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Old 12-17-2011, 03:27 AM   #51
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Nice mike. That's how we do!
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Thanks Dave for the great write-up. We'll be in touch dude! Can't wait for the next trip up north

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Old 12-24-2011, 04:28 PM   #52
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Where to start with my 'review'… where to start!

I'm not the greatest with words, but I'll try my best.

After banging my head on the wall for weeks trying to tune my own rig, I decided to start the search for an E-tuner. I live in Fairbanks Alaska... so going somewhere with a dyno and a tuner was WAAAAY out of the question.

I found a few e-tuners, so I emailed 2-3 people with my 'sob-story', mods lists, goals etc. I sent the emails out late night, and was expecting some replies in the morning. (mind you, late night Alaska time may be early morning east coast!)

By the time I got to bed, I had a reply from Ron, I was already impressed.

He was professional, but 'down to earth' at the same time. Giving me straight answer, not beating around the bush... if something was messed up, that’s what he said. I like a nice and straight forward answer for a change.

He made suggestions on how to make my car better, faster & more reliable, without expecting me to do it, or forcing me to before we continued. I really did feel like he was tuning his own car while he was working on mine. I am a very picky person, and I got the feeling so was he, I am very happy with what I got, and the price was spot on.

He gave me his cell# as a contact, and was very fast in replying with questions and concerns, both via cell phone and emails.

His instructions, while for me was ‘to detailed’ (considering I had already been doing a lot of reading and starting to tune on my own), were very precise, detailed, and easy to follow.

The responses/turn around time on new tunes was VERY fast, within 5-20 mins most of the time. I don’t think I ever had to wait on him, in reality; he had to wait on me to go out in the car and follow his instructions and data log!

Once we started getting up into the power level that could damage my stock motor, he warned me, and asked very specifically if I wanted to continue pushing it.

I was thinking about getting a UTEC and going that direction, but due to the excellent service I got from Ron, I’m going to stay Opensource, just so I keep the same tuner!


I now have my new engine in the garage, waiting for the motivation to put it in. Being winter right now, I couldn’t go out and get it re-tuned anyway, but some this spring, Ron will be getting another email from me for round2!

Thankyou for the excellent service & product you provided. Apologies for taking so long to write a review for you!



Edit: Holy crap the car is very dirty in that pic... little sad lol

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Old 12-24-2011, 04:59 PM   #53
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Yeah Ronald!!!! Good stuff Homey!!

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Old 12-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #54
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Go buy you or your significant other a nice Mikey tune.
#1 holiday gift idea. These guys are the best!
(Just be careful Mikey likes to leave things on the side of highways, haha!)


Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #55
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all i can say, STI Mikey e-tuning service is excellent!
easy communication! and great tuning! and excellent post-tune support!
it was my first e-tuning experience and it was fun!
definately will do business with him in the futer with no hesitation!
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #56
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all i can say, STI Mikey e-tuning service is excellent!
easy communication! and great tuning! and excellent post-tune support!
it was my first e-tuning experience and it was fun!
definately will do business with him in the futer with no hesitation!


Thanks a lot bro!! Happy Holidays!!


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Old 12-31-2011, 08:26 PM   #57
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I first contacted PhatBotti Tuning in like july. I asked about a few part recommendations since I wanted them to tune my car (09 wrx). Sti Mikey helped me make the decisions. IIt took about another month for me to get back to him to start the tune.

At first we did a 93 oct tune. It went relatively smooth. Mikey was quick with his replies to any questions or problems I had. He sent out new revision of maps quickly as well. He ended up having to wait for me most of the time.

After that, we went on to a e85 tune. This is where the car had some issues. Mikey was very understanding, and ended up waiting months for me to fix everything and get to the point where I was ready to continue the tune. He helped me out with suggestions and trouble shooting as well.

Since I'm not that far from him, we decided to meet u and do a road tune. (no extra cost for going from an e-tune to a road tune). We met up, but unfortunately my clutch was done for. I appologized for wasting his time, but he seemed to be more disappointed that the tune was going to get done than I was. He helped recommend a new clutch, and After a few weeks, we met up again. This time, everything was good with the car.

He finished up the tune, and all I can say is wow. The car moves now. It feels incredible. I actually told him I thought it was broken because of how smooth the car felt. ( damn subaru for not making it feel that good from the factory).

I can't wait to get my new engine build under way and go back to him so he can tune my car again. Very professional and a cool person overall.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:41 PM   #58
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thanks guys. we appreciate the feedback.

hope all is well with everyone and happy new year!
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #59
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Would also like to leave a awesome review about Mikey. He tuned my 08 wrx with a vf52,ebcs, invidia dp cat back. He told me before the tune he wants to see it 300 hp. At 18.5 psi needless to say that is what we made on my car. The dyno then road test went really well nice and smooth. I will def. Be giving mike a call in the future for more tuning. If anyone is reading this and is iffy about chosen a tuner talk to these guys. Real cool down to earth dudes. Thanks for the awesome tune Mikey.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:38 PM   #60
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Thanks for the feedback guys. It'd be great if you'd do the sales feedback too

submit feedback here

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/itrader.php?u=239659

use this for sale thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2263927

And dont forget to check out our gtx35 drag car build thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2151066
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #61
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Finally done tuning...
All ive got to say is Mikey from PhatBotti is the man!!!! Car is smoother than every and pulls great for a 2.0L

He went through alot trying to get the car to accept timing and exhausted every option but finally got it to be happy and I couldnt ask for any better from a tuner escpecially from an E-Tune!

