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welp i guess i will hold onto my determination not to do anything to my engine =).
Until you succumb.... Getting the 5EAT to cooperate is only part of it.
 

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Ok. Per your request and winding down of the tunes in correlation to the persons having to acquiring the cable, I will run the special until end of June.

The special is only on the Main tune and not 5EAT full tuning. This is what all of my customers get.

  • Full tune range from $250-$280USD w/ basic 5EAT tuning
  • Full Tune w/ full 5EAT tuning ranges from $350-$377USD

If you need just the DBW & 5EAT tuned cost ranges from $167-$180USD

Please note major tuning must be completed in 3weeks.
 

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Xtreme Racing Tuning ? View topic - OutL4w - 2007 USDM Subaru Outback 3.0R 5EAT - Tuning
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Subject: RE: Feedback
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:16:02 -0400
From: OutL4w
To: XRT>

Like many people before me, I was a bit wary about having my OB ECU tuned by XRT. After reading the many feedback associated with Edward's work, I decided to hop on the train and get it done. After getting around setting my laptop to speak to my car through the Tactrix cable, me and Edward realized that my ROM was not supported. I thought this was the premature end to my OB tuning but Edward reassured me that he could build the definition and work with it. After he sent me the definition for my ROM, I started logging information and sent him the base logs. Nearly an hour after I was done, I was surprised with the v0 of my new ECU. At the end of our first day of work, we were already at v2 with already so many major changes to the car. The throttle has so much response now that I am actually saving gas in the city. The transmission shifting is much smoother and is also much quicker to drop in lower gears when you floor for a quick overtake. I feel now that I have a much better control over my car. We are not done yet with our tuning, but we are getting there (currently still on v2).

Edward is a pleasure to work with and as others previously stated, the guy never sleep! Wether you're a knowledgable mechanic or a newbie like me, Edward easily adapts to its clients and can answer your every concern. I'd really wish I could exchange a good handshake with him once we're done tuning my OB.
 

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Got my version 0.0 Xtreme Racing Tuning tune logged and loaded an hour ago, and man is it a nice difference so far !
Shifts firmer sooner and smoother ! and the lock up seems to engage much sooner :)
also my engine light (due to no cat) was turned off
so far this is way better than the cobb stage 2 off the shelf and we are just getting started. much props to ED at XTR ill keep you guys updated on my coming versions as well as 0-60 comparisons of XTR vs Cobb vs Stock

car is an 05 outback 2.5xt with tsudo up pipe, Invidia turbo back w a random technology high flow cat, a cobb sf intake w box, and perin inlet hose
 

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NicV - 2008 ADM Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4EAT - Tuning Feedback

Xtreme Racing Tuning ? View topic - NicV - 2008 ADM Subaru Legacy 2.5i 4EAT - Tuning
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Subject: RE: v2-v0maf
Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 21:01:07 +1000
From: NickV
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No problems. I hope it would be a good reflection of the job you’ve done!

“My great appreciation goes to Edward for the job hi’s done tuning ECU for my car. My story began few month ago when I sold my beloved 3GEN 2.5i Liberty and upgraded to 4GEN 2.5i. What was supposed to be an upgrade, left me with a bitter disappointment of 4GEN performance compare to 3GEN. Car was sluggish on response, slow to accelerate and had a noticeable lag in acceleration during gear shift. After few days searching through internet forums I came across posts describing similar situations and the way to fix the problem was custom ECU re-flash. That’s how I came across with ECU tuning service provided by XRT. I made final attempt to rectify issue at Subaru dealer service, they had injectors serviced, did upper engine clean, checked spark plugs, reset TCU and told me that as far as they concerned car is operating within manufacturer specification (i.e. it’s still sucked to drive it). I had contacted Edward, described him my situation and got an answer I hoped for – problem can be addressed by custom ECU tuning. I got a list of things I needed to begin the tune from Edward. When I was ready to start, he connected to my laptop remotely and configured it, so it was easy as a breeze. V0 ROM he prepared for me brought back that excitement I had driving my beloved 3GEN. My 4GEN Liberty became more aggressive, it wanted to jump when I pushed accelerator, lag of power and acceleration disappeared. It was fun do drive this car again. V0 was a bit rough on AT, so occasionally I felt knocks during gear shift, but v1 ROM has addressed this and made AT shifting nice and smooth. The real joy was brought by v2. First notable thing was that gear shift now occurs at lower RPM compare to stock ROM with better power delivery. Shifts with stock ROM occurred above 2500RPM for 1st and 2nd and above 3000RPM for 3rd and 4th. With v2 shifts for 1st and 2nd occur around 2000RPM and 3rd and 4th around 2500RPM. I felt improved performance in 3rd and 4th gears were normally all driving occurs. Even when accelerating uphill, AT rarely downshifted from 4th to 3rd. Most of the time it was just happily sitting in 4th adding up some RPMs when I pushed it. Start from traffic lights became such fun! V2 was giving me such joy of looking at the faces of some unsuspecting victims trying to race me from the traffic lights. :) Driving for about two days I have noticed that car became more fuel efficient as well. On a normal week I was getting about 11.6L/100km city driving. After few days with v2 am getting 9.6L/100km in the city. I suspect it might get up a bit, but nevertheless it’s quite impressive reduction. Overall, great job once again. Thanks, Edward!”

Cheers,

Nick.
 

