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What is OVTune? Is it listed in the manual? And at how many miles?
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What is OVTune? Is it listed in the manual? And at how many miles?
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https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/...nt=27254804358

a $560 tune that is supposed to give you 20-30 hp on premium gas, but if you to dyno it, it'd probably a lot less than that, you're better off spending that on the suspension, but hell if you have money to burn
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https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/...nt=27254804358

a $560 tune that is supposed to give you 20-30 hp on premium gas, but if you to dyno it, it'd probably a lot less than that, you're better off spending that on the suspension, but hell if you have money to burn
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the car already has more than enough power for you make lane changes and pass other cars, especially with the kickdown gas pedal, whatever hp this overpriced tune may give you, would only be a slight increase of power in real life, you will feel it, but it won't really do much for your car, if you want to improve your car, you have to start with the suspension, considering is what this car excels at, handling.

a proper set of springs and shocks, rear sway bar, front strut bar, camber arms, a proper alignment, good tires

$560 for a tune and is still gonna get beat by a civic next to it
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It's not the HP, it's the lower-range torque that's worth the money.

I can switch between stock and the OVT on demand (just need my laptop with me) and if you drove my car with the two you'd choose the OVT flash every time.

The difference is not subtle -- at all -- any more than nozzles were on my ALH Jetta.

I took the latter in for a recall and the guy who did the work came up to me and asked "what the hell did you do to that car?" when he gave the keys back to me.

When I had my "6" window seals done (under recall) the guy who worked on it asked me the same thing.

Yeah.
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It's not the HP, it's the lower-range torque that's worth the money.

I can switch between stock and the OVT on demand (just need my laptop with me) and if you drove my car with the two you'd choose the OVT flash every time.

The difference is not subtle -- at all -- any more than nozzles were on my ALH Jetta.

I took the latter in for a recall and the guy who did the work came up to me and asked "what the hell did you do to that car?" when he gave the keys back to me.

When I had my "6" window seals done (under recall) the guy who worked on it asked me the same thing.

Yeah.
Anyone would choose the car with the OVT tune, but for free

Also, it seems many people from the OVT tune thread are concerned with long term reliability with this tune. You can have the OVT dude claim all the wants about not seeing any problems or anything, but he ain't nostradamus and this tune hasn't been around for many years. Remember, he is trying to sell a service, you think he is gonna tell you bad things will happen? LOL We simply don't know if this tune will cut the engine's life in half or not. Why risk reducing the life of your vehicle for a little more speed?

Maybe, if you don't plan to keep the car for too long, but those $560 could be used towards a car with a bigger engine anyway. If you plan to keep the car for 10 years, is not worth the risk.

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...Also, it seems many people from the OVT tune thread are concerned with long term reliability with this tune. You can have the OVT dude claim all the wants about not seeing any problems or anything, but he ain't nostradamus and this tune hasn't been around for many years.

I think you missed the part where Ticker Guy indicated that he has over 90,000 miles (at least) with the tune, and has had zero reliability issues with it. In fact, I don't recall reading of anyone who's had reliability issues associated with the tune....so, there's that.
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Actually, I have over 110,000 miles on the car now.... virtually all of them with the tune.

And zero issues.

Oh, I also have UOA's to back up that nothing bad internally is going on either.
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Does tickerguy owe mazda6suspension money or something?

Why in the world is he this concerned about how somebody he's never met (I assume) spends his money? If $560 makes the car more enjoyable to drive every time you get in it, why not do it?

As much as I have enjoyed my new to me 6, I have to admit the car would benefit from better low and mid-range torque. I understand it is designed with economy in mind and it is only an NA 4-cylinder engine pulling a fair amount of car around - you can only get so much from it. If this tune helps with that then it is an interesting proposition.
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Does tickerguy owe mazda6suspension money or something?

Why in the world is he this concerned about how somebody he's never met (I assume) spends his money? If $560 makes the car more enjoyable to drive every time you get in it, why not do it?

As much as I have enjoyed my new to me 6, I have to admit the car would benefit from better low and mid-range torque. I understand it is designed with economy in mind and it is only an NA 4-cylinder engine pulling a fair amount of car around - you can only get so much from it. If this tune helps with that then it is an interesting proposition.
tickerguy is a well-respected forum member who has contributed in many places with his experience and expertise. He's an excellent example of the OVTune working exactly as it should, and being worth every penny if you're looking for low-end torque.

Mazda6Suspension has very strong opinions that never take into account other people's experiences

Mazda6Suspension, Seiya, please give it a rest. If I want to spend $500 on a gold statue of The Rock to place on my dashboard, LET ME. It's MY car, it's MY money, and they're MY opinions.

I've heard nothing but good things about the low-end torque from OV's tune - and that's what it's geared towards. These cars are fine as they are, but if you're someone like me who came from the V6 Mazda 6, you miss that extra "oomph" when you get on it to pass someone.

Also - $500 towards a full engine upgrade/replacement is not going to get you too far.
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