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Old 08-07-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Which is better-dyno or hand held tuning?

I met a guy that can tune my car with a hand held-diablo. I also met some guys in Baton Rouge that said if I come down, they'll take me by a shop that can dyno my car. Which will be better?
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Dyno, but it will be more costly.
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You can buy your own tuner through AM and get a CAI with it. That also included lifetime tunes. As your adding more mods, it would be to damn expensive to keep getting a dyno.
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I met a guy that can tune my car with a hand held-diablo. I also met some guys in Baton Rouge that said if I come down, they'll take me by a shop that can dyno my car. Which will be better?
Dyno tune

Handheld isn't really a tune , it's just a guess lol
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Dyno it man especially if you're boosted
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For mail order tunes on a handheld vs a dyno... is this even a serious question?

Now if you are tuning yourself via a Moates QH or a Tweecer or something and are datalogging and doing 1/4 runs at the track... that is a totally different animal. There are some ppl who are dialed the **** in self tuning and just get the car dynoed to see what rwhp they are making. I have a QH that I need to start to learn on because I want to be one of those guys too and not pay $600 for a dyno tune or $400 for Bama to send me canned tunes.
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Better will be the tune created by the tuner that is the most experienced and talented. A dynamometer is just a convenient tool to measure the effect of changes made to the tune, and a "dyno tune" is just a convenient way of getting to a good starting point from which the tune can be further tweaked.

There would be no need for pro racers to re-tune for track conditions and between runs, or tune "on-the-fly" during roundy-round races, if dyno tunes were perfect...
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My tuner, Luis, bested my dyno tune with his email/datalogging tune, it's all in who is doing the tuning honestly. I picked up 2mph in the 1000' haha
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I honestly do not know what the car is truly putting out. The car is plenty fast(in the words of my dad). I'm not looking to street race or necessarily run it on a track, I just want to haul *** when it's time. The guy that I bought the car from had a sheet showing that the car made 383hp. There is not a CAI or pulley swap or any obvious upgrades. I am adding a CAI next, I want it tuned after that and I want to make 400hp.
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If you are boosted which I am almost positive that you are, I would have it dyno tuned.
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If you are boosted which I am almost positive that you are, I would have it dyno tuned.
I am. And I'll have it dyno tuned. I was leaning that way. I want to know numbers and not told what someone thinks its putting out.
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I am. And I'll have it dyno tuned. I was leaning that way. I want to know numbers and not told what someone thinks its putting out.
That's good. From what I've read you have a pretty rare car, tell us about it how many miles does it have? How much did it set you back?
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That's good. From what I've read you have a pretty rare car, tell us about it how many miles does it have? How much did it set you back?
60k miles. Got it for 9200.00 with 54k miles a lil over a year ago. Changed the suspension-eibach springs/struts/shocks. Exhaust-flowmasters 44s/h pipe/no cats/chrome roush tips/mil eliminators. Smoke front lights/tinted taillights. 8" antenna/vinyl inserts-bumper and hood. 20% tint.
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Sounds like you got it for a steal. The one I saw for sale was around $20k
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Sounds like you got it for a steal. The one I saw for sale was around $20k
This guy was hurting for money. My friend at a dealership got his boss to buy the car and resale it to me.
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If you only have a few bolt-ons, save time and $$$ with an SCT from BAMA.
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If you only have a few bolt-ons, save time and $$$ with an SCT from BAMA.
+1 unless you want the absolute most power
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+1 unless you want the absolute most power
I definitely want the power!
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For mail order tunes on a handheld vs a dyno... is this even a serious question?

Now if you are tuning yourself via a Moates QH or a Tweecer or something and are datalogging and doing 1/4 runs at the track... that is a totally different animal. There are some ppl who are dialed the **** in self tuning and just get the car dynoed to see what rwhp they are making. I have a QH that I need to start to learn on because I want to be one of those guys too and not pay $600 for a dyno tune or $400 for Bama to send me canned tunes.
Scotty,

What strategy file you have?
Binary editor software?

I have some files to share for cdan4 and cbaza strategy if you need.
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Haha I am just learning and I mean JUST. Like just lurking on the eectuning forums. I've got a Moates QH I got from Cliffy sitting on the shelf, need to get the software license and I'll start messing with it.
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