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$ 157.70 for a Custom Tuned PCM and That includes shipping & handling PLUS I keep my original factory PCM. If I wanted to send in my old PCM (OR another core) he only charges $ 75.00.

 

For little more than The cost of a core from a bone yard, I'm getting a custom tune.

 

Wait4mePerformance (Jesse Bubb) is doing the tune. He is well known over at LS1Tech. He has allways offered free advise and in past was offering to fix others members PCM that they themselves or other Tunners screwed up for free. Sems to be a straight up guy that really knows his stuff.

There is also a long Thread (15,000 plus views) over at FSC forum with a lot of people ordering and so far all with positive results.

 

No I won't have any Dyno runs and no 1/4 mile ET's to report as thats not what I am after. Jesse is doing a 87-89 Octane tune removing most of the Torque management removing the speed limiter, firming up shifts, raising the WOT shift point to 5,600 rpm and correcting for my slightly larger tire diameter. While optimizing fuel economy and retaining towing ability.

 

Like the otherwell known tunners he offers the life time support with no charge for any changes I need If I decide to make any modifications.

 

Jesse has answered all of my emails in a timely manner even though he is getting 300 -400 emals a day.

 

I will keep you updated on future posts of experience and performance.

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is he also over at corvetteforum?

i know there is a jesse over there and he has been answering a lot of questions fo rme also - in fact, he volunteered to do an electric fan turn on chip only for me for a song - but i haven't heard from him - could be the same guy!

 

 

$ 157.70 for a Custom Tuned PCM and That includes shipping & handling PLUS  I keep my original factory PCM. If I wanted to send in my old PCM (OR another core) he only charges $ 75.00.

 

For  little more than The cost of a core from a bone yard, I'm getting a custom tune.

 

Wait4mePerformance (Jesse Bubb) is doing the tune. He is well known over at LS1Tech. He has allways offered free advise and in past was offering to fix others members PCM that they themselves or other Tunners screwed up for free. Sems to be a straight up guy that really knows his stuff.

There is also a long Thread (15,000 plus views) over at FSC forum with a lot of people ordering and so far all with positive results.

 

No I won't have any Dyno runs and no 1/4 mile ET's to report as thats not what I am after. Jesse is doing a 87-89 Octane tune removing most of the Torque management removing the speed limiter, firming up shifts, raising the WOT shift point to 5,600 rpm and correcting for my slightly larger tire diameter. While optimizing fuel economy and retaining towing ability.

 

Like the otherwell known tunners he offers the life time support with no charge for any changes I need If I decide to make any modifications.

 

Jesse has answered all of my emails in a timely manner even though he is getting 300 -400 emals a day.

 

I will keep you updated on future posts of experience and performance.

 

 

 

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I read that thread at FSC, and heard about him here and there. Sounds like he's going to be a (tuning)force to reckon with !!!!

 

What's his name at LS1 ??

 

Good luck with the tune. Let us know how it goes.

 

 

 

 

 

Over at Ls1Tech goes by nick "wait4Me"

 

He is located in Warsaw Indiana, will do local tunes also.

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Jesse seems to be building a solid following. At $150, I can see why. The only negative (negative used lightly) thing that I see is the camshaft relearn code that's thrown with the new PCM he sends you. It takes a Scan II to remove the code and initiate the relearning procedure. Out of curiosity, why doesn't a Westers or Nelson tune throw the code with their PCM's? Jesse has indicated that he makes his tune throw the code so that the issue is addressed from the day you get the new tune. Finding someone willing to do this relearning for you may prove to be a challenge, but at $150, the pros outweigh the cons.

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Jesse seems to be building a solid following. At $150, I can see why. The only negative (negative used lightly) thing that I see is the camshaft relearn code that's thrown with the new PCM he sends you. It takes a Scan II to remove the code and initiate the relearning procedure. Out of curiosity, why doesn't a Westers or Nelson tune throw the code with their PCM's? Jesse has indicated that he makes his tune throw the code so that the issue is addressed from the day you get the new tune. Finding someone willing to do this relearning for you may prove to be a challenge, but at $150, the pros outweigh the cons.

 

 

 

 

It is my understanding that the other tuners are just turning off the engine service light for tha crank re-lern.

 

"The reason for the relearn is for the missfire detection to be accurate. It is something that has to be done when useing a pcm that was not in your truck previously and had the case learn done on it. Even from the factory, each vehicle has to get this done to the computer/ motor it works with. All it does when you do a case learn is tell the computer where the cam and crank are at in relationship to each other durring the firing event. That way the pcm can Accurately detect a missfire down to an individual cyl."

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I called him yesterday and he is OUT of the 2003-2004 pcms - I have to find my own = (

 

I'll still have Jesse do me one though...too many good reviews not to.

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Knock, Knock the postman just delivered my PCM not bad 3 days from indiana to South Florida

 

I get to go play!

 

I'll let you guys know if $ 150.00 buys you a good tune.

 

 

>>>>>>>>>> UPDATE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

 

Well 10 minutes to plug and play

 

start up on first try (just like normal)

Idle is perfect. after a few minutes of sitting for warm up went for a short ride. No Check engine lights (I was expecting a P0315 code)

 

shifts a little more positive under normal driving

 

Nail the gas from 35 mph, down shift to first with no waiting and pulls like a S.O.B. up to 5,800 RPM(5,200 was stock) and shifts FIRM to 2nd Keeps Pulling hard & I Had to lay off the gas not enough open space around where I live to do much more than that and not get into trouble.

 

From a dead stop nailing the gas no bogging down, Low traction light on traction assist will light up (would only do that before when road was wet) I can really tell the Removal of Torque Management.

 

no pinging detected and I'm running 87 octane in the gas tank currently. I got Jesse to do a 87 -89 octane dual tune, next fill-up i'll try 89 and see If I get any better results.

 

Only put 12 - 15 miles on the test drive, People say it will get a little bit better as time goes on.

 

Dang how much more of a kick would I get if he did a 93 performance tune? So far I'm impressed.

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Just a update

 

I have put aprox 300 miles on the new tune and WHAT A DIFFERENCE !

 

Today I went on my normal Tuesday drive to see clients and the route includes over 100 miles of highway driving and about 50 miles of city (bumper to bumper) driving.

 

Merging into traffic that is running 70 MPH plus feels a lot smother and takes less effort. Down shifts are instant and with authority. The up-shifts feel more like my Grand Cheroke (more crisp) with less hesitation between gears.

 

 

Just starting from a dead start under normal throttle seeme like it takes less effort and the upshifts are nice and more sporty feeling.

 

Gas millage is hard to tell yet as I started with a almost full tank when I swaped out the PCM and I'm still running the same tank & I still have a lot of fuel left in the tank.

 

It will be interesting to see how the PCM does pulling my trailers in the next few weeks

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