I recently bought downpipes, throttle body, wideband sensors, spark plugs, intercooler fill/bleed kit, BOOSTane, HP Tuners with Pro Link and a remote tune from Tapout. Scott had zero problems answering my questions and pointing me in the right direction from the start. Once he had my money this didn’t change unlike some other vendors I have dealt with.
The downpipes sound fantastic. They are loud when you want them to be, however not obnoxious if you keep your foot out of it. Really woke up the turbo sounds as well. Fit was perfect. I went with the catless downpipes and installed widebands in place of the rear O2 sensors as I no longer needed them. I really can’t get over how great they sound, with zero rasp and zero drone.
The intercooler fill and bleed kit is a game changer. I didn’t realize at the time my intercooler wasn’t up to the task. When we got to our initial scan of the car it was apparent to Scott that my intercooler was not working properly. My manifold air temps were way too high to be safe. I then purchased this kit. It was very simple to install and made the job easy. Best part is I can now see if any air bubbles creep back in and remove them easily.
Now let’s get to the fun stuff the tuning… wow just wow…. single best thing you can do to this car hands down. We started by tuning my car before any mods and this really woke the car up. It became a whole different car completely. Scott has a methodical approach where we tune and scan, scan, scan multiple times to make sure we are not doing any damage to the car. Really put my mind at ease. Each iteration would add a bit more and every time he sent a new tune I had a smile on my face. My favorite was the last tune where he simply said “scan looks good, here have some more power”. My car now chirps the tires through 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear. Performance aside Scott was awesome to deal with and often answered emails or worked on my tune outside of business hours. Often I would send a scan after dinner time expecting not to hear from him until the next day, often one hour later there was a new tune in my email before bed, if not it was there when I woke up. I’m not sure that he sleeps. I can tell he is passionate not only about these cars but his business and his reputation in this small community. If every business conducted themselves like Tapout Tuning does life would be simple.
TLDR: Tapout Tuning is awesome, Scott is awesome, if you do nothing else to your car but get a tune you won’t regret it!