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Physix, do you have any videos of your exhaust setup? Curious of what it sounds like with Magnaflow Quad-Tips and the Shorties.

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I do not however I'm sure I can make one this weekend. It's LOUD and burbles quiet a bit when you rev it once it's warmed up.


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My MPT tunes are open tunes. I can change wheel-tire size and gear ratio's myself. Once your standard mods (headers, c.a.i. ect.) are finished, you won't have to have your tunes changed anyway. Just saying.........


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I'm really interested in buying my first tune for this car. The ghost came tune from MPT seems pretty neat, but I don't know if I would run that all the time. I don't know if this is possible, but does a tune exist that adds more popping and crackling in the exhaust overrun?

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I went to MIR for a track rental on Friday, so had a chance to compare the tunes that I have from D&L (Doug), Bama, and MPT. I ordered the MPT after reading great reviews and wanted to compare them.

I have to say that the MPT didn't impress me. In the best air of the day, with a DA of -1,000, it was consistent. But it was also the slowest with the car running 14.1 every time. It had the advantage of the longest cool down too. I couldn't do a burnout with it after the first pass (the initial pass I was able to do a burnout to heat the drag radials; it was a cold day with frost on the car when we headed to the track), the transmission acted like it was on the stock tune and limited to 2,000 rpm with the brake on. I pulled the #47 fuse to defeat the adaptive transmission learning with no change.

Loaded the tune that Doug sent me last year when he was using my car to figure out how to get around the torque management system that limits the car to 2,000 rpm. With just the time it took to load the new tune and heading right back out to the burnout box the car had no problem with a burnout, taching up to stage was no problem, and the car ran 0.3 quicker. Every run 13.8 - with a hot lap and with a cool down of 45 minutes.

I then switched to Bama race tune that they updated for me. That also had no problems with a burnout and ran quicker than the MPT tune by 0.2. Every pass was 13.9.

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Two datalogged tunes vs a standard MPT tune doesn't seem like a fair fight.
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Two datalogged tunes vs a standard MPT tune doesn't seem like a fair fight.
I have about 10 datalogged tunes from Bama... and my out of the box MPT is SO much better.
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Neither the Bama nor the Doug tune were data logged either. Bama simply updated the tune because I was running the first tune they wrote and I asked them to give me any update that they have done in the last year.

I spoke with MPT today though and we are going to do some data logs. They were just as surprised at the results on Friday as I am and want to take a look to see what was different in the way my car ran on it. So this weekend I'll get the data logs to them so they can start the review and adjustment. I plan on going to the track one last time this year on November 9 so maybe I'll have a chance to give it another test.

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I'm pretty damn surprised as well. I did a datalog of my MPT tune this past friday. I sent the results to both bama and MPT and told them both to see if they could improve upon it. Bama accepted and sent a revised tune. It feels absolutely no different than before. I still have absolutely NO power below 3k RPM's. MPT has not responded yet, but bama just doesn't seem to get the picture... I gave them not only the datalog, but the MPT tune itself. It seems that its as simple to me as merging the MPT settings with the bama tune and bumping everything up a bit. Unfortunately, bama is tuning WAY too conservatively and it's starting to really get under my skin. I'd rather them go too far the first time and dialing back than have to datalog 50 times and bump everything up in small increments.

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Neither the Bama nor the Doug tune were data logged either. Bama simply updated the tune because I was running the first tune they wrote and I asked them to give me any update that they have done in the last year.

I spoke with MPT today though and we are going to do some data logs. They were just as surprised at the results on Friday as I am and want to take a look to see what was different in the way my car ran on it. So this weekend I'll get the data logs to them so they can start the review and adjustment. I plan on going to the track one last time this year on November 9 so maybe I'll have a chance to give it another test.
I guess I misunderstood where you said Doug gave you a tune modified to adjust torque management and a new Bama tune that was updated.
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Does Steeda ship to Canada? When I attempt to estimate shipping on the steeda.com website I can only select USA or Puerto Rico.

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I don't have experience with Steeda tunes but I do with Bama and Brenspeed. First I had Brenspeed loved it then tried Bama for the hell of it and about two hours of having the Bama tunes I put my Brenspeed ones back on lol

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