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This is a discussion on Tuning within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a question will just haveing cold air intake and borla 3" catback exhaust be worth getting a tune ...

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    I have a question will just haveing cold air intake and borla 3" catback exhaust be worth getting a tune done by frost or will i see no gains. Car is M6 by the way!

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    do you have plans for any other mods down the road? You can always benefit some from tuning, even on a completely stock car, but I probably would wait until you have a few more mods before having the car tuned.

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    Agreed. I had a lid and catback on ours for quite a while with the stock tune. It was after installing the LT's that I sent the PCM to Frost.

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    Oh thanks for the response guys!!! And yes i do plan to do more just new to the LS1 scene and still doing alot of reading and alot of studying on what i want and how im going to do it lol!!!

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    do you guys notice an increase after the tune? Does he add some more timing, adjust fuel trims? what all does frost do when you send your comp in for a tune

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    Yes you'll notice a difference.
    Copied from his website.

    Mail order tunes consist of (this is general, the tune will be more specific):

    Rear O2, AIR & EGR delete
    Fan temp adjustment
    Speedo recal for different rear end gear ratio
    Remove CAGS (if M6)
    Auto tranny tuning including adjustment to shift speed and firmness, torque reduction stepped down, shift-point change, changes for stall converters
    New spark/timing maps (makes HP!)
    WOT fueling adjustment (makes HP!)
    Improved knock handling
    Throttle cracker adjustment
    Many small performance oriented changes

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    Yes. My car with a lid, catback/cutout improved with Steve's aka Frost tuning. The car dropped 8 tenths from his tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98Hardtop View Post
    Yes. My car with a lid, catback/cutout improved with Steve's aka Frost tuning. The car dropped 8 tenths from his tune.
    you dropped .8 sec from just the tune or all of it combined? i dropped .3 from a lid and catback. i just ordered my headers and i still have 3.73 gears to install. i was gonna get a tune from him after i install those

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    Mainly just from the tune. He found the transmission was shifting softer than the factory settings. So with that and a few other adjustments helped out.

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