
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      10-13-2020, 01:47 AM   #202
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Ordered this arvo, thanks Alex!
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Paid! Can't wait to try the GTS DCT and motor tune together!
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Paid! Can't wait to try the GTS DCT and motor tune together!
Ditto, added the GTS DCT to my order as well.
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      10-13-2020, 11:07 AM   #205
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Group buy is closed guys! Thank you everyone!
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Ditto, added the GTS DCT to my order as well.
I keep staring at my order hoping it shows up faster. I might be more excited about the GTS tune than the motor tune!
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Group buy is closed guys! Thank you everyone!
Hey Alex, any chance you could sneak in another with this group?
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I keep staring at my order hoping it shows up faster. I might be more excited about the GTS tune than the motor tune!
Haha, my tracking shows arrival on Monday!
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Haha, my tracking shows arrival on Monday!
I should see mine today and have a dyno session set up for Tuesday to get some before and after results!
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just got the cable today and waiting on the map file. can't wait!
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      10-15-2020, 04:12 PM   #212
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Dang! I JUST missed this... Needing a GTS trans flash soon
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Tuned the car stage 1 last night...and the difference is definitely there!

really only took 20 minutes or so and was super simple

Thanks to Alex for the insight and help

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      10-23-2020, 12:43 PM   #214
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So finally got around to flashing my first maps/tunes from Alex.

Alex gives you a limit of 2 map requests per week so for my first request I asked for:

Map 1
91 Octane Stage 2
Cold start delete
Servotronics
Top speed limit removal
Launch control
Redline increase to 8600

Map 2
94 Octane Stage 2
Cold Start Delete
Servotronics
Tops speed limit removal
Launch control
Redline increase to 8600
Burples

Initial impressions, very impressed overall. Really noticeably smooths out the power band. Feels like a much more refined delivery of power. What I noticed right away, is the improved throttle mapping. Power mode truly feels like a power mode now. When off, it feels much less lazy than before. Still a subdued setting, but actually useable. I always left my power mode on previously, whereas now, I think Iíll actually make use of that button.

Havenít tried the manual transmission launch control yet. Could someone explain how this works?

The install process was fairly easy and straightforward. Iím someone who doesnít have any coding experience so the idea of plugging my computer into the car was a bit daunting tbh. However, the instructions to install the flash software are easy to follow. No hiccups. After doing it the first time, I was confident to flash another map easily in a few minutes. Should be handy when on a road trip/away from the city and find myself having to use lower octane (91).

The 94 map feels very nearly identical to the 91 map. The butt dyno canít feel a significant difference between the two. Mayyybe the very top of the power band but can't say for sure without trying on a dyno.

I also tried the burble tune with the 94 map out of curiousity. From watching other videos in this thread, I thought it would be fun and not overly obnoxious. It is pretty fun, ngl. Especially with my girlfriend in the car who HATES any attention . My favourite part is the way itís controllable with the 6spd. It makes for some fun upshift pop or pops depending on how high you rev and how slow you shift while giving some throttle. Overrun burples from 7k are pretty obnoxious though. I thought it would be more subtle as I still have secondaries/stock xpipe but itís not I canít imagine how ridiculous it would be straight pipe. There are no burbles below 4K, at least with my exhaust set up. So driving around the city more calmly, I forget itís there. I think now that Iíve tried it, I will just go back to a regular 94 map. Maybe Iíll miss the sounds, but I doubt it tbh. The S65 doesnít need them to sound good imo!

I have found a certain aspect of the tune a bit conflicting. Despite the car definitely feeling smoother, more refined, and (not really noticeable but Iíd assume) faster, I feel like the car has lost a bit of the crazy character/soul. I read on another thread, someone described it as no longer having the Ďhair-on-fireí feeling to it. It certainly isnít less dramatic, but it does feel less like a bull bucking you and instead more like a horse youíre spurring on. Much of that feeling could be due to the throttle mapping being much smoother.

Overall, super happy! Thanks Alex! Second batch of map requests coming
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So finally got around to flashing my first maps/tunes from Alex.

Alex gives you a limit of 2 map requests per week so for my first request I asked for:

Map 1
91 Octane Stage 2
Cold start delete
Servotronics
Top speed limit removal
Launch control
Redline increase to 8600

Map 2
94 Octane Stage 2
Cold Start Delete
Servotronics
Tops speed limit removal
Launch control
Redline increase to 8600
Burples

Initial impressions, very impressed overall. Really noticeably smooths out the power band. Feels like a much more refined delivery of power. What I noticed right away, is the improved throttle mapping. Power mode truly feels like a power mode now. When off, it feels much less lazy than before. Still a subdued setting, but actually useable. I always left my power mode on previously, whereas now, I think I'll actually make use of that button.

Haven't tried the manual transmission launch control yet. Could someone explain how this works?

The install process was fairly easy and straightforward. I'm someone who doesn't have any coding experience so the idea of plugging my computer into the car was a bit daunting tbh. However, the instructions to install the flash software are easy to follow. No hiccups. After doing it the first time, I was confident to flash another map easily in a few minutes. Should be handy when on a road trip/away from the city and find myself having to use lower octane (91).

The 94 map feels very nearly identical to the 91 map. The butt dyno can't feel a significant difference between the two. Mayyybe the very top of the power band but can't say for sure without trying on a dyno.

I also tried the burble tune with the 94 map out of curiousity. From watching other videos in this thread, I thought it would be fun and not overly obnoxious. It is pretty fun, ngl. Especially with my girlfriend in the car who HATES any attention . My favourite part is the way it's controllable with the 6spd. It makes for some fun upshift pop or pops depending on how high you rev and how slow you shift while giving some throttle. Overrun burples from 7k are pretty obnoxious though. I thought it would be more subtle as I still have secondaries/stock xpipe but it's not I can't imagine how ridiculous it would be straight pipe. There are no burbles below 4K, at least with my exhaust set up. So driving around the city more calmly, I forget it's there. I think now that I've tried it, I will just go back to a regular 94 map. Maybe I'll miss the sounds, but I doubt it tbh. The S65 doesn't need them to sound good imo!

I have found a certain aspect of the tune a bit conflicting. Despite the car definitely feeling smoother, more refined, and (not really noticeable but I'd assume) faster, I feel like the car has lost a bit of the crazy character/soul. I read on another thread, someone described it as no longer having the 'hair-on-fire' feeling to it. It certainly isn't less dramatic, but it does feel less like a bull bucking you and instead more like a horse you're spurring on. Much of that feeling could be due to the throttle mapping being much smoother.

Overall, super happy! Thanks Alex! Second batch of map requests coming
Launch control = 3500 rpm rev limit when at 0mph. Simple as that. Idea is you can press the gas and hold it at the 3500 redline and drop the clutch.
As a test, try to rev past 3500 with the car in neutral or with the clutch in when stopped.
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