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Old 09-26-2007, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I was doing research on here for if I get an STi and I was told that the Cobb AP is not the best way to tune your car (base maps anyway) because they run rich. What are some good shops in Houston to get a custom tune done at?
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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Why is there one of these threads every week?
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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are there other options too? I like to shop around.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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are there other options too? I like to shop around.
search...

I get all my work done at Mi Casa.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:13 PM   #6
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SGP Racing is another option, or taking the drive and going to MZM to get a protune.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:15 PM   #7
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Engine Logics is in Houston. They have good tunes. If you go to the track alot, have Brad richen your curve some more.

MZM is in Austin. There is another shop that people have been raving about lately in the New Braunfels area. Corey is the tuner there, but I forget the name of the shop.

Search more, post less n00b.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:17 PM   #8
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Because the search button needs to be 10X bigger
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #9
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Been searching, the problem is that all the posts seemed to point to Engine Logics or EL as I have seen it referred to. I was just curious what else I could do. I had heard about SGP, I need to search to see if I can find reviews on them.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:29 PM   #10
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If everyone recommends one certain shop, I would take that as a hint.
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:32 PM   #11
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:01 PM   #12
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Engine Logics is in Houston. They have good tunes.
I didn't like the logs and graphs i seen for '07 STIs tuned by Brad.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:10 PM   #13
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What shop do you recommend instead?
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:18 PM   #14
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I didn't like the logs and graphs i seen for '07 STIs tuned by Brad.
My logs and graphs are good. I've seen one meh log posted on NASIOC from Brad. Have you actaully seen others?
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #15
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Been searching, the problem is that all the posts seemed to point to Engine Logics or EL as I have seen it referred to. I was just curious what else I could do. I had heard about SGP, I need to search to see if I can find reviews on them.
There is a reason all the searches point to EL for Houston Subie after market work. Think about it, you have a heart attack in Houston and you ask the ambulance driver where he should take you. He says "the St. Lukes Heart Center in the medical center". You reply, "well about about the free clinic next to bus station" The ambulance driver gives you a look like , I'm kind of giving you the same look right now.

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Old 09-26-2007, 06:15 PM   #16
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Well sure, I understand that but I would just like to get some insight from anyone who has gone elsewhere and what kind of service and results they have seen. I'm curious. I don't have the car yet so I want to get a good feel on everything. I'm 99% sure that EL is the best but it never hurts to look, right?
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:19 PM   #17
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What shop do you recommend instead?
I would recommend flying in Ed (Vaus) form EQ Tuning or Chris from XX Tuning. Chris is coming to visit shortly (see a few threads down). Yes, I know they're not Houston local. Search their s/n to see why I recommend them.
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My logs and graphs are good. I've seen one meh log posted on NASIOC from Brad. Have you actaully seen others?
Yes, I actually have seen others. If I didn't, I would not have posted my thoughts on them. When is the last time you logged your wagon, not the day you got tuned, right?

Every STI graph I've seen always has a lot of mid-range torque. Brad's graphs are the only one's that I see where peak tq is the same as peak hp. I guess he tunes very conservative.... This particular STI is barely hitting stock boost levels.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1339816
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1339816
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:08 PM   #18
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could be a white elephant.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:26 PM   #19
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When is the last time you logged your wagon, not the day you got tuned, right?
Thursday.

EDIT: Also, both your links go to the same thread.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:39 PM   #20
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I get all my work done at Mi Casa.

i need to get the address for that. will need a good tune soon, how is the customer service there??
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:26 PM   #21
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Umm, I don't know if you're kidding or not, but... Mi Casa = 'my home' in Spanish.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:03 AM   #22
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I do installs (see sticky at the top of the TXIC forum) at reasonable rates, and engine logics will be a good place for a tune...

there you have it...
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