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      12-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Best tuning?

What's the best tuning for naturally aspirated engines, what's the most you can get out of it and is it worth the money?
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WalMart has a good tune
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I personally have eurocharged, and I love it
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Its about time somebody brought this topic up.
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AA stage 2 tune
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No tune is best tune
Rolling with just DISA here

I hear the Non-RFT tune has great reviews
Makes a WORLD of a difference if you ask me.
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Best cheap "tune" would be BMS PBX. Its not really a tune, its a piggy-back throttle remapper. Still makes a hell of a difference don't expect to win against a real tune though. I hear both eurocharge and AA are amazing. Turner motorsports is selling some package deal with an afe intake and tune for cheap. Has anyone tapped into that one? O.o I'm not sure what the outcome is though. Even though turner motorsports is a racing company, how much do they know about tuning? Some rumors say that it is a bootleg AA tune or maybe even the real thing idk but its cheaper than AA for sure
I am interested in where this thread leads though, is there anything better than AA or eurocharged??
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Def. go with AA or EC. I have an EC tune and love it. They even modified the tune after I got a few dyno's.
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I personally have eurocharged, and I love it
is the EC tune really worth it?

some people seem to swear by it while others wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole
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I really do love it. There is definitely a difference. I will have it dyno'd once I complete the 3 stage manifold.
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I really do love it. There is definitely a difference. I will have it dyno'd once I complete the 3 stage manifold.
Butt dyno's thoughts?

Wondering how it compares to scoops / intake mods. Certainly hoping for a huge difference in comparison.

Just curious cuz I daily the car. Want it to be more fun w/o losing any reliability. Only run 93 (out of preference).
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Butt dyno's thoughts?

Wondering how it compares to scoops / intake mods. Certainly hoping for a huge difference in comparison.

Just curious cuz I daily the car. Want it to be more fun w/o losing any reliability. Only run 93 (out of preference).
There is definitely a butt dyno increase. Especially in plain ol' second gear pull (40 mph). It really does increase throughout the entire rev limiter now.

I also run 93, which will be tuned for the car
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There is a significant bump in HP with the 3IM and the EC tune. I haven't had it dyno'ed in a while, but I believe I'm putting down 260-265hp & 220 tq.

It really makes the car what it should be.
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There is a significant bump in HP with the 3IM and the EC tune. I haven't had it dyno'ed in a while, but I believe I'm putting down 260-265hp & 220 tq.

It really makes the car what it should be.
you think your going to put down 260rwhp and 220rwtq......

idk man, GL

I hope you do but that seems lofty
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Crank... not actual rwhp.
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