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BACKGROUND:
I have to start by saying that I'm just an ordinary person with a typical office job so I'm not an expert with car tuning or analyzing algorithms. 
Hence dyno charts to me are just papers with numbers and if I don't even scrutinize my monthly phone bills or bank statements, dyno charts bear little meanings to me. 

What matters more to me is really how the car moves and reacts to your right foot. 
That instincts you get when you are behind the wheel instead of obsessing over a paper with 4 curves on axes.

Of course having said that, the feeling of how you like your car is very subjective. 
Some prefer comfort over power and some will go all out for power forgoing comfort. 
Add in aesthetics and ICE dimensions, the ideal car ride becomes a very different ball game for everyone.

My perspective might not be agreeable with everyone but I'm just sharing the professionalism and great outcome that I have experienced.
And I'm also hoping to share some insights for those who are considering to tune your ride. 

WHY CUSTOM TUNE:
Having tuned a couple or more times with some tuners on my previous ride, I guess I can differentiate between good and bad tuning experiences. 
Naturally I have a rough idea what I would like for my ride.
Piggyback is never an ideal option for me because I don't fancy the idea of having software to deceive your hardware to work into overdrive.
Imagine it's like telling your mobile phone to go into fast charging mode without addressing heat dissipation in the hardware. (Kind of like a recipe for another epic phone explosion)
Hence ideally I would like to address intake, exhaust and maybe turbo when I tune my ECU which can only be achieved via a custom tune (to my own driving style). 

Tuning a Merc is not rocket science but flashing its ECU is probably not easy.
Naturally since they are selling a C200 and C250 with same specifications only different mapping.
Having someone flash a C200 map that beats a C250 will make their Merc product positioning look stupid.
The main hurdle will be to find someone who can both tune AND flash the ECU.

DYNOTECHNICA:
I tried asking around for workshops who can do that but even though a couple of workshops claimed they could flash the ECU, they did not give me great confidence that they are able to let me custom tune during our conversations.

In fact I have already given up hope that we can find a tuner who can both flash and tune a Merc ECU until I chanced upon Dynotechnica through the Sgmerc chat groups. 
Being a skeptic as I am and after all the futile search, I wasn't convinced that this workshop can do that either.

Luckily someone (I shall refer to him as K from now) from the group chat have the same ride as me and K said he was going to get his ride done up by Dynotechnica. 
In the chat, K seems pretty confident that Dynotechnica cos he has been fixing up his rides with them for the past 10+ years.
As at that time they were still waiting for the hardware to arrive so I did some of own research online before going down to Dynotechnica to understand more.
Not going to elaborate on the hardware but in a nutshell, it unlocks "anti-tuning" feature and allows a great extent of custom tune.
More info here on Trasdata by Dimsport 

The hardware finally arrived and K went down to Dynotechnica earlier to get his ECU removed.
I reached later in time to see how the technicians opened up the ECU.
They seemed to have a good sense as to where the silicon glue lines are when slicing the penknife across the ECU part lines.
On that note I was pretty impressed with their craftsmanship.
Then K introduced me to Benny, the main tuner.
Benny was very detailed and comprehensive in his explanation on what he will be doing for K's ride step by step from scanning the ECU to uploading to Dimsport for verifications, and to using dyno for tuning.
Obviously K has already told Benny about his plans for turbo and exhaust as well and Benny was able to plan it for K.
As I mentioned earlier on my tuning experiences, Benny came across to me as a very good if not best tuner I have met.
Some may argue that I haven't even tuned my ride but after half a day in the workshop with Benny, I have absolute confidence that he is the right guy to help me with my ride.

I wanted to be very sure that Dynotechnica is able to deliver hence waited to see if K has any issues with his ride first.
One week after K tuned his ride, everything was still working perfectly and he experienced no CEL issues nor power loss.
That firmed up my decision and I fixed a date with Benny to start the operation for my ride.

PROFESSIONALISM AND PERSONALIZED:
Ask any customer what are the most important traits they would like to see in the service industry and they will probably say professionalism but with a personalized touch as one of their top few answers.
These are the exact words I have to describe Benny and his team.

As I am working regular hours (unlike some of my Sgmerc forum friends), Ubi is pretty far for me to get to. 
So I arranged with Benny for me to drop off my ride the night before and as he stays in the west, he was also kind enough to send me back to my door step.

During the ride, I explained to Benny what my intentions are for my ride (I will skip the details here as different people have different requirements).
Benny was able to give me some options for me to decide and he explained to me some of the pros and cons for each option.
This is where I will advice whoever am thinking of tuning your ride, do have a conversation with Benny prior so that he can better serve your needs/wants (nobody needs more power... It's more of a want)

The next day arrives, Benny actually sent me updates in the morning and afternoon on what is actually happening to my ride.
I wasn't really expecting that but was just hoping that everything will be done by the evening so that I can pick it up and go home after work.
Unfortunately at about 3pm, Benny texted me saying that I might need to leave my ride with him for one more day as he has to wait for Dimsport to get back to him about my map.
He explained that he needs to spend some time to tune the ride even after getting the map back from Dimsport.
Bummer but what's another day of Uber anyway.

