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first, rhett(STAGEUP) you are the man! :worship:

i should have done this the night i bought my car. its like a completely different animal now. if anyone is on the fence about tuning your car all i can say is DO IT! if any of you AZ members are considering this pm rhett! if you would like to see what its all about i am more then willing to give rides (no charge of course :thumbsup:)

in a nut shell, this is how i feel right now :bouncy:
 

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This thread is worse than the many "I just painted my rims the same color as the guy last week" threads.
Dude, you gotta give us some info. "The car is better" isn't saying much ;)
 

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im not the brains behind the tune. STAGEUP is and i will let him chime in with the details. i do know this, it pulls way harder, bumped up the rev limiter a bit, calmed down the nanny a little bit. i just cant belive how much different my car is now. going from 100% stock with big old 20"s to the few small mods i have.

twitch this wasn't good enough for you??
this is how i feel right now :bouncy:
 

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lol 814 is like a liljimsho. I doubt he'd mind some good ol spam.
 

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relax tbjs it goes on the dyno on Monday..
 

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Im glad you're happy Derek! Your car really did a 180 with the tune! Some cars wake up more than others, and yours was one of those that really woke up!!

I've been tuning Since 2002, and started tuning LSx based vehicles in 2004. I've also tuned HUGE cam LSx vehicles, as well as F/I LSxs.. What can I say, Its fun, and a good feeling to feel the extra hp that is unleashed after fine tuning.

Since Derek, and I basically have the same engine mods, I pretty much rolled my tune, into his pcm. After that, I made AFR, and timing table adjustments. Every car is totally different, so it is good to always go with a custom tune. Handhelds are okay, if you don't plan on getting the most out of your vehicle, and don't plan on getting the best ET at the drags. I've seen some tuning perameters that have been done with a few handhelds, and I must say, some handheld tunes can be down right dangerous. That is why I don't reccommend them.

Anyway, I set Dereks LS6 V's AFR to a nice 12.8 that is pretty much almost flat from 4800 on up, revised his timing tables, killed TQ managment, fixed the delayed throttle that V's experience, changed his fans settings so that it runs a lot cooler in this AZ heat, bumped his rev limiter from 6600rpms, to 6750rpms so that it isn't as easy to hit the limiter during a nail biting race, also got rid of his CAGS, power enrichment comes on a lil earlier, and targeted AFR comes on almost instantly for instant power response, I also tuned his idle for smoother idling, and also leaned out his cruising speeds a little for better mpg, (probably worth 1-2 mpg at highway speeds), and also changed his 5th gear limiter to 7000rpms incase he decides to go faster than 163mph.

Derek is a down to earth cool guy, so Im hooking you up anytime you get a new mod brotha!
 

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let's spam this thread until we have numberz...
Dyno numbers are okay. But track times tell the real truth in my opinion. Why? I only make 368rwhp and 359tq a the tire, and I've killed GTOs with 390-420rwhp.

Also, say you're V hits [email protected] 6300rpms with a big cam. I can almost bet a car making [email protected] 5700rpms with beat it in a street race, or at the 1320.

Peak dynos numbers don't mean crap. It's how the car runs, and performs, that means everything.
 

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Im glad you're happy Derek! Your car really did a 180 with the tune! Some cars wake up more than others, and yours was one of those that really woke up!!

I've been tuning Since 2002, and started tuning LSx based vehicles in 2004. I've also tuned HUGE cam LSx vehicles, as well as F/I LSxs.. What can I say, Its fun, and a good feeling to feel the extra hp that is unleashed after fine tuning.

Since Derek, and I basically have the same engine mods, I pretty much rolled my tune, into his pcm. After that, I made AFR, and timing table adjustments. Every car is totally different, so it is good to always go with a custom tune. Handhelds are okay, if you don't plan on getting the most out of your vehicle, and don't plan on getting the best ET at the drags. I've seen some tuning perameters that have been done with a few handhelds, and I must say, some handheld tunes can be down right dangerous. That is why I don't reccommend them.

Anyway, I set Dereks LS6 V's AFR to a nice 12.8 that is pretty much almost flat from 4800 on up, revised his timing tables, killed TQ managment, fixed the delayed throttle that V's experience, changed his fans settings so that it runs a lot cooler in this AZ heat, bumped his rev limiter from 6600rpms, to 6750rpms so that it isn't as easy to hit the limiter during a nail biting race, also got rid of his CAGS, power enrichment comes on a lil earlier, and targeted AFR comes on almost instantly for instant power response, I also tuned his idle for smoother idling, and also leaned out his cruising speeds a little for better mpg, (probably worth 1-2 mpg at highway speeds), and also changed his 5th gear limiter to 7000rpms incase he decides to go faster than 163mph.

Derek is a down to earth cool guy, so Im hooking you up anytime you get a new mod brotha!
:yeah:
 

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numb3rs. I wantz em...
How does it feel to want? lmao!

I'd say Dereks V should be in at about 355-365whp.
But it should move like its got 385rwhp. See, the thing that many people don't know is, a "good" tune can not only make horsepower, but will also make the car perform better by having a more efficient timing/AFR tables at different RPM cells. Kinda hard to explain. :thepan:
 

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Oh yea, sorry about all the messed up wording. Im typing while I watch TV. lol
you should be getting your car ready to go tonight :nono:
 

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did you decide on where to meet up?? and what time?? I am interested in experiencing the tune. Was on my list to do.
yea i think so. look in the meet thread. let me know
 
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