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Old 08-22-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Impreza WRX STi Who are the best pro and non-pro Tuners in the TRI-STATE area?

I'm really new to this game and I just got myself a 04 STI with only a few minor mods on it and I wanted to get the ECU mapped or "flashed" because I don't know if the previous owner flashed the car or remapped it after the upgraded exhaust install.

So, anyway I just wanted to get some help and suggestions on who I should take my car to and get it tuned. By the way, I'm in Philly so anywhere close would be great.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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And by the way I didn't post this to start a "I'm the BEST TUNER" or "THEIR THE BEST TUNER" argument. I just want your honest opinions. And maybe some examples of your experiences and results of tuning your car with your fav. tuner.

Again, I'm just a newbie guys and I'm just fishing around to get the best advice I can from the most skilled and experienced people that I can find.
Thanks Again for all the help!!!
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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Only true "professional" in my book would be Chris from XX-Tuning.

I have been to 5 different tuners in this area, he is the only one I would feel comfortable touching my car again.

Of course, this is my opinion, and my experience.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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Dave Brown @ www.MSPT.net

Racerxs have you visited Dave?
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #5
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+1 for dave at mspt...he's awesome.

if you can get time with junior, hes awesome too...never heared one bad thing about him other than the fact that hes hard to contact. but hes a really busy guy.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:06 PM   #6
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Dave Brown has tuned three of my family's subarus, soon to be four. I personally have run the usual vf39/ej205 combo and fpgreen/ej257 combo both tuned by dave...I wouldn't think of letting anyone else tune my car.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:09 PM   #7
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Wow thanks for all the suggestions!!!

Please keep them coming
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:40 PM   #8
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These are great references. I'm about to enter the Impreza scene shortly and this info would be priceless.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:34 PM   #9
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jermaine down at turbo xs tuned my car, and i would highly recommend him to anyone else. i have an fp green with an ewg, fmic, and a utec. the car made 342 whp and 331 tq out of my little 2.0. i had him tune it on the safe side since its my daily driver and i haven't had any problems. it's been about 2 years and 30k miles later and still runs great. that is what i call a good tune: safe, reliable and powerful.
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:37 PM   #10
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if you can get time with junior, hes awesome too...never heared one bad thing about him other than the fact that hes hard to contact. but hes a really busy guy.
+1 for Junior. His results are excellent, here is a link to the results from the last tune he did on my car:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1214758

You can PM him, his screenname is Junior2JZ.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:23 PM   #11
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How about that guy called "search button" , LOL
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:57 AM   #12
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I've had none but great experiences and service from Hill at Agile Automotive.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:08 AM   #13
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Everyone is going to tell you there tuner is the best.You should call and talk to each one,then make your choice.
I went with dave at MSPT.

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Old 08-23-2007, 08:21 AM   #14
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Andy (Xotic Motorsports now at Verocious in Wilmington) has a very good reputation.
http://vertexnow.com/Welcome-Verocious-Motorsports

did you consider/try seaching Tri-State for threads w/ the word Tuner in the title?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sear...rchid=10271121
this topic comes up now & again.

in any case, you need to work up a short list, visit some shops and TALK to these guys about your goals & their methods & philosophies.
get someone you are comfortable with and can talk to.

it is a relationship that relies on trust & communication.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:22 AM   #15
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Best tuners in the area I'm aware of are Andy from Verocious Motorsports & Hill @ Agile. Both have good reps.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:54 AM   #16
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al from dynoflash the best hands down...i know several people he tuned always perfect . he tuned me twice and no complaints...he's in ct. dynoflash....look him up
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:13 AM   #17
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Andy (Xotic Motorsports now at Verocious in Wilmington) has a very good reputation.
http://vertexnow.com/Welcome-Verocious-Motorsports

did you consider/try seaching Tri-State for threads w/ the word Tuner in the title?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sear...rchid=10271121
this topic comes up now & again.

in any case, you need to work up a short list, visit some shops and TALK to these guys about your goals & their methods & philosophies.
get someone you are comfortable with and can talk to.

it is a relationship that relies on trust & communication.

I agree with this post 100%. Andy is the only person I WOULD TRUST to tune a car. But that is my opinion; as EKW says you should call or e-mail around and find the tuner which you trust and will meet your goals.

Another thing is distance.....i think a few of these tuning shops are at least 3-4 hours away from you.

Ian
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:28 PM   #18
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+1 for Andy. I've never dealt with anyone else, but his understanding of my goals for my car are enough for me to not go anywhere else. I'm sure others are good as well, it's something you need to be comfortable with.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:12 PM   #19
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The general consenses on this board is Junior out of "The Shop" in CT. I have read nothing but great reviews about him. Your out of philly I am assuming you also might want to consider Sean Ivey in Hillside NJ ( www.iveytune.com ). He is like the go to tuner for evos but I am pretty sure he tunes subbies
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:08 PM   #20
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+111111 for Dave Brown at MSPT. He is the only one that has ever touched my car and it now has 146,000 mi on it he has tuned it for every mod done . I'm sure there are lots of other tuners out there but I have not had any reason to go anywhere else except MSPT Dave is The Subaru Guru.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:54 PM   #21
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Where is Dave Bronw MSPT??? located and how much does it cost for a tune???
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:57 AM   #22
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:27 AM   #23
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There are a few good tuners

I prefer Agile Auto in Maryland
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:27 AM   #24
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Where is Dave Bronw MSPT??? located and how much does it cost for a tune???
http://www.mspt.net/
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