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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by RoaringSky, May 22, 2013.

  1. RoaringSky

    RoaringSky New Member

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    Hi.

    I'm getting extractors, cats and otr. Got quoted 1190 for a duno tune, with a piggy back unit so I can retain factory tune.

    Seems very dear. Anyone got a place in western suburbs Melbourne that I can call? Cheers.
     
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    slepar omg duz it like...dose??

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    This guy done my ss, awesome guy and the best price going around, I think mafless was a little bit more but still cheap 230984691825 that's the eBay item number
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    So you're getting the exhaust and otr fitted plus a tune, if so that seems pretty reasonable.
     
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    Na Na. I installed my cat back myself already. And soon I will install my extractors cats and vcm otr myself. The shop quoted me $1190 just for the dyno tune! Which will come with a piggy back fuel computer.

    So essentially I'm getting a piggy back and a tune for $1190. Seems too dear to me.

    Any suggestions guys?
     
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    And cheers slepar. Found this guy on eBay. Will call them tomorrow. Sounds good.
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    That is expensive for just a tune.

    Where abouts are you located exactly so people can give some ideas about where to go.
     
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    Yeah man. A total rip off. I'm not gonna spend that much to tune a street car with minimum mods!

    I am in Melbourne, western suburbs. There must be some tune shops in sunshine, hoppers crossing, Altona etc...
     
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    $1200 to tune a SSV V8 for why exactly, an extra 18rwhp? I don't see the point unless you need that 18rwhp for the drags.
     
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    Haha that's right wazza. Hence I'm not going to that rip off dodgy brother shop mate!
     
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    Highly doubt the OP would only get 18rwhp from a tune.

    Not sure if the OP has done a full exhaust system, but stock they dyno in at around 200-215rwkw (depending on dyno) and after full exhaust/intake/tune, standard sort of number expected from a 6litre is about 270rwkw.
     
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    rx2_freak Smokes, let's go.

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    try sass automotive - https://www.facebook.com/SASSAutomotive
    or take a trip up the freeway to GMMotorsport in Melton
     
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    Wazza, I cant wait for you to pop an engine. OP, how much is this "piggy back" unit costing? A Dyno tune will normally cost around $500-700 plus any parts needed.

    But, if like Wazza you dont think its worth it to save your engine, dont bother. Your choice.
     
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    Dyno tunes arent far off a $1000 these days so to have a piggy back unit installed where you can alter the tune when you want for $1190 doesnt seem that ridiculous to me.
     
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    MPW in Dandenong are on the other side of Melbourne if you can be bothered driving haha. Top blokes.
     
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    Thems the figure hes looking at with a tune, in Horsepower if he does full exhaust/Header/OTR he will be getting around 256.5rwhp. if he pays rhe $1000 he will get around 274.4rwhp, an increase on 18rwhp for $1000. below is my dyno sheet, in GREEN is with the Exhaust/Headers/HiFlow Cats/VCM OTR done by me before, the RED is the results AFTER the Tune. I was recommended this Tuner by the Exhaust mob her in Esperance as well as my mate who got his Supercharged VE SS Ute (640rwhp) mods there, they also do tunes for Shacks HSV at Fremantle so not dodgy. Dont expect great gains from a tune, you will get them anyway from the other mods

    dyno tuned.jpg
     
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    CAUTION EVERYBODY, DON'T GET EXTRACTORS WITHOUT A TUNE OR YOU COULD "POP" YOUR ENGINE....BAHAHAHAHA
    Ha ha ha. do you really think he will "POP" and engine by NOT getting a tune? No really, do you? Please explain your rationale? $500 to $700 for a CRAP tune that you might have to put your cat on a tow truck after, you only get what you pay for. What parts would you possibly need for a Dyno Tune (500-700 plus parts?)
     
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    OMG man... Do you even know what a tune does?
    If you're not happy with your 18rwhp tune then go get the stock tune flashed back in and get your money back. A tune is suppose to make it drive better, it's not about numbers. Your car would be running very lean with an otr and full exhaust without a tune, wouldn't be much faster than stock either.
     
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    What he said.... The tune will compliment the mods made, and if he's getting extractors and cats he'll end with a check engine light and need to take it to a tuner anyway. A tune will prevent it from running like a pig and you'd more than likely end up with more power and use less fule than when it was standard, plus it would drive a lot better. Theres no need for a piggy back computer, just call some of the reputable tuners around melb and talk to them about your mods and what they'd recommend.
     
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