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racinjason89
12-03-2003, 07:24 PM
Anyone know a GOOD tuner in the Atlanta area or the Columbia area? I need a good tune for my KB supercharged mystic! Any info or experiences would be helpfull!

2KWhiteSnake
12-03-2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by racinjason89
Anyone know a GOOD tuner in the Atlanta area or the Columbia area? I need a good tune for my KB supercharged mystic! Any info or experiences would be helpfull!

Maybe Tom Crews will chime in here. Randy Haywood (ex true blue performance) will meet you at a local dyno. His flat fee is supposedly $500/including chip. You must pay for dyno time though. Once I have the cash, he's who I'm calling. I'm pretty sure he Tom and someone else down in Columbia.

Hope this helps.

Craig

tcrews
12-04-2003, 08:17 AM
Yes, Randy Haywood did my tune and I HIGHLY reccommend him.

www.haywoodspeed.com

He just opened a new shop though he came to Columbia to tune my car car and a few other guys.

He definitely knows his stuff.

Big Daddy
12-04-2003, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by racinjason89
Anyone know a GOOD tuner in the Atlanta area or the Columbia area? I need a good tune for my KB supercharged mystic! Any info or experiences would be helpfull!

Jason,

Check out Modulardepot.com. Superchips has teamed with the guy who was Fordchips and they have released some killer tuning software. I have used it to tune my car two weekends ago and while it's complicated to use I think in the long run this will be the solution to having to depend on an outside tuner. These guys also travel around the country and have tuning days at dynos. I would love to setup a tuning day with them in Asheville but we must have at least 10 people who are willing to run the Superchip. I'm one.

itsrlong
12-05-2003, 01:26 AM
Big Daddy,

How does that work? Do you own the chip , burner, and software? I am in Hickory and am interested. What would be the costs involved for them to do the tune on a dyno day they put on?

Later

Big Daddy
12-05-2003, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by itsrlong
Big Daddy,

How does that work? Do you own the chip , burner, and software? I am in Hickory and am interested. What would be the costs involved for them to do the tune on a dyno day they put on?

Later

You do own the chip, the burner and the software. The cost of the package is $795.00. The cost for a dyno day is $400 per car and they will tune until it is correct. They will give you the tune file for your car when it is complete. :thumbsup:

itsrlong
12-05-2003, 12:17 PM
Anybody interested in getting a dyno day setup then? You can sign me up...

racinjason89
12-05-2003, 08:02 PM
I have found a guy that actually reprograms the factory computer. He said that it is the newest tuning craze. No chip is needed! He programs the computer for the proper ratios for your mods. Cost is 350 plus 100 to dyno afterwords to make sure the computer is doing it's new job. When done, the computer will also compensate for other light mods and add/remove fuel or timing accordingly. He expained it alot better! I'm thinking about giving it a try! Thoughts?

Big Daddy
12-05-2003, 09:09 PM
I would be interested in seeing what the software is the SCT software is supposed to flash the ECU also. It could be the same stuff??

smashedheadcat
12-06-2003, 09:36 PM
It could be Fordchip as well. The do computer "flashes" by request. Or at least they used to. The SCT software is capable of the same thing if you don't want to use a chip. Going with the SCT software is something I'm seriously interested in, but with Randy Haywood's new shop only 2 hours away, would it be worth it to spend $795, plus a laptop, and get a wideband o2 sensor? Plus, my tuning knowledge is about .01% of Randy's. I mean, how many times am I going to require a tune? Randy will retune my car as I add mods for $100 for an hour of tuning..... Heck, as quick as he had my car dialed in, I'll just pay by the run and save the money.

On the other hand, there are tons of features that come with this software that definately gives it the "cool factor". As far as being difficult to use, there is a ton of support on modulardepot.com that will help get you where you need to be. I've seen some major increases in numbers with people using this software, but it's always been on a SCT dyno day from what I've seen.

Big Daddy
12-07-2003, 01:18 AM
Josh, I agree but if you were to take the software to someone like Randy...THINK what he could do with it! :D :thumbsup: I may have him do just that while I'm working in Wilmington, NC this next year! :D :thumbsup:

smashedheadcat
12-07-2003, 12:49 PM
I agree Greg, but that's a ton of money to spend. Is this stuff "that" much better than autologic?? By "that" i mean $795 + $1000 for laptop?

