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Tuners

Postby Bratano on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi Guys

Anyone know of a Tuners in Cape Town for software upgrades

i.e. for the Polo

I know of the following

Evolution
CPI

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Re: Tuners

Postby yeo786 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:34 pm

http://www.ferroli.co.za/
They do Revo I think....
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Re: Tuners

Postby PoPo on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:53 pm

REVO is k*k i they perform well in JHB but here in CT they just don't seem to get it right.... :cry:

STO - armien
CPI - werner
or Stealth - ruan (ex FRC ouens) not sure if FRC is still around these days.
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Re: Tuners

Postby PlaYa on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:20 pm

PoPo wrote:REVO is k*k i they perform well in JHB but here in CT they just don't seem to get it right.... :cry:

STO - armien
CPI - werner
or Stealth - ruan (ex FRC ouens) not sure if FRC is still around these days.

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Re: Tuners

Postby Bratano on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:56 pm

These the only ones...not many...

Is there anything like a reliable tune? Heard stories like CPI software is heavy on the engine.
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Re: Tuners

Postby GameBoy on Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:48 pm

Racetech in Obs... they do GIAC, I also heard they run high boost compared to STO/FRC and a few engine issues later on.

I would recommend STO, Amien has been doing them for years or Wulfchiptegnik, Neville is fairly new to the game but his maps run hard and not too heavy on the boost compared to GIAC...
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Re: Tuners

Postby PoPo on Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:42 am

There is Unitronic as well and they also doin mad things with the 1.8t

comes down to what you want, what kinda power you want and what kind of service you will get :thumright:
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Re: Tuners

Postby Bratano on Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:50 am

Tuned2race is one I recently found. Ill be getting some quotes from all named.

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Re: Tuners

Postby BagoTDI on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Like PoPo said, its all about personal preference really. I know who I would recommend and who not and why, my opinions are based on what I've seen, not just what I've heard... but if you want to know then PM me, not getting into it on a public forum cause I don't care much for the politics that go along with these debates.
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Re: Tuners

Postby Krakie on Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:38 pm

Just post it up man, I'm sure it could help some other users as well.
The forum is not busy enough for politics anyway.
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Re: Tuners

Postby BagoTDI on Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:29 pm

Krakie wrote:Just post it up man, I'm sure it could help some other users as well.
The forum is not busy enough for politics anyway.


K... lol

The comments below are based on my personal opinion, if you have a problem with something I say PM me, I'm not getting into it on a forum...

First off let me start by saying that I'm not a fanboy and I don't have brand blindness.

I would not recommend ATM or Racetech end of story.
Revo cars run hard in JHB but like PoPo said, here at the coast not so much... maybe the maps don't like the altitude I dunno...
Unitronic and Stealth and Wulfchiptegnik I've never had any dealings with so can't comment on those.
Tuned2Race I've never heard of so I'm a bit skeptical... but everybody was nobody at some stage so who knows.
FRC mmmm FRC... Not bad I reckon
STO / Evolution Personally I'm not a fan... but that's personal preference.
TopEnd / APR... looks like you will get good service but I'm guessing they are going to be pricey? maybe worth getting a quote and some ballpark power figures
CPi is what I run, it fits the profile for what I was looking for in SW and service is good.

As for the "hard on engines", "runs high boost" comments... It has always been my opinion that people jump on this bandwagon when a car tuned by company A gets beaten by a car tuned by company B with similar mods. Also if a car breaks its not necessarily the SW's fault. I know of somebody that has jumped around between tuners so much that its scary, and guess what, he drives like a fken idiot so his car breaks regardless of who's map he has on.

If I were you then I'd go to couple of dyno days, chat to a couple of guys that have SW on their cars, see what power they make, see what their torque curves look like, I've seen cars make good power but the torque curve looks like somebody with Parkinsons drew it freehand, thats also no good IMO, and make a decision from there.
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Re: Tuners

Postby PoPo on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:00 pm

I have to agree with Bago - ATM tuning you are looking for problems... :salut:

But it does really come down to what you want out of you car and what service you get...obviously as a prospective client you will get the "best" service, so what you really looking for is after sales service. :thumright:

If i were to personally choose S/W again bearing in mind i am currently STO...

I'd go

FRC
Stealth

or Unittronic

fcuk i am changin my software sometime soon to be honest... STO has serviced me well, but much like a consumer i want to try new brands. :thumright:

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Re: Tuners

Postby Krakie on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:21 pm

Thanks for the info.
@bago you are right its not all about power, rather how that power is delivered(shape of the graph).
I might be in the market for software soon. Need to do the major service first though.

I'm leaning towards frc, I could whatsapp the guy, he answered all my questions, seemed very honest. I also hear that aftersales is good.
Price is not bad either.
I'll shop around for sure, but as software will be my first mod frc's offering is even more attractive.

@Brett I say go with bago's advice, attend some Dynotec days and speak to the user, you might run into a few unbiased guys.

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Re: Tuners

Postby Bratano on Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:02 pm

Def need to check out some dynodays, with these not on the horizons too often, its a good thing I'm not in a rush to get software.

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Re: Tuners

Postby deagan182 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:41 pm

Why not try Ashfaaq Bux GTS Global Tuning Solutions www.gtsr.co.za
thats my 2cents before i get told i dont have a car with software lmimc :mrgreen:
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