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I'm located in Rhode Island and I am looking for a reputable tuner who is familiar with the LS platform and more importantly, the Cadillac V platform.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm located in Rhode Island and I am looking for a reputable tuner who is familiar with the LS platform and more importantly, the Cadillac V platform.

Thanks in advance.
It is first and foremost, like you said, someone who knows the Vs, versus someone who knows Corvette or Camaros and thinks that Caddys are same.

Caddy shops can work on others, not vice versa.
 

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Pat G if going remote tuning.

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It is first and foremost, like you said, someone who knows the Vs, versus someone who knows Corvette or Camaros and thinks that Caddys are same.

Caddy shops can work on others, not vice versa.
I hear that. It’s hard to find good shops up here, the market is much smaller compared to Florida Cali Texas etc. I had good luck with Dave’s shop. Pat g is who he uses for all ls based vehicles. I’ve also heard of slowhawk performance but I can’t give you first hand knowledge. I believe he’s more of a vette guy
 

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subscribed just to see if anyone spills the beans on RPM. I've watched a lot of their videos and have even thought lately about sending my car to them. I live in Alabama where there's only a couple guys that will work with caddilacs.
 

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There's a lot of drama with the following tuners as I believe they hate each other, just do a search and you'll see.

Justin White
RPM

That being said, Justin White's tunes get the job done and he knows how to get the most out of a setup.

Drama free - Pat G and Cal Hartline. I don't know if Cal remote tunes.

Downside, Pat G. is a very busy remote and in house tuner. It can take several days to a week or so for an initial tune.....but understand alot of work goes into the initial tune. You will need to purchase HPTuners or EFI Live (if he uses EFI live, not sure) and data log your car and email to Pat for revisions. He will work on revisions until you are happy with the way the car runs. I used Pat G. for my base tuning and have made my own adjustments afterwards. I'd say the goal is for you to tune on your own down the road.

Be VERY careful with local shops. Far too many just rape the PE settings, change the maf table and send you on your way. Drivability will be hot garbage.

Take my advice as simply my advice. Search here and do some research on what to ask local to help determine if they are a good choice. Get a wideband O2 sensor so you can always monitor your fueling.

Cheers.
 

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I'd rather you use Pat G or JW over any typical local shop.

Just be clear about your risk tolerance with anyone you use. I personally have been very pleased with Pat G (twice).

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I'd rather you use Pat G or JW over any typical local shop.

Just be clear about your risk tolerance with anyone you use. I personally have been very pleased with Pat G (twice).

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Pat has done several tunes for me and another on the way. I couldn't be happier with a remote tune.
 

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There's a lot of drama with the following tuners as I believe they hate each other, just do a search and you'll see.

Justin White
RPM

That being said, Justin White's tunes get the job done and he knows how to get the most out of a setup.

Drama free - Pat G and Cal Hartline. I don't know if Cal remote tunes.

Downside, Pat G. is a very busy remote and in house tuner. It can take several days to a week or so for an initial tune.....but understand alot of work goes into the initial tune. You will need to purchase HPTuners or EFI Live (if he uses EFI live, not sure) and data log your car and email to Pat for revisions. He will work on revisions until you are happy with the way the car runs. I used Pat G. for my base tuning and have made my own adjustments afterwards. I'd say the goal is for you to tune on your own down the road.

Be VERY careful with local shops. Far too many just rape the PE settings, change the maf table and send you on your way. Drivability will be hot garbage.

Take my advice as simply my advice. Search here and do some research on what to ask local to help determine if they are a good choice. Get a wideband O2 sensor so you can always monitor your fueling.

Cheers.
There's a lot of drama with the following tuners as I believe they hate each other, just do a search and you'll see.

Justin White
RPM

That being said, Justin White's tunes get the job done and he knows how to get the most out of a setup.

Drama free - Pat G and Cal Hartline. I don't know if Cal remote tunes.

Downside, Pat G. is a very busy remote and in house tuner. It can take several days to a week or so for an initial tune.....but understand alot of work goes into the initial tune. You will need to purchase HPTuners or EFI Live (if he uses EFI live, not sure) and data log your car and email to Pat for revisions. He will work on revisions until you are happy with the way the car runs. I used Pat G. for my base tuning and have made my own adjustments afterwards. I'd say the goal is for you to tune on your own down the road.

Be VERY careful with local shops. Far too many just rape the PE settings, change the maf table and send you on your way. Drivability will be hot garbage.

Take my advice as simply my advice. Search here and do some research on what to ask local to help determine if they are a good choice. Get a wideband O2 sensor so you can always monitor your fueling.

Cheers.
Ok. Thanks JAustin for the clarification and very useful advice. I recently had it tuned and the whole process, including the end result was less than satisfactory. I was told by my tuner the OEM torque converter is too small for the car. I then spoke to Tim King and after looking over my mod list, he stated the converter 'should be fine'. So, mixed signals and conflicting information has me seeking a tuner I can trust.
 

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Another vote for Pat G. Super easy to work with and stands behind his work.
 
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