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Old 11-29-2011, 12:17 AM
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I have a K&N aircharger CAI already on my truck which is a 2010 Ram 1500 HEMI. I plan on putting a Borla exhaust system on in the near future. I was wondering which chip would work the best in giving me the most mpg's while also giving the most HP and Torque out of my HEMI. What would you recommend???


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I don't know about the Diablo, but I have the super chip on my truck and am very happy with the mileage. I was getting 22 mph before the chip, 25 after in highway driving, no load.
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Either, really. Unless you're planning major mods, the superchip is the better of the two, it's just limited in its custom tuning ability. The SC has better transmission programming and adjustability than the Diablo. I personally run a Diablo Trinity because I have quite a few mods that required custom tuning.
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I also have the SC cortex tuner, seen improvements in MPG and in power. I hear the DSP is also a great tuner. There are many threads on here that discuss these tuners.
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Should my MPG's go up with the chip because with the K&N I was averaging 15 and it dropped to 12.5 MPG. Anyone else had that happen?
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Mileage drops after the addition of a CAI because:

1. Throttle response is improved and it's soooo much fun to get on it...hence a heavy right foot and a loss of MPG.

2. Your truck's computer isn't used to the new Air/Fuel mixture and hasn't calibrated to it completely.

This is where a programmer (not "chip") will help you with the MPG issue. It optimizes fuel delivery and timing, making the engine more efficient and powerful at the same time.

I run a DiabloSport Predator on both my HEMI powered vehicles. But for minimal tuning and no future mod plans, the SC Cortex will do just as good a job.
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Oh okay well I will be getting the SC for sure in the near future. Thanks for the help MADDOG.
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I have a DiabloSport Trinity and know a couple other people that run Predators. We are all happy with the improvements.
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When I chose the DSP instead of the SC , the main reason was the DSP does not leave a foot print after you return the stock tune when you are going to take your truck to the dealer. If the dealer detects a programer was used, they could use it as an excuse to void your warranty. Maybe someone could chime in and clarify , but I believe the SC does leave a foot print.
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