I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim and his Team at Tunehouse (Tony, George, Alex and Tom) for all their effort on my Focus xr5 turbo.. The service I have received is second to none and coming from the motor industry I know good service when i see it! They will treat your car like one of their own with an incredible amount of attention to detail. The cleanliness of their workshop is a testament to this. They are among the friendliest people I have met with an uncanny ability to make sure even the most difficult customers are happy. (me)
Jim’s tuning abilities are 2nd to none. He can tune anything!!!!! My car originally had a common generic tune and since he worked his magic with it, it has become an incredible daily driver! It is safer with even better economy and not only is it now the fastest xr5 in Australia the vehicle power delivery is silky smooth and no different from a factory tune in the way it develops power. It just develops a lot of it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would recommend no other for all your motor vehicle needs whether it be servicing, hardware modification or tuning. They do it all and they do it perfectly! I am happy to drive the 60+kms to your shop for servicing for all my vehicles. Thanks for all your help Tunehouse!
For some time now I’ve been putting up with the ROCK HARD drift-spec Tein HRs in my car. The car handled nice and flat and was very responsive to steering inputs but was horribly crashy with some steering rack rattle on uneven bitumen and completely ruined the driving experience apart from when driving on track or on ultra smooth roads. After getting in touch with TEIN in Japan, who put me onto Fulcrum Suspension (TEIN distributor in Australia), Fulcrum then recommended Tunehouse in south Sydney.
I booked the car in to have some TEIN Super Streets fitted. I dropped the car off Saturday before last, planning to pick up the car last Saturday (5/9). Anyways havoc struck when upon fitting the shock to the front right, the bolt attached to the upper suspension arm sheared off completely.
Apparently this is a common problem as the bolts age and become brittle when disassembled. This would be fine except that the car would have to be used for a wedding on Wednesday (yesterday). With sourcing of a new suspension arm from Nissan before Wednesday impossible, some ringing around was done and Mark at Hills Motorsport was able to source the correct part from his warehouse at 10.00pm the night before the wedding. Tunehouse then worked till the early hours that night to have the part fitted so it would be ready for Wednesday.
Well the new suspension is fantastic; the EDFC is a very handy thing to have, especially combined with the Australian valving that has been done to the shocks. Tony also had the attention to detail to mount the unit in the centre console with all wiring tucked away neatly. The SS on 0,0 setting (hardest front & rear) is still a little softer than the old HRs (mainly due to spring rate I think; the coils on the HRs were much more spaced out), but on 16,16 they are bliss on Parramatta road / Victoria rd / Richmond rd.
Jim Ghelis manages all the boys at Tunehouse, and is a bloke who actually seems genuinely concerned about making a customer happy. Tony is in charge of all the TEIN stuff. They are based in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner south-west. If you are thinking about aftermarket suspension they are definitely worth a look and I recommend them.
I don’t want this to seem like an ‘ad’, but instead it’s just an expression of gratitude and appreciation for the good service provided and also their willingness to work until so late at night to get the job done before the big day – something that seems rare these days especially reading some of the posts on here. Huge thanks also go to Mark and the boys at Hills for their help.