Nope! I know what you are saying - AND agree - if
that were the case, but as stated before - we
installed a complete TWM t-body setup, complete with FPR, fuel rails, with the Redline-Weber software, crank pick-up, TPS etc etc etc. It was started and driven over there! They
didn't do the SPICA converting - we did!
We sent a running car over to the (un-named) dyno-shop who apparently didn't like the Redline software (presumably because they could not tune it.) They took it upon themselves to remove some of the Redline-Weber components, build the MS and install it and then tune it and proceeded to charge 3700 bucks for that!!!!!
And it ran like ****akie!
After that, we ripped the MS crap out, the GoTech went on, we bumped the key and it runs smooth - it is REAL close on the air/fuel ratios too! That car ran like a champ on-track at PR
this past Saturday (on GoTech!)
As a side-note; I saw the ripped-off owner of the other car at the track on Saturday as well - the GTV6 owner that I mentioned before who paid 2200 to have a GoTech tuned that I INSTALLED AND DROVE over to said shop - and he said that after taking his car to another mechanic (because the 2200 tuning-bill notwithstanding, that car was still
running like crap), they found that said dyno-shop had unplugged the freekin' vacuum hose from the back of the GoTech in the process (part of the tuning bill I'm sure) and that the car was running super rich! I think that they were trying to sabotage the GoTech install presumably to sell more 3700 dollar Megasquirts! Any way, it is better now, but needs to get back on a dyno...!
My car with GoTech - self installed by me (very limited skills) and tuned for a total of 480- bucks on another dyno ran great all day! I am making right at 180 horses at the wheels from a stock, 18 year-old 3.0 with NO internal mods on the GoTech (with the restrictive AFM removed, proper headers and larger intake plenum and runners...) all for 700 bucks - no soldering, no wiring (hook up positive and negative power) and no 3700 bucks either. Total Gotech bill = 1180.
Viva la GoTech!
So the way I see the math - said dyno shop can correct this as follows and have a shot at redemption;
5700 total bill; MS crap returned = 1500 off of the bill. 500 paid for one car tuned (sort off) and 500 bucks paid for another car tuned (sort off) - we'll consider this school money = a 3200 "credit" if you will to be used at a rate of $540 dollars per tuning (a fair price for a basic first tuning ON CARS THAT ARE DRIVEN OVER THERE WITH ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ALREADY INSTALLED), for a total of 6 future tunings credit...