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Old 06/26/2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Neat little tricks when tuning?

Hey guys,

Trying to figure out all the little tips and tricks of things to do when I'm getting my tune soon. Things like a fuel cut/redline after power drop.

Anybody have any insight? And please, no bullshit lol

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Also, what are you opinions of a good crossover point for VTEC engagement?


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Old 06/26/2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

Your vtec engagement is going to be taken into consideration with the modifications done to your car. Whether it's built or bone stock. I would list all that's done to it so everyone can get a better understanding what you have with to work with

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Old 06/27/2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

Ahhh okay. She's not too far off from stock, can't really afford to put much more money in the motor at this time lol.

The motor was completely torn down and rebuilt with new bearings, seals & bolts.

B18B block
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H Beam forged rods
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I believe static compression was either 11.3 or 12.3. I can't quite recall at this time.

JDM OBD0 B16 head all stock, fresh valves and ARP head studs

Your typical bolt ons. Full 2.5" SP2 and soon to come 2.5" header & real cold air intake, not a short ram.

Other than that all stock at this time.

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Old 06/27/2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

You want your vtec engagement to create a smooth kick in power. Don't set it too early and don't set it too late in your RPM. If you set it too late you'll get that classic "VTEC Kicked In Yo" feeling where its a sudden jump in power. You set it up that high it might sound cool when it hits but all you're doing is losing mid range power when your vtec isn't engaged and should be. This is a very common mistake I see people make.

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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

a good side note is to have an understanding of what performance parts do what and how their design can help or hurt you and your needs.

http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/t...t/viewall.html

http://www.aptuned.com/blog/cold-air...ifference.html


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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?



Read those a few months ago. I'm more or less looking for like 2 step ideas, anti-theft, etc.


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are you tuning or someone else tuning for you?


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Stash down at Central Imports will be tuning mine. I believe on Neptune.


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Old 07/24/2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

Majority of the time the tuner will figure everything out for you, you can tell them where to set 2step at as well. If everything is built correctly and you have the supporting mods to handle the rpms(valvesprings/arp rod bolts on stock rods etc), don't be afraid to rev it out and get a glance at your full powerband. We had this one guy's setup made peak power at 8500 and he told the tuner to stop at 9k. Lastly, make sure that the car is problem free or the shop might charge ya more to fix the problems as well. Good luck.


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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

Right, she's basically all stock minus bolt ons. It's just an LS/V so it needs more than a basemap to run right. It's been tacking forever because I'm trying to trace all my problems first so I don't look like a dick when I bring the car lol.

I don't see it making power over 8k, stock cams so I didn't upgrade the valvetrain. Just a complete teardown and proper rebuild.


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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

how much is your tune gonna cost and do you have the hardware for the tune? reason why i ask is because this guy named vit is really good with hondas for etunes and does everything for you. I am about to start mine with him as soon as I install my parts I would hit him up with an email. http://vittuned.com/ check it out. otherwise I heard central imports does awesome work locally and it's on an actual dyno. really not a big difference between e-dyno and actual dyno to my knowledge there is a thread out there somewhere probably honda-tech. Just my 2 cents not trying to sway you one way or the other.

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Default Re: Neat little tricks when tuning?

Eric is the one who tunes down at CI. I'd much rather have it on a dyno and see what it pulls and get a live on the fly tune rather than a guessing game on the fuel curve.

Otherwise it's essentially another basemap. It's a good back up, but I prefer live tunes.

I cannot recall what his rates are but I'm sure it's reasonable.

Plus, it's technically like hanging out with my highscool buddies when I go there. It's nice to catch up every once and a while


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