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Tomorrow the yellow beast gets its GMPP tune kit, from a GM dealer. I hope I like the results, since my GXP is running perfectly. Does "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" apply in this situation? I hope not.
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Tomorrow the yellow beast gets its GMPP tune kit, from a GM dealer. I hope I like the results, since my GXP is running perfectly. Does "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" apply in this situation? I hope not.
I have it and love it on my Mean GXP. No problems.

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Just MAKE SURE THEY SOLDER THE CONNECTIONS to the MAP sensors!

Do NOT accept crimps, they WILL fail.

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Just MAKE SURE THEY SOLDER THE CONNECTIONS to the MAP sensors!

Do NOT accept crimps, they WILL fail.
I had them solder mine.

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I bought the Crate Engines tune, so I hope no soldering or crimping is needed. Tom at Crate described it as "plug & play".
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They came out with that after I bought mine from Crate. You have the latest version so you are good to go! You will love the extra power you get with this tune. It really kicks!!!

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:-) I am looking forward to the increased power and TORQUE !
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Got my gmpp tune this last spring. Very noticeable increase in power. I also noticed a increase in mileage.
Any other mods planned?
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Question: With an auto, is there any reason to do the GMPP upgrade prior to a quality tune from Vince/Trifecta? I know the no-lift shift is a nice feature for the manuals, but wondered if the Stage Two, as it used to be called, was a prerequisite for a better aftermarket tune. Thanks much, S
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The tune is being installed right now???? Hope all goes well. Next mod is a club racer mean yellow hardtop. Then maybe a new exhaut to improve the engibe sound.
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The GMPP tune is in. Delivers smootg increase in power. Love it. Time to go out & play...
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OK... the GMPP tune is great. Very smooth power curve, and lots of it. Unless I decide to race, this enough power. Period. Now i need a new exhaust to sound cool. Suggestions?
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OK... the GMPP tune is great. Very smooth power curve, and lots of it. Unless I decide to race, this enough power. Period. Now i need a new exhaust to sound cool. Suggestions?
Solo GXP Mach is what I have. You should also get the Solo Hi Flow Cat while you are at it....combined you get a nice rumble but not overwhelming....plus you pick up some HP with Solo Cat. All comes together now that you have the tune.

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Where do I go to get these items. Will a GM shop do the install? Some idea of cost. I really appreciate any suggestions.
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Where do I go to get these items. Will a GM shop do the install? Some idea of cost. I really appreciate any suggestions.
Google "Solo Performance" they ship everywhere. Not sure where you are located but they have a shop near Buffalo NY. If you go to them they will install for free. I went to their CDN location just outside of Toronto. If you can't get to them find a good performance or muffler shop in your area and have the items shipped to them for install.

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