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3.6 Customer Satisfaction

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:36 pm

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Alex - 2014 USDM Subaru Legacy Outback H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:37 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=514

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http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/104 ... ost1699298
Just found this topic :) i is conversation about my car being tuned :) Edward is just perfect to work with! I was dealing with tuners before few times, he is the best. I think for e-tune of 3.6 any AT you'll be hard pressed to find anyone better, and he tunes every other Subarus too.

I'm very happy with the way this work is going and and the gains I'm getting so far. Excellent job!


http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=1
Hello fellows, i was looking for good e-tuner forever... No one seems to be responsive enough to have e-tune done for 3.6

Finally i located xtremeracingtuning.com !
Excellent guys, super fast with response, support any subaru engines, including supercharged 3.0 and 3.6 :)

They are as good as torqued performance in terms of the turn around time, but do NA engines too :) fast e-mail exchange, they also tune AT transmission response.

I'm half way through the process, AT is tuned as well as fuel maps, valve control is coming soon. Car is already head and shoulders above stock, but more to come :)

I'll post results once we a finished, a week or so. I'm at this point is slower with my logs, then they with the tunes :)


http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=2
Just to pun in prospective how difficult it was to find 3.6 engine tuner... As former owner of wrx 04, wrx 09, evo X, wrx 2012 I do have some experience with 4 different popular tuners, and must say Edward (xtremeracingtuning.com) is one of the best in business :)

I'm kind of spoiled, my previous tunes were with Eric Minehart (subaru turbo tunes only) you can see feedback about him on every subaru forum he is extremely sharp guy.
But after all, i must say Edward is probably even more detail oriented and he tunes all subarus including N/A engines :)

Now, the car 2014 outback, we are in the middle of the tune, not finished yet. So far, drive by wire, fuel maps, and transmission behavior are almost done. Results of that alone, have transformed the car in quick responsive vehicle, no delays on shifts, more power and a lot better driving experience. Feels like bmw x3 now :) big power improvement is ahead, and involves valve control tuning. This will be purely power modification. Once we are finished I'll have stock flash loaded, logged and then compared with tuned.


http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... stcount=31
Almost done with the tine, Edward is the best! So much attention, so many detail, accuracy! I'll be posting results in couple days :))) transmission shifts first class now :)
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stevenc1703 - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:37 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=538

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.p ... 54p43.html
Just loaded the first Rom from XRT. It already shifts much smoother in auto, and much better torque in manual, auto feels prefect for a nice ride around town and manual feels great for the track. I was scared at first but wow, it was totally worth it. This was just the initial Rom I can't wait till the next update.
Edward is great, he logged into my computer and pretty much did everything, I just sat and watched.


http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/104 ... ost1749250
The first thing I did when I heard about xtremeracingtuning was to try to find a negative review but I couldn't find one, all I found was more and more positive reviews.


http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... tcount=658
If you live close to a good tuner then yea go there, but if you live hours from a capable tune then etuning is the only option. There are a lot of options for etune but I like the guy that's trusted world-wide (west_minist)


http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... tcount=667
xrt controls the shift points indirectly. This car shifts completely differently, it's way smoother, you can hardly tell it shifts in auto and about as fast as a manual in paddle mode


http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/104 ... ost1786961
Pretty much done tuning maybe a couple of little tweaks to get everything running prefect. I ran a couple dyno comparisons and it looks like we gained about 20hp on the high end with the tune but the feel is what sets it apart, it's a totally different car, very smooth and powerful at any speed. The car runs better than it did the day I bought it. I have cat back exhaust and a cold air intake and after those upgrades it felt sluggish on takeoff and it was shifting harder than stock, after the tune it runs amazing. Stock this car gets around 200 hp after the intake and exhaust I was getting 220 and after the tune I'm at 240, but those numbers are at peak. XTREMERACINGTUNING is working on getting me a dyno graph comparison for a better idea of the change across the whole rpm range. We also did a race tune on Sunoco 260 gt 100 octane race fuel, I'm still waiting on numbers but it was a beast after we adjusted for the new gas.
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DanS - 2010 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:37 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=554

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/67- ... ost2116762
Just wanted to pass on a quick update - I've spent the last week or so finally having my '08 3.0R e-tuned by XRT - and WOW!!!!

