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I installed the Solo high flow cats and got CEL codes P0420 and P0430.

The other mods n my car are Vararam and Solo Mach shorty cat back. There is no tune on the car yet.

I installed the Solo HFC last week and had the Vararam and cat back for the past 4 years.

Jeff at Solo Performance said that he has seem this happen specifically when using the Vararam CAI and Solo HFC.

Has anyone else seem codes with this combination?

Jeff recommended going back to stock intake or tuning?

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Get a tune
 

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Anyone have Rick Crawfords email? The one I replied to is
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Good luck getting a reply. The legend is quite busy to say the least. Emailed him 2 years ago and never got a reply. Maybe if someone has his phone number that could accelerate the process. It's quite the simple tune and I know some members here do remote tunes!
 

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He's on Facebook but I refuse to create a Facebook account so...
Yeah my tune is simple for people that tune the G8 and I just need a reliable tuner.
I also contacted Pat Guerrera who did reply at least it was a canned reply but the cost was 899$ which is way more than I would like to spend for my stock motor.
 

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He's on Facebook but I refuse to create a Facebook account so...
Yeah my tune is simple for people that tune the G8 and I just need a reliable tuner.
I also contacted Pat Guerrera who did reply at least it was a canned reply but the cost was 899$ which is way more than I would like to spend for my stock motor.
That's nuts. Well overpriced. Paid 400$ Canadian for my STREET tune with a very reputable tuner in the Toronto area. Look around, I'm sure another member will chime in.
 

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That's nuts. Well overpriced. Paid 400$ Canadian for my STREET tune with a very reputable tuner in the Toronto area. Look around, I'm sure another member will chime in.
To be fair Pat G's business was factoring in the HP Tuners purchase needed for tunes done through email.
 

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Can anyone recommend any tuners local to Western NY: Buffalo, Rochester Syracuse?
Cross the border and go see Jesse at JLS Tuning and Performance in Hamilton. He did an awesome job with my G8 and only works on LS engines.

(226)802-0693
 

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With the install of the Solo High Flow Cats I had to perform a tune. No way around it in my case. Even though the Solo Performance instructions say that you do not need a tune in my case I did.
I put my stock intake on and still was getting the P0430 code regardless.
They need to update their instructions on this even if 90% of other cars do not get CEL codes.

I put the Vararam back on, got the tune, for the downstream O2s with or without extenders does not matter so I could pass inspection.

Just passing this information along.
 

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If you will be doing mail tune anyway. Then get the HP tuners and on their forums there are guides on setting the CEL reports to "Not Show" when they trip. (Disabling them is a no no).

If you need a serious tune though, I dunno, Pat G and RCR both take long time to get in touch with you, so if you know someone local who can set it up that'd be great.
 
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