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Old 11-15-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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V6 Tune

I'm looking for a tune/performance programmer for the v6 camaro. I've looked at a couple, but I'm yet to find a good deal and I'm a little worried about how my car will perform afterwards. Obviously I would like the most bang for my buck, but I'm open to any and all suggestions!
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Since you have a 2010, you really only have 2 options. There's IPF tuning and Trifecta. There's a hypertech programmer but it's not really worth it for the price. It's about 300 for it but I think the gains were like 8 hp. IPF tuning is currently being tested by a few members to document gains. It's supposed to be real good but if you can hold off, it might be worth it. Trifecta is about 425 and give you 13 hp and that one's already been proven.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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Do you know how much the IPF will cost? Or an estimate.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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I think it's like 700 dollars but if you talk to member IPF tuning, I'm pretty sure he can get you a better deal. I'd also watch out for like a black friday or christmas sale and get it cheaper. There's currently a member that's going to compare trifecta and ipf.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:20 PM   #5
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We'll be selling Trifecta tunes with everything you need for $300 shipped starting black friday
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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We'll be selling Trifecta tunes with everything you need for $300 shipped starting black friday
What does that include, because I've had people telling me to be careful with tuning because it could ruin all my computer relating things
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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Well anytime you tune, you have to be careful I guess. It's a risk some are willing to take and some are not. You're going to get a cable that plugs into your car and the tune. You're going to need to have a laptop since that's how you transfer it in.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:11 PM   #8
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That's where I'm stuck. I want the tune, but at the same time I don't know if its worth it. As for the laptop part, am I going to be messing with the shifting points, etc, etc, or is that all automatic with the tune?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #9
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We handle everything, you just do the flashing. And if you can do it with an internet connection (in range of wifi or something) I can connect to your laptop and make sure it works right if you'd like.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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I just got my catback installed and high flow cats and probably need to do another data log to see if there is anything that may need to be added in a tune. Thoughts anyone? Last time I had it done the I had the axle back and stock exhaust. Wonder if the new cats and exhaust will make any difference at all.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:03 AM   #11
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With the high flow cats a tune can bring out more !
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Gonna try to do a data log today since the weather is nice. Maybe I'll get something back relatively soon.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
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Joe....yes it is a good idea to do another datalog with your new HFCs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:42 PM   #14
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BNR customers, check your email regarding data logs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #15
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Did about an hour ago Jerry and thanks! Getting ready to go out and do a log with this new catback exhaust and high flow cats to see it there is something on the table for me.

Don't data log often so it skips me how to do but I believe I go to the top menu bar and select data log vehicle and then when the box opens up, make a new file log which I'll call catback, then it should tell me to connect the cable to the OBD which I'll already have it on there but not plugged into my laptop. Hopefully from there I'll be told to start the car and when the box gives me a start I can do my runs. Hope to do one from dead start to WOT and then another cruising and then hitting it hard and back down. We'll see how it goes but I'm getting ready to go out in about 30 mins.
What do you suppose the turn around will be?
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I was going to reply with how to do it but I just saw your ticket come in so I guess you figured it out lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #17
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Jerry, just sent the new Data Log with the new mods on it to you via the new format method. Hope to see some new results.

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #18
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I was going to reply with how to do it but I just saw your ticket come in so I guess you figured it out lol
Yea, took me a few times to get it going as it wouldn't recognize the car being connected but finally got it going.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #19
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Jerry, got your message and sent another log.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #20
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Ticket is closed out and I sent you an update. Remember you can just reply to that last email if you need to re-open the ticket.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #21
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Thanks man and that was fast! I moved the file into my Trifecta folder and started the tune process and selected that tune (vin#1) and its started to load. Been a few minutes into it and at 57% and slowly climbing.
Not sure on the fuel trim adjustments and what that will do for me but we'll see what's going on.
The door chime finally went out and we're at 78% into the program the vehicle. Seems like the other times it was a little faster. LOL
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