Posted this a while back over at WSC. Figured I should give it a home here as well.
Email tunes are sometimes necessary because there is no nearby shops that can provide the service. However, to maximize your chance of a successful tune, wideband AFR is a crucial piece of data that should be collected.
The following is an example of an Email tune that did not perform to what the parts were capable of. One of the contributing cause is the lack of AFR data.
Background info on the car:
-Email tune for Accessport
Reference data before changing maps:
AFR is 9.x:1 (typical value is around 11:1)
Road dyno result: For comparison, torque at 4000rpm (18psi) is roughly what a TD04 would do at 15psi
Website looks good, and is very informative.
With regards to AFRs, if i placed the ‘sniffer’ in the tail pipe of my 2011 STi with decatted stock exhaust, how accurate would the readings be compared to placing the ‘sniffer’ in the downpipe?
If you have a quad tip exhaust, you’ll need to put the sniffer one the “oustside” pipes. Having it on the downpipe would be better.