Will hopefully have a few plots to post up soon

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #62
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Mikey converted my 09 gtr to E85 and retuned it. the car is simply amazing now! I've been daily driving it and just cannot be anymore pleased, the car drives as if it was stock, i've never had a tuned car operate so well, usually there is a hiccup somewhere, not with phat botti!
The only sad part will be when he buys the 09 from me...I think im going to have to give him my 2012 to tune
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #63
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Mikey converted my 09 gtr to E85 and retuned it. the car is simply amazing now! I've been daily driving it and just cannot be anymore pleased, the car drives as if it was stock, i've never had a tuned car operate so well, usually there is a hiccup somewhere, not with phat botti!
The only sad part will be when he buys the 09 from me...I think im going to have to give him my 2012 to tune
Whoa wait a minute, I'm in the market! If Mikey gets it then the Suby community is done ! Jk
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just like myself, we will never leave the subaru community. it treats us the best. Has the nicest group of enthusiasts that let us do this every day!
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #65
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lol Josh, when you told me Phatbotti tuned your daily i had no idea your daily was the GTR, much less on e85


I am extremley excited to have Phatbotti tune my car soon, and am glad Josh gave me the heads up and recommended purchasing the tune!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #66
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I think there's a video up on YouTube channel or in the ppb thread
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #67
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In process in getting my 07 sti tuned by Ron. Can't say enough how helpful he is. I luckily haven't had any problems with my car during the tune, but if I do *knock on wood*, I am sure he will be there to assist in anyway possible.

Just today, since 3:00 my time, I have gotten 7 revised maps from Ron. Each one feels better than the last and it doesn't even take him 20 minutes to make the revisions and get me the new map. Awesome service and I cannot wait for the end result!

Make that 10 today. Ron's the man

edit again: basically did my whole tune in a day. Awesome people! Will definitely be back for another tune!

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #68
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thank you sir.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #69
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Cool PhatBotti Tuned by STi Mikey in Oklahoma

Recently got my car tuned by Mikey from PhattBotti here is the story of how:

We were originally supposed to tune my car on tues (3/13). Unfortunately, Mikey was still finishing up in Florida and didn't get on the road till later.

No problems there whatsoever. He was great about giving me status updates. Tuesday night comes and I speak with Mikey and we decide to tune tomorrow (Wednesday) (3/14) morning.

Talk to Mikey Wednesday morning and he is 4 hours away at this point which was perfect since I was working anyways. So I'm starting to get all excited and stuff.

Almost three hours later Mikey calls to let me know his car broke down on the side of the road 130 miles outside of Oklahoma City.

Well that threw a wrench into the plans. Finally I convinced my boss to let me leave early and I started my drive I-40 Eastbound. Suby Love

Met up with Mikey, he is such a cool guy. Very knowledgable and has an amazing passion for what he does. We loaded his luggage into my car, hooked up all the various probes and cords, and our return journey to Oklahoma City began.



We tuned my car the entire way back. All I can say is WOW. My baby has so much more spunk and her curves are smooth. I couldn't be happier.

Big props to Mikey! He was very professional and helpful. He was a super nice guy too, especially after the day he had had.

If you have the chance to get tuned by PhatBotti, jump all over it! You will not be disappointed. I can't wait for more tunes in the future.

Mikey - E85 is coming next, this Oklahoma 91 octane BLOWS!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:18 PM   #70
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I just want to say thanks to STI Mikey for coming to OKC and tuning my forester xt
It runs great and I look forward to doing some more etuning with you. I can't say it enough how happy I'm with my xt. He goes that extra mile to make sure your happy. Thanks Mikey great work

If you have the chance to get tuned by STI Mikey, jump all over it! You will not be disappointed.

Thanks OKC-WRX for getting him picked up. I could not get off work to get him.

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #71
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Thanks for the feed back guys but don't forget to fill out the vendor rating too.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #72
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I feel this deserves another post!

25mpg city and 33mpg highway 05 wrx 270whp/wtq with a turbo that is shot!

Also helped me since the weather change so I couldn't ask for more out of a tuner that I barely know haha

Mikey is the man!

Can't wait for the new setup and tune
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #73
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JDM v8 swap, E-85.....

Ron, you're a class act, bro.

Mikey, thank you.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:35 PM   #74
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like the icing on the cake, phatbotti TKR finishes off my car nicely!

it was an absolute pleasure working with Ron. He put up with all my questions and problems troubleshooting and never once complained. He did an amazing job and i am happy both with the car and the entire tuning experience.

I have had 3 dyno tunes before this, and let me tell you, ron has won me over hands down. i will never be tuning on a dyno again. road tunes are the way to go!
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #75
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I met with Mikey on Saturday 6/23 for a road tune. All i can saw is that I am blessed to have him 25 miles from me. Even though he was on the dyno until 5:30am the previous night, he was extremely attentive to my car and my wishes. My little 2.0 is an animal now. And i cant thank him enough. Keep up the great work guys. You have a customer for life.

-Jared
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