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Old 04-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Are hand held tuners worth it on a 2013 manual 2ss?

Looking for opinions as to if hand held tuners really make a difference and if so, which ones? I have a superchips tuner from when I had my g8, but they dont make a tune yet for my camaro.......
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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If you have custom tune options locally, Id go that route.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:51 PM   #3
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local tuners are much better.. and much cheaper in my experience

however; they do make good code readers.,....
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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Ok: thank you: anyone know of any tuners in the Atlanta/Lawrenceville GA area?
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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MTI Racing in Marietta did mine.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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Handhelds are good if you don't really care if your combination is getting the maximum hp that it could. They are easier if its a 1 and done tune. Dyno tune is much better for the long run Bc most guys will eventually end up with a dyno tune before its over. Find a reputable tuner.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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My dyno tuning for a bolt on vehicle cost about the same price as the toy handheld units.

Once you upload your canned tune from the handheld unit, all they are good for is clearing codes. You cant get the most out of your vehicle without wideband tuning.

I see them for sale used all the time for $150.00 bucks and I tell guys that spray NO2 to buy them so they can switch between track day spray tune and street performance tune.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #9
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I like the idea of a handheld for a few reasons...

1) you can keep your stock tune stored incase you ever need to go back.

2) you can store multiple CUSTOM tunes and switch between depending on what you are doing (you can have your custom tune loaded on to it as long as it is compatiable with whatever software your "tuner" uses

3) you can re-sell it down the road and recoup some of your money

4) depending on your mods and your goals it may be more then enough
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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I like the idea of a handheld for a few reasons...

1) you can keep your stock tune stored incase you ever need to go back.

2) you can store multiple CUSTOM tunes and switch between depending on what you are doing (you can have your custom tune loaded on to it as long as it is compatiable with whatever software your "tuner" uses

3) you can re-sell it down the road and recoup some of your money

4) depending on your mods and your goals it may be more then enough

As Birm already stated all of the good points.. We can take care of custom tuning via the Diablosport InTune, Predator, or Trinity programs.. You can PM Birm or I for details on pricing
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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custom tune is the only way to go, with something like hp tuners. ect. and imo it is worth the money. Good luck
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Welcome to the vendor world. Whatcha pimping?

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Welcome to the vendor world. Whatcha pimping?

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He is ours Phil, back off! LOL...

Birm is taking care of some internet sales stuff for us, he already did a bunch of that before for us, now it is official; Internet Sales Director.

I see you've been keeping busy too Phil. We'll all have to go grab something to eat one night and B/S.
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You are by far better off with a professional tune using HPtuners or EFIlive. We sell Hptuners and package it with starter tunes if your interested, or if you'd rather your welcome to come to our facility for a full street/dyno tune.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:14 PM   #17
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In addition to what all these guys are saying, there is also the SCT handheld + Pro Racer option. That is what I ended up with for a plan. I haven't bought Pro Racer yet, so we'll see how it hold up as a product. Jannetty doesn't seem to mind using it. I bought the programmer with the intent of using a mail-order tune for my headers. I changed my mind about that approach, and I still have an avenue to make use of the purchase, so no money wasted... yet.
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