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Old 08-07-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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L99 Tune PCM For Less

I jusy had my car (L99) tuned by Bryan Herter. All I have to say is WOW!

This really woke my car up. I believe there is another post on the forum with dyno charts.

I was very impressed with Bryan's knowledge and passion about cars.

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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WOW, I just got off the phone with them and they are running a special for $199 (normal price $250ish)! That is less than half the price to have it done locally. However, if your not in PA you'll have to send your PCM to them by mail and they get it back into the mail in 2 days. SO it would be gone for a week maybe?

He also menitioned, if the car was in his shop, he would hook up to the transmission's PCM and firm up the shifts. Not as hard of a shift like a shift kit but more firm than stock.

When you do the order sheet, he said to use the 96-02 v6 camaro sheet(They don't have a 2010 sheet yet) and when you enter your VIN number he will know that your in a 2010 Camaro.

Good find King Mouse!
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:21 AM   #5
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If he does it for you on the dyno, he can tweek anything you want, and you can see the results.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:53 AM   #6
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If he does it for you on the dyno, he can tweek anything you want, and you can see the results.
That leads me into a question.
For the people that get their tunes via the mail, how does the tuner know what to do for each tune (every car is different)?

On the dyno the tuner can see your A/F ratio, etc. Then he can adjust the A/F to make the most power (safely).

Just curious. I know companies like Superchips, Hypertech, etc have been providing 1 size fits all tunes for cars for years. But those tunes are usually limited in comparison to a good dyno tune.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:09 PM   #7
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:33 PM   #8
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That leads me into a question.
For the people that get their tunes via the mail, how does the tuner know what to do for each tune (every car is different)?

They basicly do a ball park tune that is on the "safe" side. Don't mistake a mail order tune for a dyno tune from someone who knows what they are doing.

This is a great option if you don't have the access to a good tuner and dyno.

If you do have access to a dyno you can do a before and after and even tell them the before a/f ratio and if you can data log it and send them the file.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:16 PM   #9
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What's up with that?
It's a joke.

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:02 PM   #11
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Bryan does great work....I refer my customers there when they need a dyno tune.
There are home based custom tuning options, but when it comes to a dyno tune in around the Pittsburgh area, he is the only place I will send my clients.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:18 PM   #12
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:44 PM   #13
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so, you just tell them what you have and they program you a tune??? IE:
I have a LMR intake and I want 4 million horsepower?
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:17 PM   #14
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I am going to wait and see until someone can confirm if there is a counter in the Camaro PCM that goes up everytime you flash your car. If there is then basically GM can see that you flashed your car and your warranty is gone if you bring it to the dealer.

Or might just buy a second PCM and put a tune on that then put the original in the car when I need to go to the dealer.
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