I live 100 miles from Wilminton, so if you want to meet up sometime, just give me a call, I have no problem driving down there. :)

Big Daddy
12-07-2003, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
I agree Greg, but that's a ton of money to spend. Is this stuff "that" much better than autologic?? By "that" i mean $795 + $1000 for laptop?

I live 100 miles from Wilminton, so if you want to meet up sometime, just give me a call, I have no problem driving down there. :)

Well I already have the laptop so it was the $795 and YES it is that much better than the autologic software! You can do so much more with the SCT software it's not even funny.

Well I start on Monday for two weeks then two weeks working from home. I start my regular Monday thru Thursday routine on Jan. 5th. We'll plan something for after the New Year! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bounce:

racinjason89
12-07-2003, 06:16 PM
Here is a copy of the email that he sent me!
The reflash technology we use is the same technology Ford uses to flash stock computers..There are over 4000 parameters we can access verses the 4 banks a chip can access..With a chip your computer is told what to do.With a reflash I set parameters and an adaptive strategy.This allows your car to "learn" new mods without having to retune and also allows your car to add timing/pull timing ,add fuel/or pull fuel when needed to keep your car safe..Our shop is one of only 12 across the country with this technology.I flash cars almost daily as well as send supercharger and turbo tunes out to people all over the country.Its the best possible tune there is .
Supercharged cars are $350
N/A cars are $250
Dyno time is $100..added to the cost above...

I'm probably going to give it a try!

johnbasf
12-07-2003, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by racinjason89
Here is a copy of the email that he sent me!
The reflash technology we use is the same technology Ford uses to flash stock computers..There are over 4000 parameters we can access verses the 4 banks a chip can access..With a chip your computer is told what to do.With a reflash I set parameters and an adaptive strategy.This allows your car to "learn" new mods without having to retune and also allows your car to add timing/pull timing ,add fuel/or pull fuel when needed to keep your car safe..Our shop is one of only 12 across the country with this technology.I flash cars almost daily as well as send supercharger and turbo tunes out to people all over the country.Its the best possible tune there is .
Supercharged cars are $350
N/A cars are $250
Dyno time is $100..added to the cost above...

I'm probably going to give it a try!

Info please?? :D

itsrlong
12-07-2003, 10:54 PM
racinjason89:

What is the name of the shop you are thinking about using and the tuner's name? Where is the shop located and do they have a website?

Thanks

racinjason89
12-08-2003, 06:47 PM
His name is Tim Barth. He is out of Atlanta. I heard about him through the Dyno Lab. www.dynolab.net
I'm going to ask him for some email addresses of others who have had it done and get their opinions!

johnbasf
12-08-2003, 07:11 PM
Keep us posted Jason, Thanks

racinjason89
12-30-2003, 07:54 PM
I'm going to have it tuned on Jan. 10th. I'll let everyone know how it turns out! Pray for me!:grinangel

Hazman
12-30-2003, 08:14 PM
Hey Jason
Tim did my '97 Dec. 19. Gained 5 rwhp and 5 rwtq at peak but got 15 rwhp and 10 rwtq between 5800 and 7000 rpm. Leaned the A/F from 10-10.5 to 12-12.5. Also smoothed out the power curve across the entire range. We had a lot of trouble early on getting a good base run until we figured out my battery was bad. Bad battery makes the computer act really strange. All in all pleased. :D

I am working on a dyno day here in Knoxville for the spring and Tim said he will come here and do tuning.:thumbsup:

Good Luck with yours!!

Big Daddy
12-30-2003, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Hazman
Hey Jason
Tim did my '97 Dec. 19. Gained 5 rwhp and 5 rwtq at peak but got 15 rwhp and 10 rwtq between 5800 and 7000 rpm. Leaned the A/F from 10-10.5 to 12-12.5. Also smoothed out the power curve across the entire range. We had a lot of trouble early on getting a good base run until we figured out my battery was bad. Bad battery makes the computer act really strange. All in all pleased. :D

I am working on a dyno day here in Knoxville for the spring and Tim said he will come here and do tuning.:thumbsup:

Good Luck with yours!!

