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This is a discussion on HP Tuners? within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; damn........I wish i had someone around to show me the ropes iwth it lol...

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    damn........I wish i had someone around to show me the ropes iwth it lol

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    Ya I'm approaching the 50 mark myself, but I still love to tinker with carbs and such. It's easy and cheap.
    I agree, though sitting in the driver seat and tapping on computer keys is a nice way to tune,,,there is definately nothing cheap about it. Even the parts for these newer cars are high, and it puts a damper in my speed part buying for sure. Parts interchange is much more difficult so saving money that way is more challenging as well.
    All in all,,,I still prefer my old cars to play with and even drive on a daily basis.

    HP tuners cost me $500. The $650 price mentioned is for HPtuner to have the ability to datalog with a wideband device. Working a laptop is a miracle for me anyway, so trying to interface a wideband with it is out of the question for me. I have better luck just using the wideband as a serperate device, and it allows me the ability to move the wideband from car to car and tune all my carb stuff too,,,which is primarily why I have the wideband anyway.
    It all depends on how deep you want to get into this tuning stuff. Including a nice laptop, various adaptors, HPtuner etc...you can be way over the $1,000 mark easily. Thats alot more than a few wrenches, screwdrivers and a vacuum gauge I can use to tune a carb. Just depends on how you want to look at it. Some people jump in and never look back. I on the other hand am not willing to give up my old stuff, and as long as I am physically able to bend over the fender I will stay that way,,,lol. Larry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank View Post
    damn........I wish i had someone around to show me the ropes iwth it lol
    Ya I feel your pain Frank, I wish the same thing as I am way past the computer age and didn't grow up with this stuff. It's definately a huge and painfull learning curve for me. Larry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ya I'm approaching the 50 mark myself, but I still love to tinker with carbs and such. It's easy and cheap.
    I agree, though sitting in the driver seat and tapping on computer keys is a nice way to tune,,,there is definately nothing cheap about it. Even the parts for these newer cars are high, and it puts a damper in my speed part buying for sure. Parts interchange is much more difficult so saving money that way is more challenging as well.
    All in all,,,I still prefer my old cars to play with and even drive on a daily basis.

    HP tuners cost me $500. The $650 price mentioned is for HPtuner to have the ability to datalog with a wideband device. Working a laptop is a miracle for me anyway, so trying to interface a wideband with it is out of the question for me. I have better luck just using the wideband as a serperate device, and it allows me the ability to move the wideband from car to car and tune all my carb stuff too,,,which is primarily why I have the wideband anyway.
    It all depends on how deep you want to get into this tuning stuff. Including a nice laptop, various adaptors, HPtuner etc...you can be way over the $1,000 mark easily. Thats alot more than a few wrenches, screwdrivers and a vacuum gauge I can use to tune a carb. Just depends on how you want to look at it. Some people jump in and never look back. I on the other hand am not willing to give up my old stuff, and as long as I am physically able to bend over the fender I will stay that way,,,lol. Larry.
    the MPVI Pro has an external hook up for optional items like a wideband. you can hook any device that uses a 5 volt reference. you can still move your wideband from vehicle to vehicle. the external hook just allows you to log it within HPTuners. add it to the graphing and histograms.

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    EFILive has 2 of them. Very convenient to watch both banks as the exhaust comes into the collectors. I couldn't pass up the additional inputs for thermocouples for logging EGT's. Plus there's a couple more inputs on this silly box I'm not sure what to do with. I learned how to tune with a flat tip screwdriver myself. When Dad bought the Olds Cutlass in 88 I was enamoured with how they got all that tuning done in that little grey metal box and how much power they got out of a N/A V6 to boot. It was like they were saying don't touch the tuning on this car. Of course everyone knows what happens when you tell a kid to leave something alone.
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    well, if you want to get technical, the MPVI Pro external hook up has the ability to hook up 4 external inputs and two outputs. total of 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankthetank View Post
    damn........I wish i had someone around to show me the ropes iwth it lol
    id come and show u, but distance plays a big part

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    I just ordered my copy of Hp Tuners Professional. I'm down in Willow Springs NC Some of the time frankthetank. Im going to first start off tuning the stuff my old hypertech was able to do, speed limit, Rev Limit, Fan temp. Then remove my rear o2, (Ill have O2 Sims for sale when that happens) Then remove the EGR. Is that hard stuff to do or just all menu stuff.

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    all of those are simple stuff to do. really, the only hard part is the VE tuning.

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    what is VE tuning? is that the air/fuel/spark ?

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    VE is the part throttle, cruise, and somewhat WOT fueling.

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    im excited to start tuning. I only have one car 98 firebird, LS1, So from what i understand it will only take 2 credits to fully tune it over and over, correct??

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    yes. or, you can use 6 credits and open it for every 98 f-body.

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    I also have a 2004 Tahoe with a 5.3 in it.

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    Hey bigboykilroy, I'm no tuner but I only live about 45 if you need some help getting started we can get together. I can show you some of the basics if you are stuck. Plus there is at least one other guy near me that has a bit more experience than I with HP Tuners so feel free to pm once you have the software.
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