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Place for Custom Tune for Alloytec? Parramatta to Penrith?

Discussion in 'Tuning' started by routier1642, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. routier1642

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    I'm in the process of fitting some bolt-on mods to my 2005 VZ Adventra LX6, which, of course, has the 190kw Alloytec V6.
    Cold Air is in, next comes Intake Manifold Insulator, then Hot Earth and Voltage Stabilizer (it won't hurt), and even a Throttle Body Spacer.

    I don't really want to go further than that. No replacement cams or pulleys for me.
    And it sounds more than loud enough already, so no new exhaust.

    The power has already noticeably increased & will hopefully increase a little more with the other mods.
    It'll then be enough for my needs.

    What I'm after is a tune what can give me the best fuel economy without losing the power and torque I have gained.
    So I have 2 questions:

    1) With all those mods, would a custom tune be the best way to achieve this, or would a generic tune be enough?
    2) If I need a custom tune, where I get one a reasonable price between, say, Parramatta and Penrith? (I live in the Lower Blue Mountains)
    (If there's a really outstanding, experienced, proven tuner further away, I won't say no)

    cheers
     
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    A custom tune is always going to be better then a generic tune.
    I recommend you go see castle hill performance.
    They will be able to give you a tune and will Increase power torque and improve fuel economy to a point.
     
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    Thanks, I rang them and they quoted $900.
    Sounds OK, but I'll have to save the pennies.
     
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    Expensive mod for a V6 considering you'll only gain SFA KW
     
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    Yeah your trying to get blood from a stone with a six but whater floats ya boat.
    Fuel economy should improve so its not a total loss...
     
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    I'll settle for torque, response, and fuel economy. :)

    But if you know anyone who who can do a good dyno tune for less, I'm definitely listening....
     
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    So you'll settle for a supercharger?
    Good call
     
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    You're on the wrong track. Asking for a good dyno tune for less is dumb! You're not prepared to pay for a turbo or charger or more powerful engine yeah? The tune at $900 is from one of the best in the game and probably tuned the most Alloytecs in Aus which means it will be in best of hands. Transmission tuning is a big part of Alloytec drivability gains. Easy to kill a trans if tuned incorrectly.

    Pay the money, get the best out of your economy driven heavy drivetrain power loss car would be my tip.

    Another option is to fins a tuner that costs $100-$300 less and get not even close to the result $900 will get you when it's already sheer turd polishing as it is lol
     
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    so to sum up

    pay $900 to gain 3KW
    or cheap out on the tuner and pay $600 to gain 2KW
     
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    Thanks for the insight about trans tuning - I hadn't thought of that.
    Thanks also for your vote of confidence in this tuning guy. I'm new to all this, I don't know the game, so I have nothing to compare him too, and no idea of his rep.

    Sorry if my request sounds dumb to you.
    I obviously know very little about this stuff, which is why I am asking for advice from wiser heads.
    No-one was born knowing about engines and performance - everybody had to learn it. So everyone was dumb at some stage.
    Anyway, thanks for being constructive. You have helped.




     
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    Go to Castle Hill Performance - very good rep and it's worth the cost to get it done once, properly.
     
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    It's not a dumb request. A fire breathing V8 like Big Ass here isn't for everyone. Maybe you're a family guy and value a quiet car but have the need to mod a little so fair enough.

    Point is if you're going to tune it you will need someone that has the runs to milk it for everything it's got and not leave you with extra issues. If it cost a bit more than some other places so be it in my experience lol
     
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    That's not really a fair representation at all. Tuning a V6 is much like tuning a V8. You might not see the same peak power gains on a V6 like you will with the V8 but the overall driving experience with a properly tuned V6 is much better than the factory tune much like the V8's.
     
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    Pollushon Boost gives me a bar....

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    Do we still pay attention to Al? I vote we all pitch in and get him laid.
     
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    Finally booked in at Castle Hill Performance.
    Trying not to get too excited...
     
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    How did you go in the end? Did the tune help much with fuel economy?
     

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