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Old 06-11-2019, 03:15 PM
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Has anyone noticed any changes in fuel economy with this TB? I kind of the like the on'off switch the Z06 has by being able to drive very tamely but then also being able to be a monster.

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I installed the TB on my 2014 Z51 with an Edelbrock stage 1 supercharger. Couldn't be happier. It works just as described and well worth every penny!
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:59 PM
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@ssmith512 can't you tell I'm the skeptical type

That said - I'm also pretty humble... so... here's the "you were right" - you totally earned that one
LOL! Thanks man, but all thanks need to be directed to Mike at Soler. I am just one satisfied customer that Mike helped to get my car "right". I knew, from my own experience with the Soler MTB on my car, that you would have the same gratifying results.

Now go set some personal best lap times!!
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Originally Posted by Internets_Ninja View Post
Has anyone noticed any changes in fuel economy with this TB? I kind of the like the on'off switch the Z06 has by being able to drive very tamely but then also being able to be a monster.
I can tell you the Soler MTB does NOT change the "monster" portion. What is DOES do is make the "tame" portion less of an irritable feral cat and more of a fat, spoiled house cat.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:38 PM
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A wonderful simile.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:16 AM
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I ran mine at NCM 3 weekends ago with no issues on a 2017 GSCE A8 it felt great especially coming out the sink hole nice and smooth an felt crisp. I will confirm the louder exhaust for a few seconds at a cold start and not sure if anyone has experienced this but mine surges a little before settling down. I did the long relearn by removing fuses.

Mike still need a nice die cut decal for the car!!
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by olblue75 View Post
I ran mine at NCM 3 weekends ago with no issues on a 2017 GSCE A8 it felt great especially coming out the sink hole nice and smooth an felt crisp. I will confirm the louder exhaust for a few seconds at a cold start and not sure if anyone has experienced this but mine surges a little before settling down. I did the long relearn by removing fuses.

Mike still need a nice die cut decal for the car!!
olblue75, thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked it, but no surges allowed, as little and insignificant as they may be, you should have told us. But that is okay, we'll contact you shortly.
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I concur with 65 fastback...everything mentioned in the OPs review is spot on. From Mikes customer service to the performance of this product is top notch. I originally sent my Mamo TB into Soler to get upgraded and what came back was showing some spark timing issues ... the solution ? Mike sent me a new Soler ground up version...told me to keep the upgraded unit. Once I had it on...super smooth and my GS pulls like a beast.Well worth the investment !!


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Wonder if one is worth it on an A-8 GrandSport?
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:13 PM
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See my post Mike to the rescue... my modified Mamo TB had the same symptoms ...mike will get you setup !!

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olblue75, thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked it, but no surges allowed, as little and insignificant as they may be, you should have told us. But that is okay, we'll contact you shortly.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:13 AM
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I too had some surging on my first TB from Soler, my G7 7M has LT headers, AFE, and ported intake, with custom tune. Talked to Mike after I drove long enough that I knew there would be no more learning from the car. Mike talked me thru most likely issue and quickly made a new version with 2 less scallops to cut down on air flow at low throttle angle. Got back on car and very smooth now. Customer service is a focus of this company as most in the custom corvette tuning business.

