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    Turbo or Supercharger

    So, while I understand that obscene HP is terrible in a FWD and that it will cost this and that, my question is pretty basic.

    Is the EFI tuning capable of dealing with a built Northstar, now? I know it wasn't 00-05. But for 06-12, am I to understand that technically, now, one could turbo or supercharge or just all-motor it, and be able to tune it appropriately?

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    Re: Turbo or Supercharger

    Nothing wrong with more horsepower - but the 2000 - 2004 PCMs haven't been tuned yet. Many of us would like to get a pony or two more.

    As far as 2005 and later PCM work, ask Wester's Garage in Canada. Some members, somewhere in this forum, have had tunes done but I have no idea if anything worthwhile was accomplished. There's another group that claims to tune PCMs - you see them referred to once in a while, but apparently some of their claims are just that: claims.

    A basic problem with forced induction in any of the FWD series is "Where do you put it ?".

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    06 pcms aren't either. 07+ only unless you contact madtuner.

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    Re: Turbo or Supercharger

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    06 pcms aren't either. 07+ only unless you contact madtuner.
    WRONG... 2006 and newer DTS can be tuned...
    My 2006 DTS is tuned...and I love it...

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    LATE 06 got the 07 ECM and can be tuned. The 05-06 cannot.

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    Re: Turbo or Supercharger

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    LATE 06 got the 07 ECM and can be tuned. The 05-06 cannot.
    My first one was built in Sept of 05...
    The one I have now was built in February of 06....

    If you go look at the EFI Live or HP Tuners website... they say 2006 and newer...
    They do NOT make a distinction between early and late 2006...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjim

    My first one was built in Sept of 05...
    The one I have now was built in February of 06....

    If you go look at the EFI Live or HP Tuners website... they say 2006 and newer...
    They do NOT make a distinction between early and late 2006...
    Sorry my mistake must be an ld9/l37 vs lh2 thing. Rwds cannot be tuned until 07.

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    Re: Turbo or Supercharger

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    Sorry my mistake must be an ld9/l37 vs lh2 thing. Rwds cannot be tuned until 07.
    That's very possible... I didn't know that about the RWD.
    Thanks for the info on that... I will remember that for future reference...

    Sorry if I came across as argumentative... I didn't mean it that way at all.

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    Re: Turbo or Supercharger

    Well, I am refering to the 06 and up DTS. It was Jim's tuning from Blackbear that got me to wondering. And if its a fully tunable computer, then that should mean that I could turbo it. It shouldn't really hurt any of the actual engine or transmission components at a low psi. Of course once you turned up the psi you have to start building the engine and tranny.

    If the transmission can be tuned as well, it may even be possible to actually use some of the power off the line. Certainly I could have the top speed limit removed and increase 0-100 times.

    I don't even know if I'll be getting a DTS (I want to but finding one with all the features I want isn't super easy) and I certainly don't know if I'll be trying to stick a turbo on it, but I was certainly curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    A basic problem with forced induction in any of the FWD series is "Where do you put it ?".
    I'm thinking the actual turbo could probably got where the airbox is.

    If I end up getting a DTS I'll at least mock up some piping to see where a turbo could be shoehorned.

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