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    Gixxer1
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    Hello guys. I wanted to introduce myself and say that this site is great! I was on here years ago, but sold my 1995 6 spd coupe. On the bright side, I just purchased a MINT 1996 CE coupe 6 spd with 44k on it. This guy was the original owner and had both tops, keys, remotes, original window sticker, everything. Never been in rain, always garaged! I fell in love. I think I got a good deal at $18,000. He was asking $22,000 but got frustrated because no one before had the means to get the money. I was thinking of putting 4.10's in it for better off the line torque. does anyone else have this done? Thanks, and keep up the great site!


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    Welcome to Corvette Action Center. I like the 96CEs, great vettes.
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    Congrats on your 'new' car. The CE LT4 combination is really nice.
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    thanks guys. It's great to be part of the family again.

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    Welcome back Gixxer1!

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    Congrat on finding a cherry CE with both tops. I also have a CE and am about to have the 4.10's installed. Hopefully in the next couple of days. I bought the gears from Randy's ring and pinion. I'll be using a '95 PCM to correct the speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC-LT4
    I'll be using a '95 PCM to correct the speedo.
    Am I to understand you correctly?? Your swapping out the 96PCM for the 95 or just using the ratio data inside??

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    Welcome back , Congrats on your car, it sounds nice, Guy
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    Am I to understand you correctly?? Your swapping out the 96PCM for the 95 or just using the ratio data inside??
    That's correct. I'll be starting with the base lt4 program in a '95 PCM, then use TunerCat or LT1 edit to adjust for the speedo as well as squeeze out more hp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC-LT4
    That's correct. I'll be starting with the base lt4 program in a '95 PCM, then use TunerCat or LT1 edit to adjust for the speedo as well as squeeze out more hp.
    hmmm..I'm confused . Bear with me...the 95 PCMs have base LT1 programs I thought, is that what you meant? Then modify that using edit? I thought the LT4 prog was specific to 96. Please educate us illiterates ...thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by stgry1
    hmmm..I'm confused . Bear with me...the 95 PCMs have base LT1 programs I thought, is that what you meant? Then modify that using edit? I thought the LT4 prog was specific to 96. Please educate us illiterates ...thx
    I'm using a '95 (OBDI) PCM out of an Impala and reflashing it with the base LT4 program converted from OBDII to OBDI. From that point using TunerCat or LT1 Edit we (my mechanic and I) will change the various parameters to pull more hp out of the LT4.
    Hope that this helps clarify.

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    Hi Gixxer1,

    Congrats on the CE! Sounds like a great find. I just had 3.90's installed in my CE-LT4 and I love it. I was going for the 4.10's but Larry at the Corvette Shop in San Diego convinced me that the 3.90's might be a better choice given the large amount of relatively fast freeway driving I do on my daily driver. So far its great. I'm not a real 1/4 mile track kinda guy, so 4.10's might be better there (don't know). While you're at it, you may find a short throw shifter a good idea as well. I went with Hurst Billet Plus, which I am also very happy with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC-LT4
    I'm using a '95 (OBDI) PCM out of an Impala and reflashing it with the base LT4 program converted from OBDII to OBDI. From that point using TunerCat or LT1 Edit we (my mechanic and I) will change the various parameters to pull more hp out of the LT4.
    Hope that this helps clarify.
    Ahhhh, yes now that makes sense!!

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    Let us know how the pcm comes out. Can you do baseline runs (dyno or track)? I went on the website for tuning pcm's but I'm chicken to let anyone mess with mine. It runs very well now. I'd like to just turn on the fans earlier (without a/c), but lt1 edit is pretty expensive for just that.
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