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Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-22-2012, 02:44 AM
Okay so I bought my camaro about a month ago.The car has headers and from what I've been told ls3 stage 3 injectors. I'm working on getting my ram air put in and my cat back put on but I was wondering if a Fastchip would be better then the current stock chip i have. I have a buddy who can get me it cheap and put it in and I was just wondering if it would be a better decision then putting a dyne tune in. Opinions please??? I'm so lost.


RPM WS6
07-22-2012, 02:51 AM
I was just wondering if it would be a better decision then putting a dyne tune in. Opinions please???

No. No type of preset programmer would ever be better than a good dyno tune.

As you live in Chicago, you have several great local options for tuning. I'd recommend FLP or Speed Inc.

6898camaross
07-22-2012, 03:11 AM
Also there's no "chip" for these cars


sepsis
07-22-2012, 03:47 AM
This is the best chip.

http://static.freepik.com/vrije-photo/gouden-chips-kom-aardappel_3295146.jpg


But seriously, get the dyno tune like the other guys said.

And do you know what headers are? You've had the car for a month and you said "The car has headers and from what I've been told." You sure it has headers? You should know what headers are and not have to rely on what the seller told you.

Stick around here, do lots of reading and absorb as much knowledge as you can.

ULTIMATEORANGESS
07-22-2012, 05:16 AM
i think it was the type of injectors he wasnt sure about not headers.

00MaroonZ28
07-22-2012, 05:31 AM
If you're gonna dyno tune the car, make sure you have everything you want done to it done before you tune it so you don't have to keep going back and getting it tuned every time you do something to the car. It'll save you money. That is unless you're the one doing the tuning with your software.

00ZNewb
07-22-2012, 06:30 AM
^^ Im with this guy, i added lid, Tb, headers, much larger exhaust, plugs, wires etc.. I thought, wow, with a tune ill be ALOT faster. I was very dissapointed in the almost 500 bucks i spent. Do something major to the car before you go fork out the cash for a tune. Unless it isnt running right

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-22-2012, 08:41 AM
Yah I know what headers are I wasn't sure about the injectors... I just want to complete my exhaust AKA my cat back then I'll get a dyno tune

sepsis
07-22-2012, 12:00 PM
i think it was the type of injectors he wasnt sure about not headers.



Now that I read it I see. That's what I get for responding to things at 5am. LOL

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-22-2012, 11:40 PM
How much HP I get from my cat back??

00MaroonZ28
07-22-2012, 11:46 PM
Probably 15-20 whp. Possibly more. What headers are you running?

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-22-2012, 11:50 PM
So if im runnin a 13.4 without my cat back at 104mph roughly what would I run with it??

00MaroonZ28
07-22-2012, 11:52 PM
13.3 @ 104.1

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-22-2012, 11:52 PM
Idk what headers I got I still have alot to learn

00MaroonZ28
07-22-2012, 11:56 PM
You'll see 2 or maybe 3 tenths. MPH by 1 or 2. Won't be anything huge.

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-23-2012, 05:32 PM
If I'm running low 13`s possibly high 12' s ill be happy. Ima get my cat back and get my dyno tune.. Then ill be happy.

ULTIMATEORANGESS
07-23-2012, 06:07 PM
13.3 @ 104.1

lol. im surprised it still has a stock catback.

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-23-2012, 06:29 PM
Yah I know the guy kept the stock exhaust on it. Its not a bad exhaust but it's time to make it louder, not to mention the whole exhaust system is pretty much rusted through lol

00MaroonZ28
07-23-2012, 09:51 PM
If I'm running low 13`s possibly high 12' s ill be happy. Ima get my cat back and get my dyno tune.. Then ill be happy.
You loose your cat? LOL
lol. im surprised it still has a stock catback.
Agreed. Usually done before the headers or while doing them.

Soon_2_Be_FBody_King
07-24-2012, 11:50 AM
The cat on there is rusted to shit the headers are already on so idk will it be difficult to put my new catback on

00MaroonZ28
07-25-2012, 12:35 AM
You guys do vehicle inspections in IL? You really don't need cats if you don't.