I've provided a 'pre-review' of the work so far [url="http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/109-gen-3-2005-2009/150330-gen-3-xrt-tuning-3.html#post2117154"]here[/url] . . . but just wanted to pass on that Edward is great to deal with, he responds to emails promptly, has a genuinely professional work ethic, and he is a genius with ECU tuning.

This is an e-tuning deal worth every penny I spent!!

Cheers'

Dan


http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/109 ... ost2117154
This is a brief pre-review of my currently in progress work with XRT . . . I'll post the full review under this topic when the tuning is completed.

Just wanted to pass on a quick update - I've spent the last week or so finally having my '08 3.0R e-tuned by XRT - and WOW!!!!

Originally, I was looking mainly to get rid of the frustrating 'lag' in my 5EAT equipped Outback (it seems we all get extra lag from the fly-by-wire e-gas pedal, and the stock 5EAT programming doesn't help), and any performance gains I ended up with I would just going to consider a bonus . . .

Well, from the very first ROM version he supplied - the lag had completely gone, replaced with "instant" throttle response - so much so, I'm in the process of re-learning my throttle, especially when backing into a parking spot!. The car drives much better, shifts more appropriately and 'feels' quicker and faster, using my well calibrated butt-dyno!

After the second ROM update produced some unexpected engine pinging, I looked at my fuel log and realized that I currently had 89 octane fuel in the tank (the premium pump was out of service last week). Having brought this to Edwards attention, he immediately sent me a 'safer' ROM to use for the lower grade fuel, and we stopped the ROM revisions for maximum performance until I could get the tank refilled with premium.

After some consideration, I decided to ask Edward go ahead and e-tune for the 89 octane fuel I was currently running on, and when I refill with premium fuel we could continue on the performance ROM tuning for premium fuel. (I decided to do the 89 octane tuning as well, so that I was covered regardless of what fuel I was using, having both 89 and 93 octane tuned ROMs for my car. This second set of tuning for the 89 octane was at additional expense, since I was essentially having Edward do two completely separate tunes - but for me, it was worth the extra effort)

Even now, on V3-89Octane ROM, my 3.0 now feels worthy of it's "R" designation - I can't wait 'till we can get back to tuning for premium fuel!

The actual process is much easier than I was prepared for - after a slight learning curve on my part with the ROMRaider and ECUFlash software, ROM flashes are done in moments and logging is as simple as taking a nice drive.

As for XRT, Edward is absolutely great to deal with - he responds to emails promptly via email or his Blackberry, has a genuinely professional work ethic, and he is a genius with ECU tuning.

We aren't quite finished the tuning process yet, just now finalizing the 89 octane tuning, then soon on to 93 octane tuning. Final engine and performance figures, and end result reviews are yet to come, and I'll post a more thorough review here at that time - but from the very first ROM revision - this e-tuning is more than worth the cost!!!! :29:

Cheers'

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SteveS - 2008 USDM Subaru Tribeca H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:38 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=560

http://www.sb9t.com/forums/showpost.php ... stcount=16
fireman1073 wrote:Ed did my 08 tribeca 3.6. very patient and good to work with.
car is much more responsive now

Thanks Ed

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MichaelN - 2012 USDM Subaru Legacy 3.6R 5EAT

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:38 pm

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http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=2
Edward is great to work with. He answer his email/bbm within 5 minutes whenever i have any question concerning the tune. I am up to v2 from right now and my legacy 3.6r feels like a complete different car. I used to hate driving in manual mode due to shifting lag, but now the car shifts are crisp and almost instantly. I can now feel the car has more power especially in low end.

