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thanks for your side of story N1ZMO. always good to hear other views.
but in my view, any tuner dare to tune a 1000hp~ engine is already a top class tuner.

ok back to the thread. whats the update on Reeces R32?
 

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Great news that the HKS car is OFFCIALLY coming out of retirement, it's going to be interesting to see whether they switch to Methanol. The Skyline world is hotting up, record broken, start of a head to head battle and the new GTR next year, it's going to be fun:clap:
 

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I have to completly disagree with everything posted by N1ZMO.

First things first.............as far as I'm concerned, anyone who says "Though getting that power out of the ecu tuning is proberly the easy bit" needs to have a rethink.........

I've never found Andre to be lacking in knowledge on tuning for my car and he's been looking after it pretty much since it was a year old back in 2002. He's tuned my Power FC and also tuned my AEM to the best it's gonna get.
Andre himself told me the power getting part of the tune is the easy bit , so are you saying he needs a rethink?


With all due respect your car is not an overly modded example with just the basic filter,exaust and computor tune , is this correct?
Did andre put your exaust system in?I got him to do my dump,front and full exaust where he told me he needed to bring the turbos out which I agreed he then tells me its an 8 hour out 8 hour in job so a full day to get turbos off and a full day back on.
That is utter BS but he is the master performance shop and tuner so who am i to second guess him?? Having talked to people who know there ways round gtrs they say its a 7 hour job both ways(3.5 on 3.5 off) now either he doesnt know or hes milking for money??
Check nissan book time to see what they say. :confused:

Now the turbos them selfs are steelwheeled , done by the previous owner ,I get a call from andre saying hes done a test and found them not to be steelwheeled , Im seeing red here, so blast the guy i get the car from and get onto my mate who can get me some made up quick smart.It takes three days for me to get the turbos out to andre from the time of my call which I think is pretty damm good.I then get another call from him saying oh We have taken your old turbos off and in fact they are steel wheeled , :sadwavey:
Im like wtf??? iv just spent a whole pile more money on somthing I didnt need , his response was I tryed to save you money hence why I did the test on the turbos with them still on the car , but least the turbos you now have are better :confused:

I bite the bullet and proceed but it takes him 5 weeks to get my car back to me cos hes " busy" , When It comes time to pay the bill I say cos you made a huge fuk up with the turbos will you sharpen the price? he flatly says no as iv already lost money on this job. :confused: So my car went in there to get some front pipes,dump pipes and a better exaust system comes out 6 weeks later with me being hugely out of pocket and feeling pretty peeved and extremly frustrated.

Iv got plenty more stories of the general shoddy workmanship that carried on and problems he couldnt diagnose but charged me for , but when I get my car to a real gtr specialist he finds the problems straight away?? , oh and not to mention a full engine rebuild Iv forked out for .
Some will say why did you keep going back to him?Well his reputation apparently proceeded him ,I read Frasers glowing reports of him on SDU hes in the magazines etc etc and the nearest other real tuner is 800kms away.

From conversing with others mine is not a one off incident , even evo owners where Andre made his early living from have told me horror stories.

I spent many thousands through him and left frustrated and bitter , and in the long run even more out of pocket.

Now this may seem weird but I think he is a good tuner when hes switched on and focused , but the general workmanship is shoddy plus he/they lack accountability in a huge way.

Now Fraser I realise you are mates with Andre and you sold him the dyno , so maybe from your point of view if he doesnt do good bussiness you dont get payed off ? Im not 100 % sure on this and really am only thinking out loud but as far as Im concerned a bomb can drop on Speedtech and it will be no great loss / rant :sadwavey:
 

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I won't reply here, I'll PM you re this mate as this isn't the place to discuss this stuff.........sorry for filling the thread with off topic stuff guys........
 

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What about the updates, how did they end up doing? times, video's???
 

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It's an HKS 2.8 and yep it was their first outing as far as I know.

I think the final day was a bit of a dissapointment in relative terms........bogged down on a couple of runs and didn't leave the line on another, so from what I can gather the last run 7.57 I think it was is the best they did.......
 
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