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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Wams Performance Tune

Hello everyone.
Looking into performance parts and things I could add to my 2009 G6 GT.
Already in the process of getting a crabs intake and gonna work on a GT-R exhaust next.
I was looking at the wams 2007+ G6/Malibu/Aura 3.5 Performance Tune.
http://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/ind...mart&Itemid=54

I have a few questions about it. What does it do, is it easy to install? and how much HP/Torque is it going to give?
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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 12:30 PM
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I'm thinking about the wams as well, I would like to see what people have to say here

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Mods: 20% Tint, 5000k 55w HID's, CRABS Opt 3 w/ FPU, e3 spark plugs

Wishlist: WAMS tune

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Most of the tune is from changing the acceptance of octane levels and shifting points. A change from 87 to 91 octane will provide a 10HP increase. Tuning a 87 octane wouldn't be worth it.

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Is it better to get a new ecm/tcm and keep your old one or just send the old in
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Is it better to get a new ecm/tcm and keep your old one or just send the old in
If the 6 is still under warranty, you should keep the OEM unit to put back in for warranty claims.
You can always sell the tuned unit and get your money back if you sell the 6.

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Alright thanks...my car only has the extended power train warranty. So wouldnt this and the crab intake void that warranty
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CRAB's won't void that warranty, but a tune will.
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Alright got but with invisitune things should be ok?
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Yes i recommend you get an extra PCM.
I did. now I can swap it at will.

I TOTALLY recommend Chris's tune. It woke up my G6!

Also yes you can sell it but it cant be reused without a rewrite on the tune to match the vin number so it can talk to the BCM/TCM correctly.

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Alright sounds like Im getting it soon then... Not sure what to get first though lol CRABS, WAMS TUNE, or GTR Exhaust ( the most expensive out of all )
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I just read that the GT-R is currently sold out so if you go that route get on the list NOW.
Your tune will be better if they know you have an intake so you have to tell them that
you do. So if you get the tune before the intake hold off on the tune install (you will run lean) without the intake on. Clear as mud I know.... lol

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Yes i recommend you get an extra PCM.
I did. now I can swap it at will.

I TOTALLY recommend Chris's tune. It woke up my G6!

Also yes you can sell it but it cant be reused without a rewrite on the tune to match the vin number so it can talk to the BCM/TCM correctly.
I wish I could get to his shop!




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I just read that the GT-R is currently sold out so if you go that route get on the list NOW.
Your tune will be better if they know you have an intake so you have to tell them that
you do. So if you get the tune before the intake hold off on the tune install (you will run lean) without the intake on. Clear as mud I know.... lol
So your saying if i got the tune before i got the intake..then got the intake the car would run lean. So its better just to get the tune after i get the intake
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Do all the engine modifications before you get the tune. I have the intake and plan on getting the GT-R (on the list now) before I get the tune. That way WAMS can compensate for those when they tune the settings. The intakes and exhaust really affect the optimal settings.
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x1....what he said.

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