On day two, again Benny sent me updates and a picture of the dyno chart after the tuning.
I finally got to the workshop in the evening (FYI, Comfort costs less than Uber during peak hours).
When I reached, Benny brought me out for a test drive.

OUTCOME
For the record, I was driving a 2.5l turbo coupe with cleared airway before this ride.
After changing to the current ride, I had missed the G force that pulls you backwards whenever you floor the accelerator.

I have finally found back the thrill...
Obviously not as powerful as the previous ride but this was good enough for me.

Benny had also helped me tune my ride to be smoother and more comfortable in the lower RPMs and only to kick in on a slightly later stage.
That's cos I wasn't too keen to make the car all jerky and stuff considering some days I have to ferry my wife and hopefully kids in the future.
I wanted it to be comfort still but when I am alone in my car, I have to option to go on quick acceleration.

He advised me to drive around for a week and if I need to further customize my driving style, he will make the tweaks for me.

Some of my forum friends have the opportunity to sit in my ride and I have only heard good feedback from everyone.
No loud exhaust let alone droning, nice turbo sound, fantastic torque (and of cos the KW springs were really comfortable).

In conclusion, I feel that this is how a Mercedes (or a even a good car) should behave.
Tame when you need to have comfort (and avoid complaints from your wife/mum about loud noise and reckless driving), and when you need it, the surging power that kicks in smoothly for all your desires.

Thanks for reading this long posting.
I wanted to make sure I write an objective review about Benny and Dynotechnica so I actually waited for a week or two to make sure my ride was fine before penning down my thoughts.

In fact, just a couple of days back, Benny actually messaged me to ask me how is my ride.
To be honest, I have never met any workshops that does follow-ups on their work.
Really impressed with the tuning outcome and their service level.

Thumbs up for them!

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So glad that you like benny professional custom tuning. Haha bet you enjoying your car to the fullest now. 

I will also write a review soon. So far car is good and well after tuning. Will post my review soon. Thumbs up to dynotechnica:)

Happy for you. 

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1 hour ago, Keanho said:

So glad that you like benny professional custom tuning. Haha bet you enjoying your car to the fullest now. 

I will also write a review soon. So far car is good and well after tuning. Will post my review soon. Thumbs up to dynotechnica:)

Happy for you nicky. 

I hear MooMoo say now your car got piang piang sound liao ley.. Next MU can see see look look.

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Got my W204 FL tuned on 31 Oct Mon at Dynotechnica as well and car now feels lively. Car pick up speed in double quick time. 

As this is a custom tune, it took 1 day for the tune to be completed. Benny and staff were friendly and careful with my ride throughout.

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On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 11:10 PM, godfathervii said:

BACKGROUND:
I have to start by saying that I'm just an ordinary person with a typical office job so I'm not an expert with car tuning or analyzing algorithms. 
Hence dyno charts to me are just papers with numbers and if I don't even scrutinize my monthly phone bills or bank statements, dyno charts bear little meanings to me. 

What matters more to me is really how the car moves and reacts to your right foot. 
That instincts you get when you are behind the wheel instead of obsessing over a paper with 4 curves on axes.

Of course having said that, the feeling of how you like your car is very subjective. 
Some prefer comfort over power and some will go all out for power forgoing comfort. 
Add in aesthetics and ICE dimensions, the ideal car ride becomes a very different ball game for everyone.

My perspective might not be agreeable with everyone but I'm just sharing the professionalism and great outcome that I have experienced.
And I'm also hoping to share some insights for those who are considering to tune your ride. 

WHY CUSTOM TUNE:
Having tuned a couple or more times with some tuners on my previous ride, I guess I can differentiate between good and bad tuning experiences. 
Naturally I have a rough idea what I would like for my ride.
Piggyback is never an ideal option for me because I don't fancy the idea of having software to deceive your hardware to work into overdrive.
Imagine it's like telling your mobile phone to go into fast charging mode without addressing heat dissipation in the hardware. (Kind of like a recipe for another epic phone explosion)
Hence ideally I would like to address intake, exhaust and maybe turbo when I tune my ECU which can only be achieved via a custom tune (to my own driving style). 

Tuning a Merc is not rocket science but flashing its ECU is probably not easy.
Naturally since they are selling a C200 and C250 with same specifications only different mapping.
Having someone flash a C200 map that beats a C250 will make their Merc product positioning look stupid.
The main hurdle will be to find someone who can both tune AND flash the ECU.

DYNOTECHNICA:
I tried asking around for workshops who can do that but even though a couple of workshops claimed they could flash the ECU, they did not give me great confidence that they are able to let me custom tune during our conversations.

In fact I have already given up hope that we can find a tuner who can both flash and tune a Merc ECU until I chanced upon Dynotechnica through the Sgmerc chat groups. 
Being a skeptic as I am and after all the futile search, I wasn't convinced that this workshop can do that either.

