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InnovativeMotorWorks offers full dyno tuning on our in-house DynaPack Evolution 3000 2WD chassis dynamometer and the newly acquired Mustang 150-AWD dyno. The DynaPack Evolution dyno is considered by many of the world's top tuners, auto manufacturers, and enthusiasts to be THE ultimate tool to completely and effectively tune today's performance automobiles

The Mustang 150-AWD dyno is a very versatile machine and allows us to test many different platforms, including cars with finicky traction control systems. The 150-AWD unit links the drive wheels together to maintain the same wheel speed between the front and back wheels.

The rates below include dyno time for a complete and thorough tune (idle, part throttle, full throttle, fueling, ignition timing, variable cam timing, etc...) from one of our two resident tuners. (John Kerr of "J-K-Tuning.com", and Derek "D-Rob" Robinson)

Note, these rates DO NOT include time spent fixing mechanical/electrical problems on the vehicle, if any. Such issues will be addressed and charged additionally accordingly.

BEFORE SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT, GO OVER THE "TUNING CHECKLIST" THOROUGHLY. CLICK HERE TO READ IT!!!


As of September 1st, 2014, all scheduled appointments require a $100 non-refundable deposit to book.  This $100 goes towards your total, provided you show up for your scheduled appointment. Deposit may be transferred to another date ONCE, and must be done so at least 24 hours before the originally-scheduled slot. No-call/no-shows will have the deposit absorbed as a "missed appointment fee."
  No exceptions.  Thank you!

TUNING/DYNO RATES

Engine Management Platform Price
NepTune NepTune Dealer
NepTune RTP

Starting @ $600**

Starting @ $500

KTuner 05+ K-Series Starting @ $600 **
Hondata S300 OBD1 Honda Starting @ $500
Hondata KPRO 02-04 RSX|Civic 02-05 S2000 Starting @ $500
Hondata FlashPro 06+ Civic | 06+ S2000 |  RDX Turbo | 07-08 TL | 07-08 TSX | More... Starting @ $500
AEM EMS V1|V2 ANY Starting @ $600
UpRev Flash 350/370Z | G35/G37 | Juke Starting @ $700 **
HPtuners OBD2 GM Starting @ $600 **
NismoTronic OBD1 Nissan (SR20/KA24) Starting @ $500

 


AWD DYNO TUNING RATES
Engine Management Platform Price
OpenSource | AccessPort Subaru 02+ Subaru WRX/STi/Legacy Starting @ $500
OpenSource DSM 98+ Eclipse | 2003+ EVO Starting @ $500
ECUtek R35 Nissan GTR Starting @ $1,300 **

 

** - Denotes that a license fee is included in the pricing!!

- Dyno tuning 'flat rates' are based on a total of four hours maximum per session. This includes setup, and teardown, and the clock begins promptly at the scheduled time (usually 9AM or 1PM).

- Retune rates start at $200 for the first hour (time starts when the wheels start moving).  Every hour after the first is charged at $100/hr.  Retune rates only apply to the original client (does not apply if you purchased the car from someone who had the car tuned here). Retunes are capped at the price of a new tune for the respective platform.

- Secondary fuel tuning (race gas, E85, etc) is $100 extra.  Bring at least 5 gallons (10 if the secondary fuel is E85) of the secondary fuel you wish to use. This charge covers setting up FlexFuel compensation tables, if applicable.  There is an additional $85 charge for leaded fuels, or you can supply your own new Bosch 17014 sensor for use during the session.


 

 

Engine Assembly
Platform Includes Price
B/D/H-Series Short Block Disassembly of block and rotating assembly, cleaning of all parts, measuring main and rod bearing and endplay clearances with new bearings, setting piston ring end gap and piston-to-wall clearance, reassembly of block and rotating assembly. $500 + parts/machining
K/F-Series Short Block Disassembly of block and rotating assembly, cleaning of all parts, measuring main and rod bearing and endplay clearances with new bearings, setting piston ring end gap and piston-to-wall clearance, reassembly of block and rotating assembly. $500 + parts/machining
B/D/H-Series Long Block Disassembly of complete engine, cleaning of all parts, performing all work listed under Short Block Assembly, installing cylinder head to block, setting crank/camshaft timing, adjusting valve lash. $750 + parts/machining
K/F-Series Long Block Disassembly of complete engine, cleaning of all parts, performing all work listed under Short Block Assembly, installing cylinder head to block, setting crank/camshaft timing, adjusting valve lash. $850 + parts/machining