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Wow Got my V3.0 Loaded and just raced my buddys Stage 2 02 WRX, and it was ridiculous! even without power braking it i had him by 5 car lengths before we hit 50mph. it looked like he wasn't even trying! Edward your tunes are Insane

it is so perfect now feels like a much lighter car, the passing gear kicks in at the perfect time for highway. its a very tame and capable machine in Drive, And when you put it in Sport it is crazy it revs the gears out in a way i could never imagine all while only giving it 1/3 Throttle. the manual shifting is almost instant now as apposed to the sec delay when stock, It also fels like i am more conected to the wheels all of that mushy feeling you get when you rev a 5eat is gone its truly feels like a stick now and is a blast to drive in any mode :)

also Edward was able to Diagnose bad plugs from my V1 logs that i have since replaced. the car was just at a Subaru Specialist Shop for a replacement engine and even they overlooked that in person !

this is truly worlds ahead of the Cobb tune i had previously

I'm not very tech savy and He has been able to remotely load my tunes over the internet. all i had to do was turn on the key and hook up the wires under the dash

on more amazing fact is that my Cobb tune was running well over 16psi with creep up into the 18's . i have seen graphs of my logs and im only running 14-15 psi now with very slight creep up to 16. that is just nutz that he is getting way more response and power with considerably less Boost

In closing if you don't already have an XRT tune, Stop saving for any other mods and pony up for an Xtreme Racing Tune, esp if you have the 5EAT !
 

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http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/109-gen-3-2005-2009/150330-gen-3-xrt-tuning-4.html#post1882617
Wow Got my V3.0 Loaded and just raced my buddys Stage 2 02 WRX, and it was ridiculous! even without power braking it i had him by 5 car lengths before we hit 50mph. it looked like he wasn't even trying! Edward your tunes are Insane

it is so perfect now feels like a much lighter car, the passing gear kicks in at the perfect time for highway. its a very tame and capable machine in Drive, And when you put it in Sport it is crazy it revs the gears out in a way i could never imagine all while only giving it 1/3 Throttle. the manual shifting is almost instant now as apposed to the sec delay when stock, It also fels like i am more conected to the wheels all of that mushy feeling you get when you rev a 5eat is gone its truly feels like a stick now and is a blast to drive in any mode :)

also Edward was able to Diagnose bad plugs from my V1 logs that i have since replaced. the car was just at a Subaru Specialist Shop for a replacement engine and even they overlooked that in person !

this is truly worlds ahead of the Cobb tune i had previously

I'm not very tech savy and He has been able to remotely load my tunes over the internet. all i had to do was turn on the key and hook up the wires under the dash

on more amazing fact is that my Cobb tune was running well over 16psi with creep up into the 18's . i have seen graphs of my logs and im only running 14-15 psi now with very slight creep up to 16. that is just nutz that he is getting way more response and power with considerably less Boost

In closing if you don't already have an XRT tune, Stop saving for any other mods and pony up for an Xtreme Racing Tune, esp if you have the 5EAT !
http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...aru-legacy-outback-tuning-12.html#post1907570
Hello every one Update on my xrt tune as quoted above, from my end the car has felt great from V0.0 all the way to V6.0 each tune has been better than the last. Edward was able to diagnose mechanical problems better than the shop that just did my replacement engine. he had initialy told me to check for pre turbo exhaust leaks,and bad plugs, because the logs were suspect. I initialy replaced the plugs , and they were very bad, he was spot on there. i then recieved my V4 and Edward was still seeing a bit of ping so he insisted i re check the exhaust, I found a masive leak at the header to uppipe gasket. it was missing a 3rd of the gasket. after fixing this leak the car was running very strange i was even hitting fuel cut ! its hard to believe he was tuning around a leak that big and still getting great response and power! I let him know and he had me a new Rom ready for me in less than an hour, which was amazing cause i had to drive it for work. The V5 after the leak fix was incredible ! it spools so much faster now, I got my V6 loaded this afternoon and it is right on the money. So very happy with the services at XRT, ive already got a buddy with a WRX headed his way for Edward to work his magic. truth is he will need it to keep up with me these days :)

also guys an added bonus Edward has a line on custom Turbochargers that will Maximize the potential of these engines with zero negative effects, ibeleive they are almost 20g equivalent but spool faster than vf40, they are very affordable, and can even be used on a bone stock engine no mods besides turbo and tune not even injectors

so folks in closing from Mild to Wild XRT is where its at ! i will deff be back for more as my mod list gets bigger and wouldn't dream of letting anyone else touch my ROM

Thank you Edward Thank you Very much
http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...aru-legacy-outback-tuning-12.html#post1908778
Wow just tested my 0-60 after loading V7.0 and it is unreal 5.2 seconds !!!!!
with the same setup and a Cobb stage 2 tune it was 5.76 seconds
thats a full half sec faster to 60

for an Auto with a small vf40 i am quite impressed
best mod ever!
 

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I'm really interested in tuning my 2006 OB XT, but I don't have any performance mods. I'd like to keep it stock, but the factory tune is killing me.

I do have experience with Cobb when I had a stage 2 SpecB, but not much experience with other options. Is this reversible?
 

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Dear All:

I am winding down some major tunes and based on the many request for economical tuning, I am offering a tuning rate as discuss on the Group Buy Tuning rate, which I discontinued. Below are the rates and conditions:-

  • Special will run month end
  • NA tuning cost: $275USD (excludes Paypal fees of $18.48)
  • Turbo tuning cost: $350 - Stage 1 (excludes Paypal fees of $22.15)
  • Full tuning incl. indirect automatic transmission tuning for Automatic cars

All tuning must be completed in a 2 week (14 days period) from start.
If for whatever reason you cannot complete due to travel or other matters, please notify me.

If you would like to lock in on the tuning rate, that's is okay and I will schedule you.

Please remember you will need the Tactrix Openport 2.0 Cable and a windows laptop - if possible.

For more information, please read the following link thoroughly.
Xtreme Racing Tuning ? View topic - Tuning by Xtreme Racing Tuning (XRT)

Please email me (not pm) if you are interested and want to lock in this special.

Thank you very much.
 
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