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Exclamation 1996 PI Swap or Tune?

Right now I own a 1996 GT with a full exhaust w/ no cats and a CAI. The car has been running rich, with a shaky idle, and some odd shifting right after starting the car up. I want to try to fix these issues, meanwhile gain some horses. I was thinking an SCT tuner would be good because it should be able to help out with the minor problems I'm having as well as give me some HP in the process. I know if it was strictly for horsepower the PI swap would do better, but it also costs more than $400 correct? I know AM likes to claim a 20 hp/30 tq gain for the tuner, but I feel that it would be about half of that. Anyone have any feedback? Thanks

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Running without CATs could be one of your issues, but i would not rule out others, vaccum leaks, unmetered air, etc.
The SCT will help, how much? hard to tell.

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Not running cats is going to make the exhaust smell more rich. How exactly are you getting the idea that it is running rich? I would take the car to a tuner with a dyno and buy a hand held to get the most out of the car honestly. That's just my opinion.

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