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    How can I learn how to use my HP Tuners software?

    How can I learn how to use my HP Tuners software? I have the software and the interface cable and the credits. I have been paying others in the past to tune it. Now I have a new engine( ls1 410 Stroker). New turbo (Procomp triple Ball bearing). And I want to do the veriable speed tune useing the 2 bar sensor. This takes time and I want to be able to tweek it myself. Where do I learn all this? Are there books? Are there others willing to teach? Please help. My car has become a never ending series of upgrades and I will never be compleatly done with it, I will always find some new way to make it better. If this is the case I need to be able to tune it myself. I have the tools. i.e. HP ,Tuners software and credits. I now need the knowlege. Please point me in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bly123 View Post
    How can I learn how to use my HP Tuners software? I have the software and the interface cable and the credits. I have been paying others in the past to tune it. Now I have a new engine( ls1 410 Stroker). New turbo (Procomp triple Ball bearing). And I want to do the veriable speed tune useing the 2 bar sensor. This takes time and I want to be able to tweek it myself. Where do I learn all this? Are there books? Are there others willing to teach? Please help. My car has become a never ending series of upgrades and I will never be compleatly done with it, I will always find some new way to make it better. If this is the case I need to be able to tune it myself. I have the tools. i.e. HP ,Tuners software and credits. I now need the knowlege. Please point me in the right direction.
    http://thetuningschool.com/
    http://www.masportspeedshop.com/serv...-tuning/Detail

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    spend some time going thru all the stickies and demos. read as many old posts as you can.

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    Thanks.

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    ... also, post your location information. You may have a thirsty guru living two streets over that has run out of Guinness, but has plenty of time to mentor.
    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billf6531 View Post
    ... also, post your location information. You may have a thirsty guru living two streets over that has run out of Guinness, but has plenty of time to mentor.
    I am in the same boat ... figured this was a good idea, so I added mine

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    I live in Keller TX the Dallas Fort Woth area. Any one local that can help me learn at least the basics so I can figure out how to read a scan and makes changes?

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    I would suggest starting here:

    http://www.masportspeedshop.com/serv...-tuning/Detail

    Excellent book, and for the money, it's a steal.
    2006 Trailblazer SS Stock- almost. Roush SC installed. 2 Bar OS.

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    It is a good book, but I have a 2010 Silverado and the new VCM's don't have a AFR VE Table. So I am still lost even with the book.

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    Before touching a setup like that, you need to make sure you understand all the details. That is not a setup to learn on really as it makes it more critical to be close.
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    New Setup: AFR heads, 11.6:1 CR, 90 mm ported FAST, Exo-Skel, 236/244 custom ground cam, QTP HVMC, EWP, GMMG, 9" w/4.11s

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    +1 to all the above posts.

    I read through the ma sport book before starting tuning and a couple more times during. But, theres still plenty know-how gaps. I ended up calling up a local accomplished tuner and he gave me a huge helping hand. Still not done though, now Im looking into buying a Greg Banish DVD.

    My car is cam only and Im having a hard time grasping everything with tuning. I recommend learing on a near stock car before you touch the turbo tuning. You might be better off learing as much as you can but still have someone else do your tune. I know its not what you want to hear but Im sure you have a few pennies in your new setup.
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    Sweet

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    BUMPING an old ass thread. I'm in S. Jersey and would love to learn first hand from a Pro Tuner willing to show me the ropes.