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Old 02-11-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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Just got my tune

I got my Xcal3 flasher today...I just downloaded the FSwerks custom tune to my ST..My initial feeling is that I didn't feel any evident difference from how my car ran before but I only took it around the block. I will take it for a real test drive tomorrow...I did notice the RPMs doesn't drop as quick in between shifting. I was expecting to feel a bigger difference from stock tune so I guess Im a tad disappointed.


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Old 02-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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is it a 87 or 91 octane tune?
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91 octane.
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Drive it for about two months, then put it back to stock. You will then notice the difference. I felt the same way and did exactly that. I drove it stock maybe two miles, pulled into a Wendy's parking lot and put that 93oct right back on.
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A lot of these performance upgrade don't gain much as far as gains that one could feel.

Those upgrade are only meant to knock off a half seconds on quarter mile runs.

The real bang for your buck comes in from of a turbo kit.
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Ya I will do that too, Im sure I'll feel something different. Funny how people make these outrageous claims how the difference in tune is so dramatic when its actually very mild IMO.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:10 AM   #7
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A lot of these performance upgrade don't gain much as far as gains that one could feel.

Those upgrade are only meant to knock off a half seconds on quarter mile runs.

The real bang for your buck comes in from of a turbo kit.

Im sure but droping 2g's on a turbo is a direction Im not looking to go to right now... Moving on to the clutch and brakes this spring.
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You'll notice it when you go out and do the normal drive that you've done everyday before you had the tune. It's not so much a "power" mod but it definitely makes the drive-ability much nicer.

Take gokart's option and you'll definitely want to put it back right away.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:42 AM   #9
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Well after a total of 75 miles and a full day of commuting I'm finally convinced the FSWerks tune made a difference in the overall performance of my ST. With the tune and my newexhaust/intake there is a new found fun factor in my ST that I never had before. My wife even swears my exhaust is quieter from the tune, which BTW Im not too convinced.
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You would have to use race gas for a noticeable improvement. A tune compliments your other mods rather then directly making a huge difference. There is a more pronounced difference in the automatic though.
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