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Old 04-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Dyno tune

will a dyno tune give a big difference in drivability and power if i only have the following: Long tube headers, off road x-pipe, and jlt intake.
i have the bama tunes and just curious to know if i should do it...as far as power adders, i wont be doing that anytime soon....
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You might pick up a few extra hp, every mail order tune is going to leave a safe margin but a dyno tune can push it close to the limit
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Re: Dyno tune

with my small amount of mods do you think it would be worth the cost? i dont even know how much dyno tunes run.
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I have similar mods plus some an I won't do it until I add heads/cam/intake or a blower... Waste of money IMO
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Re: Dyno tune

a guy i know had it dyno tuned and before my headers our cars were identical and his had more pull and i think he would get a little more milage...but thats what i was thinkin that it isnt worth the money for the small increase but im still on the fence cause i wont be doing much more to it anytime soon other than a lil cosmetics and maybe shifter...i though about gears but im pretty comfortable with my 3.55s
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If your 100% sure your done then yes go for it... Or even if your done for at least 6 mo to a year I'd go for it
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Re: Dyno tune

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will a dyno tune give a big difference in drivability and power if i only have the following: Long tube headers, off road x-pipe, and jlt intake.
i have the bama tunes and just curious to know if i should do it...as far as power adders, i wont be doing that anytime soon....
i would highly recommend it. while a handheld tuner can change some mods for your car, a dyno tune is a completely customized tune made specifically for your car, not a 'one size fits all' kind of deal that the handheld ones have. youll get better performance and fuel economy with a dyno tune, all around better idea and with how expensive the handheld tuners are i wish i had just gotten a dyno tune done in the first place
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I think I will be done for probably more than a year so I think y'all just convinced me to get it done!!! How much do they run usually? I was thinking around 4?
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300-500 is about fair
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Go to a shop that you KNOW does good work... That's another reason I have not done it... Too many friends cars have nothing but problems after getting a dyno tune... Or their motor blew up and shop says ... Oh well and blame it on the customer... (guy had a 2011 5.0 and put a stage 2 roush root style blower on nothing else and on the 3rd and last dyno run they blew the motor (it had less than 10k miles on it)
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It runs 200 dollars an hour going to have my 2.3 turbo tuned Thursday
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I have run both mail order tunes and custom tunes from a performance shop. Both are very similar, however the guy at the performance shop told me that a dyno tune with minimal mods is really a waste of money because you might be only able to tweak out a couple more HP. So he set me up with 3 custom tunes based on my mods ( no dyno involved) , an 87 , a 91 performance tune , and 93 race tune. Great performance and no pinging, unlike the mail order tunes. I think it is mainly due to adjustments for climate.
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Re: Dyno tune

its ALWAYS best to dyno a car after a tune to ensure the tune is doing what you expect, is safe, and all things check out. Get with Bamachips on parameters you need to log and during the dyno data log (easy to do) and send them the files (make sure they dyno with an Air/Fuel check as well)

they can tweek as needed for you.
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i would highly recommend it. while a handheld tuner can change some mods for your car, a dyno tune is a completely customized tune made specifically for your car, not a 'one size fits all' kind of deal that the handheld ones have. youll get better performance and fuel economy with a dyno tune, all around better idea and with how expensive the handheld tuners are i wish i had just gotten a dyno tune done in the first place
I'll second that.
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Well I'm researching my shops and gear heads here in Arlington seems good I'll just have to get pricing
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Well I'm researching my shops and gear heads here in Arlington seems good I'll just have to get pricing
I hear good things about them, also look into LT motorsports
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Well I'm researching my shops and gear heads here in Arlington seems good I'll just have to get pricing
Research before making that leap... Or pm me for someone who is outstanding in our area
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