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This is a discussion on gotta be rich to get tune?? within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok so I want to do a intake and cam swap but have been told a dyno tune is going ...

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    gotta be rich to get tune??

    ok so I want to do a intake and cam swap but have been told a dyno tune is going to be 600 bucks?!?!?!?! i know it is 200 bucks for the credit for my vin but isn't that a little huh?? what would/have you guys paid??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS View Post
    ok so I want to do a intake and cam swap but have been told a dyno tune is going to be 600 bucks?!?!?!?! i know it is 200 bucks for the credit for my vin but isn't that a little huh?? what would/have you guys paid??
    Shop i went to get mine tuned charges $500 for a dyno tune

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    Shop I'm going to have do mine is $500. $600 seems a little high, but tunes are def not cheap.
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    my dyno tune with bolt ons is 350.....

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    Shops here charge $85-95/hr for the dyno time (sometimes more) + whatever the tuner charges, usually $300-400 (depends on who you know and how well you know them)...

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    $400-$600 is probably a good ball park. Most I see or hear about are in the $500 range.

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    Think of it this way $400-$600 for a good running engine or your engine may blow from running too lean and it will cost thousands

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS View Post
    ok so I want to do a intake and cam swap but have been told a dyno tune is going to be 600 bucks?!?!?!?! i know it is 200 bucks for the credit for my vin but isn't that a little huh?? what would/have you guys paid??
    Just to make you feel even more crappy its only $100 for the credits for your VIN.

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    so the 600 is pretty much par for the course!!! CUTLASS lmao yeah thanks for that it makes it so much easier!! yeah good point on the getting a new engine when she blows. well i suppose i will just save for a few more weeks and do things right it will be worth it once its done. thanks for the input

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    I tune bolt-ons F-bodies on the dyno for $350 (includes dyno time). I don't charge more because I can be very thorough in an hour's time from experience. If you can start with a base that gets you 95% of the way there, it's a huge help.

    If you have internal engine mods, tuning runs $450-550 including dyno time for GenIII depending on the setup.

    GenIII supercharged and turbo setups start at $450 and seem to average about $550-$575 (again including dyno time) but vary based on setup. Forced induction is generally quoted on a case by case basis.

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    Dyno tune in Tulsa is $600 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Dyno tune in Tulsa is $600 range.
    for just bolt-ons?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    for just bolt-ons?!?!?
    A dyno tune is a dyno tune, doesn't matter what mods you have.


    Why would you want a dyno tune for a few bolt-ons though?


    I wouldn't worry about a dyno tune unless I was cammed.

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    ^^^Thats what a $125 mail-order tune is for

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    Even bolt on cars need tunes. Shucks even when mine was bone stock the OEM tune sucked.

    I think what basballny2 is getting at, is the same thing that Frost mentioned. When an experienced tuner has done enough of these bolt on cars, he has so many bin files from various combo's that he can simply flash one in, and get the car pretty damn close. A little tweaking from there and it's done. Saves alot of time for both the tuner and the customer, and that time saved is passed onto the paying customer.

    Not every tuner does that (very few even), so my hats off to Frost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    A dyno tune is a dyno tune, doesn't matter what mods you have.


    Why would you want a dyno tune for a few bolt-ons though?

    I wouldn't worry about a dyno tune unless I was cammed.
    I see where you're coming from. But, on a similar note, my car isn't heavily modded (bolt-ons) and I gained 25ft lbs of tq from a tune, which at the time was $300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    I tune bolt-ons F-bodies on the dyno for $350 (includes dyno time). I don't charge more because I can be very thorough in an hour's time from experience. If you can start with a base that gets you 95% of the way there, it's a huge help.

    If you have internal engine mods, tuning runs $450-550 including dyno time for GenIII depending on the setup.

    GenIII supercharged and turbo setups start at $450 and seem to average about $550-$575 (again including dyno time) but vary based on setup. Forced induction is generally quoted on a case by case basis.
    So if I have a LS6 H/C/I, I shouldn't do the mail order tune?

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