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Old 09-11-2009, 09:46 AM   #91
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2. Diablo Predator
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4. I just installed it a couple weeks ago...
5. Installing was very easy. The svt is now louder, i drove for about an hour and just am in love with the car now. The power curve feels alot smoother and more useable. The Traction control is gone the rain helped with that test...
6. Tom was very cool, he answer all my questions quickly. I got the predator in about a week.
7. No dyno
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:27 PM   #92
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1. Tom's tune
2. Diablo sport
3. $225 (used from a FF member)
4. 6 months
5. Took about 30 minutes. I lost connection through 50% of the tune upload, so I had to restart.
6. The tune has awakened my car. Before I had the tune, I had every bolt on mod for my SVT, and then the tune, just made everything work like magic. There is plenty advantages to this tune that everyone already knows, but the one that i NOTICE the most was the lag was gone.
7. no dyno's
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Old 02-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #93
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1. Tom - Focus Power
2. Diablo Predator
3. $ 406.85 Shipped
4. 4 hours
5. The install was VERY easy. Had to pull a fuse after a couple failed attempts at loading the new tune, but that was no big deal. In total it took about 20 minutes, including the failed attempts.
My first test drive- I was a tad disappointed. I was expecting my car to be a new beast. But it kinda felt the same to me, until I turned off the TC and did my first burnout in my SVT!!! My car pulls MUCH harder all through the RPM range, epically from about 3K up. As I drove a while longer, I noticed that the surging was gone, over all drivability was better. At a red light, I turned on the A/C to full, the car hardly bogged at all when I left on green!! I have noticed a bit more “popping” out of the exhaust, which I like! Overall, I am very pleased with Tom’s Tune, highly recommend this mod to anyone!!

6. Tom was great to deal with!! He answered all my noob question really quick. After paypal payment, I had my tune in my hands in less than 2 weeks.
7. No dyno. Just the butt dyno and it easily can feel a big difference
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:07 AM   #94
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1. Toms Tune
2. Diablo Predator
3. $407
4. Just installed today
5. Install went easy. I actually had 2 failed attempts at uploading my original stock tune, so I pulled fuses 46 and 61. After that tune went fast. Took about 15 minutes to load my original onto the Predator, then took about 5 minutes to load Toms onto car. Put the fuses back in, cranked it up and went out for about a 4 hour drive lol. My car is smoother, quieter and more responsive. I don't have any exhaust popping. All the stumbling, surging and bucking is gone. The revs drop alot faster and I found myself having to shift faster, definately no hanging revs. Car just pulls so smooth through the gears its amazing. I stopped to get gas, and upon restart it idles up tp about 1500rpm then drops down to 900rpm, and the car was warmed up. I am completly sastified with Toms famous tune and can't believe I waited so long, my mistake as this tune is that awesome.
6. Tom was awesome. I emailed him on a Saturday with questions, and he answered me Monday. I paypaled him the money on same Monday, and had my tune within 2 weeks. I'm excited about it and highly recommend Tom.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:41 PM   #95
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1. Toms Tune (focus power)

2. DS predator

3. $412(-+)

4.2 months...?

5.First impression on startup was the exhaust tone, Sounded so much better through the stock exhaust and orp. First drive was much smoother and it seemed to accel faster. datalogged 2-3 times to get it dialed in and things just kept getting better and my high idle is gone completely and no more 1st gear bog. dsi switchover is now much better. the car pulls real hard after 2500rpm. No T/C

6. Tom is real good to work with. there was some miscomunication on them being on backorder but I did get it and it was worth the wait. dyno's
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:20 AM   #96
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2. I used an unlocked (used) Xcalibrator 2 and purchased the tune individually.

3. $150 for the used Xcalibrator 2, $150 for the tune

4. 24 hours

5. The install was absolute cake. I pulled fuses 46 & 61 and pushed a few buttons. 20 minutes later and we were ready to go. Holy smokes what a difference this tune has made so far. The car absolutely HAULS through first and second. The car responds much better when I stomp on the gas. No hesitation at all. I went on a 2 hour drive around town and had a blast. Downshifting and gunning it for a second or two is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

6. Randy was a treat to work with. Answered my questions and sent me the tune within 4 hours of giving him the Xcalibrator's serial number. Can't beat the product for the price.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:42 AM   #97
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Tom's tune

Paid 412.00
Well worth it, the bog is gone and the engine pulls smooth all the way through the power band, and there is definitely more power everywhere, I did port the stock throttle body, combining that w/tom's tune seem to be the perfect combination, great throttle response and low speed power w/a nice fat mid-range, its like a completely different car now!
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:03 PM   #98
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1. TOM!

2. Diablosport Predator

3. $400 I think?

4. Must be over a year now

5. T/C wasn't altered. As for the review of the tune... it's been a while since I've had it installed. But I started with Tom's stock SVT tune. I remember it made a big difference with that inherent bog issue. Getting a CFM dogbone is another must-have. Overall I'm really happy. FOR GOD'S SAKE, read Tom's instructions on how to upload/download the tunes and how to work the Predator properly. The default instructions are useless. Diablosport even admits every Predator is slightly different and they said the Focus SVT Predator is even wonkier. I'm the type that just jumps into things and I wish I had read the Tom's specific instructions posted on this website first.

6. Tom is awesome. He's quick to get back to you and will send updated files quickly. I added a full Volant intake (scoop) and he sent me a new file and asked me to datalog to confirm everything was good. Mind you, these are minor little mods since I'm working on other things but I'm looking forward to going to a 2.5" exhaust, bigger TB and start looking at putting on a supercharger/turbo (of course you have to pay for him to tune your FI).

7. No dynos
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...and then slap a supercharger on it and rape their tits off.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #99
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Tried to contact "tom" and his website and email are outdated and no longer working. Any other place to get a simple tune???
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #100
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