Hi team, Julius from Possum Bourne Motorsport here. Note: I may be going a little off topic, sorry about that!
I will start by saying that I never want to involve myself with any of the S***-talking that goes on between dyno tuners in our small industry in NZ. It seems like you can do 100 great tunes, then 1 bad one can kill a reputation overnight. We aren't in the business of tearing anyone else down, all we want to do is great work that we can stand behind, at a fair and reasonable price - which I'd hope other tuning shops also aspire to.
What a lot of people get hung up on, is that they wouldn't do what someone else has done in a tune, because it's not their personal preference. Sure there are some facets of tuning where there is a right and wrong way to do things, but for the most part it's all subjective and down to the individual tuner to decide how to skin the cat, so to speak.
I personally have heard of great results from both TP and Dtech. If you have used them (or any other tuner), have had a good experience and a good relationship with them, then i'd alway encourage you to take your car to someone you know, trust and them knowing the car is always a plus. Whilst I don't know anyone at TP, I know Dave at Dtech quite well - he is actually engineering some state of the art software for our dyno to be at the cutting edge. He has a great depth of knowledge, and I believe the guy that does most of his tuning on day to day cars is top notch as well, as is Tony who runs the shop.
About PBMS and our tuner:
No matter who is tuning or performing any work on your car at PBMS, we back our workmanship 100%. We will do everything in our power to provide you the best job we can, within the budget we're give, and will always let you know about any issues we find along the way, getting approval before performing any extra work that may be required. With our workmanship warranty, if you do happen to find something isn't quite right, we will always come to the party and investigate it for you free of charge. If it is indeed our fault, then we will always replace, repair, adjust, re-tune or do whatever it takes to get it right. If we tuned your engine, and it was clearly our fault that it blew up (hasn't happened yet, touch wood) then we would replace your engine, or build you another equivalent one, end of story.
Including myself, we actually have 3 guys in our team that can tune - which is great for problem solving when the issues pop up, and adds depth to the whole service we provide. When is comes to our actual tuner, there is only one that we get to do the actual tuning work - KB. As you've already discussed, he's from Chile. We got him over as we couldn't find anyone with the experience, qualifications or trust locally. KB ticked all the boxes - he's got the intellect to do the job well, with a degree in automotive engineering behind him, he has been tuning for over 10 years in his home country, where he ran his own tuning business as one of the few South American dealers for brands like AEM and later Haltech. His partnership with Haltech went pretty deep - he has done many of their training courses. He also worked as a head engineer for the OEM manufacturer Lucas/Delphi. We brought him over at great expense, as we know he's as good as, if not better than most NZ tuners.
In his own words 'I love physics which are the principals behind engine tuning, and I love cars, especially fast ones'.
If anyone has further questions - please let me know. Best way to get in touch is via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.