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Old 09-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #211
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Another great review and vote for Tom here!

Tom has worked with me and provided tuning help on both of my SVTís. One is daily driven and the other a dedicated track car. The entire process is really quite simple. Once, you recieve your hand held tuner and get the software loaded on your laptop. Simply send Tom a datalog. He will make the appropriate adjustments to the tune and return your new tune via email. This process is repeated until the tune is dialed in and (most importantly) SAFE. Iíve been very happy with the results on both cars.

I would strongly recommend Tom for anyone looking for tuning.
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Another great review and vote for Tom here!

Tom has worked with me and provided tuning help on both of my SVTís. One is daily driven and the other a dedicated track car. The entire process is really quite simple. Once, you recieve your hand held tuner and get the software loaded on your laptop. Simply send Tom a datalog. He will make the appropriate adjustments to the tune and return your new tune via email. This process is repeated until the tune is dialed in and (most importantly) SAFE. Iíve been very happy with the results on both cars.

I would strongly recommend Tom for anyone looking for tuning.
^^^^^^This all day. Tom's tune has my car running better than it ever has before and you can't beat free NA tunes for life practically. Tom will be my choice when I go turbo as well and for every other focus I buy in the future.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:26 AM   #213
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Thanks Tom!

Another satisfied customer. He was quick to ship and work with me in getting the car setup. I didn't know how to set up the logging program so he remoted into my laptop and did the work for me.

The car now feels completely different in a good way. There's more power on the low end and no more random surging or hesitating. I look forward to racing it this weekend :)
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #214
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Just purchased Tom's setup, would not even consider the competition after reading they do not tune for custom made intakes. Simple process: Order the SCT, install Team Viewer, SCT Updater, LiveLink, and appropriate drivers. Tom even remoted into my netbook and help me setup the appropriate monitors.

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First you will need a firewire and follow the diagram here for analog input which (which Tom pointed me to). I selected the wrong input and called Tom, selected the right input and we started tuning with the AEM wideband. First you get a "base" tune to get you started and then he works from there after each datalog you send him. From each tune things got progressively better until stock driveability was passed and the car felt smooth throughout the powerband and pulled like a freight train.

Currently I am running the best/latest tune out of the set for a week and will send him another datalog towards the end of the week. Another thing I noticed was Tom does not halfa** things, he will continuously work on your tune until it is correct. I was waking up with tunes in my inbox ready for me to try out and also worked with even during evening hours (at least where I live).

So I definitely feel like I have my money's worth for the lifetime tuning and the fact I can contact him for any advice or issues I could have for free. The $399 pays for itself real fast and seeing the wideband show me errors I would have never seen on stock tune I have peace of mind that I can enjoy my mods the correct way. He will even give you advice on mods that can help you along the way in terms of performance and reliability down the road. It is almost like having your own personal tuner on the fly. So all in all I can definitely reccomend this.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:32 AM   #215
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Anyone who actually tunes for a living that uses sct can tune a focus you could go to any local dyno that uses sct and tunes mustangs and dyno your car and or dyno tune it and work great
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Anyone who actually tunes for a living that uses sct can tune a focus you could go to any local dyno that uses sct and tunes mustangs and dyno your car and or dyno tune it and work great
Many on here that have done that would disagree with you about that , The Focus is not a Mustang and doesnt tune like you would tune a Mustang , Most dyno tuners tune for wide open throttle and dont have a clue how to tune for driveability

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Old 01-18-2016, 11:07 PM   #217
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I wpuld disagree I work part time at a dyno shop here in my town and he's a lisenced sct tuner we start by setting everything up in the ecu for w.e maf you using and whatnot all the basic stuff then we tune idle then make some part throttle pulls and tip-ins and then wot we tune all the way around on the dyno for max power and drive ability and we have the ability to load the car with w.e amount of load we want. Then pull the car off the dyno take it down the road get on the highway make some pulls the whole 9 yards and every car we tune has great street manners and cruise great,the owner tuned my focus and it was the first he's ever tuned and it made 300hp on low timing and a decent amount of boost on 110 octane it lasted 6 months of track and street driving beating on it constantly and it had great street manners it was a bone stock zetec with 100k miles on it from a local junkyard I daily drove it everyday and got good mpg still. I believe there's a misconception on dyno tuners and how they tune it's not just wot tuning.

We will be retuning my new setup come spring or summer and making some shakedown passes and hopefully my zx3 will be the fastest zetec powered zx3 in the USA. That's the plan anyway and I believe I have a good shot at it

The point I was trying to make was the focus is pretty easy to tune just like a mustang just 4 less cylinders same software alot of same sensors ect. Basically just trying to say there's nothing special about tuning the focus
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Don't need three posts for those comments, merged it to one.

Not all have a dyno that can be loaded, many are an inertia type for WOT runs only.

6 mo. lifespan would be considered a fail by many, though you went for more power than is recommended on a stock engine.
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I wpuld disagree I work part time at a dyno shop here in my town and he's a lisenced sct tuner we start by setting everything up in the ecu for w.e maf you using and whatnot all the basic stuff then we tune idle then make some part throttle pulls and tip-ins and then wot we tune all the way around on the dyno for max power and drive ability and we have the ability to load the car with w.e amount of load we want. Then pull the car off the dyno take it down the road get on the highway make some pulls the whole 9 yards and every car we tune has great street manners and cruise great,the owner tuned my focus and it was the first he's ever tuned and it made 300hp on low timing and a decent amount of boost on 110 octane it lasted 6 months of track and street driving beating on it constantly and it had great street manners it was a bone stock zetec with 100k miles on it from a local junkyard I daily drove it everyday and got good mpg still. I believe there's a misconception on dyno tuners and how they tune it's not just wot tuning.

We will be retuning my new setup come spring or summer and making some shakedown passes and hopefully my zx3 will be the fastest zetec powered zx3 in the USA. That's the plan anyway and I believe I have a good shot at it

The point I was trying to make was the focus is pretty easy to tune just like a mustang just 4 less cylinders same software alot of same sensors ect. Basically just trying to say there's nothing special about tuning the focus
With 110 octane and only lasting 6 months is saying a lot about how it was tuned , a few have done 300 on 93 and lasted much longer me being one of them and yes on the stock Zetec engine

To be the fastest you will have to run faster then a 10.95 @ 137 mph with DOT tires and make over 723 HP to the wheels ,

The Focus is nothing like the Mustang to tune and for some one to say that speaks volumes about how little he knows about tuning a Focus , I tune both the Focus and the Mustang , I have 11 different software to tune different cars with SCT and Diablosport being 2 of them , I have tuned Mustangs and Foci of about every kind and they are not the same to tune

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Anyone who actually tunes for a living that uses sct can tune a focus you could go to any local dyno that uses sct and tunes mustangs and dyno your car and or dyno tune it and work great
Want to try tuning my Focus with speed density ecu?
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