AEM standalone and tuner view?


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So I really would like to learn how to tune. I cant reason to pay 1200 to inlinepro for them to tune my car (price including s300 and them to socket it because if they dont socket it, they wont guarantee the tune) when I feel that I could just learn how to tune myself. I was thinking chrome pro and just getting a crap ton of eprom chips and chip burner so I can do a bunch of minor adjustments and just swap the chips out. Total cost being about 500. But, I started to consider AEM standalone unit. I've heard that my stock gauges wont work and I'd ahve to get tunerview or an equivalent, is this true? Also, how is the AEM v1 standalone? is it easy to tune on? Any advice is much appreciated!