This dyno is of a stock RDX with Stage 1 and Stage 2 performance tunes.
Stage 1 operates in all 4 dynamic modes and delivers a 10 hp increase everywhere.
Stage 2 is configured for Stage 1 performance in snow and comfort and Stage 2 performance in Sport and Sport + modes. Stage 2 delivers 36 lb-ft more mid range torque and 28 more mid-range horsepower for a much more exciting drive.
The dyno figures are lower than the Accord turbo due to our four wheel dyno reading 10% lower than our 2 wheel dyno, and the AWD drivetrain absorbing more power. This leads to about a 20% torque and power difference from the 18 Accord. The midrange percentage improvements (15%-19%) are similar.
On the street
The Hondata reflash significantly reduces the throttle lag
We've put together a series of training videos to describe the function and use of the FlashPro. View the videos in High Definition Full Screen to view the screen shots.
Hondata's new generation programming tool for the 06 - 09 US Civic Si, the Japanese 06-09 Civic Type R and the European 07-09 Civic Type R. A brief introduction.
FlashPro getting started
This video covers the installation the FlashPro Manager software, the USB drivers, software registration and upload of a calibration.
One of the latest features added to FlashPro, live tuning gives you the ability to tune your Honda or Acura on the fly without switching off the engine. Live tuning simplifies part throttle tuning and significantly reduces the time and cost of tuning your car.
Hondata has developed a Race calibration which allows you to tune with the MAP sensor and bypass the limitations of the AFM sensor. A look at the tuning principles for forced induction on a modern return-less fuel system.
Datalogging and Air fuel ratios
A look a the extensive datalogging capabilities of the FlashPro and the many ways in which to examine your engine data. We touch on the datalogging of the air fuel ratios and how you can use it to adjust your tuning.
What is a CARB FlashPro? A CARB FlashPro is a FlashPro which only allows uploads from calibrations which are determined to not alter the any emissions related parameters in the ECU.
What does CARB stand for? Not carburetor. 'CARB' is the common term for the California Air Resources Board, who are responsible for determining if calibrations could affect emissions.
Why should I use the CARB FlashPro? Within the USA you must use the CARB FlashPro for any emissions controlled vehicle.
But I don't live in California / my state does not do emissions tests. It does not matter - the concept of '49 state legal' is not longer valid. Under the federal Clean Air Act administered by the EPA it is not legal to change any emissions equipment (including the ECU) on any emissions controlled vehicle. There is no mechanism to prove to the EPA that an ECU modification does not affect emissions, but the EPA will accept the California Air Resources Board approval. Hence California legal modifications are also federally legal.
What if I sell by vehicle and wish to use the FlashPro on a competition vehicle? The CARB FlashPro cannot be changed into a Race FlashPro. Sell the CARB FlashPro and purchase a Race FlashPro.
Will this work on more than one vehicle? The FlashPro is locked to one vehicle. It can be unlocked and transferred to another vehicle by returning the ECU to stock.
Do I need the laptop in the vehicle to reflash the ECU? No. The FlashPro can upload either with or without a laptop.
Will dealers need a software license?
No. Every FlashPro will come with the full tuning software FlashProManager.
Do I need to send my ECU to Hondata? No. Your ECU does not need to be modified for FlashPro.
I am considering purchasing a used FlashPro. What do I need to do to check? The FlashPro must beunlockedby the seller. Have the seller send youthis screenshotwhich shows the serial number password and lock status. Hondata does not unlock FlashPros. The reason for this policy is to prevent both fraud (against us) and theft (against you).
Check ECU Compatibility
To ensure that you order the correct FlashPro we recommend that you check your ECU is supported.
The ECU part number is located on the ECU. You may need to remove a plastic cover in order to see the sticker containing the part number.
EPA/CARB status (USA)
CARB EO D-742-5
5YF-A52 through 5YF-A56 5YF-A62 through 5YF-A66 5YF-A72 through 5YF-A76 5YF-A82 through 5YF-A86 5YF-A42