Luckily someone (I shall refer to him as K from now) from the group chat have the same ride as me and K said he was going to get his ride done up by Dynotechnica. 
In the chat, K seems pretty confident that Dynotechnica cos he has been fixing up his rides with them for the past 10+ years.
As at that time they were still waiting for the hardware to arrive so I did some of own research online before going down to Dynotechnica to understand more.
Not going to elaborate on the hardware but in a nutshell, it unlocks "anti-tuning" feature and allows a great extent of custom tune.
More info here on Trasdata by Dimsport 

The hardware finally arrived and K went down to Dynotechnica earlier to get his ECU removed.
I reached later in time to see how the technicians opened up the ECU.
They seemed to have a good sense as to where the silicon glue lines are when slicing the penknife across the ECU part lines.
On that note I was pretty impressed with their craftsmanship.
Then K introduced me to Benny, the main tuner.
Benny was very detailed and comprehensive in his explanation on what he will be doing for K's ride step by step from scanning the ECU to uploading to Dimsport for verifications, and to using dyno for tuning.
Obviously K has already told Benny about his plans for turbo and exhaust as well and Benny was able to plan it for K.
As I mentioned earlier on my tuning experiences, Benny came across to me as a very good if not best tuner I have met.
Some may argue that I haven't even tuned my ride but after half a day in the workshop with Benny, I have absolute confidence that he is the right guy to help me with my ride.

I wanted to be very sure that Dynotechnica is able to deliver hence waited to see if K has any issues with his ride first.
One week after K tuned his ride, everything was still working perfectly and he experienced no CEL issues nor power loss.
That firmed up my decision and I fixed a date with Benny to start the operation for my ride.

PROFESSIONALISM AND PERSONALIZED:
Ask any customer what are the most important traits they would like to see in the service industry and they will probably say professionalism but with a personalized touch as one of their top few answers.
These are the exact words I have to describe Benny and his team.

As I am working regular hours (unlike some of my Sgmerc forum friends), Ubi is pretty far for me to get to. 
So I arranged with Benny for me to drop off my ride the night before and as he stays in the west, he was also kind enough to send me back to my door step.

During the ride, I explained to Benny what my intentions are for my ride (I will skip the details here as different people have different requirements).
Benny was able to give me some options for me to decide and he explained to me some of the pros and cons for each option.
This is where I will advice whoever am thinking of tuning your ride, do have a conversation with Benny prior so that he can better serve your needs/wants (nobody needs more power... It's more of a want)

The next day arrives, Benny actually sent me updates in the morning and afternoon on what is actually happening to my ride.
I wasn't really expecting that but was just hoping that everything will be done by the evening so that I can pick it up and go home after work.
Unfortunately at about 3pm, Benny texted me saying that I might need to leave my ride with him for one more day as he has to wait for Dimsport to get back to him about my map.
He explained that he needs to spend some time to tune the ride even after getting the map back from Dimsport.
Bummer but what's another day of Uber anyway.

On day two, again Benny sent me updates and a picture of the dyno chart after the tuning.
I finally got to the workshop in the evening (FYI, Comfort costs less than Uber during peak hours).
When I reached, Benny brought me out for a test drive.

OUTCOME
For the record, I was driving a 2.5l turbo coupe with cleared airway before this ride.
After changing to the current ride, I had missed the G force that pulls you backwards whenever you floor the accelerator.

I have finally found back the thrill...
Obviously not as powerful as the previous ride but this was good enough for me.

Benny had also helped me tune my ride to be smoother and more comfortable in the lower RPMs and only to kick in on a slightly later stage.
That's cos I wasn't too keen to make the car all jerky and stuff considering some days I have to ferry my wife and hopefully kids in the future.
I wanted it to be comfort still but when I am alone in my car, I have to option to go on quick acceleration.

He advised me to drive around for a week and if I need to further customize my driving style, he will make the tweaks for me.

Some of my forum friends have the opportunity to sit in my ride and I have only heard good feedback from everyone.
No loud exhaust let alone droning, nice turbo sound, fantastic torque (and of cos the KW springs were really comfortable).

In conclusion, I feel that this is how a Mercedes (or a even a good car) should behave.
Tame when you need to have comfort (and avoid complaints from your wife/mum about loud noise and reckless driving), and when you need it, the surging power that kicks in smoothly for all your desires.

Thanks for reading this long posting.
I wanted to make sure I write an objective review about Benny and Dynotechnica so I actually waited for a week or two to make sure my ride was fine before penning down my thoughts.

In fact, just a couple of days back, Benny actually messaged me to ask me how is my ride.
To be honest, I have never met any workshops that does follow-ups on their work.
Really impressed with the tuning outcome and their service level.

Thumbs up for them!

Thanks for the detailed sharing...

sound good to have this trustworthy tuner in the plate for choice...

would like to understand more from the tuner customising my ride...

can provide his contact and address??

cheers!!

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Oh his name is benny  he is the boss and tuner of dynotechnica. 

Add is 53 Ubi Avenue 1 #01-37 Paya Ubi Industrial Park S(408698) . signboard is dynotechnica performance specialist.

his hp is 96919222. 

his facebk page is dynotechnica performance specialist. 

Facebook is dynotechnicaBennyNg. 

he very humble, honest and friendly  simply drop by to have a discussion with him. Nice and down to earth gentleman. 

