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      10-06-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Purchasing my first tuner,,, Question?

Im decided to go the Vishnu route. After reading a lot of threads in this forum ( Extremely Helpful )I found myself wondering if I spend the money and buy the PROcede or go with the new and less expensive OFT. Or both??? My car is currently stock and after tuner a FICM will be the next purchases. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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      10-06-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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I went from the oft to jb4 and night and day difference now the new oft stg 2 maps might produce more but my car is way faster with jb4
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Faster because you didn't take the time to play with the OFT... haha

OP it really depends on what you want to do. Both JB and PROcede are about the same until you get into the flex fuel. OFT will get you in the right direction and with the new e40 maps coming out in the next week the OFT will be putting down 425whp and 450wtq... I have been running a custom version of this for the past couple of months and trust me it's nice and very stable. The other nice part of OFT is the fact that you can have a pump map and a e40 map in the tablet and switch back and forth in a few minutes.

Regardless of what you decided to do, you'll enjoy the extra power. If you have all the supporting mods, stack and you can be making 480whp and well over 500wtq... But you need the mods.
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Faster because you didn't take the time to play with the OFT... haha

OP it really depends on what you want to do. Both JB and PROcede are about the same until you get into the flex fuel. OFT will get you in the right direction and with the new e40 maps coming out in the next week the OFT will be putting down 425whp and 450wtq... I have been running a custom version of this for the past couple of months and trust me it's nice and very stable. The other nice part of OFT is the fact that you can have a pump map and a e40 map in the tablet and switch back and forth in a few minutes.

Regardless of what you decided to do, you'll enjoy the extra power. If you have all the supporting mods, stack and you can be making 480whp and well over 500wtq... But you need the mods.
You're absolutely right i like mechanical stuff computers and messing with them no thanks ill pass but ive read some of your posts where you're trying to raise the boost and were still having issues? Did you figure it out?
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Start with the OFT, if you add mods that require a piggyback, buy a PROcede and stack the two.
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ive heard procede is alot better if your gonna be doing mods
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ive heard procede is alot better if your gonna be doing mods
Once OFT gets some proper data logging I think the only thing Proceede will have on it is auxiliary input and command capability.
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I would go flash first and decide if Cobb, OFT or BT flash fits your requirements. Cobb being the easiest and best supported of those three and the BT Flash being the least expensive. Then if you want more options you can add a piggy back controller to enhance that.
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So for a stock car with no mods the OFT will be a better choice? My goal is to be FBO and down the line replacement turbos.. I was thinking going directly with the PROcede.. But I was told I can stack both.. Other than the DME Reflash with the OFT. What else is to it? Are there plans to create maps for PROcede user? You can't run map 1 or the new map2 with the PROcede. So why not just send the DME to get re-flash and save the 395 for the tablet? Sorry for all the question, new into this kind off running. My goal is to reach reliable 500hp. Just like my truck 06 F350.
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Flash only you can get the same power levels that's why it would be the easier choice up front. With the flash options you can constantly tweak your settings to your mods, climate and fuels where if you send it to Vishnu to get flashed your stuck with that one tune they have setup. You can stack either the procede or a JB4 with a flash tune but the main benefits of that is for running Meth, gauge hijacking and if you have MT a 2step/NLS setup but all those can be bought separately though other companies that do those things a little better. Past that some will argue that the Piggy backs will control boost better.

The Cobb Access Port, Open Flash Tablet and BT Cable Flash all do basically the same thing. Cobb makes it easier in a true finished end user product that can readily be picked up used for $400-$500, OFT is $400, the BT Cable Flash is free that uses the BT Cable that you can pick up used or new for under $200. For custom tuning Cobb's ATR software is alot easier to modify that the other two options. I would do your research on all three before purchasing anything.
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