5 speed bb tune gains.

Discussion in 'Tuning' started by brandon750, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. brandon750

    brandon750 Member

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    Im really considering getting one of these but im not sure what kind of gains will i expect to see with a bb tune considering i have a 5 speed manny?

    Is it worth it?

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  2. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    as far as motor, still worth it imo, not sure how the tranny will effect the parameters
     
  3. brandon750

    brandon750 Member

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    Soo if they would not have to tune the tranny then it should be cheaper right???

    Idk im new to this shit. How much this normally run bout 250?

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  4. Jared

    Jared Administrator Staff Member

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    $200 mail order I believe, $250 in person
     
  5. brandon750

    brandon750 Member

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    That aint bad. Id rather do it in person tho. But of course they arent commin by no time soon.

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  6. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    I started a similar thread on another site and got a bunch of responses from BB.

    In short what they said was yes it will still be beneficial to tune your truck even with a 5 speed. They can do a lot motor-wise, along with making your shifts a bit easier/quicker.

    I plan on getting one once I convince myself to buy the autocal tune. If I end up getting one before you I'll post up.

    Also, bgray had a bb tune on his 5spd red rcsb he recently sold. Hopefully he chimes in again about it.
     
  7. brandon750

    brandon750 Member

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    I bumped said thread earlier... anyways. Im just afraid it will be worthless and not woth my time. Im just scared to do it i guess mainly. Seems to be the going thing to do tho for sure. Hopefully someone who has had one will chime in

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  8. Oktain

    Oktain Canuck Admin Staff Member

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    I'm thinking you'll only see worthwhile gains if you get a 91 octane tune.

    While you're at it you may consider a re-gear. I don't know how big your tires are but that might help you out too.
     
  9. bgray

    bgray Stylish Canadian

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    I had justin tune my 4.8 5 speed red rcsb. Night and day difference. No more bottom end bog. Torque managment is still in the engine, so they will remove that completely, and tighten everything up. Throttle response is a big one too.
     
  10. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    Yeah just saw that. I'm hoping bgray chimes in. I forget which thread I asked him about the tune on his red rcsb..

    :word: planning on 91 anyway when I get tuned.
     
  11. brandon750

    brandon750 Member

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    Im not no dang street racer so i could care less about how fast it goes i would love just to see some better mpgs. but in all honesty if i only buy 87 now and get a 200$ tune and start buying 91 i feel like it would just keep being an extra expense
     
  12. Gannon

    Gannon That Guy

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    I your not looking for performance then a tune is worthless IMO.


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  13. bgray

    bgray Stylish Canadian

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    Not true. As mentioned above, Throttle response from a DBW system can improve drive ability leaps and bounds. and Give massive butt dyno numbers
     
  14. cknox121

    cknox121 New Member

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    91-93 tune only cost at most 10 bucks more a tank.

    I would regear, that will help out the most for mpgs, then get a tune to calibrate everything and help tune motor for optimal performance.
     
  15. Hunter.

    Hunter. fotfive'dpokinoutdaside

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    Would it be worth it to get a tune for nothing but MPG?
     
  16. bgray

    bgray Stylish Canadian

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    depends on the gains to cost of tune i suppose. Take a while to repay a 300$ tune with only 1-2 mpg
     
  17. slicksierra

    slicksierra Feel some type of way

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    I am down just for the better torque! 4.8/5 speed has no balls until like 3rd gear
     
  18. slicksierra

    slicksierra Feel some type of way

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    Hate to thread dig but it is relevant, bgray or chris... what octane tunes did you get? Im getting tuned in person in two weeks and I want to be able to get the most out of my tune while still being reasonable with fuel cost
     
  19. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    93 bud. Only a couple more bucks per fill up, so it's an easy decision.
     
  20. Colyn.

    Colyn. Acrophobic

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    Couple more bucks a tank but maybe 1-2 mpg better fuel eco so in the end you are getting the same amount of miles but 93 is so much better for your engine. IMO


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