Palm Beach Dyno Remote Tuning
While Palm Beach Dyno is newer to the scene as a Shop, the head Tuner & Owner Ken Bjonnes has been in the tuning business for well over a decade. Working for/running established companies like Modular Depot, DiabloSport & more, he has made a name for himself in the Mustang Performance Industry. Located in South Florida, Ken’s extensive experience with multiple applications has given him a large & varied catalog of tunes to build from. Palm Beach Dyno strives to be on the leading edge of tuning & performance and goes above & beyond to support their customers, including those of Lethal Performance. Once you add Mr. Rob "Tunemaker" Shoemaker's expertise into the mix, you're now in Business.
Vehicles supported by Palm Beach Dyno custom tunes:
Palm Beach Dyno's Forced Induction Remote Tuning can be done in a variety of ways, but the most important detail is that Palm Beach Dyno is tuning your vehicle through the internet at your location. A base file is provided according to the modifications on your vehicle. You then log the car per their instructions and email it to their support site. Palm Beach Dyno will review the datalog, create a revision if necessary and provide further instructions. This process is repeated until the car is fully tuned both at WOT and part throttle. The logging can be done on a Dyno of your choice, while driving the car on the street or a combination of both. PBD's Remote Tuning Services are offered in 3 different levels of support so you can choose the service that best suits your needs. The initial remote tuning process is the same for all package levels, the difference between the packages is in the support included. Palm Beach Dyno currently supports all 2011+ V8 applications remotely. 2010 and earlier vehicles can be tuned remotely on a case by case basis.
Silver Level Remote Tuning - This option is a good choice for the majority of our customers. It is perfect for the customer who wants a top performing tune for their current modifications but does not intend on doing updates with many trips to the track. Updates are not included when doing new modifications to your vehicle but can be purchased as needed.
Gold Level Remote Tuning - This is a good choice if you plan to make some changes to your vehicle, as many updates are included. Gold Level also adds telephone technical support during normal business hours and two free Remote Trackside Support Sessions. This package is perfect for the person who enjoys fine tuning their car with different parts over time and fine tuning it at the track. With the Remote Trackside Support Sessions included, it allows you to squeeze that extra ET out of the car in a short amount of time.
Platinum Level Remote Tuning - This is the perfect choice for the most competitive people out there who are constantly changing things up in search of even the slightest improvement in ET or an extra few MPH at a speed event. Platinum Level Support includes extended phone support 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm Eastern Time. It also includes 7 Remote Trackside Support Sessions. Not only can the Remote Trackside Support Sessions be used to dial in the car initially, they can also be used for a specific event like a drag race or half mile event. Even the most dialed in car needs to be fine tuned for any particular surface. If this is the level of support you are after, then Platinum Level is for you.
How Does Remote Tuning with Street Logs Work?
Remote tuning with street logs is the most popular choice for our customers. With the advanced logging available on newer Ford vehicles, all the data necessary to tune your vehicle can be gathered by datalogging the vehicle's computer. Tuning by logging on the street avoids extensive dyno fees, as sometimes a remote session on a dyno can go longer than expected due to various delays. Tuning via street logs also allows you to give us feedback on actual drivability on the street while you are logging. Street logging is not for everyone, as it does require wide open throttle pulls. Depending on traffic and road conditions in your area, a dyno session may be a better choice.
Typical Remote Tune with Street Logs Process:
Place your order via our website.
A Base Tune is emailed to you with instructions on how to load and datalog.
Load the tune, get the datalogging set up and do the first set of requested logs (Idle and Rev).
Reply to the email in which we sent the tune. Provide any useful feedback (ran smooth, breaking up, etc) and attach the logs.
PBD will review the logs, make a revision if necessary and reply with further instructions. Typically a Drive Log would be next.
Perform Drive Log. Be sure to drive the car as normally as possible while noting anything that feels out of the ordinary. Reply to the original email with the log and any useful comments.
PBD will review the log, make a revision if necessary and reply with further instructions. Typically a WOT Log would be next.
Perform the WOT log according to the instructions. It is important to note at this stage to only do one WOT pull and send us the log. Multiple WOT pulls are not advised until PBD reviews the log.
PBD will review the log and reply with an update if needed and further instructions. This process is repeated until the fine tuning is complete.
How Does Remote Tuning a Dyno Work?
Remote tuning with a Dyno is another great way to get your car tuned. We have a network of dealers across the country that you can buy our tuning from, or you can purchase it directly through us and arrange your own dyno time. Performing the tuning session on a dyno gives you the benefit of completing the tune in a fairly short amount of time. When not using one of our dealers, it is important to note that not all dyno shops are open to remote tuning being done on their dynos. So it is important to find a shop open to the idea. When you wind up at a shop that is not happy about the remote tuning process, they can sometimes unnecessarily drag out the session longer in hopes of running up the dyno charges.
Typical Remote Tune with a Dyno Process:
Place your order via our website
Before the car hits the dyno, it is best to do an Idle and Rev log to be sure the car is assembled correctly and ready for the dyno. It is preferred that this is done before you make your dyno appointment, but that is not always possible.
Contact the dyno shop and find 2 to 3 dates they are available that work for you. Give PBD a call or send them an email to make sure we are available. PBD will pick one of the dates you have selected, and we will book the appointment.
Once you arrive at the dyno, email PBD so they can be prepared when you are ready to start. Get the car strapped down and do the first set of logs per our instructions.
Email the log(s) to your support ticket. PBD will review the logs and reply back with an update if needed and further instructions.
Install the update and do the next dyno pull. Email us the log.
This process repeats until the car is fully tuned at WOT.
The car needs to be driven on the street for some street driving logs. This can be done by the dyno operator or the customer depending on preference.
After the street logs are reviewed and any outstanding issues are corrected, the tune is complete.
How Does Remote Trackside Support Work?
Remote Trackside Support is intended to accelerate the process of achieving your goals. Remote Trackside Support not only applies to Drag Racing, but it can also be very helpful at a Road Racing event or a standing speed contest like the Texas Mile or Wannagofast Half Mile Events. Once the date is pre-arranged with Palm Beach Dyno, they will be ready and on-call waiting for your first datalog. As soon as your datalog is received, PBD will review it. Not only will we provide tune revisions, but they can also provide advice outside of the tune such as how to help the car leave better, power management, etc. Think of PBD as your Remote Crew Chief.
Typical Remote Trackside Support Process:
Finish your Remote Tuning Session.
Schedule your Remote Trackside Session by calling or emailing PBD.
Once you have confirmation PBD is available for your chosen time you will schedule it with PBD.
When you arrive at the track, reply to your support ticket to alert PBD that they will be getting your first log soon.
Make your first pass, and be sure to log it! Send the log to your support ticket the same way you did during the Remote Session.
PBD will review your log and immediately reply with an update and/or advice. The typical turnaround time from sending the log is about 15 minutes.
Install the new update and make another pass.
This process repeats until the Remote Trackside Support Session is complete.
Check out our full write up on ordering a tune HERE!
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