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Hey folks Mat from OVTune here.
Just wanted to join the forum and see what type of interest there is in terms of calibration and tuning? Are you guys ready for more power?

I am the owner / Calibrator / tuner for OrangeVirus Tuning. We cracked the tune on the Scion iA shortly after release, and are looking to do the same on the iM.
you can see about the iA here: Scion iA ECM Tuning Possibilities - Scion IA Forum

How many people would be interested?

We're looking into doing a lot of development for these cars, as we know they can be turbocharged, and modifications for them should be coming soon. We want to ensure the best calibration offering on the market.
 

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The iA is a Mazda ECU stupid easy to crack. If you can crack the iM's Toyota ECU I'll be surprised, but nothing is iM-possible. I would be very interested in a 93 octane OTS map for stage 1 (intake / exhaust). I'd definitely want to see some proven performance numbers though ie LEGIT dyno comparison. Depending on how the reflash is performed and what's included would depend on how much money I were willing to spend. I am very familiar with Cobb Tuning (owned 3 Subarus), and APR (also have a VW 1.8t). I've owned three different AccessPorts (well worth the $600 given that the Stage 1 & 2 tunes are included, data monitoring, and tunable by a Cobb certified tech). This day about the most I would pay for a generic non-modifiable off the shelf map with nothing else included is about $250-$300 and that better be for a minimum of 10-15whp 10-15 wtq.

You should also post this question on the Scion iM Enthusiast Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/893477074034319/
 

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I'm in if it can be done. But don't forget to post here, too. I don't do Facebook. I do check the FB iM group when I can get by the house. Which isn't much.
 

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We just cracked the ECU for the 2009+ Toyota : Camry, Rav4, Matrix, TC, and a few others. All ECUs running the 76F0038AGD processors. Writing definitions for it and will have our first flash result soon.

We're looking into the iM right now as well.

The iA is a Mazda ECU stupid easy to crack. If you can crack the iM's Toyota ECU I'll be surprised, but nothing is iM-possible. I would be very interested in a 93 octane OTS map for stage 1 (intake / exhaust). I'd definitely want to see some proven performance numbers though ie LEGIT dyno comparison. Depending on how the reflash is performed and what's included would depend on how much money I were willing to spend. I am very familiar with Cobb Tuning (owned 3 Subarus), and APR (also have a VW 1.8t). I've owned three different AccessPorts (well worth the $600 given that the Stage 1 & 2 tunes are included, data monitoring, and tunable by a Cobb certified tech). This day about the most I would pay for a generic non-modifiable off the shelf map with nothing else included is about $250-$300 and that better be for a minimum of 10-15whp 10-15 wtq.

You should also post this question on the Scion iM Enthusiast Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/893477074034319/

I don't mean to sound rude, but we are doing this to first see what is possible, and what the options are, it is too early to make any judgements about power, accessibility, etc. We haven't even released any information about pricing, and if it is a bench flash type of option (current for the cars above that we just got access to) it would be a very modest price.
 

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I'm interested... The iM is surprisingly peppy, but also slow. I have an automatic (I know I should have bought the manual, but the gf doesn't know how to drive one). I just read the whole iA thread and am impressed with everything that's going on with that little motor.
 

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Would like it if untraceable to where it'd seem like one person only did a negative battery removal to flash reset lol if removed to get checked xb
 

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Lol sorry for the confusion guys/gals my wording is somewhat off (in my head it sounds right lol) but yes davect01~Clarified it for me lol
 

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From what I understand external mods are fine, but when you start messing with engine internals, your warranty will be void.
 

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update?

Hey folks Mat from OVTune here.
Just wanted to join the forum and see what type of interest there is in terms of calibration and tuning? Are you guys ready for more power?

I am the owner / Calibrator / tuner for OrangeVirus Tuning. We cracked the tune on the Scion iA shortly after release, and are looking to do the same on the iM.
you can see about the iA here: Scion iA ECM Tuning Possibilities - Scion IA Forum

How many people would be interested?

We're looking into doing a lot of development for these cars, as we know they can be turbocharged, and modifications for them should be coming soon. We want to ensure the best calibration offering on the market.




so any update with this yet?
 

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would be sweet if there was an OFT type OBD2 flash tool we could use like the FRS guys. they just plug it in to OBD2 port, flash a new tune and done. and there's hundreds of tunes to pick from that are all pretested by the manufacturer.
 

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Just remember for California people...

for SMOG they plug into the OB2 port and check on the ECU to see if anything was flashed or modded now to pass SMOG.
 

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Just remember for California people...

for SMOG they plug into the OB2 port and check on the ECU to see if anything was flashed or modded now to pass SMOG.
Ya, some tunes are able to mask this, others not as good.

Also warranty work will often be denied if a tuner is detected.
 
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