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Old 08-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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Pros and Cons of SCT Tuner

I've been wanting to get a tuner for my 2011 v6 and I'm on the fence on wether to get it or not. I like all the things that it would improve, but the loss of the warranty is where i'm stuck. If you guys could give me some pros and cons of the tuner it'd be appreciated.
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Do you have an auto or manual?
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The tuner can help shift points and firm for a auto.can better use air and fuel. Top speed gone. Can be used if rear gear or tires change. Can read codes.can be set back to stock. Ready to load tons if you get a custom dyno tune. Can datalog your car .
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I have one for my 05 (also v6) and I love it. Idk about voiding your warrenty though. depends how concerned you are with it. Personally I say go for it.
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Re: Pros and Cons of SCT Tuner

After just getting a tuner, my advice is to be very careful as soon as you load up your tune. In fact, I would even datalog and go 75% throttle in order to be sure everything is kosher.

I know a lot of people swear by them, but every car is different, and if you live in a hot, humid area like Texas -- I live in Georgia -- you could expose your engine to some harm if you're not careful. For example, I have had pinging with both my first tune as well as the "revised" tune. You may never experience a bad thing at all, but just be very sensitive to what your car is telling you.

That being said, a tune for an automatic transmission -- I have a 2011 V6 AT -- is pretty awesome. You will pull harder; you'll stay in gear longer. It really does make a different car. As far as the warranty is concerned, that gave me some pause too, but if you're careful with making sure your tune is within the proper parameters, you should be fine. Just make sure you keep the rev limiter stock and listen for any potential detonation or pre-ignition. That's the kind of stuff that could damage your engine and be traced back to a tune.
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