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Mazda3 2.5 Skyactiv tuning options

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Hi there,

I recently purchased a used 2015 Mazda3 2.5 with the 6spd manual. I'm itching to get it tuned but want to be sure of all my options and what i'm getting myself into before I pull the trigger. I've been reading a lot about OVTune, as he seems to be the main guy for our car. But are there any other tuning options out there? I understand there's a whole process of sending WOT logs back and forth. And then there are handheld OTS tunes available. What's out there, and what's the consensus on them? Thanks.
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Thanks for the reply. Hmm yea that's kinda what I figured. I see you were tuned by him, what's the best way to contact him? I tried having a convo with him over FB and he did reply a couple times but I don't think he frequents it so i've been having difficulty reaching him.
Frankly, his communication skills suck, which makes the tune process more cumbersome than it already is, but the end results are worth the headaches. The tune makes a big difference!
You tune for a particular octane & that's it. The higher the octane, the more power you'll be able to get. The higher the fuel cost too, but that's negligible, IMO.

You can pick if you want an economy tune, max performance, or a balanced tune for performance with economy. Most people I know have tuned for the last one.
I imagine after tuning lots of Mazda 3's, he's got baseline tune parameters that he then modifies slightly for the custom tune. So he'd take that baseline & back it down a touch to give the average car a safety buffer for the hand held tune.
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