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Old 11-08-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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Turbo cars are hard to quote a firm price. There are a lot of issues.
One of the biggest has to do with heat. You have to let them cool when
you start to apply load.

Our base price to tune a turbo car is $1200. Our hourly rate is $150 for
the dyno and $250 for the tuner. If it takes only 2 hours then then base
rate of $1200 will apply. I assume that you are running unleaded pump gas.

This rate is for tuning services only. Many times we have to work on fuel
system, ignition systems and even change plugs. These things are not
tuning and additional costs could apply.

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Old 11-08-2007, 10:10 AM   #2
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I'm in the wrong business.
A mustang only runs 32k new. Halfsies?
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...and even change plugs...
jeezus, if changing plugs is a big deal, I can't imagine they could figure out how to tune a car.

this is the same scenario I heard at the local firestone shop when they told a woman it was going to be over $400 to get her new battery installed. Preying on the uneducated (or who they think is uneducated).
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Good lord, around here you can rent the Dyno for a day cheaper than that.
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Wow, an ls1 shop here only wanted 400 to tune the FI GTO, for 1k they'd tune and install a cam and valve springs.
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jeezus, if changing plugs is a big deal, I can't imagine they could figure out how to tune a car.

this is the same scenario I heard at the local firestone shop when they told a woman it was going to be over $400 to get her new battery installed. Preying on the uneducated (or who they think is uneducated).
yeah, I'm going to pay this douchebag $90 to change sparkplugs. What a dumbfuck. This is after the first response where he said he'd charge me extra to tune MS because he didn't know it and had to study it. WTF? We then agreed that I would operate the software, he'd operate the dyno, and tell me what inputs to use. I'm going to let Alamo Autosports do the fine tuning after I road tune it for a few weeks to get it as good as possible.
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I went to a tuner shop nearby when I was looking for a turbo. I asked them how much it would cost to fab up intercooler piping, they told me 700 bucks.
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yeah, I'm going to pay this douchebag $90 to change sparkplugs.

sounds fair, cause they'd probably have to listen to you debate brands/heat ranges/gaps for about 3 hours before they could do the work.
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I went to a tuner shop nearby when I was looking for a turbo. I asked them how much it would cost to fab up intercooler piping, they told me 700 bucks.
Sounds right to me. How long do you think it takes? How did you want the pipes routed? I know I will spend over 10 hours doing all mine, with removing & reinstalling the bumper & fenders (I go thru the fenders), obviously cutting,trimming, welding all the pipes, bead rolling, adding BOV & IAC ports (install pipe, mark location, remove, drill holes, fishmouth the pipes, deburr, clean filings from pipes, degrease, tack, reinstall to check fitment, remove, weld, reinstall...), bung for IAT sensor...

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oracletuning.net a guy in PA its 150 an hr for a fyno tune, no base price
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:25 AM   #11
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hmm. I think I paid $250 for about 2 and a half hours on a loading dyno here.
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damn my whole dyno tune came out to 250 bux also
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oracletuning.net a guy in PA its 150 an hr for a fyno tune, no base price
I think his name is Ken, one of the original guys at FM
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A long time ago I needed some body work done on the Miata. One of the shops listed $50 in the estimate for "roof removal".

THEY WANTED $50 TO UNLATCH THE HARDTOP!

They didn't get my business..
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Hustler,Who is the tuner? and what's the name of the shop?
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A long time ago I needed some body work done on the Miata. One of the shops listed $50 in the estimate for "roof removal".

THEY WANTED $50 TO UNLATCH THE HARDTOP!

They didn't get my business..
and he won't touch your car unless you've got an FM kit, i called and asked. he wanted nothing to do with megasquirt
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Hustler,Who is the tuner? and what's the name of the shop?
I'd rather not disclose, considering I don't want to get a shitty internet crybaby ------ reputation among the local track crew. I will say that Tony Palo was cool enough to let me rent the dyno and tune myself, but he didn't want to jack with MS himeself becuase he doesn't like it. He hustles MoTec and has a product to sell. I suppose motec is better for some reason I don't understand.
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and he won't touch your car unless you've got an FM kit, i called and asked. he wanted nothing to do with megasquirt
i don't see why tuners are so afraid of it. Alamo has been the coolest, and the only realistically priced option so far.
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Sounds right to me. How long do you think it takes? How did you want the pipes routed? I know I will spend over 10 hours doing all mine, with removing & reinstalling the bumper & fenders (I go thru the fenders), obviously cutting,trimming, welding all the pipes, bead rolling, adding BOV & IAC ports (install pipe, mark location, remove, drill holes, fishmouth the pipes, tack, reinstall to check fitment, remove, weld, reinstall...), bung for IAT sensor...
I was thinking it would take half that time at the most.
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$400/hr for tuning? WOW.

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