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OK Steve I would like to get a tune.
Xforce 2 1/4 cat back.
I`m going to put in a K&N filter that is all I`m doing to her. (catch can)
Now I don`t want it to rev out to 7500 and I don`t know what the stock rev limit is but open to suggestions from all you guys.
Better shifts would be nice.
Want to to run better / better pickup / economical.
I have read this thread over and over and I can see the tune is great.
I will run 98.
Steve can you PM me on price I think I will keep the programmer.
Also you have said that you have people around Aussie for onhands help if needed.
Hope to have imput from all.
Cheers Pete.
 

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OK Steve I would like to get a tune.
Xforce 2 1/4 cat back.
I`m going to put in a K&N filter that is all I`m doing to her. (catch can)
Now I don`t want it to rev out to 7500 and I don`t know what the stock rev limit is but open to suggestions from all you guys.
Better shifts would be nice.
Want to to run better / better pickup / economical.
I have read this thread over and over and I can see the tune is great.
I will run 98.
Steve can you PM me on price I think I will keep the programmer.
Also you have said that you have people around Aussie for onhands help if needed.
Hope to have imput from all.
Cheers Pete.
“OK Steve I would like to get a tune.
Xforce 2 1/4 cat back.
I`m going to put in a K&N filter that is all I`m doing to her. (catch can)”

I would HIGHLY recommend you get a catch can. Don’t worry about changing the filter if you’re not going to change the airbox

“Now I don`t want it to rev out to 7500 and I don`t know what the stock rev limit is but open to suggestions from all you guys.”
Bumping the rev limit to 7k isn’t an issue with these engines

“Better shifts would be nice.”
Easy fix

“Want to to run better / better pickup / economical.”
That won’t be a problem, fuel economy won’t change a great deal though

“I have read this thread over and over and I can see the tune is great.”
You’ll definitely be happy with it :)

“I will run 98.”
The really need to run on this fuel only, despite what Holden say

“Steve can you PM me on price I think I will keep the programmer.”
Done

“Also you have said that you have people around Aussie for onhands help if needed.”
That won’t be a problem. Can even assist remotely by logging onto your laptop with your permission of course!

Cheers,
Steve
 

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Thanks Steve for the feedback.
I didn`t get your PM mate.
 
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Just a few questions about the Mace tune,

What price would it cost for a drive in/out for a Mace tune for a 2013 SV6 VE?
Would there be any ill-effects of running E85 post tune or would 98 be more than sufficient?
The car dyno'd @ 162.5rwkw (stock) recently at a reputable dyno - does this seem high to you?
The transmission is rather temperamental at times, will the tune iron out the bugs?
Being a new car, I intend on keeping everything standard; only wanting to improve day-to-day driveability

Thanks
 

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Just a few questions about the Mace tune,

What price would it cost for a drive in/out for a Mace tune for a 2013 SV6 VE?
Would there be any ill-effects of running E85 post tune or would 98 be more than sufficient?
The car dyno'd @ 162.5rwkw (stock) recently at a reputable dyno - does this seem high to you?
The transmission is rather temperamental at times, will the tune iron out the bugs?
Being a new car, I intend on keeping everything standard; only wanting to improve day-to-day driveability

Thanks
Hi Z-Tuned,

Thanks for your enquiry

“Just a few questions about the Mace tune,”
No problem.

“What price would it cost for a drive in/out for a Mace tune for a 2013 SV6 VE?”
You would be looking at around the $1000 mark, give or take.

“Would there be any ill-effects of running E85 post tune or would 98 be more than sufficient?”
Given you haven an LFX engine (even LFW would be applicaThere will be no ill-effects of running E85 post tune.

“The car dyno'd @ 162.5rwkw (stock) recently at a reputable dyno - does this seem high to you?”
The LFX engine in your car does make strong power. Just to confirm though, is that figure based on a Mainline or Dyno Dynamics dyno?

“The transmission is rather temperamental at times, will the tune iron out the bugs?”
It genuinely will.

“Being a new car, I intend on keeping everything standard; only wanting to improve day-to-day driveability”
I completely understand where you’re coming from.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask

Kindest Regards,
Steve.
 

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Hi Steve,

Disregard my ignorance (I've only ever owned Toyota's) but what do you mean by an LFX engine?
It was on a Dyno Dynamics dyno. We thought the car would only approx 140 being an auto but hey, every dyno's different.
I thought tuning was approx $450-500, is there something different with these engines/transmissions?
 

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I have bought Mace manifold insulators I'm thinking of an air hammer CAI and cat back and a tune to top it all off what could I expect to gain from all this power wise in a series 1 sv6 that's other wise stock it's the auto 5 box to so I'm guessing no refinements for it? And would a 2.5 inch cat back be better power wise than a 2.25 ?
 

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Hi, sorry for the late response.

"Disregard my ignorance (I've only ever owned Toyota's) but what do you mean by an LFX engine?"
The name of your direct injection motor is known as an LFX. This is the code associated to your particle motor.

