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Old 05-19-2005, 12:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Rogue
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It must also be said that many times, the increased timing advance was programmed into the PCM'* at the buyers request. If you wanted a PCM to be programmed for mods that you were going to add later, you could request a PCM be programmed to best take advantage of those mods even before putting them on your car.

If you do too much ramming around with it before putting on the mods that support the programming, you can expect things to go wrong (ie, detonation that could chip a piston). I would bet that many of the people that were having problems were thinking too far ahead in their PCM programming. You shouldn't have a PCM that is programmed for mods that aren't there yet unless you know for sure that they will be there in a matter of days (not weeks) or take it easy between the PCM upgrade and the rest of the supporting mods.
I wish more people were so mature about it. As it stands if you order a PCM from us it comes with BASE timing unless your request additional timing. Most lightly modded cars can take 3 degrees extra no problem. The 04 Grand Prix was a different beast because it had hidden tables that added timing on top of what was requested and its injectors were actually smaller than the 97-03 models. All of this led to a few issues that were resolved in the programming and are no longer an issue. I have never heared of an SSEi popping a piston due to PCM programming and in fact if you look at the top 9 fastest Bonnies, they all run the INTENSE PCM.

That'* what I thought. It'* the next mod on my list for sure. Does Intense offer programming to run a happy ****?
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:35 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by hvactech
That'* what I thought. It'* the next mod on my list for sure. Does Intense offer programming to run a happy ****?
Absolutely, we offer manual timing as an option and you select the timing by changing the temp reading of the IAT sensor (happy ****) although we don't currently sell the **** itself.
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