View Full Version : Risk of dyno tune?


ast95035
01-04-2012, 07:06 PM
My buddy told me that my 99 formula is " to old and has to many miles on it" to get it tuned, he said the engine would blow. I have 120xxx miles on the car. Is this true or his he full of it? Mods are pacesetter long tubes and cat back( being put on next week, then I'll be getting the car tuned) thanks guys

msydow
01-04-2012, 07:10 PM
does it run good? burn oil? clatter? if not run it. i had a 2000 t/a with a procharger and full exhaust tuned two weeks ago. had 197,000 on it. not saying yours isnt gonna blow up, but i doubt it. i mean brand new engines blow up sometimes.

ast95035
01-04-2012, 07:12 PM
No oil is burning and no engine knock or clatter

Tainted
01-04-2012, 07:12 PM
If it runs good go for it. If not, then that may be a sign its time for a rebuild.

TransAmWS.6
01-04-2012, 07:46 PM
No oil is burning and no engine knock or clatter

You're good to go, these motors run strong way past 100k miles if they have been maintained properly.

02ws.sik
01-04-2012, 07:46 PM
this is like asking some one. if i sneeze can i have a heart attack? well yes there is a chance for everything.

if i where you i wouldnt worry about it. when you do it go to the rpm slow.

BlueBird346
01-04-2012, 09:05 PM
Mine was tuned @ 115k. Made 341/357 with bolt ons and stock ls1 intake. Since then, the car has seen 6k+ rpms almost on a daily basis. 50+ 1/4 mile passes. Ran mid 12s on street tires. Autocross. You name it. How many miles it has doesnt mean sh*t as long as its been maintained.

2nd Gen Fl 'bird
01-05-2012, 10:22 AM
It'll take a crap on the dyno or the street if it's time. It ain't gonna matter. Tune it and enjoy.:chug:

redtan
01-05-2012, 11:37 AM
rofl, you can blow an engine on the dyno with 4 miles on it. His argument holds no water. Is he some sort of psychic that can tell the future and say for sure your engine will blow?

ast95035
01-05-2012, 12:13 PM
He's one of those " I always have to know everything" kind of people lol

MikeG
01-05-2012, 02:29 PM
Time to find a new 'buddy.'

edcmat-l1
01-05-2012, 02:53 PM
Only can repeat what's already been said. Anything can happen. But, the good part is, these motors are very durable, and long lasting. It's rare to have a failure. I've seen very, very few out of literally thousands of cars run on the dyno.

fastbasser
01-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Time to find a new 'buddy.'

Well said!:chug:

S8ER95Z
01-06-2012, 09:22 PM
I put the cam in at 138k... LTs going on soon then a tune... Hitting 150k now. Nothing to worry about.

82cetuner
01-06-2012, 10:50 PM
your buddy is a idiot, and probably has some jelousy towards your car making a statment like that.

drive it however you want bro, theres always a chance of ANY motor letting go any any time. the best part about ls1s is if it blow it you can get another one pretty cheep

JRENIGAR
01-08-2012, 12:18 PM
The Vortech went on 20k miles ago and just hit 190k making hp in sig on a DD car, go figure...

MikeWS6
01-08-2012, 12:27 PM
My buddy told me that my 99 formula is " to old and has to many miles on it" to get it tuned, he said the engine would blow. I have 120xxx miles on the car. Is this true or his he full of it? Mods are pacesetter long tubes and cat back( being put on next week, then I'll be getting the car tuned) thanks guys

Hes a moron.

02ws.sik
01-08-2012, 12:31 PM
What does your buddy drive. Im gonna guess a shit box dodge.

moeZ28
01-08-2012, 04:52 PM
Getting it tuned on the street or on a dyno isnt any harder on it that running the crap out of it everyday without having a proper tune for your mods...get it tuned after your mods for sure if you want to maximize your results from the mods. Dont listen to dumbshits like your "friend" who think they know more than they really do.

blackls1ta00
01-08-2012, 05:20 PM
yeah dont believe what idiots tell you if your engine is running fine!

time3777
01-08-2012, 05:59 PM
He's probaly just scared you will out run him after you get it tuned!

I8UR4RD
01-23-2012, 10:56 PM
it doesnt matter if its old new, or whatever....anything can blow on a dyno. all it takes is one weak link. some have em some dont. gotta risk it to find out. i imagine that ta 120k miles...the car has seen a WOT run or two...so id say it can handle it. if it blows...then you were not that far from doing it off the dyno anyways......take the car to be tuned elsewhere also. that guys a fag.

Preston99WS6
01-25-2012, 07:28 PM
I say put it on the dyno, then take him for a ride afterward, make sure you call him a idiot in the process.