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Old 08-09-2017, 08:54 PM   #141
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Appreciate it but I'm not there yet lol
The fuse box is pretty small but should be ok-it'll be behind the battery.
Does your 6.0 have the stock cam?
Bone stock LQ9, except for the intake manifold and headers. My car has 2.73 gears in it, with 700R stock stall converter. Original radiator, original fuel pump, stock 16in rims, stock tires, stock brakes. The car seems to run at around 185 deg's for coolant temps. I'm running a 180 deg thermostat

I didn't install the new LS AC system at this time but plan to down the road.
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Turn of events-just bought a used hp tuners set up.
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Sweet, you also get the programming harness. It will allow you to program the ecm without using your car wiring harness.

HP tuner work pretty good, just need to get rid of the vats on the 5.3 ecm.

I used a shorty 90 deg elbow on 103mm throttle body going into a afe air filter using an 4in to 5in adapter. I didn't need to use a mass air flow unit on my car. Looking back on my build, I wished I used a composite intake manifold rather than my aluminum intake. Wow does it get hot. Looks good. I have a LS9 cam, ls3cnc heads, ls3 roller rocker, ls3 intake on the shelf. I want to get my rear end upgraded and transmission done prior to adding those parts.

Not sure on what type of boost device I want to use yet. The car is tons of fun as is right now. I'm sure a new 2018 vette is faster than this but not by much. Mine's probably louder though
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Sweet, you also get the programming harness. It will allow you to program the ecm without using your car wiring harness.

HP tuner work pretty good, just need to get rid of the vats on the 5.3 ecm.

I used a shorty 90 deg elbow on 103mm throttle body going into a afe air filter using an 4in to 5in adapter. I didn't need to use a mass air flow unit on my car. Looking back on my build, I wished I used a composite intake manifold rather than my aluminum intake. Wow does it get hot. Looks good. I have a LS9 cam, ls3cnc heads, ls3 roller rocker, ls3 intake on the shelf. I want to get my rear end upgraded and transmission done prior to adding those parts.

Not sure on what type of boost device I want to use yet. The car is tons of fun as is right now. I'm sure a new 2018 vette is faster than this but not by much. Mine's probably louder though

Sounds like you've got some experience with hp tuners? I'm sure it'll take a while to figure out what I'm doing. So I should be able to unlock my ecm and make changes by myself? From what I've read there are also options for similar tunes to try?
​I also wanted to delete the maf for a speed density tune. Hopefully this isn't too hard to figure out.

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[QUOTE=armybyrd;1595329792]Sounds like you've got some experience with hp tuners? I'm sure it'll take a while to figure out what I'm doing. So I should be able to unlock my ecm and make changes by myself? From what I've read there are also options for similar tunes to try?
​I also wanted to delete the maf for a speed density tune. Hopefully this isn't too hard to figure out.[/QUOTE

You'll figure it out, lots of utube vids on HP tuner and forums on get rid of vats. You just got to giver a try. My fast ez tuning was super easy, just have to know some of the basics to get it to work. I would just add some timing and some fuel to the basic tune and run it as is. Maybe raise the rev limiter at little?

You get the data recording part of HP tuners?

I'm probably 350 to 400 rwhp area with my set-up, still way to slow for me...

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Sounds like you've got some experience with hp tuners? I'm sure it'll take a while to figure out what I'm doing. So I should be able to unlock my ecm and make changes by myself? From what I've read there are also options for similar tunes to try?
​I also wanted to delete the maf for a speed density tune. Hopefully this isn't too hard to figure out.[/QUOTE

You'll figure it out, lots of utube vids on HP tuner and forums on get rid of vats. You just got to giver a try. My fast ez tuning was super easy, just have to know some of the basics to get it to work. I would just add some timing and some fuel to the basic tune and run it as is. Maybe raise the rev limiter at little?

You get the data recording part of HP tuners?

I'm probably 350 to 400 rwhp area with my set-up, still way to slow for me...

Bought the standard version from a guy on eBay. I'll prob end up upgrading to pro eventually.
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I wished I went the HP tuners route myself. Way easier to add boost down the road. My current FAST setup isn't boost friendly, was told I had to upgrade to something different.

Your setup with 5.3L and the 4+3 is very cool swap. I'm surprised on how good everything has been working so far with my car. I'm sure my LQ9 as is more drive able, street friendly than a modified 383 to the same power levels.

I drive a 2016 chevy silverado 2016 5.3L drive injection engine daily for work. Been very impressed on the power and fuel mileage so far.

The LQ9 car runs cooler engine temps than my stock TPI engine ever did.

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