|12-05-2013, 05:59 PM||#26|
Join Date: Aug 2013
I wanted to echo the good words about Stevie. This summer Stevie did a stage 1 tune for my 2005 Saabaru. He responded rapidly, was very knowledgeably and professional, and charged a fair price. The improvement was substantial. After 4 months I'm still thrilled with the tune. I'll return to Stevie for future tunes.
Thanks for the awesome work!
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|03-19-2014, 09:13 PM||#27|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cumberland, RIVehicle:
2008 Spec B
Just had Steve @ Pullz On Tuning work his magic on my 08 spec b over the weekend. Spent all night and into the morning going from stock to STG2 with a ewg and uel. Tuned it 5 hours later and made awesome power. Car drives 100% better than the stock tune that was it in. Only thing i wish was better was the clutch. Doesnt hold the 328ftlbs of TQ now it being a stock clutch with 156k on it.
Hands down one of the nicest laid back and helpful guys out there that truly enjoys working/tuning cars. Not just Subarus but all cars.
|05-05-2014, 06:08 PM||#28|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Eastern New JerseyVehicle:
v7 EJ207 20g'd
Steve is a great tuner! I've been going the e-tune route for about 2 years now. First with an AP tune through Clark Turner. I have nothing negative to say about Clark's tune. Made good power and his turnaround was decent. I understand he gets tons of emails from a bunch of people like me that love our car but don't know too much about the computer side of things. His brevity was always difficult to overcome if I asked 3 questions I'd get a one word answer for one of the questions. Steve answered every question really quick and made me feel like i was a part of this process as much as he was. Always looking for feedback and always tweaking everything I had an issue with.
My car was not an easy one to tune either. I went with a Speed Density tune on my 03 wrx that I recently swapped a V7 207 in and I hate to say it but went for a somewhat Budget horsepower increase. I got a good deal on a Frankenstein turbo and a set of modded which hunter injectors. That paired with my Perrin headers and a slew of other parts and a 06 US 6 speed made it a whole conglomeration of parts that would make any other tuner say they don't know the parts or they can't help because it was all confusing. Steve was game as was I and we went through the process. I finally completed the effort and the car feels fantastic. Took around 14 revisions since the setup was so unique and every revision was just progress and power.
He's the first tuner I've encountered that is 100% worth the price. He even taught me along the way so that I was able to understand exactly what was happening along the journey. He answered everything I asked even before I paid him a cent. Really have only great things to say about the experience and his work. The map is smooth the power is strong and i love that I have >22psi at 4k with no knock and a huge smile on my face all the way to 8,000rpm. He will be my tuner for my next power project whenever that will be guaranteed.
|06-03-2014, 01:20 AM||#29|
Join Date: May 2014
Great Tuner Special thanks from Dubai
Car: Subaru WRX STI EDM 2012 Hatch
Mods: Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Solenoid + Crawford Catted Downpipe + Drop-in Panel Filter + Crawford Air/Oil separator can.
Fuel: 98 Octane (RON)
It looks like I was the first Customer to Steve from Dubai or the middle east. the guy is talented. I know my mod are simple and the setup as well but no local tuner has made the same great map, he is simply great guy, amazing customer service, although there was like +8 hours difference between the time zones but all my emails was replied immediately.
The Car feels great and smooth. I will get it on a Dyno and post the results soon. after that going to the track as well.
|06-20-2014, 04:22 PM||#30|
Join Date: May 2014
Car: Subaru WRX SW 07
Mods: K&N Typhoon Intake, turbo back exhaust, larger downpipe, one step colder iridium plugs and STI intercooler
Fuel: 95 Octane (IAD)
Stevie just finished the tune of my car!
I'm in Brazil and I constantly sent emails questioning Stevie about the tune and he showed a terrific customer service before and after we contracted the service!
My car is very strong and I'm very happy with my tune!
If anybody is looking for an tuner I recommend Stevie with my eyes closed!
I'll put up the good word for Stevie here in Brazil!
|06-26-2014, 04:52 PM||#31|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lawrence, KSVehicle:
2004 Forester XT
Car: 2004 FXT Auto
Tuning: Cobb AP, Speed Density
I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Steve. I've been tuned by other big names on here. There is a huge difference b/w how Steve tunes and those other guys.
For example: For the initial startup tune (Rev 1), this is what Steve had me do: "I need 2 minutes of idle, 2 minutes at 1500rpm, 2 minutes at 2000rpm, 2 minutes at 2500rpm and 2 minutes at 3000rpm."
My old tuner had me log cold start to warm like Steve, but the time interval was much much shorter - more like 10 seconds at each rpm gradient. The whole sweep took about a minute. I think this helped Steve get my idle nailed in one take.
Total # of revisions vary among cars, but it took us 10 revisions. We started April 6th and I had a Revision (Rev 2) that I could commute 50 miles on that day. Finished June 20th. I had a few issues that drug things out. I had to take nearly a month off from tuning while I had parts shipped from China (OBD II port) etc... If everything on my end was smooth, I could have probably had everything done in 2 - 3 weeks.
