My day at Thunder Racing
This is a discussion on My day at Thunder Racing within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; hey yall this past tuesday i went to thunder racing in baton rouge to get a computer tune on my ...
07-17-2008, 03:11 PM #1
My day at Thunder Racing
hey yall this past tuesday i went to thunder racing in baton rouge to get a computer tune on my 99 trans am. when i got there, i told them that i needed a custom tune on my computer, because i put headers, ory, no cats, deleted the EGR, electronic controlled cut out, and the free ram air mod, k&n air filter, and also the problems that i am having with alot of black smoke emitting out of my exhaust when i get down on it. they told me that they can do a "basic custom tune." i was wondering what do they mean by a "Basic Custom Tuning" if yall have any idea, please let me know. but now ever since i got the tune, my car is running ALOT better, and there is hardly if any black smoke. i def. feel a difference in power when i drive my car. also i was wondering if you guys can give me a round about estimate on how much horse power i am pushing to the rear wheels. im so amazed at what these guys have done to my car, its like driving a totally different car. the only thing that i wasnt pleased about was that they couldnt tune out the EGR code, so my SES light would go off. other than that i am very pleased.
07-18-2008, 01:44 PM #2
did they give you reason why they couldn't turn the egr off? It's only a couple codes they have to turn off and a timing table correction. I see no reason why they couldn't do that unless there's some other factor there.
07-18-2008, 01:47 PM #3
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Tuning without dyno time. Tuner takes the car's set-up into account and makes a single tune to upload into your car.
No idea why they couldn't tune out the EGR codes...but it may have something to do with federal laws.
07-18-2008, 04:44 PM #4
07-19-2008, 09:17 PM #5
Hmm, I'm interested in knowing as well. I was gonna have them tune my car once I swap the engine, but I hate for them to not be able to delete the AIR and EGR codes.
07-20-2008, 04:53 AM #6
they told me that it had something to do with some laws, and that they would lose their license, and be fined 400 million dollars, but they did a good job on the tune, i have no complaints on the work that they do, im just a little pissed off that i still got a SES light and they couldnt tune the EGR outta the computer. however they did offer me a programmer/tuner type deal for $710, but i told them that they can have it until i get a new job lol.
07-20-2008, 09:14 AM #7
$400 million? Yea...Right.
Just call up Futral and see if they can do it. Most places would only charge like $50.
07-20-2008, 02:13 PM #8
07-20-2008, 03:15 PM #9
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07-21-2008, 05:17 PM #10
nope havent herd of it. i might have to go check them out. how much do you think they will charge me to delete the codes in the computer?
07-21-2008, 06:30 PM #11
Most places charge around $50. Might wanna check on mailorder.
07-22-2008, 11:19 AM #12
07-22-2008, 02:20 PM #13
What I meant was just sent it off to someone like Frost to have them tune the codes out. No need for it to be in the car to do that.
07-22-2008, 08:31 PM #14
ok ill send frost a message tomm when i come back from biloxi.
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