September Updates

Thanks for sticking with us! We’ve been heels deep in development on several platforms, and are working to bring new products and features to market rapidly.

Recently released OFT’s includes:
– Mercedes AMG (C63)
– Toyota Tacoma
– Miata MX5 (ND2)

Soon-to-Market OFT’s includes:
– 2015+ Ford F150 (3.5L)
– 2020+ S1000RR
– BMW M5 (F90)

Production development/exploration includes:
– 2020 Toyota Supra
– Chevrolet C8 Corvette

Miata ND2 Stage Tune Dev’

Miata MX5 ND2 Stage Tune Development is going really well! It was exciting to see the OEM mapping/engine hardware produce baseline power figures near that which the OEM states as crank figures (181hp). Our baselines were ~177HP. The cars are certainly underrated, making this a 200+ crank HP car from the factory. Impressive!

The Mazda engineers certainly put a lot of time and energy into developing a fantastic OEM header/exhaust, head porting, camshaft profile, intake manifold and induction system.

Mercedes AMG Tuning

Put our AMG back on the dyno for some additional testing after performing additional reverse engineering and ROM development. The results were fantastic!

On the dyno
557HP 637TQ

Custom e-Tuning

If you’ve been waiting for custom tune maps, we’ve been a bit delayed; due in part to new OFT tuning features and enhancement roll-out/testing. Thanks for you patience! We are working diligently to get all tune back-log caught up.

OFT Hardware Updates and Recovery

Most devices that were plagued by a past software update (which cause errors while reading/writing new tune files) have been recovered. If you’re one of the few still met with the trouble, we can easily get you back up and running. Please complete our online form by clicking here.

OpenFlash Updates and Product Launch Information

New Products

New OFT’s will be shipping soon! New offerings are for the following vehicles:

  • 2016+ Toyota Tacoma (3.5L)
  • 2019+ Mazda Miata ND2

In development:

  • Mercedes AMG GTS
  • BMW M5 (F90)
  • BMW (F-Series) M3/4 (Updated/New Bootloader Support)

New Software

In the new year, we had a software update roll-out that caused some issue with a select few OFT’s where they would no longer read/write the ECU, or interact with OpenFlash Manager to upload/download ROM files and Datalogs.

This was due to a system file verification error during the update process. The issues presence led to the development of an entirely new OS framework for the OFT , and will being to roll-out automatic via the OFT update process soon.

In the meantime we’re still working actively to manually update any customers effected by the past update issue via remote login to your PC. If you’ve been effected by the issue self-schedule an appointment so that we can remotely login to fix your OFT: www.openflashtablet.com/oft-recovery/

Where you’re asked for a ticket number, please enter “from website”.

  1. Please try to use a PC with USB 2.0 port
  2. Have the OFT, USB cable in-hand. 
  3. If possible, have the car available for ECU reading/writing as needed.

Release: OpenFlash Performance Off-The-Shelf v2 Tunes for F10 M5 (all variants)

Well …

It’s been a LONG 2 weeks on the dyno, but we’ve got a lot of -well, everything- to show for it!

We’re proud to present our v2 F10 M5 Off-The-Shelf maps! 

The new mapping brings some additional refinement and enhancements to our already fantastic v1.2 mapping. 

These maps contain additional TQ management operations, while still retaining OEM safety mechanisms: Such as CAT over-heat protections, boost control strategies, combustion temp control (fueling), and much much more. There is no reasonable need to sacrifice OEM control strategies for power — it just ins’t required!

In the graphs below, you can see the direct difference between the new v2, and previous v1.2 mapping (v2.0 is bold):

Test Vehicle #1- F10 M5 (Non-Competition)
Fuel: 93 Octane (USA)
Mods: Aftermarket Downpipes with Performance Catalytic Converters Only

Test Vehicle #2- F10 M5 (Competition)
Fuel: 93 Octane (USA)
Mods: Titanium Cat-Back Exhaust Only.

As we’ve touched on in post before, limiting TQ is key here. Keeping the heat out of the engine assembly at the lower RPM really allows the twin-turbo 4.4L v8 to sing up-top!

Like I said, its been a BUSY 2 weeks! We’ve completely re-worked and updated our website in an effort to make it easier to navigate and find what you need.

All current customer: Please request your new v2 tune files by following this link -> https://www.openflashtablet.com/free…-file-request/

Allow us 1-5 days to get your request fulfilled. 

We’ve got an entire world of customers to get squared away with these new tunes!

If you have any questions, we’re here to get you sorted out!

Independent Testing Results: Off-The-Shelf v4.0x GT86 Tunes

Initial Post found here: https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130575 — All writing and formatting is copied directly from the source link. Video at the bottom of the post.

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I thought I’d post this here incase anyone was curious on the results.

2013 BRZ
6 Speed
56,000 Miles

Performance Mods:
Tomei UEL Headers
Motiv Overpipe
Motiv Front Pipe with High Flow Catalytic Converter
Perrin 2.5″ Resonated Catback
Open Flash Tuner (OFT) with stage 2+ 4.0x Tune
93 Octane Gas

Supertek Intake Inlet w/ K&N Filter

184hp/148trq to the wheels

-B

Graph 1 = Stage 2+ v4.0x with mods
Graph 2 = Stock Tune with Perrin Catback/Intake vs. Stage 2+ v4.0x with mods

BMW M5 (F10) v2 Tuning Sneak Peek

Original Posting found here: https://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1573582

Since the weather has been so rainy here lately, I spent another full day testing our new v2 calibration on the dyno. Seems like it is only place we can run the car at WOT safety. As before, the car is our 2015 F10 M5 Competition. No mods other than OFT tune and Ti cat-back sound (only benefit is weight savings and sound). Still running STOCK intakes, STOCK downpipes, etc. All testing on 93oct. All pulls in 5th gear (DCT). 

