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Old 07-07-2019, 11:56 PM   #1
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OFT stage 1 worth it on 2017+

Iíve searched and read through a lot of posts, but have yet to find a thread like this. I recently purchased a 2019 GT86 and am wondering if anyone can chime in on how the OFT stage 1 performs vs the factory tune on MY 17+ cars.


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Somebody could come in her and be veeeery snarky with what you are asking for.
The thing is if you have OFT tablet, the results are going to be very similar no matter what year you have.
If you searched in here maybe that's your problem since this is the general area. Try Software Tuning: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=88
You can be there for days looking at results people are getting with OFT.
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I have a 2013 and the stage 1 tune helps get rid of the sluggish acceleration at low rpms. Though the best thing about the OFT is that you can tune the car for E85, which makes a pretty big difference overall.
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Yes, there will be a great improvement the access to viral information is worth it alone
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Since the 2017+ engines have revised tuning, a slightly better intake design, a somewhat reduced torque dip and develop a little more horsepower I would assume that the OFT doesn't make as noticeable an improvement by itself (everything else being stock) as it does on the earlier models. BUT, I also would like to hear from those who have actual experience with an OFT on a 2017+ model. Thanks!
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As long as you are fine with throwing your power-train warranty in the trash, it will pick up a few ponies.
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I didn't think it was worth it on my 2013 but I picked up an oft and header for under 800 and at that point I figured I could gamble on it.
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As long as you are fine with throwing your power-train warranty in the trash, it will pick up a few ponies.


What? My dealer did an engine out warranty repair with an aftermarket header, intake, and an E85 tune.
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What? My dealer did an engine out warranty repair with an aftermarket header, intake, and an E85 tune.
There are other dealers that have refused engine warranty work due to an axle back exhaust. Dealers are not all created equal.
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E85 is the answer you seek. There is no reason to not buy an OFT. There is not a whole lot of improvement to be had over stock on the gasoline tunes, but the difference on E85 is huge.
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Iíve searched and read through a lot of posts, but have yet to find a thread like this. I recently purchased a 2019 GT86 and am wondering if anyone can chime in on how the OFT stage 1 performs vs the factory tune on MY 17+ cars.


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Not sure if $400 (used) - $500 (new) is worth 4HP to you?

But if you're going to do more basic N/A engine mods down the road, then I'd say it is more than worth it.

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130575
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95543
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126180


If you're not looking to mod your engine any, then save your $$ for wheels/tires, suspension kit, aesthetics, or something else.
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Since the 2017+ engines have revised tuning, a slightly better intake design, a somewhat reduced torque dip and develop a little more horsepower I would assume that the OFT doesn't make as noticeable an improvement by itself (everything else being stock) as it does on the earlier models. BUT, I also would like to hear from those who have actual experience with an OFT on a 2017+ model. Thanks!


Exactly why I made this thread.


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What? My dealer did an engine out warranty repair with an aftermarket header, intake, and an E85 tune.
Depends on what Subaru wants to make a warranty claim, if they ask for a copy of the ECU files which is pretty common when doing a warranty claim, then its a clear cut no unless there is an obvious mechanical failure that happened.
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Depends on what Subaru wants to make a warranty claim, if they ask for a copy of the ECU files which is pretty common when doing a warranty claim, then its a clear cut no unless there is an obvious mechanical failure that happened.
Well isnt that the beauty of the OFT that you can just flash it back to stock?
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