The 996 X50 package is an upgrade from the standard 996 Turbo to include the bigger K24 turbos and GT2 intercoolers and now works with the Turbo S Model. This car is making 450hp at the crank from the factory. Much like the GT2, these bigger turbos still have more to give. Softronic can flash the stock ECU to gain another 40 horsepower and 50ft/lbs of torque to the crank.
Stock Power - 450HP and 457ft/lbs
Tuned Power - 490HP and 507ft/lbs
Softronic flashes all the Porsche 996 cars through the OBDII port. With their Flasher Client software, they are reading a full 1mb of the file to completely tune the ECU. Other companies claim to be able to do this, but are only read 128kb and making global changes. The ECU flash will alter your boost, fuel, and timing maps to give you a very linear increase over stock. The stock 996 Turbo X50 makes about .8 - .9 bar of boost. Once flashed, the car will pull harder in all gears at 1.1 - 1.2 bar of boost. Softronic tunes using the factory knock and oxygen sensors to ensure you get the best map the first time. Basic bolt on modifications like Diverter Valves, Exhaust, and Intake do not require the re-reflash of the ECU, they only bring out further performance of the vehicle. For those worried about check engine lights, there are none! For those running a high flow cat exhaust systems or straight pipes, Softronic raises the O2 levels which will eliminate any CEL;s. Once the car is flashed, the turbos will come on much quicker and the car will pull harder to redline. The overall improvement of drivability makes the 996 Turbo X50 even more fun then it was originally. Since warranty is always a concern, Softronic also provides you with your original file. With this original file you can flash your car back to stock at any point. If you go to the dealer, there will be nothing visible through the Porsche PIWIS system. Softronic can program your vehicle no matter what country you are from or what octane you use. We have different maps for those running 91 octane or 93 octane and higher.
What are the benefits/functions of going with Softronic compared to the competition?
- Softronic does not require the removal of your ECU from the car. There is no down time at all.
- Your car can be flashed at your convenience from the comfort of your own garage.
- Softronic reflashing is done via a Client Cable that is connected to the OBDII port. The customer simply plugs the cable into the car and reads the file with a laptop per the instructions with the cable. Once the file is downloaded, it is emailed to the Softronic secure server where the file is tuned and then emailed back to the client. The client simply uploads the file and they are done. Total process is about 1 hour.
- Reflashing is done according to the vehicles octane level of pump gas and modifications are taken into account (Intake, Headers, Exhaust) to enhance power gains.
Note: With the increased boost and horsepower, we highly recommend changing your spark plugs out to a 1 step colder plugs such as the Denso IK22 or the NGK BKR7EIX. Stock plugs with over 5000 miles will typically cause the car to misfire at peak torque around 4000rpm. Also note that these tunes have been proven to work 1000's of time and other certain hard parts you may install on the vehicle are your responsibility. Please ensure these parts are working properly and designed for your vehicle before you flash. All basic bolt-ons such as intakes, headers, plenums, diverter valves, do not require additional tuning. With the increase in HP and TQ, these parts may perform different then on a stock car. However some of these parts simply are not designed the best and can adversely affect the ECU tune. The boost that is set in the ECU will be different if you are running a stock exhaust as this is the major restriction in the turbo system. You will still gain horsepower and torque. Typically, a tuned car with an exhaust will show 1.2bar on 91octane and 1.3bar on 93octane.
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Another function available through Softronic is the Launch Control. This allows the driver to initiate a launch at 5200 RPM with .2 Bar of boost. To Learn More CLICK HERE. If you would like to receive remote assistance, please select below. For more information - CLICK HERE. For Install Instructions CLICK HERE
We fully support our products, as well as the system, processes, and procedures that have been tested on many platforms for 1000s of customers worldwide. If you do not follow the instructions on Softronic Tuning or the instructions that are emailed to you when you receive your new file, you risk the possibility of damaging the ECU. We cannot control issues pertaining to customers internet connections, computer abilities, other laptop programs, corporate security, etc. If you encounter errors and would like advice on what that error is caused by, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you receive your Softronic Flash Client Cable, make sure to view and read the entire Softronic Tuning Instructions page before proceeding. The car must be able to be turned to the on position without starting it. Once connected, the stock ECU file will be pulled from your vehicle and sent to the Softronic servers (except DFI cars see below). Once they receive it, they will alter the factory file and email it back to us. We will then forward you your new Tuned file to be uploaded. The export process takes about 3-5 mins where the loading process can take 5 mins or quicker. These times can vary, however anything over 20 mins means there is a issue with the equipment or connection. Your new file will be sent to you within 48 hours (up to 72 hours for DFI cars) during business hours of Softronic. Business hours are Mon - Fri, 8am to 5pm EST.
There is NO WARRANTY on Softronic ECU Flashes. All files are good working files that have been rigorously tested and used in cars worldwide. Please understand that mechanical issues, improper performance part combinations, not following the directions, and "Butt Dyno" reactions are not our responsibilty. Once you connect the cable to your car, that cable is locked to your vehicle and there is no refunds or returns. The ECU flash service must be used within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days the flash purchase cannot be cancelled or refunded. Please search for questions and reviews on Planet-9.com or 6speedonline.com or feel free to call us with any inquiries.