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Old 01-08-16, 10:20 PM
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I came across a local tuning shops Instagram (Vivid Racing) and they are claiming a company out of Italy (alientech) has cracked the encryption on the USDM Spec ECU's for the IS-F. I know this has been discussed at length, however, I felt I should further bloat Club Lexus's SQL database with this possibility. Here are the screenshots from their Instagram:







Naturally, I am extremely skeptical of this. If you notice the second screenshot, it looks like he posted the output from his tuning program, which looks promising. However, if you look towards the bottom, you'll notice the 3GR-FSE engine code in the output.

Anyway, I am going to email him for more information. I'll post any responses I get.
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If this tune works...Ill also be winning the 800 million powerball tomorrow.lol
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Originally Posted by NotnFsport View Post
If this tune works...Ill also be winning the 800 million powerball tomorrow.lol
i bought 50 dollar worth of tickets.
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Hahah $100 worth of tickets here. Dont worry, I'll spend the money to get the ISF ecu cracked lmao.
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^^^^^LMFAO!!!!😂😂😂😂😆😆😆😆, please, if any of you do win the powerball...don't forget to invest in cracking this ecu. At least try to work out a deal with Toyota. I would.
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It's a 50M plus rollover here on tonight's lottery too!

If my numbers come in, will crack both the UK and US ECU's! That's a promise!

Good luck guys the F community needs us!
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It won't take that much. There are rumors from reputable sources about reflashing. I will, of course, believe it when I see it, but what I have heard so far is promising. Stay tuned.
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Originally Posted by lobuxracer View Post
It won't take that much. There are rumors from reputable sources about reflashing. I will, of course, believe it when I see it, but what I have heard so far is promising. Stay tuned.
am I the only one who feels confident when lobuxracer finally says there is hope?
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I understand the skepticism. But the fact that vivid posted what appears to be the protocols, would either be quite a publicity stunt or in fact the real deal.

Not like the venture was ever impossible, it just likely required the right mind and money to invest in it.
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Guys, we will be releasing a tune very shortly... a real reflash. It is very time consuming to do it right on an ISF, its not just slapping the car on a dyno and making some tuning changes with ignition timing and fueling and showing a before/after dyno plot. We have been working on ECU development for nearly 5 months.... This means not only learning how to read and write to the Lexus ECU, but developing our understanding of the ECU and how it functions, understanding long term knock correction over a wide temperature range. Understanding the impact of modifications such as exhaust/headers/decat/intakes.

We will only release a tune once we are fully confidant we got it right. Vivid Racing already takes $800 from folks for a nonsense module that plugs into the OBD port -- a complete piece of you know what

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Originally Posted by ISFPOWER View Post
am I the only one who feels confident when lobuxracer finally says there is hope?
Nope...In Lobuxracer, I trust👍
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Originally Posted by RRRacing View Post
Guys, we will be releasing a tune very shortly... a real reflash. It is very time consuming to do it right on an ISF, its not just slapping the car on a dyno and making some changes.

Rafi
Good to hear Rafi Looks like there might be a couple for choices for ECU tuning shortly (fingers crossed)?
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Sweeeet Rafi!!! I'm definitely in for updates and development.
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