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Which is better?

Alright guys need some help, this might of been already posted.
Whats better a custom tune or a hand held tuner? Which one do you get more out of.
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$$$ not being an object... a custom tune. No 2 cars are alike, and hence a custom tune will ensure a safe, well performing vehicle.

Handheld tuners are great if you're not planning on making serious power, or are aggressive on your tune. The fact that they're about $300-$400 doesn't hurt either.

Custom Tunes can go from $400-$1,000 depending on the setup and tune required.

Also, custom tunes will always net more HP with a competent tuner. It won't be double or some astronomical amount, but 15-35 hp differences aren't unusual.
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$$$ not being an object... a custom tune. No 2 cars are alike, and hence a custom tune will ensure a safe, well performing vehicle.

Handheld tuners are great if you're not planning on making serious power, or are aggressive on your tune. The fact that they're about $300-$400 doesn't hurt either.

Custom Tunes can go from $400-$1,000 depending on the setup and tune required.

Also, custom tunes will always net more HP with a competent tuner. It won't be double or some astronomical amount, but 15-35 hp differences aren't unusual.
Also - if you get into heavy stuff like cams, heads, turbos, SC's and the like a custom tune is always the best approach for performane and engine longevity...
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Yeah im thinking about getting a cam installed. Money is no problem and yes im looking for more hp. Thanks for the info guys.
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Well i just went to the shop to see how much for getting it installed. (Cam, Pushrods, and Spring Kit.) Total $650, is that a good price really dont know about this and im really looking in to getting a custom tune better.
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So guys is it a good price $650 for the cam, pushrods, and spring kit installed. Thanks.
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It sounds too cheap, unless he's going to reuse your old lifters or something. All the roller cam kits I've been looking at are more then that for just the cam and lifters, some are twice that price.
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Yeah he is reusing the same old lifters. This price is just to get it installed. Parts not included.

I called texas speed and they said i wouldnt need the lifters that i could use the same ones is that correct.
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So guys is this a good price? Do i need to buy some new lifters also? Thanks.
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You don't need lifters, your good with the stock ones. I don't know the going rate to have things installed, because I do my own work. Does this price include a tune? If not it might be about right for install and tune around $1100ish.



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