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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Scott ss, May 14, 2014.

  1. Scott ss

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    Now that I have got my exhaust sorted next step is tune and otr cai. I live in canberra and not to sure about the tuners here so was going to drive to sydney and get sams performance to do the work. Have any of you guys used sams, what are your thoughts. Were you happy with his work, car is a ve ss ute auto L77 engine. Was going to go maf tune not maffless. Any info appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Not sure about SAMs performance but Che (castle hill performance) do good work. They are a sponsor here and run a drag commodore.
     
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    You won't be disappointed with Sam's or che.
     
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    Have you tried Gentech in Mitchell or ESP in Queanbeyan.
    Would suss them out before driving to Sydney
     
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    Darcon666 Evil is always around you

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    There are horror stories about any/all shops if you dig & dig & dig etc. etc. etc... Even SAM's.

    GenTech - OK/Good
    ESP - OK/Good but only been around long
    SAM's - Been in the game for at least 15yrs
     
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    Sam is a magician
     
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    Thanks for the replys fellas, just two other things, dose a tune shorten the life of an engine and do I have to get the car retuned after a few years or so. I plan keeping the car for quiet a while. Thanks.
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    You plan on keeping the car quiet for a while? Why did you get an exhaust?
     
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    Darcon666 Evil is always around you

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    Tune - Not unless the person tunning it knows nothing about LSx engines, that's why go to a shop that has been around for a while... Experience counts.
    Return the car - No, if the tune is done right you should never need to take it back. Just service it regularly every 5-7000k and you should be OK.
     
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    Hi all ended up getting sams performance to do the tune and otr cai on my ute (auto with L77 engine) With 2.5 kpm cat back exhaust the numbers are
    Torque:420.7 ftlb
    Horsepower: 342.6 at the wheels
    Kw:255 at the wheels
    At the end of the day they are only numbers and I am more than happy with how it drives. Customer service was great and would recommend him to anyone. Cheers
     

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