Python venom 400 pcm ?

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  1. fiveoho

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    wondering if any of you guys are running the Venom 400 PCM on your 94/95 ?

    the module claims a 25% increase in the 1000-5000 rpm range and better throttle response. its a $300 piece, i got one a while back for 1/2 that but never have installed it.

    anyone tried this module? curious if you can really tell a power gain or not.
    should i try it or sell it and just get a A9L computer (tryin to get rid of that timing retard between shifts) ?

    also, this would be goin on a fresh 306...would it still work with the bigger H/C/I etc?


    thanks guys
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    A 25% gain on a NA h/c/i combo of 300rwhp = 75rwhp :banana:

    I gotta think the reality here would be more like :bs:

    As for moving back to an A9L pcm.

    Lots of opinions and strong feelings about it :shrug:

    A 15 sec search using PIH shows 66 threads in this forum :eek:

    Others like you have thought the same :)

    I'd go see what all the talk is about :nice:

    As for me ...... I say tune your original pcm :D

    Look forward to seeing how your 306 combo turns out :banana:

    Grady
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    preciate it grady.

    more and more i read peoples opinions on the 400, the more they call :bs:

    and for good reason i guess. if 300 bucks or less could get you a 25% gain, id say everyone would have 1 :D
    i was just hoping for a glimmer that it might be what they said it was :nonono:

    o well, cross your fingers for me when i get the 306 together for 300 rwhp :)
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    I am glad you did not take my reply as me wanting to ............

    Rain all over your parade :nono:

    Since you got it for a very good price. :nice:

    Seems like you could get out from under it easily ......... that is

    unless you wanted to give it a try. :shrug:

    Even though 25% is unreasonable ........

    One would think it would give some kind of gain. :banana:

    Grady
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    :QUOTE=final5-0]I am glad you did not take my reply as me wanting to ............

    Rain all over your parade :nono:

    Since you got it for a very good price. :nice:

    Seems like you could get out from under it easily ......... that is

    unless you wanted to give it a try. :shrug:

    Even though 25% is unreasonable ........

    One would think it would give some kind of gain. :banana:

    Grady[/QUOTE]


    surely it would make -some- difference....:shrug:
    but some of the guys that posted on here , in other threads, that used the 400 said they had some idle issues and crappy throttle response:notnice:

    like you said, i dont have too too much in it, maybe i can sell it.
    wonder if i could get $150 out of it ....thats 1/2 what a new one costs :bang:

    anyway, guys on here said to take what grady says as gold.....so grady, shoot me some advice. take a look at my sig. i want to make at least 300 rwhp.....can i do it with that combo? :shrug:

    cant decide on afr 185s or 165s.... i get different opinions from different ppl. they say for what im doin, the 165 might suit some more bottom end grunt.
    and yes..i know i know i have a off-the-shelf cam on there and it may be a little on the big side. i called Reed custom cams to get some specs on a custom grind and his cam is so close to a trickflow stage1. his is like 222/228 and 510/510. the stage1 is 221/225 499/510 . that seems REALLY close for a extra $120.....what do u think?

    id like to run the tfs stage 2 ....i want some thumpin but i dont want too much cam either and kill the bottom end.....:nono:

    can i get away with the stage 2 (224/232 542/563)?
    or is that custom grind that much different than a stage 1?

    any help would be GREATLY appreciated :hail2:

    thanks again:)
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    Gee

    I certainly don't have all the answers :nono:

    But thanks for the vote of confidence :D

    I'm really not the best kind of help for cam facts as I used a hired gun to kill my concerns about a cam. :)

    Those specs you gave do seem close to each other. :shrug:


    You said your eye was fixed on at least 300rwhp
    AND
    It seemed you wanted my opinion about how to get it

    If I was to do my combo all over again .............

    I'd do it all the same except ..................

    Have Ed go a bit hotter with the cam
    Use race type or non ball & socket LT headers
    Have the lower ported

    I firmly believe the above will produce 350rwhp or very close to it
    AND
    Provide a torque curve that still is close to my current curve
    PLUS
    Have the ability to give stock like drivability .......... IF ..............

    You have the right tune that is :D

    Grady
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    i appreciate all your advice / pointers. feel free to post any more or give any more insight. i got a feeling i'll be askin you plenty more :D

    thanks again

    jeremy
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    Pssssst, that aint the word on the street. :D :hail2:
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