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Best Programmer/Tune chip

Iíve been wanting to get a chip or tuner for my civic and just want to get everyoneís opinions on which brand is the best for the civic. Iíve been looking at ones from RaceChip USA but I donít know if these are any good or if they work. Iíve got the 2018 Civc hatchback sport CVT
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

Ktuner or hondata. Hands down.

I personally plan on getting ktuner v1.2 myself, though the v2 (same as v1.2 but ibcludes 7" touchscreen tablet interface) is the same price as hondata's tuning unit. I dont personally care for the tablet, hence my decision.
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

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Ktuner or hondata. Hands down.
Agree!! These are the only options in my opinion.
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

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Ktuner or hondata. Hands down.

I personally plan on getting ktuner v1.2 myself, though the v2 (same as v1.2 but ibcludes 7" touchscreen tablet interface) is the same price as hondata's tuning unit. I dont personally care for the tablet, hence my decision.
So with the v1.2 Ktuner everything is changed from your phone right? Or laptop or something
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

Laptop. They have an app that you can use to monitor stuff, but not change anything. V2's tablet you can change tunes with
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

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Laptop. They have an app that you can use to monitor stuff, but not change anything. V2's tablet you can change tunes with
all right thanks youíve defiantly given me a starting point, Iíll look into it and see how easy it is to use and what I can get out of it
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

Pretty much plug in, flash ecu. From start to finish, you're looking at 5-10 minutes

I'm in the same boat you are: Sport hatch with CVT. From my research, you can safely and reliably run the +6 PSI tune. Even ktuner's "base" 16.5PSI tune is an increase over stock. I got me a bluetooth OBD reader (that uses the Torque App) as my boost gauge. Highest I've been able to record (reading manifold pressure) was 9.4psi.

My buddy with a '16 ex-t says that his boost gauge reads 16.5psi, but that's merely calculated as opposed to actual boost pressure.

That's kinda the downside to our torque/engine load based boost demand system. You're likely to not get that 16.5psi Honda promised us. lol
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

Warranty would be void if you do one of these tuners, correct?
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Re: Best Programmer/Tune chip

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Warranty would be void if you do one of these tuners, correct?
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