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Old 12-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Feed me info about tuning please

ok so the reason why i'm soon looking to get tuned is because i plan on geting some LT headers w/ HFC. I already have a CAI, axle-back exhaust, and IM spacer. (i'll eventually get the stuff under the hood ported too)

BUT my main concern: I don't know anything about tunes. Like I understand all the benefits and my power train warranty being gone. But how does it work? If I buy one of those tuners from like Trifecta, can I reuse it over again after new mods are installed? Are the ones you can buy better than going to a shop?

I just need someone to give me the 101 on tuning
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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the consensus is a dyno and street tune will be better than a email tune which is better than out of the box or can tune.

Congrats on the upgrades!
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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the consensus is a dyno and street tune will be better than a email tune which is better than out of the box or can tune.

Congrats on the upgrades!
so just go to a good shop that does tuning then?
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #4
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About your warranty, the tune does negate your drive train warranty. Typically the dealers will not bring this up unless the car has been noticeably been tracked or abused. I have had issues in the past and the dealers have fix my car even with a tune and Mods. The tune does given the dealer and GM the option of not honoring the warranty but most of the time they will work with you. Even recently I had my BCM updated by my dealership, they have seen my Supercharger and other mods, but they also know I'm not abusing the car or the accessories.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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so just go to a good shop that does tuning then?
That's what I would do. Unless you live hundreds of miles from a tuner. Which you don't.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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LSR Performance has some great tunes that can take your car to the next level. We ask you a series of questions before we write your tune.

With a CAI/Tune ... we have seen peak gains showed remarkable increases of up to 36hp and 39 ft/lbs of torque at the wheels.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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LSR Performance has some great tunes that can take your car to the next level. We ask you a series of questions before we write your tune.

With a CAI/Tune ... we have seen peak gains showed remarkable increases of up to 36hp and 39 ft/lbs of torque at the wheels.

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That'd be awesome, if it was applicable for our V6
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #8
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About your warranty, the tune does negate your drive train warranty. Typically the dealers will not bring this up unless the car has been noticeably been tracked or abused. I have had issues in the past and the dealers have fix my car even with a tune and Mods. The tune does given the dealer and GM the option of not honoring the warranty but most of the time they will work with you. Even recently I had my BCM updated by my dealership, they have seen my Supercharger and other mods, but they also know I'm not abusing the car or the accessories.
oh ok, yea i don't take my car to the track or anything. i just want a more kick to it. i treat this car like it's my baby lol

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That'd be awesome, if it was applicable for our V6
haha it's not?
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:11 AM   #9
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:37 AM   #10
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oh ok, yea i don't take my car to the track or anything. i just want a more kick to it. i treat this car like it's my baby lol


haha it's not?
I think most of here treat our cars like that but correct, that's like what above what IPF claims for our v6's but their claims arnt too far behind from that number 312 x .10 (the percentage they claim their tune gets, unless its changed) =31.2 yeah I need proof because that's pretty impressive and us LLT's don't like dynos...stupid pulled timing
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:02 PM   #11
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Tuning is definitely worth it. When you find a local shop do alot of research first to make sure they are the shop for you.
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