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Old 04-19-2005, 02:56 PM   #28
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What I Drive: '04 Sonic Blue - SVT 3Door

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1) Hypnotic Illusions Automotive - Wayne.

2) SCT XCalibrator.

3) $345 plus $5 overnite shipping (split the $10 charge with Wayne).

4) 4 Days.

5) Install: Tune installed without any problems per the detailed instructions provided.

First Impressions: I can not stress how much this improved the low-end and mid-range power.
Nothing short of phenomenal. I find myself running one gear higher than I used to for the most part.
You have to "hold the reigns back" so to speak, on the engine as it revs SO much freer now.
Very impressive.

Drivability: My car with the factory tune did not exhibit the problems most have had,
except for very slight surging between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm.
What surging that was there, is most definitely gone now.....non-existentů.smooth as silk.
I don't know how much the gas mileage has increased, but upon first impressions,
it will be by a measurable amount, which is a great bonus, considering the power gains.
I keep good records, so I'll provide an update once I get a few tanks under my belt.

Issues: The TC defeat feature is not working for my car.
Wayne is trying to get it figured out.
It doesn't sound like anyone else has had this problem.
I will keep you updated with what he finds out.
I'm also still in need of the cable and power supply for the PC hookup,
since he was out of them at the time I placed my order.

6) Wayne is a great guy to deal with. Most enjoyable to talk to on the phone,
very willing to answer any questions, and provide any information you may need.
I have no reason to suspect otherwise, that the follow-on support will be as stellar as the intial support.
Thanks, Wayne.
BTW, I also received a cool T-shirt and SCT emblem in my package. Nice!

7) No dyno, and highly doubtful to even get one in this state.
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