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View Poll Results: what are your favorite tunes
87 mileage 2 18.18%
87 performance 3 27.27%
89 mileage 0 0%
89 performance 0 0%
89 torque 0 0%
91 mileage 0 0%
91 performance 3 27.27%
91 torque 2 18.18%
92 mileage 0 0%
92 performance 0 0%
92torque 0 0%
93 mileage 0 0%
93 performance 2 18.18%
93 torque 4 36.36%
E85 mileage 0 0%
E85 performance 0 0%
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Old 08-31-2007
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tune poll

I posted this poll on another forum and got an OK response.
What I do see searching is people asking for recommendations
on what tunes they should get and thought it would help.
I would like to know also. My favorite is the 93 tune for the acceleration but here in AZ I can't get 93 I have to put 91 in and put a booster in it.
That gets pricey. With that said the 91 is my favorite for the same reasons.
The 87 is a definite upgrade from stock but my thinking is I just spent $400 on a tuner so why not spend the $4.00 filling a 20 gallon tank and go for the best tune I can.
I made it so you can vote for more than just one for different reasons you have.
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I've got the 87 and 91 Performance and the 91 Torque tunes from Bamachips. So far, I like the 91 Perf best. And I agree, why not spend the extra couple of bucks to use the highest tune. We have 92 octane here and that's what I use, but Doug must've missed that when I ordered the tuner from him.

I'm actually going up to meet with Fred at Rogue Performance (BOSS 3.0 from RPS) tomorrow to get a custom tune. He's gonna do some datalogging on my truck and really dial it in. Gonna do the same thing in a few months when the weather turns colder and the winter blend fuels are out. Should be good year round after that.
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I sent a data log from my truck to Fred and he told me it was fine I didn't need a custom tune. I found that to be very professional is a world where rip offs are so common.

I have a case of octane boost coming so I'll start running the 93 tune until the boost runs out. Sometimes there are good deals on E-Bay.
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when I get a tuner ima get an e85 performance tun since ima be upgrading my truck to flex fuel with in the next 6-8months.
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91 performance seems real popular. I would think the 93 would be.
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As of today it's a 92 Custom tune!! I also got a 92 Winter tune done so when the fuel blends change I'm all set! The difference between the generic tune and a custom is huge! Really woke the old girl up.

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91 performance seems real popular. I would think the 93 would be.
If 93 octane was readily available in Washington, that's what I would've had the tunes done for. But, alas, we only have 92.
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And we only have 91....sucks.

No ones voted 92.
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And we only have 91....sucks.

No ones voted 92.
Poll only let me vote once. I had 91 when I voted.

I wouldn't worry too much about one or two points on the octane. From what Fred told me, there's only a couple of degrees of timing that can be advanced for each level of octane. You'd see it more on a dyno graph than you'd feel seat of the pants.
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do those tuners actually help... I mean are they really worth the money... or do only the V-6's benefit?
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