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What tuners are best in SoCal

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

  1. ur bittn

    ur bittn By the snake Premium Member Established Member

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  2. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY fomoco, mofo Established Member

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    i only have about 14 years and 150 thousand miles of daily driving and racing between both my cobras that were tuned by ret.

    guess i'll need a new engine soon. lol
     
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  3. 909venm

    909venm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Well when was your car tuned last? This reputation is recent, I’d say 2016 is around where it started.
     
  4. 01yellercobra

    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    Buddy had his 03 with a Whipple 2.3 tuned back in 2015 or 16. And just recently got another tune for his new 2.9.
     
  5. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Some change for the better or worse?
     
  6. 909venm

    909venm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Worse; there was a group on facebook that was suing the shop circa 2018/9. Doubt you can even sue a shop like that but it was many and I mean MANY new customers where there cars had crap tunes and all blew motors; this was after I asked the same question of OP in the local socal groups.
     
  7. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Thats too bad, i remember when they use to host a show on a Saturday the day before fabulous fords back in the day. Lots of Socal people would vouch for them back then.
     
  8. svtaddict

    svtaddict Active Member Established Member

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    I had my 03 Cobra with a 2.3 whipple tuned by ret. It took him like an hour. Needless to say after a second trip to him I was still not happy with it and went somewhere else. Adam from spankin time is tuning my 2.9 whipple cobra now.
     
  9. SVT_Nthn

    SVT_Nthn New Member Established Member

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    prolly not gonna go to ret after what ive heard. Where is spankin time, I am most likely going to go to Gio performance since he specializes in SVT stuff.
     
  10. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Ive also heard good things about Gio. He used to have a shop right next to TCI (Total Cost Invovled) in Ontario. TCI used him to tune all of their Ford products including coyote-swapped hot rods and such.
     
  11. 909venm

    909venm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    So he magically tunes again? He did a very meh job on my pulley only car; car runs and is safe but it’s very rich at idle.
    Asked him if I could do more tuning to dial it in and he said he left to Utah and now he’s magically back I see.

    Edit: what I mean is drivability is just not good; he took over 8 hours to tune a simple combo; hope you have a better experience than I did.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2021 at 4:44 PM
  12. 03 DSG Snake

    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    I had a similar experience and also went elsewhere.
     

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