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

  1. Dale@CHE

    Dale@CHE New Member

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    i dont know why they wouldnt do it, i wated years for it and gave up and had a guy do it for me..

    to be honest i can understand why they dont, all the people on all the forums winge and bitch and say they will get there car tuned and come time to put the money where there mouth is they all run away...
     
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    Iam not interested in peak results only mid range 2500 - 4500. I dont normally drive around at 6500rpm.

    For instance my typhoon makes 115rwkw at 2500rpm, 268 at 3500rpm and 338rwkw at 4500rpm so a power spread of 223rwkw across 2000rpm. I can rev all the way to 5500 or 6000 for the full 360rwkw but I mostly never do. Most times I dont rev past 3500. Iam eager to see the low to mid range power spread thats all.
     
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    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    ....nearly all :). Money well spent I reckon Dale. I will happily push the tune as I'm hoping to get another run at some point 'cos would like to see how it looks in 4th.
     
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    from memory its about 20rwkw at 2500 and 30 at 4500..

    once i got the auto stuff done will be able to run it up in 3rd and 4th no problems
     
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    Jarp Surely You Jest

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    20 @ 2500 and 35 @ 4500
     
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    Thats pretty impressive.
     
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    I have a Walkinshaw CAI on my 10 SIDI and it is a noticeable difference. Interested to know what it is on a dyno. Other question. Does shell E fuel make a difference. I know the premium does. But sadly my fuel card won't let me buy it.

    Clarkie
     
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    OK here are some 2nd gear dyno runs before and after tune both are with CAI and Headers and based on the speed (assuming this is correct) it is at about 6000RPM.
    sididyno1.jpg

    The second graph looks like a 3rd gear run with CAI and Headers and based on the speed (assuming this is correct) it's at about a 6000RPM
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    All runs shown here appear to be under the 6750RPM rev limit. 1st graph I think shows good gains but unfortunately no peak RWKW 4th gear runs. Hope to get some more runs and better data at a later date. It seems to have settled into the tune now (if thats possible). Pulls hard with second gear starts and is a joy to drive down low around town and between 4500-6500 it plays hard. These mods all seem to work real well together, a well spent 4k I think. What next? :)
     
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    You really are an idiot. Nobody cares that you have V8's and 6 cylinder turbos! Ive had a low 10 sec Toranas to VL Turbos and i still think the VCM tune on my SV6 was worth every cent. Its not all about how much power you get for your money, the VCM tune gets rid of a large amount of the torque management which improves general Driveability.
     
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    funny thing is, full exhaust, intake and tune and he only managed 154rwkw! Ive spent heaps less and made more rwkw!
     
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    yep mine with just a tune got close to 150rwkw's lol, and mine was putting out very low numbers before the tune.... I think everyone here knows your will get way better bang for your buck out of a LS1 or a XR6 Turbo but not everyone can own these cars for a variety of reasons. In some cases a SV6 with a tune is more then enough for some peoples needs.
     
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    guys that have had the tune, whats fuel consuption like after the tune, better or worse.
     
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    Generally better. I got about 1L/100km better after my tune and that was on the VZ SV6, the SIDI may be better?
     
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    hows this going? can auto's be done yet?
     
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    going fine...

    autos are a no and i wont be supporting the autos at all, no point in me spending another $10k to get it sorted..
     
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    Are you talking about SIDIs?

    There are alot more Autos on the road. I would have though it would have been worth your while to be able to tune autos??
     
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    Engine tune is fine just not the boxes..ie shift points etc.
     
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    So is it worth spending around $1500 for a stainless steel full exhaust system (for long life also) with another $1000 for the headers/extractors, $1000 for a tune and lets say $500 for a cold air intake? It will cost around $4000 but will you get like 70-80 rwkw out of it? I bought a sv6 recently
    and I'm looking on the forums to see what can be done to it and if its affordable, but wouldnt it be more worth it if you gained more kw out of these things? because $4000 is not a small amount of money... I'm loving my sv6 as much as the rest of you people with sv6 but on the one hand its tempting to fix up the engine and on the other i ask myself if its an affordable thing to do to get less than 100kw...

    thanks.
     
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    You are not going to get 70-80RWKW with just bolt-ons....20-40 maybe. I spent 3kish on CAI, Extractors, rear cans with minor exhaust changes and a tune for the SIDI. I'm happy with the cars performance and if you fork out for a shorter diff aswell you'll be even happier. As to if it is value for money? If you're happy with an outcome then it has been worthwhile to you :)
     
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    dude, dont bother with the exhaust, just change maybe the mufflers to something decent, and replace the crimp/hotdogs with straight through pipe. You won't get any power gains from putting a $1500 exhaust on it. Then if you must, coated headers (cost me $550 not 1000), cold air intake, make something yourself of get a airhammer CAI for $250. Cats if your chasing abit more, (150-250$ each depending on brand)
     

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