Local or mail order tune

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  1. BAADCAT

    BAADCAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    I can't decide. Have access to Alex P here in Houston seems like a great resource or the HHP crew via mail. I see pros and cons to both. I have traditionally gotten better tunes locally where I can work with the tuner on the dyno and the street. HPP seems to have some great tunes out there though. I just can't decide what to do.

    I already have the 2.85 upper in the trunk and was planning on adding the lower and tune. I also debated upgrading the injectors to 1000's. Being in Houston E85 is readily available so that was an option too.

    Any thoughts or opinions on tune and this setup? (I am sure there will be plenty)

    Thanks!
     
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    In house is traditionally better but now days data logging and email can get you pretty darn close to in house.
     
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    jvm728 SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    OP I'm interested in hearing what you've got. I'm in the same boat on 2.85 (also have 2.75 on the shelf). I can get e85 pretty readily in Dallas, and am not opposed to upping injectors to manage, but, not wanting to do fuel pump
     
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    MABBRYFL30 NYS President Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Def in house tuning is better. They are there and react even better. Investment tells me to do the right research which you are right Now
     
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    Nothing yet bone stock (I have the Metco 2.85 pulley in my trunk right now) with 1100 miles on it, but talking to the tuner here in Houston is recommended going one of two ways:

    - 93 octane tune and race tune
    - ATI lower (3lbs)
    - pin crank
    - Metco 2.85 upper (2lbs)
    - FIC 1000 cc injectors

    Or

    - E85
    - ATI lower (3lbs)
    - pin crank
    - Metco 2.85 upper (2lbs)
    - FIC 1300 cc injectors
    - KB BAP

    He said for E85 you have to do bigger injectors and boost a pump.

    I am leaning towards the 93 only because it's my daily driver and I drive 40 miles each way to work and back. I am afraid of E85 availability. If I get in a pinch and can't find a station I am pretty much screwed. He did say though E85 was worth another 60-65 HP. I think though with a safe 93 tune and a hot 109 tune for the track I will be perfectly happy and have some spare change in my pocket for track wheels and tires.

    EDIT: sorry had the wrong pulley sizes in there originally.
     
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    BAADCAT Senior Hellcat Member

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I am leaning towards the in-house as well. I like having someone local and someplace where I can be watching the changes being made.
     
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    Just a suggestion,.....I just took my car to a very reputable local tuner and he collaborated with Josh @ HHP to get her tuned up. Both of them were great!! I highly recommend if you have the same option to do it.
     
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    In the humble opinion of those who have been there and done that (in-house tuning) The excitement and gratification of doing so is equal to being at a LIVE Rock Concert versus just listening to Memorex! :cool:
     
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    Since you have Mr. Peitz available to you locally, I would go that route. He is really good. You will be in and done in a day. Tunes via email require a lot of back and forth, datalogging, emailing, phone calls, etc...

    I am doing the HHP email route, as I dont have anybody close to me that I would trust. It is not an overnight process, but Josh really has a handle on these cars...
     
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    I ordered my tune today from Bwoody / ID dynamics. I got the stage one kit. Only mod on my car is the Bwoody CAI. I will update when the tune arrives. Should be good.
     

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