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About MoonieGT

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  • Birthday 05/10/1981

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    Dallas, TX
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    '17 BRZ

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  1. I checked with CSG and found out that the tune is no good for the future buyer, but the EcuTek and license will work fine. I'm adjusting the pricing to $1700 for the header and the EcuTek/cable/license. That's basically buying the header new for $1,700 and getting the ceramic coating ($370) and the EcuTek stuff ($625) free. Allen
  2. Long story short, the BRZ is sold. I bought, but never installed, the ACE 350 Header from Counter Space Garage in January for my 2017 BRZ. The header includes an exterior ceramic coating. The header/EcuTek combo is $2,595 at Counter Space Garage (The header is $1,700 on its own). The exterior only ceramic coating was an additional $370. So all in, the cost from CSG is $2,965. This package includes a CSG Spec Delicious Tune for a bone stock 2017 BRZ. However, I don't know if the tune is transferable? I have the base tune in an email from CSG, but I never installed the kit and never did the back and forth data logs with CSG to dial things in. https://www.counterspacegarage.com/csg-86ace-dt Selling at a huge loss as I just need it out of my house. Yours for $1900. Includes the header, hardware, EcuTek cable (I'll forward you the base tune from CSG, not sure what happens with that, but will get you up and running or buy your own tune from your vendor of choice). Great deal for a new, never been used ACE header... hoping for a local sale, but I guess I'd ship but I have to have the $ in hand before I'll do that....
  3. And finally, it has shipped!
  4. Santa came through: ACE350 + Delicious Tune ordered from CSG :D
  5. I LOVE me some AC in Texas. And yes, car is a DD first. I want maximize street enjoyment while having a car that won't hurt itslef at the track. Really want that torque dip outta here for DD enjoyment. For the track, I'm gonna start with oil cooler, camber bolts, stickier tires, fluids, pads.
  6. I would assume any heat issues would be on the street in stop and go traffic. Guessing there is plenty of airflow at the track to keep things cool during a lapping session. But in 110 degree heat in stop and go traffic... That's when heat really builds. With that in mind, I would want the ceramic coating for that situation. Thoughts? Basically trying to decide between the Tomei and FT86Speedfactory catless headers. Ideally I'd like the ECUtek/Delicious combo... But may save $ and go OFT so I can afford an oil cooler, tires, pads, fluids...
  7. I think I'd opt for a new header over gutting the stock cat. I'd like to not go crazy with the budget, but I don't have to cut all the corners. I'll acquire good parts over time, but maybe not a $1700 header (as awesome as it looks). For the header, does it being ceramic coated matter? I've been looking at the Tomei catless header as I haven't seen the Gruppe S in stock anywhere. The FT86SpeedFactory catless header with ceramic coating is $250 more than the Tomei... On the tune, if you do ECUtek from Delicious (only mod being catless header), is it an off the shelf tune or do they do back and forth revisions to dial it in? I'm unclear on that... Wondering if the car is just going to be N/A with just a header if the ECUtek is worth the $? Thanks again guys, y'all have been awesome help.
  8. Thanks for the link... I can't swing $2k for the header and tune right now... I was originally trying to do a budget build... Thoughts on the FT86Speedfactory UEL catted header? The Dyno with no tune looks a lot better than the stock torque dip (though not as good as the tuned ACE obviously). At $1100, that catted header saves big $ and allows me to get a tune down the road to defer some cost. I have seen some mixed comments about intermittent CEL on the catted header...
  9. Ya, I really want the header/tune for daily work. That's a good point re used market. My original goal was to keep this car simple and on a tight budget. Just a car to do some occasional track days for fun. I may need to rein myself in a bit :). Gruppe-s and a tune is probably the more reasonable way to proceed. Add some PS4 tires, pads, fluid, camber bolts, and oil cooler and call it a day with a simple build that I can have some track fun with.
  10. I agree with that. I almost bought crap suspension for my Miata so many times. Held out and got the Xida (made by AST). They were by far my favorite thing I ever did to that car. Do it once and do it right.
  11. Ok, just read CSG's post re the ACE350 test. Seems like that's THE header to get, but you gotta pay for it... $1885 includes the header and the tune, but I still need the $595 tuner/cable bundle right? So $2480 for everything... On the other side of the fence is a $720 Tomei UEL (with gaskets and O2 plug) with a $500 OFT? So $1260 difference... That's a lot of car parts... But that ACE torque curve looks so good...
  12. Thanks mkarr For the ECUtek, is there a local tuner for DFW or are the off the shelf tunes for just a header good to go? As far as power mods, the only thing I want to do is the header and tune to kill the trq dip for DD (maybe an Axel back for some volume). I don't see myself spending money on the over pipe etc. I'd rather spend it on tires, pads, oil cooler etc...
  13. Oh, and on the headers: do I want catted or catless? If it is catless, you have to get a tune correct? Any issue with emissions in Dallas county with that cat removed? Thanks again.
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