: 12% Off Westers Custom Tuning!

03-13-07, 10:08 PM
We are offering 12% off the Westers custom tuning and free shipping to locations in the 48 states and Canada for orders placed through Sunday, March 25th.

This tuning has been very popular for trucks and SUVs. Horsepower and torque is increased, torque management is greatly reduced (you won't feel the vehicle "lay down" during the 1st to 2nd shift anymore), fuel mileage can increase and overall driveability can improve!

A custom programming form will be provided after you place your order. This allows you to note your vehicle's info and there is also a place for you to let the tuner know what you are looking to get from this upgrade. Some people might only want to focus on performance, some might lean towards better gas mileage and others may want something that is in the middle.
A quick rundown is below. More details can be seen in the Group Purchase section of our website along with in the Truck Ignition sections.
Standard with all performance tunes

Complete reflash of the PCM to your VIN, with all factory updates.
Dyno developed performance tune optimized for your exact engine and transmission combination.
Raised and optimized shift points.
Firm, but not harsh, shifts.
Elimination of all torque management that can be safely removed
Some of the more common modifications to ask for.
Raising the top speed limiter to any speed you specify.
Specifying the exact shift points you want in every gear.
Firmer (or softer) shifts.

Specific tuning for your modifications, like larger than stock tires, gear ratio change, supercharger, turbo, headers, cam change, higher stall converter, engine modifications, etc.

Lifetime warranty (no cost or fees)
Lifetime updates for all future mods ($45 shipping and handling fee)
Lifetime full price paid credit toward your next custom tune for your next vehicle ($45 shipping and handling fee)
No vehicle downtime! You will receive your recalibrated PCM before sending your core back. Want to upgrade this for other mods in the future? No downtime here either! The same thing can be done for this too.

Customers have been seeing about 24-34hp from the 5.3 28-50hp from the 6.0 and 25-55 horsepower from the 8.1 motor. The spread depends on how aggressive the tuning is along with other modifications that are done to the vehicle. Fine tuning for other mods will sometimes make more of a different than just running those with the stock programming.

Torque management (TM) is GM's effort to reduce transmission wear by reducing engine output through timing retard during “abusive” maneuvers. The problem here is that GM believe acceleration from a stop is an “abusive” maneuver, as is punching the throttle during a highway merge. Both of these maneuvers cause an immediate reduction in engine power – the characteristic fraction-of-a-second delay you experience when you try to make your truck . We reduce this approximately 75-80%, which still leaves enough TM to protect from the most abusive maneuvers. We believe it makes for a safer and more responsive truck without introducing unnecessary wear on the drivetrain. The “Remove most all” option on the order form is appropriate for most owners.

Transmission shifting. This refers to how long of a delay there is between gear shifts. The “firmer” the shift, the shorter the delay. GM sets shifting for smooth shifts, which gives their trucks more of a “car-like” ride. While this might appeal to some customers, the flip side of a smooth shift is that it actually shortens the life of the transmission due to the slip between shifts. We can increase the line pressure to give you a firmer-than-stock shift and reduce the shift timing to eliminate delay between gears. An ideal setting for most customers is midway between “Normal” and “Firm”. Select “Normal” if you have installed a shift kit or other transmission shift modification.
Shift RPM. The RPM at which an upshift occurs at wide open, or full, throttle (WOT). The stock setting for our trucks is usually 5200 RPM. Some customers will want to leave this stock, but we recommend 5600 as the best all around shift point. 5800 RPM is the maximum recommended value for this parameter with stock cam and valve springs, but we can and will set this to any RPM you desire.

Speed limiter. Most GM trucks come programmed from the factory with a speed limiter set at appx 100 MPH

Most customers choose this to 130MPH, effectively eliminating the speed limiter. We can set this to any speed you request, just be sure your tires are rated for the speed you actually go!

The discount can be taken off of the prices that are listed in the Truck Ignition section of our website. Orders can be placed online or by giving us a call at 1-877-482-9763. A custom tuning form will be e-mailed after you place your order. That can be filled out, signed and then faxed or e-mailed to us.

Have a good day!

03-13-07, 11:54 PM
I am looking at a predator or superchip flashpaq right now for my 02 6.0L. Is the custom tune you put on the PCM the same as you can do with the tuners? Is the benefit a cost savings vice buying the tuner? Just trying to get smarter.


03-14-07, 12:17 PM
The handheld programmers work well. The Predator and Superchips are both very popular and can show nice performance gains. The Westers tuning is for people that want a little more. The tuning is done specifically for your vehicle. They take the mods that you have into consideration along with the what kind of octane you use and what you would like to see from the tuning. Some want the tuning to lean heavily towards better performance and they don't care of about fuel economy, others want fuel economy with only a small increase in performance. Most people try to get a balance of the two. This can't be done with the handhelds.


03-14-07, 12:34 PM
As Tom said for the best performance getting your computer tuned by Webster (LS1 Edit method) is the best you can get. Tom, are they doing 07's yet?

03-14-07, 01:01 PM
I currently have the Hypertech III programming installed on my 2000 Escalade. How much to program the 1999/2000 5.7 vortec ls1? Thanks

03-14-07, 05:19 PM
I would like to know if you could do a 5.7 2000 lade too.
thanks harold.

03-14-07, 10:07 PM

Thanks for the detailed description for the tune....nicely put into laymans terms:) and also for the comeback on the tuners. Its one of those things, I know I want some kind of performance tune but all I have driven is stock so I am not sure what I would like. I have a borla cat back and a true flow CAI and I like the sound and slight performance gains I can feel, but I still want to be able to know it when I put my foot into it!:D How much is the Westers tune for the 02 6L?

Thanks again


03-15-07, 11:14 PM

I am leaning heavily towards the Westers...went surfing on the tune and pretty much 99% positive....the lifetime support and free updates will cover me when I can finally get my rims.....for Carl it looks like they do have the 07 tune as well.

03-16-07, 07:26 AM
It says 07' Escalade's on their site, but does not list the engine code for the 07' Escalade's. :confused:

03-16-07, 06:57 PM
Yes, tuning is available for the '07s - 6.2L L92 403HP. Sale price is $524.47.

The sale price for the 1999-'00 GM truck/SUV tuning is $372.39.

2001-'02 tuning is $436.47 (I know, strange prices :) ).

Tuning is also available for other 2007 vehicles -

2007 Cadillac STS CTS-V, DTS and XLR 4.4LSupercharged, 4.6LNorthstar 4.6L RWD and LS2

42HP and 40ft/lbs gain Supercharged

Sale price - $524.47

Some might find this beneficial -

Lifetime full price paid credit toward your next custom tune for your next vehicle (nominal shipping and handling fee). The way this works, say you order a tune for your 2007 Escalade. Drive the vehicle for 3 years and then decide it's time for a 2010 model, you would send your Wester's tuned computer in to be swapped for a stock computer. Then when you purchase the new vehicle, the purchase price of the first computer would be applied to the new programming.

Let me know if you need any other info.

Thank you,

03-17-07, 09:11 PM

I requested an order form from the site a couple of days ago but have not recieved it. I will re-trans today.

03-18-07, 06:12 PM
Did you send that over after we closed on Friday? If so, you'll receive a reply tomorrow morning. We can send that form over after you place your order. This allows us to keep track of them better.


LA Bean
03-18-07, 08:52 PM
damn 12% discount i better hurry up and get something before this unbelievable offer ends soon

03-19-07, 01:28 PM
You have until Sunday (3/25) to do that.