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Old 12-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #1
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Well i just bought a car about 2 weeks ago, and i had to get it to pass emissions so i could transfer the title. but it failed by a long shot. So I finally found someone to tune it, and that being Dom. Even though it was a long ass drive from where i am it was completely worth it. Well it took us about 5+ hours to work with the piece of **** greddy e-manage to finally figure out that it didnt work(and by us i mean he did all the work while i watched haha), all the injectors worked on the stock ecu but once it was run through the greddy all but #3 worked, so in the end we had to just run the injectors through the stock ecu and everything else through the emanage. so he was still somewhat able to tune it and it runs alot better, but obviously not as good as it could, but i was super happy with the service, he is a very cool dude, crackin jokes the whole time and very knowledgeable. hopefully i can get a better ecu that isnt a fat P.O.S. and have him tune it in the future, so in summary, dom is a bad ass and one hell of a tuner. just my .02
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #2
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I'm hoping I can have Dom tune my car in the near future, too! I just need to get ahold of him to figure out some prices... :P
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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Some peeps will talk ish but he knows his stuff and he's worth the price and the drive.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:08 PM   #4
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Dom is the man
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:48 PM   #5
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^ yep, tuned my hydra today. Very smart guy knows what his doing!
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:13 AM   #6
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yea, i dont know why people talk ****, hes super cool and knows his ****!
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:25 AM   #7
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I'm lucky, he's 10 minutes away.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:29 AM   #8
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Ya, the emanage is just a pile of junk. Good thing Dom could get it figured out for you.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:42 AM   #9
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yea, took like 5 damn hours! haha
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:08 AM   #10
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+ 1 for Dom. Glad you had a good experience too.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:21 AM   #11
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Dom knows his stuff I'm glad he is in the PNW
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:08 AM   #12
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Dom is by far the best tuner in WA. I cant wait to see first hand how he does with built motors.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:33 AM   #13
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I called him and asked what his price is for a road tune for open source like a year or so ago, and he said he couldnt help me with that and he could only open source tune my car via dyno.
A buddy of mine called him 2 days later and asked for his 06 STI to be road source tuned and he told him it would be close to 100 dollars. I found it to be bs but what ev. People that have his tunes love and swear by him. I do all my tuning via my buddies at PRE racing in oregon and love it.

Other than my little general question inquiry with him, I dont have any bashing and or negativity

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Old 12-04-2008, 11:08 AM   #14
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Well i just bought a car about 2 weeks ago, and i had to get it to pass emissions so i could transfer the title. but it failed by a long shot. So I finally found someone to tune it, and that being Dom. Even though it was a long ass drive from where i am it was completely worth it. Well it took us about 5+ hours to work with the piece of **** greddy e-manage to finally figure out that it didnt work(and by us i mean he did all the work while i watched haha), all the injectors worked on the stock ecu but once it was run through the greddy all but #3 worked, so in the end we had to just run the injectors through the stock ecu and everything else through the emanage. so he was still somewhat able to tune it and it runs alot better, but obviously not as good as it could, but i was super happy with the service, he is a very cool dude, crackin jokes the whole time and very knowledgeable. hopefully i can get a better ecu that isnt a fat P.O.S. and have him tune it in the future, so in summary, dom is a bad ass and one hell of a tuner. just my .02
Oh ya and +1 for the greddy emanage beeing a POS!!!!!!!!

When I had my 04 civic t3/t4 turbocharged, the greddy e-manage actually ended up frying my ECU. I took my car to dynoauthority in redmond and ryan AKA dunkin can probably remember my 500 dollar bill that I paid for lol.

Ya anyways the emanage sent 12V through my ECU and ended up frying it throwing my car in limp mode. I couldnt get out of 3,000 RPM.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #15
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Dom is by far the best tuner in WA. I cant wait to see first hand how he does with built motors.
Same :P. I got to see your motor the other day when I was up there. The nice part about dealing with him is that he isn't really like a salesman when you talk builds with him. He said I can take my stuff where ever I want to get it done, it just so happens he can do it all. He doesn't try to sell me a bunch of crap I don't need because he doesn't really sell parts yet, just buys them when I want them. It makes the whole building and buying process a lot more straight forward when you know the guy building your motor isn't just trying to sell you on a bunch of useless crap. Oh and I've been getting tunes from him for awhile now and his open source tunes are great. I put down 300 whp on an 18g on a stock long block and I've been driving it pretty hard for a year now with no problems. If you're thinking about having him do something go check out his place, seriously it will convince you.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #16
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I couldnt get out of 3,000 RPM.
Probably not a bad thing seeing the way you drive I keed I keed.

Can't say enough good things about Dominic and now Maxwell Propulsion. Pink Buffalo will always live on.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:50 AM   #17
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Probably not a bad thing seeing the way you drive I keed I keed.

Can't say enough good things about Dominic and now Maxwell Propulsion. Pink Buffalo will always live on.
Do you keed or do you keed dan?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #18
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He is cheap and very knowledgeable. But best tuner i'm not sure. I had a road tune done by dom and recently a new tune done on a dyno. Doms tune put down 265whp and the new tune is sitting at 293whp on less boost and my tuner said I was running to lean and I was having warm start issues (my fault really i never took it back to get it fixed since it was a long drive). I know you can get better numbers on a dyno but my car feels a whole lot better also and no problems with warm starts. I guess every tuner is debatable though!
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:26 PM   #19
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so the tune got you to pass emissions then?
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:56 PM   #20
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He is cheap and very knowledgeable. But best tuner i'm not sure. I had a road tune done by dom and recently a new tune done on a dyno. Doms tune put down 265whp and the new tune is sitting at 293whp on less boost and my tuner said I was running to lean and I was having warm start issues (my fault really i never took it back to get it fixed since it was a long drive). I know you can get better numbers on a dyno but my car feels a whole lot better also and no problems with warm starts. I guess every tuner is debatable though!
Same dyno?
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:01 PM   #21
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Same dyno?
They probably did a baseline pull before they tuned him. It's really common for a dyno tune to put down more power and it's a more controlled environment so you'll get better results.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:03 PM   #22
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They probably did a baseline pull before they tuned him. It's really common for a dyno tune to put down more power and it's a more controlled environment so you'll get better results.
That makes sense.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:15 PM   #23
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Same dyno?
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They probably did a baseline pull before they tuned him. It's really common for a dyno tune to put down more power and it's a more controlled environment so you'll get better results.
Yup very true. Dyno Tune > Road Tune any day of the week.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:18 PM   #24
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...It's really common for a dyno tune to put down more power and it's a more controlled environment so you'll get better results.
Not to mention that it is safer and legal.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:24 PM   #25
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So where is this DOM guy and how do I get ahold of him. I don't feel like driving down to PRE and VTR doesn't like my car so I don't want them to tune it. I'd like to give this DOM guy a call and see for myself how he is.
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