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1. Turbo Tom
2. Diablo Predator
3. $515
4. 2 Days
5. Well the install was easy as pie. Blueberry pie. The car feels almost normal up until about 3k. Then it starts to pull wiht more power than it did before, and it all comes on so smoothly! The best way to describe it is if you had a 300lb man sitting in your trunk throwing a temper tantrum. Then he decided to jump out at aroudn 3000 rpms cause he saw some pie. The car just picks up alot smoother, the driveablility is much better as well.
6. Tom asnwered all my questions (when I could get a hold of him.) Shipping was slow as anything, though.
7. No dyno's yet, going to put the rest of my parts on and get a new tune then get a dyno for yas.
 

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1: Hypnotic (Wayne)
2: SCT XCal2
3: $360.00
4: Installed it Saturday morning (8/13)
5: Street Tune and a Highway Tune
6: Spoke to Wayne on the phone last Monday. Very helpfull and answered all of my questions. Part showed up Saturday morning just like he said. Haven't tried to contact him since.
7: Installed it in about 15 minutes - Directions are good and very simple to use (1st time for me w/ no issues). Definitely starts better - shoots up to about 1,600rpm's, then settles right down to a 900 rpm idle. Driveability is smoother and it pulls away from a stop cleaner - got rid of some of the 'bog'. Granted, it's still no torque monster, but it simply runs better IMO. Haven't really noticed much of an increase in power, but I drove the car all last night in 95+ degree heat w/ the AC blastin'.

I'm anxious to drive it more and see if I see an increase in MPG. Figure I'll run the Street Tune for a month or so, then load up the Highway Tune and run that for a while, even though I really don't do too much highway driving. I just want to try them both out and see which one I prefer.

My '04 is one of the last ones built, so Wayne said that the TC would probably still not be disabled, but he said he'll continue to work on that fix. He was correct - it still works like stock, but that's not a big issue for me.
 

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Wayne: owner of Hypnotic Illusions custom tune. I have had it for appx. a month and absolutely love the results. One of the best mods for the money. I bought the new SCTII tuner and Wayne personally installed it himself. He was on his way through the area and stopped by (great guy). I have several mods on the SVT and this tuner seems to have really brought them all out a little farther. Couldnt be more pleased with this setup. As soon as i get the Procharger, he is going to tune it for that [thumb]
 

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1.Wayne at Hypnotic Illusions
2.Xcalibrator-2
3.$360.00
4.installed 4 days ago.
5.RL6A
Cold start idle better,no loping,much better acceleration,but the bucking is still there,also there is some detonation going on at full throttle with 93 octane,exhaust note is not as
raspy,the stock tune sounds better I think,starting take off Is much better,no bogging,
I ordered from Wayne on 08/08/05 was told delivery would be prolly on 08/13/05 recieved it on 08/18/05 by USPS,too slow ! I called Wayne before I drove down to Austin tx,to tell him about the bucking the engine has,he told me to drive it a couple of days to let the ecm (learn) it's new file,4 days later,500 miles later still has the bucking,which is driving me nuts,it is really the only reason I bought the Xcalibrator..
I e-mailed Wayne last night for a new file,no reply yet at 11:50 AM on monday 08/22/05
called this morning also no anser,left message has not returned call yet...
Wayne is a nice guy on the phone,has been getting back to me pretty well,but today he is not responding very quickly,maybe he's writing my new file ?
Easy install,takes 10 min,no problem....
Overall satisfaction ? too early to tell,I'll see if Wayne can fix it.... :(
 

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An update:

my tune from wayne was pretty agressive initially, I now have another tune from him thats a bit more mild... err not mild, it screams, but its very refined in how smooth the idle is now.

(Its an RLA6 tune instead iof the RLA1 tune I had from him before). But I do think the original tune was a bit more ballsy up top, this one is a nice rounded tune for daily driving.

thanks Wayne!
 