 

Other Services
Service Includes Price
Welding and Fabriation MIG | TIG Welding $85/hr
Honda/Acura Transmission Builds General repair, differential (OEM, Quaife, MFactory, Wavetrac ONLY) installation, final drive installation, aftermarket gear set installation, blueprinting, thrust clearance setting. Call for quote
General Labor Electrical and mechanical diagnostics. $80/hr

 

PLEASE NOTE: The quality of your tune directly correlates to your preparedness to be tuned.  If you have not read this list, please do so before scheduling an appointment. :)

 

1.) Wheel keys/lugnuts : First and foremost, we use a DynaPack Evolution 3000 model dynamometer. It is a user-definable load-bearing dyno. In the name of consistency, safety, and sensitivity, the DynaPack removes the drive wheels from the equation and bolts directly to your hubs. So, in order for us to dyno test your car, we must remove the two drive wheels, and attach our hub adapters to the DynaPack's 'pods.' What does this mean? If you have aftermarket wheels and use lugnuts that require a special removal key, BRING THE TOOL WITH YOU. If we cannot remove your wheels, we cannot dyno test/tune your car! VERY IMPORTANT.

2.) Fluids : Before your scheduled appointment, be sure that all fluids are at their respective full levels, and in good condition. If it's been a while since your last oil change, you may want to consider changing it before you come for your tune. Coolant should be free of as much contaminants/corrosion as possible- a car that has a coolant system problem is no fun for power, AND the life of your engine. PLEASE make sure your coolant system is free of all airlocks before your appointment. Under fluids, let's talk about leaks. Please, please, PLEASE make sure the oil/coolant leaks are to an absolute MINIMUM before you arrive. We try to keep the dyno areas clean!  Any cleaning of the floor after the dyno session is complete will result in a $25 clean-up fee.

3.) Check Engine Lights : Please make sure your car is not throwing any diagnostic codes. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but please call us for more details on what options you have. If you cannot track down and eliminate a code, let us know before your appointment, and we will make arrangements for more time (and labor) in order to solve the problem.

4.) Fuel supply systems : Making lots of power requires LOTS of fuel.  With the late popularity in ethanol fuels, fuel systems need to be bigger than ever.  Please consult us via email or over the phone if you have questions regarding what you may need in order to reach your goals safely and reliably.

5.) Spark Plugs : Make sure you have an extra set of spark plugs in the proper heat range for your respective engine combination. If you do not choose to supply your own spark plugs for the tuning session, we stock most popular heat ranges, and will charge accordingly for them.   Spark plug heat range is very important!  If you have questions regarding what plug to use for your application, don't hesitate to ask in advance.  It's better to ask in advance than to bring the wrong plugs and have to buy new ones here!

Here are some common plugs we use on Honda/Acura applications.

NGK 4644  -  Standard copper plug, 7 heat range
NGK 4554  -  Non-resistor copper plug, 8 heat range (NOT FOR USE WITH K-Series Honda's or anything with K-Series coils)
NGK 2668  -  Iridium plug, 8 heat range (This is our recommended plug over the 4554, as it has less electrical noise transfer to the ECU)
NGK 2669  -  Iridium plug, 9 heat range

6.) Wiring : Please sort out all wiring gremlins before your appointment. Again, there are exceptions to this rule, but please let us know beforehand, and we can schedule accordingly.

7.) Injector connectors/wiring : A popular part we see on a lot of cars these days are 'plug-and-play' injector connector adapters that provide an easy way to convert your OEM injectors to aftermarket counterparts with a different wiring connector.  Beware!  The majority of these adapters are made very poorly, and allow for intermittent connections.  An intermittent injector connection can spell disaster VERY quickly.  Because of this, we recommend you SOLDER all injector connections to your harness directly, and delete these adapters.  Losing injector connection at wide open throttle will melt parts!


8.) Timing covers on B-Series / D-Series Honda engines : If you are having a Honda B or D-Series engine tuned, DO NOT REMOVE THE LOWERING TIMING COVER.  The timing cover has a line cast into the plastic that allows for easy synchronization of the distributor with the ECU, and keeps the belt safe from damage.

