Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
I'm not a real experienced guy, so I'll try to answer your questions as best as I can (as I am faced with the same situation).
Your sig doesn't mention your fuel system, I am assuming that you are only using the components provided with the Vortech kit. I've done the same except I'm going with an intank pump and an adjustable FPR (before my tune). My biggest concern was/is going with a safe conservative air/fuel curve. I'm looking for power in the 390-400 rwhp range. I had the C&L in my car originally, but I have since put back in the stock meter for fear that I would risk running the car too lean.
I think Autologic is the preferred tuning program by most because it allows the programmer greater latitude in terms of controllable variables. IMO, on a blown application, I'd rather have a custom tuned Superchip than a mail order.
1996 Mystic Cobra, Vortech SQ-V2, Stock Pulley, Diamond Pistons 11.5cc, Eagle Rods, Federal Mogul Bearings, ARP Studs, Total Seal Rings, FMS High Volume Oil Pump, Windage Tray, FMU 6:1, T-Rex, Walbro 255 Intank, Adj FPR, Autometer Boost, FP guages & Shift Light, FMS HD Pressure Plate, Centerforce Clutch, Custom DiabloSport Tune, BBK Long Tubes w/ o/r H, Flowmaster Two Chambers, Aluminum Radiator, Triax, FMS 4.10, Subframes, Sport Springs, Nitto DR
294 rwhp / 279 rwtq (SAE) N/A
409 rwhp / 363 rwtq (SAE) w/ 7 lbs.
2003 Lightning (Sonic Blue) - stock, JDM 2" shackles