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51 minutes ago, Keanho said:

Oh his name is benny  he is the boss and tuner of dynotechnica. 

Add is 53 Ubi Avenue 1 #01-37 Paya Ubi Industrial Park S(408698) . signboard is dynotechnica performance specialist.

his hp is 96919222. 

his facebk page is dynotechnica performance specialist. 

Facebook is dynotechnicaBennyNg. 

he very humble, honest and friendly  simply drop by to have a discussion with him. Nice and down to earth gentleman. 

Great!!... the location is convenient...

Many thanks for the info... 

Cheers!! 

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On 04/11/2016 at 10:45 AM, Pineboy said:

Great!!... the location is convenient...

Many thanks for the info... 

Cheers!! 

Yes the.location is good. In addition benny tuning skill is top notch. it is customize tuning compare to other workshop that simply tried to flash a map into Mercedes-Benz ecu but to no avail  every car characteristics are different therefore the need for custom tuning is of paramount importance  

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On 03/11/2016 at 10:19 AM, LoneLyBy2 said:

I hear MooMoo say now your car got piang piang sound liao ley.. Next MU can see see look look.

Piang Piang till I want do Liao 🙄 Damn toxic 

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On 2 November 2016 at 11:10 PM, godfathervii said:

BACKGROUND:
I have to start by saying that I'm just an ordinary person with a typical office job so I'm not an expert with car tuning or analyzing algorithms. 
Hence dyno charts to me are just papers with numbers and if I don't even scrutinize my monthly phone bills or bank statements, dyno charts bear little meanings to me. 

What matters more to me is really how the car moves and reacts to your right foot. 
That instincts you get when you are behind the wheel instead of obsessing over a paper with 4 curves on axes.

Of course having said that, the feeling of how you like your car is very subjective. 
Some prefer comfort over power and some will go all out for power forgoing comfort. 
Add in aesthetics and ICE dimensions, the ideal car ride becomes a very different ball game for everyone.

My perspective might not be agreeable with everyone but I'm just sharing the professionalism and great outcome that I have experienced.
And I'm also hoping to share some insights for those who are considering to tune your ride. 

WHY CUSTOM TUNE:
Having tuned a couple or more times with some tuners on my previous ride, I guess I can differentiate between good and bad tuning experiences. 
Naturally I have a rough idea what I would like for my ride.
Piggyback is never an ideal option for me because I don't fancy the idea of having software to deceive your hardware to work into overdrive.
Imagine it's like telling your mobile phone to go into fast charging mode without addressing heat dissipation in the hardware. (Kind of like a recipe for another epic phone explosion)
Hence ideally I would like to address intake, exhaust and maybe turbo when I tune my ECU which can only be achieved via a custom tune (to my own driving style). 

Tuning a Merc is not rocket science but flashing its ECU is probably not easy.
Naturally since they are selling a C200 and C250 with same specifications only different mapping.
Having someone flash a C200 map that beats a C250 will make their Merc product positioning look stupid.
The main hurdle will be to find someone who can both tune AND flash the ECU.

DYNOTECHNICA:
I tried asking around for workshops who can do that but even though a couple of workshops claimed they could flash the ECU, they did not give me great confidence that they are able to let me custom tune during our conversations.

In fact I have already given up hope that we can find a tuner who can both flash and tune a Merc ECU until I chanced upon Dynotechnica through the Sgmerc chat groups. 
Being a skeptic as I am and after all the futile search, I wasn't convinced that this workshop can do that either.

Luckily someone (I shall refer to him as K from now) from the group chat have the same ride as me and K said he was going to get his ride done up by Dynotechnica. 
In the chat, K seems pretty confident that Dynotechnica cos he has been fixing up his rides with them for the past 10+ years.
As at that time they were still waiting for the hardware to arrive so I did some of own research online before going down to Dynotechnica to understand more.
Not going to elaborate on the hardware but in a nutshell, it unlocks "anti-tuning" feature and allows a great extent of custom tune.
More info here on Trasdata by Dimsport 

The hardware finally arrived and K went down to Dynotechnica earlier to get his ECU removed.
I reached later in time to see how the technicians opened up the ECU.
They seemed to have a good sense as to where the silicon glue lines are when slicing the penknife across the ECU part lines.
On that note I was pretty impressed with their craftsmanship.
Then K introduced me to Benny, the main tuner.
Benny was very detailed and comprehensive in his explanation on what he will be doing for K's ride step by step from scanning the ECU to uploading to Dimsport for verifications, and to using dyno for tuning.
Obviously K has already told Benny about his plans for turbo and exhaust as well and Benny was able to plan it for K.
As I mentioned earlier on my tuning experiences, Benny came across to me as a very good if not best tuner I have met.
Some may argue that I haven't even tuned my ride but after half a day in the workshop with Benny, I have absolute confidence that he is the right guy to help me with my ride.

I wanted to be very sure that Dynotechnica is able to deliver hence waited to see if K has any issues with his ride first.
One week after K tuned his ride, everything was still working perfectly and he experienced no CEL issues nor power loss.
That firmed up my decision and I fixed a date with Benny to start the operation for my ride.

