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    new to tuning and want to get some of the basics

    hey guys..i will be getting hp tuner pro here soon for my car..a 98 trans am..and i have a question. If i want to do live tuning etc while my car is running...do i need to get a 99+ pcm ? also if i do...what do i need to do to get it to mesh with my car thanks guys.

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    yes, you will need to step up to a 99+ PCM. the 98 PCM just doesn't have enough capacity to handle live tuning. there is some pinout changes or an entire wiring harness change. i'm not sure which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yes, you will need to step up to a 99+ PCM. the 98 PCM just doesn't have enough capacity to handle live tuning. there is some pinout changes or an entire wiring harness change. i'm not sure which.
    ok..i will take a look into it..hows it going R ?

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    pretty good. i really like the victor jr setup. once i convert to the 4L80E trans, i'll get some new timeslips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    pretty good. i really like the victor jr setup. once i convert to the 4L80E trans, i'll get some new timeslips.
    nice you selling your old converter ? i might be in the market for one in a lil

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    pretty good. i really like the victor jr setup. once i convert to the 4L80E trans, i'll get some new timeslips.
    cant wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yes, you will need to step up to a 99+ PCM. the 98 PCM just doesn't have enough capacity to handle live tuning. there is some pinout changes or an entire wiring harness change. i'm not sure which.
    wow seems like i need to repin to a 99+ and even after that. my fuel gauge wont work that kind of sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    nice you selling your old converter ? i might be in the market for one in a lil

    this is a next year project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    this is a next year project.
    always something to do each year

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    wow seems like i need to repin to a 99+ and even after that. my fuel gauge wont work that kind of sucks
    The gauge can be made to work with a segment swapped from an express van...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    The gauge can be made to work with a segment swapped from an express van...
    see now i herd that..but i thought i needed to be running efi-live to do that..and hp tuner didnt have that offered

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    It can be done by HPTuner's support and some other folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    It can be done by HPTuner's support and some other folks.
    frost thank you..you just made my day...now i need to get the pin layouts of the two and go searching for pcms

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