GM Gen V Complete Learning Set

The Tuning School


The Tuning School

This is our most comprehensive learning system yet. It features the GM Gen V printed course along with the online learning companion.  ONLINE The GM Gen V Fundamentals and Tuning Process Online...

This is our most comprehensive learning system yet. 
It features the GM Gen V printed course along with the online learning companion. 


The GM Gen V Fundamentals and Tuning Process Online Course is a companion course, designed to provide a supercharged experience for every student who is learning at home. 

This course will teach you a step-by-step tuning process and help you to identify the problems with the Virtual Torque system, which include Driver Demand, Peak Torque, and the Virtual Torque maps.  You can tune with confidence knowing that we have developed a safe, effective and repeatable process for you to follow.

In 10 comprehensive sessions, you be guided through the materials as you learn a step-by-step tuning process for Gen V engine GM vehicles. 

Your Companion Course includes:

  • Almost 10 hours of teaching and lectures
  • Over 20 additional resource videos
  • Bonus session on Basic Engine Fundamentals adding additional teaching on internal combustion, airflow, induction, fueling, spark, and knock
  • Exclusive access to our private online support community
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Multiple articles, quizzes, and practical self-assessments



  • Includes the latest knowledge for tuning Virtual Torque, Direct Injection Timing, Torque Management and much more!
  • Based on HP Tuners VCM Suite, this most recent GM GEN V course was developed for anyone who wants to learn from scratch!
  • Follow specific processes using our laminates to tune bolt-on, heads/cam and forced induction GEN V Cars, Trucks and SUV's.
  • Full 200+ page color course workbook with screenshots of what the parameters and tables are that you need to adjust, along with why and how to.
  • 1 year of support included!

Detailed Information

The new GEN V ECM builds upon the methods and processes of its predecessors, which made use of Fuel, Spark and Airflow models to run older engines.  The new GEN V ECM is torque based and you must understand the torque model and how it functions to properly tune this ECM for your vehicle's modifications.

The R&D Team has spent countless hours needed to have an in depth process that covers how to identify the problems with the Virtual Torque system, which include Driver Demand, Peak Torque, and the Virtual Torque maps.

We've created checks and balances using the new HP Tuners VCM Scanner's Math functions to ensure we are getting the torque numbers right, by comparing real torque numbers we derive from airflow and estimated torque from the Virtual Torque system.  We call it a sanity check, which helps the tuner find the problem or ensure it is correct.

The processes we include describe the potential problems you can have (throttle closures, spark reduction or increases) and how to identify the source and then fix the source of the problem(s).

What can you learn with our course?

  • How to adjust the direct injection fuel angle (injection timing) for maximum spray time with your actual camshaft timing events!
  • How to adjust the Peak Torque, Driver Demand and Virtual Torque systems and understand why they behave the way they do.
  • How to keep the engine running at maximum power safely - with commanded throttle and spark following your requests.
  • How to adjust Idle for large cams, turbos, and superchargers.

Features of the course include:

  • The basics of how to use the HP Tuners VCM Suite (VCM Scanner and Editor)
  • What tables need to be changed for your tuning needs
  • What the common ranges are for the tables being adjusted.
  • How the Direct Injection fuel system works
  • The proper order of tuning, to include Airflow, Fuel, Spark, Torque and more.

This course ships complete with the following items:

  • GEN V Tuning workbook  (200+ pages)
  • MAF & Virtual VE Guide supplement workbook
  • The Tuning Checklists (Specific to car modification type)
  • The Tuning Tree (a map of table locations)
  • Technical Tuning Support for one year

To view some excerpts and examples from the course click here

**Shipping policy** Paid orders received by 10am EDT will be processed for shipment the same day. Orders received after 10am EDT will be processed for shipment the next business day. Weekends and holidays will be processed next business day.


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Our return policy extends for 30 days past the date of purchase.  

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the original packaging.

Several types of goods are exempt from being returned:

* Downloadable software products

* HP Tuner Credit purchases

* Online courses

*Live/private hands-on seminars 


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Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

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We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at admin@thetuningschool.com or call 727-264-8875 for return authorization. Then send your item to: 2328 Destiny Way Suite A, Odessa, FL, 33556, United States.


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Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.



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