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I am wanting to plan ahead on a tune for my 08 LS3. I have a set of Kook's long tube headers with a catted x-pipe and a Varoom CAI. I have not installed any of these items yet so this is a plan for future tuning once they are installed. I'm not sure if I want to remove the ECU and send it out, but might if that is necessary. What if any gains can I expect with a tune and what can I expect to pay for the tune ? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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I am wanting to plan ahead on a tune for my 08 LS3. I have a set of Kook's long tube headers with a catted x-pipe and a Varoom CAI. I have not installed any of these items yet so this is a plan for future tuning once they are installed. I'm not sure if I want to remove the ECU and send it out, but might if that is necessary. What if any gains can I expect with a tune and what can I expect to pay for the tune ? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Well after a long debate with myself, research, and talking to Chuck Cow. I pulled the trigger and removed the ecm ( Not that difficult) wrapped it in bubble wrap and off to Chuck it went. I wanted to keep my original ecm so no problem waiting for it.That was last Tuesday so I can't report on the tune yet. But I believe everything will fine. He is now offering a spring special.

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Well after a long debate with myself, research, and talking to Chuck Cow. I pulled the trigger and removed the ecm ( Not that difficult) wrapped it in bubble wrap and off to Chuck it went. I wanted to keep my original ecm so no problem waiting for it.That was last Tuesday so I can't report on the tune yet. But I believe everything will fine. He is now offering a spring special.
I guess giving Chuck a call would be a good idea.
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Im going to go with a Diablew only because I already have a Diablo i3 handheld from my last car. Eventually, if e85 becomes more popular in my area I'll switch to a dyno tune.

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Im going to go with a Diablew only because I already have a Diablo i3 handheld from my last car. Eventually, if e85 becomes more popular in my area I'll switch to a dyno tune.
Yep, I will definitely get you hooked up... no need to send out anything anywhere...

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Find a local tuner that is familiar with tuning your car/ecu. If they are reputable will be a million times better than anyone remote tuning unless they are remote tuning your car while it's on a dyno.
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Find a local tuner that is familiar with tuning your car/ecu. If they are reputable will be a million times better than anyone remote tuning unless they are remote tuning your car while it's on a dyno.
There is none in the area that could even find
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Remote tuning is possible without a dyno but, it is a bit of a pain because it requires you to get a wideband o2 sensor and a way to log the data from it to give to the tuner.
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What do you mean remote tuning is a pain? I have tuned my previous Camaro 2SS and now my Vette with my SCT X4 and it has been very easy to setup. The Camaro got a custom tune from Jannetty Racing when I purchased the SCTX4 and intake. However, when I traded the Camaro in on the Vette I unpaired it and now have the SCTX4 and I laid down a preloaded tune for the moment on the Vette and definitely can tell a difference. Once I get some upgrades I will get a custom tune file from either RDP or probably Jannetty again. The reputable tuners all know what they are doing. This includes the folks that use other tuners like the Diablo or HP. I think it is a great option and having the ability to do your own data logging, as well as setting the tune back to the stock by yourself is a nice feature. If you did much more than bolt ons I would probably go with a local dyno tune, but even then not necessary. Just tell who ever you got the tuner from your plans and they can provide an updated custom tune. Many provide lifetime tunes.
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Find a local tuner that is familiar with tuning your car/ecu. If they are reputable will be a million times better than anyone remote tuning unless they are remote tuning your car while it's on a dyno.


Actually................ The vast majority of tuners out there have no clue what they are doing and most learn from reading tuning forums.

There are only a few tuners out there that do mail order tunes..... especially in volume.... and honestly, most are pretty decent.

For most customers, tuning on a dyno.... (or believing that it is somehow better on a dyno) is foolish and most people don't know any better.

This statement is total nonsense..."If they are reputable will be a million times better than anyone remote tuning unless they are remote tuning your car while it's on a dyno."

and shows just how little most people know.

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I only meant remote tuning can be a bit of a pain because you need some of your own hardware to interface with the car so you can send logs to your tuner.
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Originally Posted by AznPrswayzn View Post
I only meant remote tuning can be a bit of a pain because you need some of your own hardware to interface with the car so you can send logs to your tuner.
Yeah understand that. Though I like having the unit personally. Makes you feel more part of the car. Most of the decent units provide data logging as well, which is nice and being able to read your own codes and clear when necessary is a plus.
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I only meant remote tuning can be a bit of a pain because you need some of your own hardware to interface with the car so you can send logs to your tuner.

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I received my ECU from Chuck today so now I just need some time to install it. Then I will report back after driving around.
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I received my ECU from Chuck today so now I just need some time to install it. Then I will report back after driving around.
How did it turn out?
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How did it turn out?
Nothing to report yet. Put the ECU in with no problems but then changed the thermostat and the housing is leaking. So I need some time to remove it to see why it is leaking. Not in a big hurry because the weather is up and down in Michigan . I can say so far Chuck is good to deal with and answers all my questions so no problem there. Tim
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Nothing to report yet. Put the ECU in with no problems but then changed the thermostat and the housing is leaking. So I need some time to remove it to see why it is leaking. Not in a big hurry because the weather is up and down in Michigan . I can say so far Chuck is good to deal with and answers all my questions so no problem there. Tim
Ok thanks. I am using my SCTX4, but seeing if I have to buy for another Custom Tune, I may look at selling it and then going with another option.

Good luck with the Stat. Yeah crazy yo yo weather all over the place. Looks like I am going to be staying up late to make sure VA doesn't get some late night tornados.
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Ok thanks. I am using my SCTX4, but seeing if I have to buy for another Custom Tune, I may look at selling it and then going with another option.

Good luck with the Stat. Yeah crazy yo yo weather all over the place. Looks like I am going to be staying up late to make sure VA doesn't get some late night tornados.

Many people see those tools when they are looking to upgrade. Return the vehicle back to stock.... Then you can

sell that tool and put the money toward the AutoCal TUNE & CoW BOOSTER! package.

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How did it turn out?
Well I was able to fix the thermostat leak. No rain at the moment so I took it for a short ride and yes I would recommend Chuck for a tune. When I receive the AutoCal with the trans tune I'm sure the car will really take off. Thanks Chuck. Very happy I removed the Vitesse throttle controller there is no comparison.
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Well I was able to fix the thermostat leak. No rain at the moment so I took it for a short ride and yes I would recommend Chuck for a tune. When I receive the AutoCal with the trans tune I'm sure the car will really take off. Thanks Chuck. Very happy I removed the Vitesse throttle controller there is no comparison.
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