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Old 11-19-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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Softronic 15-20 hp upgrade

Is anyone familiar with this company and upgrade? It costs $895 for a cable and software and supposedly offers both a hp and torque increase. Any feedback woul dbe greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:00 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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In my opinion, there is no such magic..

you may as well bring it yourself on a Dyno and piggy-back the mapping
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #4
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softronic.us out of Connecticut
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #5
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in the auto world these are called "canned tuna " a company will rewrite the fuel and timing tables and sell a fit all version. most US handheld ones can double as a code reader and adjust a whole lot of things eg: rpm/top speed limits,shift parameters [auto trans] just to name a few but they cost half what the po version does. i would check with the company and see what it can/cannot do,if its guarranted. check with people that use it [i dont have it but i believe its popular] fyi...a company years ago had one for GM cars and they had to add extra phone lines for customer help. it was called a preditor...i called it a deadator
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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Softronic is owned by Scott Slauson, long time contributor to several Porsche related publications, as well as being well known in Porsche circles. Of all the remapping software out there, I would suspect his is probably the most realistic in its performance potential. That said, all software of this type really only max the output under certain conditions (e.g.: headers, intake mods, exhaust, etc.), so you may or may not realize the total potential unless your car is already ten tenth’s on the modifications. If your car is still under a warranty, you should also be aware that Porsche’s PIWIS system can detect these software updates and will void your warranty…….
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:10 PM   #7
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look over at Planet 9 where you can find better information about Softronic and do a search.
I'd say 80% of all posts there are positive

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