Finally Stage 3 - Need Pro-Tune Suggestions

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST EcoBoost™ Tuning' started by ISO100, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Thanks to the help from golfguy11800 last Saturday I am now Stage 3. The final piece to the puzzle will be to get a protune.

    I know about e-tunes from shops like Panda, Stratified, Mountune, etc but would love to be able to pick a reputable shop nearby (I'm in MD) and have tuning done on a dyno.

    Custom Performance Engineering is the closest to me that offers dyno tuning but I've heard mixed reviews from the Focus ST guys about them. They say that they don't have an in-house tuner and schedule a guy to come in to their shop for dyno tuning. Since I don't know ANYTHING about him, I'm a bit leery trusting my engine to someone I can't look up and get second opinions about.

    Lastly, I heard that some shops allow "remote tuning" where your car is on the dyno in their shop but a tuner "remotes" into their computer system and tunes from afar. That sounds like the best of both worlds.

    So, my questions for those of you who are protuned:

    Did you go with an e-Tune or a dyno protune?

    Which company and actual tuner (name the name, if possible) did your tune?

    How was the tuning process?

    Are you happy with the results?
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  3. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Nobody has gotten a pro tune? ;-)
  4. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Guess not in MD:)
  5. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    I'm working with Randy at Mountune on an E40 tune. Right now I'm at 203HP, and I forget what torque. We're getting better. I'm also using virtualdyno to see my progress. So far I'm pleased. I run at 3:30 AM on a deserted road (at that time of the morning, most are). The butt dyno also tells me the tune is better. I think I'll eventually get a dynotune, and compare these results with the dynotune.
  6. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Thanks for the reply. I've emailed Randy to get the ball rolling. Seems maybe an e-tune is better since it's real world conditions with airflow, etc. It will just require more time getting the logs and sending them along for revisions.
  7. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Did you get the tune installed? Curious what you're getting for numbers if you've dyno'd it. I just finished stage 3 on mine too. I will also be getting both an E40 and 93 tune from Randy very soon.
  8. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Just vdyno. 207whp and 252wtq as of revision 1. Now my AP doesn't want to connect to the computer so I can't load revision 2...
  9. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    My first rev from Randy is showing 223whp and 284wtq on E40 through VDyno. Very happy so far! Cant wait to see it dialed in! Then I'll get it back on the real dyno and see how it compares.
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  10. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Wow. E40 has a lot of power. What weight are you using in VDyno?
  11. horrorbiz

    horrorbiz Member

    I was protuned on the dyno at BrenTuning here in MA. It was a great experience, but probably not helpful for you since you're in MD.
  12. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    The first rev had a little bump in the middle. The next rev smoothed that out, but the peak HP in VDyno dropped a bit to 217. I'm using 2740 for vehicle weight and 250 for passenger/cargo. Butt dyno says tons of fun to drive.
  13. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    I started getting some negative corrections after getting a full tank of 93 from Exxon. I'm going to have to run through this tank and get new gas to retest the map to see if the negative corrections are gone.
  14. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I had no neg corrections and I'm going to try the 93 octane tune next.
  15. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Yeah, this was the 4th revision as we were adding more and more timing advance.
  16. Izzy

    Izzy Member

    When you guys refer to vdyno do you mean the app?

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