PROFESSIONALISM AND PERSONALIZED:
Ask any customer what are the most important traits they would like to see in the service industry and they will probably say professionalism but with a personalized touch as one of their top few answers.
These are the exact words I have to describe Benny and his team.

As I am working regular hours (unlike some of my Sgmerc forum friends), Ubi is pretty far for me to get to. 
So I arranged with Benny for me to drop off my ride the night before and as he stays in the west, he was also kind enough to send me back to my door step.

During the ride, I explained to Benny what my intentions are for my ride (I will skip the details here as different people have different requirements).
Benny was able to give me some options for me to decide and he explained to me some of the pros and cons for each option.
This is where I will advice whoever am thinking of tuning your ride, do have a conversation with Benny prior so that he can better serve your needs/wants (nobody needs more power... It's more of a want)

The next day arrives, Benny actually sent me updates in the morning and afternoon on what is actually happening to my ride.
I wasn't really expecting that but was just hoping that everything will be done by the evening so that I can pick it up and go home after work.
Unfortunately at about 3pm, Benny texted me saying that I might need to leave my ride with him for one more day as he has to wait for Dimsport to get back to him about my map.
He explained that he needs to spend some time to tune the ride even after getting the map back from Dimsport.
Bummer but what's another day of Uber anyway.

On day two, again Benny sent me updates and a picture of the dyno chart after the tuning.
I finally got to the workshop in the evening (FYI, Comfort costs less than Uber during peak hours).
When I reached, Benny brought me out for a test drive.

OUTCOME
For the record, I was driving a 2.5l turbo coupe with cleared airway before this ride.
After changing to the current ride, I had missed the G force that pulls you backwards whenever you floor the accelerator.

I have finally found back the thrill...
Obviously not as powerful as the previous ride but this was good enough for me.

Benny had also helped me tune my ride to be smoother and more comfortable in the lower RPMs and only to kick in on a slightly later stage.
That's cos I wasn't too keen to make the car all jerky and stuff considering some days I have to ferry my wife and hopefully kids in the future.
I wanted it to be comfort still but when I am alone in my car, I have to option to go on quick acceleration.

He advised me to drive around for a week and if I need to further customize my driving style, he will make the tweaks for me.

Some of my forum friends have the opportunity to sit in my ride and I have only heard good feedback from everyone.
No loud exhaust let alone droning, nice turbo sound, fantastic torque (and of cos the KW springs were really comfortable).

In conclusion, I feel that this is how a Mercedes (or a even a good car) should behave.
Tame when you need to have comfort (and avoid complaints from your wife/mum about loud noise and reckless driving), and when you need it, the surging power that kicks in smoothly for all your desires.

Thanks for reading this long posting.
I wanted to make sure I write an objective review about Benny and Dynotechnica so I actually waited for a week or two to make sure my ride was fine before penning down my thoughts.

In fact, just a couple of days back, Benny actually messaged me to ask me how is my ride.
To be honest, I have never met any workshops that does follow-ups on their work.
Really impressed with the tuning outcome and their service level.

Thumbs up for them!

Is this an advertisement for a local shop? Its a really long advertisement and I still don't understand what this is about. How can this help an S300?

 

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2 hours ago, vincentwee said:

Is this an advertisement for a local shop? Its a really long advertisement and I still don't understand what this is about. How can this help an S300?

 

Hi @vincentwee,

I'm sorry that you saw my post as a long advertisement.

In fact I have to say I'm a little bemused by your response.

My objective of the post was to share with fellow members on the pros, cons and challenges between using piggybacks, loading and custom tuning ECU maps. (And any other hardware mods that could affect the ECU)

Partly motivated as well cos I have heard many bros (and maybe sis) complaining about the issues they have faced with piggybacks and simply loading ECU maps from other workshops.

Hence I thought it will be good to share my positive experience with Dynotechnica rather than having more peers to go through more painful experiences.

I am not trying to convince but merely informing my peers here about tuning workshops. End of the day the decision lies with the car owner.

 

As for your difficulties in understanding of my post, if it is too complicated, I can suggest you to ignore it or try to contact Benny @Dynotechnica to find out more about tuning.

He has tuned more luxurious cars like Bentley and beast-mode cars like GTR before so I think a S300 should not be too big of an issue for him. (Best to check with him though.)

And I'm pretty sure he will be able to explain much better than me since that's really more of his job than mine. 

Maybe it's not a question of how it will help a S300 but rather a question of how you want your S300's driving experience to be.

 

I'm sorry again if this reply is too long for you. Perhaps it is in my nature to be longwinded.

;)

 

 

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On 15 November 2016 at 0:40 AM, godfathervii said:

Hi @vincentwee,

I'm sorry that you saw my post as a long advertisement.

In fact I have to say I'm a little bemused by your response.

My objective of the post was to share with fellow members on the pros, cons and challenges between using piggybacks, loading and custom tuning ECU maps. (And any other hardware mods that could affect the ECU)

Partly motivated as well cos I have heard many bros (and maybe sis) complaining about the issues they have faced with piggybacks and simply loading ECU maps from other workshops.

