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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by KARTAL, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. KARTAL

    KARTAL New Member

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    Hey guys..
    I drive a MY09 SV6 non sidi and was wondering if anyone has had theirs tuned.. what mods and power did it make after a custom tune and who did it? even differences in sidi's that have been tuned.
    I want to change headders and cats and get better bottom end torque.

    Not sure it its true but i heard they have a limiter for torque up to 3k revs? and can it be removed?

    some places have been popping up as now tuning the previous untunable sv6's.. just where in melbourne?

    p.s. Im on p plates so dont say go get a V8 and give me **** for trying to get some more power out of a v6..
     
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    Seriously, not worth it. Don't waste your money.

    I put a full exhaust, intake, tune into my V6 VE Calais (195kw Alloytec) and it made 154rwkw... Live with the V6 as it is, will be easier to sell/trade later if it's not modified.
     
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    lol CSP at his best again................ great contribution.

    have a look at some of the threads mate search for SV6 Tuning im sure youll find some USEFUL information!
     
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    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    When and who did the tune CSP? This is a disturbing statement to hear on the very day I've booked in for a tune and some engine pipes.
     
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    Hey mate, Mace engineering on here can tune your car. I had mine generic flashtuned and I picked up around 10% in torque across the rev range and 10rwkw in some points. Hasn't been available for long so still in the process of trailing it all out. Believe he will do mail order tunes soon.

    Don't worry too much about increase in peak rwkw btw. Shes so much better to drive, hoping to see better gains when its customized however.
     
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    10% of what exactly?
    If CSP got 10% and ended up with 154kw, then that means he made 23kw with a tune.
    23kw with a full exhaust ($2000+), new intake setup ($200++?) and a tune ($750-$1200)

    23kw.

    Why not post up your before and after graphs Kuzman?
     
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    I will but don't have a scanner, might just take pictures.
    I have graph read outs of 149rwkw and 340 rwnm with headers, mufflers and cai untuned.
    On the tuning day though she made 148rwkw and 333rwnm, which jumped to 155rwkw and 356rwnm. Thats peak power though, downlow-mid rev range over stock she made a bucketload more torque/power. Pretty happy with it, I'm going in again to get is customized sometime next week as the tuner is still getting familiar with the software.
     
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    And CSP is an idiot for spending that much. I've spent around a grand on mods and got the mufflers pretty cheap. The SV6 doesn't need a full exhaust, just muffler change and headers/cats really. I haven't done cats. This is all on a mainline dyno also.

    Don't bother criticising those figures too, as its just a generic flashtune.
     
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    For a mailorder tune I doubt you'd pay anywhere near that much, id estimate his pricing but its not really any of my business. Compared to untuned the car is soooo much better to drive. Feels so different.
     
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    thanks kuzman.. how much is custom tuning services charging you if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    pmd dude, dont think he's officially doing them just yet or has worked out pricing as its all still in the trialing stage, but pm'd ya where Im at currently. (dont want to piss anyone off)
     
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    If I get 10-15 percent with the tune and a few percent with the CAI and headers matched with the 3.7 diff I'll be happy I reckon. Total spend around 3.5kish....prolly could of got an 8 with that nearly. Ahh well is all good and had fun doing :)
     
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    Get in contact with Steve (mace engineering on here). Great bloke.
     
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    Mail order tunes aren't with the money you pay. Mine spent the day on the dyno - a REAL tune. I didn't pay as much as soop estimated but any na V6 performance mod is NOT with it! Tiny gains for lots of money = stupid!

    Put the cash you're going to spend away, let it grow and then you'll have the change over amount for a better car.

    THIS IS SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE!
     
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    CSP, seriously piss off. You are getting tiresome. I'm more then happy with my car = worth it.
     
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    LOL - It isn't money well spent just cause you're happy.
     
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    V8/turbo = higher insurance, higher fuel bills, higher rego, higher maintenance costs and is illegal for p-platers such as myself.

    Spending a fraction of the money you saved on making your V6 alittle more enjoyable is totally worth it, something different and I'd do it again. This is from a guy who occasionaly drives an Sv8 under exemptions for work.

    Anyway, ignore the troll time. If anyone wants to come with a ride in my car SE burbs melb, shoot me a pm.
     
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    This is NOT trolling! I'm providing sound advice 100% based on direct personal experience...
     
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    I dont understand why everyone says v8s are so much more expensive ect lol about an extra $10 to fuel up, insurance and rego isnt much more then my 6 either.

    For the p platers, just do the basic cai, tune and exhaust and leave it at that until your on ur opens
     
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    Sigh, back on track. PM me if anyone wants further info.
     

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