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I didnt have this problem on my 04 because of the tune, what was fix for a 07 when it blocks off 2nd gear when shifting?

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Either get a mail order tune from from wait4me (jesse), which will turn off the CAGS and get you more power, or just buy a CAGS eliminator that you plug in to the wiring harness on the trans.
 

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who sells the best one, looks like stealthv no longer sells it, what do you know about this self tune from wait4me ?

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a CAGS Elim is a CAGS Elim is a CAGS Elim...

they are basically just a resistor, not a lot of difference between the many different people selling them.

I got mine from Type911 (I think that's his name).
 

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Jesse's tunes are awesome- he's already got a 2009 V up to 600rwhp just with a pulley, tune, intake and exhaust. There's not a lot of 04-07 guys running his tunes, but the 09 V guys are really digging them.

He seems to really know his stuff, and since StealthV got out of the V game, Jesse looks like the way to go.
 

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Jesse's tunes are awesome- he's already got a 2009 V up to 600rwhp just with a pulley, tune, intake and exhaust. There's not a lot of 04-07 guys running his tunes, but the 09 V guys are really digging them.

He seems to really know his stuff, and since StealthV got out of the V game, Jesse looks like the way to go.
Just because somethings works doesn't mean that it's good.
 

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It also doesn't mean that it's bad, either. I have yet to see a complaint about his tunes- one guy even ran an 11.8 in a bone stock 09 with nothing but Jesse's tune.

Considering a lot of people are running them with great results, I don't think it's going out on a limb to assume that they're well written.
 

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Who would complain? People who get mail order tunes don't know tuning. I'm not saying anything bad about anyone or there tuning, but if you don't know yourself how can you really recommend?
 

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Who would complain? People who get mail order tunes don't know tuning. I'm not saying anything bad about anyone or there tuning, but if you don't know yourself how can you really recommend?
It's called "word of mouth". If someone dropped $300 on one of his tunes and the car didn't feel better, you can be sure that they'd post up here about it. Everyone running his tunes is happy with them, so they appear to be quality.

Also, not everyone has a dyno tuner nearby them or the time to drive to one, so they choose a mail order tune instead. Even someone who knows tuning might choose Jesse's since it doesn't leave a "fingerprint" on the PCM that can be used to deny warranty claims like a dyno tune would. I know plenty about tuning, but chose a spare tuned PCM from StealthV because I don't have a tuner near me and read good things about the tune, and it worked out great.
 

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It's called "word of mouth". If someone dropped $300 on one of his tunes and the car didn't feel better, you can be sure that they'd post up here about it. Everyone running his tunes is happy with them, so they appear to be quality.

Also, not everyone has a dyno tuner nearby them or the time to drive to one, so they choose a mail order tune instead. Even someone who knows tuning might choose Jesse's since it doesn't leave a "fingerprint" on the PCM that can be used to deny warranty claims like a dyno tune would. I know plenty about tuning, but chose a spare tuned PCM from StealthV because I don't have a tuner near me and read good things about the tune, and it worked out great.
It felt like it did something, so it must be good.

Again not taking anything away from anyone's tuning in this thread. After all mail-orders are just guesses or copies of working tunes, there's little to take away from that.

Dyno tuning doesn't mean good tuning either. I've seen and experienced that first hand. That didn't stop people from spreading the good word though. This goes back to some dyno tunes (shops) also being questionable, but how is it that Jesse works his "fingerprintless" magic and no one else can pull that off tuning the car in person?
 

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Most tuners don't give you an extra PCM with their dyno tune :hmm:

(just a bigger bill !)
Oh, is that what that means? Makes more sense now. Still, all he is doing it selling you another PCM.

If you were close enough, I'm sure a tuning shop would gladly flash your stock tune back in for next to nothing.

Again dyno tuning doesn't mean good tuning. It means you got on a dyno and got a tune. Some mail orders are far better than some dyno tunes.

Moral of the story is: do your homework before putting your engine/trans in someone else's hands.
 

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This forum is not a place to fight or call names. If you don't have something constructive to add, leave your fingers off the keyboard.

Sorry for the threadjack, Dean. My advice still stands- have it turned off by a tuner or get a CAGS eliminator.
 

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Oh, is that what that means? Makes more sense now. Still, all he is doing it selling you another PCM.

If you were close enough, I'm sure a tuning shop would gladly flash your stock tune back in for next to nothing.

Again dyno tuning doesn't mean good tuning. It means you got on a dyno and got a tune. Some mail orders are far better than some dyno tunes.

Moral of the story is: do your homework before putting your engine/trans in someone else's hands.

Why didn't you just say that in the first place??

I had one of jesses tunes on my tahoe...worked out great...alot more towing power + better gas mileage..and the addition of the tow/haul ass button...he's a good guy and as far as I know has the best prices in town.
 
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