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Which Tuner?

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If you are not comfortable tuning I would do the HPT and find a competent tuner. Did the I3 and diablew. He made standard changes and made it better. He provides a solid service for basic changes. That said I would find a "guru" and get the thing all the way tuned up meaning FUELING, TIMING, TRANS TQ MANAGEMENT, Cam phasing AND ALL THE SECRETS . The new GM stuff is super complicated with all the tables and relationships not LS simple.

 

1slow is correct if you are the patient type and want to learn it, there isn't any real limitations. Just for a lot of us who can learn and have ability sometimes time is the constraint.

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Thanks 1slow1500.
Would I be correct in thinking I can find people selling tunes and or sending logs to have tunes made?

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Of course you can read the stock file and SAVE IT. then send a copy of it to a tuner with a data log.
I have to warn you there are many scammers out there be careful.
Of a natural aspirated the cost and time is low. In fact you.maybe able to get a stock based tune that matches you truck and copy paste it to your file then work from there. Or at least compare.
But answer is yes that is how it works. Also why it is nice to own the device you can change tunes at anytime. Also use it on other cars and make some money back. Even if it is just to delete a vehicles codes like cats or afm.

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Once you own the device and have the vin unlocked. All the software is yours to change as many times as you wish. So you can call a good shop and get prices on tunes or better yet a dyno tune. When you leave there it is 100% and you have the file to view,share, or mod.
From what I see the cost at that point is low 400ish. And you get to know you real hp and torque value. Or dyno day are 1-3 pulls for a few bucks.
If you have a issue down the road post the log and the code. And forum people can help and change the file so you can compare files and see values then load it and try it out.
Hpt has one huge problem....new customers don't understand what all it does and the pros and cons of it. This lack of understanding causes many to shy away.

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After rereading some of the old post. Handheld can not always do the "same" as some have stated. Also some handheld can't log and most important do not have same support. Read up on other people's builds and see. If $300 for device is to much buy credits.and find a local guy to unlock and do your "simple" mods.

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Money is not an issue, I was thinking everything from HP will run around 1000 at most.
I'm waiting to here back from HP.
I'm thinking I need the module, tranny unlock and credits.

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where can one go to take training in tuning and course study?

 

I really want to dig into the tranny on my truck, getting sick of the shift layout..

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"The Tuning School" offers books and courses you can take in person.

 

You can also purchase books and courses by Greg Banish from his stuff called "Calibrated Success".  I used his stuff back when I bought HP Tuners around 2012ish.

 

Everything from then on has been hands on experience and tons of reading/sifting through forums and internet articles to get a grasp of how things worked. Learning on the newest of trucks/cars is going to be tough as there is just so much to take in at once.

 

I don't know how much is out there for 8 speed information but the 6L80e has far more information for getting to know that transmission. Very few things have to be done to make it do what you want.

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I have Greg's books , will probably sign up with his ite...I have 3 trucks with 6 speeds, so i want to find some good knowlege on modifying and tuning them.

know any good web forums?

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HP Tuner forums is good. A some good info on there about tuning those transmissions.

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