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Like all before it, the 997 Turbo is an animal out of the box. With 480 horsepower to the crank and Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) turbochargers, this car is one to be scared of. But as with any other turbocharged car, there is more hidden inside it. Having owned a 2007 997 Turbo built in stages and taken all the way to 825HP, we know what it is like to have the Porsche from mild to wild. Being able to working with hundreds of 997 Turbo owners worldwide, we have the experience and knowledge to give your daily driver or track car the next level treatment. The ECU flash improves with both standard and sport mode. Standard mode should see about 16psi where sport mode will peak at around 18-19psi. The VTG turbos have a EGT (exhaust gas temperature) sensor in them so if you repeatedly run the car hard in sport mode, it will gradually get slower and slower compared to standard mode. With the increased boost and horsepower, we highly recommend changing your spark plugs 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.
The Mustang All Wheel Drive Dyno has an approximate drivetrain loss of 20-25%, and with 91 octane, that number is definitely closer to 25%. Since the Mustang Dyno is based off of load, it presets all the cars information to calculate what real world conditions would be. We always have our Parasitic Multiplier set to 1.00 (only variable to really manipulate if you wanted to). With RPMs calibrated to 3000 and doing a 3rd gear pull, we do a start test at 2500rpm and a stop test at 6800rpm. The flash is rated at 615bhp which is 135bhp over stock! Based on these numbers and a 25% drivetrain loss, the wheel horsepower number should be about 460awhp.
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For reference, this ECU is a Bosch ME7.8.x.
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VRTuned.com is the off shoot of globally known, high performance retail parts specialists, Vivid Racing. Vivid Racing has been in business since 2001 and has worked with customers all over the world. In 2005, Vivid Racing got started in the Porsche market with their 2000 Porsche 996 Carrera. In addition to building this project car with selected vendor partners, Vivid Racing also began manufacturing products through it's sister company Agency Power. Having had success in the popular tuning chassis' such as the Subaru WRX STI, Mitsubishi EVO, and BMW M3, this was a natural progression of expansion in our repertoire of vehicles. As the tuning market boomed extensively in the early 2000's, Vivid Racing established a very strong prescence online and throughout vehicle communities. When the recession came, Vivid Racing continued to grow and focus on the development of it's products, distribution network, and most importantly, its customers. The diversity of vehicle products and services has allowed Vivid Racing to continue to strive for excellence while maintaining exceptional growth. ECU tuning has always been an extremely important part of modifying and building vehicles. This is essentially the glue that brings the performance out of aftermarket products and packages. With this next stage in the companies footprint, VRTuned.com was proudly launched in January 2014.
As the tuning industries tools became more accessible, so has the ability to partner and work with individuals to offer a unique service with added value. Working with several tuning companies over the years, we have experienced the upsides and downsides of the ECU tuning world. As it is our mission to offer unparallelled customer service and support, it is equally important to offer a great product that is tested, convenient to use, and priced within reason for the current demographic. With a Mustang All Wheel Drive Dynamometer in-house at our Gilbert, Arizona facility, we have spent countless hours testing tuned files, the affects of different vehicle modifications, and learning how vehicles react to our changes. But most importantly, our product confidence comes in that we have owned these vehicles, daily driven these vehicles, raced these vehicles, and understand what the consumer is looking for.