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Old 05-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #15
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I don't know if I ask the wrong questions or what. I never seem to get many responses to anything I post. I know there are a lot of tuners on this forum, and you all had to start somewhere, so how about helping a fellow gearhead out? Just looking for a starting point or advice on what not to do!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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Email sent, a long one....lol
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:48 PM   #17
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I don't know if I ask the wrong questions or what. I never seem to get many responses to anything I post. I know there are a lot of tuners on this forum, and you all had to start somewhere, so how about helping a fellow gearhead out? Just looking for a starting point or advice on what not to do!

I got the Greg Banish DVD and it has helped me a lot, Definitely not something that's easy to learn.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #18
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Thanks guys! Great email Ryan, thanks so much!
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #19
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We have hptuners and efi live but lean towards hptuners. We do package a tune with hptuners if you are interested. It's a great way to get your feet wet tuning without the risk of hurting anything all while getting a professional result
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:48 PM   #20
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We have hptuners and efi live but lean towards hptuners. We do package a tune with hptuners if you are interested. It's a great way to get your feet wet tuning without the risk of hurting anything all while getting a professional result
Thanks Alvin. I don't think i'll hurt anything....just going to take awhile to get it dialed in. I'm not new to what makes an engine live or die, just new to trying to tune it myself. I think as long as I make small changes at a time and keep an eye on my logs and wideband, I'll be ok. After all of the information I gathered this week, I have A LOT of respect for you seasoned tuners. You guys make this look easy, and it's anything but easy!
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #21
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Its really not a easy job I would say. It is literally something that just comes with experience. We started as a tune only shop that moved into full speed shop. You just don't know until you live and breath tuning for YEARS (12 professionally for me). It is a fun hobby especially those handy with math, stats, excel, etc. The scanners in EFIlive and HPtuners has made it enormously more user friendly. We used to have to crunch the numbers the good ole fashion hard way!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #22
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Its really not a easy job I would say. It is literally something that just comes with experience. We started as a tune only shop that moved into full speed shop. You just don't know until you live and breath tuning for YEARS (12 professionally for me). It is a fun hobby especially those handy with math, stats, excel, etc. The scanners in EFIlive and HPtuners has made it enormously more user friendly. We used to have to crunch the numbers the good ole fashion hard way!
Like I said, I have ALOT of respect for you guys. I figure everyone had to start somewhere, so I'm giving it a shot. I'm very grateful so many of you professional tuners have been kind enough to give me advice and help me get started. I played with tunercats back in the day, but this is a whole new ballgame.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #23
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Oh yeah, I started with tuning about 8-10 years ago as a hobby, and it takes doing it daily for quite some time to really learn the ins and outs. As always, if you have any questions along the way, bounce them off of me.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #24
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Oh yeah, I started with tuning about 8-10 years ago as a hobby, and it takes doing it daily for quite some time to really learn the ins and outs. As always, if you have any questions along the way, bounce them off of me.
Thanks Ryan, I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions once I get into things a little more. Work has been crazy, so I haven't had a chance to dig into it yet. I'll keep you posted!
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #25
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Lastly, does anyone know if hptuners has the correct tables to correct the fuel level sender issues when using a LPE dual pump setup? The LPE instructions come with screen shots of tables in efi live to change to make the fuel gauge work correctly, but nothing for hp tuners.
We've added the tables to the newest build, which will be available tomorrow morning, 2.24.189 & newer to the 3 main Camaro os id's ie 12639270, 12633056 & 12637084.
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