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FireWire 03-25-2012 09:27 AM

can an update flash be bad?
 
The last time I was at dealer for an oil change, I asked about any new flashes my truck should have.
My complaint was the throttle pedal vibration many of us have.
I have complained about this since I got the truck.
Of course, they don't feel it on a test drive.
The service manager gets a new Ram to drive several times a year and says they all do it and it's normal.
Anyway, he said sometimes a new flash has given negative results.
He told me that a flash for drivability may make mileage worse.
Has this happened to anyone?

huntergreen 03-25-2012 12:05 PM

i do not have any pedal vibration, and yes i have heard of problems after a flash.

immokalee98 03-25-2012 12:51 PM

I don't have the vibration either.

Stump3r 03-25-2012 01:23 PM

I've had three different flashes done to correct drivability, the middle one was crap! Gas mileage went in the dumper the MDS shudder was horrific. They did another flash and instantly I had my Ram back. So to answer your question.... hell yes you can get a bad flash :D

FireWire 03-25-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by immokalee98 (Post 759125)
I don't have the vibration either.

I hate this vibration that the dealer can't seem to fix. They have implied that I am feeling the MDS.
Since I have the 18" magnaflow there is no doubt when MDS is on.
The vib is there when MDS on or off.

hoyter 03-26-2012 05:57 PM

I had my pedal vibration pushed off as drone from the magnaflow.

FireWire 03-27-2012 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoyter (Post 760240)
I had my pedal vibration pushed off as drone from the magnaflow.

I put the Magnaflow on after I had the truck for about 9 months.
I complained about the vibes from day one of getting the truck. It's nothing to do with the muffler.

gysnst2 03-27-2012 10:35 PM

I also have had 3 flashes for drive ability. Like others the 2nd one was crap. This newest one was much better. My gas mileage shot up from 12 to 16.9 on the expressway. I am happy again. When I bought it I was getting 16 on the expressway.

FireWire 03-28-2012 12:43 PM

The service guy told me that if you get a flash that you don't like, you can't go back.

hoyter 04-05-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FireWire (Post 760840)
I put the Magnaflow on after I had the truck for about 9 months.
I complained about the vibes from day one of getting the truck. It's nothing to do with the muffler.

I agree, my vibration existed prior to the muffler.


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