Here are some consecutive runs showing run to run consistency:

And here are those runs compared to the stock baseline of the same M5 Competition. Non Competitions make a bit less power when stock so the difference between stock and tuned will be even greater.

Compared to the previous dyno graphs shown a few days ago, here’s a few things I did today on the dyno: 

-Widened the window of peak power (>630whp) by increasing torque in the 5000-5500 range as well as reduced the amount of torque taper at high RPM. This was actually done by lowering the boost a bit up top. If you try to run over 21-22psi of boost at high RPM with stock cats/exhausts, the turbos tend to choke up and power starts to roll off.
-Brought rev limiter back to stock 7250rpm instead of 7400rpm like with previous OTS tunes. Power curve is already so fat and useable, there really wasn’t any reason to rev the engine out any higher.
-Modified pre-spool turbo tables to give more immediate boost response. We can pull this off successfully now due to the new method of controlling boost which pretty much makes boost spikes a thing of the past.
-Enriched AFR tables a bit more at high RPM to aid in in-cylinder cooling for those who fancy a top speed or two. AFR targets are as rich as 11.4:1 up top.
-Limited permissible torque output in 1st gear by nearly 40%, second gear by 30% and 3rd gear by 10%. Full torque from 4th gear and up.

Had a small window of time where roads on the highway were dry enough for some pulls. Yeow…. it’s fast. Engine feels very unstrained and just keeps pulling and pulling. Our goal was to make the M5 feel like a rev-happy naturally aspirated M engine (but one with a torque plateau of 600lb-ft). Nailed it. So easy to drive and modulate with the throttle. Compared to conventional tunes that run maximum boost and let the ECU dial things back based upon knock activity, this one is as stable and consistent as one can hope for. In the upcoming days, we will be testing this tune in a non-competition M5. And shortly after that, we will release it to customers. Can’t wait for you guys to try it!

Cheers,
Shiv

Independent Testing Results: Mazda Miata ND

Initial Post found here: https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?s=a636dc6125162133abf1ad293e7f24e7&t=685357 — All writing and formatting is copied directly from the source link.

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I had my car dynoed at Drift Office (local performance/dyno tuning shop in Auburn, WA) today and I have to say that I am pretty happy with the results 

 Since I recently got my Edelbrock Supercharger kit, I wanted to get a baseline to see the delta gains between my current mods vs supercharger (w/ custom Ecutek tune). Once I install the Supercharger and my tune is finalized, I will go for another dyno session and post the results .

Current Mods:

  • OFT Stage 3 Map (91 oct tune)
  • OFH (Open Flash Header)
  • Greddy Axle Back Muffler

Here’s my car compared to a bone stock ND Miata on the very same dyno , it looks like the car gains about +19whp and +17 wtq with these mods which is pretty substantial IMO.

Not to mention, these are just the peak gains and gap is even bigger at certain RPMs as you can see in the graph as well as the noticeable bump in the mid range (are under torque curve). I have to mention though, car certainly feels much faster in real life, especially in the track environment where you’re consistently over 4-5k rpms. For the reference, I have been using the car primarily for track use and OFT+OFH have been on the car since day one with no ill effects. I have been also datalogging and monitoring my temps. 

More importantly, it also looks pretty similar to the with Stock ND 2 Miata numbers. For the sake of consistency, I used the graphs from the same type of dyno (Dynojet) and 91 octane tune. 

Here’s the dyno graph from Grass Roots motorsports article 

I tried to overlay above picture with my dyno graph. You will notice the most outer curve with blue line is my ND1 Miata and the dotted/fuzzy line is the ND2. So basically ND2 Stock Miata falls somewhere between the Modified ND1 and Stock ND1 lines. ND1 with tune and mods have both hp and torque advantage especially in the mid range where it matters the most and the advantage is there up until 6500 rpm. ND2 then has a slight HP advantage . I hope it’s readable 

F80 M3 Competition – More development, more results!

Tuning a car that is an already hot-rodded version of the M3 (M3 Competition) still yields plenty of gains; despite the healthy stock baseline.

New OFT Stg1 v2.2 tunes are killer. Smooth, progressive and powerful!

Thank you to Christopher Evan Lam for allowing us to use his car for additional testing for the greater good! This car is still 100% stock hardware with ONLY an ECU tune -> SMOG COMPLIANT!

Strapped to the Dyno @ Wicked1 Racing
Stage 1 v2.2 Results (M3 Competition Pack) = Smooth delivery

Initial Dev’: 2016+ Toyota Tacoma OpenFlash Tablet –

Well, we never considered we’d be entering the truck market, but as the saying goes “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

In the recent past we’d picked up a 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD truck for typical day-to-day Openflash Performance Inc. operations.

Like most vehicles in our stable, we just couldn’t leave ‘well enough’ alone! The ‘can we tune it?’ bug got a-hold of us.

Whats nice is that using our programming tools, the P5 CAN is completely readable/writeable. No need for virtual reading required with this platform! Nice!

With that — we’re getting to work on .xdf creation:

Some additional photos of our truck!

Openflash Tablet programmable, free off-the-shelf tunes for life, and affordable? — This is going to be great!

Please use our contact form at the top of this page, or email sales@openflashperformance.com for more details!

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