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Old 05-10-2012, 12:38 PM
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Finally Ordered KEM 345 Tune for my Livewire

Sooo.. i've been debating on this purchase for about 2 months now. I've been wanting to try some other tunes, and what not, and didn't want to spend the $$ on the mini maxx or black maxx at the moment, so i've been doing a lot of reading today about the KEM 345 tune... seems like for the most part, everyone loves the shifting which is what i'm looking for.. i'm looking for improved shifting over my IDP tunes which i'm not a huge fan of. I really think they would be a little softer. i've talked to IDP a few times and they insist that it must me that firm for the tunes, but i still think it could have been softened up a little bit. I am going to ask that they make the TC lock up in 5th @ 50 mph vs 45 becuase i dont want it to lug to much with my bigger tires. I'm excited about my latest purchase and hope its everything i've been reading about!

anyone else running the 345 on their livewire and like the shifting?? or is there something you would change or have changed about it?

Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:34 PM
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I run the 345 KEM on my Dash Daq and its a rowdy tune. The shifting is pretty firm on the 345, but it needs to be with that much HP over stock.
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The shiftin on the IDP tunes are really firm... Almost harsh in my opinion ... But it would help if I had traction bars , But when I run the lower HP tunes with the stock shifting it's perfect ... So I'm hoping this will be a little smoother than what I'm rocking now so we shall see I'll report back how it works with the 37's
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You will like the shifting of the 345!
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:45 PM
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Got my 345 tune loaded up late tonight... Did a little test run So far I LOVE it.. I'll get a better feel for it to and from work tomorrow
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Got my 345 tune loaded up late tonight... Did a little test run So far I LOVE it.. I'll get a better feel for it to and from work tomorrow
So what are some of your observations and what is your final verdict on this tune? Is it a keeper or ?
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How do you like the KEM tune i am interested too. Because I have IDP 5 tune package and custom tune with the higher HP tunes the trans shifts really hard and you can feel it down shifting too I feel like my trans is gonna drop. Where did you get the KEM tune from?
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what shifting setting are you guys running on your IDP tunes? I'm running the street tune with soft shifts and I think it shifts great!
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So what are some of your observations and what is your final verdict on this tune? Is it a keeper or ?
The 345 tune is awesome in my opinion, it seems to have a little more bottom end power vs the IDP tunes. I've been running the 345 tune for about 1200 miles now, i switched back to IDP last week to tow my boat to the lake, but got the 345 loaded back up right after I got back, I will continue to run this tune until something else comes a long that would be comparable to it. Shifting is great for a higher HP tune also, which i love.

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How do you like the KEM tune i am interested too. Because I have IDP 5 tune package and custom tune with the higher HP tunes the trans shifts really hard and you can feel it down shifting too I feel like my trans is gonna drop. Where did you get the KEM tune from?
shifting on the 345 tune is much lighter than IDP tunes... i take it you're running Firmer Stock Lock. It will shift hard and feel like the transmission is going to drop out, I personally think it could be lighter, I dont like how firm the shifts are. thats why i like the KEM 345 tune, awesome power, with lighter shifting.

I got the tune from Mike@KEM Home - KEM Performance, Inc.



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what shifting setting are you guys running on your IDP tunes? I'm running the street tune with soft shifts and I think it shifts great!
i usually always run the Firmer Stock Lock, the firmer shifting is ok on the lower HP tunes like the Street, Tow, and Extreme Mild, but when you get into the Extreme Street and Extreme Race, the shifts get to be too much for me.
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I agree when I set mine to xtreme race or xtreme street with firm stock lock the shifts like you said feels like the trans is going to drop...Eric wrote me a custom tune for the live wire the shifting is great on the that but when it down shifts from 3rd to 2nd you can totally feel it I don't know I just get worried about the trans when it shifts like the that...p8ntballin2 which tune would you say feels the fastest on the street kem or IDP?
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