Porsche 997 GT3 ECU Flash Tuning VRTuned.com August 17, 2009 Product Info 1 Comment Porsche 997 GT3 The GT3 is the ultimate track car. With a high revving motor, tuned suspension, and a package that can take you for the fastest lap ever, what else do you need? VRTuned focuses on cleaning up the cars power curve. With some additional programming to adjust the cars timing and air fuel mixtures, VRTuned is able to gain 20 horsepower to the crank and 21ft/lbs of torque Stock Power – 415HP and 299ft/lbs Tuned Power – 435HP and 320ft/lbs VRTuned flashes the 997 GT3 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 GT3 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. We have tested this software in many competition venues with nothing but positive results. 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 997 GT3 ECU Flash, please contact us using our Support Page. One Response John February 17, 2010 I did the VRTuned flash on my GT3. There appears to be a noticeable increase in power/torque across the power band. It’s not dramatic, and I wouldn’t expect it to be for this type of upgrade, but it’s enough to be felt. Driveability is excellent–every bit as good as stock. The flashing process is very easy and takes about 15 minutes, including hooking up all the cabling. In the spring I plan to get the car on the dyno to get some real before-and-after numbers. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.