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Old 06-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question Phoenix area tune options?

Howdy folks. I am slowly getting my new(ish) to me Outback XT sorted. After I get the suspension redone (LGT wagon with Konis), next non-maintenance item will most likely be a tune. I know Goodspeed does them, using the Cobb Access Port. Who else does them and do they do AP or open source tunes? Which is likely to be least expensive? My goal would be stage 1 maximum safe power...

Thanks, Doug
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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FAT (forced air technologies)
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:24 PM   #4
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FAT (forced air technologies)
+1 to FAT. Hit up Taylor down there, 602.993.3288
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:25 AM   #5
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+1 to FAT. Hit up Taylor down there, 602.993.3288
+ 2 for FAT
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:07 AM   #6
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FAT has been good to me. There are 3 or 4 good options but my car goes to FAT/Snail. Snail Performance is actually the tuning company that tunes for FAT
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:27 AM   #7
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+4 for FAT/Snail. I know this kid with a GTX35R car that ran awesome on their tune for ~7 days before it blew up. It's all good though because they said it was a bad tune and are rebuilding it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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.....Torqued performance ...not local but excellent and will go back time after time
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:42 AM   #9
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+4 for FAT/Snail. I know this kid with a GTX35R car that ran awesome on their tune for ~7 days before it blew up. It's all good though because they said it was a bad tune and are rebuilding it.
Yikes! Glad they're standing behind their work, unlike other shops that give the runaround so they can swoop up more of your money. Robert has always stood behind his builds!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #10
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+4 for FAT/Snail. I know this kid with a GTX35R car that ran awesome on their tune for ~7 days before it blew up. It's all good though because they said it was a bad tune and are rebuilding it.
Thats a 100% Fabricated story, but thank you for the referral none the less. This isnt Facebook Phoenix Auto Scene. Please leave the drama there.

Everyone else, thank you for the good words.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #11
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1444738
This might help...Sticky: SWIC Shop Review Master Thread
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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Thats a 100% Fabricated story, but thank you for the referral none the less. This isnt Facebook Phx Auto Scene. Please leave the drama there.

Everyone else, thank you for the good words.
Guess that is just what one of your customers felt compelled to post. Sorry that the customer fabricated that story.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #13
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This isnt Facebook Phoenix Auto Scene.
Now that ***** is hilarious^^ I love all the Hondas trying to find races.

I'll say I have not gotten tuned at FAT (yet) but I plan to. I have seen their work and it is impressive. If you are on the fence, I recommend going to the shops you have in mind and just talking with them about your plans. I did this and the guys at FAT were very accommodating and knowledgeable.


Anyways if it was not obvious enough....+1 for FAT.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:35 PM   #14
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+1 FAT all the way
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #15
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Howdy folks. I am slowly getting my new(ish) to me Outback XT sorted. After I get the suspension redone (LGT wagon with Konis) .
Hey Doug just to be sure have you perused this thread on LGT.com? Great info on some deltas between OBXT and LGT suspension:
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...er-180579.html
You'll run into some geometry/alignment issues depending on how much you drop. Plus accelerated wear on driveline components.
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Next non-maintenance item will most likely be a tune. I know Goodspeed does them, using the Cobb Access Port. Who else does them and do they do AP or open source tunes? Which is likely to be least expensive? My goal would be stage 1 maximum safe power...

Thanks, Doug
Are you going to leave the vehicle with them or "road tune" via email logs? Don't rule out www.camtuning.com if the latter, Cameron knows these cars extremely well.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #16
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Hey Doug just to be sure have you perused this thread on LGT.com? Great info on some deltas between OBXT and LGT suspension:
http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...er-180579.html
You'll run into some geometry/alignment issues depending on how much you drop. Plus accelerated wear on driveline components.
Are you going to leave the vehicle with them or "road tune" via email logs? Don't rule out www.camtuning.com if the latter, Cameron knows these cars extremely well.
Thanks for chiming in I am only going to stock LGT wagon height, so I don't think there will be any real alignment issues. My thought on the tune is that I really just want to get "maximum safe power" stage 1 and call it good. I don't really want to buy anything that will be used once or twice and then just sit. I know some tunes are done on a dyno, I assume some tuners can/would do a road tune using their own stuff so I don't have to buy it? Not sure which I would choose, may come down to cost...

Doug
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #17
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2.5" drop with LGT suspension bits alone. Just making sure you're aware of the "issues" before spending money on Konis then replacing tires prematurely due to camber wear.

Tune-wise you'll have to pay the tuner for his time and resources ( license fees, base maps, etc ). OSE will be your "cheapest" route vs an AP however you'll still have initial map fees which should include reflash and/or map upgrades.

Your 07 model is CANBus, ie only OSE option you have is a Tactrix 2.0 cable which runs around $150. Still better than the sub003 AP at $500-600.

GL with the mods, enjoy the vehicle!
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