March 26, 2018
Expensive but works well
I could have saved a lot of money with the simpler tuners but I wanted the BT capability and it is nice. Has worked every time I tried to connect and had no problems with initial setup.
That said, if I did it again, I would save the extra money and go with the cheap, hard coded plugin tuner for a couple of reasons. First of all, the app is rudimentary at best and there is really no point of using the gauges, they aren't that informative, configurable or attractive. It works fine for changing tunes or tweaking a tune but that's about it. The built in track time is a plus but realtime monitoring is not worth the effort of mounting a tablet. If they had better selections for gauges and made it more customization, it would be different. As it is, I'm sorry but the -2- selections of gauge panels are both ugly and skimpy on data.
4.6L 5 speed, headers, H-pipe no cats, Borla stingers, 70mm accufab, AirRaid, injectors, ignition, basic stuff but all top of the line. Definitely noticed a significant improvement but it went in with the headers and rest of the mods so hard to tell how much the tune alone gave me.
I am quite certain the tuner brought out the potential of the mods though. I feel about 30 more HP at the wheels, the dyno says mid 40s. Response time is night and day difference, so much so that I had to re-learn it after all these years. The stock tires are no longer enough rubber on the ground for a good launch.
I can tell you that I notice zero difference between the performance tune and the race tune other than my gas gas mileage drops 2-3 MPG when running the race tune. Actually, I think it feels and sounds better when running the performance tune. I bought this car new in 2004, I know it intimately and it's not my imagination, something in the timing is not quite right with the race tune. I'm not concerned about it, the perf tune works great and my mileage improved slightly if I drive nice but what's the point in that, right?
Overall, it is a good tuner that is still working about 8 months later, time will tell if it holds up. You have to decide if the convenience of a bluetooth connection is worth the considerable extra money. It is nice not ever having to pull anything out or plug anything in but debatable if that's a good enough reason to spend the extra money.
If they invested in a good app programmer (with good tastes in gauge graphics) and made the customization more open, I would give it a better grade on the economics scale.