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Discussion in 'California' started by CSCOBRA03, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. CSCOBRA03

    CSCOBRA03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I live in Temecula and looking for a tuner for a 03 Cobra. My car has basic mods and I do open track events with it a few times a year.
     
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    ARMEDSVT Active Member Established Member

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    Uh-oh... you’re going to be opening a can of worms there.

    A few reputable popular tuners in so cal that have been around for a long time are:

    GTR Hi Performance

    RET (racers edge tuning)

    GTR is in your neck of the woods. In the Ontario/ Rancho Cucamonga area.

    RET is in Downey.

    Both been in the Cobra tuning game for a long time. I’m sure there’s others good tuners out there but those are the 2 that come to mind.
     
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    Drive up to AED and you’ll be a lot happier lol!!
     
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    I personally love my SSI tunes!
    Shawn’s really responsive also fro
    My interactions.
     
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  6. CSCOBRA03

    CSCOBRA03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions, I will look into those but I was hoping to find a good tuner closer to where I live in Temecula. That said a road trip could work for the right tuner.
     
  7. UncleSAm

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    I second Ray McClelland at full throttle kustomz
     
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    JBA Speedshop in San Diego. Off the 163 at Clairemont Mesa Blvd behind BMW Motorcycle dealer.

    @cgaulzetti has used them for his 2008 GT500. Definitely a good Ford place. They do all sorts of cars, but I see (edit: saw) a lot of Ford there. Classic and modern too
     
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  9. snk8bte01

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    Install a wideband and get it tuned by Kevin Dunn... I got mine tuned by Giosperformance in chino all he tunes is cobras and Lightning’s he’s really good


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  10. Sn95Snake

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    I suggest reaching out to GTR. They occasionally have Bob Kurgan come down and tune cars in person, he can also do tunes remotely if you go to GTR. I had my 04 Cobra tuned by Bob Kurgan and it was a night and day difference.
     
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    Cunningham Motorsports, Ryan used to be behind Temecula Motorsports off Jefferson. The guy is top notch tuned my 2011 GT.


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    RET did a great job on my 04.
     
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    Since no has mentioned Eddie from addiction motorsports, I’ll say he’s probably one of the best out here
     
  14. CSCOBRA03

    CSCOBRA03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks for all your help, this site always comes to the rescue! I did get my car tuned here in Temecula by Papini's, he tunes many Ford products and would do what I wanted. I track my car and wanted a safe tune with good drivability, I would rather have a safe tune than max horsepower as 20-30 min. on track are very demanding on the engine. My power was down about 25hp from 472 rwhp before and torque was almost 500 lb. and air fuel was a solid 11.8 and the car runs great so I'm happy.
     

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