Tune on a 2.2L S10 worth is?

Discussion in 'Tuning' started by Low01silveradO, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Low01silveradO

    Low01silveradO New Member

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    just like the title says. i daily a 2003 s10 2.2L 5 speed manual. i can get a tune for $200 from my local tuner who tuned my racetruck silveraydo. The s10 2.2L puts down somewhere in the ballpark of 85-90rwhp stock. So basically i can run faster than it. It was getting 25mpg, i gutted the cat and it jumped to 27mpg. Is a tune worth it? think i could see 29mpg or better?

    im probabaly gonna put a header on it regardless since its $100 with the downpipe and my current flexpipe is leaking.
     
  2. Ginger

    Ginger Bubbles

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    prolly not. if it was a automatic, you might see some gains. being stick. they will be minimal.
     
  3. BigBoi

    BigBoi Well-Known Member

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    I looked into on my 98 2.2l 5spd and it was pointless.
     
  4. Low01silveradO

    Low01silveradO New Member

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    thats what im figuring. only looking for mpg anyway

    you did it?
     
  5. BigBoi

    BigBoi Well-Known Member

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    No. The guy was talking about maybe 10-15hp and maybe 1mpg. Didn't seem worth it
     
  6. Low01silveradO

    Low01silveradO New Member

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    shit if thats what i get ill do it. hell 10 hp gain on a 90hp truck is 11.1% and 15hp gain would be 16.6%. that would be extremely noticeable

    i know theres a guy on youtube that made 85rwhp stock, and with intake, header, tune he made like 115hp. yea thats slow as shit but big difference from what it was and he was getting 29 city 33 highway mpg
     
  7. BigBoi

    BigBoi Well-Known Member

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  8. Fiesty

    Fiesty Active Member

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    do it. you'll need a tune anyways for the EGR delete that will happen when you put the header on. I put a header on mine and didn't tune it and it ran poopy sometimes. Header and downpipe made a "big" difference though in means of acceleration. i consistently got 29mpg highway with 200k miles, but mine was a reg cab so a little less weight. not sure if you have a bed cover or not, but a light weight cover will help mpg too. short throws make it pretty fun too.
     
  9. Smith

    Smith Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wish I had an extended cab s-10 for a daily sometimes
     
  10. Oktain

    Oktain Canuck Admin Staff Member

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    Ahem... Build an LSJ frankenstein with your bottom end lol.
     
  11. Low01silveradO

    Low01silveradO New Member

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    Maybe. What's this shit I hear about air injection on 00+. Do they all have that. I haven't even looked. Mine is a 03
    It can be fun driving and extended cab manual snail
     
  12. Fiesty

    Fiesty Active Member

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    Not sure, haven't heard of it
     
  13. Low01silveradO

    Low01silveradO New Member

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    I think I'm gonna go by the junkyard and get a Cavalier throttle body one of these days. I hear it's a worthwhile upgrade on the 2.2
     
  14. Low01silveradO

    Low01silveradO New Member

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    Officially not touching the motor ever....I'll deal with the 90hp cuz when I get my own place and get settled and save a little, it's getting either the 4.8 out of my Silverado or a stock 5.3 pullout

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
     
  15. 04SSHD

    04SSHD Master Debater Staff Member

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    I do not miss my 2.2 S-10...so slow! I never tuned mine, but anything is better than stock power on those things.
     
  16. Wicked Mayhem

    Wicked Mayhem FUCK YOU

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    i miss driving my s10 with the 2.2. it was a fucking turd but a fun truck. now it doesnt run with a little bigger motor
     

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