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I was very excited to see that Shop Hemi moved to Brighton MI. I thought I would go ahead and have an actual Dyno tune done to maybe fine tune things a little further than the Email tunes. They want $850, that's almost double of what HHP charges for their Dyno tunes. Not sure I want to drop $850 to see how much more I can get out of a dyno tune. A little disapointing.. Kind of surpised there aren't more performnace shops in Mi. Detroit is the motor capital.. At least is was.

I think it's time to invest in HPTuners, I can get the tuner and classes for 1k. Will take me time to learn it, but than I don't have to worry about spending an arm and a leg everytime I make a modification.

I now this is more of a rant than a post... But maybe some may be able to relate to the frustration!
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I just use Jay Greene for my tune of Greene Racing. He emails you a tune and then you dial it in with some datalogs. Check for knock and stuff. I have a wideband as well so I can dial in the fuel. I'd be amazed if a dyno tune was able to squeeze out much more than I have right now. It was $250 for the email tune and trans tune. I think since then he has increased his prices, maybe $300 for both now.

Honestly, I would take the money you'd spend on a dyno tune and get a good wideband on the car. Then you can basically tune the car yourself. Check for knock retard and your air/fuel ratio all yourself. Just build off of a solid email tune and you'll be good.

Livernois Motorsports is a popular shop in Dearborn Heights, but they are a ripoff. They charge way too much for just about everything. I only buy fuel from there.

Vector Motorsports is located in Brighton. They installed my wideband for me for a reasonable price and did a good job. I think they focus more on GM products though.

I would say stick with a tuner that does Hemis and Mopars only with whatever route you go though.

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I just use Jay Greene for my tune of Greene Racing. He emails you a tune and then you dial it in with some datalogs. Check for knock and stuff. I have a wideband as well so I can dial in the fuel. I'd be amazed if a dyno tune was able to squeeze out much more than I have right now. It was $250 for the email tune and trans tune. I think since then he has increased his prices, maybe $300 for both now.

Honestly, I would take the money you'd spend on a dyno tune and get a good wideband on the car. Then you can basically tune the car yourself. Check for knock retard and your air/fuel ratio all yourself. Just build off of a solid email tune and you'll be good.

Livernois Motorsports is a popular shop in Dearborn Heights, but they are a ripoff. They charge way too much for just about everything. I only buy fuel from there.

Vector Motorsports is located in Brighton. They installed my wideband for me for a reasonable price and did a good job. I think they focus more on GM products though.

I would say stick with a tuner that does Hemis and Mopars only with whatever route you go though.
Thanks for the feedback. I have been doing the email tuning, I have a wideband and the trinity for logging. I think HHP has it dialed in really nicely aside from some slow RPM drop from 3k down since the last mod. I sent some logs yesterday isolating the issue, I know he will get it dialed in with no problem, but I thought maybe the dyno tune is the better route to dial in WOT tuning, maybe that's not the case. I also thought it may be good to work with someone local. At any rate I got 2 good pulls from 1500-6800, and sent those logs as well. hopefully those will work to fine tune it. the only downside with HHP is Josh is always slammed so it takes time to get the updates done.
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Thanks for the feedback. I have been doing the email tuning, I have a wideband and the trinity for logging. I think HHP has it dialed in really nicely aside from some slow RPM drop from 3k down since the last mod. I sent some logs yesterday isolating the issue, I know he will get it dialed in with no problem, but I thought maybe the dyno tune is the better route to dial in WOT tuning, maybe that's not the case. I also thought it may be good to work with someone local. At any rate I got 2 good pulls from 1500-6800, and sent those logs as well. hopefully those will work to fine tune it. the only downside with HHP is Josh is always slammed so it takes time to get the updates done.
I'd just stick with what you've got for now. Do some revisions with Josh to get it dialed in a little better. Save the money from the dyno tune to put some good sticky tires on the back or if that's taken care of, just save it for fuel!
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