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post #1 of 10 Old 11-22-2005, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Protune.......????

I have heard of people talking about a protune on your car after having a turbo catback installed. Is this what a UTEC, Accessport are? Please explain. Sorry for the dumb question guys. Thanks
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-22-2005, 02:01 PM
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no, an acessport or a UTEC are both EM (engine management) systems but neither come with a "pro tune". You can street tune them pretty well but to get the most out of your car you need to put it on a dyno with one of these systems so it can be fully tuned. This is what you're referring to as a "pro tune"
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Actually a pro-tune is what Accesport users use. They are maps specifically made for you car that can be loaded onto the Accessport, some shops have a pro-tuner available to create these maps. They run your car on a dyno then create the map then put that map on your accessport. Cobb also has a street tuner which is software which lets you tune your own car without using a dyno, basically the same thing as a pro-tuner just not with a dyno. Unless you know about tuning I highly recommend you don't buy a street tuner+ ap, i would just recommend you get an accessport then take your car in to a shop which has pro-tuner capabilities.
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Getting ProTuned this Saturday after Thanksgiving by Tim of PDXTuning. Can't wait for the results.
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Getting ProTuned this Saturday after Thanksgiving by Tim of PDXTuning. Can't wait for the results.

nice. on a dyno? if so post results.
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Yep, many many maps being made .
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Yep, many many maps being made .

How much cash for how many maps? The best I can find around here is MachV motorsports in Virginia and they are charging $500 for 2 hours on the dyno ( 2 maps)
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How much cash for how many maps? The best I can find around here is MachV motorsports in Virginia and they are charging $500 for 2 hours on the dyno ( 2 maps)
You might want to contact Agile Automotive in Cockysville,MD They do 2-3hours on a dyno and a road tune to double check. www.agileauto.com

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Well the guy is charging 125/hr for his tuning and the dyno is 100/hr. He said w/ the following maps made, it should take 1.5 hours at most:

Stage 2 93 octane
Stage 2 104 octane
STX 93 octane
STX 104 octane
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All of those in real and base type maps. I just couldn't find any of the race gas so I am getting all the maps made except the race gas ones. I'm guessing an hour of time, so $225 out of my pocket .
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yea, with the combination of strong base maps and LIVE tuning, AP pro tune maps don't take that long AT ALL to create by experienced tuners
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