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    Tune now or wait

    I am going to go with a custom tuned PCM by Nelsom performance but i know for sure I want an LS6 intake in the near future. So can I go ahead and get the PCM or should I wait till after I get the LS6 intake. Also I am curious if you would need a retune after installing a stall/tq converter? Let me know, I am dying to tune the car but dont want to have it retuned over and over. Hoping to minimize it as much as possible.
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    You will need a tune after doing a stall convertor. Getting a tune after a LS6 intake isn't going to be very beneficial. I would wait to get the PCM until after the convertor if it was my money.
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    thanks for the info, it will be awhile before I get a stall but I am gonna go ahead and get the PCM from Nelson since it wont make much difference with the LS6 intake. Then have it retuned after the stall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeler99WS6 View Post
    I am going to go with a custom tuned PCM by Nelsom performance but i know for sure I want an LS6 intake in the near future. So can I go ahead and get the PCM or should I wait till after I get the LS6 intake. Also I am curious if you would need a retune after installing a stall/tq converter? Let me know, I am dying to tune the car but dont want to have it retuned over and over. Hoping to minimize it as much as possible.
    Everything being equal, you will get a more maximized tune from someone who can actually scan your car on the street or an eddy-current dyno.

    I'm not saying Nelson Performance isn't a good tuner, I'd actually recommend them if you were able to drive there, but speaking from experience, a mail-order tune is better than stock, but not maximized for you particular combo on your car.

    Some tuners offer a "Lifetime Tune" option (we do) or a free retune.
    If there aren't any competent tuners in your area, then go with Nelson.

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    Gonna go with Nelson since the closest tuner is 2 hours away and he said he would need the car for at least 1 1/2 days to do it completely, so with Nelson PCM I will have no down time. And its around the same price. Thanks for your insight though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeler99WS6 View Post
    Gonna go with Nelson since the closest tuner is 2 hours away and he said he would need the car for at least 1 1/2 days to do it completely, so with Nelson PCM I will have no down time. And its around the same price. Thanks for your insight though.
    No problem. Maybe Nelson offers a lifetime tune option or a discounted retune. Doesn't hurt to ask.

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    I beleive you can have another PCM shipped with new tune at anytime after initial purchase but you pay for shipping.

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