Porsche 996 Turbo S or X50 ECU Flash Tuning VRTuned.com August 18, 2009 Product Info Porsche 996 Turbo S or X50 The 996 X50 package is an upgrade from the standard 996 Turbo to include the bigger K24 turbos and GT2 intercoolers. This car is making 450hp at the crank from the factory. Much like the GT2, these bigger turbos still have more to give. VRTuned can flash the stock ECU to gain another 40 horsepower and 50ft/lbs of torque to the crank. Stock Power – 450HP and 457ft/lbs Tuned Power – 490HP and 507ft/lbs VRTuned flashes all the Porsche 996 cars through the OBDII port. 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 boost, fuel, and timing maps to give you a very linear increase over stock. The stock 996 Turbo X50 makes about .8 – .9 bar of boost. Once flashed, the car will pull harder in all gears at 1.1 – 1.2 bar of boost. VRTuned tunes using the factory knock and oxygen sensors to ensure you get the best map the first time. Basic bolt on modifications like Diverter Valves, Exhaust, and Intake do not require the re-reflash of the ECU, they only bring out further performance of the vehicle. For those worried about check engine lights, there are none! For those running a high flow cat exhaust systems or straight pipes, VRTuned raises the O2 levels which will eliminate any CEL’s. Once the car is flashed, the turbos will come on much quicker and the car will pull harder to redline. The overall improvement of drivability makes the 996 Turbo X50 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 996 Turbo X50 ECU Flash, please contact us using our Support Page. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.