DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum (
-   Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 (
-   -   What octane level tune? (

SilverHemi 01-23-2012 08:01 AM

What octane level tune?
Im gunna be home from this tour in less then two weeks and im just curious about the octane tune people are using and there pros vs. cons..... What does it do when u set it to a higher octane and vice verse...... Let me know what u guys think....

rdsabin 01-23-2012 09:36 AM

I use the 91 octane tune and it seems to give me a little more seat of the pants omph. The mileage in the winter averages around 17 mpg on the highway. However I don't drive very much anymore, just to the VA for medical treatment and home, 210 miles round trip.

snrusnak 01-23-2012 10:45 AM

I'm using the 93 tune, it's great. Just like the 91 tune, you're not supposed to tow or haul with it due to all the timing advance. That's the only drawback but I rarely have a lot of weight in the truck anyway, it's usually less than 500 lb and I don't worry about that. During periods where I am often hauling loads I'll switch to the 91 tune and still run 93 octane and this works out well. When towing heavy loads I used to run the tow tune, but it seems like most people run the 87 tune on 91 or 93 octane with good results.

SilverHemi 01-23-2012 01:43 PM

Have you guys had any jerking when its shifting? Ive just heard from other people with the tunes on they experience jerking when shifting

snrusnak 01-23-2012 01:45 PM

Nothing like that here (I use superchips)

Now there is some "jerking" such as a firmer shift due to the trans tuning and disabling torque management....but that's just a firmer shift, not "jerking".

SilverHemi 01-23-2012 01:46 PM

thats good stuff i cant wait to go home and mess with it lol

snrusnak 01-23-2012 01:49 PM

What'd you get, superchips or diablo?

SilverHemi 01-23-2012 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by snrusnak (Post 703013)
What'd you get, superchips or diablo?

I got the Diablo

snrusnak 01-23-2012 01:57 PM

Cool. I've been thinking of trying out diablo as well to compare to the SC...

SilverHemi 01-23-2012 02:04 PM

That would make one good write up comparing the two.....what mods are u running with your tune ...i mean is it customized down to tell it i have a CAI on and a exhaust?

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
= Copyright a Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger