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I bounce around between St Louis and KC a lot and am looking for a tuner in either of these locations. I know of Modified by KC, but would like to avoid them because they blew three of my friends engines. I originally planned on going to AMS or Boomba in Chicago, but they are too far.
The tuning I would like to get done is pretty simple I guess, I just want more torque. I will probably end up using a Tactrix Cable because I don't want Cobb Tuning.
Thanks in advance for the help
 

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If you are going ECU and using the tactrix cable, you can get any of the online vendors to do an etune. Clipse, AMS, Razor, etc.

No point in driving to do your tune when you can stay home and save gas money.
 

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Yeah, sorry, I forgot to specify. I would like a dyno tune. I don't subscribe to universal tunes. My bad...
 

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I bounce around between St Louis and KC a lot and am looking for a tuner in either of these locations. I know of Modified by KC, but would like to avoid them because they blew three of my friends engines. I originally planned on going to AMS or Boomba in Chicago, but they are too far.
The tuning I would like to get done is pretty simple I guess, I just want more torque. I will probably end up using a Tactrix Cable because I don't want Cobb Tuning.
Thanks in advance for the help
Nice to meet another MO boy -- I'm in the exurbs of STL and can tell you to save your searching. Go to AMS. Another Evo dude from the area who's now a NASA junkie swears by AMS, as you know well, and your friends' experiences with local tuners isn't that odd -- there are simply a lack of Evo's and Evo-experienced tuners in the state. If you want to try someone who's read how to tune, feel free. There's a pretty nice and experience German performance guy in Union MO, ET Tuning, that isn't on the map yet, but he told me he's got a fair amount of STi tuning, but not so much Evo. Sort of tells me that while he's a nice guy with decent labor rates, he's not experienced enough to ensure that he'll do what he's aiming to do. Sorry!

(If you ever feel the urge to road-trip to western Chicago for an AMS tune, PM me. I am thinking that this spring will finally see me visit them since I put on an AMS o2/DP that seems to need a tune whereas my UR piece ran pretty well, reasonably leaner, sans a tune)
 

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I'm writing a review fro Clipse3gt he's the shit, and he's here in cleveland.
Bushur's also up there in Ohio near there, but from MO, Chicago's a lot closer.
 

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Come on guys, I know there has to be someone that can dyno tune in St louis. Unless all the x's I've seen up there are running Cobb or something
 

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Isnt Mellon Tuning around there?
 

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Mellon tuning i believe is at Memphis, Tennessee. The only AWD dyno that i know on the midwest is on KC is modified by KC. I prefer e-tune but that is just me. :)
 

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Boomba isn't a good tuner, so don't go there.

AMS can do a e-tune if you like. I got e-tuned by Clipse.

Don't go cheap on your tune, if you get a bad tune it could cost you $5k+ for a new engine. Take a day and drive to AMS, your not that far from us. Even if you spent the night, you could get a $75 hotel room, but at least know your car is running right.
 

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:+1: i love these type of threads just because I know the answer

on another note how far is St Louis from Chicago? You might want to take a trip if you dont want to go the e-tune route
'xactly, but the distance makes it at least one over-night cost, and I don't have any friends out there by "St. Charles" or wherever it is west of downtown. OP, if you want to make a road trip and split a room cost, ala track weekend cheapie, holler at me. The time there is about 5 hours, traffic permitting. You can speed some in Ill (at your risk) but there's almost always construction on I-55.
 

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Cool, thanks for the advice guys. I think I will just go out to ams. I was looking at them and boomba originally, but decided against them due to distance. I guess they got un-undecided now lol.
 

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stop worrying about the cost when it comes to a tune... this is the most important factor in your engine's life.... cheap out and it might cost you a lot more in the long run
 

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$5k? O really? You might
Have
To add like 5 more + symbols. That number is pretty low if you catch my drift 


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Notice the plus "+" sign. That means it could be any amount above that as well. You can go on ebay and find engines that are as low as $3400 right now. You obviously still have to pay labor and shipping, but you would be in the ball park.
 
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