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Back to my tuning ways
« on: December 02, 2019, 07:09:40 PM »
I have a problem. It's a need to modify every vehicle I've owned. I built my first car in 1998, a non-V-tec 1992 Honda Accord LX, that lead to tuning a '96 Grand Am GT (12.8sec 1/4mi was my best) and my '03 Explorer Sportrac that had a blower shoved into the engine bay. With the Flex, I'm aiming for a modest 500hp at the wheels. But first, I've had to do the ENTIRE timing system that was luckily under warranty, currently replacing the PTU at 84k and will start the engine and computer upgrades over the next 5-6m. Chasing a 3yr old around slows me down.
2012 Flex Titanium
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No mods, yet...
2009 Audi S5
1964 Thunderbird

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Re: Back to my tuning ways
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 07:14:39 PM »
Welcome to the community!  Getting the timing system out of its' own way is a big help LOL.  Same with PTU.

Post pics of your ride, and look forward to your build and PBs at the strip!  Maybe farm out the driving duties to the 3 yr old :D
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If tuned:  Take note of the strategy code as you return to stock (including 3 bar MAP to 2 bar MAP) -> take car in & get it serviced -> check strategy code when you get car back -> have tuner update your tune if the strategy code has changed -> reload tune -> ENJOY!

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Re: Back to my tuning ways
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 11:50:56 PM »
Greetings from Nebraska.

Greg
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Re: Back to my tuning ways
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 12:27:24 AM »
I have a problem. It's a need to modify every vehicle I've owned. I built my first car in 1998, a non-V-tec 1992 Honda Accord LX, that lead to tuning a '96 Grand Am GT (12.8sec 1/4mi was my best) and my '03 Explorer Sportrac that had a blower shoved into the engine bay. With the Flex, I'm aiming for a modest 500hp at the wheels. But first, I've had to do the ENTIRE timing system that was luckily under warranty, currently replacing the PTU at 84k and will start the engine and computer upgrades over the next 5-6m. Chasing a 3yr old around slows me down.
Hmmm. Not getting the part where this is a problem.....


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Re: Back to my tuning ways
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 10:25:24 AM »
Welcome aboard TriCoatChic!  Glad to know us Men aren't the only ones into this Platform!  Very cool.
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Re: Back to my tuning ways
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 05:55:56 PM »
I have a problem. It's a need to modify every vehicle I've owned. I built my first car in 1998, a non-V-tec 1992 Honda Accord LX, that lead to tuning a '96 Grand Am GT (12.8sec 1/4mi was my best) and my '03 Explorer Sportrac that had a blower shoved into the engine bay. With the Flex, I'm aiming for a modest 500hp at the wheels. But first, I've had to do the ENTIRE timing system that was luckily under warranty, currently replacing the PTU at 84k and will start the engine and computer upgrades over the next 5-6m. Chasing a 3yr old around slows me down.
Hmmm. Not getting the part where this is a problem.....


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it's a problem when Tim isn't on my side. I have 2 other builds in progress right now with my Dad ('72 couga XR-7) and my husband's '86 Cougar.
2012 Flex Titanium
Tricoat White
No mods, yet...
2009 Audi S5
1964 Thunderbird

 

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