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Old 08-12-2018, 06:03 PM
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shark injector, its not too late

So i got a really, really good deal on a shark injector. but even still, I am nervous to install it now. I have heard older horror stories about engines blowing ect. But all those stories were from a while back, nothing current. which makes me think 1 of 2 things: 1 Shark Injector has been improved, or 2 R53 people for the most part have boycotted it all together. Has the software been updated at all? Should I really be worried? I have a 17% pulley, craven CAI, 1ball exhaust. soon I will add a header/better cat, and 380cc injectors. for the price I paid, I figured it would hold me over until I was done modding and got a real tune. Thoughts and opinions please. Like I said its not too late, but my trigger finger is itchy...

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Old 08-13-2018, 03:41 AM
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There may be some happy stories out there but I have read enough bad posts about the thing that I would not touch it with a 10 foot pole.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:42 AM
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What is your "mod" budget?
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:26 AM
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Mod budget changes. Trying to do a little at a time. Seems like that is actually an option with these minis.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:28 AM
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Save your money for mods not bad shark tune repairs.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:31 PM
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I agree with Dave O. on this one.

Return that thing if you can and get an actual tuner to help you.
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:40 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. Sounds like im waiting a bit...
 
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:20 PM
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Thanks for the help guys. Sounds like im waiting a bit...
Definitely, do all of your mods first (esp since the car will run just fine on the stock tune with your list of intended mods.
Then either get a custom remote tune, road trip to a tuner or tune party (which honestly doesn't happen very often anymore) or at the very least get a mod specific canned tune.
Anything else is nothing more than a Crap Shoot with your engine covering a space on the table.
 
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