Alright cool I talked to him and he said he can do it and he has done tons of them I just wanted to hear how he has worked out with others. I will really need his help when I build my N/A monster and need a tune for E85... I don't really have anybody local who can tune it so maybe I'll just bring the engine to him.
99 Mercury Mystique LSVT Port matched 3L with some goodies
74 Maverick 351 Windsor building 347 stroker
86 Porsche 944 Turbo
1998 T-Red SVT 115,000 miles (Died 9/01/08)
2000 Tropic Green SVT #396 - 04 3L, HMS Trans, Wilwood BBK, FSVT Rear BBK, Koni/H&R...NPG Turbo Kit (JUNK)
how did we get a most powerful NA thread and no reference to 'the pudmobile'
98 T Red SVT-Build # 1147
2010 Ford Ranger 2wd 4cyl
2012 VW CC Lux
icefury's car felt very comparable to mine last year at spring zing. i would say 230hp is within reach for him, but to say he will net 250 to the tire is a longshot.
the best dyno i had N/A was actually 229 hp but was inconsistent to the next two pulls so we scratched it off. to a tuner, 1 dyno pull does not constitute a car's claimed HP rating, you have to back it up.
i consistently got 219hp and 212 trq three pulls in a row. this was on a 80 degree day and the car had 64 dyno pulls on it that afternoon, and about 6 hours of tuning. safe to say, it was heat soaked. i wish i had it still, there are some changes i could have made to the tune that were good for a few ponies after going to a port-matched TB and 2007 style intake manifold.
i'd really like to see someone hit 300hp N/A. i think it would take a large bump in compression though.
R.I.P. CSVT "clockwork" totaled 10/29/10 n/a 3L 220whp 212 trq
What all did you get messed around with in your tune TRicker? I know you said you wanted a 12.5 AFR all around, didn't you? But what other supporting mods did you have and possibly other tuning factors?
1999 SVT #0604
2000 Contour V6, ATX (winter beater)
2005 Subaru Outback XT (baby car)
1999 SVT Contour 3L #1264 - Sold 2-9-13 she will be missed
Former owner of 1998 Mystique
Former owner of 1996 Mystique
I have a magazine article at home with a 3L cougar built by J Jennings of team prototype in CA. The article says the car made 300hp N/A or something like that. I will have to scan the article when I get home. I believe he bored it to a 3.2 or something like that.
2000 Roush Cougar w/ SVT 2.5L Vortech Supercharged
2010 Ford Fusion 2.5L 4cyl 6 speed
Between the extensive supporting mods, long tube headers, and PnP headwork I've had done (Kinger put over 40 hrs into it), I'm confident 240 whp is where I'm at. If for some reason I fall short of that, I'm certain a custom dyno tune would put me there.
I know people have had hit and miss success with ADC's tunes, but mine is certainly a good one. So good in fact, I sold my xcal and prepaid tune with NPG as I could not justify the expense when my CSVT runs as good as it does. There is definitely a difference with and without the tune. DanG (who built my engine) tested it as well and was pleased with the tune ADC sent me. I'm not suggesting that a personalized dyno tune would not be better, clearly it is. However I believe ADC really nailed my tune and unless my dyno falls considerably short of my expectations, I'm not prepared to spend $500-600 coaxing out a few extra ponies.
I will get a dyno pull done this summer, likely while I'm in the Twin cities this summer for Summer Nationals. I'll be sure and post the results. Tricker, where did you get you dyno done? I'll probably just go there as I know you were satisfied with their shop.