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My V-Tech Maptuner and Datalogger showed up today! It kind of feels like Christmas but that might be cause it is snowing right now.

We need to get our Spark broken in and we need to get some baseline radar runs done before we will be mapping our test machine. I'm hoping to share our radar runs once we get all the data. But it will probably be a few weeks before we can get everything done.

I'm currently set-up through V-Tech if anyone is looking to purchase a Maptuner and programming. I didn't order any extra Maptuners for inventory but I can have them in about 3-4 business days if anyone is interested. I'm also willing to program anyones Spark in the St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN area if they bring it to me for just the cost of the program.
 

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Just got mine today as well...Quick question for those who have tuned their skis already- I have located the OBD port but I cannot get the maptun connector in. It seems like its bumping up against the foam at the bottom. I did not take the top deck off- is this a requirement to connect the maptuner?

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SO do you know exactly how this map tuner will affect your Spark's performance? Do you have control over that at all, or do you just install it and let it do its thing. I've never actually used a tuning kit or anything so I'm curious how they work.
 

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You shouldn't need to remove the top to use the Maptuner. You just need to locate your OBD port and remove it from its holder. The OBD port is located under the coolant bottle and right above and behind the battery. The connector on our Spark is black and not grey like I have seen on other SEA-DOO models. I'll try and get a picture of it tomorrow if I can remember.

As far as how the tuner works, most people are just installing the tune V-Tech has figured out. It's designed to be a reprogram and enjoy if you use V-Tech's tune. V-Tech also has a map editor which allows you to make changes to the map but it is only designed to be used by engine tuners.

The Maptuner is $389.95 and the tuning credit is $550. I currently have tuning credits available for purchase if you already have a Maptuner.
 

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Here are a couple pictures I took that will help you locate your OBD connector. One picture is with it still in it's holder and one is after I took it out.
 

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Here are a couple pictures I took that will help you locate your OBD connector. One picture is with it still in it's holder and one is after I took it out.
Great pics, those would have helped immensely. I had a brain fart and was trying to plug the tuner into the OBD holder thing. :rolleyes:

What tune are you running? I see that there are a few available- any real differences?
 

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I haven't installed any tunes yet. We want to get some break-in time on ours and get a baseline done before we start playing with the different tunes. Right now we have about 1 hour and 45 minutes on our Spark.
 

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Why are these so expensive? Low sales volume as compared to a vehicle obd tuner? Just wondering as I have a tuner for my jeep that was $350 and done. No need to spend additional $$$
 

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Why are these so expensive? Low sales volume as compared to a vehicle obd tuner? Just wondering as I have a tuner for my jeep that was $350 and done. No need to spend additional $$$
How many Jeeps are sold every year? How many Sparks are out there, actually, pwc's in general? In 2012, Chrysler sold 141,000 Jeep Wranglers. In 2010, all pwc sales were 41,600. Supply and demand...

Yep, my phone sent this...
 

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Those who have used the maptuner, how do you like it? Worth the high price?

Im looking to take one or two of my 2up 60HP's to higher HP
 

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Sorry I haven't kept up on this thread. I was hoping I would have a lot more testing done by now but I've had a few other things get in the way. I'm hoping to be testing this week though.

So currently we have around 6 hours on our Spark. We've been running the V-Tech 402 tune for about 3 hours. So far my impressions are if I had a 60hp model, I would definitely V-Tech tune it. Now if I had a 90hp model, I'd have a hard time spending $939 for the Maptuner and tuning credit for the difference we noticed. Now this is completely stock without any other modifications though. We are going to hopefully repitch the stock impeller and see what kind of difference we will see then. So far the best I've seen is 52.8 mph on my GPS. The best I've seen on the stock speedo is 50 mph but the stock speedo calculates speed based on the input it receives from the stock ECU.

I will hopefully have some better information later this week with some acceleration graphs.
 

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V-Tech has the stock 90hp program available along with their 109hp program. So you can choose either one.
 

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You get one tune. First you have to buy the tuner..THEN..you have to buy the program to place in the spark cpu. All in total its close to 1k. If you have a 60hp I think it would be worth it if you did not get reamed by the dealer. If you have a90hp stay far away!
 

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You need to have a Maptuner ($389) to be able to program the Spark. From there, you have to buy a tuning license/credit ($550) for every Spark you want to tune. 1 tuning license/credit allows you to program 1 Spark with any of the maps V-Tech has available. As long as you have a Maptuner or access to one, you can change maps at anytime for any Spark that you've purchased a tuning license/credit for.

So since I have a Maptuner and I've already purchased a tuning license/credit for my Spark, I can change my program to any of the programs V-Tech has available at anytime. I can also update the program for no additional charge if they come out with a new program.
 
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