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Old 08-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Milzy PCM install

I installed a PCM from Mike and let me tell you.....it's a totally different animal. And the transmission no longer feels like the weak link in the set-up. Thanks Mike!!
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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I love my Milzy tune. What tune did you order?
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Got one of his Stage 1, with a couple of mods on it for different injectors and FPR. I definately noticed a change in the engine, but the biggie is the transmission. It is much more willing and cooperative, now gonna see which way my milage goes. I am TRYING TO DRIVE it a a bit conservatively now to get a true gas milage reading. , guess we'll see how I do with that.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
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yes, I always tell people the biggest thing you'll get from a tuned PCM on a lightly modded car is the changes to the transmission. That is what really "wakes the car up" IMO. There is only minimal power to be gained from the engine tuning unless you have significant mods and run higher octane fuel.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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I might look into this, I'm running out of simple mods to do to my car
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So, Aaron, didn't you open up your old TB before just buying one? I thought anyway, you had said you dremel-ported it some?

Say you did that, and then went for a tune, how would you go about estimating how big your TB actually is to get a good tune? Or does it not matter much on size?
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So, Aaron, didn't you open up your old TB before just buying one? I thought anyway, you had said you dremel-ported it some?

Say you did that, and then went for a tune, how would you go about estimating how big your TB actually is to get a good tune? Or does it not matter much on size?

Hell no, I would never do anything that stupid.

There is nothing you can dremel out on a stock throttle body. Unless you bore out the center and put a larger throttle plate in, it's not going to let in any more air. I had a RSM throttle body at one point that they bored out to 61mm and put a new throttle plate in. Later I upgraded to a 65mm TCE billet TB.

Size of the throttle body doesn't matter though for tuning. At least, you don't need to know the size anyway. What is done with the tune depends strictly on readings from the sensors, like the MAF, O2, etc.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #9
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Okay, this thread got me to thinking about that, and at some point, years ago now, I remember something about taking a dremel to something... you know me, I remember half of a lot of stuff

That was my main question, was if the TB size actually mattered.

Sorry for the hijack HenryM!
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #10
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no prob Bricooper78, I like everyone's ideas on how to go about things, improving on them if possible. And just overall learning new things.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #11
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no prob Bricooper78, I like everyone's ideas on how to go about things, improving on them if possible. And just overall learning new things.
How much did he charge you for the PCM?
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how much did he charge you for the pcm?
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