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    I would like to welcome Brendan from Bren Tuning to YR. A number of the members on the site can vouch for Brendan's work. His tuning abilities are second to none.

    BrenTuning was established by the enthusiast for the enthusiast to fill a void in the current tuning market in the Northeast. BT is offering customized performance upgrades for most vehicles... They have the ability to tune anything from Ford F350 Diesel trucks, to the Subaru WRX STi, the highly factory tuned BMW M3 and various exotics such as the Lamborghini Gallardo. Tunes can be made from mild to wild and are loaded through a variety of tuning tools. Many hours have been put into customized performance with pricing in mind to beat out the competitor and save the buyer's wallet. To enhance the customer experience the downtime of mail-in, “off the shelf” tunes is eliminated; the risks of shipping expensive ECUs does not exist.

    BrenTuning offers OBD2 Flash loads, OBD1 chip burns and Euro surface mount chips. Programs are available for most models and they are expanding by the day. BT has been tuning multiple platforms for years along side some of the best engineers in the software game with a combined 20+ years of experience. They have custom fit tunes for many popular performance applications and options and software that can normally only be seen in overseas tuning. Each tune is customized to the customer’s needs, preferences, octane, and driving style.

    Once again, welcome to the board and I look forward to the changes in software tuning you are bringing to the region.

    -Pete
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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin_Pete View Post
    I would like to welcome Brendan from Bren Tuning to YR. A number of the members on the site can vouch for Brendan's work. His tuning abilities are second to none.

    BrenTuning was established by the enthusiast for the enthusiast to fill a void in the current tuning market in the Northeast. BT is offering customized performance upgrades for most vehicles... They have the ability to tune anything from Ford F350 Diesel trucks, to the Subaru WRX STi, the highly factory tuned BMW M3 and various exotics such as the Lamborghini Gallardo. Tunes can be made from mild to wild and are loaded through a variety of tuning tools. Many hours have been put into customized performance with pricing in mind to beat out the competitor and save the buyer's wallet. To enhance the customer experience the downtime of mail-in, “off the shelf” tunes is eliminated; the risks of shipping expensive ECUs does not exist.

    BrenTuning offers OBD2 Flash loads, OBD1 chip burns and Euro surface mount chips. Programs are available for most models and they are expanding by the day. BT has been tuning multiple platforms for years along side some of the best engineers in the software game with a combined 20+ years of experience. They have custom fit tunes for many popular performance applications and options and software that can normally only be seen in overseas tuning. Each tune is customized to the customer’s needs, preferences, octane, and driving style.

    Once again, welcome to the board and I look forward to the changes in software tuning you are bringing to the region.

    -Pete
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    Thanks guys

    big updates coming soon

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    Where you located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by godfather View Post
    Where you located?
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    "If the car can't walk, the driver shouldn't talk!"
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    I'm located right next to Worcester. I worked out of various shops and now on location or out of my garage. In process of setting up LLC for property me and an investor just looked at for a shop by summer.

    But I'm mobile, I can work out of my backpack for tuning Ask Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan @ BrenTuning View Post
    I'm located right next to Worcester. I worked out of various shops and now on location or out of my garage. In process of setting up LLC for property me and an investor just looked at for a shop by summer.

    But I'm mobile, I can work out of my backpack for tuning Ask Pete
    Yup, We actually pulled my ECU info at Cars and Coffee on Sunday. Bren is going to work on a custom map for my M3 to work with my headers, and intake.

    Can't wait!!!

    Also tonight I had the chance to test drive another M3 with no mods other then the tune and 1st and 2nd gear def seem more alive. Can't wait!!!
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    I've heard nothing but good things about bren from the folks I know that have gone to him.
    2008 STI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    I've heard nothing but good things about bren from the folks I know that have gone to him.
    Nice a subaru guy! I've been doing a few 08 STi's lately.

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    Brendan, what kind of tuning capabilities do you have for an OBDI car, specifically the Ford EEC-IV? I have a chip burner and rewritable chip in my car but no software (yet) to alter my tune. Are you familiar with the Ford equipment, specifically forced induction cars? Ever heard of Binary Editor?

    I was thinking of buying the software if you don't have it and having a tuner come to a dyno with me and tweak some stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppa822 View Post
    Brendan, what kind of tuning capabilities do you have for an OBDI car, specifically the Ford EEC-IV? I have a chip burner and rewritable chip in my car but no software (yet) to alter my tune. Are you familiar with the Ford equipment, specifically forced induction cars? Ever heard of Binary Editor?

