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      12-02-2012, 02:44 AM   #8
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Drives: Odysse
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Location: Seal Beach, CA

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I'll jump in on this thread too since I just got the latest Evolve Tune loaded on the car.
I had an old version of the tune since it was sitting in a box for more than 6 months. I just never got around to loading it, and was figuring out mods.
I couldn't get the tune to open properly because I didn't plug in the cable... like the instructions tell you to do BEFORE opening the Evolve software. Once I did that, all was good... except my software had expired. Sal got me a new version right away and all was good.
Also make sure the car is in the ON setting- 2 pushes of the ignition button when reading or loading... like the instructions say to do. Loading the software took 38 minutes for me. I had a charger giving 2amps during this process. Another hint. You can't send the file via Hotmail. I was able to send it using my Gmail and all was good. Sal returned the tuned file the next day and the loading took about 8 minutes. Great service again.
As for the tune, I have 91 octane, no cold start and stock redline/top speed with Akra Evo. I was thinking about getting rid of the Akra because of the loss of low/mid range torque and the smell. It was also damn loud on cold start-up. My neighbors are nice, but I know it bugged them. Now it's all good. The cold start-up delete also makes the car run so much smoother in the morning. The car seemed grumpy and pissed I woke it up before the tune. The low end torque is MUCH better now. It's not like a 335, but it's similar to what it was before the Akra Evo now. The car is just much more drivable when cold now, and not obnoxious. I haven't had a chance to open it up yet, but look forward to doing it soon.
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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."