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Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« on: August 22, 2020, 06:07:05 PM »
Getting ready to purchase a SCT tuner and tunes through Gearhead and had a few general questions..

SCT 7015 X4 tuner  (I have Ford IDS at work for other things)
* How many tunes come with the tuner+tunes package?  This is a daily 13 PP, so the Auto Octane is a given, but locally I have 89, 91, 93 available and E85 if I want to blend.

*After I make the purchase, it looks like they send a form for what mods have been performed,  my assumption is that it's  more than ample to list items and no need to call. I've got a fairly basic load out.

*Any forum perks

More than a few of you have dealt with  Matt, just trying to  avoid  any unnecessary phone calls.

Thanks

« Last Edit: August 22, 2020, 07:41:58 PM by 6500rpm »
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Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2020, 06:16:20 PM »
So the transaction is very simple, order the tune on line, you will get a confirmation email with your order.

You will then get a link in the email...

https://www.ghtuning.com/ecoboost-tuning-sheet/

It will ask for name, email, phone, order number, mods, a couple click it items, SCT device serial, and strategy number.

In a couple days you will receive your Auto Octane tune. This tune will cover the four popular octanes at the pump and scale power accordingly. 87, 89, 91, and 93.

I believe you will need to pay for a separate tune for the E30 but Gearhead will only tune for ethanol blends if you have a HPFP.

@mattr can provide some insight...

Overall the process is pretty seamless and unless you have a burning desire, you donít need to have any human interaction..

As of right now, there are no discounts for EBPF members.

Hope this helps!!
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2020, 06:28:10 PM »
Just talked to Matt, the cost of an E30 tune if you already purchased the AO tune is $50. Itís the same cost as a revision.

Good luck!!
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2020, 07:11:47 PM »
So if the tune, out of the box, isnít quite right, do you have to pay $50 to have it corrected?
It seems like a given that each car and circumstance would be different, therefore, necessitating a revision.


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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 07:30:42 PM »
So if the tune, out of the box, isnít quite right, do you have to pay $50 to have it corrected?
It seems like a given that each car and circumstance would be different, therefore, necessitating a revision.


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No, I have never heard of Gearhead charging for a modification to an AO tune if it needed it.
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2020, 07:45:19 PM »
Thanks SBS, that pretty much has my questions covered!
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 12:41:15 AM »
He needs to up his prices. I got my AO tune for a hundred bucks, then another 50 bucks for the E30 tune. Other tuners are charging 250-300 for JUST an E30 tune with upgraded hpfp.
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2020, 01:53:38 PM »
Hey anyone running non-e30 from gearhead?  How's it compare to Brad???

And anyone running meth with GH?
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2020, 03:45:04 PM »
He needs to up his prices. I got my AO tune for a hundred bucks, then another 50 bucks for the E30 tune. Other tuners are charging 250-300 for JUST an E30 tune with upgraded hpfp.

Easy there cowboy (  ;

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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2020, 03:49:33 PM »
So I  placed my order. When the SCT comes in, I pull my strategy  code, enter the device number and my mods on the form, then in a few days I'll get an email with tune download...correct?

What's the latest greatest sparkplug number and gap for the AO tune without larger turbos or methanol?
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2020, 04:24:20 PM »
So I  placed my order. When the SCT comes in, I pull my strategy  code, enter the device number and my mods on the form, then in a few days I'll get an email with tune download...correct?

What's the latest greatest sparkplug number and gap for the AO tune without larger turbos or methanol?
These are the latest plugs

https://performanceparts.ford.com/part/M-12405-35T

And gapped at .028
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2020, 09:34:48 PM »
Really have to say thanks SBS, had the tune in for a week, installed the new plugs today. Even though the old plugs looked to have been in exceptional condition and gapped at .030, the new plugs gapped at .028" have a noticeable difference at idle and in overall driveability. A+, it's  little bits of seemingly insufficient information like sparkplugs and gap that can make a big difference real world!
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Re: Walk me through a tune transaction with Gearhead
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2020, 09:54:52 PM »
Really have to say thanks SBS, had the tune in for a week, installed the new plugs today. Even though the old plugs looked to have been in exceptional condition and gapped at .030, the new plugs gapped at .028" have a noticeable difference at idle and in overall driveability. A+, it's  little bits of seemingly insufficient information like sparkplugs and gap that can make a big difference real world!
Glad to help!!!!! And fantastic that everything is going soo well.
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