Hence I thought it will be good to share my positive experience with Dynotechnica rather than having more peers to go through more painful experiences.

I am not trying to convince but merely informing my peers here about tuning workshops. End of the day the decision lies with the car owner.

 

As for your difficulties in understanding of my post, if it is too complicated, I can suggest you to ignore it or try to contact Benny @Dynotechnica to find out more about tuning.

He has tuned more luxurious cars like Bentley and beast-mode cars like GTR before so I think a S300 should not be too big of an issue for him. (Best to check with him though.)

And I'm pretty sure he will be able to explain much better than me since that's really more of his job than mine. 

Maybe it's not a question of how it will help a S300 but rather a question of how you want your S300's driving experience to be.

 

I'm sorry again if this reply is too long for you. Perhaps it is in my nature to be longwinded.

;)

 

 

Sorry you are bemused by my reply. I'm just saying it like it is. It does very much look like an advertisement. I was bemused by the length of it.

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Hi Vincent,

It's not an advertisement.

I took my time to draft the long posting is because I felt @Dynotechnica deserved my review and by no means have they paid me for the review.

 

The power of forums like SGMerc comes from members writing truthful feedback and sharing information so that the community benefits from it.

Coming to the forum to gain more knowledge, is that not why you are here as well?

Remarks about "postings are like advertisements" will only further discourage future posting from members.
Would we not have undermined the very essence of this forum?

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5 hours ago, godfathervii said:

Hi Vincent,

It's not an advertisement.

I took my time to draft the long posting is because I felt @Dynotechnica deserved my review and by no means have they paid me for the review.

 

The power of forums like SGMerc comes from members writing truthful feedback and sharing information so that the community benefits from it.

Coming to the forum to gain more knowledge, is that not why you are here as well?

Remarks about "postings are like advertisements" will only further discourage future posting from members.
Would we not have undermined the very essence of this forum?

the same goes for what I'm saying. If I'm not allowed to voice an opinion, then the forum's existence is questionable too. All I'm saying is that the review is extremely long and I got kind of bored reading it 1/4 of the way through. If it could be summarized and hit straight to the point, it may be more effective. Not everyone has the time to read long posts. BUT everyone wants to know of a good product. So, cutting it short may help educate more people. 

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20 minutes ago, vincentwee said:

the same goes for what I'm saying. If I'm not allowed to voice an opinion, then the forum's existence is questionable too. All I'm saying is that the review is extremely long and I got kind of bored reading it 1/4 of the way through. If it could be summarized and hit straight to the point, it may be more effective. Not everyone has the time to read long posts. BUT everyone wants to know of a good product. So, cutting it short may help educate more people. 

Hi Vincent. 

Noted with thanks. Having said that, different medicine works for different people. As I mentioned in my first reply to you, perhaps this post is not suitable for you.

Tuning cars is not a cheap sport nor a one-stop shop mentality. I believe it is important that proper research is done by individuals before falling into marketing hype and spending unnecessary money. (I cannot afford a S class like you.) 😏

Hence my long post. 

Kindly refrain from insinuating my post is an advertisement. Much appreciated. 

Let's keep the forum alive by posting constructive remarks. 

 

As for your reply to xertini, he is also a member of sgmerc. I was telling him casually that I'm a bit annoyed that someone has been "labelling" my post as an ad. Think that was his emo reaction, cos unlike you, he felt that the post was informative and useful.

 

Finally, I wouldn't affiliate any members to workshops that easily. Every workshops has their fanbase. How fans react is independent from the workshop. The Dynotechnica staff has been very friendly and approachable. 

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Come on people. This is a civilised platform for all to share valuable information good and bad alike for the benefit of all members. The impending flame war is certainly counter-productive and should stop before the entire situation gets out-of-hand.

Thank you folks.

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All 'flaming' and non-helpful posts have been removed.

@godfathervii please keep contributing your experiences so other members can be well informed. we are all here to share as fellow Merc owners.

@vincentwee Vincent bro, xertini's posts have been removed. let's keep the topic on track, thank you!

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I'm nt affiliated, nor linked, nor get paid by  this above said dynotechnica. 

I guess alot pple knw him too. Boss benny. I've nt engage his service before, as i have my own preffered tuners, n wrkshop. 

But truthfully, human n human, there were always like & duns. And usually the negatives side were always caused by misunderstandings, etc. 

honest means honest, good means good, regardless how the story tweak, eventually truth will always resurface. So time will tell. 

I dun knw them very detail. Boss benny n dynotech. But truth is they have been in this line for long, long enugh for so many dislike to bring them down too. But, i believe they're doing well. 

If really no gd, also won't last so long. Same goes to all realationship. 

Just wanna say something fair nia. No offenece to all bro, n sis here. 

Like it or nt, hard to please everybody, biz is tough, gd one will preserve n move forward. 

I think cannot say tat admin n mods protecting biz owner. I'm nt admin neither mods. 

I just tot it shld be fair. So really no offence to haters n owners. 

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On 30/11/2016 at 3:06 PM, giggss said:

@godfathervii did you make any other hardware upgrade to your ride (such as air intake , exhaust, etc) for this tuning?

