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Tune only my ve calais v8

spice weasel (BAM)

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Hi guys

Just a real quick one.

I just got my mits on a 2008 ve calais with the 6 litre, non afm.

I was looking at getting it tuned, there is a crowd who will come down my internet connection and do it over the phone. He said he can tune my a6 gearbox at the same time, to improve shifting. Im in tassie and there aren't many tuners down here, so im looking interstate

I don't want to do any exhaust or other mods, i want it quiet as i spend alot of time on the road in this car.

Is it worth doing just a tune, or am i wasting my time without the other mods.

Oh and im not expecting miracles, just a little bit extra.

If anyone can help that would be great
 

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Tune itself is still definatley worth it mate. You will get better results with other simple mods ie OTR intake and exhaust though, OTR wont increase noise and you can get an exhaust that flows well but isn't loud. Dont know anything about the internet tuning you mention, but at the end of the day, a tune will still increase your performance and decrease your fuel economy :)
 

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Yeah that it, steven from Oztrack. He said he sends down the gadet i need, and i plug it into my computer and car and then he takes my computer over through my inernet connection and does his magic over a couple of days with me driving and logging data so he can fully customise it for me.

He sounded pretty good over the phone, so ive coughed up the cash and its being done this week.

Ill let everyone know how it goes
 

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Yeah that it, steven from Oztrack. He said he sends down the gadet i need, and i plug it into my computer and car and then he takes my computer over through my inernet connection and does his magic over a couple of days with me driving and logging data so he can fully customise it for me.

He sounded pretty good over the phone, so ive coughed up the cash and its being done this week.

Ill let everyone know how it goes
Mate, steves tunes are awesome. Mine has made that much difference to my car, well worth the money.
 

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Yeah that it, steven from Oztrack. He said he sends down the gadet i need, and i plug it into my computer and car and then he takes my computer over through my inernet connection and does his magic over a couple of days with me driving and logging data so he can fully customise it for me.

He sounded pretty good over the phone, so ive coughed up the cash and its being done this week.

Ill let everyone know how it goes
That sounds prett interesting, keep us informed on how it goes.

Ive seen a Stock VE SSV with a tune only, std exhaust but with a modified airbox get 230ish rwkw.
 

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Yeah that it, steven from Oztrack. He said he sends down the gadet i need, and i plug it into my computer and car and then he takes my computer over through my inernet connection and does his magic over a couple of days with me driving and logging data so he can fully customise it for me.

He sounded pretty good over the phone, so ive coughed up the cash and its being done this week.

Ill let everyone know how it goes
Mind me asking how much it's setting you back?

I'm looking at doing the same thing - a tune only, no exhaust, maybe an OTR CAI.

I didn't know about this over the internet thingy...
 

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It's costing me $850, which includes a tune of the gear box.

He said i should gain about 20rwkw from a tune, along with good improvements all along the rev range, better torque and slightly improved fuel economy.

He also said i can do an OTR CAI which is another $730 delivered and gives another 10rwkw over and above the tune, but ive decided just to stick with a tune, as im still under warranty and i don't want anything that looks different to factory under the bonet (don't want to give holden any excuse to void my warranty).
 

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some one can clarify this but Holden re flashes the ecu on servicing I believe, thus loosing your tune. Might want to get a copy or something in case you lose it.
 

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Steve (oztrack) told me he can lock it so holden can't over ride it,

I don't take it to holden for service, only if there was a warranty issue.

Id be pissed if i spent almost a grand and they put it back to factory. lol
 
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