Who's the one offering these tips and tuning service? What kind of experience does he have? Read below to find out!
I, like you, am a car enthusiast who has found the value and fun-factor in the LT1 engine. I enjoy it in a GM F-Body: my six-speed '95 Camaro Z28.
Since the year 2000 or so, I've learned how the car responds to different tuning methods. And after installing a larger, aftermarket camshaft in 2007, have really learned what makes LT1s go.
Much of what I offer on the site, including the tuning service, is very simple: as easy as clicking a toggle switch in software. But some of it requires a repeated process, which can only practically be done in your own car with your own tuning setup.
I've been offering this service as a fellow LT1 owner for many years, with good success and feedback. Over the years, with just an informal, personal webpage offering the service, I had tuned over 30 PCMs for LT1 owners just like you; some with F-Bodies and some transplanting the engine/PCM into other vehicles.
But now, I've started this website dedicated to offering what I've learned free, as well as my inexpensive tuning service, with 3355 orders placed since it went online in late 2007. I have tuned everything from stock 4.3L L99s to bolt-on LT1s & LS1s, to forced induction LT1s, to 396ci LT1s with very large cams and high compression. And I am still an LT1 owner, just like you!
Several people have asked why my prices are so low compared to other tuners. My answer is two-fold:
I have a little monster LT1 that I bought a couple years ago. It was moderately built and running consistent mid 13's. That first winter I garaged it and sunk a lot of money. Anticipating 12's the next racing season I was soon disappointed only to be in the mid to low 13's.
Bottom line. The computer didn’t know what to do with all that stuff. It wasn't until I ventured across Solomon’s web site that I was happy again. After ordering a tune, he did his magic that he does so well and got me quickly into the 12's with the possibility of high 11's on the horizon.
Solomon is a wonderful guy to work with and has an endless wealth of knowledge when it comes to these types of cars.
Thanks to Solomon I went from a little monster to a MONSTROSITY.
Thank you for the page, I'm just starting on my swap, moving a 1994 Impala SS LT1 into a 1992 V6 Camaro RS. I think it will be a lot of fun, but the electronics have me a little concerned and I was real happy to find your page.
I've purchased the TunerCat software as you suggested and am practicing on the V6 just to get the feel for the software.
Again, thanks for the page.
If you send me emails from an @aol.com, @gmail.com or @hotmail.com address, or signup and/or place orders, but do not receive a reply from me or emails from my website, please do not think I am ignoring you! Lately, those email providers are randomly blocking emails from my servers. If you are on Facebook, like my page and contact me from there to ensure I've received your message and request a reply on there. Thank you for your understanding!
Do you need a good tune, but cannot afford the down-time of mailing your PCM to me? Do you not have any interest in long-term tuning where you would need to buy your own equipment and tuning software? Now I can loan you one of my tuning kits to allow me to fine-tune your 1986-2003 PCM to match your individual setup, without you needing to send me your PCM. No more downtime, and a fully tuned vehicle!
You can now have the same tuning tips on my website in a handy, printable PDF format, for easy offline reference (over 20 full pages!).
If you decide you like the idea of tuning on your own, visit TunerCat and purchase the C.A.T.S. Tuner software to get started ($69.95). For working on your '94 or '95 LT1 PCM, you'll also need the $EE definition file ($19.95).
Then just get yourself an OBDI ALDL cable and compatible computer, and you're ready! Use my free "Tips" page or buy the PDF version for a small fee, and get started!