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!

F10 M5 Competition Package Results

Anthony and I spent a good bit of time on the dyno yesterday finalizing the Stg 1 tunes for our F10 M5. Interesting to note that the aftermarket exhaust didn’t improve power on our 2015 M5 with Competition Package. But it did save ~50lbs and improved sound which is always a nice thing. Keep in mind that this car is still running OEM downpipes/catalysts. I like my cars (and air) clean so going cat-less was not an option. All testing done on 91oct fuel.

The fun really started when we remapped the ECU. We developed two version of OFT Stage 1: One with Full Torque and one with Flat Torque. The Full Torque version is just that, a tune that provides generous torque in the low end and midrange. We still limited peak torque to 585lb-ft which is a reflection on our restraint since the car is capable of producing much more at the expense of repeatability and excessive engine stress.

But it’s the Flat Torque version of the tune which is novel. We purposely limited torque to stock-like torque levels. But keep it flat as possible throughout the rev range. This was still worth a nearly 100whp gain over stock. The nice thing about this Flat Torque tune is that it feels really rev happy, predictable, and easy to drive on the road. Almost as if it had a naturally aspirated engine. It begs to be revved out and feels repeatable pull after pull. Compared the more traditional Full Torque tune, this tune feels like you can beat on it all day and it will never miss a beat. Engine sounds and feels unstressed which always encourages hooliganism

M3/4 F8x OpenFlash Tablet Development

We recently purchased our own F10 M5 Competition Package and have been burning the midnight oil. Which means that the OFT for the F series M cars is only a few weeks from public release. Price for the OFT has yet to be determined. But it will include:

-OpenFlash Tablet (v2) handheld
-Free unencrypted off-the-shelf tune files (Stage 1, 2 and 3)
-Free user tuning software with definition files

Custom E-Tuning service will also available for those who want a more vehicle specific calibration.

Screenshot of the OpenFlash tuning software (courtesy of Tuner Pro):

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