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C5 17 58.62%
C6 3 10.34%
Under $300 6 20.69%
$400 13 44.83%
$500 5 17.24%
$600 3 10.34%
$700 1 3.45%
$800 or more 1 3.45%
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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How much do u pay for a Tune?

How much are you all paying for a tune. Make sure you identify if you have a C5 or a C6. I'm getting $850 for a C6 tune and $600 for a C5 tune here in Wichita, KS.

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Is dyno time included in the tune?


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Is dyno time included in the tune?
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Re: How much do u pay for a Tune?

I paid $400 for a before dyno run, 3 pulls on the dyno after the mods, a tune on the dyno and street driven tune after the dyno pulls in 2006.


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I paid $400 for a before dyno run, 3 pulls on the dyno after the mods, a tune on the dyno and street driven tune after the dyno pulls in 2006.
Now I could handel that ($400)

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Re: How much do u pay for a Tune?

If I remember correctly, the original LS1edit cost cost $500 and then your VIN was on file with the original tuning organization (Carputing??).
After that, the tuner did not have to pay additional dollars to Carputing (or whoever) and further tunes were much, much cheaper.
Add in dyno time and labor and the $600 initial tune doesn't seem out of line.

Find out from the tuner the cost of additional tunes (if you add mods later on, etc) and I'll bet its vastly cheaper.

(its been a long time so I'm shaky of the LS1edit originator)

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400

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C6 ZO6 3 pulls $75.00 and around $150.00 for tune; Aftermath Performance; THis is on Dyno day at the shop.

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I just paid $300 for my custom tune on my Procharged 01 Z!
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375 w/Dyno.

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$600 with dyno
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Re: How much do u pay for a Tune?

no dif it was c5 or c6 a tune is a tune. Now is it stock, head n cam or forced induction. I could spend 3-4 hours getting a twin turbo strooker right.

You do the math....

Otherwise anymore than $350.00 for a tune you have been bent over............

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I compensated $390 for a before dyno run, 3 draws on the dyno after the mods, a track on the dyno and road motivated track after the dyno draws in 2006.

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no dif it was c5 or c6 a tune is a tune. Now is it stock, head n cam or forced induction. I could spend 3-4 hours getting a twin turbo strooker right.

You do the math....

Otherwise anymore than $350.00 for a tune you have been bent over............
Well it seems I've been bent over...lol

My tuner charged me just over $1200 for my last tune. I will say this however. He replaced the plugs, plug wires, pulled off the MAF and put a different one on just to see if it would fix a problem. When it didn't he put my old one back on.
My car was really f'd up so he did spend a lot of time trying to un-F my cars previous tune.

I would really like to think that all the money I gave him was because he was basically spending every waking moment with my car but there is a little voice inside my head that says WTF!

He's very knowledgeable and I'm sure when I take my car back to him he will have her running perfect but I'm still sore about the initial $1200 bill.

He did tell me the next tune would be $150 but just because I'm having to rebuild my engine right now. Otherwise it would be $350.

So all you out there with $400, $500 and even $600 tunes. Consider yourself fortunate.

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Re: How much do u pay for a Tune?

Is your tune "locked" or "unlocked"? It makes a difference in the cost. Also he apparently did some labor with parts on your car which is not part of a "tune" at least where I come from. How many hours/minutes is "a lot of time"?
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