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To learn more about FAST’s brand new XFI 2.0, we’ve sat down with a number of tuning experts to dive into the host of new features housed inside the rugged new XFI 2.0 unit and within the combined C-Com tuning and diagnostic software.

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SCT has revolutionized the market with the introduction of their new SCT iTSX tuner. It works with iPhones, iPads, and iPods and has a bunch of new features that include tuning, performance calculators, data logging, and trouble code detection! Plus custom tune loading gets easier.

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Monitoring your engine’s air/fuel ratio (AFR) is one of the most important sensors from a tuning and safety stand point. AEM has launched their new X-WIFI wireless gauge technology that allows you to stream EGT and air/fuel sensor outputs directly from your phone!

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Our friends at SCT Performance recently released a video on flash tuning basics. This isn’t a video that goes into deep theory on the functionality of flash tuning, rather than about the bare fundamentals of how it works. Inside, we will give you a brief overview and then you can watch the video for more.

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OPTIMA Batteries are easily-recognizable high-performance batteries, with red, yellow, or blue tops and a “six pack” of 2-volt cells. What’s the difference, and why would somebody want any particular size, capacity, or charge/discharge characteristics of one over another?

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Designed for 1996 or newer vehicles equipped with an OBDII diagnostic port, the Edge Insight CTS features a full color 4.3-inch touch screen LCD. It helps simplify gauge monitoring by introducing their Insight CTS. It is an all-in-one interface that allows you to select from a myriad of sensors to display.

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In this tech article highlighting the new Digital 6AL ignition box from MSD, we take a look at the some of its impressive new features and power specifications that will benefit our turbocharged Fox body, while comparing it alongside it’s electronic predecessors.

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A relatively simple yet highly important component of any vehicle that has benefited from modern technology is the shift light. While digital shift lights have been around for some time, the folks at MSD Ignition have delivered with a truly remarkable piece that is universal and compatible with any vehicle.

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One company that is putting an end to the myth behind tuning is EFI University. They take the science behind tuning and teaches it through their various classes. We go sit in for a week during a session to see what it is all about.

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Upgrading to LS technology is a no brainer, but staring down a wiring harness can be a little intimidating. We worked with the team at Current Performance – one of the leaders in LSX Wiring Conversions, to help create this guide that will help you swap an LSX family engine into just about anything.

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Forty years ago when you talked about tuning a car, there wasn’t much more involved than twisting the distributor or turning a screw on the carburetor. Now, computers are a big boon for us gearheads, and a revolutionary new product lets you tap into the potential of your ECU like never before.

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One of the most important aspects for a properly operating engine is the air/fuel ratio. An air/fuel ratio that is too rich will waste horsepower, and one that is too lean will cause certain destruction to your engine.

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SCT is a high-performance EFI company based in Florida that has a long history as a major player in the tuning wars. Having primarily built their reputation as coders of the Ford EFI platform.

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In the beginning, man created the car… and it wasn’t long before men sought out to modify the car. Once man started modifying car, he needed tuning. Thus, he began a lifetime of checking spark plugs for a rich or lean condition. In 2008, checking spark plugs is so OUT, and wide bands are SO in.

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There’s a glut of air-fuel ratio meters on the market, and picking the right one for you and your car is not an easy task.

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All the way back from the days when raw horsepower dominated the streets, muscle cars have always had their engines topped off with monster four-barrel carbs and aftermarket intake manifolds.

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Back in the day, it was not uncommon to see someone tuning his or her car by ear — the act of tuning or jetting your vehicle and adjusting timing until it sounds just right. Clearly this wasn’t an exact science.

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In the olden days, making sure that your engine was running smoothly required having a trained ear, a great feel for the car behind the wheel, or alternatively, paying someone to take a look at your car. All too often, a lot of horsepower was left on the table or just blown out the exhaust.

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Wiring is usually the last thing an enthusiast thinks about when building a new race car. And – it usually shows. Bundles of unlabeled wires, shorts, difficulty starting, and electrical gremlins usually show up when the car debuts, or soon after.

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MSD’s Pro Data Software is one of the most popular ways you can control your MSD ignition for your race car or street car. However, learning how to use it DOES INVOLVE a learning curve…

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