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    untuned?/ downside?

    hello fellow fboby owners .i own a 99 z28 ls1 cammed 232 232 581 lift with oter bolt ons..the question is ..knowing that im untuned how much slower am i as if i did have the tune ..i know im running rich.therefore i do waste alot of gas.thanks in advance

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    Not sure till you have it tuned properly. Most likely you are leaving a lot of power out there that you could be using to smoke Mustangs. Just sayin....

    I woudnt want a car to run that rich for very long, any idea how long it takes to wash out the rings on an LS1?

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    wait so by it running untuned rich .the rings will slowly go bad?

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    I thought you said you are running rich? Meaning the gas has to go somewhere........out the exhaust or in to the oil.

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    On the other end of that scale you could also be running dangerously lean @ key points in the curve for your setup..

    Untuned can lead to premature engine fail..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    On the other end of that scale you could also be running dangerously lean @ key points in the curve for your setup..

    Untuned can lead to premature engine fail..
    Yes sir. I never want any premature engine failure so I make sure and prime myself before I go anywhere.

    He should get at least a mail order tune from FROST to get close till he can get a full dyno tune.

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    oh okaay and this premature engine fail.wat does it mean?
    im sorry for all these nubi questions

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    Fail means it will not run anymore.

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    I wouldnt run my car untuned, only long enough to get it tuned. Were are located in PA?

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    With bolt ons, a tune is nice....but not required. You should have your car tuned with an aftermarket cam, otherwise you are robbing yourself of power and risking engine damage.

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