Power Programmer Questions

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by CCM Power, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. CCM Power

    CCM Power New Member

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    HI guys. I just joined this forum today. I was looking at power programmers but wanted to get some ideas from you guys as to what you think. I have a 96 GT with some mods(not a lot). I was wondering if the power programmers like Hypertech or Superchips do a good job of making the car run better overall or if they're just a waste of money. Opinions are welcome. Thanks! :)
     
  2. nasmscott

    nasmscott New Member

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    I had a 97 with a few mods and put a Superchip in it. I couldn't tell much if any difference. Same thing with the bigger throttle body. Actually, I think it was slower, but that was before they made the plenums. I've had Hypertechs on a Lightning and trans-am (LS1) and I never felt it did much. I then used a super tuner on the Lightning and felt it made a noticable improvement.
    My understanding is that these tuners don't work on the 96's (I have a 96 now), but the timing adjuster can make a difference. While you're in there might as well throw on some pulleys. Hope this helps.
     
  3. scarface

    scarface Guest

    I have a superchip with a dyno tune...ofcourse it made a difference. If you get a programmer you can change what needs to be changed yourself. If you dont feel a difference after that then its most likely programmer error.
     
  4. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

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    I had a dyno tune with a diablo chip in my 98 and got 20rwhp from it :dancing6:
     
  5. scarface

    scarface Guest

    I gained 200 HP with mine :) :) :)
     
  6. Lightning Struck

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    200 ??? damn what kind of chip was that ;D ;D
     
  7. scarface

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    Beats me...I threw a bunch of parts at her. put a chip in and had it dynoed. Gained two hundred HP from base run to final run. :0 Although I think I was just a lil out of tune on the first one :) :) :)
     
  8. MeanGrn Gt

    MeanGrn Gt Well-Known Member

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    ya pry just a hair off