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Old 11-13-2008, 01:23 AM   #1
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Tuning software for LS3

Ive been trying to find software so i can tune my LS3, so far all ive found is HPTuners.com for a vette forum. Is there any one that has any history with them or know any other software avaible? thanks in advance.

very new to engines, but i gave been reading all the info of this site about the hot cams and super chargers and turbos and which one is better for what type of driver, i just like to say thanks for all the wisdom and information.

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The VCM Editor utility is a comprehensive VCM/PCM programmer and parameter editor.
VCM Editors Flash utility allows the user to read the VCM/PCM flash memory and save it to a binary file. The Flash utility allows a valid calibration to be written to the VCM/PCM and also incorporates an automatic VCM/PCM recovery capabilities for ultimate protection against any reflashing problems that may be encountered. http://www.hptuners.com/order.php

Its 449$ for standard and 649$ professional.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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HPTuners is supposedly a very good company. im going to suggest that if you are new to tuning you go and have a professional tune it on a dyno.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:31 AM   #3
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my goal is to find some one thats pretty good in that area and learn from them and hopefully tune our camaros together! that be the ideal situation. if not im always willing to learn
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My tuner uses HPTuners software and they rate it very highly, my new Camaro will be remaped from day one
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:01 AM   #5
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my goal is to find some one thats pretty good in that area and learn from them and hopefully tune our camaros together! that be the ideal situation. if not im always willing to learn
Hey well if you know one that does a good LS1 tune, let me know!
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:29 AM   #6
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Don't forget the Wideband.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:16 AM   #7
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so we can basically tune our engines once we get the hot cam on our own? sweet i want one and i want a pro to teach me what to do haha
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:20 AM   #8
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so we can basically tune our engines once we get the hot cam on our own? sweet i want one and i want a pro to teach me what to do haha
Oh dear.

I smell a lot of "blew up my motor on boltons, WTF?!?" threads in the next year or so.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:27 AM   #9
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I bought an HP tuners for my 2000 trans am. I honestly think it's the best on the market especially with the support you can get... check out www.hptuners.com but when you buy you really want a wideband 02 sensor also. www.thetuningschool.com has a nice combo and their book is priceless in time savings.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:50 AM   #10
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Jesse at Wait4MePerformance.com specializes in tuning General Motors vehicles. He does PCM tuning for $75 + shipping (if you send yours) or you can buy one of his units tuned to your car for $150 + s/h. Super low price, but AWESOME results. Just give him your car's specs & add-ons and he'll usually have it to you within a few days. Also FREE updates for life (if you add something later). He tuned my truck & the difference was instant awesomeness! I'd recommend him to everyone, as will lots of guys on many other GM forums.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:04 PM   #11
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lsxjunkie if you check the hptuners website it has a list of the cars that its compatable with.

Thanks for the info i think im going to get the hptuner with the wideband, whats the wideband 02 sensor do? lol

"I bought an HP tuners for my 2000 trans am. I honestly think it's the best on the market especially with the support you can get... check out www.hptuners.com but when you buy you really want a wideband 02 sensor also. www.thetuningschool.com has a nice combo and their book is priceless in time savings. "

Do you by each part seperate or do you go to thetuningschool and it has both?
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:16 PM   #12
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i just checked out the school website, it sounded good but when they bundled everything the price grew! is the book or dvd really worth 200-300$. if you just buy the pro edition which comes with the 02 wideband sensor. its the same price as buying direct except they say shipping is free and they will help you over the phone, i like the sound of that part but idk bout the book/dvd
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lsxjunkie if you check the hptuners website it has a list of the cars that its compatable with.

Thanks for the info i think im going to get the hptuner with the wideband, whats the wideband 02 sensor do? lol

"I bought an HP tuners for my 2000 trans am. I honestly think it's the best on the market especially with the support you can get... check out www.hptuners.com but when you buy you really want a wideband 02 sensor also. www.thetuningschool.com has a nice combo and their book is priceless in time savings. "

Do you by each part seperate or do you go to thetuningschool and it has both?
Some of the tuners I know use HPTuners. Some use EFILive. I have a couple of friends that have me hooked on EFILive.

And blowing up motors has nothing to do with the software, it has everything to do with amateur tuners.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:24 PM   #14
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Sorry for the slight thread jack, but I have a question for those that have tuned their F-body in the past. I know tuning your engine will do wonders, as per reading most peoples posts, will tuning a stock engine actually give you any gains? (I don't plan in being stock, a few bolt-ons) And when you do tune the engine, does it kill gas mileage if driving conservatively?
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:27 PM   #15
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yea its for sure going to be a first for me, i hoping i can find a mentor or something. that damn book/dvd looks expensive
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:30 PM   #16
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Sorry for the slight thread jack, but I have a question for those that have tuned their F-body in the past. I know tuning your engine will do wonders, as per reading most peoples posts, will tuning a stock engine actually give you any gains? (I don't plan in being stock, a few bolt-ons) And when you do tune the engine, does it kill gas mileage if driving conservatively?
if it's tuned right, you will see gains - even stock. mileage usually improves, especially if you drive conservatively. an upgraded intake & exhaust will help see more from your tuning though.
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Alright, it looks like a tune for me then after I get my intake and headers.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:38 PM   #18
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Jesse at wait for me performance, do your home work first before going this route, very hit or miss as far as customer satisfaction.

Also remember any ECM reflashes technically void your warranty.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:56 AM   #19
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We will be there helping as well...I have been a reseller of hp tuners for 2 years now and a tuner for 10 plus years.

We sell hp tuners with base tunes,stage 2 tunes etc.....Many products to come for the ls3 camaro.


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Old 11-22-2008, 01:57 PM   #20
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EFI LIVE, period

Jesse at wait for me performance, do your home work first before going this route, very hit or miss as far as customer satisfaction.

Also remember any ECM reflashes technically void your warranty.
If you save the original ECM file, and reflash it to the stock one before taking your car to the mechanic - can they tell that you altered it?

i know they'd be able to tell if its a different map, but i'm not sure if they can tell if/when its been altered
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There may not be any dealerships to take it to for warranty work...Just a thought....But I will be available
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There's a good handheld now available for LS3, they just added full LS3 support recently.

DiabloSport Predator

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If you are worried about your warranty and whether or not the dealer can tell you flashed your computer. Just by a second computer flash it and if/when you have to take it to a dealer just swap computers. A friend of mine did that with his cobra and never had a single problem.
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I called a performance shop asking them about dyno tuning, they said they had no info on the computer in the car yet and that no after market companies have "hacked" it yet, so there are no tuners that are specifically for the camaro yet.
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I called a performance shop asking them about dyno tuning, they said they had no info on the computer in the car yet and that no after market companies have "hacked" it yet, so there are no tuners that are specifically for the camaro yet.
LS3 Computer has been blown wide open for a while now. Was this an GM EFI shop?
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