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I am proudly tuned by Jerry Kinney now. This man knows his stuff and can really dial in your car. With the amount of issues ive had with my "stock" cruze (almost all bolt on mods without a tune), they have all been fixed and improved on by Jerry. His customer service is top of the line. Excellent human being and excellent friend. I highly highly recommend that if youre looking to be tuned, chose this route. You will not regret it!

Jerry took my stock readout and made some tunes for it and now the car is running better than it has ever been before. When i had an issue with my tune, all i did was send a datalog to him and within minutes i recieved an updated tune and it was better than before. Right now i am sitting at roughly 179 whp @ 5520 rpm and 211wtq at 4200 rpm with a peak boost around 21 psi. This car flies now, if i had a decent set of tires, id probably be pushing even more.

Id like to thank Bad News Racing for this amazing tune, and Jerry Kinney for the amazing service and expertise in the area of tuning. I cant wait for the new items that will be sold soon by them!
 

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Nice numbers those must be projected flywheel numbers. On 93 octane?
 

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Nice numbers those must be projected flywheel numbers. On 93 octane?
They're to the wheels. I verified this back to back with the stock tune and compared that to several dyno sheets from people who actually went on a dyno. The number is accurate within 5 lb-ft if not less, and hp is calculated from torque.
 

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I think I am gonna get a tune..... If so I will be on a chassis dyno DYNOJET 224X... So we can see real live numbers :0) . I am soo close but I don't know if I should...
 

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I think I am gonna get a tune..... If so I will be on a chassis dyno DYNOJET 224X... So we can see real live numbers :0) . I am soo close but I don't know if I should...
I've seen more tuning shops do an absolutely terrible job of tuning this car than I've seen tuning shops do a good job. 95% of tuners out there have no idea how to work with this PCM.
 

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I've seen more tuning shops do an absolutely terrible job of tuning this car than I've seen tuning shops do a good job. 95% of tuners out there have no idea how to work with this PCM.
I am not concerned. I have worked in dyno shops since the turn of the millennium and I have known my tuner since I was 14. If he cant do it then he wont do it. Plus he is a long term friend of mine. Also with credentials like this;


[h=4]Andrew Johnston[/h]
  • Two years college
    • Associates degree in automotive service
    • Graduate of Toyota T-TEN program
  • 13 years Toyota service experience and Toyota dealer training
    • Certified Toyota technician
  • 10 years Mazda service experience and Mazda dealer training
    • Certified Mazda Technician
    • Basic rotary motor training
  • 16 years experience at general automotive repair, on all makes and models
  • 13 years road race experience
    • Roll cage fabrication
    • Suspension lowering and corner balancing
    • Full race wheel alignment set-up
    • Blueprinting and modifying race engines
    • Dyno tuning
  • ASE Certification
    • ASE Master Automotive Technician
      • A 1 - A 8
    • ASE Advanced Engine Performance/Emissions Specialist
      • L 1
    • ASE Under Car Specialist
      • X 1
  • 10 Years High Performance computer tuning
    • Super Chips Tuning (SCT) dealer
      • Completed SCT advance training course
    • Uni-Chip advance training course completed
How can you not feel comfortable..?
 

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Jerry @ BNR is one of the few people I know that can make power out of this PCM safely.
No offense to him but I would prefer Andrew tuning my car... the problem is Andrew is booked for like 3 months always lol. So even if I get the BNR tune it will be on his dyno before during and after the tune is implemented. As I always have access to his shop even when he isnt there :p
 

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No offense to him but I would prefer Andrew tuning my car... the problem is Andrew is booked for like 3 months always lol. So even if I get the BNR tune it will be on his dyno before during and after the tune is implemented. As I always have access to his shop even when he isnt there :p
Text or call Andrew as soon as you get a chance, and ask him if he has tuned the GM E78 ECM. If he hasn't, he will need at least 50 hours of development tuning and research before he truly understands how it works and how to use it. Seriously, this isn't an LS1 or an L67. This is not a conventional ECM. It is like learning a new language. The approach to making power is totally different.
 

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Text or call Andrew as soon as you get a chance, and ask him if he has tuned the GM E78 ECM. If he hasn't, he will need at least 50 hours of development tuning and research before he truly understands how it works and how to use it. Seriously, this isn't an LS1 or an L67. This is not a conventional ECM. It is like learning a new language. The approach to making power is totally different.
He hasnt so thats why he would have my car for a couple months while I drive one of his Mustangs. Part of of the whole just making it easier with BNR or Vtuner.
 

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We had a saying in the Mazda world when people did mods beyond the vehicles spectrum... "" ZOOM ZOOM BOOM""

but hopefully your in good hands. I'd be weary of driving a mustang for a few months. I wouldn't want my econobox back AT ALL.
 

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179 whp @ 5520 rpm and 211wtq at 4200 rpm I see the OP poster says the car has bolt ons to.I thought we were talking a stock cruze with a tune.(getting these kind of numbers)
 
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