Gain 30%+ WHP and 40-50% WTQ!
The RPM Motorsports Stage 2 Tune for the Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Redline brings a whole new level of performance to the already nimble Kappa platform. With addition of Upgraded Charge Pipes and our Stage 2 ECU Flash these cars can gain significant power all across the RPM range. Whether you have a manual transmission or an automatic, there are versions of the tune available for both.
One of the first things you will notice right off the bat with the Stage 2 Tune is stock-like drivability when you are cruising around. That all changes the moment that your right foot gets a little heavy, as the Stage 2 tune begins to command instantaneous boost from the turbocharger. Torque output in the 2,500 to 4,000 rpm range pick up by 40-50% and peak horsepower increases around 30%. In addition, the top end power is usable for many more RPMs past the stock power level with usable power on tap all the way out to 6,500 RPM. No more power drop after 5,500 RPMs like the stock tune.
To help the manual transmission equipped cars make use of the new power, the rev limiter is raised from 6,300 to 6,750 RPM to allow you to wind out each gear a little longer.
The automatic transmission equipped cars get similar treatment as well. Since the stock automatic tends to shift at 6,000 RPMs (despite the 6,300 RPM redline painted on the tachometer), you would be leaving a lot of performance potential on the table if you shifted that early. Depending on the particular gear, transmission shift points have been raised from 6,000 RPM to as high as 6,600 RPM. In addition, shift firmness is increased to minimize torque slippage between gears and shift times are reduced by approximately 0.25 seconds per gear change at full throttle.
The Stage 2 Tune makes a perfect upgrade to an already capable car. There is even an option available for those who previously purchased the GM Turbocharger Upgrade Kit (aka, GM Stage 1). There are different versions of the tune designed to work with the 3 Bar MAP sensors provided in the GM Upgrade Kit so that you can further increase your power levels above and beyond those already good gains.
The Proof is in the Power!