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Old 11-21-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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Defiant Autospeed tuning review.

Quick initial review on my Defiant Autospeed (Dave) Tune. Got there at about 0900 Dave decided that it would be better to start off with a stage 2 base tune. The stage 2 Map ended up being pretty far off. A/f through out the range was in the 9ís and tenís so with the Fuel map just about everything was zeroed out and started over. To make a long story short after a lot of road tuning leaving Dave's house at about 1600. The car feels like a completely different car now. So much more power with smoother total response. It just shows me how bad my old tune really was.

If you have a UTEC and are not running Speed density, you need to be. If you are unsure of your tune, you need to go see Dave. I learned so much just be watching him tune. When Dave sends my last data log I will post it up for you to see the final results. There is still a little tweaking to do but it is 95% of the way there.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
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wats he charge
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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nice diickhead.....
(richard cranium)...think about it before some of you flame for the name calling....and yes, i'll happily call him that to his face....dennis, you're a _ _ _ _ head
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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I generally dont "charge" really, as I generally dont like to tune other peoples cars. Its just a liability thing, and I would feel REALLY bad if something happened like a ticket at 100+mph (which lets face it, happens when road tuning) or worse (crash).

However.
There are exceptions. Its kind of a case by case basis. When I do it, its seperate from the business, and usually on a barter type basis. Do you have something I want? He had a used EDFC he wasnt going to use, Its going in my FXT now


But I am always willing to help and give hints. You MUST have a wideband that datalogs into the UTEC. (turboXS tuner. I just called TurboXS and was told that you cant use other widebands with the UTEC)

If I were to charge money for it, it would certainly be less than what "professional" tuners charge. Clark charges what? 275? I would probably be like 150. If for some reason I was unhappy with the tune and couldnt get you where I feel you should be, I would probably charge you less. I dont know, I havent really thought about it that much as the whole getting pulled over at road tuning speed thing scares me.

If you have access to a dyno, that could work though. I would need the shop to show me how to work their dyno, all the dyno tuning I have done was with my only doing the tuning and telling them what I wanted to do (like set the dyno to hold a certain RPM so I could work on a certain load site area or something)



Overall I am pretty pleased with D***heads car (sorry couldnt resist )
It pulls a lot harder than it did when he got there (which is one of the reasons I loaded a stock map and stock parameters file to just start over) and the "around town" driveability seems hugely improved. By the end of the day we couldnt make it knock if we tried (beating on it).

When the weather changes I want to bring him back up and work on automatic temperature compensation and I would like to work on the middle load site a/fs a little more. And I think there is another 10+whp I can get out of it in the low throttle angle area (10-40% load sites from 1500-3500rpm)

In any case, I am stoked that he is happy
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:54 PM   #5
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I am happy, for now lol

Time for the met kit and some headers. But, I will have to find some cheap headers.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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If I were to charge money for it, it would certainly be less than what "professional" tuners charge. Clark charges what? 275? I would probably be like 150.
Just to set the record straight, Clark Charges $150...SOD charges an extra $100-$150 to cover the expense of flying Clark out here and putting him up in a hotel.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:20 PM   #7
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Dave said it him self "Clark is the man". Me saying this "He is just not here enough to get the job done." IMO
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
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crap man he can sleep in my guest room
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:39 PM   #9
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Laff, i said the same thing...he likes to be in a hotel.

I don't blame him...heh. The plane ticket is what really costs the most anyway.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:51 PM   #10
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true dat.

I am really thinking about coming up to have him work over my fxt, just as a learning experience ya know? Im 100% sure he can get a bit more out of it than I will too. If you know what you are doing, you can learn a lot simply looking at datalogs and maps from a more experienced tuner.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:01 PM   #11
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I'll make sure i keep everyone posted...I havn't even had a chance to Call Clark and find out what his schedule is. When he was here last time, i mentioned it to him and he was all for it..so as we get closer, i'll keep everyone informed.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:05 PM   #12
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schweet.

I will dig up the datalog from his last pull and post it in a while. Im headed out to ship a fuel pump right now.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:40 PM   #13
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You worked all day yesterday. You do not have to do anything today.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:28 PM   #14
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You worked all day yesterday.
I gotta be honest, I find that really hard to believe. Dave work all day, hahahha.
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