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      04-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Velos Tuning & Huge Thanks to Omar

Yes eventually I got in touch with Omar@Velos Designwerks through a good friend of mine.

Omar is beyond kind and patient to provide fast responses with rich information to answer my questions about the Velos Tune.

After communicating with Omar for couple days I made up my mind and placed the order with him. Shipping is unbelievably fast and here is a mini unboxing section using iphone:

Open box shot, first is the personal tuner so I do not need to send in my computer unit


Underneath are the accessories (USB, OBDII, flash drive..etc)


The night that I received the package I eagerly hooked up the personal tuner to my car to read the stock file; it took a little bit less than 2 hours.


Velos then got back to me first thing in the morning with the "stage 2" modded ECU since I run catless set up. I threw in the tuned file in right away and this time took about a hour, finished right before my morning commute. So I tried it out.

The tune remaps DME including changes to several tables such as fuel, ignition, throttle, filling maps, torque maps, etc...

First thing I noticed of course is the cold start delete. NO MORE DROOOONE that bothers everyone around me. Not to get too technical but overall the catless xpipe + tubi runs much more stable airflow, never will the O2 sensors miscommunite and constantly repeat cold start over and over. The discolor issue that I had on exhaust tips before the tune is now reduced due to the new a/f adjustments and the engine is burning fuel in a cleaner and much efficient way.

And also because of cleaner and more efficient combustion, the smell comes out bit less than before. I almost choked by the smell before but now, although it is not significantly reduced, I do live with it peacefully, so I will hold on to my 200 cell cats for now.

Next is the power. Throttle response, like most tunes out there, gets better/smoother. It is now easier to shift up/down esp in my 6mt. As it gets to 3000+ rpm the difference shows. As a driver there is definitely more pull from behind the car when accelerating. And when I pushed the M button...before the button makes the car faster, now it makes the car scarier all the way to redline. I did not get a chance to dyno since I am working Monday to Friday and the only dyno place I know does not open on weekends so apology for the lack of back up evidence. The gains should be around 15 rwhp & 12 lb ft of tq.

Overall the tune delivers a pleasant result and addresses to all accounts that I had with solely catless xpipe. It makes the car smells better, sounds better, runs better, and I am able to go back to stock anytime I'd like.

Great tune and great people @ Velos.
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      04-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Nice man! I got my vishnu/meth yesterday. I'm not familiar with velos but it sure looks like a nice tune, cool to retain the functionality/fun of the m button. Im not sure about other tunes but on my last car i had the dinan flash and pressing the m button did nothing.
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Nice to see you again werly! Can't till we find time to put your beautiful car on the dyno
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Very nice man,Congrats !
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Sweet!

Question...is this the same Omar that left AA? Met him at Bimmerstock and he gave me a couple of AA decals. Cool guy!
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Sweet!

Question...is this the same Omar that left AA? Met him at Bimmerstock and he gave me a couple of AA decals. Cool guy!
Yes , he is the same Omar that left AA
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Sweet, CongrattsWhat other performance MOD's are you running?

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Nice man! I got my vishnu/meth yesterday. I'm not familiar with velos but it sure looks like a nice tune, cool to retain the functionality/fun of the m button. Im not sure about other tunes but on my last car i had the dinan flash and pressing the m button did nothing.
Meth FTW! Make sure you post up a review, interested to see what you think
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      04-09-2012, 01:22 AM   #8
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Nice to see you again werly! Can't till we find time to put your beautiful car on the dyno
What's up buddy. I saw your screen name from another post but I wasn't sure it's you but now I know

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Very nice man,Congrats !
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Sweet, CongrattsWhat other performance MOD's are you running?
Just a custom catless xpipe + a BMC filter if that counts toward performance, lol
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      04-09-2012, 01:34 AM   #9
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It is me!!
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Very nice!
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Way better than my review on the same...... Nice work and thanks for posting your impressions. Good to see others going with Velos.

Your review makes me want to go catless. Now.
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      04-10-2012, 10:33 AM   #12
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Thanks for the kind words and pleased to see you are enjoying everything Werly!
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Great write up, I'll be in the market for a tune soon so definitely another to consider
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Awesome news! Great to have an option like Velos in our backyard!

Open House soon for us locals......?
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But the "M" button has zero effect on how fast the car is....

So much for reviews of speed based on feel ......
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Yes eventually I got in touch with Omar@Velos Designwerks through a good friend of mine.

