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    New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    So I've got an IPD intake and what looks to be a roll your own SuperCupicon style exhaust with stock headers (Basically just straight pipes after the header with pretty small resonators in line). I don't know if the header cats are gutted.

    The car also has KW V1's, I "think" it also has aftermarket LCA's of some sort because based on the alignment specs it has more camber at both ends than you can get stock, some yellow brake calipers (is that a clue as to what they came off of or could you get yellow calipers on an '09 Cayman base?), and 19" wheels. I'll maybe try to source a set of 18's for track days if I do any, but I've got good motorcycles for those.

    The question is just about engine tuning really...

    What's the most economical way to get the tune out and take a look to see what I've got in there? Beyond that... Is there a resonably inexpensive way to put a tune into the car? Are there places to get basic "roughed in" tunes like you'd generally see in the motorcycle world that are usable but could use a few final passes? Any DIY cable builds that interface with software on a laptop or something like you generally see in the motorcycle world?


    I guess one more thing... It's got the typical drone from 2K-3K... Any generally accepted solutions for that? I notice most of the aftermarket pipe setups that are similar to mine (like the fabspeed supercup one) have a cross-over pipe close to the exit... Does that help?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    I like Soul Performance exhaust for drone. Took care of mine on my 987.1. Yellow calipers are supposed to be for ceramic brakes (PCCB). Either the PO had them painted yellow or they were a takeoff from a PCCB car.

    Cobb, Softronics, Evoms, Fabspeedicon all have tuning kits.

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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    Thanks for the reply

    I'm looking for a modification to my current exhaust to reduce drone. I know a lot of people complain about the issue with a lot of exhausts... so I thought maybe there was a generally accepted solution/bandaid/improvement that could be done. I've been told that a cross-pipe/H-pipe will help, so basically I was just looking for some more info and/or confirmation. I've also heard that making sure the mounting setup is rock solid will also help.

    On the tune issue... There aren't any DIY/"fan made" style tuners for these things? I find that pretty odd... As I understand they exist for many or even most other manufacturers. I'm certain of it in the motorcycle realm... You can get Bluetooth devices that just plug into the diagnostic ports and they just stay there, then you can do data logging and/or tuning etc with them. I understand that Porsche keeps things locked down... but so do all the other manufacturers.

    So I suppose if that's the case... which tuning device has the most capability? Do any of them allow wide-band o2 setups with datalogging and tuning?

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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    Search function is your friend here regarding drone. I know there is a long thread where a guy tried to design his own exhaust system to take out drone. To cut to the chase, get yourself a ready-made catback system from one of the vendors - Fabspeedicon, Soul Performance, etc.

    As to tuning, from what I understand cracking the Porsche encryption is the issue here. That's again why I recommended you go to one of the vendors. They have done the legwork and have tunes available to get you going.

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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    Again thank you for your answers .

    Makes sense on the tuning of course... I suppose there just aren't enough folks trying to crack the Porsches in the open source space. It's all good . The car is worth it for sure .

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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    Quote Originally Posted by M1Combat View Post
    ...I suppose there just aren't enough folks trying to crack the Porsches in the open source space...
    Well there is this one for 987.1 - a bit pricey but allows you to tweak it yourself. Maybe it works for 987.2 also. OpenFlash Tablet for Porsche Cayman/Boxster 987.1 - Openflash Performance Inc.

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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    I've asked and the openflash does NOT work with 987.2

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    Re: New guy... Car purchased with mods and I would like to check the tune... (987.2)

    Doesn't the Durametric stuff allow you to create your own maps and do the programming?

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