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haycock 09-02-2012 07:50 PM

Any one use DBTuned?
 
I'm about to go to stage 3 and I'm going to need to be tuned. i was thinking of doing a E-tune from infamous1 but that sounds like a pain in the ass. so I'm wondering if anyone has had DBTuned tune there car or have any experience with them?

Thanks,
Bryan

GoSix 09-03-2012 09:20 AM

Paul at FW Motorsports (renamed from DBTuned when he got a new location) knows his stuff, and he's a cool guy :). I take my scoobie there for all maintenance and repairs. There are a few guys floating around this NorCal forum that can vouch for his tuning skills. I hope they can chime in.

SCSpecB 09-03-2012 09:23 AM

Havent been there personally, but I've heard nothing but good things.

jayway 09-03-2012 01:20 PM

I took mine there for it's 60k service and Paul was great. Cost me a small fortune but I paid for quality parts and fluids. He schooled me on Subaru extra-s gear oil which he uses and it fixed a synchro grinding issue so that's all that goes in my tranny and diffs now.

I asked about tuning and it seemed he shys away from it, but I think its because he doesn't make much $$ doing tunes. IIRC he only tunes via an accessport so thats something else you would need to pay for plus the tune. I vote for e-tune, that's what I've always done. The actual logging isnt the pain, its the waiting for revisions from Shamar but his turn around time seems to be better from what I've heard. Never had any problems with my infamous tunes and if you run into problems I could try to help.

haycock 09-03-2012 06:00 PM

thanks for the replies.
I'm hearing and reading mostly good things about him in general but haven't really heard to much about his tuning. i want to be sure someone can tune it to its full potential while still being safe, Ive put alot of money into parts so id hate to get a mediocre tune and not use the parts to their potential.

jayway,
i already have an accessport so that wouldn't be an issue. did you get a wideband o2 for your e-tune? if so which one?

jayway 09-03-2012 06:13 PM

Went with the PLX SM AFR for wideband o2. Install and logging is a breeze.

Curious what turbo you will be running? upgraded fueling?

haycock 09-03-2012 07:46 PM

bnr 18g
dw740 injectors
dw65c
racerx fmic
turbo smart kompact bov
grimmspeed boost solenoid

those are the main parts im upgrading from the stage 2.
i would consider going to e85 but its the wifes dd and she thinks it would be a hassel trying to find a e85 pump. so no e85...

GT35 STi 09-03-2012 11:36 PM

Paul is great. He's straight forward and honest. I've been running his tune for awhile now and the car still runs great.

Heedz 09-04-2012 12:52 AM

I have heard 50-50 among the people I hang out with.

Positives for sure for tunes around here is GST and I personally am running a tune from EQ.

Definite is when Shiggy from Japan is here at AutoHeadquarters.

Scotty 09-04-2012 01:37 PM

Paul can be a pain to deal with at times. I've used him before, but the last time I was trying to get a turbo installed, he gave me the run around on scheduling. Ended up having someone else do the job.

From what I've heard, EQ Tuning is better at tuning. Or just go with Shamar, his turnaround was around 2 days at most, from the time you send in your log to him sending the tune.

Paul@FWMotorsports 09-04-2012 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scotty (Post 4055871)
Paul can be a pain to deal with at times. I've used him before, but the last time I was trying to get a turbo installed, he gave me the run around on scheduling. Ended up having someone else do the job.

From what I've heard, EQ Tuning is better at tuning.

I'm sorry to hear to about your experience.
When did this happen?
Not making excuses, but we were building a new shop & moving, so unfortunately, customer service sucked until all the kinks were worked out.

I'd like to invite you to give us another try.

Not wanting to turn this into a tunZoR War, but define better.

Irrational Exuberance 09-04-2012 05:24 PM

I have a stage2+ tune from paul and a shitload of mods all done by him... 0 issues and im at probably 60k miles now on this stuff.

The list:
Pablo Especial short block (bored and honed, new pistons, i forget what else)
Wrapped equal length headers
Cobb UP
Cobb catted DP
Greddy evo2 exhaust
more suspension mods than I care to list

My main concerns were 1.) Factory look under the hood and 2.) ability to make my dick tingle when i pin the throttle.



Mission Accomplished.



My numbers are in here someplace... Ill try to dig them out.

FJ60 09-06-2012 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heedz (Post 4055167)
I have heard 50-50 among the people I hang out with.


Is that Paul's length:girth ratio or girth:length? Either way, I'm jealous.


I've been running Paul's stage 2 for 4+ years now. Car runs as smooth as stock while putting down close to 270 hp at the wheel.

Wang Lung 09-07-2012 12:03 AM

He's the only guy I let touch my car.

GoSix 09-07-2012 08:01 AM

I knew a guy who went to DBTuned once. Ten years later....BAM! Herpes. :lol:


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