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1. Tom @ Focus-Power.com
2. Diablo Predator
3. $515 shipped
4. I had to install it twice because I didn't have my seat belt on and bell chimed each time I was prompted to turn on the ignition, so I belted it on, re-installed the stock tune, waited about 3-4 mins then reinstalled the tune and it loaded perfectly.
5. I took it out for a jog on the WB 210 heading toward Pasadena. When I hit the onramp, I was in 2nd and floored it...WOW what a difference! I am SO glad that I got this tune from Tom that when I finish writing this article, I'm going to go burn some more gas. The overall impression that I have is that the car has come 'alive'....I know its purely objective, but it seems like the response to the gas pedal is more instant and the pedal feels lighter. Thank you Tom!!![thumb]
 

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[:D] This thing is freaking awesome!

1. Wayne Foy at Hypillauto.com
2. XCalibrator2
3. $360/shipped
4. 5 Hours [;)]
5. The Tune itself it amazing. I was sooo skeptical about which tune to get, and I must say, I am quite enthused that I saved serious $ and got a great product! Installation was a piece of cake...yank #46 and #61 fuse, plug into ODB port, follow step-by-step instructions. Took maybe 12-15 minutes total.

I actually reset my computer by pulling battery cable and letting sit for awile. Upon cranking, idle jumped to 1.8k rpm for a few seconds and proceeded to nestle in right at 950rpm...very smooth sounding idle. After warming, backed out of driveway and instantly noticed the change in clutch feel and 'bog' issue...

There is no bog. The car starts moving so easily now...no feathering or playing with gas/clutch to get car moving.

Now, the fun part...I was also hesistant to buy because I did not think the gains could be significant. Holy Crap, honestly feels as if I've got an extra 20ft/lbs of torque. It jumps to 60mph so quickly now. I completely surprised myself when I glanced down expecting to see 45-50 on the speedometer and turned out to be 60-70mph! [:D]

My nice burble in the exhaust is nonexistant, and I have the slightest surge at 2.5k rpm...and those are my only complaints thus far. I have not had the opportunity to drive for more than 30 miles on it yet, but I shall update later.

Also, haven't gotten the chance to use the datalogging features, but will check into that!

6. Wayne is awesome, enough said...after my order, we proceeded to shoot the breeze about life! Wonderful business he has going, and he is a father now (or at least, I'm pretty sure!)... Thank You, Wayne! [;)]

7. Dyno? Yeah, don't I freaking wish...

*UPDATE* I've had the tune for a week now, and I love it. Like everyone else has said, the car should have come with a tune like this from the factory. Drives great, and Wayne is the best customer service guy...dude just had a baby and he's out and about getting my tune tweaked already...sheesh, man take a break, will ya?! [:D]

I have definitely noticed a change in my exhaust note...at cruising speed it has a low 'puttering' to it, along the same lines as the hummmmm of a 350Z (and before I get flamed for comparing my ride to a Z, chill...).

Much better Get Up and Go in response...like I said earlier, my SVTf Wants to go faster now... [:D]
 

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1. Wayne www.hypillauto.com
2. SCT Xcalibrator 2
3. $360
4. I've had the tune for about a week now.
5. I love the tune. Very easy intsall, plug it up, pick the program and let 'er go. I have just a couple of issues right now but they are very small issues and Wayne is working to get rid of them. I'll post an update on this. But as soon as I uploaded the tune I noticed a difference in the way it drove. Much smoother and more power all the way through the powerband. There is no more bog on starts, no more playing around with the clutch to get the thing moving. And I swear my exhaust is louder and has more of a growl to it also. Excellent product! Best $360 you could spend IMO.
6. Wayne is a great guy. Excellent service and the guy had a baby on the way while he was getting my tune out to me. [:D]
 

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Gonna update on my tune review...

1: Wayne's street tune
2: SCT Xcalibrator2
3: $243 on ebay \ $60 on waynes tune
4: 4 months or so
5: Buy a tune from Wayne. Else everytime you want to upgrade or mod your tune, you are going to pay shipping to and from FS....and that kinda sux. Wayne on the other hand, will email them to you...hell he even sent me an update without me having to ask for it. That freakin' rules!!

