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I am looking for some honest opinions on what brand tuning I should go with. I have a 2019 X.3 turbo.
A.A., Whalen or Evo. I have the 3R Evo tune and their clutch tune kit. Runs super strong and drives great. The MaptuneX is more expensive than the PV3 that all other tuners use so that is the downside. The MaptuneX programs DESS keys and will do a throttle reset so that is a plus.
 

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A.A., Whalen or Evo. I have the 3R Evo tune and their clutch tune kit. Runs super strong and drives great. The MaptuneX is more expensive than the PV3 that all other tuners use so that is the downside. The MaptuneX programs DESS keys and will do a throttle reset so that is a plus.
Well said! Welcome from Tucson AZ.
 

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A.A., Whalen or Evo. I have the 3R Evo tune and their clutch tune kit. Runs super strong and drives great. The MaptuneX is more expensive than the PV3 that all other tuners use so that is the downside. The MaptuneX programs DESS keys and will do a throttle reset so that is a plus.
In addition to this, if you buy a PV3 from from one of the various tuners you can put tunes on it from others. For example, I have the Whalen 91/93 suite and AA level 4 98+ tune.
 

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Looked into them all and know people who run all those.

Everyone seems very happy with the Whalen using the PV3.

John has some of the best customer service. I data logged mine after installing the tune, took it out for some WOT asphalt runs, sent the file back in the evening, had a customized tune back the next morning specific to my car. Top notch IMO!
 

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Whalen - same day email response
EVO - week to get a response

Nuff said…
Whalen you can load the tune yourself AND have a PV3
  • Flash performance tunes via OEM diagnostic connector, no need to remove and sent out ECU or use a piggyback device
  • Simple to plug in & flash tunes to your factory ECU
  • Display & log vehicle data channels in real-time
  • Extensive tuning definitions & tunability
  • Weather resistant for use in all riding conditions
  • Multi Color display which is viewable in direct sunlight

EVO you have to send your ECU in to them...... nuff said.
 

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Whalen you can load the tune yourself AND have a PV3
  • Flash performance tunes via OEM diagnostic connector, no need to remove and sent out ECU or use a piggyback device
  • Simple to plug in & flash tunes to your factory ECU
  • Display & log vehicle data channels in real-time
  • Extensive tuning definitions & tunability
  • Weather resistant for use in all riding conditions
  • Multi Color display which is viewable in direct sunlight

EVO you have to send your ECU in to them...... nuff said.
Not true, all late '21 and '22 RR are not tunable with any handheld. Tuners are replacing a chip in the ECM to tune them so yes needs to be sent in. I can flash my 2020 with my Evo tunes myself.
 

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I am looking for some honest opinions on what brand tuning I should go with. I have a 2019 X.3 turbo.
Not true, all late '21 and '22 RR are not tunable with any handheld. Tuners are replacing a chip in the ECM to tune them so yes needs to be sent in. I can flash my 2020 with my Evo tunes myself.
Irrelevant...... the OP said it was a 2019....... :rolleyes:
 

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I ran a Whalen tune in my last X3 and liked it. I have friends with EVO tunes and they like them (I drove my friends and it was peppy). Also have friends with AA tunes. Can't go wrong with any of them.

I liked having the PV3 for ease of loading or removing tunes.
EVO has a new set up that I believe you can do the same. Different then their maptuner.
 

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Good to hear you can now set up a tune without sending into EVO, not sure if the tuner is capable of data logging and provide the screens like the PV3 for monitoring,
Will EVO tweak the tune specific to your machine from data logs after the initial tune is installed?
 

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Good to hear you can now set up a tune without sending into EVO, not sure if the tuner is capable of data logging and provide the screens like the PV3 for monitoring,
Will EVO tweak the tune specific to your machine from data logs after the initial tune is installed?
Yes, the Maptuner datalogs and real time monitoring with a ton of different things you can monitor. Never had the need to tweak the tune but I bet it isn't very easy with them, they are way too busy.
 
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