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    Considering VCM Suite

    Bill, I have a 2005 C6 (6 speed mnl, Z51)....just completed following mods:

    Kooks long tubes, XO and hi-flow cats
    Corsa sports
    Vararam with TB spacer
    Ported intake & TB (FAST is next)
    160 thermostat
    Ignition upgrades
    Gears coming
    A few more planned

    I am seriously considering the HP Tuner Product, but have a concern.....

    Here's the situation:

    Originally I bought that other manufacturer's "blue handheld tool" to modify the tune accordingly. To say the least, I had some issues and have requested an RMA to return the unit.

    In summary - here's my concern....

    -When I connected the other manufacturer's tool to the OBD-II port and went to "Performance Tune" it displayed; "12605740 - part number not found in vehicle database".
    -Spoke to their Tech Support guy and was told I had an "unsupported earlier version" factory program and would have to have the dealer reflash to the latest revision.
    -Like a dope, I took the car to the dealer (used the battery run-down complaint) and had the reflash done.
    -When I returned home, I connected the "blue tool" again and got the same message....was not a happy camper.
    -I've already requested an RMA to send this "tool" back

    IMO - if a manufacturer says the tool will work on the 2005 C6 LS2, it should. I shouldn't have to be negotiating with the dealership to perform flash upgrades on a car that has performed flawlessly since the day I bought it.

    Bottom line:

    1) Is this "unsupported earlier version" thing going to be a problem with the HP Tuner product as well?
    2) Will I be able to restore my factory tune for dealer servicing?

    The car only has 11,600 miles on it, still has 8 months left on the factory warranty, and I'm certain I've already raised the dealer's curiosity.

    Your thoughts???

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    As long as it IS a valid operating system for your vin number we will allow you to tune it, whether we've seen that operating system previously or not we will add it if need be but YES if it is a valid file for that vin we WILL support it PERIOD.

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    I am trying to follow the steps outlined in the SDTuningGuide.doc in the above link. I am not sure if I am interpreting step number 4 correctly. It sounds as if the document is telling you to replace all values in the corresponding tables with a value of 1 to simplify the math and for logging reasons. I tried that and the vehicle barely runs. Did I mis-understand this step?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6goanth
    Bill, I have a 2005 C6 (6 speed mnl, Z51)....just completed following mods:

    Kooks long tubes, XO and hi-flow cats
    Corsa sports
    Vararam with TB spacer
    Ported intake & TB (FAST is next)
    160 thermostat
    Ignition upgrades
    Gears coming
    A few more planned

    I am seriously considering the HP Tuner Product, but have a concern.....

    Here's the situation:

    Originally I bought that other manufacturer's "blue handheld tool" to modify the tune accordingly. To say the least, I had some issues and have requested an RMA to return the unit.

    In summary - here's my concern....

    -When I connected the other manufacturer's tool to the OBD-II port and went to "Performance Tune" it displayed; "12605740 - part number not found in vehicle database".
    -Spoke to their Tech Support guy and was told I had an "unsupported earlier version" factory program and would have to have the dealer reflash to the latest revision.
    -Like a dope, I took the car to the dealer (used the battery run-down complaint) and had the reflash done.
    -When I returned home, I connected the "blue tool" again and got the same message....was not a happy camper.
    -I've already requested an RMA to send this "tool" back

    IMO - if a manufacturer says the tool will work on the 2005 C6 LS2, it should. I shouldn't have to be negotiating with the dealership to perform flash upgrades on a car that has performed flawlessly since the day I bought it.

    Bottom line:

    1) Is this "unsupported earlier version" thing going to be a problem with the HP Tuner product as well?
    2) Will I be able to restore my factory tune for dealer servicing?

    The car only has 11,600 miles on it, still has 8 months left on the factory warranty, and I'm certain I've already raised the dealer's curiosity.

    Your thoughts???
    wow I have the same car in an 07 scary LOL
    and I am looking for the cheapest price on HP Tunes too
    2007 C6 coupe LS3 416 6 speed mn Z51 3LT
    Vararam Snake charmer 160 Stat
    Kooks 1 7/8 headers with jet hot
    Fast 102 ported intake 102 TB RPM Level 5 T56
    MGW short throw ZIP 4.10 Severe Duty rear
    RPS TWIN DISC CARBON CLUTCH CCWs ele wp
    RPM LEVEL 5 TRANS W/HARDENED OUTSHAFT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtOPy_lp2QY

    10.66 1.47 60ft 133+mph

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    Active handling

    We would like to be able to shut off the active handling in my car. Is there any way to do this?

    Peter

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    injector spreadsheet question:

    it shows that the injector flow rate changes with MAP. This is only accurate if you are running a vacuum/boost referenced regulator correct? If you regulator runs straight off of atm, the flow rate will always be constant right?
    Joe
    2006 GTO
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    10.76@135
    Only engine mods were near stock cam and valve springs
    "The goal of tuning is for the tune to run well enough you dont need any corrective mechanisms"

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    I have windows vista and for some reason I cannot open the Rough LS2 E40 pcm VE tuning How-To file. Any suggestions?
    06 Twin Turbo GTO

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    ROFL, thanks? lol....
    06 Twin Turbo GTO

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    ROFL at some of the responses. Got it figured out, thanks.
    06 Twin Turbo GTO

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    I have searched and searched and googled but no luck
    How do i log ETC?
    2009 GMC Sierra All Terrain Z71

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcm1209 View Post
    I have searched and searched and googled but no luck
    How do i log ETC?

    right click on your table display... find your throttle position.. add it to your table display.

    ETC = electronic throttle control

    if it is working then you will see tps position changing when you move the throttle..


    EDIT********************* Log all TPS Positions and find the one that reads 100% at WOT and 0% with no throttle movement..





    ..
    Last edited by Google; 01-08-2011 at 08:55 PM.
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    Thanks ill try that
    2009 GMC Sierra All Terrain Z71

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    What program should i have so i can view the tuning doctor? Im trying to open it but it dont work.

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    Some Of The Links Are Not Working
    Please Check

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyb28 View Post
    Some Of The Links Are Not Working
    Please Check
    Still the same. Not working.

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    Link to Flex fuel stuff was working until yesterday, now the whole thread has disappeared: http://www.hptuners.com/forum/showth...061#post322061
    Could we get it back, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barum View Post
    Link to Flex fuel stuff was working until yesterday, now the whole thread has disappeared: http://www.hptuners.com/forum/showth...061#post322061
    Could we get it back, please?
    The thread was deleted by the original poster, only they can restore it and I can only assume if they wanted it deleted that they aren't going to restore it.

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    Injector Spreadsheet not working.

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    Just tested, works fine for me.