Tuning a 2014 EX as a casual driver
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    Tuning a 2014 EX as a casual driver

    Hey guys.

    Very new to this space. I got a used 2014 ex which I love. I got it knowing its just a commuter car and I'm happy with it as is. Because I'm just a commuter.

    But every now and then I get the itch for speed/acceleration. And it if were possible to make even a small boost in acceleration (considering its worth the $$). I'd be excited to try it.

    Not interested in any bolt ons or anything like that- just wondering if a tune would be worth it- and how much it would improve the driving experience. I'd wanna tune within the known healthy limit for the CVT- because I'm interested in this car lasting more than anything.

    Can someone school me on if it would be worth it- if I'd notice a significant difference?

    Thanks

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    Welcome to 9th gen.

    The first and easiest thing to do is run a few tankfuls of premium fuel through it. R18s have been reported to improve in many ways (acceleration, smoothness, fuel economy) on 91-and-up octane.

    If you can, or have someone reset the ecu, the results will take less time to occur.
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    You have to keep running the fuel to keep the improvements.

    What I meant above is that it could take 2 or 3 tankfuls to notice the improvements, as the ecu needs time to adjust. Clearing it will speed that up a bit.
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    Running the better fuel is really the only thing you can do to help thats cheap. To tune the car youd need flashpro which new is just shy of $700. Then youre going to spend anywhere from $300-$500 to get a full custom tune. Youre looking at $1000 at least total. The main thing youd get from it is a better/smoother powerband, youd gain some better hp and tq but nothing thats really too noticeable at least IMO
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    run the higher octane fuel, drive in 'S' (sport) mode when you get the itch. improved throttle response, keeps the engine in the powerband, but of course, there is a penalty - mileage. might try a drop in filter...some say it works, most say it doesn't.
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