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post #1 of 16 Old 07-13-2013, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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Check engine lite

Just bought my first Camaro. A 2011 SS. The car has 14k miles on it and is in show room condition. I put Kook long tube headers with Kook full flow Cats. I am getting a check engine lite code 1153 and 1154 which is for a rich or lean run. I spoke to the owner of the performance shop that put on my headers and he said to install a cold air intake and he can do a tune and a dyno for about 1k. He Sid this will solve the problem.

My question is this a good idea and what gains will I get from these mods? He claims 20 HP or so but will solve my code problems. Have any of you guys had this problem. I was more interested in upgrading the rear end gearing to 373's to get more pop out of the car . Right now budget is a concern and I want the car to drivable with no problems. Any suggestions and does anyone know a really good shop in the morristown area of North NJ.

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I'd go with the intake and tune.

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$1,000 is steep for a dyno tune. The most I've ever seen them for an N/A bolt-on car is $600. Do not give that guy a G for a dyno tune.

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I think he was including the price of the intake too.

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Definitely get an CAI & tune. IMO, clearing the codes and giving your car that healthy tune would be more important than adding more mods while the car isn't running the smoothest it could be. CAI's really help the 5th gens if you buy one of the top quality kits from like CAI Inc. or Roto-Fab, or a couple of the others. Getting a tune comes with the territory of modding a car, it's essential for giving your car the best performance with mods you have installed.
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Dyno tune should be in the 3-400 dollar range. You should also get a street tune while you are at it.

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Dyno tune should be in the 3-400 dollar range. You should also get a street tune while you are at it.
What does the street tune do? Sorry not that familiar with the types of tunes.
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The 1 k does include the CAI installed the tune and the dyno. What gains can I expect?
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Depends on the CAI you go with, Janetty Racing did a comparison test on a bunch of the CAI's that was a true no catch 22 test. The results varied per CAI no matter what the manufacturer printed on the box. The test may be listing in the results are JRE CAI comparison, I believe the test was done & posted in 2011. I've heard great things about CAI Inc's kit and according to the test it provides something like 12+ HP, that will probably be the one I buy when I get my car. Also is your car LS3/Manual 6 or L99/Auto 6? AFM delete/L99 tune on L99 cars help the performance greatly at least 25HP+. I have no idea what the LS3 tunes can provide, but I'd imagine with the mods you would have with the tune I'd say at least 30HP.
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What does the street tune do? Sorry not that familiar with the types of tunes.
The car isn't under any load on the dyno.

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