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Old 05-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Headers and a Tune

I ordered a set of 1 7/8" with catless connection pipes from Texas Speed on Saturday. I think I found someone local to give me a dyno tune too. Very happy about that. Chris Lovett @ Wichita Dyno. Most of what I have found on him is local forum stuff, but everyone seems to give him the thumbs up. I think there are some people around here on Camaro5 that know him. They have a Dyno Dynamics dyno.

I am going to schedule an appointment for sometime in the next 2 weeks to get a baseline. Baseline will be Fastlane Pipeline, stock mids, and JBA 3" catback. It'll give me a chance to check out the shop before I let them mess with my car too. Then I'm gonna throw the headers on and go in for the full dyno tune.

This has been a long time coming, and I'm looking forward to having it done before lake season. Hopefully this is a good experience.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #3
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congrats. i installed my TSP Lt headers a week ago. I love them!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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I hope my neighbors like loud cars! We're gonna find out. I may have to resort to backing into the garage. I think litle suggested pulling it out to the street before starting it early in the morning .
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #6
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Ohhhhhh snap!!
The Hemp is crossin ova!!!

Come on in Hemp the water is fine lol!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Haha yup!

I'm off on Sundays n Mondays now so I'm not worried about it anymore. Besides my neighbors kid has a honduh and added a fart can so now I just get even on Saturday mornings but if its raining then they get spared lol.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #8
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Headers shipped today. So far so good.

I'm trying to get an appointment to get a baseline next week sometime. I don't think I'm gonna be able to wait much longer than that with shiny headers hanging around. Maybe I can bump that up to this week sometime. I might just go drop by their shop tomorrow and see what's up.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #10
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Diamondmike's recent success has me looking at direct port injection N2O too. I don't want a blower of any kind. His car is just awe inspiring. What a monster.
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Can you decode the matrix in your sig hemp? I'd appreciate it lol
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I have been sent here to destroy you.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #13
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You will love them. They fit great and they are easy to install. I just put mine in with there 231/236 cam kit and made 481 hp
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #14
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Can you decode the matrix in your sig hemp? I'd appreciate it lol
It says,

"I wish all these damn noobs would learn how to use the F*****G search button".
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:11 AM   #15
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Can you decode the matrix in your sig hemp? I'd appreciate it lol
was thinking the same thing...

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Plug it into a binary to ascii converter. Google doesn't read binary.
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Congrats.

Intake, Tune, Headers should be the first mods for these cars!
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Plug it into a binary to ascii converter. Google doesn't read binary.
Stupid google. Ascii college classes now have some relevance.
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Lol damn all those numbers and letters for a 8 worded sentence now that's cool lol
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #21
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Stupid google. Ascii college classes now have some relevance.
Hah. Funny how difficult it is to find relevance for college classes. RACECAR isn't a money pit... college is.

Memorizing ASCII values is a complete waste of time. Binary to hex to decimal, however, is priceless.

I'm gonna head up to the shop here in a bit and try to catch them before they break for lunch. Who knows.. maybe I'll be able to strap in and get the baseline out of the way today. Wishful thinking!
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They were BUSY. That's a good sign.

Everything checked out as far as I'm concerned. It looked like they build cars for a lot of people. I think everything in there was a domestic V8. They had an all motor low 9's Firebird hanging out in the corner. Chris has a blown G8 or GTO (can't remember... I didn't get to see it) in the 600-700 HP range. That's another good sign. He ought to be very familiar with our motor.

Is there anything I need to know about the EFI Live process before I get fixed? I haven't done much reading on that tuning software.

I told them I'll just bail from work whenever they can squeeze me in for a baseline. I think we're shooting for Friday or Monday. Good day so far.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:24 PM   #23
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How many of you guys have bought HP Tuners VCM Suite and tuned your own car? Now, or in the past.

Here is what I have been pondering this afternoon.

I can buy a seat of HP Tuners Pro with 8 credits for about the same price I can get an initial dyno tune for. But from that point on, it's all free. I never have to worry about anyone else working on my car. I gain another life-skill (gotta love that!). If I screw it up, I have no one to blame but myself, which is far less stressful than when someone else screws you over. Those are the pros.

The cons... I still have to buy a wideband setup. I'm kind of limited to street tuning unless I can pay for a little dyno time and datalog the pulls. I dunno, maybe that's actually common? And last, but not least, the steep learning curve. It's not so bad for simple bolt-ons, but I'm going to be forced to learn this stuff if I want to tune my own cam.

Why shouldn't I do this? Talk me down... or start giving me pointers!
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It's never a good thing to talk someone down, I'm slow in that department but I do know some Basics but from HP tuners, that's it. Data log and log and log til you get it bud. If you can swing it? Why not? Plug it in and play around til your ready to start flashing and rewriting your tune.
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