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Old 09-26-2012, 08:18 PM   #3090
MarkTheShark
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Location: Leominster, MA
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Originally Posted by Cory51191 View Post
Any place around here that teaches a class on how to tune using open source??
It's pretty much a self taught industry. There are classes, although I've heard from other tuners they are bare bones basic and don't provide knowledge worth the price tag.

Pick up these books, read them cover to cover if you have no knowledge about the science and tuning of a gasoline combustion engine.

Engine Management: Advanced Tuning: Greg Banish: 9781932494426: Amazon.com: BooksEngine Management: Advanced Tuning: Greg Banish: 9781932494426: Amazon.com: Books

How to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems (Motorbooks Workshop): Jeff Hartman: 9780760315828: Amazon.com: BooksHow to Tune and Modify Engine Management Systems (Motorbooks Workshop): Jeff Hartman: 9780760315828: Amazon.com: Books

Also be sure to check out the romraider forums for Subaru specific tuning. Read all of the FAQs on that site. Once you have done that, I recommend reading through this.

https://sites.google.com/site/asubie...gguide/ver-1-0

Then it will be time to start tuning your own car. Don't be scared, tuning isn't some godly working that people make it out to be. Just remember, don't touch stuff if you don't fully understand what it does. Follow that rule and you won't run into any problems.

I started just this way almost 5 years ago now. I've put over 100k miles on my car since I started tuning it, and I've tuned maybe 10-15 of my friends cars, none of which have blown up .
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