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Old 06-25-2018, 06:21 PM   #15
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That's it...I'm getting tuned!
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:23 PM   #16
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So, can I use my laptop to upload a tune to my car or do I have to have an HP tuner or one of the others?
SCTX4 from Dynosteve. Email stock file to him and he sends a custom one back that you upload with that device followed by no regrets....
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #17
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That's it...I'm getting tuned!
Dont do it you will hate chirping the first 3 gears...
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #18
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Dont do it you will hate chirping the first 3 gears...
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:35 PM   #19
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Dont do it you will hate chirping the first 3 gears...
Just got my headers, HFC's, and catback in this past weekend. Probably gonna be a few weeks til I do but it is in my plans to get tuned.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:45 PM   #20
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If ya really wanna have some fun, do the 3.91 gears too. All I can say is hello mid 12's
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:20 PM   #21
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+1 to what everyone has said, so far.
Removing the AFM is worth it alone (did anyone REALLY save that much fuel from having 4 cylinders shut off?).
But if you're looking to mod first, I'd also recommend waiting on that first.
I have a '13 SS that I didn't tune until after headers, CAI, exhaust and 3.91 gears... I'm glad I waited
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:35 PM   #22
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+1 to what everyone has said, so far.
Removing the AFM is worth it alone (did anyone REALLY save that much fuel from having 4 cylinders shut off?).
But if you're looking to mod first, I'd also recommend waiting on that first.
I have a '13 SS that I didn't tune until after headers, CAI, exhaust and 3.91 gears... I'm glad I waited
Good luck with your build!
I have added CAI intake and MagnaFlow exhaust. Thatís as far as I intend to go, at least for now. I have a Range Unit to disable AFM, but the car doesnít have the low end grunt that I think it should. Thatís why I was looking at a tune.
Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:06 AM   #23
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I have added CAI intake and MagnaFlow exhaust. Thatís as far as I intend to go, at least for now. I have a Range Unit to disable AFM, but the car doesnít have the low end grunt that I think it should. Thatís why I was looking at a tune.
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If that's all you plan on going for a while then by all means tune away and throw that Range unit in the trash. Many people have success with them, but many others also have a lot of problems with them too. The beauty of the automatic is that you can have a "wife mode" tuned in if you don't want the aggressive driving style all of the time. My drive "D" mode is similar to stock, better shift points and a little firmer shifting, but not outrageous and something the wife will still ride with me in. My sport/manual "M" mode has neck snapping shifts that will really get the car going good when I get on it.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:19 AM   #24
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I can't speak for the L99, but with my SS Sedan it made a huge difference. I went with LMS and they don't charge for updates as mods are added. With my car with intake, catback with secondary cat delete I picked up 40 rwhp/rwtq.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:00 AM   #25
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The l99 benefits the most from a tune....afm delete is a big thing. The trans tune when done right makes a big difference as well.
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:51 PM   #26
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OK, here is the long story short:

1) RDP Tune - yes, if you buy future parts from him, the tune is free, but you do have to buy an SCT-X4 for like $350.
2) His tune is aggressive but amazing.
3) You should tune to your environment - DA and Octane, so remote tune may not be optimal for that.
4) I had Dyno Steve tune and I was VERY PLEASED, but it did make the trans feel like an old Rock Crusher and would chirp the 3-4 shift. Made me worry about the stock trans' ability to hold that punishment.
5) A ported Throttle Body and CAI will help with the Throttle Response.
6) By the time you buy the SCT4 for the remote tune - a custom tune is not that much more expensive.
7) Small changes, like changing, tire size or gears, will be only a fraction of the cost of a total tune.

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