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Anyone Here Get Their 2.5T Tuned Yet?

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CX-5 Diesel
Interested in boosted 2.5T.

I currently own a cx5 diesel with self made tune, doing the rounds okay, but I would prefer not to go through the process of writing my own tune again..
 
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Central CT
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2016 CX-9 GT
This is more of a curiosity post than anything being very new to Mazdas.

It's been a while since I last owned a car with a turbo. I came to a CX-9 from a -yawn- Honda Odyssey, but before that necessity, I owned Saabs. I had a 9-5 Aero wagon that was stock and before that a 9-3 SE that had a stage 3 tune and many aftermarket (small, tiny, itty-bitty aftermarket) parts as well as bigger turbo, injectors, exhaust, etc.

What first got me in to tuning my 9-3 was a $40 set up called a manual boost controller. Got 30 horsepower from that $40 and a 1/4 hour install. It didn't come without risks as it wasn't computer controlled at all, but if you used it smartly, it was good fun. I'm guessing there's nothing similar to that for CX-9s? That Saab would be 20 years old now... things have changed a lot.

After reading this thread I am very surprised to hear that Mazda, a company with a much bigger market share than Saab ever had in the US, has such a limited pool of aftermarket suppliers for performance parts. CorkSport's parts look really nice and it's good to see that they are developing others for the CX-9. I'm sure there are other companies out there than make parts for the CX-9 too. But there seems to only be two tuners though. Is the Sky-Activ system just extremely difficult to tune or is there that little of a demand? Since this engine is also in the Turbo 6 sedan I would think that that would help spur demand for tuning another vehicle with the same powerplant?
 
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2010 CX-9 GT
You can't look at Mazda's market share vs. Saab - Mazda has sold around 100k 2.5T engines total. It's a new engine that was only available in a family hauler up until recently. I'm not surprised at all that there's little aftermarket support - it's a niche market. Perhaps now that the engine is in more vehicles the tuners will come.
 
Ok, just to clarify motivation varies on why tune a CX9 2017 2.5T, I’m just trying for any cool I can get on CX9 GT my wife loves, sold my 2015 RS5 to have 1 car in retirement. CX9 is top safety pick, so just looking for cool, cost not the issue. I receive Ceika Coilovers today, Michelin 255/45 AS3 on Avant Garde 20” soon, planning to lower 2-3”. Plan to add exhaust? , cool air?, and any reasonable tune. But so far the so called tuners have NOTHING to offer.
 

sm1ke

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Canada
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'18 CX-9 Signature
Ok, just to clarify motivation varies on why tune a CX9 2017 2.5T, I’m just trying for any cool I can get on CX9 GT my wife loves, sold my 2015 RS5 to have 1 car in retirement. CX9 is top safety pick, so just looking for cool, cost not the issue. I receive Ceika Coilovers today, Michelin 255/45 AS3 on Avant Garde 20” soon, planning to lower 2-3”. Plan to add exhaust? , cool air?, and any reasonable tune. But so far the so called tuners have NOTHING to offer.
Word is that CorkSport is working on a tune with DrTuned, who is based in Canada. You can get all the bolt-ons that CorkSport offers first. Then, when the tune is released, you'll be able to make the most of it as it will likely be optimized for use with CorkSport parts installed.

Those Ceika coilovers are the ones I wanted to put on my own CX-9. I'd love to see how they look and perform for you.
 
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Central CT
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2016 CX-9 GT
Was at the dealership yesterday and they had CorkSports parts in the showroom. I'm guessing this means that they don't void the warranty?
 

sm1ke

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Canada
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'18 CX-9 Signature
Was at the dealership yesterday and they had CorkSports parts in the showroom. I'm guessing this means that they don't void the warranty?
I guess it depends on the part. They may still void the warranty, and they may state it in the fine print when you buy or install the part. I know some dealerships do this and will honour warranties post-install, as long as the parts are installed by the dealership.
 

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