TunerCat and TunerPro have .bin compare functions. I took a quick glance comparing the Impala SS to a stock caddy and a Caddy VP4. Just engine management settings (not transmission). The spark, VE tables were basically the same. O2 rich/lean was set a little leaner for the SS and caddy has speed limiter MPH & RPM lower than the SS. The SS tune I looked at had PE fueling differences over the caddy tunes. Looks like all the drive-ability (and V4P towing) differences were in the transmission, TCC lockup tuning, plus each has hardware, suspension and mechanical differences. I think the VP4 has some different transmission internals, but don't really have time to research that out. Bottom line looks like putting a caddy tune in a SS will richen it about 1-2% and it will drive like a family sedan. Early softer shifts, more TC engagement,w/RPM limiter around 48-4900 and and speed limiter set at 108. Caddy tune may have a less fuel in PE mode, not sure if that's seat of pants noticeable. As far as the engine it will run without any noticeable differences.
I'm Bob.. 1994 Z28, A4, Stall, CAI, Cam, RR's, 342 rear, LT's , CatBack, Tuned
Last edited by bobdec; 01-30-2013 at 11:01 AM.