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Old 07-11-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default best mods for a C5 Z06

ive had my Z for about 2 months now and im already getting the itch. I do not want to go overkill again like I did on my SS, I want to keep it mostly stock or at least always be able to put it back to stock over a weekend. Give me some ideas. Does a tune really add that much power?
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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1. VaraRam

2. LT headers and X-Pipe

3. Tune

4. DRs

If you get the tuning right, you should have 390+ rwhp.
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vararam would be the intake I would do, do you think a hand held tuner is good enough, or a dyno tune be better?
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Personally, if you have a laptop, I'd get LS1edit. If not get a dyno tune.
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Personally, if you have a laptop, I'd get LS1edit. If not get a dyno tune.

No, ls1edit sucks.

Get hptuners or efilive.
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ttp or rapid would most likely be doing my tune. I know matt very well and have had many friends use mikey at rapid. How about some juice on the stock ls6 motor? I heard 100shot is perfect.
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No, ls1edit sucks.

Get hptuners or efilive.

Vice versa.

I had a hypertech, just wasted my money, the only way to tune any LSx Engine, is with an Edit tune. You have to know how to use it, otherwise it kinda of defeating the purpose.

My Hypertech I had, was bought to turn the engine light off due to the fact that I didnt have cats, and the o2 sensors weren't reading anything. On the Dyno it didnt do anything. With an Edit tune alot of performance shops can point you in the right direction of getting one, and do the tuning for you.

Over time with the Hy[ertech tune, apart from it not turning the "Service Engine Soon" Light off, it made the car jerk, and it would only accelerate hard if you were above 3000rpms. I got an Ls1 Edit tune and not only did it fix, all my problems (jerking, and such) I gained 25rwhp, and over 40flbs at the wheels from the first pull. The final #'s were 330/ 340.

This is just my opinion, but I had nothing but trouble with a Hypertech tuner.
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with just the intake and tune, what do you think Id put down? btw: just ordered a vararam intake

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1. VaraRam

2. LT headers and X-Pipe

3. Tune

4. DRs

If you get the tuning right, you should have 390+ rwhp.


True.
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Vice versa.

I had a hypertech, just wasted my money, the only way to tune any LSx Engine, is with an Edit tune. You have to know how to use it, otherwise it kinda of defeating the purpose.

My Hypertech I had, was bought to turn the engine light off due to the fact that I didnt have cats, and the o2 sensors weren't reading anything. On the Dyno it didnt do anything. With an Edit tune alot of performance shops can point you in the right direction of getting one, and do the tuning for you.

Over time with the Hy[ertech tune, apart from it not turning the "Service Engine Soon" Light off, it made the car jerk, and it would only accelerate hard if you were above 3000rpms. I got an Ls1 Edit tune and not only did it fix, all my problems (jerking, and such) I gained 25rwhp, and over 40flbs at the wheels from the first pull. The final #'s were 330/ 340.

This is just my opinion, but I had nothing but trouble with a Hypertech tuner.
Have you ever used HPTuners? Take a visit to the PCM tuning forum on this site. There are many very happy HPtuner customers, including me. Ask what they prefer in that forum.
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probably about 410/390
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edited...misread the post
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1. VaraRam

2. LT headers and X-Pipe

3. Tune

4. DRs

If you get the tuning right, you should have 390+ rwhp.

Ditto...
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twin turbo
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Absolutely

On a more serious note though... ebay lt's, off road x, BIG CAM, ud pulley, zip tie mod, and a tune.... you will be very happy and be making somewhere around 420 ish, maybe more
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A tuner is the last thing you need to worry about until you do some motor work.
I would start with a good CAI, like Halltec then add in a set of LT's & X pipe and then a cam. Then find a reputable tuner to take care of the computer work. You'll be well over 400 at the wheels if you do your homework.
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Absolutely

On a more serious note though... ebay lt's, off road x, BIG CAM, ud pulley, zip tie mod, and a tune.... you will be very happy and be making somewhere around 420 ish, maybe more
zip tie mod?
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You have a vararam coming, don't even worry about this mod. LT Headers is a great power adder and it will give you some serious torq too.

I think that one of the best tune programs is the EFILive, the HP Tuners is fine, but I have seen less issues with EFILive between the two. I think this is something you will not need to worry about for a little while. Do the exhaust and CAI and look for a decent cam and then worry about tuning. The cam and LTs will put you into the 400s easy!
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I've done almost everything up top except for an electric water pump and underdrive pulleys. I need a new dyno on this new clutch. The stock ZO6 clutch couldn't hold past the torque peak, so I bought the SPEC Stage 3+ and can put the power down finally. I made 440+rwhp @ only 5000rpm on slipping clutch. At 7000rpm hopefully should make another 20rwhp.
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I just bought SW LT's and Random Tech X pipe, can't wait to get it on and see what i put down.

CAI is next mod. Shifter was first. 335/30/18 tires were first too!
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