New tuning prices with TuneECU!!!

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  1. Power-Tripp

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    I have been informed that I am not charging enough for tuning with TuneEdit/TuneBoy or TuneECU.

    It seems that one of the members here has contacted a shop on the left coast of the USA about getting his R3 tuned with TuneECU. He was told that he would need to purchase a Power Commander and that the cost to tune his Rocket would be USD $3,000.00

    Yep, your read that correctly, THREE THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS plus the cost of a PC3. The R3 owner nearly had a heart attack.

    I am definitely charging to little. But since the cost of living in the Deep South of the USA is not like that in California, and can under-cut the quote for tuning above.
    As a result, I am upping my pricing for R3s (all models) and charging for the maps I share with others. Instead of a a rate of $80 per hour with normal mapping performed in 2-3 hours, I am charging a flat rate of $2000 and maps sent by email will be $1000. Maps sent out of country will be charged VAT and an additional currency exchange fee. These charges will be retroactive to the start of the year, so those of you that I have tuned... expect a bill by mail and email.

    Harley Davidsons using Power Commanders, SERT, or HDRT will also be charged to get back all parts that vibrate off the bike during the dyno session.

    In fact, emails and phone calls concerning tuning with the above tuning solutions, will be charged a small fee of $500, and posts on forums for tuning and technical advice will include a bill for $250 - even for lurkers.

    Be advised that this thread automatically bills you the above fee and you will be charged by your internet service provider.


    OK, OK, calm down.
    While the pricing quoted to the California Rocket owner above is no joke, my pricing increase is one. :D

    I just though you might enjoy reading what some shops quote for tuning pricing using something as simple as TuneEdit or TuneECU. I wonder what they charge for building a base map from nothing, then tuning it, when using aftermarket race engine management systems?
     
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  2. Tom-Hamburg

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    :D:D:DThen I would get a heart attack. Is it already the 1st of April? In Germany, make the People such jokes ever on 1st April.:D:D:D

    BR, Tom
     
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    Heck,
    for a second there,
    I thought I'd fallen through a wormhole into bizzaroland or somethin' Wayne.
    I'd sure like to make a trip to Birmingham and get mine done, but finances are tough right now,
    as I'm still paying uncle obamma for all the illegals hitchin' a ride on our backs right now.
    It was tough BEFORE your price increase.
    But this marxist socialist game obammas runnin',
    turning our capitalist nation into a socialist one makes it tougher.
    Ya know, spreadin' the wealth around an all.
    HEY,
    Maybe I'm eligible for some funding.
    Rocket funding,,
    now there's an idea.
    Naw, probably not,
    I'm white and got a job.....:cool:
     
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    What a racket. It was an HD shop wasn't it? Or either the guy is trying to pay for his dyno in three sessions. Most HD dealers around here charge $5-600 for the PCIII and another $5-600 for a "custom" tune. Custom meaning they load a canned PCIII tune for them and give them a copy of someone else's dyno run.
     
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    Wow, that is really crass. :eek:

    BR, Tom
     
  6. Power-Tripp

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    Pig,
    It wasn't a HD shop. It was a shop that I recommended based on sending others in the area in the past, and conversations with the owner on the phone and via email over several years. I feel foolish recommending them this time. I will not recommend them again. Perhaps they simply do not wish to tune Rockets - especially after their "clutch issue" comments.

    Locally HD shops are not too bad, more expensive than they should be in my opinion - especially for canned PC maps, and not always good at tuning with SERT/HDRT. I can usually map a HD with a PC3 in an hour doing fuel only, and 3hrs with SERT/HDRT/Master Tune mapping fuel and ignition in individual cylinders.
     
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    So Wayne, how long do you spend on the average Rocket tuning it?
     
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    He drags it out for as long as he can, don't you you money grubbing, greedy wretch?!



    :D
     
  9. Power-Tripp

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    With TuneEdit or TuneECU, 2-3 hours depending on how close I can come with a previous base map. I don't charge over 3 hours - even if I spend more time on it. A PC3 takes less time (generally 2 hours) unless I use TuneECU on it as well.
     
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    Does TuneEcu have the feature where PCIII maps can be imported?
     
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