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Old 03-26-2019, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Harm to engine from Flashpro basemaps?

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting in the forum so I apologize if I am doing this wrong.

Like my title says, I am interested in Flashpro for my '11 FA5. At the moment, it is bone stock and I kind of like it that way, but I like the idea of the benefits of Flashpro.

The only thing stopping me at the moment is that I would not necessarily want to spend the money on a tune on top of the Flashpro.

So my question is, how bad is it for the car to run a no bolt-ons basemap? I've heard that some people have data logged high knock counts, which can shorten the longevity of the engine (from my understanding).

Can anyone chime in? Anyone out there at all who runs their 8th with flashpro with no bolt ons?

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I used a base map for awhile and had zero issues. I'd personally recommend getting Flashpro and having a quick e-tune done. Yes it adds a couple hundred dollars more but I feel it's a little safer and tuned more towards your car, environment and gas etc.

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find a copy of mucters stock tuned calibration. a basemap should be a starting point and not considered a full, custom tune for your car, but if everything is stock, that one should hold you over. could always use it, and post a log and see if someone can give advice if anything needs twerking a pinch.
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I used a base map for awhile and had zero issues. I'd personally recommend getting Flashpro and having a quick e-tune done. Yes it adds a couple hundred dollars more but I feel it's a little safer and tuned more towards your car, environment and gas etc.
Cool, mind if I ask where you went to get your eTune done? Or are you dyno-ed?
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find a copy of mucters stock tuned calibration. a basemap should be a starting point and not considered a full, custom tune for your car, but if everything is stock, that one should hold you over. could always use it, and post a log and see if someone can give advice if anything needs twerking a pinch.
Thanks for the reply, I actually read in another thread about a mucters calibration, I'll see if that person happens to have it available
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you wont get it from vit or mucter.
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Hahaha yeah I figured as much, I think it was a comment on an 8th gen YouTube video
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I was tuned by Vit.
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Hello everyone, this is my first time posting in the forum so I apologize if I am doing this wrong.

Like my title says, I am interested in Flashpro for my '11 FA5. At the moment, it is bone stock and I kind of like it that way, but I like the idea of the benefits of Flashpro.

The only thing stopping me at the moment is that I would not necessarily want to spend the money on a tune on top of the Flashpro.

So my question is, how bad is it for the car to run a no bolt-ons basemap? I've heard that some people have data logged high knock counts, which can shorten the longevity of the engine (from my understanding).

Can anyone chime in? Anyone out there at all who runs their 8th with flashpro with no bolt ons?
There's no harm done to the motor with a base tune if your stock. I used to run the "off-the-shelf" tune with the FP for the K&N Typhoon SRI when I had that installed. Sounds beastly, and no harm was done. Felt like a new car as a matter of fact. A word of caution, Mucter's calibration will make you run rich. So, don't upload it to your ECU with the "Set-it and Forget-it" attitude. That tune will not pass SMOG (if that is a future concern), and your fuel economy will go down.

With that being said, as others stated make a few logs on the Mucter's tune and have someone tweak it for you so you won't have to run rich and kill your spark plugs and catalytic converter over time. Cheers.

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