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Old 01-08-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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i see lots of people with new pcm'* on their cars and had some questions about them.
what are they?
what do they do?
how much hp is gained?
how much $?
where can is get one?
is it worth the money?
any info would be greatly appreciated.
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This Should help you out
http://www.intense-racing.com/
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Maybe give you an extra 5hp, but it really maxes out your mods that you have allready, plus some awesome shiftpoints
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Depending on your mods it can add 5-15hp, with a custom tune and/or adjustable timing and whatnot, it can add more. However, the cost is $200 +/- depending on who you buy it from. It will raise your shiftpoints, raise your downshift points (so for instance on an L67 car it would downshift into first at 40+mph instead of 35), raise your rev limiter, increase firmness of shfts, and get rid of your speed limiter (well, actually it just raises it really high). It also gets rid of most of the torque management crap that the SSEi PCM'* are cursed with. It changes the fuel and timing tables to give you better power, a richer fuel mixture, and usually it lowers your KR. It also quickens your KR reduction rate. Depending on your mods and such, it will gain you 1-3 tenths in the 1/4. On a minimally modded car (intake, pulley, exhaust), it will be a lesser gain of like 1 tenth, whereas on a more modded car (headers, rockers/cam, I/C, etc...) it will usually give a larger gain.

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Drivability improves greatly on a pullied engine with a PCM. Although you have to have a Series II engine if you want one from Intense or DHP.
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Only INTENSE'* PCM remove the proper torque managment pieces for each year, just FYI.
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When installing a PCM, do you need special skills and what do you have to adjsut after the install?
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When installing a PCM, do you need special skills and what do you have to adjsut after the install?
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When installing a PCM, do you need special skills and what do you have to adjsut after the install?
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