"It was on a Dyno Dynamics dyno. We thought the car would only approx 140 being an auto but hey, every dyno's different."
This is true. The increase is more important than the varying figures on the dyno.

"I thought tuning was approx $450-500, is there something different with these engines/transmissions?"
The remote tuning is $550 and depending if you want to loan or outright buy the cable the cost will change. For a drive in and drive out tune the above cost of $1000 (give or take) depends on on the workshop you take it to.
For further information, please follow this link:
Holden VE V6 Remote FLASH Tuning - Mace Engineering Group


"I have bought Mace manifold insulators"
Defiantly our most popular product for the Alloytec.

"I'm thinking of an air hammer CAI and cat back and a tune to top it all off what could I expect to gain from all this power wise in a series 1

sv6 that's other wise stock"

Please visit the following link, there's a dyno of an Alloytec with the same upgrades:
Holden VE V6 Remote FLASH Tuning - Mace Engineering Group

"it's the auto 5 box to so I'm guessing no refinements for it?"
Unfortunately we don't have anything to suit the 5 speed auto box at the moment. However we have had a breakthrough as of recently and we expect to have something available next year.

"And would a 2.5 inch cat back be better power wise than a 2.25?"
2.5 inch cat back will increase top end performance at the expensive of low end torque and may drone.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask

Kindest Regards,

Bill
 

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So after sitting here for the last hour reading everything (which was very helpful) I have decided that in the not too distant future would like to go with the tune but being a noobie I still have a few questions about it all.

I have a 2006 VE SV6 Alloytec
Questions:
1. How much will the tune cost all up? it says $550 on your website so wanted to know does this include the program, leads and all that?
2. Do I need to dyno it after initial tune then again after revised tune (after data logging)?
3. Could you basically describe the whole process (in noob terms) from beginning to end?
4. Would there be a big difference in gains between stock motor and say one with a catback and CIA system. Say 5% difference

Sorry to be a PITA but just want to know it all before going ahead. Still learning about it all so all the info I can get would be great. This seems to be the go though. Not one complaint that I could see from anyone.

I am just after better throttle response, better fuel economy and drivability, and smoother shifting. seems to be a dog below 2500rpm.

Thank you,

Aaron.

Only mod I am about to do is the 25mm manifold insulator.
 

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Hi Aaron,

Thank you for your enquiry:

"So after sitting here for the last hour reading everything (which was very helpful) I have decided that in the not too distant future would like to go with the tune but being a noobie I still have a few questions about it all."
No problem. Hope we can help

"I have a 2006 VE SV6 Alloytec
Questions:
1. How much will the tune cost all up? it says $550 on your website so wanted to know does this include the program, leads and all that?
2. Do I need to dyno it after initial tune then again after revised tune (after data logging)?
3. Could you basically describe the whole process (in noob terms) from beginning to end?"
Given the fact that you have a 2006 VE SV6 Alloytec we can not help you with our remote tune as they are only suitable for MY08 and onwards

In saying this though, we can help you wit our PCM Tune which is shown in the link below:

https://www.maceengineering.com.au/...5bab/?ObjectID=2732710&ViewAction=ViewProduct

"4. Would there be a big difference in gains between stock motor and say one with a catback and CIA system. Say 5% difference"
Cat back system not so much. The biggest constraints in the stock system are the catalytic converters, extractors and rear mufflers. The size of the exhaust is 2.25 inch. This is fine for a naturally aspirated vehicle. There is one crimp that goes down to 2 inches which you could also replace with 2.25 inch pipe.

"Sorry to be a PITA but just want to know it all before going ahead. Still learning about it all so all the info I can get would be great. This seems to be the go though. Not one complaint that I could see from anyone.
I am just after better throttle response, better fuel economy and drivability, and smoother shifting. seems to be a dog below 2500rpm."
Completely understandable. You will definitely see an increase in the following attributes listed above.

"Only mod I am about to do is the 25mm manifold insulator."
You would not be able to fit your engine covers back on with this, however in saying that though you would pick up gains around 13% increase in down low torque with these.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask

Kindest Regards,

Allen
 

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The PCM sounds like it would be alright. Would it support the following mods though?
25mm manifold insulator
pacemaker extractors
catback exhaust
Cold air intake/OTR

Possibly cams one day though.

If I got it tuned without the cams could I then get it retuned? and if so then at what price?

Thank you,

Aaron.
 

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Hi Aaron,

Thank you for your enquiry:

"The PCM sounds like it would be alright. Would it support the following mods though?
25mm manifold insulator
pacemaker extractors
catback exhaust
Cold air intake/OTR"

It would.

"Possibly cams one day though."
This would require a custom tune at this point in time.

"If I got it tuned without the cams could I then get it retuned? and if so then at what price?"
This would be possible, however you would require a custom tune for the Alloytec at this point in time.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask

Kindest Regards,
Steve
 

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Hey hey!

So it's been a while it seems since anything has been said in this thread. I've recently purchased a 2012 z series commodore v6 auto and I may be interested in a tune in the future. My question is, are these tunes still available? can it been done to my car and has the price changed at all?

Cheers,

Jeremy
 
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