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Old 11-05-2010
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Can this be done with a laptop or will i have to buy a 229.00 dollar tuner and go at it? or is there any way to "tune" the engine by hand/manually by adjusting certain parts? Ive never done this to anything before but my bud has a BMW that he swears gained a little <10 hp form really playing with the engine sequences. Thanks guys
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Can this be done with a laptop or will i have to buy a 229.00 dollar tuner and go at it? or is there any way to "tune" the engine by hand/manually by adjusting certain parts? Ive never done this to anything before but my bud has a BMW that he swears gained a little <10 hp form really playing with the engine sequences. Thanks guys
I use a laptop to tune professionally, but then again I have the software to do so for certain manufacturers.

I don't know if there is any open source software for your truck.

You can gain much more than 10hp.
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how do you tune with a laptop? software and im guessing USB to car adapter? if you could help thanks. What would be an alternative
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how do you tune with a laptop? software and im guessing USB to car adapter? if you could help thanks. What would be an alternative
I use a tactrix cable to connect to obd2. I use software to adjust fuel & timing maps. In some cases I can actually rewrite the engine management strategy by changing the XML code.
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so what is a good cable and software that lets you edit the setting
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Leave the tuning to the pros. Buy a programmer, the hard work is already done
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ok then what a decent brand that not outrages in price
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You can always purchase a tune from a pro and tweak it to your liking.

I have the SCT pro racer package from Lasota Racing.
It is about $730 though.
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