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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Efi live vs HP tuners in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by ichpen Good advice. But don't worry, efi has a library of stock tunes including all gen 1 ...
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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    Quote Originally Posted by ichpen View Post
    Good advice.

    But don't worry, efi has a library of stock tunes including all gen 1 cts-vs. I'm pretty sure HPT has something similar somewhere.
    It's on the HPT forums

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    Diablo sport allows advanced tuning, you have to buy a license for each car but you can do advanced tuning with it. There's a guy up here in Seattle that does Dyno tunes using your predator called Horsepower Ranch. That said I've heard it's nowhere near what HP Tuners or EFI Live can do.

    I've heard that EFI live allows for scanning of more advanced GM proprietary DIC codes beyond what HP Tuners allows for. I've scoured both websites and don't see any reference to that, any truth to this claim?
    HP tuners can scan ECU codes but it can't do the BCM, can EFI live get into the BCM (Body Control Module)? Maybe thats what they are talking about.

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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    Quote Originally Posted by RyRidesMotoX View Post
    HP tuners can scan ECU codes but it can't do the BCM, can EFI live get into the BCM (Body Control Module)? Maybe thats what they are talking about.
    It would be worth the extra $400 if it does!

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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    Quote Originally Posted by RyRidesMotoX View Post
    It's on the HPT forums



    HP tuners can scan ECU codes but it can't do the BCM, can EFI live get into the BCM (Body Control Module)? Maybe thats what they are talking about.
    Only tech 2 with candi can do BCM scans as far as I know.

    No, efi can't either.

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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    Quote Originally Posted by ichpen View Post
    Only tech 2 with candi can do BCM scans as far as I know.

    No, efi can't either.
    Figured as much, thanks for the info. I do see someone on e-bay selling Tech 2's for $800, not bad! May be worth picking up, I could rent to guys in my area and make some of the money back!

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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    Quote Originally Posted by ichpen View Post
    Only tech 2 with candi can do BCM scans as far as I know.

    No, efi can't either.
    Do you know if this ScanXL Professional with the GM add on offer anything more than what HP tuners or EFI live offer? http://www.scantool.net/software/

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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    Quote Originally Posted by etcts-v View Post
    Figured as much, thanks for the info. I do see someone on e-bay selling Tech 2's for $800, not bad! May be worth picking up, I could rent to guys in my area and make some of the money back!
    Tech 2 at 800 is a steal. Make sure it's not some chinese knock off. I see lots of them on sale. They usually go for 2k+ sometimes as much as 3k.

    You can do a lot more stuff with a tech 2 than you can with any other 3rd party solution in terms of diagnostics but bear in mind, it's not to be used for tuning.

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    Whats the differemce between the vcm suite and vcm suite pro. Also what capabilities does the hp tuners scanner have?

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    Re: Efi live vs HP tuners

    The pro is for tuning shops and stuff. I have the basic hp tuners suite. New the vcm suite is like $500 and it comes with 8 credits. Each credit is $50 and each vehicle you tune requires 2 credits unless you unlock the unlimited year thing... shits complex. honestly go on ebay or ls1 forums, people sell them used for a great price all the time.


    Vcm suite from hp tuners: http://www.hptuners.com/products/vcmsuite.php
    Differences: http://www.hptuners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2924

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