Calibrated Success

Webinar #4 Ford Speed Density Tuning

Our fourth online LIVE training event will be held Monday, September 19, 2022 1-3pm EST. This one will focus on the Ford Speed Density model that originated on the Australian vehicles and has evolved into the highly flexible model used in today’s EcoBoost systems and Coyote trucks. We will take a look at how this system is fundamentally different than most popular speed density ECUs and show you the critical relationships that make it work. Learn how to understand where you currently are in this complex model at any time and make the right adjustments with confidence.

Registration for this live closed ZOOM session is required in advance. Cost is $95. contact Greg@calibratedsuccess.com to join.

Webinar #3 Ford VCT Controls

Our third live webinar event will be held Friday, September 16, 2022 1-3pm EST. This time, we will focus on the Ford variable camshaft control systems. We will use HPTuners software to look at how different generations from the 3v “dual equal” to the EcoBoost and Coyote “Ti-VCT” versions of this control work in the EEC. Learn the effects on airflow, spark, and torque along with how the EEC compensates in different strategies.

Registration for this live closed ZOOM session is required in advance. Cost is $95. contact Greg@calibratedsuccess.com to join.

Webinar #2 Ford ETC Tuning

Our second online LIVE training event will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 1-3pm EST. This one will focus on the Ford drive by wire control system that has been been used from the early 2000’s until today. We will break down how this torque-based system works and show examples from 3v, Coyote, and even aftermarket supercharged applications. Learn how to safely modify these systems with larger throttle bodies, blowers, and modified engines to get better driveability by making the tables work for you.

Registration for this live closed ZOOM session is required in advance. Cost is $95. Contact greg@calibratedsuccess.com to join.

Webinars Incoming!

Webinar #1 will focus on a topic that confuses many tuners (and even engineers) when working on idle, fueling, variable cam timing, traction or boost control. It doesn’t have to be that complex. I took the heavy math out of PID Loop tuning and put together a webinar that teaches the underlying concepts with practical examples. Learn what proportional, integral, and derivative really mean and how best to tackle them without sitting through 8 credit hours of engineering school.

This session will be held via private ZOOM link on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 1-3pm EST. Cost is $49 to join.

Email greg@calibratedsuccess.com for registration.

Book #3 on the way!

My friends at CarTech Books talked me into writing another book. This time, the focus is on emissions and diagnostics. You’ll still see plenty of calibration material in this one as we talk about what it takes to make performance vehicles pass today’s LEV3 emissions standards while keeping all diagnostic monitors happy. Look for it on the shelves early next year.

SEMA 2022

We are pleased to announce that Greg Banish will be speaking in TWO sessions at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. You can sign up through the SEMA Education links on their website for these FREE sessions. First will be a panel discussion on Tuesday 11/1/2022 at 11AM on “Emissions Certification, a Deep Dive” followed that same day by Greg’s 3PM “Keys to Running a Lucrative Tuning Business”. Check the official show schedule for exact locations and any possible changes in times.

Guest Lecturing at Kettering University

Greg Banish presenting calibration material to senior engineering students at Kettering University

In March, I was pleased to have the opportunity to come back to my Alma Mater of Kettering University as a guest lecturer. I still remember Dr. Davis joining the (then GMI) Mechanical Engineering department when I was a student. He now runs the engine development labs and guides the Formula SAE teams at Kettering. Times may change, but the science behind engineering and calibration does not. It’s good to see that with minimal prodding, these bright future engineers quickly discovered the underlying principles behind electronic fuel injection controls. No doubt, they will be able to apply this lesson to several of their current projects in the garage and at future competitions. I was proud to be invited back and share my experience with this generation of innovators.

Advanced Ford Training Course

We are proud to announce the return of our popular live, in person Advanced Ford Training course. We will be hosting a course once again with the host of our very first live class, VMP Tuning in their new location in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on April 22-23, 2022. Much of the material came from our original SCT Dealer-Only Training course, but it has been updated to include other software platforms and is now open to the public. Come learn from an experienced OEM calibration engineer, ask questions, and see the latest goodies at VMP while sharing lunch with some of the brightest in the industry.

Registration is $1395 per person, with a $100 early registration discount available through January. As with all Calibrated Success live courses, class size will be limited to make sure that everyone gets the most from their attendance. Contact greg@calibratedsuccess.com to sign up.

Woodward Dream Cruise

Check out an interview with the My Michigan TV Crew at the Woodward Dream Cruise. We were in attendance with the twin turbo C6 Corvette with our friends at PMD Garage in Pontiac surrounded by some of the coolest cars in the country. Best of all, they’re actually driving and being enjoyed.

https://www.mymitv.com/videos/cruise-8m-steve-lehto-dream-cruise-clip-04

A return to in-person training

After a long break, we are proud to announce the return of a live class. Greg Banish will be hosting a three day GM Advanced Training seminar at Redline Motorsports 7/30-8/01. This class will focus on the GM GenV (LTx) engine platform, but discussions will cover more applications. This longer format will provide time to dive into specific examples and the elusive “why” behind these newer control systems. Limited class size to make sure everyone attending gets the best experience. Early registration pricing ($1,495) available through 6/30, $1,695 thereafter. Register by email Greg@calibratedsuccess.com