I decided to take my ATS-V to Scott after reading some bad things that were done from a previous tuner……and it was a decision I didn’t regret.
Let me first talk about customer service. You will not find any better than what Scott provides. None. Always responds quickly and provides his knowledge even if it isn’t tune related. Haven’t seen this level of customer service in many, many years in this business if at all.
During the tune, everything he does is 100% transparent. Shows you everything under the hood he connects, the car files being downloaded, what parameters were set by the previous tuner versus stock files, heck, he probably would’ve let me sit in the car while doing the dyno pulls if I really wanted to. After each pull he advises the results and his recommendations to move forward. Each while showing the HP and TQ results on a large TV screen.
He found three or four parameters from the previous tune that were very concerning to him. That alone made it worth it for me to get this thing retuned.
I ended up with 488rwhp and 503tq on a stock A8 (+62rwhp over stock baseline). A couple of immediate things I noticed after Scott’s tune…….the engine idles/runs a lot quieter and so much smoother than what it was when I brought it in. And with hitting max boost of 18, this thing just pulls and pulls and pulls. This is a daily driver and I do not track it so I’m certain there’s another level this thing can do that typical road driving won’t allow.
Most important of all is that I know everything is running at a safe level and that peace of mind is priceless. If you’re on the fence you won’t regret it, just do it.