i know this has probably been posted before but im lazy to search. my car has a trickflow hci, pro-m 80 mm maf/intake kit, 24 lb injectors and all supporting bolt ons, accufab 70mm tb. the car jus doesnt run right and doesnt pull like i feel it should. when the engine is cold is breaks up and wants to die out unless i hold it at 2k steadily, itll backfire a lil. then when it gets to operating temp it idles fine. when u goose it, it has nice torque but jus doesnt rip to 6k like its supposed to. 2nd gear is the only gear itll pull pretty hard. this car jus feels like its getting choked. oh yeah, i dont run my smog pump anymore, and i have the ports under the upper intake plugged off. whats the chances that my lack of emissions control could contribute to a lack of power? i know this is such a broad question. its jus very frustratiing to have a car with great parts on it and it feels like a turd. now the question i have as stated in the title of the thread is, do you guys prefer letting a dyno tuner sort these kinda things out or tune the car yourself with a pms or tweecer? those 2 options are very expensive but i like the idea of not having to be married to some shop and being able to change things urself whenever u want, and only having to cough up the bucks once. the best tuner in nj (laroccas) is not right around the corner for me and i dont like the idea of having a problem with the car on a long drive. anyone with experience on this and has the patience to help me out, id really appreciate it. i choose to post a question like this here because of the very technically proficient crowd at this site. sorry for the book.