The price for Ed's tune is a steal because he will send you the first tune (v0) and after sending Ed a couple of logs of my 2nd gear pulls in manual mode. He will then ask you for your feedback, and continue to modified the tune (v1, v2, etc) until everything is perfect.
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CareyL - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:39 pm

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http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/104 ... ost1866937
So far im only on V1 of my tunes and Edward has been nothing but helpful. I am a mac guy so windows 7/8 is a complete nightmare for me. He has helped me every step of the way so far with getting the programs setup and running and he has a quick turn around getting me new versions to upload.
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Perscitus - 2010 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:39 pm

Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:20 pm
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... count=1781

stevenc1703 had already been drinking the (Xtreme Racing Tuning) 3.6R elixir long before I tried it :)
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4860233&postcount=11702
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4926464&postcount=929
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4861219&postcount=667
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4783845&postcount=1

On my 3rd revision with XRT and the car is responding very well to west_minist's changes!

v0 was already great - great idle, low/mid range torque, great transmission behavior, zero knock.
v1 improved throttle response, made it quick and crisp and added even more low/mid range torque, further timing and AVCS tweaks.
v2 (latest) is the icing on the cake. Rounded out all the changes from v0 and v1.
Smoothest power delivery, pulls great from low RPM all the way to 6.x K RPM
Nearly ideal throttle response and transmission behavior (I can't imagine it getting any better!). The car responds to throttle input like a 2015 WRX in S or S# and the transmission works very similar to it too. Holds gears, downshifts and upshifts very quickly.

More testing this weekend.


Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:36 pm
Customer has moved from Ecutek to XRT

Customer feedback:
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... count=1772
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ount=18994

I've switched to an XRT (Xtreme Racing Tuning) tune and all I can say is WOW!
The car is now updated with both the latest stock FHI/SoA ECM and TCM stock flashes and tuned on top of these.

We're 'only' on the 2nd revision and already making great progress.
Ed has been a pleasure to work it. Extremely knowledgeable, professional, responsive with performance and log results that back it up.

Engine runs great, transmission runs great, no longer constantly tries to upshift to 5 all the time, holds lower gears, responds far far better to throttle input and delivers the torque I'd expect at low and mid-RPM.

StevenC, you're spot on with how the 5EAT can be transformed.
All thanks to Xtreme Racing Tuning. I'm impressed.


In addition:

First of! Wow! I'm not sure if you've already tweaked the TCM affecting params and table, but WOW.
The 5EAT holds gears, shifts much better. Its a night and day difference.
The engine itself seems much happier, runs better, idles better. And it seems like during the whole log IAM stayed constant at '1'. Which is great!


Sept 05, 2015
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... count=1791
Quick update on XRT (Xtreme Racing Tuning) e-tune progress.

We are on the 4th, 5th revision now and the car runs better than ever!
As smooth and linear as she was in stock form with less than 100 miles on the ODO,
but of course far far stronger.

Very crisp, quick throttle response all around
Great low and mid RPM torque and power delivery in any gear
Strong high RPM and WOT pulls (she pulls hard well above 6K RPM)
Butter smooth idle
Drastically better 5EAT behavior (gear selection, holding, engine braking, shifts in auto and manual mode)
Improved sensor readings and ranges (IAM, A/F Learn and Correct, MAF voltage vs g/sec scaling: happy engine, happy ECU)
Further refined engine sound (likely as a result of AVCS, base and max knock additive and cruise timing table changes)

The tune has rounded out all the mechanical mods and even stabilized Bank1 and Bank2 AFRs, especially at idle and under CL driving... exactly where I need and want them to match.

Hats off to Ed for his work! We are almost done I bet, just refining at this point.


XRT Tuned Subaru Legacy 3.6R 5EAT - Manual Mode 3rd 4th gear
XRT Tuned Subaru Legacy 3.6R 5EAT - Auto Mode 50 100mph

Oct 03, 2015
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=4
I'll chip in with some feedback as well.

Ed has done wonders for my EZ36D. He's been very patient, detail oriented and open throughout the whole process. Worked hand in hand with me and explained everything he did in detail.

He's not only stabilized the tune (one if not the only person who was willing to do it on my EZ36D), brought out more power (and done so consistently though-out the RPM range and both in CL/OL) but also did wonders for the 5EAT operation. The car is a pleasure to drive now, just as smooth and linear as stock but with all the benefits of the extra power enabled by the mechanical mods (intake/exhaust/etc).

He's always ready to help, always has something else to try, tweak, apply a slight revision, fine tune this or that. Its a pleasure to work with someone like this who is clearly as passionate and detail oriented as we are, who is also a car and motorsports enthusiast and who is clearly a perfectionist.

