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which tuner do you prefer for just your daily driving and do you think one brand is safer then the other?
I can't speak on others because I haven't tried the others. Just looking through forums it seems both hondata and ktuner has had alot of success with honda acura platform and both seem to be reliable. For me it came down to price and I was able to snag a used ktuner kit for half the price. So far the tune has been great and I have no complaints so far. You'll get alot of bickering from those who feel one is better than the other but in the end I knew I was going ktuner because I heard their base maps were good and their power curve looked good.
 

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I can't speak on others because I haven't tried the others. Just looking through forums it seems both hondata and ktuner has had alot of success with honda acura platform and both seem to be reliable. For me it came down to price and I was able to snag a used ktuner kit for half the price. So far the tune has been great and I have no complaints so far. You'll get alot of bickering from those who feel one is better than the other but in the end I knew I was going ktuner because I heard their base maps were good and their power curve looked good.
sounds good, I'm not looking to push the limits on my car, I just want to add a little more power and a better driving experience so I'm a little torn which one to choose.
 

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If you'd like to see some long term stats from the 1.5T community the CivicX forum has a great compilation, although very small in its overall representation of the community. Only 1,010 people added their vehicles and experiences so far, but there are so many more out there that are tuned. There's a thread here as well and on CivicXI.com, but those are just getting started.

https://www.civicx.com/forum/thread...ence-reliability-thread-for-all-models.42361/

This is from the first post of the thread and is regularly updated.

Current thread stats (as of 8/5/22)

Total tuned cars submitted: 1,010
Non-Si 459; Si 429; CTR 92; 2.0 NA 30
Sedan 509; Hatchback 326; Coupe 175

Total tuned miles driven: 15,897,600
Most tuned miles driven: 139,000 (choo)
Cars with over 25,000 tuned miles: 199

Cars with major drivetrain failures: 29 (2.9%)
Failures by model: Si 8; Non-Si 19; 2.0 NA 1; CTR 1
Failures by tune type: Base 9; OTS 7; Custom 13
Percentage of cars running reliably: 97.1%

Transmissions: CVT 348 (34%); Manual 662 (66%)
Base models: 71% CVT; 29% Manual
Upgraded clutches installed: 126 (12%)
CVT failure rate: 2.0% (7)

Hondata used for tuning: 228; Race (202) Carb (26)
KTuner used for tuning: 822; V1.2 (459) V2 (363)
Other devices used: JB4 3; RaceChip 6; Motec 4
Usage rate: KTuner 77%; Hondata 22%; Other 1%

Currently custom tuned cars: 222 (22%)
Currently OTS tuned cars: 487 (48%)
Currently base tuned cars: 301 (30%)

Most popular OTS tune: TSP Stage 1 (386)
Other popular OTS tune: Phearable 1.5 (203)
Newest tunes: Phearable 1.5R (68); TSP 1+ (63)

Top rated tuners: Derek Robinson, John Vega

Most popular fuel used: 93 octane (520; 51%)
Users topping off with E85: 114 (11%)
Flex fuel kits installed: 123 (12%)

No bolt ons added: 288 (29%)
Bolt ons added (not FBO): 520 (51%)
Cars with full bolt ons: 202 (20%)

Cold air intake installed: 437 (43%)
Short ram intake installed: 107 (11%)
Upgraded intercooler installed: 349 (34%)
Aftermarket exhaust installed: 301 (30%)

Aftermarket downpipe installed: 337 (33%)
Aftermarket frontpipe installed: 228 (22%)
Upgraded RMM installed: 105 (10%)
Upgraded flywheel installed: 58 (6%)

Upgraded CMC installed: 19 (2%)
Catch can installed: 52 (5%)
Oil or trans cooler installed: 22 (2%)
Upgraded radiator installed: 22 (2%)

Upgraded charge pipes: 125 (12%)
Upgraded turbo inlet pipe: 109 (11%)
Turbo blanket installed: 23 (2%)
Upgraded turbo installed: 98 (10%)

Cars with fully built engines: 10 (1%)
 

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sounds good, I'm not looking to push the limits on my car, I just want to add a little more power and a better driving experience so I'm a little torn which one to choose.
Yea I'm the same. I didn't even flash their stage 2 because I don't really need it. Just wanted to a little extra zip
 

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Yea I'm the same. I didn't even flash their stage 2 because I don't really need it. Just wanted to a little extra zip
I'm liking my ktuner with Phearable 1.5R tune running Map2
 

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So for someone like me who just thinks he wants a little more go without much muss or fuss, would something like the V1.2 with one of the Phearable tunes installed be a good way to go? From what I believe I understand, if I only install one map, that's the one it will default to, even with the KTuner removed from the OBD port.

Or, since it's pretty unobtrusive, I could just leave it plugged in and then could use TunerView on my phone or tablet, if I wanted.

Sound about right?
 

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So for someone like me who just thinks he wants a little more go without much muss or fuss, would something like the V1.2 with one of the Phearable tunes installed be a good way to go? From what I believe I understand, if I only install one map, that's the one it will default to, even with the KTuner removed from the OBD port.

Or, since it's pretty unobtrusive, I could just leave it plugged in and then could use TunerView on my phone or tablet, if I wanted.

Sound about right?
Yep that's right . I only use one map. 17psi in normal comfort/ 19psi in sport. But you have the option to setup another map and add more boost. Let's say a type r wants to battle lol your not going to win but you can quickly switch to map 2 21psi and let her rip and then calmly except defeat with dignity and switch back to your regular map lol.
 
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