    I was thinking of buying the software if you don't have it and having a tuner come to a dyno with me and tweak some stuff.
    Hey,

    The ODB1 stuff is more assembled prior to the mods and then put in, its very hard to do on the fly/dyno, and re-burn in a reasonable amount of time. So more so for this stuff it would be too difficult with a one off setup to get done. Lots of back and forth and chip burning. The ODB1 stuff I have for example is a little more canned software, and your build would require alot of sorting. I'm not sure what the S/C guys have for odb1 chip specialists with the amount of mods you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan @ BrenTuning View Post
    Hey,

    The ODB1 stuff is more assembled prior to the mods and then put in, its very hard to do on the fly/dyno, and re-burn in a reasonable amount of time. So more so for this stuff it would be too difficult with a one off setup to get done. Lots of back and forth and chip burning. The ODB1 stuff I have for example is a little more canned software, and your build would require alot of sorting. I'm not sure what the S/C guys have for odb1 chip specialists with the amount of mods you have?
    I have a file written for my car with the injector pulses modified to account for the 42#/hr injectors and the MAF transfer function altered for my C&L MAF. The WOT AFR was also set to 11.7:1 to be safe, and the dyno showed that it sat right there through most of my pull. I want to lean the car out a small amount and adjust the timing as well. The software I use has a very easy to use interface and I know what I'm doing with it for the most part, but I don't know EXACTLY what to change or how much to change it.
    The Supercoupe community isn't exactly big, and our only expert tuners are in Ohio and Canada, and they aren't even companies, just guys who know the cars very well.
    As for the physical chip burning, that shouldn't be too much of a problem as you can take out the chip, load a new tune to it, and plug it back into the EEC in about 2-3 minutes. I may sell my chip and burner and go with a new tuning option offered by Moates called the Quarterhorse, with realtime datalogging and the ability to change the tune on the fly. This would make tuning my car a breeze. As the car sits now there is no datalogging equipment in it and the last dyno I went to just stuck a wideband in the tailpipe.
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    Sounds like you are almost there then, and its not from scratch.

    11.7 with your boost and CR ratio is pretty fair/lean already. If I see you at a meet I can take a look at it and show you what to do. Sounds like you have a 90% basemap already and the car runs good as is and you want to make final tweaks. It should be simple trial and error on the dyno with a wideband.

    For fine tuning, you will want a datalogger to see what timing advance does according to your fuel changes and the knock sensors activity. If you want to email me your curves and sheets I can give you my advice on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan @ BrenTuning View Post
    Nice a subaru guy! I've been doing a few 08 STi's lately.
    Oh really .... humm, once I pick up a downpipe I might have to give you a ring
    2008 STI
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    The car will be getting methanol injection by the end of the summer and I wanted to lean it out to right around 12.0 or 12.1 but do it on a dyno so I know what's going on with regards to detonation, etc. It's a really low CR car, 8.2:1 from the factory and it's the stock short block (for now) so I'm not going to go crazy with it because i want the car to be reliable as well.
    I'd send you over all my stuff but my laptop effed itself up and I need to bring to my school to get it reimaged. I also want to smooth out the WOT AFR, I'll post my dyno sheet from last summer so you can see how it was a little jumpy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    Oh really .... humm, once I pick up a downpipe I might have to give you a ring
    I'm tuning a 2008 STi hatch for a downpipe only on Thursday

    Let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppa822 View Post
    The car will be getting methanol injection by the end of the summer and I wanted to lean it out to right around 12.0 or 12.1 but do it on a dyno so I know what's going on with regards to detonation, etc. It's a really low CR car, 8.2:1 from the factory and it's the stock short block (for now) so I'm not going to go crazy with it because i want the car to be reliable as well.
    I'd send you over all my stuff but my laptop effed itself up and I need to bring to my school to get it reimaged. I also want to smooth out the WOT AFR, I'll post my dyno sheet from last summer so you can see how it was a little jumpy.
    not bad! curve looks mint especially for 0 smoothing especially the AFR. If all is well you would be splitting hairs at this point - you may want to add timing and subtract fuel and see how the car reacts. You may find it will pick up some power at the result of inconsistency run to run (knock correction) or you may add timing and find it doesnt make any more power at all - just adds more stress/heat to the car.

    Meth is a different beast, on a 11.7 afr car and you spray the meth you may see 9.0 AFR's you will need to re-write the whole fuel map with a wideband .

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    I think I'll definitely be seeing you at meets and we can talk about it. That chart isn't super accurate anymore as the car has had some more mods since then and is now running approx. 300whp/400tq and I want to see if that's taking a toll on the injectors' duty cycle, I think it should be fine though. Once I get a new baseline to see how my AFR is (even though the car is old it has a lot of advanced features, like adaptive fuel trims) and possibly buy the Moates Quarterhorse, I'd like to take you with me to a dyno and get the car all buttoned up and bulletproof.
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    get a recent dyno pull and a recent burn from the chip and we can play with it if the software has an easy learning curve as you said

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