First post! Good to meet you all.
So I have the car listed in my signature, and as you can see am just starting to get into some big modifications. I have used and love my Diablosport predator that I got relatively cheap off craigslist, but have recently come to find after I just installed my headers and 70mm TB, that it cant quite do enough for me with the canned tunes within it. As many people do with our headers I ran into the EGR nightmare and just plated it off and did the full custom delete, which does throw a code. I can clear the codes with my predator or amazon app receiver thing but it will still come back every time I start the car which is a hassle. I have heard that you can plug in certain connectors to trick the computer to not throw a code which I'll try to do, because the car does run really great as far as I can tell. And I know I can probably bring it to a local tuner or get a cheap email tune to tune out this code.. but I have never done either of these and don't know how to go about it.
I'm nervous seeing all the things about the Diablosport kind of dying off from the mustang tuners and my few google searches I found no luck in getting an email to talk to a tuner for the 4.0. I would still need to buy the cables for my tuner to hook up to my computer for around $50 it seems, so I want to make sure I can use this tuner before I follow through with ordering those.
Another point that has me nervous is I am waiting to install my t-lock and 4.10 gears into my car, which won't necessarily need a tune but I will get annoyed real quick driving around with my tach and speedo off. And then next up I have the zex nitrous kit, I have supercharged a 2.4 cobalt ss, and done big jobs such as manual swapping a 3000gt with the vr4 conversion, so the actual mechanic challenge doesn't intimidate me whatsoever but tuning does. This car means a lot to me and is my DD. I don't plan on running more than a 75 shot and am still leaning toward sticking with a 50 if I can, but NOS is new to me so I apologize for not knowing all of the set up that goes with it.
Is there an option for software to learn how to tune things myself (I know.. I know, this is best left to professionals, I've heard that and understand the danger, I'm just looking for options). Or am I looking at talking with local Dyno tuners (I live in Michigan) and getting in connection with one of them? Or is there an email tuner option for my predator, or do I need to look into an SCT or other brand of sorts.
Thank you all for your time I appreciate it I'm super stoked to get far with mods to this car but am held up by the tuning aspect :/ so hopefully I can get an affordable option as I am still a college student for one more year.
Please let me know of any questions you may have for me or if there is any information you need to help
2005 Legend Lime 4.0 5Speed
Drivetrain: K&N Drop-in, LUK clutch, GT mufflers, BBK 70mm TB, EGR Delete, PaceSetter Shorty Headers, Diablosport 93 Tune, Vex nitrous kit, 7.5 rear t-lok and 4.10 gears (8.8 rear soon)
Suspension: GT500 shocks/struts, Eibach Springs, GT500 Rear Control arms, Steeda strut bar
Cosmetics: Louvers, GT spoiler, GT black wheels with chrome lip, eleanor bumper, gt500 shift knob, GT grill with fogs, 3D carbon side skirts & rear diffuser/skirt