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Old 05-06-2015, 12:29 AM   #101
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I have had my car tuned previously by two different tuners one of which was horrible, I would not receive revisions for 3-4 days, and couldn't ask questions without an attitude filled response.

From the first time I emailed Ron he continuously replied quick and answering everything in full detail even before I had mentioned tuning with him. I had a finished e85 blend etune map within four days and would've been sooner if my work schedule hadn't interfered. Ron is a great tuner and I can easily say that he will be the only tuner touching my car and any future builds.
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:23 AM   #102
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Thank you sir
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:20 PM   #103
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Glad to see this thread still going! I recently got a VF48 PnP'd, larger turbine, and billet wheel. Will be reaching out to these guys once I get it, and fuel mods, installed.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:38 PM   #104
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I have been e-tuned by both Mikey and Ron.
Both of them provide excellent tunes and are extremely knowledgeable in what they do.

I was absolutely blown away by Rons response times when providing revisions and information. If you are considering an etune I would highly recommend his service.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:38 PM   #105
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I recently had my 15 WRX tuned by Ron Watson of PhatBotti Tuning and couldn't be happier. If anyone is looking for a professional and perfectionist tuner I highly recommend him. I am extremely picky and he exceeded my expectations.

I've had experience with other tuners that were good but none were as thorough, prompt, and detailed as him. This was my first Etune and I was simply blown away at how easy he made it. Over a period of two days he tuned my car. It would've taken less, but I lagged in returning logs (I have a two year old to chase around). He never lagged and was efficient.

Ron communicated throughout the whole process. The end results were reliable power with no knock or "events" in my datalogs. Rock solid boost and rock solid tune.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:43 PM   #106
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Ron has been a Godsend. If you live in CA with a 15+ WRX, you need his services. He has figured out what the FA20DIT wants. His blended E85 (I'm running E40 specifically with the help of an ethanol content analyzer from Zeitronix) is the answer to the E85 HPFP dilemma that is plaguing the platform.

I can't believe how great the car feels compared to 91 and his response times and knowledge base is astonishing. Go to the best.
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:01 PM   #107
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Ron's the man! I love the tune on my 22T/205 hybrid. He always got back to me. I need to send him one more log but my tranny died, lol. But I installed a new trans so I need to get around to it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:55 PM   #108
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I contacted Ron regarding a tune a few weeks back while i was waiting for some new parts to come in. I scheduled a dyno tune, but i wasn't able to make it up to his shop for another week or so. In the meantime he offered to do an e-tune when my parts came in so i didn't have to drive around in slow mode.

Fast forward a couple weeks and i got my dyno tune. Night and day difference after driving on the Cobb OTS map for so long. The problem i have now is fighting the urge to keep buying more go-fast things.

I've never really had any experience working with tuners, but working with Ron has set the bar high. Very professional, detail oriented and responsive, especially regarding the amount of back & forth needed for doing an e-tune. Just by checking out the shop you'll recognize you're at a solid place. I think seeing the dyno cell in person speaks for itself.

If you're anywhere near the socal area looking for a tune, i suggest you go here. And if you're asking yourself "do i really need a tune?" or "is it worth it?", if you've done any kind of engine mods to your car, i would say yes and yes.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:49 PM   #109
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Ron finished e-tuning my 2016wrx. I feel a huge difference! nomore long loud cold start, rev hang is gone and my car runs and feel so much better! thank you Ron for an awesome tune!
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:54 AM   #110
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I got a tune from Ron earlier this year for TBE, TVG/EGR Delete, and EBCS on my 2015 WRX. After almost 2 months of driving, the car still feels great! DAM never drops below 1, knock is almost non existent other than the occasional 1.41 which doesn't even occur every time I drive, and the difference between stock and now is night and day.

Ron did my tune is 4-5 days going through about 8 to 9 revisions. The 9th was pretty much a "beat on your car" log which shows how much confidence he has in his tune! The revisions were quick and it only took 4-5 days even with my work schedule and Church activities. I once sent a log late Saturday and got a revision on Sunday even though Ron typically does not do Sundays and is supposedly sporadic on Saturdays. Everything was super timely.

I will not be going with another tuner!!! Once I get my FMIC, GS intake, and flex fuel w/pump installed I will be going to Ron for another tune confidently knowing I will be getting another quality tune with a super quick turnaround!

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Old 03-27-2018, 03:19 AM   #111
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Got a Tune from Ron on my 2015 sti, running cobb tbe and sf intake. car feels great and Ron is super cool guy and very knowledgeable. I'll be going back for flex fuel tune.

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Got tuned for flex fuel from Ron, the experience has been nothing but great and he really took care of me.

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Old 04-30-2018, 08:00 PM   #112
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Got a Tune from Ron on my 2015 sti, running cobb tbe and sf intake. car feels great and Ron is super cool guy and very knowledgeable. I'll be going back for flex fuel tune.

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Got tuned for flex fuel from Ron, the experience has been nothing but great and he really took care of me.
I plan on using him when I get mine tuned. I know what his flex fuel tunes cost but what does a retune cost? Also how long does it take to setup an etune with him? Do I need to let him know weeks in advance or just a couple days? I plan on ordering some parts in the next month or two and wanna make sure I have a tune ready to go. Thanks
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