@gtman Thank you very much for sharing your tuning experience.
As mentioned in the tune reliability thread, I finally made the jump & tune my Civic X. I was heavily consider KTuner V2 but I was a few hours late as somebody else had purchased the only KTuner V2 available for sale in my country. Thus, I currently use Hondata Flashpro to tune my Civic X.
I had no other modification on my car but the Flashpro tune. I would say the overall experience is awesome! This is not my first tuning experience but this is indeed my first tuning experience with no bolt-on at all!
My tuner told me that he only tune Fuel and timing to match my regular gas octane, which is 93 Octane. He told me that he prefer to keep stock boost level considering my car is daily driver, which means I will be dealing with stop and go traffic 80% of my daily commute.
With the climate that we are dealing with (high temp, high humidity), my tuner advised me to keep boost level at stock setting. He has 3 customers with piston rod issues after boosting the boost higher than 1.3 bar level (as per customers requested). 2 customers got their piston bent, 1 customer had a broken piston rod.
In regards to CVT, my tuner has not encountered CVT issues.
I'm curious with the result though. Honda Indonesia advertises Honda Civic Hatchback 173 PS (around 170 HP) at 5500 RPM but the result vary greatly with dyno result, which reflect power measurement at crank.
I may need to find other workshop with more reliable dyno to check.
Torque value is in Nm, not Ft/lbs.Edit. Numbers are in Nm not ft lbs.
But as an fyi:
Seen several non Si motors on Hondata base maps or tweaked bade maps with flex fuel blow up their engine because too much tq down low and too early. Personally know a friend who blew his motor up and he got a new motor switched to ktuner and got a custom tune from Drob at IMW.
@KTuner As I told you back in my Honda Fit days, if you ever get the urge to start tinkering in this area, I am game. I have other cars to drive. I absolutely despise and hate the shifting character of the CVT. It totally defeats the purpose of it's efficiency, especially at WOT.
Good to know, and thank you very much for the quick reply!
So I have a 2020 Hatchback Sport CVT and the transmission selector only has D and S, no L. Oh well.