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Old 08-18-2011, 06:48 AM   #1
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What a difference a tune makes

It's been about three weeks since I installed Lund's 93 aggressive tune, and last night I flashed the car back to stock. Today I am dropping the car off at the dealer for the suspension noise TSB, and even though the service department is okay with a tune, I figured it best to return the car to stock.
Concerning the tune, I am not one of those guys who go around claiming that I got 30+ horsepower from a tune. What I will say is that I noticed a positive change in the car after installation, but didn't realize how dramatic the change until this morning. I forgot about the skip-shift, and have decided that I really hate the feature. Moreover, while getting on the freeway, it felt like I lost all mid-range power. All-in-all, I love and miss my tune...

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It's been about three weeks since I installed Lund's 93 aggressive tune, and last night I flashed the car back to stock. Today I am dropping the car off at the dealer for the suspension noise TSB, and even though the service department is okay with a tune, I figured it best to return the car to stock.
Concerning the tune, I am not one of those guys who go around claiming that I got 30+ horsepower from a tune. What I will say is that I noticed a positive change in the car after installation, but didn't realize how dramatic the change until this morning. I forgot about the skip-shift, and have decided that I really hate the feature. Moreover, while getting on the freeway, it felt like I lost all mid-range power. All-in-all, I love and miss my tune...

The good part is that you came out and told people that: you noticed and missed the difference that your "Tune" gave your car. There are many people that Do not know about or believe in the Tuners, good going and good luck.
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Re: What a difference a tune makes

its not just peak power that they give you, its where and when you gain it in the curve that can really matter
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its not just peak power that they give you, its where and when you gain it in the curve that can really matter
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Re: What a difference a tune makes

Makes a huge difference in throttle response also.
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I just bought my 07 gt. 4 weeks ago. Motor looks stock no bolt ons and I am assuming there is no tune either. I've been reading up on diff tuners what do you guys think is the best? I've been leaning to the sct live wire. But haven't made up my mind also a steeda cai is in the works
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yea 05-09 get throttle response simply by modifying the params in the drive by wire, us pre 05 people dont get that kind of treatment lol
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yea 05-09 get throttle response simply by modifying the params in the drive by wire, us pre 05 people dont get that kind of treatment lol
Your opinion which tuner is best
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I would stick with the SCT because alot of tuners are using it and when you are ready for a dyno tune you will be good to go. Also,AM offers free tunes for life which is great and will keep you up to date until you are ready for that dyno tune.
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Your opinion which tuner is best
Where are you in TX? A dyno tune will out way a email tune every time. Find a good shop that has tuned some 5.0's and know what they doing.
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I just bought my 07 gt. 4 weeks ago. Motor looks stock no bolt ons and I am assuming there is no tune either. I've been reading up on diff tuners what do you guys think is the best? I've been leaning to the sct live wire. But haven't made up my mind also a steeda cai is in the works
I got both of those, sorta, Got SCT3 and Steeda "Carbon Fiber" High Flow Intake. Love both, no complaints at all.
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Thanks all.
I am in McAllen. Rio grande valley. You?
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Your opinion which tuner is best
the only way you can classify a tuner as "best" is either in its hardware capabilities or the parameters in which it can alter the stock computers settings. Neither of which determine the best horsepower for the most part in todays market.

I like SCT due to its wide use and the things it can do... but as long as the tune you get gives you the performance level you want with the saftely level you want your good.

I need to put back in my full timing, I am down 30hp at least lol
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Re: What a difference a tune makes

I have to say that my 'bone-stock', 5.0 is already amazing. The mid-range power, when I nail the accelerator, is killer!

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I have to say that my 'bone-stock', 5.0 is already amazing. The mid-range power, when I nail the accelerator, is killer!

The 3.73s help with acceleration. With a tune and some light mods you would be blown away again. When went from just axlebacks to a CAI + Boss Intake Manifold + Tune, it was like going from the 4.6 to the 5.0 all over again!
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The 3.73s help with acceleration. With a tune and some light mods you would be blown away again. When went from just axlebacks to a CAI + Boss Intake Manifold + Tune, it was like going from the 4.6 to the 5.0 all over again!
It has been an excercise in, "frugality"-not spending any more money on my car. I usually don't keep cars for a long time-well that was the pattern before marriage-and have typically thrown thousands at them-and never recouped, even a penny of said investment, when 'ways were parted'... I know that you're right-but so far I've managed to be Mr. Tightsky


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you get used to it and always want more no matter what its just how it goes lol... once you take a ride in a car much faster than yours you start wanting more and more.
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you get used to it and always want more no matter what its just how it goes lol... once you take a ride in a car much faster than yours you start wanting more and more.
So Agree!

Rode in a friends 700whp C6Z and then once I got back in my 500whp G8 I was so un impressed..lol
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Any of you guys have a MT with the tune?
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Re: What a difference a tune makes

I have a manual with a tune as well.
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Good... So there was a big change with the tune and having a MT....
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I just bought my 07 gt. 4 weeks ago. Motor looks stock no bolt ons and I am assuming there is no tune either. I've been reading up on diff tuners what do you guys think is the best? I've been leaning to the sct live wire. But haven't made up my mind also a steeda cai is in the works
find somone who does tunes, who specializes in that and get it done there. a dyno tune.
i feel its the best way to go
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find somone who does tunes, who specializes in that and get it done there. a dyno tune.
i feel its the best way to go
Thanks Ken
I talked to a friend on Saturday and found a guy here that specializes in dyno tunes
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If you are getting a tune and guy does not have experience with the 5.0 then don't use him.

My MT with tune I was shifting at 7300rpms before boss. After Boss I shift at 7800rpms.
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If you are getting a tune and guy does not have experience with the 5.0 then don't use him.

My MT with tune I was shifting at 7300rpms before boss. After Boss I shift at 7800rpms.
Are you running forged pistons, rods, and/or springs, or just taking your chances with the stock components?
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Thanks Ken
I talked to a friend on Saturday and found a guy here that specializes in dyno tunes
No problem, i would ask the guy if he has done 5.0s before or not. Reason being ive been told by my guy that they are extreamly sensitive ecus and the tuning really requires a certain amount of finess.

Even if they havent done them before im sure they can, its a matter of loading the computer to the ecu and making the property adjustments to give you want you want, but if they have already done some 5.0s then they know the issues that might arrise off the bat, that in turn will save you money because the length of the dyno tune will be shortend.

good luck, let us know how you make out.
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