Originally Posted by Mlarv5
Well I have been toying around with getting a CAI (not sure which one yet). Pretty much everyone I look at says Tune required.
Now I know it needs to be tuned to take advantage of more airflow.
My question is this. I don't have the cash flow to get a tuner just yet, I am also planning on doing some other MODS that will require a tune. Smaller pulley, TB, and Cat Delete are all planned over the next year.
How far can I go before a tune is required? I am thinking the CAT delete but not sure. I know I will not get all the advantages of the other MODS until the tune but how bad will it be?
Mlarv5 - Received and replied to your PM - With the GT500's literally anything you're going to install (I'm exaggerating) should be paired with a Bama X4 Tuner
in order for the modifications to essentially speak with each other. Because the motor is so high strung any airflow heading in, or out should really be calibrated and optimized. I really wont recommend doing one without the other as if you're going to install a CAI
or a Throttle Body
without a tune it's going to make the car almost undriveable. In summation here if you're going to be installing any of the previously mentioned mods or even delete your cats you're going to need a tune! Sorry for the wall of text but let me know if you're to have any other questions and I'm here to help and while I know I've showed you before check out out GT500 Bolt on Bolt On Build Up
and let me know if you have any other questions.