It's definately not a pipe dream, and if you look around in this forum you will find any number of good Autotune maps to get you started. You may have to do some tweaking but if you're used to the concepts of injection tuning then you shouldn't have much problem.
It's too bad you don't have an Autotune on it now because you could likely determine whether you have a leak if the Autotune kept maxing out the fuel trim adjustments on the cells trying to compensate for the leak. Don't be surprised if the softer gastkets don't have an effect though. You may be confusing normal lean AFR exhaust popping with backfires. When the dealer flashed my ECU it didn't help my popping at all as their performance map was pretty lean just like their factory map. The only fix I found was mapping the AFR's myself.
2012 Victory High Ball
Victory Stage 1 swept pipes and performance air filter
PCV and Autotune
Last edited by DunedinDragon; 05-24-2012 at 06:58 AM.