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PCM chip vs. Dyno tune

This is a discussion on PCM chip vs. Dyno tune within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just finished changing the ring gear (3.23 to 3.73 on a 93 Formula Auto) and now am in need ...

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    PCM chip vs. Dyno tune

    I just finished changing the ring gear (3.23 to 3.73 on a 93 Formula Auto) and now am in need of a speedometer recalibration. I have two choices with this and only have experience with one...

    Option 1: get a pre-programmed chip from Fast Chip (Ed Wright) who claims his tune is the fastest there is. I have had two previous cars with his tuning programs and have been happy with both of them. Price: ~$160

    Option 2: go to my local shop (Livernois Motorsports) and they will do a full dyno tune on the car for ~$400.

    Is the difference between $160 and $400 worth it for the dyno tune.

    I only have intake/exhaust and gear. No other mods planned either. Just sitting here thinking about it - I would personally say no, but I've no experience with dyno tunes....

    Appreciate the thoughts!
    Steven

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    if your just going that far for modding get a hand held or something like it...or your chip like you want ...a dyno tune would be a big waste of money for ya they could squeeze a lil more out of the engine with it but imo wait intill you do more mods like h/c package then you will need it but till then the chip would work for you.....

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    Yea, I agree. Actually, in my case, the chip is even a bit more convienent. My local shop called me back today to confirm that they could do the work, but they are booked till next week. I can order my chip and have it installed before then.

    Thanks for the input!
    Steve

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