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Old 07-25-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default How much was YOUR protune?

Hey guys, I am in the process of getting my STi protuned with my gt30r setup with alky injection. I was quoted about 8 hours of tuning for this setup, adding up to about 1400 dollars. I am just lookin to see what the rest of the subaru community has been paying. To me 1400 seems pretty damn high, but maybe I just never realised how much it cost.

Leave the name of the company that protuned you if you want.

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Old 07-25-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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a bunch of us just got ours protuned over the weekend, it cost me 400$ canadian for my stage 2 protune (that's including us paying for the flight, dyno time and the tune)
not sure what it cost them for a stage 4 tune but check the canadian website for an idea.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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300 for the first 150 for anyone more
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:24 PM   #5
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I payed 3 hrs dyno time plus 3 hours tuning, came out to something close to 650, and i have a GT30R too, so IMO that price is pretty high.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:36 PM   #6
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wow $1,400 is way overpriced. Search open source ecu for a cheap alternative custom tune, it costs about $200-300.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:38 PM   #7
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well I got a new quote of like 550 for the tune on pump. and then 250 for the additional Alky injection tune.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:43 PM   #8
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My first tune was 400 (200 / hr) and I didn't have to pay for subsequent minor adjustments. There's no way in heck I'd pay 1400 for a tune, nor should it take 8 hours.

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Old 07-25-2006, 04:50 PM   #9
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What are they including in the price? A pump and race gas map tune? $1400/8=$175 an hour. I heard that Phil at Element Tuning charges about $150 an hour, but he is very well known accross the country, so I guess he can charge that. You can use that for comparison. I think each map should take about 2 hours each at the most plus a debug on the street. Your best bet is to call other tuners to evaluate the reasonability of this.

My tuner charges about $300 per map and takes him about 2 hours at the most per map. Although hes very good and a decent guy, this led me to learn about doing this and now I do it myself.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:04 PM   #10
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:08 PM   #11
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325 for first 1 hr.
100 every half hr after that.

I was quoted 425$ for tuning my 30r kit. thats 2 maps. i plan on paying an addtional hour after that...so around 600 is my guess...maybe a tad less.
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:53 PM   #12
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350 for 2 hours at MZM in Austin, 150 for every hour after. i paid 350 for 2 and half hours of tuning my 18g.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:37 AM   #13
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I charge $300 flat rate including dyno time on my dyno dynamics dyno.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:47 AM   #14
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315 for my pro tune... xx tuning ct
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:21 AM   #15
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1400 is getting ass raped =\. Idk how hard it is to install a 30R but I cant imagine it be much more difficult then doing a normal Turbo swap/Front mount install. This kid local here did one by himself in 8 hours. And how would you get a custom tune from openecu with out doing it yourself fastwrx? since when did the guys start selling maps o_O? and openecu doesnt have real time tuning, only crappy thing I find with that is the whole ecu learning bs. You gotta wait a week before you know exactly how good or how crappy your tune is =\.
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Old 07-26-2006, 04:55 AM   #16
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I belive I paid 1.5 hrs @$125/hr which comes to $250 total. 2 maps (91 oct stage 2 and 91oct+alky)
This was done by Stephen at IA performance back in May.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:48 AM   #17
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What are they including in the price? A pump and race gas map tune? $1400/8=$175 an hour. I heard that Phil at Element Tuning charges about $150 an hour, but he is very well known accross the country, so I guess he can charge that. You can use that for comparison. I think each map should take about 2 hours each at the most plus a debug on the street. Your best bet is to call other tuners to evaluate the reasonability of this.

My tuner charges about $300 per map and takes him about 2 hours at the most per map. Although hes very good and a decent guy, this led me to learn about doing this and now I do it myself.
I also want to know this. If you are getting protuned and don't have an AP 600 or so of that 1400 is going towards the AP first, then the tune.
I was tuned by Jorge last week. he charges 175 + $40 diagnostic fee. Took him 1 hour to do my car, but my setup is simple. I think 8 hours though to tune your car is crazy. Should take like 2 at most if the tuner knows what he is doing.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:51 PM   #18
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For that price, I hope they throw in a free blinker fluid flush and fill!

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Hey guys, I am in the process of getting my STi protuned with my gt30r setup with alky injection. I was quoted about 8 hours of tuning for this setup, adding up to about 1400 dollars. I am just lookin to see what the rest of the subaru community has been paying. To me 1400 seems pretty damn high, but maybe I just never realised how much it cost.

Leave the name of the company that protuned you if you want.

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Old 07-26-2006, 08:17 PM   #19
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Well they did requote me 800 that seems even a little high but bareable, that price is including 2 maps.
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:46 PM   #20
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Well they did requote me 800 that seems even a little high but bareable, that price is including 2 maps.
I hate to ask...but who is this?

Why did they requote you? Did they find out you werent a sucker and check pricing around here first? Or did someone misquote you or did something get lost in translation?
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:05 PM   #21
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someone misquoted me.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:11 PM   #22
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a bunch of us just got ours protuned over the weekend, it cost me 400$ canadian for my stage 2 protune (that's including us paying for the flight, dyno time and the tune)
not sure what it cost them for a stage 4 tune but check the canadian website for an idea.
Exact same event, I got a stage 2 tune for $400 CDN. Well worth flying in a couple of PDX tuners!
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:26 AM   #23
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Well depending on your setup it may take several hours to tune it. So usually they give you an overestimate so you will not be suprised. I would say about 2 hours an experienced tuner can put it to rest. Now if there is a lot of experementation it may go well beyond that.

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Old 07-28-2006, 09:34 AM   #24
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xxtuning in ct told me that they charge a flat rate of 300 plus tax.

this is for the first map and includes dyno AND road tuning.

now i gotta choose between them or pay 350 for automasters which is only 15 minutes from me.
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:36 AM   #25
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315 for my pro tune... xx tuning ct
How long ago and for what mods/maps
I am going to those guys next week.
We shall see.

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