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      11-19-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Great tuning experience with Mike Benvo!

Just wanted to post up a quick review of my tuning experience with Mike Benvo.

I recently bought an Akra evolution full system and after a few early mornings of the shaking whole house apart with the cold start sequence and waking my wife up (unhappy wife = unhappy life), I decide to reach out to Mike given all the great reviews I saw on m3post.com

First of all the tune itself – awesome.. the car now pulls from low rpm and pulls hard. it feels smoother too. and the cold start is gone – which is fantastic! and no CEL! I can’t wait to try it on the track.

The tuning experience was also great. Part of what makes a tuning experience good is the support you get from your tuner. Mike is absolutely #1 in this regard. The cable arrived quickly, and furthermore the cable arrived in the afternoon and Mike worked with me through late into the evening and night to get the car tuned that night itself – talk about great customer service!

All in all – great experience and great tune. I highly recommend Mike!
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Add me to this list of growing satisfied customers Mike tuned and coded both of my cars last night.

BTW, the remote tuning/coding process was 100% trouble/issue free
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+1 Mike is a great person to work with. Very knowledgeable about what he does.
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Just wanted to post up a quick review of my tuning experience with Mike Benvo.

I recently bought an Akra evolution full system and after a few early mornings of the shaking whole house apart with the cold start sequence and waking my wife up (unhappy wife = unhappy life), I decide to reach out to Mike given all the great reviews I saw on m3post.com

First of all the tune itself – awesome.. the car now pulls from low rpm and pulls hard. it feels smoother too. and the cold start is gone – which is fantastic! and no CEL! I can’t wait to try it on the track.

The tuning experience was also great. Part of what makes a tuning experience good is the support you get from your tuner. Mike is absolutely #1 in this regard. The cable arrived quickly, and furthermore the cable arrived in the afternoon and Mike worked with me through late into the evening and night to get the car tuned that night itself – talk about great customer service!

All in all – great experience and great tune. I highly recommend Mike!
What tune did you get?
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What tune did you get?
what do you mean? I got the akra evo specific tune (what else would I get )
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ESS, Evolve...? Or does Mike have his own?
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ESS, Evolve...? Or does Mike have his own?
ah I see. Mike does his own tuning.
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ah I see. Mike does his own tuning.
I'm curious how different it is compared to ESS or any other brand. I have the ESS tune on my car now. Are you planning to dyno your car?
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I had the evolve tune from sal on my previous m3 ... honestly they both were great. and both tuners are awesome. I would recommend you choose between the two of them. The tuner experience is what makes a difference IMO. Both Sal and Mike are truly awesome, dedicated and super experienced tuners.

I have no experience with ESS.
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I'm curious how different it is compared to ESS or any other brand. I have the ESS tune on my car now. Are you planning to dyno your car?
This past week I switched from AA's HFC tune to BPMSport's (Mike) Stage 2 tune. I immediately noticed improvements/differences; however, I'm going to drive my car for a couple of weeks before I write a comparison thread - AA vs BPMSport tunes.
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This past week I switched from AA's HFC tune to BPMSport's (Mike) Stage 2 tune. I immediately noticed improvements/differences; however, I'm going to drive my car for a couple of weeks before I write a comparison thread - AA vs BPMSport tunes.
really?! mmm...
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really?! mmm...
Yes!
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