Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday August 3, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Texas Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-02-2006, 06:41 PM   #1
Cpl. Hicks
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 105576
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Vehicle:
2006 STi
WR Blue

Subaru Stars Tuners in Dallas/Fort Worth area?

Hello all,
Just moved to Dfw area and I need to find a tuner or shop. Please list any experiences good and bad with manes and or numbers.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Cpl. Hicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 11-02-2006, 08:04 PM   #2
vanskater
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 103630
Join Date: Dec 2005
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Arlington, TX
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
sliver

Default

kingpin
and
fis


nether have a awd dyno

best bet is in H-town SA or Austin
vanskater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #3
fastcb
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 82942
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: DFW
Vehicle:
2005 Sti
Stage 4 PSM

Default

Yeah, welcome to the vast emptiness known as Dallas. We have to import tuners, FIS is pretty good mechanically, and Kingpin....well, you know.

CB
fastcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
KevinHeist
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 50667
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Dallas/Plano, TX
Vehicle:
2000 Impreza Coupe
Enginuity Tuned

Default

Engine Logics in Houston
KevinHeist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2006, 08:51 PM   #5
finnRex
A. Moderator
Moderator
 
Member#: 21095
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Miss you, Charlie Murphy.
Vehicle:
RIP KTH & LMFH
'09 Crystal red Tintcoat

Default

For the most part TXIC folks will recommend Engine Logistics in Houston and MZM in Austin.




Mika
finnRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 09:00 AM   #6
Cpl. Hicks
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 105576
Join Date: Jan 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Vehicle:
2006 STi
WR Blue

Impreza GC8

Thanks to all the replies. To bad Tuners don't want to live here.
Cpl. Hicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 09:49 AM   #7
equipment junkie
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 97607
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston, Texas
Vehicle:
2006 wrx
wrx blue

Default

MZM in the Austin FTW!
equipment junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 03:30 PM   #8
WRX Ver.7
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 18251
Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Oklahoma
Vehicle:
1996 Skyline GT-R
Midnight Purple II

Default

What about Alamo in Arlington? They have built 2 of my cars (94 turbo Accord and my 02 WRX) and I have not had any problems with them. They also have a DynoJet AWD dyno. Number is 817.860.4300 and ask for Brice. He's a kewl dude and is very knowledgable.
WRX Ver.7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 06:45 PM   #9
lianregnif
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 30845
Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Dallas, Texas
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
Silver

Default

^^ my experience with alamo is very poor. Unless you have money or have developed a relationship overtime they will not pay attention to you. Their expertise in the field of awd is not that impressive either.
lianregnif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 07:11 PM   #10
burnside
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 43404
Join Date: Sep 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Wagon
PSM

Default

On topic question: Anyone with a road tune by Kingpin?

EDIT: I think I need to ask this question in a new thread. I apologize to the OP for the result that has not answered his question nor mine.

Last edited by burnside; 11-05-2006 at 07:50 PM.
burnside is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 10:26 AM   #11
txjunglist
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11926
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Allen, Tx
Vehicle:
2011 Outback Limited
Dark Grey

Default

I wouldn't let anyone from kingpin tune my car.Nothing against them personally but I just don't think they have the skill.
txjunglist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 12:42 PM   #12
rgt
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 50815
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Dallas, TX
Vehicle:
2007 Impreza WRX STi
WRB on Gold

Default

How can kingpin produce tangible results without a dyno?
rgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 01:22 PM   #13
stirob
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 93631
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Pearland Tx.
Vehicle:
2014 CTS-V
Opulent Blue Mtallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by equipment junkie View Post
MZM in the Austin FTW!
+1, MZM in Austin has done a great job on both of my cars.

Rob
stirob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 04:42 PM   #14
txjunglist
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11926
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Allen, Tx
Vehicle:
2011 Outback Limited
Dark Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgt View Post
How can kingpin produce tangible results without a dyno?
they don't . they haven't produced tangable results since Clark left. Clark was Kingpin. He was who everyone thought of when the word Kingpin was mentioned.
txjunglist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 06:10 PM   #15
silver_rocket
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 123118
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: 76039
Vehicle:
2004 STi Silver
Not Stock

Default Tuning suggestions

Sinse you have an STi and there is no mention of it being staged, I would take it slow. Goto Subaru of Dallas, buy a Cobb AccessPort, Cobb Turbo Back Exhaust, all performance stuff. If you're instrested in better handling, get some anti-sway bars with the Adjustable Slider Mounts and some springs or instead of springs get some coilovers. Protunes are for peeps with larger than stock turbos, FMIC, fuel rails, etcc. If you're wanting something above and beyond stage 3 (stage 3 soon to be out from Cobb) then I would consider a protune but you'll need lot's of after market parts to make it worth your wild.

If you're wanting to see what Cobb can do for a car performance and suspension wise for under 3k I'd be glad to meet up and show you my car.

If not, at least goto www.hotsubarus.com aka: Subaru of Dallas and ask Chris Flemming. Tell him your budget and what you want out of your mods and he'll steer you in the correct direction. BTW, he built/drives this Cobb/SoD sponsored STI...it's on the Cobbtuning.com and hotsubarus.com websites.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpl. Hicks View Post
Hello all,
Just moved to Dfw area and I need to find a tuner or shop. Please list any experiences good and bad with manes and or numbers.
silver_rocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 06:11 PM   #16
fastcb
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 82942
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: DFW
Vehicle:
2005 Sti
Stage 4 PSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by txjunglist View Post
they don't . they haven't produced tangable results since Clark left. Clark was Kingpin. He was who everyone thought of when the word Kingpin was mentioned.
And, to date, he strives to recoup the damages to his personal finances and reputation.

CB
fastcb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 08:23 PM   #17
finnRex
A. Moderator
Moderator
 
Member#: 21095
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Miss you, Charlie Murphy.
Vehicle:
RIP KTH & LMFH
'09 Crystal red Tintcoat

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by silver_rocket View Post

If not, at least goto www.hotsubarus.com aka: Subaru of Dallas and ask Chris Flemming. Tell him your budget and what you want out of your mods and he'll steer you in the correct direction. BTW, he built/drives this Cobb/SoD sponsored STI...it's on the Cobbtuning.com and hotsubarus.com websites.
Just so you know, Chris is at Subaru of Plano now. Curtis is at SoD. You should be able to get the Accessport from either location though.

ProTune's are always going to be better than off-the-shelf maps. OTS maps are going to be a lot safer. With a Protune, the tuner is able to adjust maps accordingly to each car. The OTS maps are safe though(almost always running on the richer side, for safety).




Mika
finnRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2006, 10:19 PM   #18
txjunglist
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11926
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Allen, Tx
Vehicle:
2011 Outback Limited
Dark Grey

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fastcb View Post
And, to date, he strives to recoup the damages to his personal finances and reputation.

CB
yeah ,what he said.
txjunglist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who's the Go to Guy in Dallas/Fort Worth? begone Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 8 10-06-2008 09:59 AM
Meet in south fort worth area crsect Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 16 12-10-2006 11:14 PM
Good areas in Fort Worth area to live InsaneZane1 Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 55 09-02-2005 02:37 PM
Good sub mechanic(& i don't mean dealer) in Arlington/Fort Worth area dingo dave Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 3 02-27-2003 11:15 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.