Hi giggss, I'll pm u my changes.

 

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On 28/11/2016 at 10:30 PM, snsd555 said:

All 'flaming' and non-helpful posts have been removed.

@godfathervii please keep contributing your experiences so other members can be well informed. we are all here to share as fellow Merc owners.

@vincentwee Vincent bro, xertini's posts have been removed. let's keep the topic on track, thank you!

Thanks.

Appreciate the moderation. 👍

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First and foremost, I ought to declare to everyone I am not working for Dynotechnica Performance Specialist. I consider him as my benefactor as well as a Friend whom I know for a decade. 


I strongly recommend this workshop as Benny who is the boss/tuner is indeed capable, knowledgeable with vast experiences and expertise. I hereby state I am not affiliated with Dynotechnica Performance Specialist. In addition I don't need any incentives or benefits from him to sustain my way of life. 

I run my own business outlet and have enough finances to sustain my family and lifestyle. I get to know Benny and his mechanics about 10 over years ago. It was by pure coincidence that my Friend introduced me to this workshop. 

At that point in time, I was driving a Subaru Subaru Wrx and my previous tuner blew my engine. I bought a new engine but to my dismay, my previous tuner was unable to solve my car tuning issues. My car was running very lean and without any boost. Fortunately I got to know Benny and he managed to solve my car problematic tuning issues.  

My car was tuned till it produces impressive performance.  I got addicted to power and I began to modify my car as I craved for more bhp and torque. On and off I have changed many set up. 

I have been to awful and shoddy workshop such as sparks motor sports (closed down). I spent 10k there and they totally messed up my car。For 3 months I am left stranded with no car. As that workshop was a collaboration between 2 workshop hence My car kept going to the workshop located at Sin Ming. What they did was persistently asking me to change hardwares, autronics ecu and even to the extend of asking me to change another engine. 

In the nick of time, Benny asked me to head back to his workshop and troubleshoot. In less than an hour they managed to detect why my car was without boost. They solved my car woes, Therefore I look upon Benny as my benefactor and from that time onwards, I trust his savvy and talented mechanics. 

I had to spent 20k+ on lousy workshop and incompetent tuner to learn a lesson. The main reason why I wrote this is because I do not want newbies to end up like me spending unnecessary money, time and effort on dreadful workshop with amateur tuners and inexperienced mechanics. 

Many had pondered the reasons why I am so supportive of Dynotechnica and are skeptical of this renowned workshop that has been around for more than 15 years. Therefore I had decided to pen down the reasons why I am so supportive of Dynotechnica.  

I am so supportive of Dynotechnica as they are exceedingly professional, well versed and had tuned more than 10k of cars up to date of any makes and models. 

Before purchasing this C200 W205, I traded in my Subaru Wrx for a brand new Volkswagen Jetta. However engine stall with gearbox jerks issues made me sold off that car in less than 4 months. 

After collection of my car and driving around for more than 6 months, I have decided to tune my C200 W205. Some might ponder why I do not want to get the AMG version, I have a budding family and my Sister is almost the same height as me, hence CLA45 is not suitable for me. As for other higher end version. It is out of my league. In addition I prefer the interior and exterior look of the new  C Class. 

The hardware and software to tune Mercedes Benz ECU had finally arrived at Dynotechnica. It is a true authentic customised ecu tuning and after tuning, the map will stay in and last. It is known as dimsports transdata. 

Do take note, some other tuners will simply tired to flash their way in to Merc ecu, however it doesn't work that way and the map they flashed in will not stay Long. Eventually Mercs ecu map will revert it back to stock. In additional, certain tuner simply flash the same map to all the cars. Tuning doesn't work that way. Every car characteristics are different even for stock cars, they don't do 100% customised tuning. With some throttle control installed, many car owners would assumed their tuning works however they are under the wrong impression and deluded. The money paid for is unjustifiable and not value for money. 

I was extremely thrilled and elated when Benny is ready to do a 100% authentic customised tuning for me, Therefore I booked an appointment with Benny. 

The day came and it took Benny a day, just to tune my car. He used dimsports transdata and carefully loaded the customized map into my  car ecu. Car went up for Dyno tune and It took several hours. It was a 100% customised tuning therefore it took that Long. 

I was very amazed with the tuning results. The increment of the torque is substantial and I simply love the G force and bhp squeezing from my car set up. Driving around gives me a rush of adrenaline with my heart palpitating rapidly. 

I am now having so much fun and joy driving my car around. Low end and high end driving is incredibly awesome. The torque is simply mind blowing and remarkable. 

This is why I love Benny's tuning so much. The time and effort Benny put in, with umpteen Dyno run to perfect and optimise the car set up really left me on cloud nine. I applaud and appreciate him for all the effort put in tuning my Mercedes Benz C Class C200 w205 Amgline. 

 

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If you have been following this thread, I ended off saying that Benny messaged to ask me how was my ride.

I thought that was really good service from a workshop.

 

Surprisingly just two weeks back, Benny texted me again.

In a gist he said: "I've learnt more new things about tuning Mercedes and would like to update your map."

