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    HANDHELDS: compared to the other tuning devices, this is the TPI of GM’s small blocks…..they’re good up to a point, but drop off hard after a certain point.

    If you don’t plan on heavily modding your car then you may wanna get this. Its better suited for A4’s since you can firm up shift point. Not much for m6’s. A few of the things this can do is:
    Increase shifting pressure
    Adjust speedometer if you’ve changed your gears
    Adjust the fan settings
    Just to name a few

    This is the ideal handheld as it allows for more parameters to be modified. A great upgrade from the HPP3! It can do all the same things the HPP3 can as well as:
    Adjust timing and fuel curve
    Adjust MAF tables
    Delete rear o2’s
    Read and clear DTC’s
    Delete C.A.G.S for M6’s
    You can also download a few select tunes from the Diablo website on top of this.

    Ideal for mildly- heavily modified vehicles.

    The first of the tuning software packages for the LS1’s. Used to be the ideal way to tune. Has now incorporated a built in scanner as opposed to having to be used in conjunction with EFI to aid in tuning. This software is VIN specific. Most tuners that use this lock the PCM. Buying this is like getting a LT1 instead of a LS1….. why go backwards when you have the option of moving forward

    It has a great built-in scanner that allows you to monitor a wide amount of PID’s. Flashing and reading the computer is so much faster compared to Edit. You are allowed to vehicle years/models for the cost of edit. They offer free updates for life.
    A great decision for the person who wants to be his own tuner! V2.0.x for the most part has eliminated the need for any spreadsheets. You will need to be on a dyno or have a wideband installed to tune the WOT.

    EFILive Flashscan:

    Right up there with Hptuners, has vin locked licensing but upgrades to custom 1,2 & near 3 bar SD Operating systems are free with the commercial license. Has always offered free updates for life. Allows for kickass customization of your scanner. Eliminates the need for excel sheets.


    A low cost licensing scheme with no vin locking is the backbone of this program not to mention they've been around for years offering tuning solutions from chip based 80's vehicles right through 04 LS1 powered GTO's. Their scanner is still in beta but has analog inputs for a wideband. If youve used other tuning programs in the past and don't need much help this might be the choice for you.

    This is just a quick jist of the different tuning solutions available. Feel free to add on or correct.

    Oh and if anyone asks this question again,
    Last edited by mrr23; 05-26-2008 at 04:38 PM.

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