SterlingSHO13 Posted September 20, 2014 Report Share Posted September 20, 2014 Greetings all, After lurking around this forum the last couple days, I mustered the bravery to post a few burning questions (granted the friendliness of everyone here kept the level of bravery needed pretty low). I had a 2011 PP SHO that I resisted the urge to tune from brand new to trading it in at 72K miles. I now have a 2013 non-PP SHO that's almost a year and 23K miles old. I'm starting to become interested in tuning again, but I want to make sure I do all my homework before going too far down this path. 1) It seems that Unleashed and Livernois are the main 2 vendors used by SHO owners. Does one have an advantage over the other? 2) I've read that Unleashed offers data logging for further customization. Can anyone elaborate on this? Does this additional vehicle specific tuning improve the relative safety of the tune (I recognize it will always be somewhat of a gamble)? 3) From what I've read, it seems that most tunes reduce torque management during gear shifts. Has anyone heard of/encountered any issues this presents to transmission longevity? Just intuitively, it seems that a harsher shift would result in more of a shock all the way down the driveline to the pavement, but I could be wrong. Of course, the idea of sending more than 350 ft-lbs through a front drive based platform still scares me a bit too, but that's just something I'll have to get over I guess... 4) Has anyone heard any horror stories of reliability/warranty problems after tuning? After reading many posts, I've pretty much resigned myself that if something in the powertrain goes wrong after tuning - even if the tune is not at fault, there is a pretty decent likelihood I'll be paying for the repair out of pocket. 5) On the warranty front, I've seen a handful of comments hinting at the benefits of finding a "mod friendly" dealer. Does anyone have any advice they can offer on this front? I'm a little afraid to straight up ask the dealer where I normally go for service for fear of being marked. (Side note: I'm in the metro St. Louis area if anyone has any particular dealers they'd recommend nearby.) Wow - that was much more long-winded than I anticipated. I apologize in advance for the redundancy of some of these questions as I'm almost positive they have been asked in other posts at one time or another, but I've read so many at this point my head is starting to spin. Also some of the threads were getting a little old, so I wasn't sure if more recent info was available. The logical side of my brain wants the answers to come back with many reasons not to tune, but most of me wants to find a good excuse to pull the trigger :biggrin: Thanks in advance for any and all replies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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