Rick,

I can get the guys from SCT who tuned TwiceBittens cars to come to a dyno tune day if we can get 10 cars together. We could do it either in Asheville or Knoxville. I would be willing to be one of the cars tuned. You don't have to have a chip as they can flash your computer without a chip. If you're interested let me know. Check out www.modulardepot.com and let me know what you think.

itsrlong
12-30-2003, 11:55 PM
I would be interested in SCT tune if dyno day was held in Asheville.

racinjason89
01-18-2004, 05:39 PM
I got my car back from Tim today. He was able to get 31rwhp out of it and 23 ft/lbs of torque! Best part is, no chip! It seems to idle and run great. Just thought I'd let everyone know!:thumbsup:

Big Daddy
01-19-2004, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by racinjason89
I got my car back from Tim today. He was able to get 31rwhp out of it and 23 ft/lbs of torque! Best part is, no chip! It seems to idle and run great. Just thought I'd let everyone know!:thumbsup:

OK Jason, what software does he use?? I'm dying to know. I think there is another product out besides Superchips Custom Tunning's software that flashes the ECU, I just don't know what it is called. THANKS AND CONGRATS on the gains! :D :thumbsup:

Hazman
01-19-2004, 04:43 AM
Hey Big Daddy
I looked at the computer screen while he was doing the tuning but I don't remember the software name. You could give him a call Tim Barth 770-751-0333.

cobrabitn
01-19-2004, 06:16 AM
Greg,

I think Jeff is going to set something up real soon so find out what he has in mind and can this guy do anything with the computer on a 94/95 Cobra. Remember we have an OBD I not an OBD II, thanks!:doubt:

racinjason89
01-19-2004, 10:32 PM
I'm going to email him and ask! I'll let you know as soon as I get a reply...or shortly after.:D

racinjason89
01-20-2004, 06:57 PM
The software is called EFI Solutions. Tim also told me that in about a month or so, the software would be available to individuals who have had the initial tune done. For about $600 they could do anything that Tim has done, to thier own car. However, it will only be for that specific car and vin.

Big Daddy
01-21-2004, 12:11 AM
Thanks Jason! I appreciate the info! :D :thumbsup:

GeoSnake
01-25-2004, 08:16 AM
I hear rumblings that tuners all around are switching over to EFI Solutions. An acquaintance of mine from up north told me that Larocca had switched to this type of tuning. I my mind, that says a lot. I wonder with a re-flash could one get around all of the little pain-in-the-butt drivability issues that you get w/ Autologic tuning? The guy that is bringing the dyno to Custom Performance's dyno day and to the Mustang Week Dragnight uses EFI Solutions as well.

racinjason89
01-27-2004, 08:46 PM
Autologic is what I had in mine and I had a few drivability concerns. It's been 2 weeks now and about the only thing I noticed was, one time in cold weather high rpm, it slightly detonated. I notified Tim and he told me he could take a half a degree of timing out to cure that! Other than that, the car runs great. I was at the local dragstrip in Jackson, S.C. this weekend and ran the best ever!:thumbsup:

Nazman
01-30-2004, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by racinjason89
Autologic is what I had in mine and I had a few drivability concerns. It's been 2 weeks now and about the only thing I noticed was, one time in cold weather high rpm, it slightly detonated. I notified Tim and he told me he could take a half a degree of timing out to cure that! Other than that, the car runs great. I was at the local dragstrip in Jackson, S.C. this weekend and ran the best ever!:thumbsup:

Hey Jason,

How are you long time we dont talk. Contrats on the your new baby Girl!:thumbsup: :bounce:

Glad to hear that the Stang responded well to the tune.

As you know, I have been running Autologic for about 3 years now and the car just keeps getting stronger! Not a problem. As you know I had JMS (www.jmschip.com) do my tunning and there after all my re-tunes to compensate for little stuff like P&P intakes, headers and the like.

Any how, I'm still over here in Germany having fun and Good beer!

Take car and keep in touch.

Carlos

Aaron 4.6
01-30-2004, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by racinjason89
I got my car back from Tim today. He was able to get 31rwhp out of it and 23 ft/lbs of torque! Best part is, no chip! It seems to idle and run great. Just thought I'd let everyone know!:thumbsup:

Jason-

Glad to hear you had a positive experience. This was done by T&J Performance right? I have heard nothing but good come out of that shop and they are getting GREAT word-of-mouth advertising.

I am hoping to get my car over there this summer for a gear change/dyno tune/LT header install. How would you rate the overall customer service?

racinjason89
02-10-2004, 08:31 PM
Overall I would give them a 9.8 out of 10. The only problem they seem to have is an off-location dyno. Therefore, they are not always in thier shop. Other than that, they were great!