sorry a can tune will never touch a dyno tune unless its data logged and reflashed a few times. and thats a huge pain in the ass.
I think you have "canned" tunes and his "base" tunes confused. The guy has been around forever and obviously has a huge database of tunes for various modification levels. He sends you one that closely matches your mods and then you need to datalog and get it fine tuned for your exact setup.
That is common knowledge and the ONLY way to properly remote tune. Pain in the ass and all. He CLEARLY states that is the process to be followed when he sends you the first tune. At least he did with me.... If someone chooses NOT to datalog, then any failure is on them, IMHO.
Were their setups like mine? I am just trying to figure this out and determined what, if anything, to do next.
Do you have a printout of your tune with A/F ratio? If so and it is in the 11-11.5 range on boost and is even across the pull, I would be at ease. Do you have the handheld SCT tuner? I would datalog the car and look at the timing to see if there is any KR etc. You can save the files to a CSV that opens in Excel.
My car is similar to yours. I have been thru the tuning "grinder" and have experience with 3 tuners now. Haddad Motorsports was the first to dyno tune my car when they installed the SC and I had no probs. The shifting for my A6 was harsh though.
A bit later I had a cam/TC/LS3 conversion etc done by Synergy Motorsports (since they were closer to me) and I had to take it back for shifting probs and idle quality. Then I started having probs 6 months down the road when it inexplicably starting running pig rich, had starting probs and some intermittent shifting weirdness. He used the same dyno as Haddad and the same program (HPT). I had no codes no MIL etc....
This is when I decided to try [email protected]
I sent him my tune file to look at (he doesn't even use HPT but was nice enough to convert it to SCT to read it) to see if he could see anything wrong. He didn't like what he saw at all. Now I too thought "of course, he wants to sell me a tune" but I wasn't going back to a tuner that I had probs with so I took a chance and went with Ted.
Even with his "base" tune the car ran better than it ever had. After 2 data-logging runs and tune revisions plus some custom tweaks for my personal tastes on shifting, idle, off boost A/F ratio etc, the car is stunning! It has been rock solid
for me. It has the quickest most perfect shifting it has ever had in its life!!
I had a ZL1 pump, ADM FPCM and gears done recently and his tune updates for these mods were perfect as well.
I am not a JRE fanboy, just a thoroughly satisfied customer that has had tunes/tuners to compare to for first hand knowledge.
That is my .02 worth for ya.