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Old 11-07-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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Looking to learn how to tune

I'm looking into learning how to tune. I have found 2 books on this subject and want to see if they will lead me into the right direction. What is your take on these books?

http://www.amazon.com/Modify-Managem...9166582&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/Engine-Managem...ref=pd_sim_b_1


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I've got the first book. It is pretty generic, hasn't helped me as much as actually doing it.
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I have the second book, get it. It's HIGHLY detailed with lots of tables, graphs, etc. However, he doesn't use PRP software in his examples. This will give you a BASIC idea on tuning. I bought just so I had somewhat of an idea of what Tom was sending me and what I was loading into my car.
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I dont mind helping people learn this if they get the PRP from me

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If you have a PRP buy the PRP tuning book from SCT... and BE CAREFUL when you tune.
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