Results 1 to 17 of 17

Advice on programmer for tuning???

This is a discussion on Advice on programmer for tuning??? within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; OK, so I have 1999 Firehawk and looking for a tuner that will work for my situation. For engine performance ...

  1. #1
    Member blownh2x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Joliet,IL
    Age
    38
    Posts
    175

    Red
    99 Firehawk (M6) #518

    Advice on programmer for tuning???

    OK, so I have 1999 Firehawk and looking for a tuner that will work for my situation. For engine performance the vehicle has a lid, K&N, and SLP dual dual cat back exhaust. I'm adding headers(with emissions tubes), ORY(no cats),160 or 180degree thermostat. The only other thing that may do to the car in the future would be a gear swap, but not for awhile. This is a daily driver in the summer so I want reliability, a little more power, and a louder exhaust. I'll need to tune the vehicle for the added things and delete the rear O2 sensors and possibly change the gear ratio later. Something around $400 or less that can read and clear codes from other vehicles as well as tune my car. What should I buy.

    Hypertech
    Diablo Predator
    Granatelli
    SLP
    Other???

  2. #2
    Blown, Stroked, & Sprayed

    Ed Blown Vert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    San Diego, Ca
    Posts
    50,746

    Black
    383 Procharged & N20 Vert

    If you can afford it and the time. HPTuners is a better choice.
    But it sounds like you won't be tuning too much.
    Black 1999 Blown Convertible A4
    Forged 383, ATI D-1SC
    NX MAF Kit | 222/226 .585 115
    AS Stage II 6.0L FI Heads
    Moser 9" | 3.70 | Wavetrac | 35 Spline | Vigilante 3600
    548.0 RWHP - 563.8 RWTQ - 10# - D1

    666.0 RWHP - 734.2 RWTQ - 125 Shot - P1

    Black 2009 Escalade Hybrid 4WD
    Black 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid 4WD (Totaled)

    Black 2013 Chevy Volt (Gone)

  3. #3
    Member blownh2x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Joliet,IL
    Age
    38
    Posts
    175

    Red
    99 Firehawk (M6) #518

    I was leaning towards the Diablo Predator, but want some advice to others who have used these products. I won't be playing with it much, thanks for the quick response.

  4. #4
    Blown, Stroked, & Sprayed

    Ed Blown Vert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    San Diego, Ca
    Posts
    50,746

    Black
    383 Procharged & N20 Vert

    Scratch Hypertech off the list.

  5. #5
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    get the crane/vinci programmer. it has several base tunes to start off with. you can adjust from there. here's a webpage i made about them. www.stealthram.com/vhptuner.htm also i have one for your vehicle for $200.00 + shipping. i've used it to tune the wife's car when it had heads and cam in it.

  6. #6
    Member blownh2x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Joliet,IL
    Age
    38
    Posts
    175

    Red
    99 Firehawk (M6) #518

    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    get the crane/vinci programmer. it has several base tunes to start off with. you can adjust from there. here's a webpage i made about them. www.stealthram.com/vhptuner.htm also i have one for your vehicle for $200.00 + shipping. i've used it to tune the wife's car when it had heads and cam in it.
    I already purchased the Diablo Predator from ws6store.com, otherwise I would of purchased yours.

  7. #7
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    no problem

  8. #8
    With your mods I would go with a mail order tune, they can do everything your looking for and more. I recommend Steve from lsxtune.com.

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93317
    Last edited by Z28_06374; 10-20-2008 at 07:06 AM.

  9. #9
    Senior Member karpetcm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tujunga, CA
    Posts
    1,646

    White
    01 Camaro 6speed

    Im thinking of doin a mail order tune as well, how long is the 125.00 goin for. All i have is a SLP lid, 160 thermo and exhuast cut out. In the distant future ill get headers but not right now.

  10. #10
    We'll be back... GatorSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    THE SWAMP
    Posts
    1,446

    Light Pewter Metallic
    2000 Camaro SS M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    If you can afford it and the time. HPTuners is a better choice.
    But it sounds like you won't be tuning too much.
    HPTuners is the way to go to get the most from tuning your car, if you're serious about it.

  11. #11
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette

    Quote Originally Posted by karpetcm View Post
    Im thinking of doin a mail order tune as well, how long is the 125.00 goin for. All i have is a SLP lid, 160 thermo and exhuast cut out. In the distant future ill get headers but not right now.
    http://www.ls1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93317

  12. #12
    Member blownh2x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Joliet,IL
    Age
    38
    Posts
    175

    Red
    99 Firehawk (M6) #518

    SO, how do I delete the rear o2 sensors with the diablo sport programmer? I don't see an option for this and the instructions are very minimal at best. There is a value for COT I can change which I have no idea about. If this is what I need to change, do I go to 0 or make the reading higher? any help would be appreciated. headers, ory, stat are all installed now.

  13. #13
    Veteran 0rion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    22,519

    98 Formula
    06 duramax

    COT means cat over temp. It's a protection for your cats to keep them from running to hot. If you no longer have cats then zero that out. I want to say the option for rear O2's is in the diagnostic menu but it's been a while. If you have a newer diablo I'm not even sure they support that anymore.

  14. #14
    Senior Member mrr23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    orlando, fl
    Posts
    7,134

    dark bowling green
    2000 corvette


  15. #15
    Member slpdablueZ28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    brooklyn
    Posts
    403

    blue
    2002 Camaro Z28

    wat can u tune with the diablo programmer im thinking of getting one myself

  16. #16
    Junior Member 98T/A.SNAKEATER_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Broken Arrow,OK
    Posts
    36

    Red
    1998 pontiac Trans Am

    u can tune eveerything even the tranny turn the o2 sensors off too but there only for a 99 and up

  17. #17
    Member slpdablueZ28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    brooklyn
    Posts
    403

    blue
    2002 Camaro Z28

    sweet

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •