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Old 02-02-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Quick review on Torqued Performance here. I have an '08 STI, with a turbo back exhaust. Contacted Eric at TP, and in less than 24 hours, I had paid him, and received my base map, and data logging instructions.

Through the course of a little over a week, and 4 revisions, Eric had my car running great, zero knock and pulling like a beast.

If you are considering getting an E-Tune, I highly recommend them.

I will note that Eric does require the fuel line extension mod at a minimum.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:13 PM   #2
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Eric is the man. I have only seen good things posted about him.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:28 PM   #3
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Very impressed with Eric's maps and his fast responses to questions .I had been using a TP 2 map that was flawless and just recently went to TP 3 that he has been tweaking it so its Perfect.
Highly Recommend!
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:27 PM   #4
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I heard great things about Eric from others so I had him perform a custom Stage 1 eTune on my '11 STI (with 3' fuel line fix) about 9 months ago. It's been absolutely flawless. I've never seen so few knock instances on a Subaru. With his tune it's not uncommon to cruise on the highway for 60+ minutes with tons of throttle variations and not see a single instance of knock. I've had plenty of dyno/road tunes that can't get squeaky clean logs like I get with Eric's tune.

I just purchased a downpipe yesterday and immediately contacted/paid Eric for a Stage 2 tune. Within 30 minutes I already had my first map from him, ready to go for when I throw the downpipe on this week. He is a pleasure to deal with and knows what he is doing. I highly recommend him as well.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:48 PM   #5
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I purchased Eric's Stage 1 tune, which felt great. Much better than the stock tune and Cobb's stage 1.

After a few months, I decided to go stage 2, I then purchased his Stage 2 + EBCS tune. The car barely felt any different. A slightly broader torque curve and a little more at the high end.

I then decided to get a protune because I was so disappointed.

My tuner did a pull on the dyno and said "that's a Cobb map" but was requesting less boost up top. He then loaded up the Cobb stage 2 map for my car and it made about the same power. I'm not sure what Eric did with my map, but my tuner also mentioned he has seen some weird things in the cars that come in with his maps. He said some made good power, and some looked very bad.

The car baseline'd at 280whp/295wtq with Eric's map. The protune made 318whp/339wtq. I feel like the Stage 2 map was a complete waste of money.



TLDR: Stage 1 = yes, Stage 2 = no. Protune FTW.
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I was giving my review of my experience with torqued performance, and my experience is very positive. I had previously been using the cobb stage 2 ots map which was a noticeable increase over stage 1. The torqued performance custom tune is dramatically better than the cobb ots in my experience.

It may be true that a protune is better than an e tune, but the etune was much cheaper, and doesn't knock at all.

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Old 02-02-2015, 09:43 PM   #7
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I was giving my review of my experience with torqued performance, and my experience is very positive. I had previously been using the cobb stage 2 ots map which was a noticeable increase over stage 1. The torqued performance custom tune is dramatically better than the cobb ots in my experience.

It may be true that a protune is better than an e tune, but the etune was much cheaper, and doesn't knock at all.

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I purchased Eric's Stage 1 tune, which felt great. Much better than the stock tune and Cobb's stage 1.

After a few months, I decided to go stage 2, I then purchased his Stage 2 + EBCS tune. The car barely felt any different. A slightly broader torque curve and a little more at the high end.

I then decided to get a protune because I was so disappointed.

My tuner did a pull on the dyno and said "that's a Cobb map" but was requesting less boost up top. He then loaded up the Cobb stage 2 map for my car and it made about the same power. I'm not sure what Eric did with my map, but my tuner also mentioned he has seen some weird things in the cars that come in with his maps. He said some made good power, and some looked very bad.

The car baseline'd at 280whp/295wtq with Eric's map. The protune made 318whp/339wtq. I feel like the Stage 2 map was a complete waste of money.


TLDR: Stage 1 = yes, Stage 2 = no. Protune FTW.
I don't see the problem.

A dyno tune from a reputable tuner is almost always going to be a better option and a more honed in tune. Hence why it costs significantly more. However, if Eric is taking a COBB Stage 2 OTS map and simply modifying it to be better tailored to my car, then I'm getting EXACTLY what I paid him for. If I wanted a perfect dyno tune I'd go pay $450+ for one.

In my opinion, Eric's (and any other tuner's) etunes should simply be looked at as a tune that takes an OTS map and customizes it to better fit your exact car. If you want more than this, go get a dyno tune. But for $85 - $125, expecting more is pretty silly.

FL4TFTW, it sounds like your complaint is simply that a dyno tune was better. To which, I have to reply with, "obviously".
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I don't see the problem.

A dyno tune from a reputable tuner is almost always going to be a better option and a more honed in tune. Hence why it costs significantly more. However, if Eric is taking a COBB Stage 2 OTS map and simply modifying it to be better tailored to my car, then I'm getting EXACTLY what I paid him for. If I wanted a perfect dyno tune I'd go pay $450+ for one.

