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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by David Grant, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. David Grant

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    I got an off the shelf tune from chip torque for my 355 and while it goes well i’d Like a custom tune done and not keen on driving to to Queensland.
    I’ve booked in with Aceperformance after looking at his Facebook page and seeing good results/comments.
    Does anyone have recent experience with them.
     
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    Ace seems to be pretty well regarded. I work with a guy that got one of his mail order tunes for his 304 and seemed to think it went alright.
     
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    Mail order tune i got went exactly the same as the stock tune - in my case wasn't worth it for the money and communication was a bit of an issue but that was a couple of years back. Maybe he's picked up his game now?
     
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    Maybe try getting on the luke a LS Tuning & Performance in Wodonga, he tunes a bit of everything these days so should be able to sort you out. Has had some very fast cars come out of that workshop in the last few years.
     
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    A friend told me to contact LS also but they don’t do memcals unfortunately.
    LS recommended Alpine performance in Vic-about 3 hours. No easy options in Wagga.
     
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    Thanks that seems to be the general feeling. More +ve than -ve.
     
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    When I had a stock motor I got an aftermarket memcal and could not see the difference either. Can’t remember when from. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Stock motor is never going to be amazing even after a tune. Joe has also been good to me. Did way better then another big name tuner.
     
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    I know my little V6 is no comparison to a 355 but I noticed a slight improvement but yeah wasn't like wow. I don't think the parameters are that far out on a stock tune that you will notice a massive improvement. Where I noticed it more was once I had my Pacies and CAI all fitted.
    I sometimes get the impression that people think a remap will make a car go like a bastard, (not saying the OP is thinking that) but on here every now and then people (newbies) talk about "cop chips" and how the tune is supposed to make huge gains. However in reality it's the add-ons and other upgrades that give the serious gains, and a tune is just a tweak to get the best out of the upgrades. Plus it is needed on some mods or the engine won't run right.
     
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    Mine has small cam, exhaust, cai etc. but still wasn't impressed. Probably different on the dyno though.

    Only 2 places I'd go for a delco tune now. Electronic automotive and EFI dynamics - Errol is one of the best in the country for delco tuning without a doubt.
     
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    There always appears to be more options in Vic. I’ve heard that Errol does good work somewhere
    Vic-the only place I’ve had speeding fines in 15years. All 3 fines 3km over.
    Buts that another story.
     
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    What else besides the extra cub's have you had done David?
     
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    It’s nothing too special to look at.
    Clean VS S pac ute with peddars and vs senator rims. Want to keep it stock looking.
     
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    Yes I can see why you want a custom tune, definitely the go to get it on the dyno like Delco said.
     
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    Yeh 205 was before. Also changed the stall from 2800 to 3500.
    Made the car much nicer to drive.
    In hindsight money might’ve better spent staying 304 and supercharging. 355 does have a nice ring to it though.
     
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    You started with a 185i, if you started with a stock 304 (165kw) then there is an easy 20kw with a HSV memcal tune if you do a bit of an exhaust and intake and more with a bit more of an tickle. Fairly reasonable really.
     
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    I am not sure of your point? Stock motor means untouched not all the mods you just listed. Pretty obvious you would notice a gain after mods and tune.
     
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    185 at flywheel 205 at the wheels I’d assume
     

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