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Well I just recently found out that I got screwed and didn't even know it. When I bought the car I had my dealer (independant) have the ECU flashed, (later I was told the software used was GIAC). The baffles removed from the exhaust and a BMC air filter as well as a the 40K service. I paid an addtional $2,200 for the ECU and the exhaust... When I got the car I was thrilled because it was faster than before. Well... It turns out that all that was done was the addition of a little electronic box called a "Turbo Tuner" That attaches to the Y pipe. I found this out from having my new friend drive my car. He has had many turbos and is extremely knowledgable. Especially about mods... He drove my car about 100 yards and stopped and looked at me and said "you do not have an ECU tune".. Oh Boy.... He said "take off the "Turbo tuner" and drive your car. Then go to your dealer and drive another stock turbo". I did.... and mine was the same as stock..... I felt like such an idiot... This is my first Turbo and I didn't have anything to compare it to. I am currently in "negotiations" with my dealer to try as he said "to make things right"... He farmed this work out... I don't really know who is to blame... But I didn't get what I asked for or paid for...Arrrggghhhh.... :cursing: I really hate getting screwed... So moving on... I have ordered the "Promotive" tune for my ECU. Comes with multiple maps including Mafless, race gas and Methanol. 80hp on pump gas and 130 on race gas, Adding H & R springs.. Will lower car an inch. Also adding 13mm spacers in the rear and 7mm in the front. I will post pictures when complete.. I'll also review the "proper" ECU tune..