I two can now personally vouch for Alberto's work and business practices. I purchased a Microtuner with two programs (87 octane and 92 octane) and the PC software and cable so I can receive program updates from Alberto via email and flash them right away. No waiting for shipping there or back with that feature.Originally posted by Bob Gervais@Feb 10 2004, 11:10 PM
I can personally vouch for Alberto's work and business practices. I sent a spare PCM to him last week, and had it back, reflashed, within three days. I have not yet had time to get to the dyno, however I was very impressed. My PCM worked correctly right out of the box, on the first attempt.
Shifting was very much improved. The shifts are not harsh at all, but have been quickened up. The WOT upshift is further up in the RPM range in all gears, and the car, like Dan Thomas', pulls much harder in all gears. I can definitely feel a difference.
Businesswise, I've emailed Alberto quite a few times with questions on tuning, injector size, supercharging, and pretty much anything under the sun to deal with EEC tuning. I've always gotten an answer within two hours, most times within an hour. Alberto is also extremely knowledgable, I got the correct answers the first time, and a lot of mysteries were solved with Alberto's help. Customer service is second to none!
Within the next few weeks, I hope to get to the dyno, and get some figures, with the stock PCM, Apten chip, and American MotorSport reflashed PCM. It'll be nice to compare figures.
For all the reasons listed above, I feel very comfortable recommending Alberto and American MotorSport. Buy with confidence, guys and gals, American MotorSport is top notch.
Alberto was extremely patient with me and my hundreds of emails and questions and he answered them promptly.
I can confidently say that all the things Bob mentioned above are true. I received my package Thursday night (3 days after I ordered) and flashed my PCM Friday morning before I left for work. I've only tried the 87 octane program but Iâ€™m very impressed. I'm looking forward to trying out the 92 octane program as Alberto tells me the gains I experience will be much greater with the 92 octane program versus those I experienced with the 87 octane program.
I'm definitely going to have to upgrade my breaks now (or watch my lead foot). I found myself having to adjust to the improved acceleration since I kept unintentionally tailgating those in front of me in stop and go traffic since I wasn't used to the improved acceleration yet. I did take the opportunity to test out the new program while passing in traffic on my way to and from work today and before I knew it I was going 110. I've gone 110 (and faster) before but never in this short amount of time. The shifting was greatly improved and man did it ever pull like Bob mentioned above. Hopefully in the next few months I can get to the Dyno place to get some figures.
All-in-all I would gladly recommend American Motorsport for your PCM reprogramming needs. Fell free to reply to this thread or PM me with any questions you might have.
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