A unique product that works and great customer service...this company should be around for years to come. They should do a ported intake and TB package....curious how they will grow their business.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:25 AM
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Since I have had mine for over 2 weeks and well over 100 miles, I will just add my experience -
  • I agree with the OP, I think the tip in is still markedly better than it was stock - but not quite as good as when the ECU was "learning". I also did not do the "disconnect battery" relearn process but did not experience any issues.
  • One of the biggest benefits that I have found is it is much easier to navigate around in say parking lots at low speed (I have a manual trans) and moving in reverse is much. much better in that before I could just release the clutch and go straight back with no throttle BUT if the wheels were turned much then it would stall if you did not apply a very little throttle (which with the tip in issue was a pain) but now, no throttle needed even with the wheels turned.
  • An unexpected but welcome change is that I am getting about 2 MPG more (same daily route that I have been driving daily for my commute for 7+ years, which is all stop and go and no freeway). I had been getting about 19.5 MPG, which also matches up to what I got with my previous cars (a few different V8 Gen 5 and Gen 6 auto trans Camaro's). I had forgotten that I reset my Trip settings about a week and a half ago and was shocked when I double checked it and am getting over 21 MPG. There have been various theories about why this is happening (and if it is accurate) but in any case, any worries about this mod causing WORSE MPG seem to be unfounded (and possibly the opposite is true).
  • Customer service has been great (very responsive with questions and I did the core exchange and received the refund quickly).
Overall a great mod in my opinion!
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:56 PM
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Wow, just stumbled upon this thread. Back in 2015 when I was shopping for C7s, I test-drove the manual and A8 back-to-back, and ended up buying the A8 due to the initial lug off the line.
Even the A8 has a bit of an annoying pause before the power kicks in. I always assumed it was the gearing and/or the electronic throttle. I installed the Range device to remove the AFM, and that helped a bit.

I'm just about ready to buy the Soler throttle body, but concerned that it will trigger the "check engine light".
Has anyone had this problem yet?
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 05XLRtoC7_San Diego View Post
Wow, just stumbled upon this thread. Back in 2015 when I was shopping for C7s, I test-drove the manual and A8 back-to-back, and ended up buying the A8 due to the initial lug off the line.
Even the A8 has a bit of an annoying pause before the power kicks in. I always assumed it was the gearing and/or the electronic throttle. I installed the Range device to remove the AFM, and that helped a bit.

I'm just about ready to buy the Soler throttle body, but concerned that it will trigger the "check engine light".
Has anyone had this problem yet?
No "check engine light" at all for me (about a month of nearly every day driving).
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:28 PM
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I read all the threads on this product before getting one recently and don't recall anyone having a CEL issue. When I installed mine I followed their instructions and decided to just let the ECM do the updating averaging method rather than the other method of powering the ECM down overnight (there is a third approach but that requires a trip to the dealer to use the special GM calibaration tool to clear fuel trims). I would think that the method I used would be the most likely to trigger something and like I said, all is good. I have had it on for about two weeks and 500 miles. Really glad I got it.
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No CEL here either. Been a little time and few hundred miles.
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Lots of great reviews has me really interested. On a technical note, I see a few references to a "quick relearn" procedure that does not involve disconnecting the battery. Can someone give the steps? Thanks!

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Lots of great reviews has me really interested. On a technical note, I see a few references to a "quick relearn" procedure that does not involve disconnecting the battery. Can someone give the steps? Thanks!
It is posted on their website
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Originally Posted by JonMN View Post
Lots of great reviews has me really interested. On a technical note, I see a few references to a "quick relearn" procedure that does not involve disconnecting the battery. Can someone give the steps? Thanks!
Thanks, Jon.

1. Idle for 3 min
2. Engine off 1 min
3. Idle for 3 min
4. Engine off 1 min
5. Drive at 44 mph or greater and let decelerate, several times.
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Speaking of the reviews... Here's yet another that I haven't had time to write before now.

I've already written a review, and I've seen so many rave reviews about this throttle body that I'm not going to go into detail about the performance. We all know it works. This review is about Mike's customer service, which is second to none as far as I'm concerned.

I had a minor issue with my reworked Mamo/Soler throttle body (which I did NOT pay for, as I was one of the early testers for this product) I emailed Mike about my concern, mostly because I wanted a sanity check to see if anyone else had experienced a minor hesitation like I was getting. I'm talking about a hesitation that only happened under moderate throttle acceleration and while shifting. It was like after the shift the car fell on its face for a second. It didn't happen often, and it wasn't something that couldn't be driven around, but it was a minor annoyance from time to time. Anyway, Mike didn't even hesitate to offer me a new throttle body to see if it would solve the problem. Of course the new piece solved it right away, but I was pretty blown away that Mike didn't even question it. I'm way past his 30-day guarantee and I didn't even pay for the first one, but he's just not content to allow someone to be less than 100% stoked with his product. That's the kind of customer service that's lacking almost everywhere you look these days, and it's so refreshing to see.

Thank you, Mike.
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