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Old 03-26-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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Just installed the Hypnitic tune

This is first impressions of Wayne's tune. I'm going to drive it for a week or so & post my review under Revamp's thread.

I got my tune today, ran home, read the instructions, installed the tune and took it for a spin. Of course the first place I went was Rio Grand avenue in Albuquerque that has a 25 MPH speed limit.

Observations:

The car starts like a . . . regular car, no hard starts, no stupid revving to 2500-3000 after start.

The gas pedal . . . works, push on the gas and the car goes! This may seem intuitive but the SVTF has to "spool up" or something before it makes enough power to move. Before my tune, I've sat at a light lightly tapping the accelerator to keep the RPMS around 2000 so that I won't get caught in the "spool up" period and bog down. My car is MUCH MUCH MUCH easier to launch, push on the gas, let out the clutch and go!

More power after launch! It was a little wet this morning and as I was making a broad left turn, I stomped the gas a little and the traction control light came on. Since I've owned the car, (dry or wet) I've never made a turn and gotten the TC light to come on without some effort. Speaking of effort.

The power delivery is much easier, no feathering the clutch, no high revs at launch, just push on the gas & go. I caught myself pushing the clutch in and revving the engine to get enough pep to take off more strongly; this time it wasn't necessary.

My guess is that in the long run, this tune will extend the life of my clutch and improve my mileage. Since clutch feathring isn't necessary anymore, less clutch wear, it only wears between being pushed and let out. Mileage has to improve because I don't have to screw around to get power anymore, leave it in whatever gear and go.

Speaking of gears, it pulls in 6'th (60-70) like it did in 4'th (light pedal pressure to full honk)

I'm not going to say the tune is going to wildly improve the mileage but it definitely has improved the drivability.

Thanks Wayne.


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Old 03-26-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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Nice write up.
I appreciate the effort spent putting it together.

Be sure to keep us updated on the gas mileage outcome.
I can't help but think it would improve too.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:17 PM   #3
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I think the mileage on my SVTF has dropped slightly since the Illusion install a couple of days ago. I have a good idea as to why, but I just can't put my finger on it. Oh, yes I can, I think it's because I keep putting my foot into it. I'm sure once the newness is gone and I reusme to normal driving the MPG will improve and deliver alittle better than stock. But for now the manner in which the little car enters and pulls out of the twisties is nothine short of amazing.
Nice write up, your description is very exact.
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Glad ya like it!!!
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Dang, I'm getting envious of all you tune-havers... pretty soon those of us who are tune-have-nots are going to be in the minority.
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^^^ LOL Yeah, I must say that I am loving my tune and I think it was money well spent!! I just love the fact that all I have to do is punch it and off I go hehhe.

In fact, on Friday, I was messing with a guy on the tollway and he was in a Honda Prelude with a VTEC (he had a cat-back but don't know what else of anything) and I was pulling on him steadily! When we did it there were no other cars around us and we slowed down well before catching up to traffic so we kept it safe. We gave each other the thumbs up but I know he was wondering just what it was I was driving LOL
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There is one downside to Wayne's tune...

When there's snow on the ground, it's hard to keep that traction control from going crazy (via all the newfound torque!)
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^^^ Yeah, I can see where that would be a problem :-)
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^^^Hehe, I think you got the threads mixed up
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LOL I did, tried to cover up my mistake before someone saw it LOL ... but I was too late hahaha
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