VERY, VERY ACCURATE!!ERStettin said:I have the TwEECer RT and can say it is NOT easy to learn. The reason being is because there are many different opinions on how to do the same thing. Nothing seems to be in concrete on alot of the changes and how to do them. You can do a search on the TwEECer sites and see what I am talking about. Everyone is asking questions on the how to do this and that and there is rarely, if ever, a consensus on how to make a mod and what it affects and why. That has been my problem with using it.
I do own one and am planning to keep it. Mike Glover (the creator of the TwEECer) told me there is going to be more information coming out about the Ford program and that this is going to be the year of the self tuner, so I am hoping for this and opting to keep mine. I have found my stock A9L is running my new enigine just fine. I think there are some guys out there that know enough about this stuff to make it run better with the TwEECer, but getting them to give up that information is like pulling teeth (I am not talking about your average joe TwEECer tuners running a 408 in the high to mid 11's and thinking the TwEECer is getting them there either, trust me there are alot of these guys around). I believe Ed Hohenberg and some others are pretty good at this stuff. Ed is in Winnepeg, Canada though and the thought of having to drive 10 hours just to get on his dyno for some tuning is not an overwhelming need for me at the moment...so I wait and hope more credible information is released.
Oh, another thing. If you say stuff like this on any TwEECer site you can expect all the FAST..cough, cough, hack, hack car guys to gang up on you and say things like 'it is you, not the TwEECer', or 'Quit your whining'.....blah, blah, blah. All the while they are happy with their 13 and 12 second daily driver, TwEECer modded cars.
I am NOT down on the TwEECer. I know it does a lot of stuff. I am down on the lack of information on how to mod and use the information you can glean from this device and the lack of credible opinions on what will happen with these changes and the like. You will find there are plenty of guys like me sharing the same opinion as well. There are a handful of 'know it alls' that pass their opinions as fact on this stuff too. You need to watch out for them if you buy one and start surfing into these sites. I spent ALOT of money on my new engine. It is not worth ruining it over some poor, internet recommended tune.
Am I happy I own my TwEECer RT?
Yeah, I am going to use it for the rev limiter and some other functions that I KNOW work when the racing season starts.
Is it user friendly?
NO, there is spatterings of information out there on it. If they had better customer support and EVERYONE could agree on what TwEECer mod does what, I would feel alot more comfortable using it.
Have I noticed any gains or improvements using it?
The rev limiter does work and that is about all I noticed different from what I had been running for a bin file on my stroker and the stock A9L. My A9L is doing a GREAT job. I can't wait to get to the dyno to get the real story between the two.
Mike Glover and some others on the site are great guys. They will help when time permits. You can make some gains using the TwEECer. It will just take ALOT of time and patience. Best of luck to you in whatever way you choose to go.
BTW, to all you TwEECer 'know it alls' that plan on dogging me for my truthful [email protected]#$% you! I will see you at the track.
And most importantly, DO NOT use an "internet tune"
I agree wholeheartedly with that.SSKiller said:I see your point xsvstang, and thats probably OK, I was referring to guys posting "you should have your slopes set to 30 and 34.5" and your MAF curve should look like this" In your case you were given personal attention, not just general numbers thrown out. Too many guys try and "tell" people what they should be using and when I first got my tuner I fell victim to this, and I did appreciate the help by all means, but you can't just suggest something for someone elses combo and tell them it will work. Each car and engine combo is always different, and if you built two identical motors with all the same parts, same everything, you would find that each one would need a different tune, weird, but thats how it has always been...