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Are you interested in purchasing tuning software for a '96 Riviera?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:06 am

josh, we live not to far from eachother. it would be nice if we could both find someone with a tuner, meet up and have a tuning orgy!!!! 3gears
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Add another person to that list. I'm a bit farther out than you two are, but if the price and location are right I'll do it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:21 pm

mike, you say ur tuning your 96? im in desprate need of tune and a couple others are to, would you be wiling to help us out if we drive to your location? and a donation wink
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PostSubject: Zzp PCM 1.0??   Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:31 pm

Hi guys, does anyone know where I could find a intense PCM? Online or something for my 1996 riviera supercharged?

The PCM on zzp.com says it will only work for 1997 or up. Is this true or will this PCM work for mine?

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:57 am

Your '96 uses a different program for shifting the transmission, among other things. You will need a '96 program to work with your '96 PCM.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:24 pm

Let me know what you do I have a1996sc and I want to get an upgraded PCM let me know how you can tune it or upgrade it to the 1997 PCM
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:24 pm

Buy a 97-98 PCM and a DHP Powrtuner. Then compare the two bins and delete the differences. It's pointless unless you put in a 4T65E-HD transmission though since you wouldn't gain any real advantages from the new PCM. Just buy a tuner/scanner and go from there. Do some small mods first, like the plugs, thermostat, pulley, intake, etc. And as always, read through the forum. There's enough here for a good read without being excessive or redundant and we like to keep it that way.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t23-faq-modding-101-how-to-increase-acceleration-performance
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PostSubject: dhp power tuner?   Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:56 pm

Anyone here knows where i could by a dhp tuner? For my 96 sc riviera.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:54 pm

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t10255-alternative-to-dhp-advanced-vehicle-technologies?highlight=alternative

Just a quick search using the search tool.. Not trying to bash you, but please use it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:08 am

Awesome thanks man! I looked at it and it helped I'll soon order it if I can
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PostSubject: Tune 96 supercharged?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:05 am

Hi guys i have done a lot of research trying to find ways to tune my 1996 supercharged. a lot of people have said the dhp power tuner but i cannot find one anywhere, with links or anything, i have had no luck. i love my riviera but i just put the 180 degree thermostat in and my car just runs so good, the engine and transmission is strong. i want to start downsizing pulleys but i can't figure out what i could use to tune my riviera, if anyone with a 96 could help me out or sell me a dhp power tuner, advise or anything let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:09 am

I have found some info on this site and from what I have gathered it's possible to tune with the DHP power tuner however you need a .bin file thats already loaded for a 96?? I don't think I ever found a clear answer either but I think I remember people successfully doing it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:27 am

Reeeeeaaaaaaaaaad.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t1573-faq-tuning-a-1996-riv-sc

You can tune a 96 with DHP. You can pull your .bin from it. You just need to find a download to the latest DHP software (1.2.5 IIRC) and purchase a tuner.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t10255-alternative-to-dhp-advanced-vehicle-technologies?highlight=alternative
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:34 am

AA please save this. We need as many backups as possible. 99% sure this is the version that unlocks all cars so that the 96's can be tuned.

Here is my Dropbox. I'll eventually put my .bin in and anyone else is welcome to store there's here. I have no problem keeping a backup of everyone's tune. And, of course, I will keep the DHP software in there just in case.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6rjnzlmedlmi36d/uw6JLFeR9V

Courtesy of 60DegreeV6

http://60degreev6.com/content.php/207-DHP-Software


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:38 am

So I just read that the DHP tuner is now discontinued? So has anyone used HP tuners?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:50 am

Not compatible with the 96. You just gotta snag a DHP while you can. I just posted the software for it right above your post.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:58 am

Your link to these tuners, what kind of boxes are these? Are they the tuners or how do I hook them up? I'm still figuring out cars so cut me some slack if you can.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:59 am

Yea I saw the software but was disappointed to find out DHP was discontinued after doing some research.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:19 am

You can still buy the boxes here

http://www.avt-hq.com/price.htm

Really the only thing you're missing out on is the support from DHP themselves. No big deal IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:21 am

They're literally the exact same thing as if you were to buy a DHP from the people that made them, minus some branded packaging. They just hook up to a laptop (preferably with XP) and then into your OBD-II port.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:10 am

Yes! Awesome I will be purchasing one of those soon. Thanks Matt!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:29 pm

matt270avian wrote:
You can still buy the boxes here

http://www.avt-hq.com/price.htm

Really the only thing you're missing out on is the support from DHP themselves. No big deal IMO.
which one is it? i have a 96 that id eventually like to tune but cant find a dhp for sale anywhere
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:24 pm

It is at the top as avt-852 click on that, then u will see a listing for this option which is under 002 for 260, that is the one you want, that's the one I'm getting
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Tuning a 1996 Riv SC?   Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:45 pm

I sent them an email to confirm that that was the one we would need. Will post back if they reply.
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