Actually there are about 3 timing maps for different octane modes and knock reduction.The ECU will not "learn" a mod and adjust for it under Wide Open Throttle conditions no matter what anyone says.All your doing by adding breathing mods is leaning out an already RICH A/F factory ratio.There is a point at which the increased A/F will become harmfull to even a N/A engine. The only time the ECU will trim or add fuel is at idle and under partial throttle loads,not under WOT. A lean A/F mixture would be ideal for adding some more fuel to make some extra power.I just got off the phone with Doug from CrawfordZ, and he noted that with a CAI, True Dual exhaust, and High flow cats, I should be just fine. Our stock ECU has 8 base maps that will notice the mods, and adjust accordingly.
He did say that he has heard that the SSV makes the engine run richer, and might have to be leaned out, but he marked this as hearsay, and so, he wasn't sure about the SSV. + this was from FI guys' experience. I am N/A.
Buddy, thank s for your quick response. I had previously heard about resetting the ECU, and wasn't sure if this would be a more effective approach :dunno: . Both you, and Doug confirmed that this process is not necessary, thanks!
As far as the Kinetix manifold making the car run richer, there are two things that may be going on.
1) a vacume leak from a poorly machined surface causing rich A/F at part throttle
2) It is restrictive and actually flows "LESS" air/CFM than the stock plenum,which is more likely the scenario.
Tuning is key for getting the extra power out of the car.The UTEC is definitely a good option,I myself have just started tuning the UTEC on my own car in the past few days and feel like a pro already.It is really easy to use and tune even by the novice tuner....The Utec and the Tuner Pro provide to be a POWERFUL tuning tool in the right hands!