Omar is beyond kind and patient to provide fast responses with rich information to answer my questions about the Velos Tune.

After communicating with Omar for couple days I made up my mind and placed the order with him. Shipping is unbelievably fast and here is a mini unboxing section using iphone:

Open box shot, first is the personal tuner so I do not need to send in my computer unit


Underneath are the accessories (USB, OBDII, flash drive..etc)


The night that I received the package I eagerly hooked up the personal tuner to my car to read the stock file; it took a little bit less than 2 hours.


Velos then got back to me first thing in the morning with the "stage 2" modded ECU since I run catless set up. I threw in the tuned file in right away and this time took about a hour, finished right before my morning commute. So I tried it out.

The tune remaps DME including changes to several tables such as fuel, ignition, throttle, filling maps, torque maps, etc...

First thing I noticed of course is the cold start delete. NO MORE DROOOONE that bothers everyone around me. Not to get too technical but overall the catless xpipe + tubi runs much more stable airflow, never will the O2 sensors miscommunite and constantly repeat cold start over and over. The discolor issue that I had on exhaust tips before the tune is now reduced due to the new a/f adjustments and the engine is burning fuel in a cleaner and much efficient way.

And also because of cleaner and more efficient combustion, the smell comes out bit less than before. I almost choked by the smell before but now, although it is not significantly reduced, I do live with it peacefully, so I will hold on to my 200 cell cats for now.

Next is the power. Throttle response, like most tunes out there, gets better/smoother. It is now easier to shift up/down esp in my 6mt. As it gets to 3000+ rpm the difference shows. As a driver there is definitely more pull from behind the car when accelerating. And when I pushed the M button...before the button makes the car faster, now it makes the car scarier all the way to redline. I did not get a chance to dyno since I am working Monday to Friday and the only dyno place I know does not open on weekends so apology for the lack of back up evidence. The gains should be around 15 rwhp & 12 lb ft of tq.

Overall the tune delivers a pleasant result and addresses to all accounts that I had with solely catless xpipe. It makes the car smells better, sounds better, runs better, and I am able to go back to stock anytime I'd like.

Great tune and great people @ Velos.

hmmm.. and every fanboi here jumped down my thoat when I suggested a tune would help with the bumper soot and slightly w/ the smell. Congrats! I gotta stop by this guys shop and check it out.
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congrats! Omar def knows his stuff

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Open House soon for us locals......?
Would also be interested
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Omar back on the beat and making life easy for all! Nice work.
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Their tune is awesome. I've said it once and I'll mention it here again. I had the Active tune which was great. I had a great experience w Omar at Active. When I found out he went to Velos, I went to talk to him and we started talking about their new tune. We put my car on the dyno before installing their tune. I put out 364 at the wheels. After we installed the Velos tune, my car jumped up to 375 at the wheels. That's 10 horsepower on a naturally aspirated car that already had a tune in the first place. I don't know about you guys but I was pretty impressed. And if you see their shop, it's freaking beautiful. Everything there looks high end. I'll recommend them to anyone. No regrets here.

I know you'll enjoy that tune. Congrats!!!
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Way better than my review on the same...... Nice work and thanks for posting your impressions. Good to see others going with Velos.

Your review makes me want to go catless. Now.
lol why not, as long as you and your significant half can live with the smell

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Thanks for the kind words and pleased to see you are enjoying everything Werly!
You got it Omar, thanks again!

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But the "M" button has zero effect on how fast the car is....

So much for reviews of speed based on feel ......
I wish I could provide numbers and figures but it is yet to come

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hmmm.. and every fanboi here jumped down my thoat when I suggested a tune would help with the bumper soot and slightly w/ the smell. Congrats! I gotta stop by this guys shop and check it out.
Well...I guess you will have to in it to prove it. Now I am your back up

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There tune is awesome. I've said it once and I'll mention it here again. I had the Active tune which was great. I had a great experience w Omar at Active. When I found out he went to Velos, I went to talk to him and we started talking about their new tune. We put my car on the dyno before installing their tune. I put out 364 at the wheels. After we installed the Velos tune, my car jumped up to 375 at the wheels. That's 10 horsepower on a naturally aspirated car that already had a tune in the first place. I don't know about you guys but I was pretty impressed. And if you see their shop, it's freaking beautiful. Everything there looks high end. I'll recommend them to anyone. No regrets here.

I know you'll enjoy that tune. Congrats!!!
I am definitely! Good to know another Velos tuned car out there
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