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Tuning Tips????

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    Cool Tuning Tips????

    Do I have any other options other than just going out and buying a $600 handheld for this tuning stuff? New to this pcm I am old school so I have to learn. Thanks

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    Also I know that they make a standalone for my trany, how about the engine? 99trans and 99LS1

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    you could get a tune.

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    I totaly understand that but Iam looking at about $600 for a good dyno tune. (min) Plus I dont know how I feel about someone else doing the tune you know

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    To answer my own Q I found a standalone system for the LS1 from Comp they want 2600 for that and any where from 600-900 for the harness but they do custom make it with the stuff gone that you want not to shaby if you got a cool 3000 laying around that needs use

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86TransAm383
    Do I have any other options other than just going out and buying a $600 handheld for this tuning stuff?
    Do you own a laptop?

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    there is no need for a standalone system. If you do own a laptop and dont trust others, get HPT or EFI.

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    yes i have a laptop

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86TransAm383
    yes i have a laptop
    Then put it to good use...

    As Nino suggested; HP-Tuners or EFI-Live.

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    i know i know

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    It will still cost you but, you could buy HPT for $500 and a wideband. Then tune it yourself.

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    Basically you have a few options:
    1. Handheld tuner (slightly less work, ok tune)
    2. Programmer (HP tuners, LS1 edit, EFI live) (most work, best tune)
    3. Mail order tune (cheapest, fastest, lowest power increase)
    4. Dyno tune (most expensive, easy, but NOT complete)

    1,2, and 4 will all run around $500.

    Mail order tunes can be as low as $125.
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