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Old 03-31-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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I have a 2002 GT vert. My current mods are BBK CIA, BBK 70mm T/B, stock plenum, stock exhaust manifolds, stock catted H-pipe, and SLP Lm1 C/B. I just purchased an SCT 4-bank eliminator chip. Be here Tuesday with listed mods on tunes.

I'm getting a deal on a set of MAC L/T's, shorty O/R H-pipe, and a Trick Flow plenum. Will I have to re-tune for the installation of the L/T's and plenum? Or at very least, just plenum? Will it cause a lean condition and damage engine not re-tuning?

Also, whats the skinny on installing the L/T's? Do you "have" to drop K-member or lift engine to install? I might not purchase these if its major work installing. And what performance gains should be expected on L/T's?

Thanks for any info. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #2
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you wont "need" a retune, but to maximize your mods it would help. and from my understanding lt's are a b****h to install, which is the main reason i havent gotten them
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You'll def need a retune for the LTs ... It's drive able but I wouldnt beat on it.. Have to drop kframe for easiest way to install... And prob look at 20hp gain once you get it retuned
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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I didn't retune my car for the headers and I've been driving it for 2 years like that. Yes they are a bitch lol we dropped the k member which made it easier
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You dont need a retune for Lts
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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^^^^ to each there own..
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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^^^^ to each there own..
please enlighten me as to why he NEEDS a tune with longtubes , im always willing to learn something new .
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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Dif location of o2 sensors... Inaccurate readings of air/fuel .. Rich or lean
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My car without a doubt needed a retune after the long tube install, car ran wayto rich. On a car with with an existing dyno tune i say its a must. If you have a na car without a tune there might be enough slop in the factory tune to not have a problem, but id sill get a tune.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #10
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I would say get a tune bc it couldn't hurt.With LT's,o/r mid pipe and tune you could see 25 rwhp.I ended up at almost 290 rwhp with lt's,catted x pipe and tune.I think 260 rwhp is what the 96-98 cobras were stock but I'm not positive on that.
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