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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 01-17-2012, 04:59 PM
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I am looking into getting a tuner in the near future. My only current performance mod is 18" magnaflow muffler with rebuilt front y pipe (factory duals). I will soon be adding a K&N drop in filter. That will be about it for my performance mods.

This truck is my daily driver and i drive back and forth between NY and PA every two weeks for work (about 200 miles. 70/30 highway and city driving). In the summer i also haul a boat.

My question to everyone is what is the best tuner for my application? I want the best fuel economy i can get and also a little more power for the occasions i do have to haul something. I see a forum favorite is diablo tuners. What model diablo (or other brand tuner) best suites my needs?

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Got an iphone? I would look into getting this....

http://diablosport.com/index.php?mod...isplay&pid=201

If not get a predator well worth every penny.
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no iphone, ipod touch though? does the predator have preset tunes or do i have to manually adjust all the parameters? and do i need to leave it plugged in after setting a tune, because it doesnt look like something you would mount on your dash?
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I have the Diablosport Trinity and all you need is a computer to update it with the lastest software. Comes with disk with needed programs to download and install to the Trinity and then to your truck. Just go to the Diablosport website. You can do a ton of stuff with it. With the mods you have all you need to do is load the performance mods that come preloaded. Go to youtube and search for diablosport trinity to see it in action.
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i do really like the trinity but im just not sure if i want to spend $600 . is it really worth the money?
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i do really like the trinity but im just not sure if i want to spend $600 . is it really worth the money?

Yea it's not cheap. There is a diablosport section here, there is info on both. You will have to compare the two and decide which is best for you. Oh if you have a 2011 or newer your out of luck as there in no tuner for them yet.
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I have the SC Cortex and for me it works great. It has canned programs for 87, milage, towing and 91. It also allows you to customize each one to your liking. You can also disable MDS. When I first installed the 87 tune I could tell the difference right off the bat.
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my truck is an '09 so i know the tuners will work. i just have to decide waht will work best for me. i dont want to pay a lot of money for a whole bunch of stuff i dont need.
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if your not planning on any of the serious mods, your better off with superchips, they have better tranny control... if I didn't require custom tuning I probably would still be running superchips..
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DSP would have been my top choice, but they dont make it for my truck.i ended up going with SCT by Hemifever and i have no complaints.i noticed a difference
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