For any Subaru owners out there, from a N/A 2.5i daily driver tune through 3.0Rs/3.6Rs, LGTs, WRXs, STIs, and on to full builds with customer stand-alone engine management - I could not recommend Xtreme Racing Tuning and Ed more.

Reach out to Ed and you will NOT be disappointed.
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AndreK - 2013 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:39 pm

Subject: Re: v2
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 23:28:44 -0300
From: AndreK
To: <west_minist@xtremeracingtuning.com>

Hi Edward, I used up all the 87 octane gas in the tank and refilled it with 91 octane and then loaded the v2 ROM.

Wow, what a difference. The car feels much stronger throughout the RPM range. I took some logs and then loaded the v2dbw ROM. Even better! When applying medium pressure to the throttle from around 1500 RPM the transmission downshifts smoothly and holds the gear much more predictably. Also when applying full throttle at highway speeds (5th gear) the downshift is less violent.

You also got rid of the throttle sensitivity a low speed / light throttle. It's much easier now to control the car in 1st gear off-road situations.Â


http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/3246186-post12.html
I have a 2013 3.6R Limited, it's my first automatic in almost 20 years. I love the car but not so much the transmission. I Lots of power from the engine but when combined with the lag from the drive-by-wire throttle and the hard shifting trans (under load) it's been making me miss my stick shift. I've been reading about ECU programming and was curious when I saw this thread. After some additional research and reading the testimonials about Edward at XtremeRaceTuning.com I decided to take the plunge and reflash my ECU.

I must say Edward is a professional and a pleasure to work with. We're currently on version 3 of the ECU ROM and I'm very happy with the results. The throttle lag is gone and the car feels much stronger throughout the RPM range. When applying medium pressure to the throttle from around 1500 RPM the transmission downshifts smoothly and holds the gear much more predictably. Also when applying full throttle at highway speeds (5th gear) the downshift is now less violent. In tuning the engine timing to get the most performance out of the stock engine it's been necessary to switch to 91 octane but that's a small price to be for all the extra fun I'm getting out of the car.

ECU tuning isn't for everyone, it's not a 15 minute process and requires some dedication to the testing process to get the settings just right. But Edward is patient and experienced with Subarus and in my opinion definitely someone you want to work with if you're going to do this.
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DonD - 2013 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:40 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=619

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.p ... 50492.html
I'm in the final phases of tuning with Edward of XtremeRacingTuning.com for my 2013 Legacy 3.6R. I have not posted in many years (previously owned 2005 SWP Legacy GT Wagon, 5spd, black interior - a unicorn...) but wanted to thank Edward for his work and encourage others to tune with him.

I had both the engine and transmission tuned after reading many reviews of improved performance. Decided having both done was best approach.The only mod to car, is high flow air filter and suspension, wheels/tires.

I'm very pleased with the results and surprised at how much better the car feels. The dyno testing may show a 20+ horsepower gain but what I feel is more power, general smoothness and a sense of refinement. The transmission shifts cleanly, up and down, and manual mode is now fun instead of being an irritant due to hesitation. Acceleration is much stronger and seems to build all the way to redline. The car is greatly improved...

Edward is great to work with and helped me through some initial fumbling with the software. After that it was quite easy to re-flash and log data.

So, very happy with the tuning and highly recommend Edward.

Don
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JasonB - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:40 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=615
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=2
I'm currently on v5 of tuning my '11 3.6R with Ed from XRT. I went with the base DBW tune and the stage 1 tranny tune. The increase in torque/power and reduction of DBW lag is incredible. We have a few kinks to work out, some of which are mechanical issues on my end (afr sensor), but were getting down to the fine tuning now.

Ed is incredibly thorough in his work and his response time in answering questions is ridiculously quick. I was hesitant in doing an etune with someone in another country, but Ed eliminates all worries with his awesome
response time.

So far I'm extremely happy in how the whole process has gone. Its taken about a month so far, but all of that is on me. There was a vacation, a car accident, and I have a 6 month old daughter, so free time is hard to come by. Luckily Ed is extremely patient and works with your schedule.

Stop thinking about getting a tune and just do it!

