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Old 11-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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I had my boosted ST tuned by Ray at McNews on 11/15/2010. I went up with a fellow member, PSUrivie and my girlfriends cousin.

Ray sent me a perfect base to drive my car up. No check engine lights and the car actually ran great; of course I kept my foot out of the accelerator. He later on told me that he keeps the base tunes safe by taking the A/F to 10 if someone goes WOT.

All the employees at McNews were cool. We talked with everyone, checked out the shop, the paint booth and the cars sitting outside.

I had complete confidence in Ray while he was tuning. He even takes the time to explain some of the changes that he was making to the tune. It only took him 3 hours and a few pulls on the dyno to get the tune where he wanted it. Then we took the car for a test drive and he watched things carefully. What was amazing to me is he knew exactly how I was driving the car (how much pedal I was giving it) based on the A/F ratio and boost. He even explained how the A/F was transferring through its algorithms while I was accelerating.

Overall am I very satisfied with McNews. I will be returning next year with a upgraded clutch to put some more boost into the 2.3 and see what we can do.


2004 SVT: bewst'd!
2010 Ford Escape 3.0 V6
2004 F350 6.8L V10
1986 XR4Ti 2.3L Turbo, 15 psi
2007 ST ; formally bewst'd - R.I.P
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