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post #1 of 13 Old 10-15-2013, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Dyno Tune Sticker SHOCK!

Went to 5 shops today and boy did I get water thrown on my dreams!!! Only 2 would touch a V-8 domestic N/A car! One quoted $700.00 plus a chip and the other said his starts at $500.00 plus a chip -both quoted about $200.00 more for the chip. As you can gather from my handle THAT DOG WON'T HUNT!My goal for this engine is 250-275 rwhp (gt40p heads,stg1 cam,65tb,73maf,19# inj). Now some interesting info,I am a service writer at a shop that sees 600 cars a month and my lead tech is very good but has never done any hot rodding of an f i car ,but he has a 4 gas anylizer and the shop has a 5 gas and I have a lap top so is there a way around this $700.00 toad in the road? BTW he just bought a C4 vette as a toy (his DD is a C5) is there a gizmo out there that will work on my 93 and his C4 that I can buy and let him keep to use on both our cars.He might just go for that..1 shop suggested MAIL ORDER TUNING?

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Contact Willie at dirtydirtyracing.com he does mail order tunes... See what he can do for you.


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Get yourself a MegaSquirt and a wideband and go at it. Or a PMS. Check the electronics section here. Plenty of options for used tuner stuff. The mail order stuff isn't a bad way to go, provided you datalog and give feedback to the tuner so he/she can fine tune.
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Contact Chris at Power Adder Solutions . He'll get you right !!

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Lots of tuners around go for $550 chip and dyno time included. You just have to find a quality Mustang specific shop.

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$700 plus is actually about average price for quality dyno tune , every now and then you can find someone cheaper but again 700-850 is probably more normal price in 90 percent of the places ive seen
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I'm a serious tuner myself and a regular on EECTuning.org, but if I was going to pay someone to tune I'd start by getting a Moates Quarterhorse, Binary Editor, and even EEC Analyzer first. Any tuner who doesn't know how to use those DIY tools shouldn't be on your list of tuners.

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I feel your pain. Around here the local dyno shop won't touch anything but the big name stuff. (i don't blame them), it is frustrating.

I agree with what you said, your combo is pretty mild so i would have a hard time paying that much also. I am guessing you want to know what it makes and then optimize it.

I may not know what i am talking about, but with your combo the factory ecu may be do a good job for the money. I mean you can adjust the base timing and fuel pressure.
It would be pretty temping to see if someone in your area would be able to lend/rent you (or use it while you drive) a lm-1 or lm-2. At least you could make sure your arf is resonable.

my other question is: are there any drivabilty issues you want to work out ?

I guess something else would be is check to see if there are any dyno days on the calender.

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The only issue to speak of is the dreaded hunting idle 650 to ~800 ,haven't tried any cures yet. will replace iac with H/C/I and address it then. Will need CEL turned off when EGR removed .I am leaning towards dirtydirty in KY with Willie. Datalogging and such seems like alot of trouble and money. What are the items you recommended borrowing/renting? The shop I work in has some machines that can measure AF ratio I believe. Also the emissions testing facility has in ground chassis dynos that they don't use anymore but are still hooked up -I have been trying to pump the testers for info or permission to try them out but no luck. I still need to contact this small shop about 20 miles from me that specializes in mustangs ,they offer tuning to individuals that had work done there or to shops on a sublet/3 rd party kind of deal ,but with holidays bringing an industry slow down they may want some business

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...My goal for this engine is 250-275 rwhp (gt40p heads,stg1 cam,65tb,73maf,19# inj)....
No tune is necessary, your requirements are well within the range of the stock EEC-IV. In addition to intake upgrades, how about exhaust and rear gears?


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A quality tune is worth it. And with a chip and a good tuner, retunes down the road will be easy.

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A A quality tune is worth it. And with a chip and a good tuner, retunes down the road will be easy.
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on3 boosted 93gt.
Dynotune Motorsport tuned. .
You are somewhat biased. Not everyone can afford $700 for a tune.
Not saying it's not worth it.

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i will be using frpp "p" shorties after h/c/i swap. I have already installed 3.55's and off road h pipe and walker sound fx mufflers(they are direct replacement turbo mufflers that are 19" long and flow nicely,c & l 73mm maf and summit u/d pullies. The mufflers are average price and not much louder than stock walker mufflers,but I like it quite (just search sound fx mufflers mustang on youtube to listen to them).Still on track to have h/c/i completed by end of JAN '14

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