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HPPIII Worth it?

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    HPPIII Worth it?

    Found a HPPIII handheld for $50. I only have SLP lid, smooth bellow, K&N air filter and 8.5mm msd superconductors (so nothing big). I have bigger plans down the road, but like most, money is tight and these plans aren't going to happen for a while. I know once I get the exhaust I want, I will need to get it properly tuned, but is the HPPIII worth picking up for $50 as a temp. tune?

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    Just my opinion but I wouldn't bother, especially with a M6 car. If you decide to try it anyway make sure the seller returned it to stock.

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    Thanks for the opinion, that's what I'm looking for. Naturally the website for it says 13hp/19tq gain on an automatic, wondering how much of a real gain it had and how much a M6 would have. I'm sure not a noticable change, but every little bit counts.

    If it had the skip shift eliminator I would already have it. I guess it could be used for reading diagnostic codes.

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    If it's unlocked then that sounds like a good deal. If nothing else, the code reading portion will be helpful in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    If it's unlocked then that sounds like a good deal. If nothing else, the code reading portion will be helpful in the future.
    Unlocked?

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    Unlocked/returned to stock so can be used on another car, same thing. The HPP3 for my car I had years ago wouldn't read/clear codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Unlocked/returned to stock so can be used on another car, same thing. The HPP3 for my car I had years ago wouldn't read/clear codes.
    I should find out what year it is then, I read the new ones can. Thanks.

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    it only good for if you change gears ratio and to change shift points on trans and have fans come on sooner and change rev limits with that say and done , a dnyo tune is needed after cam and injector and stalle change and it cost 300-500 bucks you do the math

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    If the programmer is meant for a 2002, would it work for my 01?

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    Nevermind, just called hypertech and they said different software involed.

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