I formerly (still have it available) had a tune from a top tuning company for our platform. I was happy and it performed well. I had always respected Scott’s work but having had many tunes on many cars I knew that from one top tuner to another there really isn’t that much difference once a car is figured out. I was wrong. The difference is Scott really takes each car he tunes personal. He dedicates time toward getting a particular car dialed in. He’s not tuning 100 cars, he’s tuning “your” car. My car is pretty much stock other than running BOOSTane for 98 octane, Brisk RR12YS plugs, and a Borla Cat back. The first thing he did was look at my previous tune log and right away he noticed irregularities and things that just didn’t make sense. The nice part is he doesn’t just say “I fixed your issues”. He actually connected with me on Zoom and shared his screen so he could walk me through what he was seeing. Everything from AFR’s a little too lean, timing issues, and KR showing up a lot. He then looked at logs from my factory tune and started working from there. He painstakingly raised power over multiple tune versions so that we could work out any issues and verify drivability.
I’m currently on the best tune I’m going to see until I resolve a couple of things holding me back like aging catalytic converters (83,000 miles), my plugs being on the edge for the current power level, and lack of a wideband. These will come in the future and we’ll revisit then. As it stands I have solid power and I now have HP tuners so I can self diagnose a lot of issues that may creep up.
My recommendation: If you just want a tune you can dump in the car and then drive off, Tapout is not your tuner. They can give you that but Scott won’t like it and quite frankly, if you saw how that canned tune was performing you wouldn’t either. As an example think of someone who has been in a cast for six months and then finally has it removed. Just being able to remove the cast and move freely feels amazing. That’s a canned tune. The problem is you’re walking better but still have a limp and there are some underlying issues that require x-rays, MRIs, and physical therapy in order to be back to 100%. Tapout tuning is not just the surgeon but also the physical therapist and radiologist that looks at the underlying issues and addresses them one by one until he has you at 100% of your potential.