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ok stryker peeps, im torn between 2 programmers. the cobra and the power commander 5, any and all h

Fuel Programmers?

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I've been told that with the power commander 5 you have to get on the dyno and download the mapping and then upload into the programmer, versus the cobra fi2000r its pretty much plug and play. Thanks for everyones help on this.
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the power commander is the same as the cobra fi2000r which you can get for $249.00. The power commander you need a dyno to tune it but you can get the auto add on but after you buy the power commander and the add on auto tuner you'll spend over 600 dollars. Cobra powerpro all the way ;D
ApacheStryke said:
Ok - mapping versus autotune - I have a brother who has a 2006 Mustang Cobra and a 2011 Mustang GT - He has used programmable tuners on all of his "play" things. Now - I am not sure if they even make "auto tuners" for the cars - but he drag races all of his stuff and he likes having the ability to "map" the fuel and ignition system to what he wants - not something that. I guess my question is - if you are looking for the most performance - which really is better? I.e. - I understand that the auto tuner samples every 80 times a second and what ever - but it still has to have a "map" stored that says something like - if the engine/throttle/rpm/etc is this - then set these parameters to X - doesn't it? And if so - is this new value the actual best value or is it some type of overall average?

All that said - I am getting a set of cobra sweptbacks for my bike and - later - a big air kit of some type and when I get the big air kit I'll get a fuel programmer and these are the kinds of things I wondering about. All replies ad education would be appreciated!
So far the auto tuner has blown my mind. I put it on when I only had drilled holes in my exhaust with stock intake and it ran perfect. Just yesterday I did the airbox mod on my bike ( cut a big hole on the inside of the airbox) so now the bike is getting alot more air and the auto tuner seemed to adjust spot on it now has alot more power with the mod. If you didn't have the auto tuner you would have to go and get it remapped again. Is the auto tuner spot on probably not but I'll tell you its very very close. The auto tuner automatically creates its own map depending on the feedback the bike is giving it every second. Manual tuning a bike you can get the known optimum power out of the engine but that could change the next day weather wise, different mods, different weight on the bike, different fuel. The auto tuner will adjust to these situations. I see it this way if a auto tuner wasn't the way to go then dynojet wouldn't of came out with one as a addon for the powercommander.
I tried a tank of 91 the other day cause I was thinking the same thing wondering what the powerpro would do and there was no noticeable difference between the 87 and the 91 octane. I'm still getting about the same gas mileage BUT i've been alot harder on the throttle since I put on the programmer so I probably do get better gas mileage with it. :)
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