The factory computer-system settingsactually retard the timing under hardacceleration to protect the vehicle's drivetraindurability. In an application such asthis where so many of the original systemshave been altered, that was notneeded. After all, it's a Corvette, right?
COMPATIBILITY WITH93-OCTANE FUEL
Knowing we wanted to maximize performance,the system was set for usewith 93-premium octane, allowing forincreased timing.
The cooling fans were set to come onat 180 degrees rather than the stock settingof 200-plus degrees. This allows theengine to reside in a cooler environmentfor better performance and less possibilityof detonation.
Not only did we raise the shift pointsin the transmission 4 mph, we increasedthe firmness of the shifting for bettertransmission performance and efficiency.
We raised the engine rev-limiter setting200 rpm, from 6,000 to 6,200 rpm.
Charlie's says, "The throttle response ismuch improved. The car has only beentogether since May, and it always felt likethere was a hand on the front of the carpushing it back. The FAST-FLASH programminggreatly improved the throttleresponse of the car. It runs a lot betterthan before. It even let me know aboutthe speedometer error so I could correctthat with a change in the transmissiongear. I'm very pleased with the changeswe made." CF