My car runs fantastic. Absolutely brilliantly. My car quite literally ran better on Rev 6 than it had since I bought it Dec 2011 - through 2 other tuners.
I don't usually do this, but here is a quote of my email response to Steve after I did a log after loading Rev 6 (I substituted "Type2" for my name). This revision was particularly important because it resolved a huge issue I had been having for nearly 3 years:
All I can say is BRAVO... BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO!!!!!!
COMPLETELY different car now. Like 10000000000000x better. No more stutter, hesitations, etc on high load with boost. AFR's actually dip when load and boost goes up. I can leave it in 4th gear and just let it do it's thing. I really can't over compliment you on this map. Seriously the biggest improvement in driveability since I've owned it. I was so confident that I did the second log. Something I would have never ever ever have done before. On my commute there is this long stretch of incline, about a 1/2 mile and it always makes me nervous. This morning I dropped it to 65mph and then slowly rolled into the throttle to increase the load and let it build boost over the whole stretch. Before my car would have freaked out and bucked etc... smooooooooth as butter.
So what did you do? Change the OL CL? Admit it -- did you think I was nuts when I said that I was getting 14psi @ 14.7 AFR???
My previous TWO tuners NEVER were able to get the OL CL table working correctly, so when I was able to FINALLY drive with partial throttle mid/full boost and actually dip into OL fueling, it was a revelation. Seriously, I never realized my car was supposed to drive the way it does now. I was really really regretting this turbo and quite frankly, this car. IT WAS ALL IN THE TUNE. All Steve did was LISTEN to me (and not brush me off). I'm pretty sure he thought I was crazy, nonetheless, he had me do some partial throttle pulls and had an oh ***** moment, fixed the table, and everything has been great since.
If you look up posts by me pre April 6 2014, you will see a couple threads I started about tuning problems. My build thread even has some stuff in it. Only issue I had was on my end this time and I had to abandon my laptop / RomRaider and log solely with my Tactrix 2.0.
Email response can sometimes be a matter of seconds. Very detailed responses. Nothing vague. The longest I had to wait was a couple days b/c Steve was on vacation. My previous tuner(s) I would as a very pointed direct question and would never get a straight answer. Steve doesn't make you feel dumb or get upset at stupid questions.
With the amount of mods I have, I am shocked with how easy this process went. Next tune will be e85 and I 1000000% will go with Steve. Now that I have everything sorted on my end, it will be easy, painless, and FUN!
I absolutely, positively cannot say enough good stuff about Steve. Shoot him an email or PM and see why he has so many people giving him love on this thread.
If you are worried whether an etuner can handle the amount of mods you have, take a quick look at mine below. My guess is he can handle what you have. Speed Density. MAF based. Hybrid Tuning. ETC ETC ETC... Steve is the man.
1. 05 STi heads, stock cams, valves refreshed, bowl blend, gasket matched to intake and exhaust
2. STi short block, new OEM STi nitrided crank, CP forged pistons (99.5mm, 8.2:1 CR), King bearings, reconditioned STi rods, ARP rod bolts (built by Jeremy at DJ's Performance)
3. Killer B oil pickup
4. 11mm STi oil pump
5. 06/07 STi oil pan
6. P&L AVCS / Turbo SS oil line kit
1. Borg Warner / AGP S200sx_RS_56 Turbocharger .63, A/R (55lbs/min)
Intake Specific Mods:
1. Ported & gasket matched intake manifold
2. Motive Autowerks Composite TGV Delete Housings
3. Custom 3" CAI - deleted MAF (built by morrocco88)
4. Crawford AOS v2 universal
5. Relocated IAT sensor to intake manifold
6. STi TMIC
Exhaust Specific Mods:
1. Custom rotated up pipe (built by morrocco88)
2. Custom 3 inch v-band downpipe (built by morrocco88)
3. Cobb 3 inch Forester Catback
4. Ported exhaust manifolds, tapped for EGT probe at 2/4 cylinder button
Tuning / Boost Control:
1. Cobb Accessport V2 Speed Density Tuning - Steve Pulzone @ Pullz-On Tuning "Dux10"
2. Wideband O2 Sensor
3. Hallman Pro RX MBC
4. Tactrix Openport 2.0 for logging
5. TiAL MV-R 44mm wastegate (set to 1.0 bar)
6. SuperTrapp EWG muffler
7. Omni Power 4 Bar Map Sensor
8. 91 Octane (No e85 or Meth)
1. Walbro 255
2. ID 1000cc top feed injectors
3. 2005 WRX top feed fuel rails run in parallel
4. Fuelab 515 FPR
|Yesterday, 03:13 PM||#32|
Join Date: May 2014
I thought i should continue my review as promised. I dyno-ed the car with 2 runs:
1. Stock tune: 200 whp and 220 Tq
2. Pullz-on-Tuning Tune: 238whp and 286 Tq
nice power gains which is absolutely amazing.
But I realized something which does not make me comfortable. Steve Disabled the FLKC, he explained that on his tunes he depends mainly on the FBKC. I know every tune is different but do you guys has the same issue as well?