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Old 01-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Programmer or throttle body?

I have a birthday next month and my wife is gonna get me a gift. I have CAI,exhaust system and 3.73 gears. And about to buy some headers. So should I get a programmer or a throttle body first?

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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You'll see way bigger gains from the tune, be able to calibrate your speedo, and set a two-step if you so desire.

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Tuner for sure not just for hp gains you also need it for just about anything you do for your car
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #4
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BAMA tuner!!! Yeah!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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tuner!! from where though ? idk? i've heard a few bad stories from the bama tunes but ive yet to decide where im gona buy my tune from

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BAMA's tunes are as good as anyone's mail-order tune, and better to the extent that they seem very willing to work with owners to get things right. If you really want it done right the other option is to learn to tune it yourself and buy a tuning system that is designed for doing. Delta Force's Special Forces and Commando packages are great for DIY tuners.

Tuning is not difficult you just need to be willing to learn how--even the best tuner out there started out not knowing squat. Greg Banish's book Engine Management: Advanced Tuning is a great place to start.

Oh, a TB by itself will do nothing. The upper plenum is the weak link in the intake tract--see step #4 here...

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