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    Getting the SS tuned tonight. What to expect?

    Having the SS tuned tonight. What should I expect to see them "do" to the car? What does a tune consist of?

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    a questioneer, a few dyno pulls, give you the keys back along with a dynosheet showing before/after results then to ask for your payment...thats what you should expect in most cases. Anything over and above from most pro tuners is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foff667
    a questioneer, a few dyno pulls, give you the keys back along with a dynosheet showing before/after results then to ask for your payment...thats what you should expect in most cases. Anything over and above from most pro tuners is a good thing.
    questioneer? The people doing this are close friends of mine. Please don't respond if you can't explain in depth what a "tune" does. Thanks.

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    it should change the air fuel ratios resulting in more HP and if you have an auto expect them to change your shift points

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    They are going to set fans temp, delete codes that you have, change gear ratio, delete cags, egr, air pump, o2 sensors. Play with air/fuel ratio. That is pretty much the highlights. A lot depends on what you have done to the car. Raise rev limiter, and shift points if its an auto.
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    ive got an m6

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    Don't worry about them changing the shift points then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLSain
    questioneer? The people doing this are close friends of mine. Please don't respond if you can't explain in depth what a "tune" does. Thanks.
    Did you mention they were friends of yours in your post? I mustve missed that...I assumed you were going to a dyno tuner. If not I have no clue what your close friends will change, what equipement they use or have available to them or how they are going to tune you. Maybe being close friends of yours you should ask them?

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    btw so nobody thinks im a complete douche I had my 98 Z w/ heads/cam & other mods origonally tuned by a reputable tuner shop here in NJ & that was the procedure step for step in my process.

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    yep that is the correct way to tune it

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    Since I tune on the side the way I do it is
    Have my customer fill out a detailed questioneer about their mods/car/info
    Look over their car to make sure everything is in order
    Hook up my scanner & scan for codes & d/l what codes are being thrown
    Put the car on ramps to install my w/b o2 sensor
    D/L the tune currently in the car(hopefully the stock one)
    Modify that tune to throw it into speed density mode to tune the Ve table(fairly long process to go into so you might wanna search VE tuning)
    Do a few before runs through 3rd gear for a good baseline.
    Then start the VE tuning process which usually takes 1-2 hrs of logging & modifying the tune.
    Once thats done I'll plug the maf back in and scale the maf to work with the newly reformed VE table.
    Once my final fueling is worked out I'll go ahead and adjust timing & or shift points if necessary which in your case isnt.
    Once Im happy with the ve, maf, spark, shift points, idle, part throttle I'll make a few after passes in 3rd gear & compare the timestamps on both from xxmph to xxmph and hopefully see a difference in my favor.
    Thats about the time where Im done & will graciously ask for my $ lol

    hopefully thats detailed enough, but again different strokes for different folks so you also might ask them since there are too many ways to tune a car.

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    When I had mine Dyno tuned by GMMG they did all of that but did all the dyno pulls in 4th gear since that is the 1 to 1 gear ratio. Took about 1 1/2 to 2 hours for the total process.

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    expect to pick up 20-30 hp that is untapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner
    expect to pick up 20-30 hp that is untapped.
    don't expect that much...all cars are different so depending on mods one car may pick up 5hp some 40hp there are too many variables to say Yeah expect xx amount of hp some gain nothing some gain alot.

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    I only gained 3 hp and 10 ft lbs of tq. But it carries it sooner and longer acrosse the board. Made a huge difference. Main thing on my car is it straightened out the codes and air/fuel ratio. I did cam, headers, ory pipe, and gears all right about the same time. My car didn't know what was going one when all that happened. Shes runnin great now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foff667
    btw so nobody thinks im a complete douche I had my 98 Z w/ heads/cam & other mods origonally tuned by a reputable tuner shop here in NJ & that was the procedure step for step in my process.
    It's cool dude.

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    Thanks guys for the info. I'll put up the dyno sheet tonight when I get back

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    nice cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLSain
    Thanks guys for the info. I'll put up the dyno sheet tonight when I get back
    good luck

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    How much should something like this cost???

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