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Tell us a little about you. What cars you are interested, where you are from and why you are interested in learning to tune.
I am Gerry and I'm currently new to tuning but not to the industry. I've been working on cars since I was about 14years old and currently 29yrs old. Yeah what took me so long to want to learn how to tune. Well I sold my last project roughly 8years ago and stopped working on cars for a while but now I am back and I won't stop anymore. I do lots of research before attempting anything as I like to be sure what I am doing before jumping in. But it doesn't always work out as planned as I'm sure you all know. I ask tons of questions because in my book, there's no such thing as a stupid question. But I want to continue my growth and knowledge of the automotive industry and potentially create a career out of it since I am passionate about cars and what I do. Learning how to tune as always been on my mind since I believe it is one of the most important parts about getting the most out of your engine but never really found much information on it since it is a highly kept secret.
Progress may take me longer than average since I am a father and currently aren't making much more than what I need to survive but I am ambitious and will always find a way to get what I need to excel and learn as much as possible. But that has never stopped anyone so why let it stop me. Took me about 3months to save up enough to buy the starter package to get started but here I am. So hello.
One day I hope of owning or even working in a shop that can provide all kinds of services to automotive enthusiast in my area while not trying to screw over customers and just take their money. I want to be able to be they guy people go to and know that there vehicles/setups are in good hands. There are already a few tuners/shops in my area but can't hurt to have another some day.
If anyone has any insight and where to start (besides obviously watching the modules and learning from that) that would be awesome as I believe there is no such thing as too much information.
My current project is a 2000 honda civic Ex 1.6L SOHC VTEC engine. So far its completely stock but as I learn to tune, why not start stock and work my way through modifying then engine and tuning as I go to learn every aspect of what each upgrade changes, and can improve or not improve.
Eventually this car will be swapped out with an H22A engine 2.2L DOHC VTEC engine. Again, will tune stock as I put together all parts needed for the build which my goal will be 800+hp turbo monster. But will take baby steps to that but that will be my overall goal.
A Honda man eh! Good stuff. Nothing wrong with knowing what you're in for before you start and it will certainly save a lot of heart ache. We're lucky to have so much info on tap these days.
Your plan there is perfect, Hondas are a great and well supported platform to cut your teeth on and then grow with to your 800HP goal =D