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http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... ostcount=6
The power above 3000 rpm is stupid awesome. Its also much quicker on the lower end as well.
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PeterV - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:40 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... f=40&t=618
--------Message --------
Subject: Re: v2 logs
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:06:23 -0700
From: PeterV
To: west_minist

Howdy Ed,

Here's my detailed review, finally...

I bought my '11 Outback 3.6 about half a year ago then had a custom exhaust system made that deleted the resonator...it was nice but the extra sound really made it apparent how very much the 5EAT was gear hunting. I was increasingly annoyed in normal traffic that up & down shifts were happening when not needed, usually just for a second or two. Of course I also really hated waiting 2-3 seconds for down shifts when immediate acceleration was needed, like yellow lights or quick stops for right turns.

Then I found a bunch of folks on SubaruOUtback.org that highly recommended Ed at XRT for not only making the 5EAT shift the way you want it to, but also squeezing more horse power and torque from the stock 3.6. Living a mile above sea level, of course I wanted the most power from my 3.6 as safely possible, and now that Ed has worked his magic, I'm really happy and Impressed!. The 5EAT shifts so intelligently and quickly now, NO MORE GEAR HUNTING, it's awesome. Before Ed's improvements, driving my car annoyed me, I liked it but wished it would perform correctly, shift when expected, jump when asked. Now I just LOVE driving my OB, it's a blast, more & immediate power, plus the 5EAT now does exactly what I want now, it's always in the right gear at the right time and never hunts or waits to shift. The bump in power is across the entire RPM range and really feels great,being naturalluy asperated, the 3.6 felt like it was gasping for air at this altitude, now with Ed's tweaks it breaths much easier, and so do I!

AND After sending Ed only one data log from my car he was able to diagnosis an intake leak...with another XRT customer's help we were able to pressure test my intake, find the leak and seal it. Which is another great thing about XRT, customers have a forum to chat with Ed and each other, sharing advice and knowledge about everything from wrenching to where to get parts, etc...and have fun.

Thanks Ed,

PeterV


Raptor Headers Review
From: PeterV
Sent: Wednesday, 7 September 2016 11:12 PM
To: Edward
Subject: Raptor Headers & ROM v8 Review

Well, it took me over 6 months to get my hands on a set of Raptor headers for my 3.6 Outback, but MAN WAS IT WORTH IT!  I followed the excellent advice of Ed and had Magnaflow Catalytic converters (53956) and a Magnaflow Resonator (10416) installed with the headers, had the AFR sensors installed upstream of the cats, the O2 sensors installed down stream of the cats, and a Magnaflow "Y" between the cats and resonator.  All exhaust piping is now 2.5", my mufflers were previously installed about a year ago and are Magnaflow "knock offs/copys".

Before I even started my car after the install I did a ecu reset with Romraider.  Sounded pretty good, much better than stock, nice growl at idle.  I drove gently for ten minutes, letting the ecu learn and bringing the new parts up to temperature gently.  Then I drove for ten minutes normally, I was in traffic, but I had a few chances to floor it and wow!  Game ON, power!  The sound above 3500 rpms is just awesome, really reminds me of exotic cars like Porsche or Maserati, of course it doesn't sound like either of those really, it has it's own sound.  But it now sounds more like an exotic sports car than any stock Subaru ever, specifically nothing like a WRX or STI, since after all it is a H6 Boxer engine.

Anyway, got near home and decided to get some gas, I was running low.  Hadn't had any check engine lights, thanks probably to Ed's sensor placement advice and resetting the ecu.  As I was threading into the gas station entrance road I shifted to manual mode and kept it in 1st gear to drift the corners a little and push it a little to see what it had...it was FUN, good stuff.  Then as I pulled up to the gas pump, blub, blub, blub...engine was idling a little rough, chugging...reminded me of how my '56 Fairlane ran when it was getting flooded.  Got gas, started it up, ran fine again.

