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Old 07-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
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FSWerks is perfectly fine. That is where I got mine from. Randy will take good care of you. If you want to datalog you can let him know and he will let you know the process for it. In all honesty though you will not need to datalog as the tune he will give you will already be customized for your car. They fully test their tunes on cars and since none of them drive an automatic they even when and rented on to perfect the tune for second gen automatics.... They are a great company.
if they are tuning for a car that is in their shop that is not custom tuning... what your saying is FSWerks is sending out cookie cutter tunes. If this is true than a custom tune trough Tom would be a million times better. Although i don't think this is the truth. I always thought FSWerks did custom tunes.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #12
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if they are tuning for a car that is in their shop that is not custom tuning... what your saying is FSWerks is sending out cookie cutter tunes. If this is true than a custom tune trough Tom would be a million times better. Although i don't think this is the truth. I always thought FSWerks did custom tunes.
Your right except for the fact that datalogging is custom tuning.... FSWERKS has the same means to datalog thus what I did for a custom tune...
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #13
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ok, i understand what Tom is saying. With out being plugged directly into the car that is being tuned the "box" tune that come is the XCAL3 is a proven Best guess Tune. Don't know really how else to say that. crice8 personal experience may be different than just buying the tune and dropping it in. he may have run a log strip and sent it back and allowed Randy to "tweek" the tune to make some adjustments. Making it a custom tune. now that can get very old very quick. My Grand national was Like that with the Tweek chips from Turbo Tom, that why i got into tuning in the first place.


For me coming from an HP tuners side I can do some Data logging with a wide band incorporated and i can see what my Monaro and 71 chevy (both LS powered) are doing i can see where the fuel mix is rich, i can see the the duty cycle of the injectors shift point fuel curves spark curves, MAF frequency i can see it all and i can adjust per 100 or 1000 rpm pending on the tables i am using. I have complete contorl over the engine and on some vehicles the BCM has limited control. This is why i am asking about the usability of the tunner?
I have tuned a number of cars here (texas) made minor or major in some cases modifications with the informationfrom the data log being recieved. i have only blown my stock motor up once and that was in 2007. i have a pretty good record since then.

Tom is there a upgrade software pkg that will allow me this same control that i just upload to the XCAL3 that i can take and dump into the ECU/ECM?
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #14
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The xcal has some user adj to it , some spark , some fuel and WOT fuel should be enough unless the tune is way off

Your correct anyone that has a tune and is running just the first base tune should send there tuner a datalog and get there tune checked and adjusted to your car and your driving style

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If you want to datalog you can let him know and he will let you know the process for it. In all honesty though you will not need to datalog as the tune he will give you will already be customized for your car. They fully test their tunes on cars and since none of them drive an automatic they even when and rented on to perfect the tune for second gen automatics.
This is exactly what I have been saying for years , If you get a canned tune from a tuner its just that a canned tune , a tune they send out to everyone with that ecu code , If you want a full custom tune you HAVE GOT TO SEND IN DATALOGS

Why pay for a custom tune and get a cookie cutter canned tune ???? Why would you be happy with that , no 2 Foci are the same so why would you think 1 tune will fit all Foci , there is no way they got in or rented every ecu code out there so that means they took a few codes and made all tunes ????

You NOT going to get your cars full potential with out datalogging and sending your tuner datalogs so they can fine tune and for you to get a custom tune

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good man charlie brown<333333 exactly canned tunes suck!
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