That is prolly what he thought. I had to re read the first post, and I saw TBI both times. I see a few others here missed that as well.
Whats important is that all the guys here were truly iterested in helping, its all good.
Oh , and you can have more intial timing than factory, as long as the knock sensor circuitry is working, the upper limit will be controlled by the PCM.
Also, did you perform a minimum air rate adjustment after the mods?
You should look at the scanner live data to see where the fuel trims are as well.If it runs lean, you may need to tweek something there.