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PostSubject: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:57 pm

Alrighty, I am finally taking the plunge and getting a HP Tuner. It is sort of rediculous I have waited so long. Cheap, lazy, stubborn, you name it, I have has the excuse.

What really pushed me over the edge is the fact that the HP Tuner supports the 3.9lt V6 in my wifes Malibu SS.

Anyway, stand by for a lot o questions.... dunce
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:06 pm

Way to go, Dave. Did you have the DHP PowrTuner before, I can't remember?

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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:10 pm

I had nothing before. I just had the LS1M scanner. I have had a little custom tuning done, raised shift points, happy knob,ect. But like I said I could never tune. With all the info out there and relatively cheap price, I would be dumb not to finally get a real tuner.

I have tried to read up on the basics, but for me at least, I really need the software in front of me to really understand.


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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:27 pm

You won't regret getting the HP Tuners software. It's the best out there, imo. After you get everything perfect, reload the old stock code... you'll wonder how you even drove the car the way it was.

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'98 SC Riviera 268k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO 49k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:26 pm

Wish I would have waited a while longer, but I went DHP last fall before they announced the end of the product. Still haven't spent any time with it, other than setting it up and trying the scan tool.
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:50 pm

I hear ya Dave. Just when I started researching which tuner was on "top" I heard that DHP was ending support. That pretty much made the decision for me.
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:50 am

Congrats, HPT FTW! smile

I regretted my DHP purchase almost as soon as I made it. The minute I opened up their silly looking scanner and reailzed I had sold my autotap for that crappy looking interface just made me sad.

I'll be going HPT this summer.


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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:05 am

When you guys get ready to sell.. let me know. There's always a bunch of 96 bonne people looking for a DHP since HPT doesn't support it.
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:22 am

I'm staying with DHP for tuning, but I don't use their scanner. I kept my AutoTap, and am glad I did!

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:23 am

dibs on deeksters dhp!
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:35 am

What the hell, HP tuners is in CA but I get nailed with some POS 9% tax. Whats up with that shit.
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:55 am

Tony...how can you dib two posts later?

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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:45 pm

oh whoops...my bad...
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:34 pm

urbsnspices wrote:
Alrighty, I am finally taking the plunge and getting a HP Tuner. It is sort of rediculous I have waited so long. Cheap, lazy, stubborn, you name it, I have has the excuse.

What really pushed me over the edge is the fact that the HP Tuner supports the 3.9lt V6 in my wifes Malibu SS.

Anyway, stand by for a lot o questions.... dunce

You've inspired me to do the same...just clicked the purchase button...HPtuner is on its way


Anyway, stand by for a lot o questions.... dunce[/quote]smile
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:25 pm

What's the difference between the standard and professional interface?
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PostSubject: Re: FINALLY...taking the pluuunge   Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:40 am

The main difference between the two is the ability to attach analog inputs to the box in the cable. This allows for wideband or other parameter logging not normally supported through the PCM.
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