I am very happy with the tunes Wayne has sent me and run his street tune @ present. It helped a bit on the lower end/launch and feels stronger than stock. That annoying idle @ start up in the am...gone, as well as the surging. DSI switches over at 5k now and the engine has a bit of a "meaner" sound to it. Best of all is the SERVICE...as mentioned above and in many other threads.

Thanks Wayne, keep up the good work [thumb]
 

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1. Tom's Tune from www.focus-power.com
2. DiabloSport Predator
3. $515 shipped
4. about 6 months
5. The tune installed very easily, just pull the TC fuses and follow the on screen instructions. Right on the startup, the rpms drop right down to 900. The car pulls much harder in first gear and can really light them up if you shift hard into 2nd. Gone are all the problems with the SVT. The traction control system still isn't disabling correctly; but Tom is still devoted to getting it working right.
6. Tom knows what he is talking about with these cars, he is just sometimes hard to get a hold of at times.
 

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1. Wayne
2. SCT XCAL2
3. $380 shipped (might have been 370, dont exactly remember)
4. 5 weeks
5. It was very easy to install, only took a few minutes. The cars powerband feels much better. Take offs are easier, and it revs quicker. The car just feels more aggressive. I kept the t/c on, just because I got the tune so close to winter time. I may see if wayne can email me a tune without it once spring rolls around.
6. Wayne was awesome. I sent him a few emails beforehand, maybe one too many ( I had a ton of questions). He answered my emails very quickly, and I received the tune in a couple days after ordering. I was very pleased with everything.
 

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1:Wayne at Hypnotic Illusions
2:SCTII
3:Ummm, i pleade the 5th on this one
4:about 10 mins.
5:Great tune, this is one of the absolute best things ive done for the svt.
6:Wayne is very professional and actually a fun guy to be around, you cant go wrong with him.
7:Best description:perfect!
 

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1:Wayne at Hypnotic Illusions
2:SCT2
4:Roughly 24 hours
5:To be fair, my car was in the shop, so I haven't been in the car regularly. So take the review at face value. There are elements of the tune I adore. My car was a guinea pig for the traction control issue, which seems to have been resolved. The surging seems to have disapeared. I like the raised redline. Overall, the car seems to be 'smoother'. However, in terms of increased performance, it's hard for me to say whether or not there has been an increase. Perhaps the tune would have done more to 'knock my socks off' if I had more upgrades, like an intake or an ORP? The car is certainly more enjoyable to drive, but I'm not completely sold on the concept. Another day with it should solidify my position, one way or the other.
6:Wayne is a great guy. We met me at the shop and he walked me through the process. He is very professional and came well prepared. The first tune didn't work as planned, so he followed me to my house and we tried another tune, which seemed to correct the issues of the first attempt. Wayne is very accomodating and is more than willing to go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction. You can not ask for more from any salesman.
 

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1. Wayne at Hypnotic Illusions (http://www.hypillauto.com/)
2. SCT XCAL2
3. I think 380 shipped
4. Almost 2 months
5. Excellent upgrade. Quick and simple install, did it at work in a quick break. For me the biggest improvement is how much the shifting is improved. It feels significantly smoother and in lower gears it pulls very steadily. As for more power, I definitely feel a little improvement in low gears, but would be hard to quantify.
6. Wayne was hard to get initially - took me a few tries to get him on the phone - but as I remember his wife just had a baby, so it was completely understandable ;) After I bought the XCAL2, he shipped it the next day and I got it in 2 days later. He really wanted to get it to me as fast as possible before I left for vacation even as I told him we probably won't take the SVT - we left the next morning after I got it. I was also surprised that a bonus T-Shirt was also included in the package, that was a nice touch. When I finally got to install it I had some questions to him, and I got replies to my e-mail questions on the same day. He was very helpful, I would definitely recommend to do business with him.
 

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1. Wayne at Hypnotic Illusions (http://www.hypillauto.com)
2. SCT Xcal II
3. $379
4. About 1 month
5. I love it! Makes the car so much more fun to drive! I initiall had surging issues at 1500 and 1900 RPMs, but Wayne sent me out an update quickly and it was fixed. The rev limiter at 7600 is also cool. Car has alot more grunt down low now, and my recent clutch/flywheel will only aid in my tunes gains.
6. I had some problems getting ahold of Wayne initially. This was only because I was gone when he was available, and vice versa. Awesome customer service!
 

