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Sooo....what's Going On With Lucky?

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I've looked at three of his 'tunes' and can substantiate this.

  • Two were for green injectors, but the injection constant was unchanged in both.
  • The injection latency voltage correction table was not even close to correct for greens.
  • The ignition map on all tunes was the same. It was only altered in the mid-range slightly from a stock map; he just pulled ~5 degrees of timing from the area our cars start knocking on a stock turbo.
  • The overboost function was not disabled on any tunes. I'm surprised that more people didn't complain about hitting fuel cut or having erratic top end behavior.
  • Two of tunes were for stock block 850s, yet the RPM limit was set to 7650! Also, both the soft RPM limit (ignition cut) and hard RPM limit (fuel cut) were set to the same value!

THIS is important information. I haven't really pushed my car to the wall since getting the K24 in... or since I fixed it last Sunday (finally).

You said two of the tunes were for green injectors... and you're saying the injection constant was unchanged, as in setup for stock whites?

I have greens. Starting to feel concerned face. More motivated to look into self tuning. I guess when I blow it up, I will only then have myself to bitch at. Just wait until I start THAT topic about myself. lol

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For those who haven't noticed, there's a review thread with a few reviews right now. Alain stepped up and did what I was hoping someone would finally do. :tup:

It also now has a poll. It's reasonably anonymous, and simple. Also gives a guesstimate as to what the success rate is.

http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/topic/164748-ard-tuning

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So....I guess now's a bad time to chime in that the VIDA/DICE unit I got from Lucky stopped working and is crashing the VADIS laptop?

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So....I guess now's a bad time to chime in that the VIDA/DICE unit I got from Lucky stopped working and is crashing the VADIS laptop?

Have you tried changing the TCV? :lol:

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So....I guess now's a bad time to chime in that the VIDA/DICE unit I got from Lucky stopped working and is crashing the VADIS laptop?

Stage zero Daniel.

I can't stress this enough.

Laptop must be up to the task.

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Stage zero Daniel.

I can't stress this enough.

Laptop must be up to the task.

But I added 2GB of ram to stock...updated the OS, and even changed out the fan, to ensure proper cooling!

I wonder if there's a reduced tech support price for me to send my laptop out to him. I don't think the thing is worth $75.

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So....I guess now's a bad time to chime in that the VIDA/DICE unit I got from Lucky stopped working and is crashing the VADIS laptop?

Daniel unless you're claiming he modified it or something I'd be asking what you did to it. A laptop and electronics unit isn't exactly something he built. He might have sourced it from somewhere and that might be worth asking. But laptops crash, especially Windows ones, for many reasons.

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I wonder if there's a reduced tech support price for me to send my laptop out to him. I don't think the thing is worth $75.

Email Michele and ask her, couldn't hurt :lol:

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But I added 2GB of ram to stock...updated the OS, and even changed out the fan, to ensure proper cooling!

I wonder if there's a reduced tech support price for me to send my laptop out to him. I don't think the thing is worth $75.

Recompile your kernal bro.

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I know we're all having fun here but this is a business of a member who has contributed fairly significantly in knowledge to this forum.

His business practices and the outcome of his tuning efforts and parts sourcing are valid for critique. But let's try to stay focused on that or else this thread just devolves down into the typical VS shitfest.

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Daniel unless you're claiming he modified it or something I'd be asking what you did to it. A laptop and electronics unit isn't exactly something he built. He might have sourced it from somewhere and that might be worth asking. But laptops crash, especially Windows ones, for many reasons.

Good point Alain.

Microsoft has been putting out products that never work right from release and consistently have problems. Yet people buy the shit out of em.

Go figure.

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I'd really love to hear the reasoning as to why Snabb no longer carries ARD tunes, outside of the fact that they may simply be nothing more than modified boost maps. Of course, that's at the discretion of Kristian as stated before. I was planning on purchasing a platinum tune over Thanksgiving weekend, but am happy I waited now. If it comes to be that these tunes really are nothing more than a minimally modified ECU then I may have to find another route... Luckily there are plenty of tuners in my area, including 034 motorsports. Still, a little disheartening as my interactions with Lucky were always positive.

Chris

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Sorry I missed this thread until now.

I'm the OP of the thread over on T5D5.

I never posted the same thread here on VS as 1) I'm not as active over here, and 2) I figured that the light emanating from Lucky's arse might obfuscate the message.

Based on recent posts (both here and elsewhere) I guess I may have been wrong about 2).

I'm not going to cut and paste my thread, if you want to read it it's here - ARD tuning bad review.

If I haven't covered all bases then I'll be happy to answer any questions that anyone has to ask about my experience.

I cant get the link to work?

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