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Old 11-12-2012, 01:20 PM
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Studded Tune

Ok, so it's been awhile since I had head gaskets replaced and studs installed, and when I first had it done, I was happy with how it was and had no desire to try a studded tune. Weeeeellllll, that feeling is changing and I'm gettin the itch again! Lol! I am currently running Matt's SRL tune.

Will I notice much difference with a studded tune like the SRL+ or one of the others? Is it worth the change?




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Old 11-12-2012, 03:53 PM
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I would like to know this as well. I have the srl tune and i love it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:33 PM
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A little more power, and a lot more heat is about all you'll notice. The studded tunes aren't that much more powerful than the headbolt tunes. Just everything gets almost gets pushed to the limit.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:06 AM
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Anyone else got any input?


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I'm running SRL right now as well and will be studded after this weekend and running his SRL+ and I will try his SRLXX. I'll report back.
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If you like Power....It's worth it

You can feel it though Cuz Before I was studded I drove on Eric's Extreme Street.
Went to Seattle and drove a members studded dually druck (Josh's) and it was WAY more powerful
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I didn't really notice a difference. Even after I was studded, I ran non-studded tunes 90% of the time until I upgraded injectors and turbo. Unless you're racing from stop-light to stop-light, I don't see much of a reason. You'll only gain 15-20 HP, and you have to add about 50 HP before the "seat of the pants dyno" realizes there is a difference. I'd rather have cooler temperatures, lower boost, and less risk when daily driving.
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Ok, thanks for the input. Now, let throw a wrench in the middle of all this. I don't plan on upgrading turbo or injectors, as this is my daily driver, so it needs to stay reliable, and I have two other project vehicles that need funded as well. But let's put this out there........for overall efficiency, longevity, and the seat of the pants feel, would it be better to go with a water/meth kit than a studded tune that pretty much pushes the stock injectors and turbo to their limits?


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Easier/cheaper/more common to get a studded tune... But getting both at the same time is nice too
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Ok, thanks for the input. Now, let throw a wrench in the middle of all this. I don't plan on upgrading turbo or injectors, as this is my daily driver, so it needs to stay reliable, and I have two other project vehicles that need funded as well. But let's put this out there........for overall efficiency, longevity, and the seat of the pants feel, would it be better to go with a water/meth kit than a studded tune that pretty much pushes the stock injectors and turbo to their limits?


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Honestly, I'd never install one unless you're towing heavy and you needed it for lowering EGT's. Too many risks, IMO.
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