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05-25-2015 08:59 AM
dyn085
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Originally Posted by sailor View Post
Duane - your attention to detail & testing to see real results are a good start towards tuning.

Bet you'll find it interesting enough to hold your attention for a while.
I have a feeling that it will, but there have been more times than I can remember where I decided to try something that ultimately I didn't have enough interest to hold my attention long enough. On the bright side, the cost is less than that of an intake, so even if it doesn't hold my interest it won't be a huge loss.
05-24-2015 08:01 PM
sailor Duane - your attention to detail & testing to see real results are a good start towards tuning.

Bet you'll find it interesting enough to hold your attention for a while.
05-24-2015 07:10 PM
dyn085
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Originally Posted by unida767 View Post
Realistically we're still talking a year out on the RS so plenty of time to get intimate with the platform.

I don't know if you've considered these guys and their product Ford Focus RS ? Syvecs
I haven't, but the ATR software is pretty powerful so I doubt that it will hold me back in any way-at least for the novice level that I'm starting at. And realistically speaking I can't say that I fully know that my attention span will fully support tuning, I'm going to have to see how well it piques my interest.
05-24-2015 06:50 PM
unida767
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Definitely a bit far out to know, though I ultimately would like to have a rather well-known RS. How I get to that point, Idk yet for sure, though I do have some ideas and a few friends.



Yeah, I forgot that there are Windows emulators. Thanks for reminding me; I'll definitely look into them.

As for tuning, that's really going to depend on how much I learn on these platforms along with whatever limitations there are or will be on the RS. I intend on pushing it to my limits, but my limits now are completely different than what my limits will be then, and realistically speaking they could both still be under the limits of the platform.

I'm mostly interested in testing and development, so I'll probably stick with just E85 and tuning until I reach a part limitation before making hard-part changes and working one step at a time.

Of course, I also said I was going to wait until 15k miles before doing part changes to the FiST/FoST so....
Realistically we're still talking a year out on the RS so plenty of time to get intimate with the platform.

I don't know if you've considered these guys and their product Ford Focus RS ? Syvecs

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05-24-2015 06:39 PM
dyn085
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If and hopefully when an RS lands in your driveway. Can you see yourself pushing that platform as far as it would let you? Or will it be relatively mild. I know it's super early to ask that but I'm just super curious as your build always are a great read.
Definitely a bit far out to know, though I ultimately would like to have a rather well-known RS. How I get to that point, Idk yet for sure, though I do have some ideas and a few friends.

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Either of these will work
VMWare Fusion Parallels

What are you hoping to achieve with your tune?
Yeah, I forgot that there are Windows emulators. Thanks for reminding me; I'll definitely look into them.

As for tuning, that's really going to depend on how much I learn on these platforms along with whatever limitations there are or will be on the RS. I intend on pushing it to my limits, but my limits now are completely different than what my limits will be then, and realistically speaking they could both still be under the limits of the platform.

I'm mostly interested in testing and development, so I'll probably stick with just E85 and tuning until I reach a part limitation before making hard-part changes and working one step at a time.

Of course, I also said I was going to wait until 15k miles before doing part changes to the FiST/FoST so....
05-24-2015 06:16 PM
unida767
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Well I haven't posted in here much because there haven't really been any changes. The FoST has been a riot to drive since the last batch of changes and I've gotten slightly bored with the FiST so I've been using it to create some datalog threads and do random menial testing. I still enjoy it, I've just been avoiding putting any more money into it until I decide if I want to take it in another direction or not.

My gf came home last week so we took the FoST to go pick her up from Raleigh. While on the highway I noticed that I'm getting an unacceptable amount of knock in cylinder four while at speed and having to climb normal interstate hills. The FoST (as a platform, not just mine) has began showing a tendency to pop cylinders in similar conditions due to lspi, so I wasn't surprised to see it happening.

I've been doing a lot of research and testing over the last year, so I think I'm ready to begin doing my own tuning-Cobb ATR to the rescue. Unfortunately it's only available on Windows so I'll have to take two laptops to the desert if/when I go, but I'm pretty excited to see what I can do with it. I'm hoping to be familiar enough with it to go straight to tuning the RS if one lands in my driveway next year...
Either of these will work
VMWare Fusion Parallels

What are you hoping to achieve with your tune?
05-24-2015 06:03 PM
papaacer If and hopefully when an RS lands in your driveway. Can you see yourself pushing that platform as far as it would let you? Or will it be relatively mild. I know it's super early to ask that but I'm just super curious as your build always are a great read.
05-24-2015 11:17 AM
dyn085 Well I haven't posted in here much because there haven't really been any changes. The FoST has been a riot to drive since the last batch of changes and I've gotten slightly bored with the FiST so I've been using it to create some datalog threads and do random menial testing. I still enjoy it, I've just been avoiding putting any more money into it until I decide if I want to take it in another direction or not.

My gf came home last week so we took the FoST to go pick her up from Raleigh. While on the highway I noticed that I'm getting an unacceptable amount of knock in cylinder four while at speed and having to climb normal interstate hills. The FoST (as a platform, not just mine) has began showing a tendency to pop cylinders in similar conditions due to lspi, so I wasn't surprised to see it happening.

I've been doing a lot of research and testing over the last year, so I think I'm ready to begin doing my own tuning-Cobb ATR to the rescue. Unfortunately it's only available on Windows so I'll have to take two laptops to the desert if/when I go, but I'm pretty excited to see what I can do with it. I'm hoping to be familiar enough with it to go straight to tuning the RS if one lands in my driveway next year...
04-24-2015 11:42 AM
dyn085 Haha, edited. Stoopid phone.
04-24-2015 11:33 AM
Junk_Poet
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Leveled-up in the FiST yesterday, officially used-car status. Despite the fact that is one of the most fun cars I've ever owned, it took a seriously long tune to get to this mark, comparatively. By contrast, my Mk3 had almost 36k miles when I traded it in after just over two years.


I guess I'm two-thirds of the way to being able to modify it...
How do you get a long tune? haha I'm only kidding. Phones suck to type on.
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