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Im looking to tune my car soon, but was wondering how these 2 compare. what are your opinions on which one is better for gains and who has the best costomer service/turn around time.
 

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Had to look at Steeda's site to see what they were offering, hadn't had much in the past.

I see they'll sell you an SCT device with the tunes it may come with, and maybe one of theirs IF they happen to have one for the setup you're running (mild mods only).

Tom's service is Full Custom Lifetime including any N/A mods you may do, extra for forced induction tunes if you go that route. Pretty hard to beat that deal.
 

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thank you for the reply, i already have an xcal 3 i just need to buy a tune. i heard good things about toms tunes. im just wondering how good the steeda tunes are..
 

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Drive it to their facility & they'll do you a Custom one....

Don't know what they charge for that. Excluded from what they're advertising when selling the new Xcal 4, note the ad doesn't even promise a "tune" from them.
 

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I do Custom tuning , steeda does canned tuning

Custom tuning is where your tuner sends you a tune file then you send him datalogs and he makes changes for your Focus , your driving style and likes and your mods

Canned tuning is your tuner sends you a tune that he sends to everyone else

I also offer free tune updates as you add more NA mods and I can remote into your laptop in the Focus and set up the log list and do the first datalog like I was sitting in the Focus with you

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I do Custom tuning , steeda does canned tuning

Custom tuning is where your tuner sends you a tune file then you send him datalogs and he makes changes for your Focus , your driving style and likes and your mods

Canned tuning is your tuner sends you a tune that he sends to everyone else

I also offer free tune updates as you add more NA mods and I can remote into your laptop in the Focus and set up the log list and do the first datalog like I was sitting in the Focus with you

Tom
Thanks for the info, it seems like you have the better deal. i don't want a canned tune i didn't know that's all they offered. i already have an x3 device that i used on m f150. i will contact you when i'm ready to purchase the tune.
 

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Thanks for the info, it seems like you have the better deal. i don't want a canned tune i didn't know that's all they offered. i already have an x3 device that i used on m f150. i will contact you when i'm ready to purchase the tune.
Check with them and see if they now do datalogging on there tunes , see if they offer free tune udates as you add more NA mods , maybe things have changed , I do know they dont have the experience tuning the Focus that I do

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I do Custom tuning , steeda does canned tuning
We do custom tunes for your set-up. We send you a questionnaire & based on your mods ... we will write the tune specific to your set-up.

Also, when you order a tune from Steeda ... you are enrolled in our tunes for life program. If you need a tune revision down the road, well re-tune it for free.

We have great tuners on hand ... if you would like me to put you in contact with our lead tuner ... let me know! You can reach me at [email protected].

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We do custom tunes for your set-up. We send you a questionnaire & based on your mods ... we will write the tune specific to your set-up.

Also, when you order a tune from Steeda ... you are enrolled in our tunes for life program. If you need a tune revision down the road, well re-tune it for free.

We have great tuners on hand ... if you would like me to put you in contact with our lead tuner ... let me know! You can reach me at [email protected].

Best Regards,

TJ
Awesome news, welcome. Finally someone I would trust!

http://www.steeda.com/blog/category/focus-related/
 

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OP,

You are free to give Steeda or Tom a call & inquire which tune would be the "custom" tune that you are looking for. You can reach us at 1-800-950-0774.

How we define custom & canned is subjective ... so it would be best if the OP, made his decision based on a call to either company & he goes from there.



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Hello All:

The way we define custom & canned tunes is not going to be defined the same way that others view it.

I apologize if our definitions do not align ... to help resolve the situation ... feel free to hit me up for forum pricing if you are interested Steeda parts!

Best Regards,

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What is a Custom tune ? A tune that is specific for your Focus , your driving style , your mods , datalogs sent to your tuner to confirm that your tune is safe and your making all the performance a tune can make

What is a Canned tune ? A tune that is for all Foci that has the same ECU code and the same mods , NO DATALOGGIN , you wont know if it is safe , you wont know if your making all the performance a tune can make , its a one time hope you like it tune

Meaning if 20 Focus owners get a tune and there ECU codes are all LFQ0 and they have say a CAI and a cat back they all will be sent the same exact tune file , THIS DOES NOT WORK on the Focus very well

Steeda is more then willing to post if I am wrong about this and I will correct it , after calling steeda and talking with 2 of them this was the information I was told

Tom
 
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