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Old 07-01-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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What exactly is a "tune"?

1. If I have the ACM - does it get rid of that?
2. does it add HP to a L99 but still run OK around town?
3.Is is all programming?
4. To just get rid of the ACM and a mild version, as I'm using it as a DD, how much approximately?

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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1. I think you mean AFM - Active Fuel Management, and yes you can shut that off - Basically a tune is what you want it to be, completely change the dynamics of the car with programming - software only - from the sparks to the transmission, shift points etc. It is really down to you preference and if you have or want any aftermarket mods.
2. As for HP - no not a major impact without any other supporting mods - CAI, headers, catback etc.
3. Yes - all programming
4. Not sure what you mean, but there is a 'range' device that plugs into the ODB to disable AFM, or you can get a tuner like the SCT, and a custom tune - talk to TORQ in Mirimar, Janetty etc, quite a few chaps around
One word of caution - if you value the warranty don't tune. My warranty is long gone!
IMHO - i wouldn't tune unless you were adding aftermarket parts like cat backs, CAI etc, you will not see any real gains,
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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1. I think you mean AFM - Active Fuel Management, and yes you can shut that off - Basically a tune is what you want it to be, completely change the dynamics of the car with programming - software only - from the sparks to the transmission, shift points etc. It is really down to you preference and if you have or want any aftermarket mods.
2. As for HP - no not a major impact without any other supporting mods - CAI, headers, catback etc.
3. Yes - all programming
4. Not sure what you mean, but there is a 'range' device that plugs into the ODB to disable AFM, or you can get a tuner like the SCT, and a custom tune - talk to TORQ in Mirimar, Janetty etc, quite a few chaps around
One word of caution - if you value the warranty don't tune. My warranty is long gone!
IMHO - i wouldn't tune unless you were adding aftermarket parts like cat backs, CAI etc, you will not see any real gains,
thank you - sometimes it is so hard to get a complete answer here and you just did that - great advice - car is brand new and has no motor mods but a CAI, so I'll wait - or maybe never...this is a "around town" car and gets about 6K miles a year....
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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Your welcome Sir! I've had mine for near 4 years now, and only 28k miles and still in love with it. I do a lot of mods myself. the CAM work was done in a shop.

Enjoy the Camaro and this forum!
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
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thank you - sometimes it is so hard to get a complete answer here and you just did that - great advice - car is brand new and has no motor mods but a CAI, so I'll wait - or maybe never...this is a "around town" car and gets about 6K miles a year....
Never say never. I will have owned my car for a year this month, less than 4000 miles on it and look at my sig.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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I 'm sure I can say never on perf mods, just not worth it for me...the perf is fine the way it is .....being 62, I'm past my need for speed after owning many shelbys, M6's and the like in the past...

Now if I can make it sound or look better, I'm in!!!

Probably blasphemy here but I did the CAI just because it looked so damn good! LOL
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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I 'm sure I can say never on perf mods, just not worth it for me...the perf is fine the way it is .....being 62, I'm past my need for speed after owning many shelbys, M6's and the like in the past...

Now if I can make it sound or look better, I'm in!!!

Probably blasphemy here but I did the CAI just because it looked so damn good! LOL
I would not say blasphemy we decided on the cai intake for the same reason. They all preform about equal and that one just caught our eye. Since tho it has gone alot further than ever expected cam headers tune etc etc... But hell even the cam we chose was largely decided by the sound!!! Night fury yes!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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I have a SCT, CAI, and Catback exhaust and love it! AFM is disabled, I changed the shift points, and the rev limiter and its like a new car. I have 13k miles on mine, wish I would've done the tune sooner
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Now if I can make it sound or look better, I'm in!!!

Probably blasphemy here but I did the CAI just because it looked so damn good! LOL
[QUOTE=converted;6743607]I would not say blasphemy we decided on the cai intake for the same reason. QUOTE]

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