Originally Posted by blackbuick1987
Despite what is always prescribed by members on this board, Intense is NOT the end all, be all of 3800 performance. I would rather have a custom tune than some junk standard off the shelf tune. Every car is different so a off the shelf is not always the better option.
When it comes to BONNEVILLE PCM'*, INTENSE clearly stands alone at the top of the heap. Nobody has supported the Bonneville to the level that they have. There are some unique differences between the Bonneville'* tuning when compared to the W-body tuning.
In this particular case, a custom tune would be a waste of time and effort, considering the car is bone-stock right now. You would gain very little to nothing over INTENSE'* standard PCM (which can also be modified/customized to suit you). The continuing support you would recieve afterwards is well worth the investment.
To re-iterate, a custom tune on a stock setup just isn't worthwhile. Later on in the modding game, it'* the best option when done by someone that knows what they're doing.
IMO, an off-the-shelf PCM IS the best option for a stock car looking for a little extra.