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Old 09-29-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Are there any Good Tuners in South Florida for my STI??

I feel unsafe from reading all this threads about all sorts of different mods to go with to not do it with an experience STI tuner.
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Old 09-29-2004, 06:35 AM   #2
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Im pretty sure Nino is moving down there...(like this week) ...He has helped out lots of Subie owners here in Nj for a while... Look into it..
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:39 AM   #3
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Hey im in South Miami also. Hit me up with a PM sometime.
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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Im pretty sure Nino is moving down there...(like this week) ...He has helped out lots of Subie owners here in Nj for a while... Look into it..
how would i go about locating this Nino?
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:38 PM   #5
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www.ninosautoaccessories.com

The guy is a vendor on this forum.
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637436

Try this too...Sorry those early AM posts of mine are always lacking info
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Old 09-29-2004, 12:54 PM   #7
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637436

Try this too...Sorry those early AM posts of mine are always lacking info
I'll try calling today, thax.
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:31 PM   #8
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The most active on these boards and well known Suby shop I know of in FL is Mastro WRX in Tampa.

http://www.mastrowrx.com/

I believe they are the only EcuTeK programmer in FL too.
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:54 PM   #9
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im goin to college in january in south florida. I would say where but you never know who is watching to see where you park your car. Damn theives. I live in ny now but iam brining my car. Im gonna need to meet up with some local subuie heads.
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Old 09-29-2004, 06:38 PM   #10
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Yeah hit up Mastro, give Nino a shout, and Hook up with the jacksonville mod squad.
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:06 PM   #11
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Yeah hit up Mastro, give Nino a shout, and Hook up with the jacksonville mod squad.


Nino will be in Ft. Myers next week. Mastro is in Tampa. Now I have to decide what to do.

By the way, nothing has to do with Jacksonville. Jacksonville is way north pole of Florida.
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:00 PM   #12
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You might want to check out Sam at Costal Dyno. He is a great guy www.costaldyno.com and would be worth looking up.
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Old 09-29-2004, 10:43 PM   #13
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make the tuning worth your money. take it up to Central Florida Turbo and have rolo tune it for you.

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Old 09-30-2004, 02:13 AM   #14
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You might want to check out Sam at Costal Dyno. He is a great guy www.costaldyno.com and would be worth looking up.
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:25 PM   #15
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I just emailed CFT about getting a tune, possibly. Unfortunately, I'm using the Cobb AP ( ) right now and would have to get some other form of engine mgmt.

I'm stock turbo/intercooler/fuel system/etc right now. Just Cobb Stg 2 (accessport) with TBE & UP. Would need to ditch the AP for somes engine mgmt they can tune for. Any suggestions, considering my setup now?
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:38 PM   #16
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OK, I have another suggestion, but it's not a Subaru outfit. Southern Florida is a desert for Subarus. You are lucky if you see one a week.

OK, there is a place in South Miami right off of the Dixie called Active Autowerkes. They are not as well known as Dinan or Turner in the BMW world, but they are awesome tuners. I went to their shop just to talk to them and check the place out. (My sister is in Miami).

http://www.activeautowerke.com/main.cfm

They don't know Suby's directly, but they know cars like almost nobody else. PM me and I can tell you exactly where it is, but Mapquest will do the same.
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:46 PM   #17
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I just emailed CFT about getting a tune, possibly. Unfortunately, I'm using the Cobb AP ( ) right now and would have to get some other form of engine mgmt.

I'm stock turbo/intercooler/fuel system/etc right now. Just Cobb Stg 2 (accessport) with TBE & UP. Would need to ditch the AP for somes engine mgmt they can tune for. Any suggestions, considering my setup now?
two suggestions come to mind. AEM or Microtec. microtec is CHEAP and does a LOT for the price. for a regular WRX its more than enough. Sergio runs one on his personal car and theyve seem some amazing numbers at the track from his setup.

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Old 09-30-2004, 11:59 PM   #18
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my opinion, go out of state. not too many tuners in South Florida that familiar with Subaru's. I'm sure there are people who can install parts but custom tuning is another story.

FYI the nearest Dyno Dynamics 4WD is in GA @ Dyno4mance. Ive been there...in fact im there now!!
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Old 10-01-2004, 02:43 AM   #19
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[quote=rich728]not too many tuners in South Florida that familiar with Subaru's. I'm sure there are people who can install parts but custom tuning is another story.

Don't forget that nini from ninosautoaccessories.com is moving to Ft. Myers next week.
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Old 10-01-2004, 12:59 PM   #20
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www.mastrowrx.com - Standard Upgrades plus ECUtek tuning, Dynapak Dyno, Located in Tampa, ask for Kyle or Bill.

www.coastaldyno.com - Standard Upgrades plus Utec tuning and NOS application knowledge. Mustang Dyno, Located in Tampa ask for Sam.

www.subarustore.com - Standard Upgrades, Vishnu Dealer, Located in Orlando ask for Brad.

www.sojax.com - Standard Upgrades, Located in Jacksonville ask for Bill.

www.ninosautoaccessories.com - Standard Upgrades, Located in Ft. Myers, ask for Nino.
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Old 10-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #21
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That was nice Opie!

Cobb is a bad thing to do if you are not in Salt Lake, and you want to tune. Even when AccessTuner comes out, I don't think it will give you much control.

Looks like you have a few EcuTek and UTEC tuners there, and to me the best EM route is the Element Hydra (www.elementtuning.com) and anyone who can tune EcuTek or Utec could tune with the Hydra--with ease. You could tune the car yourself with a little reading and slow deliberate changes that don't upset the knock too "explosively".
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:15 PM   #22
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microtec is CHEAP and does a LOT for the price. for a regular WRX its more than enough.
How cheap are we talking? There isn't much info on their site regarding prices for the various engine management options. They seem to feature MicroTec, though.

I'm going to call them Monday when I'm back in town and hopefully get all of my questions answered. I've got a buyer lined up for my Cobb AP already, so I'm set to go another route real soon.
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Old 10-01-2004, 09:00 PM   #23
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the microtec shouldn't cost you much more than a UTEC, if it in fact does cost more than a UTEC. figure about $1000, mostly likely LESS. But I don't sell them, so I'm not 100% on the exact price.

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Old 10-02-2004, 04:05 AM   #24
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www.mastrowrx.com - Standard Upgrades plus ECUtek tuning, Dynapak Dyno, Located in Tampa, ask for Kyle or Bill.

www.coastaldyno.com - Standard Upgrades plus Utec tuning and NOS application knowledge. Mustang Dyno, Located in Tampa ask for Sam.

www.subarustore.com - Standard Upgrades, Vishnu Dealer, Located in Orlando ask for Brad.

www.sojax.com - Standard Upgrades, Located in Jacksonville ask for Bill.

www.ninosautoaccessories.com - Standard Upgrades, Located in Ft. Myers, ask for Nino.
Great info! thaxs alot.
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:24 PM   #25
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Did you ever get you STi tuned? If so, where did you go? I'm looking for a good Utec tuner in this area.
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