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post #1 of 11 Old 01-06-2013, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Long Tube and no tune. Bad idea?

I got my LT's and haven't got a tune yet.
Is this a bad idea?
Can I damage anything by not getting a tune?

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No but with a tune you will get more out of em. You can also advance the timing a bit
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just concerned with the whole warranty thing but i've alread got 10k miles so i might be ok to take a risk.

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I drove mine about 3 weeks with no tune after installing my TSP's. Should something else go wrong with your car,you'll never know if engine check light is already on. I got a Jannetty tune via SCT,no regrets. Too long to wait for warranty to expire to enjoy car with headers and tune.

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I drove mine about 3 weeks with no tune after installing my TSP's. Should something else go wrong with your car,you'll never know if engine check light is already on. I got a Jannetty tune via SCT,no regrets. Too long to wait for warranty to expire to enjoy car with headers and tune.
I agree with J-ROD. Some people have said they get away with about a week before a code is thrown. I think you will eventually have to get one. Maybe not a dyno tune but at the very least a canned tune. A lot of companies offer custom email tunes for less than a dyno tune would cost. You will get an initial tune, then datalog after soo many miles, send in the datalog, and then they revise the tune. This is done a couple times and the tunes end up being spot on.

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I drove mine about 3 weeks with no tune after installing my TSP's. Should something else go wrong with your car,you'll never know if engine check light is already on. I got a Jannetty tune via SCT,no regrets. Too long to wait for warranty to expire to enjoy car with headers and tune.
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its a waste of putting on headers and then not doing the tune. make no sense at all just a waste of time. why would you not want to get more power out of the car with a tune. again makes no sense and please dont say its because of the warranty. i had my check engine light come on after my headers went it and it drove my crazy. and when you go for a inspection it will not pass.
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Only way GM wouldn't cover a warranty issue is if the headers caused the problem. Wouldn't effect anything else.

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yes and most dealers will find away to say it was the headers. so after they blame the headers what do you do just stand there and fight for hours with them
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Only way GM wouldn't cover a warranty issue is if the headers caused the problem. Wouldn't effect anything else.
this is good to know

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