Meet the Tuner!
Who's the one offering these tips and tuning service? What kind of experience does he have? Read below to find out!
A Fellow LT1 Owner
I, like you, am a car enthusiast who has found the value and fun-factor in the LT1 engine. I enjoy it in a GM F-Body: my six-speed '95 Camaro Z28.
Since the year 2000 or so, I've learned how the car responds to different tuning methods. And after installing a larger, aftermarket camshaft in 2007, have really learned what makes LT1s go.
Much of what I offer on the site, including the tuning service, is very simple: as easy as clicking a toggle switch in software. But some of it requires a repeated process, which can only practically be done in your own car with your own tuning setup.
I've been offering this service as a fellow LT1 owner for many years, with good success and feedback. Over the years, with just an informal, personal webpage offering the service, I had tuned over 30 PCMs for LT1 owners just like you; some with F-Bodies and some transplanting the engine/PCM into other vehicles.
But now, I've started this website dedicated to offering what I've learned free, as well as my inexpensive tuning service, with 3293 orders placed since it went online in late 2007. I have tuned everything from stock 4.3L L99s to bolt-on LT1s & LS1s, to forced induction LT1s, to 396ci LT1s with very large cams and high compression. And I am still an LT1 owner, just like you!
Several people have asked why my prices are so low compared to other tuners. My answer is two-fold:
- Even though this is my only source of income right now (I also serve as an assistant minister in my church without pay), I don't need a lot of money to support myself and be happy (God is good and has greatly blessed me!);
- I want to help those who might otherwise not have enough money for a tune. Tuners that charge $300 or more for a simple retune (which is usually 99% stock anyway) make it hard for the average car and performance enthusiast to have a chance. I know that for many of us, we are already squeezing out the money necessary to support our hobby of modding vehicles, and I want to do what I can to help you achieve the finishing touch on your project without going over budget.
I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio!
Do you need tuned and are also local to me?
Contact me about doing a tune for you in person!
I hope that I can be a help to you, either with the tips I offer free or with my inexpensive tuning service. Use the contact form to get in touch with me!
Your cable tune is miles ahead of a regular mail order tune. The way you do the fine-tuning really makes the tune as good as it can be.
It was a pleasure doing business with you and I highly recommend you to anyone who owns a modded LT1.
First off, excellent job with the write-up! It has no doubt helped a great deal thus far... Thank you very much for your help!
AOL/GMAIL/HOTMAIL USERS PLEASE READ!
If you send me emails from an @aol.com, @gmail.com or @hotmail.com address, or signup and/or place orders, but do not receive a reply from me or emails from my website, please do not think I am ignoring you! Lately, those email providers are randomly blocking emails from my servers. If you are on Facebook, like my page and contact me from there to ensure I've received your message and request a reply on there. Thank you for your understanding!
Do you need a good tune, but cannot afford the down-time of mailing your PCM to me? Do you not have any interest in long-term tuning where you would need to buy your own equipment and tuning software? Now I can loan you one of my tuning kits to allow me to fine-tune your 1986-2003 PCM to match your individual setup, without you needing to send me your PCM. No more downtime, and a fully tuned vehicle!
Buy Tips as Printable PDF
You can now have the same tuning tips on my website in a handy, printable PDF format, for easy offline reference (over 20 full pages!).
After payment, the 20+ page printable PDF of these free online tips will be emailed to you.
Ordering a Tune
Simply signup as a customer and then order a PCM tune! If you still have any questions after reading this, then use the form to contact me!
If you decide you like the idea of tuning on your own, visit TunerCat and purchase the C.A.T.S. Tuner software to get started ($69.95). For working on your '94 or '95 LT1 PCM, you'll also need the $EE definition file ($19.95).
Then just get yourself an OBDI ALDL cable and compatible computer, and you're ready! Use my free "Tips" page or buy the PDF version for a small fee, and get started!
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