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I just did a deposit for the tune day in Fort Worth next month. Problem is, I have no idea what I should have them do.

What worked for you guys, what didn't, what do you wish you did?

I have a Airaid Jr CAI, and dumped Magnaflow muffler w/3" intermediate pipe on my 5.3, that's all.

Not planning on towing.

Thanks guys!
 

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Just tell them you want it to go like hell and fry rubber.
 

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Since I'm shooting for fuel mileage, I stuck with the factory tune when I had my 5.3 swap installed.
I'm getting over 17 mpg on the highway which is great to me.
 

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Since I'm shooting for fuel mileage, I stuck with the factory tune when I had my 5.3 swap installed.
I'm getting over 17 mpg on the highway which is great to me.
Because gm doesn't leave a lot to work with? Just because you want milage does not mean a tune can't give you more milage and better performance.
 

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Biggest thing for me was shift points/firmness in my tune. Most stock engine tunes will be very similar.

IMO, make sure you do a tuneup before. Just to make sure the tune is 100%
 

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Just let Justin do his thing. He gives you a nice balance of power and economy IMO. The good thing is he rides along while tuning so you can tweak as you go.
 

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yeah, just tell him what you're after and what your goals are with the tune and he can do whatever you want him to do. If you're wanting better MPG he can do that. If you wanna drive like a bat out of hell he can do that, too. Or a good mix of in between :D I've had my Burb tuned for a while now and LOVE it and was a HUGE improvement over stock.
 

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yeah, just tell him what you're after and what your goals are with the tune and he can do whatever you want him to do. If you're wanting better MPG he can do that. If you wanna drive like a bat out of hell he can do that, too. Or a good mix of in between :D I've had my Burb tuned for a while now and LOVE it and was a HUGE improvement over stock.
Is your sig pic photoshopped? Or did you just do a ton of work to the 07Burb?
 

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nope not shopped. LOL If I was going to shop a pic I wouldn't leave Walmart in the background :roflbow: ....It's now sporting 22s ('14 Sierra Reps), an LTZ grill (rather than billet) and I took off the rear mud flaps. Other things you can't see in that pic are a modded Escalade 3rd light and LED tails. It was a busy winter. :)
 

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sweet,sexy burb
 

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IMO, make sure you do a tuneup before. Just to make sure the tune is 100%
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Just let Justin do his thing. He gives you a nice balance of power and economy IMO. The good thing is he rides along while tuning so you can tweak as you go.
and this.

If you want a 91 tune, make sure you've got 91/92/93 gas in there. Get your maintenance done before he sees the truck and tell him what youre after, he knows what to do.
 

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If you want a 91 tune, make sure you've got 91/92/93 gas in there. Get your maintenance done before he sees the truck and tell him what youre after, he knows what to do.
I was planning a tune up, but really I just need to do the oil. I did the plugs 6 months ago. The Airaid Jr kit is going in this week, so the cleaner will be fresh. Damn, just realized, I have to jack my truck up now to change the oil. LOL

As for Justin doing his thing, I'll trust the expert. I want a mixture of both tunes if I can, but stick with mid grade fuel.
 

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ur truck got a fuel filter? change that as well.

if he sees any issues with ur truck, you can assume its a part failure and not a maintenance item like a fuel pump and not a filter. Happened to my cousin, Justin noticed weak fuel pressure, his maintenance was up to date, turned out to be a pump on its way out.
 

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imo run premium fuel as it dose make it more peppier to drive. in reality its only like $6 more on a full tank so its not that bad. i did go between running the 87 and 91 octain tunes and noticed a difference.

as for the better mpg with stock tune guy lulz i get 17-18mpg tuned. its not like your going to loose much if at all if you can drive conservatively.
 

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nope not shopped. LOL If I was going to shop a pic I wouldn't leave Walmart in the background :roflbow: ....It's now sporting 22s ('14 Sierra Reps), an LTZ grill (rather than billet) and I took off the rear mud flaps. Other things you can't see in that pic are a modded Escalade 3rd light and LED tails. It was a busy winter. :)
i like it. nice work
 

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IMO, make sure you do a tuneup before. Just to make sure the tune is 100%
This. I had mine tuned and about 2 days later around 30mph 1/4-1/2 throttle it felt funny like a bad distributor feels like on older cars. Never really wanted to go unless you let up or gave it hell. Bought new oem plugs and msd wires (cheaper than oem) and now it runs like a top. Granted looking back I should've done them when I did my lt install.
 

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1. make sure its running good.
2. change the fuel filter

as for the tune. tell them what YOU want. not what other people tell YOU. be honest. tell them you want a tune where the truck runs well but also need fuel mileage. that is going to be a middle of the road. daily driver?? leave some torque management in it. and for gods sake dont descreen the maf.
 
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