 

Apparently he has been working on a couple of C-class, K's ride (other member on the forum that introduced me to DTC, see first post) and sorting out S's ride (a fellow member whose ECU kind of got literally wacked into a bad shape by another tuning workshop). He also worked on couple of CLA and E-class and hence learnt a few new parameters for the new map.

 

Wow, if you ask me.

Hence I went down and got my map updated at no extra cost.

Yer, you read it correct, it was at no extra charge cos he told me that it was part of the tuning package.

 

At this point, I'd like to emphasize that tuner relationship is very important because the driver will need to work closely with the tuner to iron out the little kinks in his ride.

Tuning a car is not like buying grocery, going into a shop expecting the car to be tuned when you pick it up at the cashier.

There are small kinks that the driver has to identify and work out with the tuner.

 

I had told Benny before that my acceleration on my 5th and 6th gear was slow on the pick-up.

This time round, he tuned the map such that my torque request comes in earlier.

It worked perfectly well.

Overtaking on expressways are smoother now cos the car feels more responsive.

 

I'm going to end my post here in case I get accused that my post sounds like an advertisement (again).

But before that all I have to say is Dynotechnica is a workshop that deserves me spending a bit more time to write a proper review.

As some other members have said before, the workshop has been around for many years.

Obviously they are doing something right.

Pay a visit to the workshop, never once is the workshop not busy.

 

Thanks again for reading.

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This review is way OVERDUE!!!

My name is Max, my current ride is a CLA.  Ride is now 1.5years old.  When i visited Dynotechnica my ride was then 1 year old.  My initial plans when i bought the CLA was to 'unleashed' its supposed performance. I do not want to be too explicit here, there may be authorities in here ploughing through....

Fast-Forward... an appointment was setup for me ride... a 15mins chat with Tuner/Owner Benny convinced me he does knows how to handle a conti.  With help from some bros i was shown a very specialised equipment that was used to Tune a merc ECU. (DIMSPORT Transdata)  i did a fair bit of reading up on it so i dun have to waste time asking benny noobie qns.  Benny was a unassuming and humble Tuner/Owner,  never over bearing due to his vast experience neither pushy for a sale.  As a matter of fact,  i have seen him engaging 1st time owners whom are tuning their rides, he gives very honest/sincere answers, to an extent a suspecting person might think he is using "reverse-pyscology" sales technique!!!  hahahahaha   This character trait of him is very assuring, newbie or noob car owners embarking on their passion of customising their ride performance will not be intimidated or peer-pressured to jump into it!

Next thing i observed in Dynotechnica is something that shows Benny treats his boys there like a TEAM!  His management style in his workshop is commendable.  Every one of his boys are trusted and dependable.  This allows him time to talk to his customers, takes time to explain necessary pros/cons of wad you will be expecting.  Dun get me wrong, he is still busy like bowling balls in a bowling alley!!!  Its just he makes an effort to engage with YOU!  We(car owners) tend to go overboard/over-zealous when it comes to 'ZNG-ing' our rides, rest assured, Benny is not all about $$$.  You will feel it when you meet him.

Finally, lets talk about the tune...

I got more than what i expected of course...  Prior to me visiting him, all i want for christmas was to unleash my ride to be CLA200.  Some guys will ask, why not CLA250???  Bear in mind the CLA250 is 4-matic...  hence to be fair.

I shall not post figures of my dyno chart here, let my ASS do the talking!!!  MY CLA DCT now rides like a K24 MANual(i have good experience from a del-sol to an EK to a Euro R), i shit you not guys, abeit the DCT still shift a touch slower than how i would like it.  In real life with ESP(traction control OFF) I am spinning my wheels off 1st gear and 2nd gear.  Enough of power talk...

Reliabilty/Compatibility of tune...  This area often not touched upon by most of us.  The reason it took me 6 months to write something!!!  I really want to understand how the tune has changed the ride.  Will we get frequent Check Engine Light(CEL)? Will we experienced a loss of a feature in the system? etc.  It has been 6 months since and i have clocked about 10,000kms.  ZERO CEL!!!!  

My FC in fact improved... I WONDER WHY???  I am a very analytical person, i would like to investigate and find out WHY!  In short, the engine is indeed more efficient now.  A lil more analytical read into my driving style revealed that i no longer GUN my pedal as much!  I did communicate with Benny and told him that i'd like more Low End torque, ALAS, he had mapped it the way i desire it!  With my Peak Torque at 3300rpm, my spool up/Initial Torque came in at 2000rpm!  So if you can imagine my Torque band to be between 2000-3500rpm,  it made driving in our traffic laden roads a bliss, i do not the infamous 'turbo lag' issue!  The CLA platform is in fact already equipped with a Fast spool up turbo, its just managing the torque band by re-mapping its ignition timing and fuelling to re-configure its torque range.  I personally find the CLA180 stock map is a clear case of just meeting regulatory requirements!  

This review is written to give justice to whom had put a smile on my face whenever i am behind the wheels.  

Abeit i do have a problem now after the tune....  Stock Brakes SUCKS big time!  but i guess is a good problem i have...

Thank you ALL whom read this and please Drive SAFE...

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