Tell us a little about you. What cars you are interested, where you are from and why you are interested in learning to tune.
Hello everyone! I've always wanted to deep dive into engine management, and tuning... now I have! I have a 2003 Subaru Legacy GT-B Twin Turbo from Japan, and a 2003 Land Rover Discovery II with the motor upgraded to the 4.6 litre. Both cars have tunable ECUs which I hope to learn on. I also have a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass T-Top with 6.8 litre V8 that I brought from Canada... which is all old school tech! I eventually want to get into the LS motors.
Heya Greg :)
Saw your reply on my post - so had to return the favor :)
I've got a mate who works at a land rover performance shop in auckland - and he's a mad performance nutter who is doing the superlap series here in nz in his rb28 r32 gtr - i'll bug him when i see him this weekend on if he can get any standard/modified tune files to look over for things - he's not the tuner there he's the workshop manager - so i dont know if its possible or not - but im curious now as well.
The legacy is a nice car alright - my brother in law had one (non turbo) and it was a very nice car for traveling in :)
And your Cutlass? Dyammm - you need to get out to the kumeu hotrod swap meet when its on - there should be some awesome stuff you'll die for out there - again - yeah - yet another mad mate with a blown hq holden 2 door show car that had me interested in old school stuff - personally tho im an import fan :)
Your going to love this site and all the information on it - enjoy :)
Oh... and my CEO has an EVO he races in the New Zealand Targa... it uses a MoTec unit.
Thanks Lawrence! Which Land Rover performance shop? Stag 4x4? I appreciate you inquiring!
I've been in NZ for a year and a half now...and I've been to the Kumeu show twice now, and was at the Beach Hop last year! NZ has so many passionate car enthusiasts and racers! I love it here! My neighbour has a 1973 Torano!
Here's a pic of the Oldsmobile...
That is an awesome Cutlass - love it! Looked sorta like it was parked out Kumeu way?
Yup - me mate works at Stag 4x4 - checked in the weekend - no promises (literally) but we'll see if he can find some useful information for you.
The Cutlass is hiding in a garage right now... working on the proper paperwork for registration in New Zealand and warrant of fitness. It looks like a long road for it to get it legal to drive on the roads here. Ugh. I have a local mechanic that will give it a look over and give me a complete list of what has to be done to it to conform to the rules.
The Land Rover is well known at Stag 4x4. I have a big folder of prior bills there! The call it the "Fire-Truck"... because its red. That is where the engine swap was done.
bwahahahaha - nice :) I'll ask me mate bout it if its well known :)
So long as its structurally sound and engineered to take the power it should be possible to get sorted in a reasonable timeframe - otherwise - yup - your friend will be giving you a heck of a list to go through - specially if there have been chassis mods or major repairs n stuff done on it.
Fingers crossed the path to registration and compliance and insurance is smooth for you (even if its long) :)