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Old 04-14-2015, 11:59 PM   #1
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I am having issues with my 2011 5.0 emitting white smoke upon start up and acceleration. I recently thought I was getting a custom tune done at Lonestar Performance but instead I paid 400$ for a dyno pull. The pull showed 401hp with 289tq. They installed Kooks LT 1 3/4 headers, Kooks hi flow catted x-pipe and magnaflow comp series exhaust. My car already had a Steeda CAI. I should be pulling more than that right? How I found this out is by having troubles with the tune. My car was stalling at red lights and upon start up all I could smell was fuel. So, I brought it back and he downloaded a tune to my programmer in front of me and uploaded it to the car. Wouldn't you put a dyno tuned car back on the dyno? Well forget Lonestar Racing I need someone who knows what is going on. The low numbers might be from the OLD Dyno they have.

I have went back with a Steeda tune for now. Does anyone know a darn good place to take it too.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:06 AM   #2
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I have always used Gearheads in Arlington. Never had any issues at all
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:37 AM   #3
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:28 AM   #4
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I have always used Gearheads in Arlington. Never had any issues at all
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Hpp
Hahahaha, this feels like it could turn into one of the old "who tunes best / shops we love and hate" threads!
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:05 PM   #5
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I just want it done right, I want someone that tunes cars to tune my car. Its like paying for a mechanic and all u had work on your car is a guy that gets paid to change parts.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:07 AM   #6
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No battle here. Just had a bad experience with hpp that why I now use Gearheads
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:35 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by BillWill View Post
I am having issues with my 2011 5.0 emitting white smoke upon start up and acceleration. I recently thought I was getting a custom tune done at Lonestar Performance but instead I paid 400$ for a dyno pull. The pull showed 401hp with 289tq. They installed Kooks LT 1 3/4 headers, Kooks hi flow catted x-pipe and magnaflow comp series exhaust. My car already had a Steeda CAI. I should be pulling more than that right? How I found this out is by having troubles with the tune. My car was stalling at red lights and upon start up all I could smell was fuel. So, I brought it back and he downloaded a tune to my programmer in front of me and uploaded it to the car. Wouldn't you put a dyno tuned car back on the dyno? Well forget Lonestar Racing I need someone who knows what is going on. The low numbers might be from the OLD Dyno they have.

I have went back with a Steeda tune for now. Does anyone know a darn good place to take it too.
Travis at Gearheads is good. Also, I use Shaun at AED. He has access to Kooks specs that not many people do. He tuned mine (update) when I installed the Kooks. Biggest difference in performance. He's getting 35-41 more RWHP with the Kooks and his tune.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:20 PM   #8
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:08 PM   #9
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I second the HPP...they are awesome over there. $400 dyno cost, then lifetime free dyno use, only have to pay tuners hourly fee which is pretty cheap.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:29 PM   #10
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True Street Motorsports in McKinney did mine.

Prior to that I was running a canned tune which would throw engine codes for my O2 sensors from time to time. Shaun at Truestreet got me an increase in power and made the codes go away.

I would recommend them without hesitation.



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Old 05-01-2015, 03:33 PM   #11
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Fuck TS, use Manny at HPP.
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I agree. A stick car shocks the tires MUCH harder and does it several times going down the track. With a big power stick car, the car is much more unsettled going down the track making it more of a challenge to ET well. A well running auto car is nothing more than just point and shoot. Which is great for a track car taking a lot of driver error out of the equation.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:24 PM   #12
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Fuck hpp, use Travis at Gearheads
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:31 PM   #13
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Hahahaha, this feels like it could turn into one of the old "who tunes best / shops we love and hate" threads!
I knew it!
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:30 PM   #14
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Travis at Gear Heads has a good reputation.
My mod shop took mine to True Street and I got a lifetime tune. Go in each year and get an update. I've been happy with it. Pushing 638 to rear wheel, 745 at crank.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:19 PM   #15
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Didn't TS lose all their classes in RR? I know HPP won 2
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