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What to get in a basic tune.

This is a discussion on What to get in a basic tune. within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a 99 Trans Am m6 and would like to get a tune. The car is stock except for ...

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    What to get in a basic tune.

    I have a 99 Trans Am m6 and would like to get a tune. The car is stock except for a suncoast airbox and catbacks. I think I want the rear 02's deleted, the skip shift eliminated and the secondary air system deleted. Is there anything else I should throw in there? Thanks in advance for any response.

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    Think you covered it all for an M6 car.
    It's on jackstands.

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    You may want to look at the timing and map the call from the MAF. These cars like 28 deg inital timing.
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    Advance the timing and add some fuel. Personally, I would delete the MAF and run a Speed Density Tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    advance the timing and add some fuel. Personally, i would delete the maf and run a speed density tune.
    yup !

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Advance the timing and add some fuel. Personally, I would delete the MAF and run a Speed Density Tune.
    This...that is what I did and I never looked back.
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    Thanks everyone for your input. And Im thinking since everyone agrees this must be the way to go.

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    I would delete the egr too while you're at it & lean the car out. You doing the tune or a frost mail order? Frost knows all that and will hook you up with everything you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I would delete the egr too while you're at it & lean the car out. You doing the tune or a frost mail order? Frost knows all that and will hook you up with everything you need.
    Was kinda thinking of having Frost do it. It really doesn't sound like a bad price and saves me from messing something up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked1 View Post
    Was kinda thinking of having Frost do it. It really doesn't sound like a bad price and saves me from messing something up.
    Make the trip down to Richmond...completely worth it.

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    Frost mail order for yours will be great! 5 days you will have it back in the car! For almost stock Steve will get it 99%!!! Cant beat the price and it will cover everything you want for sure!

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    Good deal Now another question. In say a year or so I do heads, cam and full exaust. Will a mail order tune take care of that or does it absolutely have to be dyno tuned?

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    You can do mail order for that...you would send the PCM back to frost with a list of mods and they can retune it for you, that being said at that point a "GOOD" dyno tune would be the way to go for the best results!!!

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    Gotcha. thanks for the reply. I was under the impression a mail order tune was good but if you want to squeeze out all the power you can get it dyno tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked1 View Post
    Gotcha. thanks for the reply. I was under the impression a mail order tune was good but if you want to squeeze out all the power you can get it dyno tuned.
    This is true.

    When I did my motor swap, I sent the computer out to Frost for a mail order tune. This allowed me to start the car, drive around, and break in the motor before taking it down to him to throw it on the dyno for a real tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    This is true.

    When I did my motor swap, I sent the computer out to Frost for a mail order tune. This allowed me to start the car, drive around, and break in the motor before taking it down to him to throw it on the dyno for a real tune.
    I believe he cuts you a deal on the dyno tune after doing this right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    I believe he cuts you a deal on the dyno tune after doing this right?
    Yes...you get the mail order tune for free if you come see him for a dyno afterwards.

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