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This is a discussion on tuning software? within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok if i bought something like this http://www.hptuners.com/products/ and used my laptop to tune a car, what exactly can i ...

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    tuning software?

    ok if i bought something like this
    http://www.hptuners.com/products/
    and used my laptop to tune a car, what exactly can i do? i dont really understand what the software does, and how effective it is, etc. just in general, what does it do?

    yea i know its a really dumb question, but i honestly could use some help understanding.

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    you can change every aspect of the engine and transmission parameters.

    here's pic from the hptuners website giving you an idea of what you would be looking at as far as tables that determine what does what.


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    every aspect of the engine.... that almost sounds unrealistic--without extra parts that is. . .?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    every aspect of the engine.... that almost sounds unrealistic--without extra parts that is. . .?
    What he means is that you can change how the computer controls the different aspects of your engine and transmision. I would sugest that you look in here to get familiar with the types of things that you would tune in the computer and why. Also troll around some of the other sections on that board or even other posts here to familiarize your self with terms and tuning concepts. Now a word of advice HPTuners is not like a handheld tuner. If you don't know what you are doing you can and probably ruin your engine. With that said if you are willing to study and experiment this tool will give you absolute control over how your engine runs. BTW I'm no expert I've been looking at this stuff for a few months and still have a lot to learn.


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    thanks alot man. im definitely going to look up on that stuff, but it will probably be a while before i would actually purchase that. i was just curious about it, and plan on it in the long term future. so maybe ill just keep learning before i do something to ruin my engine

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    Sounds like a good plan! Good luck!

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    Most LS1 fbodies have between 450-550 parameters & tables you can alter so when he says every aspect its really not that far off from the truth
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