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Tuner Bio: Steve 

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E-tunez was an opportunity to transform a passion for mechanical and electrical engineering into a harmonius relationship, a synergy inside the ECU. It was also a way for me to justify one of my favorite pastimes to my wife and kids. While I am an enthusiast as well, I do not take tuning lightly, I am a very methodical and systematic based engine tuner. I teach Automotive Science at a local College here, and you can be sure that my work is done properly.  I tune both NA and forced induction tunes. I am also very comfortable with remote assistance for those that need a hand getting setup. I can take control of your computer remotely and help you figure things out for the first time, if you need it. As far as tuning does, I prefer focusing on just a few tunes at time and making sure they are perfect. I move ahead in steps, all of the actual changes I make to a map are logged in detail in both my maps and on the site account profiles as well as general comments about what the users should expect from different revisions. I do this so changes can be easily catagorized and referenced. I like to create solid baseline and starting point and then take the strengths of a vehicle and methodically build on them. Those who know me, know my personal moto has always been quality over quantity, I take the qualities of a project, and build on them meticously.

If a vehicle is hyper fuel efficient I like to build on that in the part throttle columns, rather then just focus on turning it into a power hound at WOT, if a vehicle makes loads of power under boost, I like to focus in and build on that rather then try to hypermile it, and in the case of the K series engines, they make great power NA, and have a good mix of economy and power and I like to build on that in both aspects.

My tunes tend to progress carefully, one revision per day (unless otherwise requested), making small changes and paying attention to detail and looking for results of the previous changes in the current revisions to confirm operability. My datalog analysis and explanations tend to use screenshots to show what is going on. I like to dial a tune in bit by bit, slowly reducing knock retard until the tune is just on threshold, with no retard under light knock volume and still retarding under unusually high knock volume and then I adjust the ignition maps to reflect this. I use the same technique for fuel tuning, small adjustments, tuning Lambda tables for ideal OL/CL transition and targets and then adjusting the Volumetric Efficiency tables to reflect. I have experience with nearly all the currently available cam sets on the K series engines, forced induction K series, Turbo R18's and the F series Honda engines. While I enjoy spending time at AutoX and Track days, I also really enjoy hypermiling the Honda engines at part throttle and extracting WOT performance in the "no vacuum" or WOT columns., which is very possible due to their excellent build quality. I have written many "economy maps" for users over the years, these involve keeping relatively normal AFR's (within .2-.3 of stock) but adjusting cam angles, ignition, setting closed loop windows to form economy bands from ~2000-3500 RPM. My current setup on my 2008 Civic Si FA5 is a NA K20 with a IPS K2 built head (supertech) with a custom port and polish, and a matched 68mm overbored throttle body and of course all the supporting mods with a self designed intake and exhaust, and a custom Kid Racing Header with a HFC and Flex Pipe, and various rotational mass upgrades throughout.

I like the peace of mind of a job well done and do all of my upgrades myself. On my personal car I try to keep the exterior as stock looking as possible (aside from the Motoegi Traklites and 235 Dunlop's) to avoid attracting attention, and I enjoy the look of surprise when I open up the throttle. My exhaust is free flowing yet quiet with custom resonated twin tips, and free flow baffeling through out the system and still uses a DOT compliant High Flow Cat. My setup puts out between 240WHP(30C) to 272WHP(-30C) from summer to winter on the Edyno when ran on level ground.

I live up North so I tend to see very cold temperatures. Actually my FA5 was not only the first to run a custom flash in Canada, but it was the first FA5 to see -40 degree temperatures as after custom ordering and taking early possession I made the trip back to home to then Thompson Manitoba, where it was already -40 degrees, in November. I am familiar with tuning in temperature extremes from -40C/F to +40C/105F.

My background as a tuner started in the late 90's with "DSM Link" and DSM turbo tuning, progressing into tuning via SAFC/VAFC then onto standalone platforms like Mega Squirt and ECU Live and eventually to the FlashPro and the Cobb AccessPORT. Over the last 13 years I have owned over 60 vehicles and worked with nearly every factory available forced induction platform available (Toyota, Nissan, GM, Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubushi etc) from the 80's to current vehicles and even a few factory turbo motorcycles like the Honda CX series and Yamaha Seca Turbo series in the early 80's.

I enjoy tuning Honda engines as in most cases the same power or sometimes more can be made without the need for forced induction and the complexity and engine stresses it brings. Of course turbo charging a Honda engine really opens up some serious power and on some engines (like the D16 or the R18) no amount of NA tuning comes close to a good turbo tune. Turboing these engines can be alot of fun, and while I have tuned quite a few R18 turbos, I am currently working on an Integra AWD D16 Turbo. Thats right factory AWD!   Having a solid understanding of the Honda engines, I am currently expanding my knowledge base taking up personal studies in this field and also I am now starting to tune turbo diesel engines as well. Now that I have 3 growing children, even my FA5 is growing a little tight. My "family vehicle" is a JDM Import Mitsubishi Delica with a 2800 Intercooled Turbo 4M40 diesel engine. I view myself as an enthusiast and time spent tuning is an opportunity to enjoy my hobby. My formal education is in the Electronic Engineering field.

Email: Tuning@e-tunez.com
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Tuner Bio: Rulo

What’s up e-tunez! I’m an active e-tuner at E-TUNEZ (www.e-tunez.com). I’m the lead tuner at RPMNYC (www.rpmnyc.com).

I specialize in Hondata products (SManager, K-Manager, and Flashpro). I also dabbles in PowerFC and COBB Tuning products. I was a beta tester for the COBB Tuning accessport for the 8thgen Civic Si. I’m active in the forums and an all-around all-motor Fanboi. Helping forum members, customers, and peers maximize the power of their all-motor setups. I holds a Doctorate in Computing, Information Assurance and Security.

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and cruising in my 8thgen Si or DC5-R. My current setup 8thgen setup consists of some choice components that I have acquired in the last few year as I pursue the ultimate driving machine. Melding driveability, comfort, and all-motor goodness in the K24 package.

This setup consists of of a K24a4 for the bottom end, IPS Spec JE Pistons 12.5 compression pistons, Cunningham rods, GO-Power K24 Header with 3” Collector “Medusa:, Portflow head, Supertech flat valves, Toda SpecE cams TL throttle body. My 8thgen K24 performed is currently at 284 WHP and 205.6 WTQ. My K23z3 build for the DC5-R is almost complete and it consists of BC stroker kit and cunningham rods and JE pistons, together with a nice head package utilizing IPS K10 cams, ASP Header, Thermal 3” and Hybrid Racing 70mm TB.

For this upcoming winter I’m planning a few additions to the 8thgen Si and hope to bring it to the 500whp range with the help of a 4-1 ASP header and a C38 rotrex blower (build to follow on 8thcivic.com). My customers include real-time winner (2011-2012 FWD, RSX) sporting Toda ITBs and Stroker kit 280WHP/190WTQ; 750whp K24 Synapse DC2-R, K24 big bore 310WHP/225WTQ; B18/B20s, B16s, and Ks galore anywhere from 180-450WHP cars.

If you are ever in NYC you are welcome to stop by our shop and say hello 217-85 98th Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11429 (718-740-3277 ).