Got home, sent Ed logs of that drive home and within an hour he let me know a new ROM was waiting for me in my email.  Flashed the new ROM, did ecu reset, 10 minute gentle drive, etc...Believe it or not that ROM was "V8" (version 8 of the tunes he had been doing already for my car).  And how ironically awesome it was that that ROM was named "V8" because it made the car feel like it had a small block V8!  What ever torque increase I had felt from the headers alone was now doubled by Ed's ecu magic.  But unlike most small block V8's, my power and torque seemed to just continually build right up to redline, not the usual V8 wimp out when you pass 2/3 of redline.  It took me a bit to notice the exhaust sound had gotten even better too, but I realized later of course it would since the engine is now getting the right amounts of air and fuel.  Which I also found allowed me to drive hard then idle smooth, not like earlier at the gas station when it ran rough after a little playing.  Yup, Ed really woke up my headers and made my ecu happy to have them, I'm really looking forward to seeing how much more power he can coax from them.  I'm happy with what I got now, but I know Ed will tweak the ROMs till they're as powerful as can be safe and reliable.  Because Ed already did that for my car before it had headers, that's just how he rolls, he makes it how we want it.

Thanks Ed, you the best!

Peter


From: PeterV
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 6:40 AM
To: <west_minist@xtremeracingtuning.com>
Subject: Re: Minor review

What a FUN weekend I had with v12! Finally had a chance to retorque all my new exhaust when it was cold since I didn't have to go to work & found all my sensors were only hand tight...sounds even better now, what I thought was rasp was those sensors rattling, ha ha. Then found out my skid plates bolted right back on, no spacers or longer hardware required, bonus. Did a couple 1/4 mile & gear pull runs, felt great & fast...but g forces must have caused my logging connection to get loose because I found out later the logs were invalid, dang, got to haul ass again next weekend for logs ;-D Really fun having a wagon that looks stock but sounds incredible & hauls ass any time, v12 is a blast, punch it any time any & GO! Driving normal is great too, plenty of extra power to make traffic easy, down shifts rarely needed. Torque & power with v12 is better again, over all car drives stronger & better.
Thanks Ed!


https://youtu.be/jsH8gmfMMTE
https://youtu.be/NiTLsytGcuI
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GioB - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6 5EAT - SC Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:41 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... =101&t=657

Subject: Re: v14b
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:27:47 -0400
From: GioB
To: <west_minist@xtremeracingtuning.com>

So this has been a much larger experience than most have gotten to enjoy while working with Ed.
We have been talking about taking action for at least a year now, exchanging messages, info and ideas. His guidance and expertise has taken my particular build to heights far beyond my expectations. His ability to explain and teach me while optimizing my ecu is similar to that of a college professor.
He has been extremely patient and understanding with my questions and concerns over the course of this educational and beneficial journey.
His determination and dedication exceeds well beyond that of the average run of the mill tuner. He will spend nights staying up with me working out my ecu coming up and even inventing new ideas to fine tune certain parameters and adding as needed This guy literally does not rest untill client satisfaction is 100% on point with the results he expects to see from his work. If you have a car that you absolutely enjoy and want to enjoy for many years to come, this is the man to consult


2016-05-07
http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... tcount=211
So far working with XRT as been extremely fun every little thing he dials in changes the car. The power and transmission feel is dramatic over previous tune. The car feels much more refined the power comes in earlier and just keeps pushing! Since the second day of logging the car to me, and those who know me will testify that i am very sensitive to my car.. the car to me feels like I went out and bought a completely different car. I was nervous at first to beat on the car because of mental blocks i created over time on a bad tune, but lately i sad F-it and i have been driving like ken block stole it and is smooth as can be. no rough idle after spirited driving , no oil burning , no funny ticks from abuse. The car is much more able to put my mods to work now. Its nice to finally feel the difference my investement has made and i am looking forward to one day becoming a tuner myself.


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We all spend so much time and money on our cars things always seem to go wrong most shops make excuses why things wont work or why its doing this or that. What ive learned and can stand by 1000% is that tuning and putting in the proper time to tune under multiple driving conditions and weather conditions makes all the difference. Logging and refinement is key to enjoying your car/investment headache free. This kind of support is hard to find im very happy to have XRT in my corner during this build. Its been very fun but its also far from over. I have many more goodies up my sleeve before this season is over!
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AlexR - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6R 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:41 pm

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum ... =101&t=658

http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... count=1959
I finally switched over to XRT from an old tuner which I got in July 2015. The car also had upgraded raptor headers, racing cats, a custom midpipe and ultraquiet resonator.

