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Old 05-09-2019, 03:31 PM
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I'm in Georgia near Atlanta, and don't mind an hour or so of travel, or more if necessary. I've VVT swapped my NA6 and haven't really done much driving since the swap because I'm afraid of tuning it myself. All I've done are calibrations and Tune/Analyze Live off of a basemap, with a basic closed loop idle. What places should I go to? I'm not looking to get power, just a good safe daily driveable tune. One of the things on my list is a shorter crank time, but I can't seem to manage that. I also think getting my calibration variables double checked would be a good idea.
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I'm in Georgia near Atlanta, and don't mind an hour or so of travel, or more if necessary. I've VVT swapped my NA6 and haven't really done much driving since the swap because I'm afraid of tuning it myself. All I've done are calibrations and Tune/Analyze Live off of a basemap, with a basic closed loop idle. What places should I go to? I'm not looking to get power, just a good safe daily driveable tune. One of the things on my list is a shorter crank time, but I can't seem to manage that. I also think getting my calibration variables double checked would be a good idea.
I'm on this same journey, let me know what you find and I'll do the same!
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If you're not wanting power, a safe daily drivable tune can be had if you're willing to take time to research and learn.

Your tune will have small issues or quirks initially. All you need to do is pick one, research it, fix it, then move to the next issue. You'll be amazed at how much you learn and how great the feeling of "I made this," is once you're done.

If you're set on having someone else tune it for you, by all means, go for it. I just felt like giving out motivation to a fellow enthusiast.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:19 AM
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If you're not wanting power, a safe daily drivable tune can be had if you're willing to take time to research and learn.

Your tune will have small issues or quirks initially. All you need to do is pick one, research it, fix it, then move to the next issue. You'll be amazed at how much you learn and how great the feeling of "I made this," is once you're done.

If you're set on having someone else tune it for you, by all means, go for it. I just felt like giving out motivation to a fellow enthusiast.
Thanks! I am learning all I can. In the end hopefully all that will be left for someone else is timing.
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I don't know of any local tuners myself, but if you've got a stock VVT motor then (unless you get totally berserk) you won't go too far wrong with the timing if you do some research. Like Artifex says;
"...a safe daily drivable tune can be had if you're willing to take time to research and learn.

Your tune will have small issues or quirks initially. All you need to do is pick one, research it, fix it, then move to the next issue. You'll be amazed at how much you learn and how great the feeling of "I made this," is once you're done"

The main point is, don't try to address everything at once. Pick an area to deal with, do lots of research (here, and on MSexta.com), get plenty of logs and make incremental changes. Do that, and you'll be successful - more or less.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:16 AM
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DBW Motorsports in Norcross did a great job for me, they are not cheap though. I can’t imagine paying someone to do basic tuning like idle and cranking.

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There is this little known place in Suwanne called DIYAutotune. I believe they just might be able to help you out one way or another.
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There is this little known place in Suwanne called DIYAutotune. I believe they just might be able to help you out one way or another.
They won't tune customers calls, but they will give out some info on local tuners. I would give them a call.
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Ed Zachary. And in the past they used to have pow-wows and other tuning related meetings. Not sure they still do that but you are definitely close enough to them to make it there if they do. But first you gotta reach out to them.
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Thanks! One of my primary concerns was injector settings like dead time since I'm running NB2 injectors at NA6 pressures and I'm at whatever the settings the basemap had for them. I guess the easy way to solve that since I plan on going turbo eventually anyway is to go ahead buy a Flowforce 640 kit which will come with an info sheet I can use for injector settings in MS. That should firm up my foundation. From there I can tune startup sequence.
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Originally Posted by hector View Post
There is this little known place in Suwanne called DIYAutotune. I believe they just might be able to help you out one way or another.
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They won't tune customers calls, but they will give out some info on local tuners. I would give them a call.
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Ed Zachary. And in the past they used to have pow-wows and other tuning related meetings. Not sure they still do that but you are definitely close enough to them to make it there if they do. But first you gotta reach out to them.
Haha, this was one of the first places I reached out to. They recommended an Ed (not sure on last name), but he doesn't tune non-racecars anymore apparently, and referred me to the guy that runs his dyno now, named Phil Koch. Who is Ed Zachary? Contact info?
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Lol
Ed Zachary = exactly. Someone was being funny
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Ed Senf. He’s quite well known, but last I heard I was flying around to tune for professional race teams all the time and doesn’t do local stuff any more. At any rate, DBW who I mentioned above was recommended to me by DIY.
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Ed Senf. Heís quite well known, but last I heard I was flying around to tune for professional race teams all the time and doesnít do local stuff any more. At any rate, DBW who I mentioned above was recommended to me by DIY.
Yep, more or less what he told me too. Only reason I'm hesitant with DBW is he got a bad rap with the Atlanta Evo community after popping a couple motors. Hopefully the guy Ed recommends is a good one based on his own rep.
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Subbed. After 11K+ miles of being boosted on a home tune, I'm ready to get a professional tune to make some power! Or at least see what it actually makes. Let me know what you guys figure out, I'm in Powder Springs, GA just outside the perimeter.
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