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    Is a PowerProgrammer enough?

    I noticed there are a couple of PC based programmers(HP tuner, and the like). But they seem kind of complicated for my application. And, I know PowerProgrammers are simple. But will I see a good gain like I would with a PC type program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samson_420 View Post
    I noticed there are a couple of PC based programmers(HP tuner, and the like). But they seem kind of complicated for my application. And, I know PowerProgrammers are simple. But will I see a good gain like I would with a PC type program?
    NO. I just bought a wide band and Hp tuners for my V6 firebird.

    Brian

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    most of it depends on your final goals for the car. IMO if you plan to stick with bolt ons a good handheld like the Vinci or Predator ain't a terrible way to go. I gained 3 tenths in my stock gto when I had the predator on there and it made my auto shift like a dream. Mrr23 knows the vinci hand helds inside and out so maybe he'll chime in. If you don't plan on a cam or anything like that I think a handheld would do you just fine. You won't get the same tune out of a handheld but the predator at least has a little flex to it so you can get a pretty decent tune out of it.

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    Predator huh?

    Where do I get one?

    Noob, I know. . . . . . . . . .

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    before you run out and buy a predator talk to mrr23.....he knows the vinci programmers very well and can give you a good comparison. I've personally never used the vinci so I have no experience with them.

    I see predators go in the forsale section here for ~$250 so you can save a few bucks by buying used.

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