Re-tune

Technoob
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Re-tune

Postby Technoob » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:57 pm

Hey guys , I recently got my WRX tuned with a vf34 , 550cc injectors , CAI, etc and I'm now looking at upgrading the turbo, buying new UEL headers and maybe changing the injectors .. Was just wondering can I get away with a touch up tune or do I need a full tune again ? Not really wanting to pay heaps for another full tune so hoping I can just get a touch up tune ! Thanks for any help

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Re: Re-tune

Postby specr » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:46 pm

Lots of tuners will do retunes on your car for half price/cheap so maybe ask your tuner? If you go somewhere else they will charge you full price for sure.

Upgrading the turbo, headers and injectors will greatly change how the car behaves and it will definitely need a proper tune
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surge
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Re: Re-tune

Postby surge » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:02 pm

Injectors might not be so hard. But the turbo and the CAI on top would definitely be a full retune.

Pretty sure the CAI would throw off the maf scaling which can be a PITA.

Overall I would find a tuner that offers discounted / free retunes because it sounds like you will need it.

Thats why I went with Matt aka throttlehappy aka kidotuning. Good value and free retunes which I can vouch for.
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Re: Re-tune

Postby vinshonz » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:04 pm

definitely just a touch up tune, if your tuner wants to charge you full price again....find another shop.
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Re: Re-tune

Postby Kaoself » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:22 am

vinshonz wrote:definitely just a touch up tune, if your tuner wants to charge you full price again....find another shop.


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mv75
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Re: Re-tune

Postby mv75 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:35 pm

You guys sure? A new turbo is quite a bit more than a touch up.

You have a totally different boost duty cycle, fuel map to suit the new turbo characteristics with a different engine load range, timing to also suit. Maybe a maf rescale depending on the new turbo output as well. It's another tune.

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Re: Re-tune

Postby vinshonz » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:18 am

its called returning customer..

you pay the full initial price already, they should only charge you retuning fees...eg hourly rate

if they wanna charge you full price again.. why would you be a loyal returning customer? :surrender
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VF52, AVO TBE into STi muffler, AVO panel filter, Mishimoto TMIC, Turbosmart Kompact, Kobe Silicone Intake, Kobe 340LPH pump

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Re: Re-tune

Postby mv75 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:58 pm

Oh I get what you were driving at now. :) Yea, even if it goes back on the dyno or whatever, return customer should not be another full charge. :)

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Re: Re-tune

Postby specr » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:04 pm

I went to MSR for a TBE exhaust and tune on my Forester. I then went back for him to install a VF34 and he charged me half price as he had already tuned my car
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Re: Re-tune

Postby neptune11 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:42 pm

mv75 wrote:Oh I get what you were driving at now. :) Yea, even if it goes back on the dyno or whatever, return customer should not be another full charge. :)
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Re: Re-tune

Postby neptune11 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:03 pm

neptune11 wrote:
mv75 wrote:Oh I get what you were driving at now. :) Yea, even if it goes back on the dyno or whatever, return customer should not be another full charge. :)







And to be honest.... Does it really matter how much a good tune cost!! As its worth every penny to have your car running safely and at an optimum required level..
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Re: Re-tune

Postby specr » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:12 pm

neptune11 wrote:
mv75 wrote:Oh I get what you were driving at now. :) Yea, even if it goes back on the dyno or whatever, return customer should not be another full charge. :)



So how much would you expect to pay?? Ha...


$800 for first dyno tune, $400 for every retune

$400 for TH road tune, $0 for every retune
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