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CAI and Tuning question

Old 01-17-2008, 07:05 PM
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torque, up and down arrow, key, wrench, and screwdriver = 30 hp in 30 min.=thats what Im going to do. thaks for the help.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:21 PM
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If you are new to modding having someone else handle the work may be preferable. However, I believe anyone can install a tune and CAI and I have had friends use tunes from Brennspeed or Bama and swear by them.

You could go to a shop if you want to have them dyno tune the car and they will install the CAI no problem. However, thats probably a little overkill for just a CAI. The dyno tune becomes more of a factor when you begin modding a little heavier, say nitrous, blowers, and such. When you are just talking about CAI, gears, UDPS, CMCV's, and such I think a tune from Bama or Brennspeed is more then good enough!

In the end go with what makes you most comfortable. They all have merits!
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the adviceplstang-dudeyour car is SICKKK!!! How many horses you got in that bad ***?
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:02 AM
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I've heard it said, if you have problems with your car and want to turn it in for warranty work. put your factory intake back in and disconnect the battery for 5 mins (this is supposed to restore factory tune?) and tell them either your battery died or (what i would prefer to tell them) that you disconnected your battery because you heard your car's problem might fix itself if you did (as it restores factory tune)...
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:48 PM
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Disconnecting the battery for 5 minutes will not restore the factory tune. The aftermarket tune is kept in what is called flash memory or Non-volatile RAM. Basically, this memory works in such a way that it does not require any voltage to keep information saved. The only time it needs any voltage is to be read or to be written to. The only way to erase this memory, is to supply voltage and actively overwrite it.

The type of memory your refering to is called KAM (Keep Alive Memory) and is also called Volitaile RAM. This is where the computer stores the information that it learns on it's own... This memory requires voltage at all times to keep it's information, and clearing this away is as simple as removing the power source.
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