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Old 05-01-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Dyno tune?

When is it absolutely necessary to get a Dyno tune? I know that a handheld tuner will only get you so far
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Any major upgrades require a tune such as cams or f/i,
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IMO, once you start messing with the valvetrain. If you're doing cams or heads/cams then definitely get a custom dyno tune. If its just bolt ons then don't worry about it.
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Any boost, nitrous, head cams = Dyno
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Oh ok yeah makes sense, I figured if once you start tearing into the engine it'd require one
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Even full bolt ons a Dyno tune is better than a hand held mail tune
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Any custom, hands on, tune will be better than any "remote" ("mail order") tune--assuming the tuner knows what they are doing. This includes any DIY tune done by someone that has taken the time to learn how.

There is no rocket science involved in tuning an ICE, it just requires knowledge and experience both of which are easily gained by reading some books (Greg Banish's Engine Management: Advanced Tuning is a great start) and doing it. Proper tools are of course also necessary, which BTW is all a dynamometer is--just a convenient tool for monitoring progress...
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Any custom, hands on, tune will be better than any "remote" ("mail order") tune--assuming the tuner knows what they are doing. This includes any DIY tune done by someone that has taken the time to learn how.

There is no rocket science involved in tuning an ICE, it just requires knowledge and experience both of which are easily gained by reading some books (Greg Banish's Engine Management: Advanced Tuning is a great start) and doing it. Proper tools are of course also necessary, which BTW is all a dynamometer is--just a convenient tool for monitoring progress...
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