In my opinion, Eric's (and any other tuner's) etunes should simply be looked at as a tune that takes an OTS map and customizes it to better fit your exact car. If you want more than this, go get a dyno tune. But for $85 - $125, expecting more is pretty silly.

FL4TFTW, it sounds like your complaint is simply that a dyno tune was better. To which, I have to reply with, "obviously".
Agreed.


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I paid him $85 for his own tune, not Cobb's. I don't understand your logic. After 8 revisions the tune was still no better than Cobb's.

It was also pulling timing in the high rpms on the dyno.
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I paid him $85 for his own tune, not Cobb's. I don't understand your logic. After 8 revisions the tune was still no better than Cobb's.

It was also pulling timing in the high rpms on the dyno.
I kind of see your point. You'd think 8 revisions would yield a noticeably different looking tune, I guess. But just because it yielded about the same HP/TQ numbers as the COBB stage 2 tune, doesn't mean it wasn't significantly better for your car.

I'm currently paying him $85 for a stage 2 tune (installing DP in the morning then starting my first round of datalogs). And if it is very similar to the COBB stage 2 map but yields less knock and smoother drivability for my car, I'll feel like I got my money's worth.
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When I went from Cobb STG 2 to TP2 the car felt like it pulled harder with boost kicking in earlier. I also have an AEM intake and there is no overboost / boost creep with the Torqued Performance tune.
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I kind of see your point. You'd think 8 revisions would yield a noticeably different looking tune, I guess. But just because it yielded about the same HP/TQ numbers as the COBB stage 2 tune, doesn't mean it wasn't significantly better for your car.

I'm currently paying him $85 for a stage 2 tune (installing DP in the morning then starting my first round of datalogs). And if it is very similar to the COBB stage 2 map but yields less knock and smoother drivability for my car, I'll feel like I got my money's worth.
He can get rid of your knock, that's not a problem. I think he turned his tune down a few notches, possibly due to safety. Drivability on both tunes was very similar for me.
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Eric for the win
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:50 PM   #15
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I've put an OTS Cobb Stage 1 on my car.... fried my ECU.

Then I was struggleing between Bren & Torqued.... And I went with Eric @Torqued performance...

Within 4 hours, he sent back 4 REVs... He's the man! Quick and damn my car is a lot faster!! Runs like a charm!

+1 for eric @ TP
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I wanted to give another +1 for Eric at Torqued Performance. I recently went stage 2 with my 07 WRX and was using an OTS map from Cobb. I kept getting boost spikes in in 4th and 5th gear and at time even 3rd gear. Cobb's map was set for 16 psi and would fuel cut at 17.2 psi. I was a big fan of the OTS stage 1 map, so issues with stage 2 surprised me.

I decided after reading about Eric on these boards to try him out and I am not disappointed. My car is running at 18 psi and I am loving it. After four revisions my car runs like a dream!

Thanks Eric!
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Ive had my tune from Eric since 2013, and I've only done 3 revisions. I'm perfectly happy with it. +1 Eric
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How can I get a hold of this guy ERIC?
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I'd start by googling torqued performance and then use your brain from there.
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Eric did my stage 2 etune for $99.00 bucks. This guys is on point. Always replies to my email super fast. He also gave me advice on parts and did 5 revisions in 1 day. Now, my car runs like a champ!
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He is currently e-tuning my 2016 WRX for a GrimmSpeed intake, and it is unreal! The tune and this cold a$$ Maine weather is making for some great pulls. Best money I have spend on my car.
Makes me want to get more and see what he can do with it. BUTTTT..I have to be an adult..sucks haha! #FirstYearTeacherSalary
+1 for Eric at TP
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Just started tuning with Eric and I gotta say he's pretty damn quick. First revisions knocked slightly, rev 2 was non-existent except in the top end and I expect the 3rd rev he literally sent me 30 minutes after I sent him my log should knock even less.

Car is much more balanced IMO, he tuned me for a Stage 2 with 3-Port EBCS, TGV/EGR Delete, Mishi Intake and Mishi Catted-J-pipe/Catback Exhaust. Feels great an punches throughout the RPM range. With how great things are going I may go back to him at the end of the year when I get my Verticooler, although at that point I think a protune would be a better route.
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I've had 10 revisions over a months time. Usually get a new revision the next day. Had knock and crazy af spikes but finally getting that under control. Btw I'm stage 2 full tbe and ets intake w/box. My last map felt pretty good and just flashed a new one today. Let's see how this goes
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I have nothing but good things to say about Eric @ torqued. He e-tuned my car at stage 2 and it ran like a champ and pulled hard. My car made 293whp on the dyno when I took it to get pro-tuned 6 months later and the tuner said the e-tune looked excellent.
Eric was extremely friendly and sent my revisions within 24 hours of me sending him a log. If I ever need an e-tune in the future on another car I won't hesitate to contact him. I've recommended him to several of my friends that didn't want to spend the money or driving time for a pro-tune.
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