At first I loved the car, mainly because the increase in power was obvious and delightful. Over time though the limitations were quite obvious. The biggest one was global timing was almost always between 55-65% of maximum so power was always left on the table. In addition the throttle was very touchy and I never quite knew what kind of power I was going to get. As I learned more about the car, I noticed the power dropped off of a cliff at 5000 rpm and I ran out of gas.

I switched to Xtreme Racing Tuing after Perscitus convinced me in early November. House obligations pushed me back until April when I was finally able to switch over. Of course even that wasn't easy as I learned my tune was locked. My ECU had to be removed and shipped to a Tactrix who I trusted (and after this trust even more so) so I could have the ECU unlocked, wiped and flashed with XRT.

XRT Rev 0 was uploaded on thursday. Ed's base tune was miles better then the last tune was at its best time. Immediately after turning my car back to life, I heard the super smooth, quiet idle. I knew instantly this was a much better tune with more knowledgeable tuner. I felt the heavier, more precise throttle (same when I drove Perscitus's car) and as I merged onto the highway I felt the power. Smooth, linear all the way to redline. As I drove and logged the car, the power continue to rise as the car kept learning what it could do. The only imperfection I found was a deadpoint in the beginning of the throttle. That might have been from the tune, but more likely was because I was used to the throttle issue before.

V1 was loaded last night and I got to drive her today. Holy crap the car is fast now, she will pull way past 3rd gear (105+) and its much stronger at all RPMS.

Ed is amazing to work with, hes a brilliant tuner who knows exactly how to extract the power from our cars. He will push you to learn, as he is also always learning more and applying it to our cars. (Michal just recently uploaded a new revision after several months, and as much as he loved XRT before, the car just got another gear)

I know there is more work to be done, but I am delighted to be working with Ed on this as he obviously cares about our N/A cars in a way that few do.
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TimB - 2011 USDM Subaru Legacy H6 3.6 5EAT - Tuning

Postby west_minist » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:41 pm

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Subject: Re: v3
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 04:29:24 -0400
From: TimB
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Okay Ed, here's my review.

When I first bought my car 9 months ago, I said I wasn't going to mod it. Here I am now, writing a review for Ed from XRT Tuning. Just in the last couple of days I've spent logging, re-flashing ROM's and talking with Ed, I've learned a great deal of knowledge. He's been a big help with this whole thing. I had a bit of trouble using the software but I eventually figured it out. I was nervous before, and still am sometimes about re-flashing my cars ECU, but Ed has assured me many times that "Your car will be okay :)" He's helped me pinpoint a few small issues with the car that he found after reviewing logs that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. After every logging event he would ask me input on how the car drove, how was the throttle and explain the changes he had made and what he could do tweak some things. There's no doubt that he knows what he's doing :) I had read the many reviews and talked to a few people before deciding to go ahead with this but I am overall very happy :) I would definitely would recommend.

As for the car, it's much more livelier. The sound of the engine has changed for the better. What used to be a cub with it's tiny growl, is now a grown Tiger, ready for the next Mustang owner to prey on. The throttle is more responsive than before and I'm in love with the torque. I enjoyed the car before but now it just wants to go go go. Like it's being pulled by team of sled dogs. We're still refining the tune but I think it's just about done. I take time looking over my logs afterwards and I can see the changes he's made to each ROM revision. After seeing what the stock logs look like and what they look like now, I know the car is running much smoother and happier than before, based on the numbers alone. This is just the beginning of this experience. I hope to keep working together in the future with whatever mods may happen. I've been slowly becoming more and more of a Subaru fan but now I have a tuner that I trust as much as the brand. Thanks for all the help thus far.


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I'd also like to chime in. I've been working with Ed for a good two weeks now and it's been nothing but a pleasure. He's quick to respond and the latest small tweaks that have been done to the tune we're back to me within the hour. He's helped me find issues with the car that I never would have thought to be there. It is on my fault for not replacing plugs. I had thought that being 10k miles under the change interval it wouldn't matter but not the case. It's a good idea to replace plugs before tuning, even on a low mileage car. What a difference it made for me.

