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So, I picked up my car this morning (during a snow storm). The dyno results were 450 WHP / 520 ft-lbs torque.

I had to snap a pic of this GT-R and my Q50 just chilling in the snow.

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Just picked up my ‘16 Q50RS (AWD) from AMS today. Absolutely incredible job. Was able to see 441whp and 512wtq on the dyno. Went in bone stock as far as performance goes.

Ecutek is fantastic. Love the map switching via the RPM gauge, very cool. Launch control was included in the installed Racerom.

Didn’t touch the stock exhaust, just the stage 3 package, which sounds great by itself! The down pipes really change the sound in a surprising, positive way. Nice growl and rumble. Pops and crackles very nicely.

The price breakdown seemed fair, especially considering some of the labor estimates I’ve seen for various components included with the kit. I’m sure one could save well by shopping around for labor, but I figured why not have these guys do it, when it’s their product to begin with.

I’m extremely happy with my experience at AMS.
Hey, are you local to Chicago?
 

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It started snowing on me as soon as I picked up yesterday as well. Great timing... still
Hey, are you local to Chicago?
Pretty close. What’s up? PM.

Also started snowing on me as soon as I picked up. Still have no idea what the full potential is, but it’s a massive improvement from the tiny pulls I’ve felt.
 

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It started snowing on me as soon as I picked up yesterday as well. Great timing... still


Pretty close. What’s up? PM.

Also started snowing on me as soon as I picked up. Still have no idea what the full potential is, but it’s a massive improvement from the tiny pulls I’ve felt.
Nothing particular, I just don't see many folks for the Chicago area around here.
 

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There are so few CV37 platform Q60s in the Puget Sound Area that I got a call today from my Audi friend this afternoon (he was on his way home from work). "Did you just pass me on I-405?" LOL, no, I'm working from home today.
 

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I have a couple of observations after a couple of days of somewhat normal driving (it's still cold, and we have some patchy ice).

1) I need tires, the stock run flats (yeah I know) can't bite. PS A/S 3+ here I come...
2) With the LDPs, the Helmholtz exhaust is loud, and I mean loud.
3) The transmission seems to shift differently. I'm assuming this is due to the ECU flash, and it needs to "relearn."
 

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I have a couple of observations after a couple of days of somewhat normal driving (it's still cold, and we have some patchy ice).

1) I need tires, the stock run flats (yeah I know) can't bite. PS A/S 3+ here I come...
2) With the LDPs, the Helmholtz exhaust is loud, and I mean loud.
3) The transmission seems to shift differently. I'm assuming this is due to the ECU flash, and it needs to "relearn."
All normal and in my opinion correct observations. Welcome to the slippery mods slope lol.
 

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I have a couple of observations after a couple of days of somewhat normal driving (it's still cold, and we have some patchy ice).

1) I need tires, the stock run flats (yeah I know) can't bite. PS A/S 3+ here I come...
2) With the LDPs, the Helmholtz exhaust is loud, and I mean loud.
3) The transmission seems to shift differently. I'm assuming this is due to the ECU flash, and it needs to "relearn."
They change the throttle mapping. You can also request for downshifts to be crisper.
 

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They change the throttle mapping. You can also request for downshifts to be crisper.
Oddly enough it's the up shifts, not the downs. It seems to be shifting too fast.
 

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Oddly enough it's the up shifts, not the downs. It seems to be shifting too fast.
Does it seem to be lugging because it shifts so quickly? The TCM also has it's own behavitor that it learns from your driving style. You can reset the ECU and do an italian tune-up and see if it improves. Also, you can also ask AMS to adjust the throttle mapping again so it's not constantly wanting to shift.

Even with all the adjustments, the TCM programming for this trans is unenjoyable. For me to really enjoy the car, I keep it in manual mode and shift via paddle.
 

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Does it seem to be lugging because it shifts so quickly? The TCM also has it's own behavitor that it learns from your driving style. You can reset the ECU and do an italian tune-up and see if it improves. Also, you can also ask AMS to adjust the throttle mapping again so it's not constantly wanting to shift.

Even with all the adjustments, the TCM programming for this trans is unenjoyable. For me to really enjoy the car, I keep it in manual mode and shift via paddle.
That's exactly what it's doing. Wouldn't an ECU flash reset it?

Thanks for the help.
 

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Oddly enough it's the up shifts, not the downs. It seems to be shifting too fast.
This happens when the throttle is made more responsive. My tuner warned me about it and I am used to it now.
 
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I guess I need to drive it more, but I spent most of the afternoon (in the cold) making it pretty. Now I don't want to get it dirty.
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We got an early touch of spring here in Chicago this weekend. So I was able to take the car out for some spirited driving. All I can say is wow. The Stage 3 tune changes the vehicle entirely and makes it an absolute monster. I still need tires...
 

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I went with the pilot a/s 3+. That touch of spring allowed them to hook up! 3.6s 0-60 automatic/tc on... absolute monster.
 

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I went with the pilot a/s 3+. That touch of spring allowed them to hook up! 3.6s 0-60 automatic/tc on... absolute monster.
I pulled a 3.82s, 0-100 km (don't know why ECUTek is in metrics) with Dunlaps, TC on, no launch, and I let the car shift. It was a pure "oh sh**" moment.
 

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At the top right you can configure which times it’ll measure. Can turn 0-30 and 0-60 on.
 

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We got an early touch of spring here in Chicago this weekend. So I was able to take the car out for some spirited driving. All I can say is wow. The Stage 3 tune changes the vehicle entirely and makes it an absolute monster. I still need tires...
Not in Chicago, but not too far away... about 6 hours laterally of you, near Toronto, ON.

Newish '17 Q50 RS owner (tucked in bed for the winter)... looking at a Stage 3 (maybe even the full downpipes). But, the cautious, conservative and over analyzer in me is hesitant, mainly because of possible warranty void repercussions. How did you reconcile this ?... any concerns or considerations ? Wouldn't mind your (or anyone's) thoughts.
 

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Not in Chicago, but not too far away... about 6 hours laterally of you, near Toronto, ON.

Newish '17 Q50 RS owner (tucked in bed for the winter)... looking at a Stage 3 (maybe even the full downpipes). But, the cautious, conservative and over analyzer in me is hesitant, mainly because of possible warranty void repercussions. How did you reconcile this ?... any concerns or considerations ? Wouldn't mind your (or anyone's) thoughts.
Warranty stays in tact for things that would be of concern. Had fuel injector stick open a week ago in full race tune. Dealership fixed under warranty, no cost. Dealership is fully aware of the modifications including the tune. AMS works closely with Infiniti and does solid work. No complaints here.
 
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