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Old 03-11-2012, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 VVT V6 Tune?

I think I know that the 2012 is the only one with the VVT V6 engine. Let me know if there are any others (2011 or earlier) out there that have the VVT V6 and what if anything that you did to tune the performance on it.

I'm thinking about getting the HP-Tuners software and attempting to "tune" in the performance. Like eco with traction on and sport with traction off so the valves are not always changing on me just when I need then the most.

My reason for this is that I have found that the VVT can vary at the "wrong" time producing a few seconds throttle delay while the engine re-adjusts.

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the 2011 has VVT

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the 2011 has VVT
You sure about that?

I thought it was only the 2012's that came with the new 300hp v6 similar to the v6 Camaro's.

I haven't heard of any mods for the 2012's but you might look into what the v6 camaro people are doing.

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yes im sure......the 2012 has VVT and DFI

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The 3.9 in my 2006 is a VVT engine but I have left it alone.
Is the "new" V6 ( same as the Camaro engine) not the same one that was used in the Cadi CTS around 06 / 07 ?
I think I heard that someplace once but never confirmed it

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I would stay away from hp tuners unless you are trained to use it. You could easily mess something up if you aren't knowledgeable in the way to tune a car. Its not like getting a hypertech tuner and just plugging it in, telling it what you want and then hitting the road.

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You sure about that?

I thought it was only the 2012's that came with the new 300hp v6 similar to the v6 Camaro's.

I haven't heard of any mods for the 2012's but you might look into what the v6 camaro people are doing.
Yes the 2012 has all that you say cause I own it!
I will search it but I think the programming must be different since the Camaro is RWD and the Impala is FWD. Not sure

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yes im sure......the 2012 has VVT and DFI
Correct on the 2012!

I looked in to the 2011, but I did not see VVT in any of the engine options and I was not impressed with the HP of even the 3.9, I think it was like 230HP??? What made it even funny was the there was the GM comparisons and the competitors had way more HP and torque.

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sorry, not to say that you are wrong but I was not able to find that for the 2011 and I did notice that the link re-routes you to the 2012.

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The 3.9 in my 2006 is a VVT engine but I have left it alone.
Is the "new" V6 ( same as the Camaro engine) not the same one that was used in the Cadi CTS around 06 / 07 ?
I think I heard that someplace once but never confirmed it

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From what I read on the internet (and that makes it true) it is the same. The engine code is LFX and I found the link but don't have it at hand... I believe that there is a GM Performance part site that list the cars that get the LFX and HP/TQ ratings... I will see if I can find it and post back here.

This is for the Camaro: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LFX V6 Engine Rated At 323 Horsepower | GM Authority


I think this is the site: GM Inside News Forum - Engine Guide

So you might be correct on the Cadi as it is listed on the Veh. list.

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I would stay away from hp tuners unless you are trained to use it. You could easily mess something up if you aren't knowledgeable in the way to tune a car. Its not like getting a hypertech tuner and just plugging it in, telling it what you want and then hitting the road.
I looked to Hypertech and their reply was there is not enough of a demand so they don't think that they will even make a tune for it.
They did provide me a like to request it, I will leave it here and the group here can hit them up and who knows, maybe they will have one out next year??? As far as the HP-Tuners, I would have to see if I can talk to a service tech and get their help and in return we could tune others for some $$. It's worth a try. Anyone need a ????lb paper weight, looks like an Impala. (I was going to make a joke here but I can't find a general weight of the Impala. I guess they weigh each car as it leaves the factory and post that on the B-pillar - I have the owners manual and the brochure and neither tell the curb weight, why?)

Here is the email that I got from them and the link is a valid link.
"There is nothing available for this one, we may eventually but no word as to when at this time. I recommend going to our website using this link to enter a product request, http://209.12.144.7/requests.php. We use this list to determine the vehicles we support plus you’ll be notified once available. Thanks"

I feel like I am checking email. Thanks all for your feed back so far!

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Just for clarification, all the 3.5/3.9's were vvt, but they are very different from the new 3.6 in other aspects.

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sorry, not to say that you are wrong but I was not able to find that for the 2011 and I did notice that the link re-routes you to the 2012.

if u click change year.....it will take u to 2011

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I looked to Hypertech and their reply was there is not enough of a demand so they don't think that they will even make a tune for it.
They did provide me a like to request it, I will leave it here and the group here can hit them up and who knows, maybe they will have one out next year??? As far as the HP-Tuners, I would have to see if I can talk to a service tech and get their help and in return we could tune others for some $$. It's worth a try. Anyone need a ????lb paper weight, looks like an Impala. (I was going to make a joke here but I can't find a general weight of the Impala. I guess they weigh each car as it leaves the factory and post that on the B-pillar - I have the owners manual and the brochure and neither tell the curb weight, why?)

Here is the email that I got from them and the link is a valid link.
"There is nothing available for this one, we may eventually but no word as to when at this time. I recommend going to our website using this link to enter a product request, http://209.12.144.7/requests.php. We use this list to determine the vehicles we support plus you’ll be notified once available. Thanks"

I feel like I am checking email. Thanks all for your feed back so far!
Have you called a company that tunes camaros with the v6? They may be able to help you out.

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