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      06-27-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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Alex Alpine ECU Tune

Anyone have any experience with this tune? Looks pretty good?
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      06-28-2017, 01:20 PM   #2
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I just bought one. Should have it in a few days and will report back! I already have his DCT tune.
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      06-28-2017, 05:25 PM   #3
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I just bought one. Should have it in a few days and will report back! I already have his DCT tune.
please do. Is this the $620 tune?
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      06-28-2017, 06:09 PM   #4
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here to find out too...thanks
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      06-28-2017, 06:14 PM   #5
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please do. Is this the $620 tune?
Correct...
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      06-28-2017, 08:56 PM   #6
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Anyone have any experience with this tune? Looks pretty good?
Does he actually data log and tune the vehicle or is it a re-branded tune ?
I am curious if this is developed by the shop like how ESS or Active Autowerke builds their tunes etc..
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      06-29-2017, 12:48 PM   #7
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Motor tune information

22-25 hp gain 17-21lbs

Includes 241E motor update and all future updates

Options:

Cold start delete
Cat delete (Stage 2)
Increase red line (RPM up to 8600)
Launch control (for manual cars only)
Servotronics stiffening (stiffening of steering)
Top speed limiter removal
91,92,93,100 octane tuning

Includes equipment that allows you to switch between stock and multiple other maps. Clear adaptions, clear engine faults, and read engine faults.

$620
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      06-29-2017, 01:19 PM   #8
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He also now has a burple option
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      06-29-2017, 01:24 PM   #9
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AND he's absolutely great to work with!!!
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      06-29-2017, 04:49 PM   #10
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He also now has a burple option
Interesting!
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      07-03-2017, 12:31 PM   #11
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Bump. So nobody else has gotten this tune?
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      07-03-2017, 01:33 PM   #12
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Vendors are finally breaking down the price from the monopolized 1000-1200 price tag. There's going to be way more people buying at half the price.

Honesty I think most people get a tune just for the cat delete.

Props to this and tuning tech for making to possible for more people to grab a tune.
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      07-03-2017, 04:43 PM   #13
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I have his tune.

The car pulls much stronger from 3000rpm and up. Usable torque in daily driving is much more apparent and it is a noticeable bump in power in the mid-range. I haven't dynoed it though. I've also noticed it idles much smoother although that could be from the software update as I was on a very dated version prior. At WOT the car feels also feels faster and more linear high RPM. As if driving this car at above 5500rpm isn't already fun! Alex can adjust the redline, but I kept mine at 8300rpm. I also kept the cold start function. I have a drop in AA filter and AA catback. I also have the Alpine DCT tune, which shifts completely different than the stock DCT tune and some other coding (euro mdm, etc).

The burble option is nice and I asked for a separate map with it, but you will only hear it with an aftermarket xpipe and you can tell it's artificial.

Dealing with Alex was excellent. His service is top notch and live as you communicate mostly through text. The only thing better would be having someone right beside you. He gave me 6 maps in total and the availability for more later. The software he uses (and you get) is the exact same thing you'll see big name shops using to flash your car. It can also read/clear codes.

It is tough to compare the alpine tune to the other popular ones out there as I have not tried them, but I'm very happy with it. I did research with the other options and the tunes are all really subjective. No one has really pitted all tunes against each other and if they did, I'd bet you'd have a negligible difference - although I'd love to compare to the popular BPM tune... Most people are happy and so am I. The difference is for the price Alex charges you, it is extreme value vs the competition. As you can see all my tuning/coding business is with Alex.

Hope that helps everyone thinking about it!

Last edited by triggz82; 07-04-2017 at 01:24 PM. Reason: added 500km over the weekend!
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      07-03-2017, 05:41 PM   #14
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I also have this tune. Couldn't be happier. Engine pulls and DCT is super smooth.
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      07-03-2017, 08:31 PM   #15
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Is Alex offering remote coding?
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      07-04-2017, 02:56 AM   #16
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Is Alex offering remote coding?
Yes he does
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Motor tune information

22-25 hp gain 17-21lbs

Includes 241E motor update and all future updates

Options:

Cold start delete
Cat delete (Stage 2)
Increase red line (RPM up to 8600)
Launch control (for manual cars only)
Servotronics stiffening (stiffening of steering)
Top speed limiter removal
91,92,93,100 octane tuning

Includes equipment that allows you to switch between stock and multiple other maps. Clear adaptions, clear engine faults, and read engine faults.

$620
Is that gain based on stock form excluding additional mods like intake, exhaust, etc.?
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      07-04-2017, 09:38 PM   #18
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Includes equipment that allows you to switch between stock and multiple other maps.
Can this map switching be done without a laptop connected to the car?
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      07-05-2017, 12:05 AM   #19
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Can I impose on someone to post a link on how to get in touch with him?
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      07-05-2017, 10:34 AM   #20
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Can this map switching be done without a laptop connected to the car?
No. You need a laptop, cord, flashing software.

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Can I impose on someone to post a link on how to get in touch with him?
Best way is to email him direct at alex@alpinemss.com. His website is in major need of an update and I don't believe you can even find the tune advertised on there. I only found out about it after talking with him during the DCT flash so I think he relies a lot on word of mouth.
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      07-05-2017, 12:13 PM   #21
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No. You need a laptop, cord, flashing software.



Best way is to email him direct at alex@alpinemss.com. His website is in major need of an update and I don't believe you can even find the tune advertised on there. I only found out about it after talking with him during the DCT flash so I think he relies a lot on word of mouth.
Thank you sir.
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      07-27-2017, 02:13 AM   #22
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I have this tune and it's great! No issues what so ever!
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