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    Tune for CX-5?

    Any decent tunes out there for the CX-5? (Touring trim)
    Just looking for a handheld deal like the Cobb AP
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    Check with ovtuned https://ovtuned-ph.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Check with ovtuned https://ovtuned-ph.com
    Any experience with their tunes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnough View Post
    Any experience with their tunes?
    He's had one for going on 4 years and highly recommends them.

    I don't have a tune on a Mazda, but after speaking with Mat @ovtune, I also recommend them and understand exactly what they do to make these little engines come alive.

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    What sort of improvements could one expect to get from a tune like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riker Maneuver View Post
    What sort of improvements could one expect to get from a tune like this?
    Number One, the most improvement comes from having more hp/torque available at lower rpms vs the sharp increase that you get at the factory peak rpm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Number One, the most improvement comes from having more hp/torque available at lower rpms vs the sharp increase that you get at the factory peak rpm.
    How much of a hit to MPG is there with a modest tune? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    Number One, the most improvement comes from having more hp/torque available at lower rpms vs the sharp increase that you get at the factory peak rpm.
    "Sharp" is putting it mildly. At $500, this sounds like a great way to get a better response from that engine. I'm going to strongly consider this if I decide to keep mine when the lease is up.

    I assume it voids the powertrain warranty. Anybody know for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SA Bill View Post
    How much of a hit to MPG is there with a modest tune? Just curious.
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    Believe it or not, none, about the same if not a little better, although youíre liable to get less because you canít keep your foot out of it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadonoz View Post

    I assume it voids the powertrain warranty. Anybody know for sure?
    Tagged for a placeholder.

    I asked this question in a different thread on this subject and did not get a response.
    I wonder the same thing on suspension mods.

    Can the dealer tell you've done a Tune?
    Is there a way to "Undo" so the dealer would not know you had done a Tune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoidin Deer View Post
    Tagged for a placeholder.

    I asked this question in a different thread on this subject and did not get a response.
    I wonder the same thing on suspension mods.

    Can the dealer tell you've done a Tune?
    Is there a way to "Undo" so the dealer would not know you had done a Tune?
    On my other cars, I reflash the ECU if needed to take in to warranty work, they can't tell. On another car, I bought a spare ECU to tune and put the stocker in the drawer just in case.

    On the Mazda, idk, never tuned one, just know what goes on when you do, haven't looked at the interface...

    With that being said, I really don't care, if/when a new GTR/Siggie shows up in my garage, I plan to tune it instantly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoomForever View Post

    With that being said, I really don't care, if/when a new GTR/Siggie shows up in my garage, I plan to tune it instantly...
    It is tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoidin Deer View Post
    It is tempting.
    Very tempting for a lot of folks I would imagine. These things run rich as hell from the factory for an extra safety blanket on detonation. There's definitely power there to be had with a lean out and timing, still keeping a safety blanket, of course. Tweak a few other things, and hold boost constant to redline (I'd probably extend that some too), and this thing will pull like a raped ape. I don't know the exact number, but it has to taper off boost at the top end 4psi or so I would imagine...

    I also would like to be able to use the sport mode button to activate the map. That way you could still run 87 on the factory map if you chose to do so. 87 octane days are over with a tune, I wouldn't tune anything with less than 91 octane. I don't know if I would go that far with this thing, but a 93 map with methanol injection would be sweet...

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    I've been exclusively running 91 octane for the last 8 tanks.

    The limited data I've got shows it gives me some MPG improvement (so takes the edge off the increased cost), and there are folks who say that the change in timing helps to reduce oil dilution risk (others here disagree.) Plus there are a few back roads here where I go in manual mode and wind the thing out.

    I like the idea of using the sport mode button to toggle between modes...if you want to change shift points, use the manual shift.

    My problem is I'm a low-risk guy, and would want to wait for the warranty to expire before doing this. Although I may change my mind. This would make a great Christmas gift to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avoidin Deer View Post
    I've been exclusively running 91 octane for the last 8 tanks.

    The limited data I've got shows it gives me some MPG improvement (so takes the edge off the increased cost), and there are folks who say that the change in timing helps to reduce oil dilution risk (others here disagree.) Plus there are a few back roads here where I go in manual mode and wind the thing out.

    I like the idea of using the sport mode button to toggle between modes...if you want to change shift points, use the manual shift.

    My problem is I'm a low-risk guy, and would want to wait for the warranty to expire before doing this. Although I may change my mind. This would make a great Christmas gift to me!
    You might be interested in a Sprint Booster or Pedal Commander. Either one provides improved throttle response. Both are easy to install (which means they're also easy to uninstall in the event of a dealer visit). I've got the Sprint Booster on my CX-9, and while I haven't gotten around to testing 0-60 times yet, it does make the car feel much more responsive during my daily commutes. IMO, it's perfect if you want to scratch that itch while you're still under warranty, lol.

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