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1. Wayne at Hypnotic Illusions (http://www.hypillauto.com)
2. SCT Xcal II
3. $380
4. About 2 Weeks
5. Great Product [thumb] !!!Car drives 10x better....I have the same surge probs at 1500 and 1900 RPM's(goes down after a few secs), I need to ask Wayne for a update to fix the surge prob, I also got a whole assortment of parts to go along with the tune: HIA SRI, MSD coil pack/wires, 65mm TB, Homemade Ground wires. I installed all the other parts(except TB) before I installed the Tune so I felt the difference before and after the tune. Very easy to install just took out the two fuses and pushed some buttons and it does the rest.
6. Wayne [thumb] , Great customer service.
7. I don't know if there are dyno's in my area, Ill have to do some searching I'm sure there are a few. But I hope to dyno in the future.
 

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1. Wayne @ HYPNOTIC ILLUSIONS www.hypillauto.com
2. SCT Xcal1
3. $65 for reflashing (I sourced the hardware elsewhere-which ended up being a BIG mistake IMO)
4. Day and a half
5. The tune is great! Any surging is gone, car feels like it has more power in the low RPM range, haven't noticed as much flickering of dashlights, TC actually turns off now! This is the way is should have been.
6. Wayne was great to deal with, I ended up getting a locked flasher from a 3rd party, Wayne took car of all the arrangements of getting it wiped @ SCT and really looked after the details for me. He returned all emails the next day if not the same day, and had good communication over all. I would recommend him to anyone.
 

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1. Name WHO you got your tune from (website or contact information too, please)
2. List what flasher your tune came with
3. How much? (voluntary)
4. How long have you had the tune
5. Give a review of your tune (i.e. how easy was the install, first impressions, what differences do you notice in your car's performance and driveablility, *EDIT*was your car's T/C system altered)
6. Give a review of your tuner (i.e. how professional was he, available for questions, how fast was shipping)
7. Give links to dyno's, if you have them
1. Brown Brothers Ford SVT Dealer Wayne
2. Diablo Predator
3. $527cnd
4.march 21/06 few hours
5. So, far its not so bad the basic tune given is alright until I get my car back on the dyno with updated results... Low end power is a little better and the power across the band does feel smoother but, I'll need to drive more to be sure.
6. Our westcoast tuner from my dealer (Wayne) will be tuning my car and to my knowledge one of the best I've seen for fords on the westcoast
7. This is my baselines before the tune last year.. Come May 20th of this year I will update it with my results

 

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1. Paul Mister, Steeda.ca In milton Ontario Canada
2. Came with SCT xcal2
4. I have had the tune on for about 6 months.
5. install was easy, took about 15 min for the map to load. Off the shot i noticed better throttel response, a huge difference in the mid range, smoother power delivery and smoother driving. My car is not equipped with traction control so there was no need to alter that system. My only complaint was a higher idel at start up untill engine temp rised. This ended up being a slight annoyance but didn't really matter when it all came down to it.

Paul was excellent. modified the tune to help me with the idel issue, and has been good to deal with for feed back and modifications of the tune.

The cars never been on a dyno, but i would love to do it.
I have no mods except for break upgrades, so nothing that would effect the tune.
 

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1. Tom from www.focus-power.com
2. Diablo Predator
3. $380 shipped
4. one week
5. The tune couldn't have been easier to install. I called Tom and he walked me through the smiple four-step prcess and said 'call me back if you have any problems'. First impressions are that the tune has rectified the obvious gliches in Ford's factory flash...no more surging between 2,500 and 3,000 rpms, excellent throttle response, more 'oomph' in the low and mid-range and excellent drivability across the rev band without the terrible lugging and stalling that was previously apparant from a standing start, especially with the A/C turned on. My only engine mod is an intake, so I wasn't expecting neck-snapping acceleration. This has definitely been a positive addition to the car...I would have done it sooner had I known how nice it was going to transform the character of the engine.
 
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