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Old 03-08-2009, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ThaiCobra View Post
Just bought a C&L CAI for my 2007 GT and I want to put it on.

It requires a tune and I don't have the money for a tuner.

Where do I go to have it tuned? (I live in GA)

(This might be a stupid question, I just assumed that if you want to tune your car, you need to purchase the tuning device)
or sell that C&L and buy a intake that doesn't require a tune,

never mind just buy a tuner
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:31 PM
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that's weird.. other cars you can tune by using a PC (or laptop) and a cable connected to the ODB2 port.. why should you require a tuner? a PC should be able to do anything a hand held tuner can..
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by moosestang View Post
Where do you people get the money for the cars? Put it on a credit card.
LOL!!
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:34 PM
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So no matter what, I have to own the tuner...?

can't use a friends'....can't use one at a dynotune shop....correct?
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ThaiCobra View Post
So no matter what, I have to own the tuner...?

can't use a friends'....can't use one at a dynotune shop....correct?
Even if you COULD or did, there'd come a time when you will want or NEED to reload the tune or return to the stock tune. Then you'd be screwed.

I don't get it... You spend upwards of $20-$30,000 dollars for a performance car and now you balk at a few hundred to get better performance and to be able to manipulate things in addition to the tune. Cut out the McDonalds Happy Meals for a few months and buy the tuner and tunes.

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Old 03-08-2009, 05:49 PM
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^ well said no way out of buying the tuner
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by white07 View Post
correct me if im wrong but when you got get a custom dyno tune the tuner will use YOUR handheld tuner.
You need a tuner to link the dyno equipment to the car. Its one of those things you cant get around, so if you plan on a CAI, at least to work properly, plan on purchasing one of the tuners.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:32 PM
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The only way out of not having a tuner is to have your car custom-dyno tuned at a local speed shop.

That being said, it will be JUST AS EXPENSIVE as getting your own tuner and you will have to pay for a new tune the next time you mod your car...and again...and again...and again. Going rate is like $300 a pop here in Houston.

Compare that to a tuner from Brenspeed or Bamachips at about $300 and well...there are no cost savings and plenty of downside to not getting a tuner.

Your best bet is to just save up. I also have the C&L CAI; it's a good CAI. And you'll love the tune!
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for the advice. and I am in college, hence the penny pinching.

k, well I will buy a tuner on craigslist.

which one is the best?
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:53 PM
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both will do the job

just find one that is cheaper
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