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post #91 of 144 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 07:56 PM
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Here's my two cents about the GMPP tune. My wife has a Redline and I have the GXP. Both cars were given the GMPP tune at ~2,000 miles. I now have almost 65,000 miles on mine and have, as far as I know, not had any problems related to the tune. Last compression checks were in the 135-150 range. Wife's redline has just over 50,000 miles and she had to have her engine replaces about 2,500 miles ago if I remember correctly. The piston rings/and lands were basically falling apart. GM never got back as to what they thought the problem was so I guess we will never really know. I drive my car much more aggressively than she does so I don't think that is a factor. We both have a Magnaflo catback exhaust so again same-same. When we lived in Florida we both used 93 ocane top tier gas. The one major difference we have since living in Las Vegas is I have added a couple of gallons of 100 octane race gas at each fillup, keeping my octane rating somewhere around 93-95. But again I drive my car much more aggressively and she only goes WOT once or twice a week.

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Here's my two cents about the GMPP tune. My wife has a Redline and I have the GXP. Both cars were given the GMPP tune at ~2,000 miles. I now have almost 65,000 miles on mine and have, as far as I know, not had any problems related to the tune. Last compression checks were in the 135-150 range. Wife's redline has just over 50,000 miles and she had to have her engine replaces about 2,500 miles ago if I remember correctly. The piston rings/and lands were basically falling apart. GM never got back as to what they thought the problem was so I guess we will never really know. I drive my car much more aggressively than she does so I don't think that is a factor. We both have a Magnaflo catback exhaust so again same-same. When we lived in Florida we both used 93 ocane top tier gas. The one major difference we have since living in Las Vegas is I have added a couple of gallons of 100 octane race gas at each fillup, keeping my octane rating somewhere around 93-95. But again I drive my car much more aggressively and she only goes WOT once or twice a week.
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Both are 5 speed manuals.

Mine - '08 Brazen GXP. Trifecta tune, Magnaflow exhaust, DDM backbone and brace, rear Z0K sway bar, Eiback springs, debadged, 19" wheels.

Hers - '08 Bluestone Redline. GMPP tune, Magnaflow exhaust, DDM backbone, debadged (mostly). FOR SALE
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Did you personally observe the inside of the engine? If so, did you take any pictures?

Not sure how a significant engine knock problem would materialize with damage on our turbo engines. But, I would think it would be similar to what I grew up with: On naturally aspirated engines, if you were running to much knock; it would almost always blow a hole through the top of the piston and/or burn the living crap out of the valves. I don't recall ever seeing the rings let go from an engine knock issue.
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Did you personally observe the inside of the engine? If so, did you take any pictures?

Not sure how a significant engine knock problem would materialize with damage on our turbo engines. But, I would think it would be similar to what I grew up with: On naturally aspirated engines, if you were running to much knock; it would almost always blow a hole through the top of the piston and/or burn the living crap out of the valves. I don't recall ever seeing the rings let go from an engine knock issue.
100% correct GS. Broken ring lands on LNF's are not caused by knock. Fact. Period. The End.
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im probably going to keep the car when i get it stock at first,but with out changing anything whats the best tune to get the most hp and trq out of the engine,or would the gm tune be the best for that.i know the gm one takes it to 290 hp and 340 trq,
After reading a couple of your responses on what power you are looking to make, it sounds like the GMPP is going to be the best option for you, since it will give you a nice increase in power and also keep your engine warranty intact.

The kit is still available and we have never heard of a dealer that could not do the install and the retune. You may want to look into getting the quick connects for the upgraded sensors or making sure that whoever does the install solders the wires though. We have seen issues with cars having problems with the GMPP upgrade if the installer uses the crimp connectors.

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My vote is for Trifecta Tune! SkyBaby
I 2nd that! 'Second That!'

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I love analogies, I think I can make one up for describing the Trifecta tune...

Being tuned by Vince is kinda like having sex without ever having had an orgasm. Sure it's OK, but you have no idea what it should REALLY be like.

Or how about this one...

If being on a stock tune is like being a virgin, the GMPP tune is like having a hot chick grab your crotch. It might do something for you, then again it might not.
Being tuned by Vince would be like that hot chick putting her hand down your pants. Again, it will most likely do something for you, but it might also make a big mess.
Being tuned correctly would be like having that hot chick bring a dozen of her hot friends over, popping a handful of Viagra and E, and not leaving the room for 3 days.

lol. How come I get the feeling I'm going to regret posting that? Or that it's gonna end up in Jeb's signature?
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