Canned Tune Vs. Personal Tune
Hey all, I have a couple questions to ask as a new G8 GT owner. I have read through many threads regarding tunes on the G8. I realize they are pretty detuned from the factory; pretty obvious when they are "okay" to run 87 octane.
Now prior to the G8 GT I had a Grand Prix GXP (5.3 LS4) and had it tuned through someone in downstate Michigan. I met him through the forums and he is VERY VERY educated on tuning. Im not! Now what I remember from when he did my tune he worked with the VE tables and a lot of torque management and MAF numbers. I cant tell he what he did exactly (because I dont know!) but hed did spend the good part of 2-3 hours tuning the car. We did a few road runs to get numbers and we would go back in to change some things around. His cost on this was $250 being I was a fellow board member.
Now, I have seen a few Cortex tuners going for sale and the main advantage I see with these is that I could swap tunes whenever I feel the need. I.e roadtrip vs track.
1. Do you think I will gain more with a personal tune vs the canned tunes from the Cortex?
2. If I get a CAI and Exhaust how does the cortex respond? Or does SC have a package for me?
3. Has anyone had problems with the Cortex bricking there cars? The reason I ask is because I had a Diablosport Trinity before the tune on my GXP and it bricked my car. Obviously, Diablosport DIDNT help and left me with all expenses.
Thanks for the help and happy G8'ing
2009 Pontiac G8 GT (MGM, Premium Package) - Rotofab Intake, 20% Tint, Solo Mach Shorty UB Catback w/3.5" Tips, Cortex RF 93 Oct Tune, GXP Diffuser, GXP Brembos, MS Camaro Rims, Escort 9500ix
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (10A) (Black/Red) - 3.5" Rancho Lift, 37" MT/R, Bushwacker Flat Fenders, Dick Cepek Matrix Wheels, Cortex Tune Etc..