9.) Crankshaft pulley choice : Your crankshaft pulley is more than an accessory drive; it acts as a damper for harmonic vibrations through the crankshaft.  Most aftermarket "racing" or "lightweight" pulleys do NOT have a damping property, and can spell disaster very quickly for your oil pump (if it's driven directly by the crankshaft).  The only aftermarket crankshaft pulleys we recommend are from Fluidampr and ATI.  DO NOT USE A "Civic Type R N1" PULLEY on your B-Series.  For most applications, the OEM harmonic balancer crankshaft pulley is perfect.

10.) Exhaust : Keep exhaust leaks to a minimum. Well, more like to a non-existant. The wideband oxygen sensor we use is inserted into the exhaust stream via a standard oxygen sensor bung. For an accurate reading, the exhaust must not have any ambient air contaminating the reading. This leads us to the next thing on the list...

11.) O2 Sensor bung : The oxygen sensor used with our wideband controllers have a physically large probe. The hole for the O2 sensor MUST be opened up completely to accept the sensor. Also, PLEASE make sure we can remove your factory O2 sensor. Many times, O2 sensors get seized in the bung and are a pain to remove. So, if we have to take more time and a great deal more effort to remove your O2 sensor, you will be charged accordingly. ($25 minimum charge if the grinder has to come out.)

12.) Fuel level : Tuning your car requires the car to be running. For a car to run, it needs fuel. Before arriving for your appointment, be sure to fill up. :) If you are planning on getting a race gas tune, please bring it with you. If you cannot source the fuel, please call at least one week ahead of time, and we can help track some down for you.

13.) Dump tubes for turbo cars :  Most aftermarket turbocharged applications utilize an external wastegate.  It is absolutely pertinent that you have a proper dump tube in place on the wastegate, and that it evacuates exhaust gas from the engine bay completely.   Also, ensure that the outlet of the dump tube is pointing the opposite direction of the turbocharger inlet/air intake.  Failure to have a proper dump tube in place may result in being sent home and your deposit lost.

14.) Couplers, clamps, and boost leaks : If you have a turbocharged/supercharged application being tuned, please ensure the charge system will not blow a coupler off every other run.  Time spent hunting down popped coupler connections is time lost towards your tune.  That being said, we advise everyone to build a boost leak tester and perform a leak test prior to your tuning appointment; they are easy to make, and will ensure you get the most out of your setup.

15.) MAP sensor selection : Be sure to size your MAP sensor accordingly to the planned boost levels you may be running.  The stock Honda MAP sensors typically only read to 10psi.  DO NOT PURCHASE ANY MAP SENSOR WITH NO BRAND NAME ON IT.  These are junk, terrible junk.  If you're going to use a sensor other than the stock Honda unit, purchase a Hondata or OmniPower MAP sensor.

16.) Make sure the car runs, if you have a user-end adjustable ECU : If you are using a platform like Hondata S300/K-Pro/FlashPro, KTuner user-end, Neptune RTP, Cobb AccessPort, etc, ensure the engine starts and runs with all cylinders firing before your tuning appointment.  We are happy to assist you remotely in advance to ensure no time is wasted the day of your session, just ask!

17.) Basemaps : If you are using a user-end adjustable ECU, we can supply you with a starting calibration to get the car here for tuning.  WE WILL ONLY SUPPLY THESE FILES WITH A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT AND DEPOSIT ON FILE!

18.) Release Form : Before any work officially begins on your vehicle, you will be required to sign and date a release form. This form states that you understand the inherent risks in having your car dyno tested or tuned, and wish to proceed, relieving all liability from the operators or tuners.

19.) Show up on time! : Your time is valuable, as is ours. Please arrive on-time to your tuning appointment. If you are unable to make an appointment, please call ahead at least two business days beforehand, so we can make the necessary changes to the schedule.  If you cancel your appointment at least 24 hours before your original time slot, your deposit will remain in our system for up to six months.  If you do NOT give us more than 24 hours notice of concellation, your deposit is applied as a "missed appointment fee."

20.) Spectator limit, shop rules : While we understand having your project dyno tested/tuned is exciting, and you may have some friends interested in the process, we ask you limit peers to a maximum of 3 people.  We have limited space, and it's very difficult to work efficiently with 10 people standing around the car we are attempting to tune.  We also ask that you do not smoke in the dyno area, which includes immediately outside the bay doors (this includes "vaping").  Spectators are not permitted to stand forward of the pods on the DynaPack, or forward of any roller on the Mustang Dyno; this is for your safety.