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I was looking for some ECU software down loads to increase response of accelerator or overall performance?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Subaru?

2014 subaru forester 2.5

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have some ODB devices but not sure where to get performance software?

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HI,

Have you installed a performance tuner such as HP or hypertech to your Forester yet?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No! I was looking at a performance chip STN2120?

Hi,

Who makes that chip so I can make sure it actually is compatible with your vehicle and increases performance

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
STN2120 OBD-II, SW-CAN, MS-CAN to UART Interpreter IC
STN2120 offers the same features and functionality as STN1170 with even higher performance. STN2120 offers twice as much flash and four times as much RAM, while keeping the same low cost as STN1170.

HI,

Ok, when they refer to performance, they are not referring to engine performance, but rather the performance of the functionality of the chip. This is not an engine performance tuner chip. This chip is for building ECUs.

What you want is the following

https://www.amazon.com/Innovative-Performance-Programmer-Subaru-Forester/dp/B00WFHY1UQ/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Subaru%7C13&Model=Forester%7C57&Year=2014%7C2014&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=13&vehicleType=automotive

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
How about this one?
JET®
V-Force Plus Performance Module
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Subaru Forester 2.0L 2014, V-Force Plus Performance Module by JET®. The JET V-Force Plus features the same power tuning technology found in JET’s performance modules/programmers. The JET V-Force Plus is an inline tuning device that...
Improve horsepower and throttle responseOptimized ignition advance curves more details on - https://www.carid.com/2014-subaru-forester-performance-tuners-programmers/

HI,

The Jet tuner will work as well and will give you more individual tuning options. I have installed Innovatives, Jet tuners, BullyDogs, HP, Hypertech tuners in several vehicles for customers and they all work well.

It just depends upon how much individual tuning you want as to their prices. I have installed ones that were under $100 that increase hp and torque but have no individual tuning options for people just looking for an increase in hp and torque and have installed $1500 tuners in vehicles where the customer wants to change everything from hp to torque to shift parameters, wheel size, speedometer calibration, etc.

For the money, the JET offers good increase in hp and torque and decent customizing

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Is there any way to just download some performance software on to the ECU via ODB?

HI,

Unfortunately no one makes a software performance program to download straight to the ECM.

I dont see that happening anytime soon as there are many legal issues between the various states' emissions laws, federal emissions laws that ECU software alteration from programming can do, as well as the auto manufacturers keeping most of the engineering and programming proprietary so that this cannot be done.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks for all you help Eric - you got 5 stars :-)

you are welcome and thanks

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