Ed's been really helpful and supportive with the tuning. I had issues with getting the software to work but with his help and the help threads on the Rom Raider website I figured it out. When it came to flashing the ECU, I was nervous every time. It's not a project car that I'm working on. It's my ride to work everyday and for an issue to arise would be troubling. After learning what to do and what safeguards to take, I feel a lot more confident doing it. He assured me everything will be fine, even if any issues arise.

My car...is now a monster. I'm still with the stock exhaust but the car isn't anything like it was before. The engine sounds more aggressive, the 5EAT shifts quicker and smoother. The throttle lag is greatly reduced and now "twitchy". I don't use anything except the paddle shifters. It's now fun to drive and I want to go out to just cruise around. There's so much more potential with exhaust but for the price, it's definitely worth it. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't happy.

I've learned a great deal over the last two weeks and always still learning more. I read great reviews before deciding to jump on this but now here's a good review from myself as well. Ed is just like you and I, working for a living and doing what he likes to do. He shares the same passion for cars and does excellent work. The best part is he's always willing to check out the car after so long to make sure the car is running okay. Like a car doctor.

I should also note that there's a group for the XRT guys and they're a crazy, but helpful bunch as well.

I can't say any negatives about the XRT service. I hope to keep working together as time goes on. The car is not done yet. It's never done.


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Reporting back after two months. Cars now even quicker. I've been working with Ed for the past few days and he's managed to extract a little more power out of the car. She's now running to 60 in 6.9 from the 7.3 back in July, slowly becoming quicker it seems. I'm still amazed that this much as come out of a completely stock car, aside from proper maintenance and some oil additive (Nanotech Lubricants). Once the suspension is sorted it'll be time for the exhaust and possible intake mods.

I just have to say, it's been a pleasure working with Ed from XRT. He's available around most of the clock and has been tuning to near perfection. Has no problem playing with sound and throttle to get the car how you like it. It's not about massive amounts of wheel power but about you simply enjoying driving your car and having it the way you like. My plans were never "because racecar" but a Legacy Grand Tourer, with loads of torque and yet still remains comfortable for long trips. It's slowly coming together. My advice to anyone out there that has worries, just do it. You won't be disappointed :)

Here's a link to my tuning thread:

http://www.xtremeracingtuning.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=667


http://legacygt.com/forums/showpost.php ... stcount=11
Hello, probably a final post for awhile. Not much else to do until I get an exhaust welded up so the tuning is coming to an end, for now. Ed's been hard at work, sending revisions and I've been out, driving around like "The Stig" (not really) for the last week and a half or so, logging and reporting back with results. Ed's gotten the tune to a very good point. The power is now very linear. She pulls from the point of smashing the gas up until 6000RPM. 3rd gear has always shown more power and now it's a joy to drive around in. I'd be a politician if I said I wasn't happy :lol: I should note, my cars completely stock, include air filter aside from the 93 Octane BP gas that I use and the Nanotech Lubricants oil additive which I've been using since February. Which the additive definitely helps. Oh, I should also say that he does tweak the ECU in a what that indirectly affects the transmission. It's now shifting smooth and firm. As well as the sound of the exhaust is very nice. Doesn't sound like your grandma's Accord anymore, haha.

But anywho, I'd like to send out a big thanks to him for his help and to anyone, especially someone who drives an N/A, give XRT a try if you need an e-tune. The process is a bit time consuming but Rome wasn't built in a day and great things can't happen over night.

I'd also like to stress, a properly maintained car makes all the difference. High mileage plugs, dirty injectors, exhaust leaks, intake leaks, old intake air filters, all robbing the car of potential power and sometimes detrimental to the car itself. It really shows in the results I've been getting since day one.

Here is my latest quarter mile run. Still need to confirm time with a drag strip which I may do soon or springtime next year at the Test N' Tune Thursdays at a strip nearby.

Also my stock vs last ROM comparison. I'm a bit shocked as well. I'm gonna try to get on a dyno to compare the results and to see how 3rd gear looks through out the entire range. BTW, this is 2nd gear. Power is higher in 3rd because of gearing. You may have noticed on the quarter mile image.

Overall, very satisfied customer. Will be returning for a re-tune come exhaust time. I've got tires/wheels/suspension to workout as well as brakes before I start going faster.

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