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Author Topic: Just bought a totally stock 2007 redline 5-speed  (Read 1380 times)

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Offline Maytagman

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Just bought a totally stock 2007 redline 5-speed
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:43:46 PM »
Hello!  Just Bought a 2007 Saturn Sky Redline with 5-speed manual trans. It is totally stock, but I just put a high flow cat/down-pipe off the turbo. Can't tell much difference.
I need some help from you all,  I would like to install the gm tune, but I understand there are other tunes out there, but which one???  I am looking for a nice high performance running car that has the speed limiter removed, with not retard power when when I kick her in the guts. 
Also are all the red lines kinda "flighty" steering, it's very touchy, even had new tires and dealer alignment done, it's a little better.  I sure would appreciate any help and suggestions ,Thanks much!!!!

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Re: Just bought a totally stock 2007 redline 5-speed
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 09:06:30 AM »
Welcome.  Most people seem to recommend the Trifecta budget tune as being the best 'bang-for-the-buck'.  If you don't have a tune, the factory software will 'learn down' any freer-flowing mods you do, hence the lack of difference with your cat.

Not sure what you mean about 'flighty' steering?  Are you sure it's not just getting used to the direct steering of the Kappa platform (not that many have accused it of such :) )?
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Re: Just bought a totally stock 2007 redline 5-speed
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 12:37:35 PM »
What TS said, but also check tire pressures. Sometimes they set them too high.  What tires are they? And what were you driving before - as TS said, it might be the difference that you need to get used to.  We used to see many buyers of new Sprites and Midgets in the old days that used to own an American bargemobile coming back to complain about 'twitchy' handling (it was just fast ratio rack and pinion steering) until they adjusted to it.

And I'll second the Trifecta tune. Effective, more power than the GMPP and also much cheaper.  Then you should see some effect from the CAT you installed.
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Re: Just bought a totally stock 2007 redline 5-speed
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 01:18:17 PM »
There are several tunes available.  Wester's is available at a discount via membership on this site.  TS already mentioned Trifecta.  Those are the two most popular custom tunes.  The GM tune is fine, but cost per hp is higher than other options.  Warranty clearly no longer an issue, so GMPP tune would be lower on my list.

Flighty steering - take a really good look at your bushings.  While there my be low miles, time has effect on the rubber.  Adding some braces also help quite a bit to get more control out of the car.  If the tires are new and the alignment just done, next would be wear items.  There is a better handling alignment setting for the car.  I don't have the specs, but DDM should have them.

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