Originally Posted by Redhot2474
.....the car feels more alive with ecu, better throttle response - worth 1000k for type of driving I do?
I apologize because I know this comes across as disrespectful, but I"m just speaking what is honestly on my mind.
I have heard this term "better throttle response" many times before. Here's the thing I have flown planes from F-16s to Boeing 777s, driven Porsches, Ferraris, Mustangs, Corvettes, and many other high performance cars. I don't have a ton of track time, but I have been "messing" with cars since before I had a license.
I felt no difference, what so ever, in my throttle after the tune.
Again, I apologize for sounding arrogant and disrespectful that is not my intention. I just want to emphasize that I have had a totally different experience.
Truth is after talking to Dan Jacobs of Hairy Dog Grrrrage, I came to the conclusion that the whole "tuning" thing is mostly over promoted. I think in a Turbo it's a different story, but for a normally aspirated engine, especially a Porsche engine, I don't think the manufacturers leave much power on the table.
Unless, you are counting tenths of seconds for your race.
Just one guys opinion, and in no way meant to disregard your experience. It's the internet, and I'm just offering one added opinion.