Jer Posted June 30, 2008 Report Share Posted June 30, 2008 I finally had a chance to get my car in for a few mods and a dyno tune, and I have to say, I'm delighted. I got Steeda underdrive pulleys and their upgraded inlet elbow (to replace the stock rubber accordian that I've hated since I got the car!). I bought an SCT XCal2 and got a custom tune by Dan Carlson at Realspeed, right near me here on Long Island, NY. The idea was just to get a personalized tune, to suit MY car, MY mods, MY environment, and MY gas (93 octane ALWAYS). My car is still set up with 3.55 gears, BTW. Between the tune and the mods, I can happily claim a very noticable improvement in the car's overall feel; it's as if the pistons, rods, and crank lost a few pounds! The torque at 2,500 in 5th gear is finally usable for 50-80 mph passes, I'm downshifting less, and the power is much more flexible. Off the line is a bit nicer, too, but I would REALLY recommend this to someone who is always going between 50 and 80 on the highway, where your clutch foot gets a workout looking for the torque. All in all, great results for such minor tweaks. I've attached the dyno sheet below. Keep in mind that I DON'T have a "before" reading, but my "butt dyno" knows the difference. Also, note that this was done on a Mustang Dyno, known to be conservative, so your mileage may vary... Extra special note: I highly recommend Realspeed (www.realspeedautomotive.com), for being honest, prompt, knowledgeable, and treating my car with care. I left it all day, and it didn't have a single fingerprint on it. Dan is also (despite being a busy busy guy) always patient with my questions, and I can't wait to go back for more stuff soon. Jer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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