Just got a used svede otrcai off of another member and was wondering am i going to need a street tune to get the most out of my car? The car is an 04 m6 56K miles and all it has is a ported throttle body. Im also in Ca and don't wanna mess with the tune too much to try and keep it smog legal and pass easily.
2004 GTO M6, 243 heads, 224/228 TSP cam, Svede intake, JBA Shorty's Catless Mids 383HP/376TQ
Whiteline RR bushings, Rear Sub frame, Diff inset and trans insert
My tuned k&n setup yielded 330 rwhp 320 rwtq, so I say go for it, as for catless I have heard it is tough in cali but I am sure if you know somebody you can get a sticker. If your going to do any other mods go ahead and knock them out so you only tune once, headers, cam, heads, maf, udp, see sig for ideas!
TUNE IT! Don't think twice! And seriously congrats on the CAI! It's a mgical piece!
96 Suzuki X-90
03 Lumina SS Coupe (stock "cat-less" & "built trans!")
03 Lumina SS Coupe (393 whp, LS1, bolt-on's and cam)
07 Toyota Aurion (270 hp and a 6-spd AT)
12 VW Tiguan Highline Sport (for driving the wife and my little girls!)
"It's a well know fact that after you hit 400 HP you have to go with split dual exhaust like the LS2 GTOs. The '04s could get away
with single side because they were only 350 HP. With 400 HP and beyond the car wants to turn right at WOT from the thrust."
true but the intake is a lot easier to swap than a tune.
not if you own HPT
45 seconds to swap tunes or 15 minutes to swap intakes
I see your point though...if you can't load the stock tune back on easily, I wouldnt bother tuning it, especially for a single bolt on. If you had full bolt ons then yea, sure, but it's a subjective topic anyway, so take all replies with a grain of salt
Cars are nothing more than complicated chemistry problems that burn gasoline and turn it into a complicated physics problem.
I don't know if you'll get for 200 bucks THE perfect tune, but if you'd spend the money for hpt, you can have dozens of hours of learning (meaning: having fun) & have later on a car with a perfect driveability/
traction control is like the driver riding bitch to a computer////
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