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Month: August 2009

Anti-Lag in Crome Free

Anti-Lag in Crome Free

Crome is a freely available Honda tuning program that, until recently, was extremely popular in Honda tuning circles. It came in both a free version and for pay version called Crome Gold, and is still very popular among hardcore Honda do-it-yourselfers, given that it free and relatively feature rich. One of the features it lacked, however, is Anti-Lag for turbocharged appplications.

Anti-Lag is a way of causing post detonation on purpose in the exhaust system which causes the turbo to  spin up, building boost while not causing the engine to be under significant load or risk detonation by sitting on the rev limiter.

While I was browsing,  I discovered one of the users, Speedjunky01, did enough research to come up with a method to induce an anti-lag feature in the Crome tuning application. Here is his procedure:

well seeing as how the two step only builds 1-2psi and just sounds lame off the line, so did some digging over in

this will only work with a p30 base

hit control K and enter the following script

_rom_fill(0x58e6, 0x590d, 0x00); _rom_fill(0x6a99, 0x6ac0, 0x00);

this allows ignition timing to go to negative numbers,

also make sure vtec speed check is NOT disabled

now the slightly confusing part,

set where you want antilag in the add extra features menu

go to your low cam ignition timing and above that RPM retard ignition until it reads -6 from 0″ all the way to the maximum PSI the ecu is reading

Crome Anit-Lag 1

now go to your low cam fuel tables and select the same area of the map as the low ignition tables, hit CTRL + J and adjust fuel by +10-15% (play with it until you hear pop pop pop )

all you have to do is make sure your launch control is set above your vtec activation point.

Crome Anit-Lag 2
Crome Anit-Lag 2


when you are standing still, the car will run off ONLY the low cam map since vtec speed check is working, so it will retard timing and add fuel off the line creating a true anti-lag. however once moving the ECU will allow vtec to be activated, so you will never hit that area of the map while moving because vtec will activate and switch over to the high cam

Anyway, this feature is exciting, and something I think a lot of boosted honda fans on a budget can appreciate. Despite all the new innovations coming out in for-pay honda engine management, Crome still has a rabbit or two left in the hat.

Remeber, all the Crome ecu modifications and even the notes here are for reference only, as and its owners take no responsibility for what you do with this information.

Cuil and Cuil Theory defined

Cuil and Cuil Theory defined

Many people have wondered what exactly Cuil Theory is, and where the word Cuil came from to describe and rate sufficiently WTF posts on the internet. The purpose of this post is to describe where Cuil came from, and what exactly it means. is a search engine that came out last year, and who’s claim was that its search index was “bigger than Google’s search index”. In search terms, it meant that the had more pages in its search reference than Google, which they claimed would make it better than Google.

Well, of course the internet jumped at the chance to compare a new engine that claimed to be better than Google. So the masses descended on it, myself included, and discovered some very .. disturbing.. issues with the search on cuil.

The problem was:  every search you made was supposed to also return a picture that was related to your search, as well as  stuff that was loosely related to your search terms, but what it actually did is peppered your search results with hardcore porn pics and stuff that made no sense at all in relation to your topic.

An example, you search “War of 1812” and you get a picture of some midget strippers in WW1(?) outfits beating a guy, and some links to horses on Wikipedia, and maybe a Chinese restaurant that opened in California on July 4th.  No where in your results would there be ANYTHING about the War of 1812, much less anything even loosely related to the war of 1812.

I think they have kinda fixed it since then.. but the results were so NSFW and illogical that it was easy to see there was no way was going to be better than google, even if their search index was bigger.

Well, the internet took the word cuil and created “cuil theory” where WTF posts are assigned a cuil rating according to just how WTF they are. It is common to see “2 cuils” as a reply to a comment that makes you sit back and say “what the heck did I just read..”

In order to further enrage the internet with elitist talk, the people at decided they needed to define how to pronounce their name, which is supposed to be pronounced “cool”. you can pronounce it however you want though, and I actually pronounce it “coo – oil” , like coil with a long O sound, just so it is clear that the cuil creators are failures at everything they claim.

It is one thing to say you are better than Google, but it is another thing entirely to BE better than Google. Right now, Google is still the best at search, in my opinion.