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Old 01-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Decisions on getting a tune

My predicament is that aside from getting a $100 canned tune from ZZP I have three options:

1. Stay with the stock GMS2 tune and hope I'm not leaving too much hp on the table. Cost: $0.00

2. Use local guy who has tuned a couple Cobalts but specializes in Mustangs. Cost: $450

3. Use Trifecta tuner in the next state over who specializes in Pontiac G8s. Cost: $250

I'm concerned about the Mustang guy not nothing know enough about the LSJ to make it worth the money. And I've heard horror stories about Trifecta tunes running too lean and popping the motor.

Any suggestions on my best course of action? Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With a stage2 tune your really not going to pick up to many extra ponies with a custom tune unless you swap two e or tvs or a turbo or even nitrous. So stay stage2 or do a good mod. Just my opinion of course. You could drive to texas and I can tune you lmao.
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I would have to agree, if you are hesitant I would leave it well enough alone
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i would trust a mustang tuner over an ls1 button puncher...

but i agree with the rest. not much to be gained over a stg2 tune unless you're adding hardware at the same time.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll keep my $$$ and stay with the Gm tune.
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You need a local tuner who charges $250 or less. But even at that amount it would be hard to justify the gains...
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Could try and find a cheap hptuners and learn yourself. A good place to start is dialing in a stage 2 tune. Of course a wideband purchase would be needed too.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have GM s2

I recently added. ZZP Full exhaust, and a sms throttle body.

Would a new tune be worth it\run better?

Or should I stick with the s2?
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Once in a while while the car is not a full operating temp I will hit a small wall in the beginning of third. Right as I shift it hesitates.

Could a tune fix that?
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