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This is a discussion on programmer or tune??? within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i dont know wether to get one of those plug and play programmers or to get my car tuned..??? my ...

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    programmer or tune???

    i dont know wether to get one of those plug and play programmers or to get my car tuned..???

    my brother tells me to get the pragrammer.. but i have done a little research and i have found that it just a waste of money..

    i want to know what do you guys recommend and where to go..??

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    If you've done any mods then definitely get a dyno tune. I picked up 18rwhp and 17rwt after dyno tuning (we did a before and after using HPTuners) and all I have are LT's, 3" ORY w/cutout and a CAI.

    IMHO handhelds (Hypertech, etc.) are good for changing tire size, gear ratios, and the like but they don't do much for tuning the engine except for leaning it out.

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    You can buy HPTuners for about the price of a custom tune. If you're any good with computers and cars you should go for it. That way you've got the convenience of a handheld (can tune at home) but the performance of a custom tune.

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    ^ I agree

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    I guess it depends on your mods. Need more info.

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    Tune. IMO

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    ok now what about that tune where i get to ship my computer and i tell them the mods that i have and they will tune it for me.. and send it beck.

    that is like $75. or so..

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    depending on your ability to understand and comprehend computer tuning, you may be better off getting a handheld versus a full tuning suite.


    you haven't done enough research, if you've come to the conclusion that handhelds are a waste of money. hypertech doesn't cut it for anything past stock. predator and the vinci/crane tuners take into account cams, heads, etc...

    here's what the vinci tuner can do
    http://www.stealthram.com/vhptuner.htm

    i have hptuners and have been making a visual guide about it.
    http://www.fla-thirdgen.org/hptuners.htm

    you decide which you will be more comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    If you've done any mods then definitely get a dyno tune. I picked up 18rwhp and 17rwt after dyno tuning (we did a before and after using HPTuners) and all I have are LT's, 3" ORY w/cutout and a CAI.

    IMHO handhelds (Hypertech, etc.) are good for changing tire size, gear ratios, and the like but they don't do much for tuning the engine except for leaning it out.
    back when i was using the vinci tuner on the wife's car, i got 17 rwhp after putting heads on the car and tuning it on a dyno. the right handheld can be just as powerful as full editing software


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    Dyno tune professionally done would gain you a good amount of hp in my opinion. I leave the tuning for the pros.

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    Get a new brother and a dyno tune.
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