Porsche 987.2 Boxster/Cayman

The 2009 and up Porsche 987.2 Cayman or Boxster is a big change over previous models. The new 987 has switched from a Bosch ECU to now running a Siemens SDI system. The transmission can be had in a standard 6 speed manual or the new PDK transmission to compete with the GTR, M3, and others. VRTuned has spent time engineering and developing software for the new DFI cars and is one of the only tuners in the world that can offer an ECU flash via the OBDII port. With some additional programming to adjust the cars timing and air fuel mixtures, VRTuned is able to gain performance on both the 2.9L and the 3.4L 987.

3.4L Stock Power – 320HP and 272ft/lbs of Torque
Tuned Power – 335HP and 286ft/lbs of Torque
Tuned w/Exhaust – 347HP and 296ft/lbs of Torque

VRTuned flashes the 987.2 Boxster or Cayman through the OBDII port of the car. With their Flasher Client software, they are reading a full 1mb of the file to completely tune the ECU. Other companies claim to be able to do this, but are only read 128kb and making global changes. The ECU flash will alter your fuel and timing maps to give you a very linear increase over stock. For those worried about check engine lights, there are none! For those running a high flow cat or straight pipe exhaust systems, VRTuned raises the O2 levels which will remove the possibility of having a CEL from this type of exhaust. Once the car is flashed, the low end torque and throttle response will be much improved. The mid-range of the RPM band will feel stronger as well. The overall improvement of drivability makes the 997.2 Carrera even more fun then it was originally. Since warranty is always a concern, VRTuned also provides you with your original file. With this original file you can flash your car back to stock at any point. If you go to the dealer, there will be nothing visible through the Porsche PIWIS system. VRTuned can program your vehicle no matter what country you are from or what octane you use. We have different maps for those running 91 octane or 93 octane and higher.

What are the benefits/functions of going with VRTuned compared to the competition?

  • VRTuned does not require the removal of your ECU from the car. There is no down time at all.
  • Your car can be flashed at your convenience from the comfort of your own garage.
  • VRTuned reflashing is done via a Client Cable that is connected to the OBDII port. The customer simply plugs the cable into the car and reads the file with a laptop per the instructions with the cable. Once the file is downloaded, it is emailed to the VRTuned secure server where the file is tuned and then emailed back to the client. The client simply uploads the file and they are done. Total process is about 1 hour.
  • Reflashing is done according to the vehicles octane level of pump gas and modifications are taken into account (Intake, Headers, Exhaust) to enhance power gains.
If you have any questions about the Porsche 987.2 Boxster/Cayman ECU Flash, please contact us using our Support Page.

About The Author

Dan Mermelstein - Co-Owner, Blogger, Porsche Enthusiast, VRTuned Marketing and Technical Support. Available to make your car faster!

13 Responses

  1. Greg Adams

    I am ordering a new Cayman R and was curious if you will have a tune for this car. I plan to do some sort of exhaust mod (Capristo, Remus) and possibly the plenum to maximize HP. Can you tell me what the potential is with all of these and new tune?

  2. VRTuned.com

    Yes Greg we can do the flash. We do OBDII flashing on all the new DFI cars. Basic bolt ons like exhaust, headers, filter do not need special flashes as the ECU adjusts. The Tuned Power w/Exhaust – 347HP and 296ft/lbs of Torque for the current 3.4L. The new one should have similar gains.

  3. Kevin

    Hi, i’ll like to know how can i get my car flash? do you guys have any dealer in SIngapore that will be able to do the job? i’m driving a 2010 2.9 pdk, cheers

  4. Manfred

    Hi, I´m not satisfied with the answers concerning the 987 2.9l machine -> no DFI. Is there really a development? THX for more info !

  5. Alessandro

    Hi, I’m planning to flash my Cayman S DFI. For the moment is a stock car, but next year I will install sport exhaust and plenum….you can flash it once again or I have to pay another time?

  6. Bob butler

    I am considering install of a turbo on my 2010 3.4 auto
    Do you have a program for that?
    Any turbo mfg to stay away from?

    • VRTuned.com

      We can do a custom tune but would require you to do some basic datalogging after the initial map is installed. We would need to know full details of the kit, fuel system, etc.

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