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Old 04-28-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Ecutek dyno tune

This might be a very common question but what is the average amount of time it takes to get a dyno tuned ecutek mapped for a stage 4 setup (td05-16g, 630cc inj, tmic, intake, catless exhaust) at about 17 psi?

I plan on either going to KTR performance in MA or XX tuning is CT. I think im leaning towards ktr since they have tuned uber amounts of WRX's and are cheaper per hour than XX....So would 2 hours of tuning be suffiicent for a street map? Would i possibley have enough time for a race map also? Thanks for the thoughts!
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:07 PM   #2
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If everything goes smooth. But everycar is different. I wouldnt want a tuner to rush my car. I would rather just waite and have them take the time. My tuner told me 2 hours for my U-tech and 6 hours later they were done.
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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My tuner told me 2 hours for my U-tech and 6 hours later they were done.
Yea i agree, i want my tuner to have ebough time to do it right. I just need to know how much money to go down there with. Any other expereinces from other people? 6 hours @ $200/hr can get pretty taxing.....
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mine took about 2 hours.... with www.pdxtuning.com



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Old 04-29-2005, 01:27 AM   #5
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Try to find a tuner that is good and will do an Ecutek at a flat rate, but that can guarantee at least a few hours on the dyno. A lot of tuners will say it will only take an hour and then do a quick 45min. tune. That's not a way to save money...it's a way to get a half-a**ed tune.
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:37 AM   #6
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a good tuner who has lots of experience should be able to get you a close ballpark estimate based on their experience alone.
and then, should the tune require more tweaking, etc they should be able to stay close to the proximity of the original estimate even if that means cutting you a break on the extra time.

it would be unethical for a tuner to quote you a small estimate and then either give you a half assed quick tune, or bill you an exorbitant amount over the original quote.

within an hour or so would seem very acceptable. if they can't do that i would question their level of experience.
just my .02
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:41 AM   #7
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Hey guys thanks a lot for all the responces. They are all appreciated

When emailing KTR about the amount of time it would take they said 2 hours. I think that is a good estimation since they have tuned many many (from the published dyno gallery on thier website) wrx's and sti's. I beleive thier experience would tell me that thier quote should be sufficient for what i need.

Now I just hope i dont run into any snags like an up pipe leak or problems with my modified injectors....which have been flow cleaned and flowtested with excellent results...
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:28 PM   #8
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I don't know anything about KTR(never heard of them) but make sure the shop is someone you can trust. i just had a VERY bad exp with my dyno tune. basically what the tuner did was tuned the car with my UTEC's temp correct ON?????? ***?
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We charge for 4-6 hours for any custom tune. I would not expect to have it done in 2 hours with the mods you have. Are you getting it road tuned as well or just dyno tuned?
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I have an Ecutek from KTR, been there twice now. The intial tune took frmo abt 8-1:30, with a lot of tweaking and abt 30 full pulls. They charged me for two hours however, so that was a flat rate. It is def worth it, and KTR is very good in my opinion.
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We charge for 4-6 hours for any custom tune. I would not expect to have it done in 2 hours with the mods you have. Are you getting it road tuned as well or just dyno tuned?
Your understanding of EcuTeK seems limited. If the tuner has any level of experience with the system and has a number of solid base maps developed, it should only take an hour or so to fine tune the setup for the particular mods on the car, especially if a decent dyno is being used with externally sampling wideband AFR.
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