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Old 05-14-2010, 12:28 PM   #11
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Neither. Send me 20 bucks and I'll tune your car

When I made my decision it had nothing to do with who is better/more experienced etc. I merely made my decision on the fact that my build is only just starting, and Tom offers free updated tunes for life. I'm not saying Tom is any better than Randy. I'm simply stating who I went with, and what my reason was.
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Ok... now that that's out of the way. Let the beaten horse get beaten further. This horse probably doesn't have much left other than a decaying carcus by this point but w/e. I'm just gonna say to contact both of them and speak with each one directly. FSWerks has great customer service, I know this for a fact. Randy is a great tuner and unlike a certain other, will actually make an attempt to help you after you've paid for the tune (but I'll let that die right there). Just do your own research, call each one of them and talk to them and decide who you want to go with from there.

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Old 05-14-2010, 03:12 PM   #14
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FSwerks FTMFW! and now back to the sideline
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FSwerks does exceptional work and has great customer support
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #17
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I don't see why we would bother locking this, keep it civil and almost anything can stay open.

As for the original question, you have a SVT. Go with Tom!
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:42 PM   #18
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I like to support site sponsors because they support this board. Tom is a sponsor. He did my tune and I liked it, easy to work with too. Plus free updates is an awesome deal as you will probably keep modding.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:35 PM   #19
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I went with a Dyno Tune by McNews Automotive, reasons, because they are only an hour up the road and Ray is truly an amazing tuner! His tune improved the drivability of the car sooooo much, and fixed a running lean issue I was having.
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Randy is a very cool person to work with. He always stands by his work!
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