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Old 09-02-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone's running a custom tune on their car; and If they are, is it a hand-held tune or a dyno tune? what do think, and what are the pros and cons of the two? my car is completely in stock, from 2004, automatic. any feedback well appreciated.

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Old 09-02-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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Being that your car is stock no tune would be needed. Any plans for your car?

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Just go with the handheld for now. You won't see any crazy gains with it, about 10 hp at the peak - the advertised gains of 20+ hp such as Bama uses as their selling point are lower in the rpm range, like from 3000-5000rpm. It will wake your car up and make the trans shifting a bit more aggressive, and as you continue down the path of modding your car (stuff like gears and intake/exhaust mods) you can have changes made in the tune file to accomodate.

Dyno tuning, I would save that for more advanced things like power adder or heads/cams. And in which case, your handheld device will be used by the dyno tuner to upload the new files to your car.

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