August 16, 2010What is the best one and dose any of them not leave a trace in the computer. I know some leave a signature be hind when you reprogram the PCM to stock. I was looking at the edge cts and the diablosport preditor . I want one to reset my tire size and give it some of the power back.
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August 16, 2010I`ve owned Diablo sport and they claim NOT to leave any traces... and I`ve not had any issues with dealer stops.
Also, Superchips Cortex would be the next best choice in my opinion. I believe it even can program the transmission.
August 25, 2010I have the edge evolution, and am happy with the power increase, adn tranny shift firmness. Only problem i have had is if programmed on level 4, which s the highest, as they consider (extreme), I hear a little pinging, when I have the pedal to the
September 3, 2010I just purchased and install the Diblo Predator and I`m very pleased. I`m using the 87 octane tune and I can feel the difference. If gas prices drop then I might consider switching to the 93 tune. I`ve done a lot of reseach and it seemed to be the best choice. If I didn`t get the Diablo then I was going to get a custom tune from Wheatley.
September 3, 2010customs are sweet.
October 1, 2011I have the bullydog gt tuner and I leave it in my truck with the stock tune in it when I go to the dealer. They can`t void your warranty just because you have a tune. They would have to prove that it was the tune that caused the problem. Some dealers acually sale and install programmers from the dealership so I wouldn`t worry about it. The reason for putting it back to stock is because if they do a diagnostics scan on your computer it will wipe out your tune and the programmer won`t work in the truck anymore. You would have to purchase another tuner or custom tune.
October 1, 2011you are almost right.if your programmer gets flashed.yes you have a problem. but not with custom tunes.your tuner will fix it. i have had both. the bully dog worked well. no dought.i still have it for reading codes or if i up grade my custom tune i can switch out to my stock pcm and put the bully dog back on. which i did this summer but between the two my blackbear will smoke the bully dog. the scan tune was built to how my truck runs. vs. a basic tune that uses a set of tables. not trying to down on the bully dog by any means. also the dealer ship can tell if you have had the programmer on it. but they would have to prove that it caused the damage to the part in question. there are more treads on that subject on other forums. it is more fits your needs and mods you are planning to do.now efi live has the auto cal. now that is the best way to go. its like your programmer but its stored with your custom tunes for your truck. so say you want a race mode. bam you just up load it like your one now. stuff like that. or multiple trucks.
October 1, 2011Point taken and I agree with you. I have never had a custom tune installed so I really can`t comment on them. I used superchips on my dodge, my bullydog was installed in my G35 and now in my Sierra. I kinda like having a safe tune for my vehicles. Some programmers allow you to go past the limitations of some vehicles. I have had friends that blew engines,ruined transmissions ext. When you start adjusting timing, trans pressure ext it should be left to the pros. we are in agreement about the flash, it`s true your custom tuner can put it back in but at what cost? I mean what does a custom tune cost compared to programmers? It all boils down to whats right for you and what your vehicle will be used for.
October 1, 2011the custom tune is cheaper than the hand held some what. and it is free tunes for the life of the truck. so if you lets put a cam in or headers.free. my hand held helped my truck for sure. but i felt it held to long in 1 to 2 gears. i didnt like that unless i was towing. not its all super sweet on shifts the rpms are spot on. it will put you back in the seat for sure. hell today some ******* tried to run me over so i got on it a bit to get out of the way and spun the tires in second gear. and thats a 3/4 ton ext. cab. not bad. but like i said the bully dog has some nice options. i just wish you could set the t.m. on it. and adjust the timing a bit more.i bought it after a lot of reading on all of the hand helds. i then joined the forum and started to hear of the custom tune but i was scared to do it for a long while but after reading so much about others results. you almost have to just to get the most out of the truck. plus there is more i want to do to my truck and the custom allows me to make the adjustments as i go.im running the 93 oct. tune and the truck loves it. it runs so much better. am the mpg is better. but the main thing is that once you start to mess with it all the more you discover that the stock tune is so mild its not funny. but i understand they dont want to put a warranty on some ******* who is going to dog the hell out of it them come crying about it later. p.s. welcome to the site.
October 2, 2011lol thanks, I agree with you about the custom tunes and the advantage of adding so many different performance parts and getting the most out of them. You are obviously going to be doing big things with your truck? I on the other hand will be sticking with the mild options lol. The bullydog gt tuner in the 91 octane tune helps, the bullydog rfi intakes works well increasing airflow, and the jet mass airflow sensor allows me to get the most from the increased airflow. The sprint booster was the best mod because it took the lag out of the throttle through the entire powerband. The magnaflow exhaust caps it off by expelling gases with it`s increased air flow compaired to stock. That`s about it for me lol. But if I were going to install cams, headers, superchargers ext, a custom tune would be the best choice.