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Old 02-23-2012, 01:39 PM
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been thinking of getting one myself!
i hate how it loses speed on the interstate going up a hill with the cruise on,if it would fix that,that would be wonderful
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:47 PM
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been thinking of getting one myself!
i hate how it loses speed on the interstate going up a hill with the cruise on,if it would fix that,that would be wonderful
Fixed it for me.. I even went up a pretty long hill the other day and it kept its speed the whole time with cruise set to 75. I'm glad I got one - that being said just keep an eye out for a good deal.. I got mine for $200 off craigslist.
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Fixed it for me.. I even went up a pretty long hill the other day and it kept its speed the whole time with cruise set to 75. I'm glad I got one - that being said just keep an eye out for a good deal.. I got mine for $200 off craigslist.
thanks for the info
did it help throttle response?
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thanks for the info
did it help throttle response?
maybe a little.. I never really noticed bad throttle response so I cant say for sure.
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my throttle response is awful,maybe it would help mine!
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my throttle response is awful,maybe it would help mine!
It also looks like you have larger tires and a leveling kit? The superchips can correct your tack and speed to compensate for the larger tires. I went from the stock ~30in to 35s and I've noticed a huge difference. Now when my tack is showing 60mph, I'm actually going 60mph, instead of actually going 67ish. This will also help the engine know the proper place to shift as it's shifting like it has smaller tires on it, instead of something that has a much bigger diameter.

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It is extremely important to run the same octane gas OR HIGHER than the tune says. So for the 87 tune you NEED to use 87 octane or higher. For the 93 tune you NEED to use 93 octane or higher. If you use 87 octane with the 93 tune you will get detonation and could cause engine damage. It will run like crap as well.

I believe they say you need to use at least 91 octane with the tow tune. I (and others) have found that using the 87 tune with 91 octane while towing gives a great combination (better mpg than the tow tune).
Whats the best tune to run for everyday driving? all we have available here where i live is 85.5 which i never use and 91 octane which i do use. i just got my tuner and i don't want to get things wrong and mess up my truck.
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Whats the best tune to run for everyday driving? all we have available here where i live is 85.5 which i never use and 91 octane which i do use. i just got my tuner and i don't want to get things wrong and mess up my truck.
I've never heard of 85.5 octane fuel....wtf is that used for? lol. Every car pretty much is designed for 87 octane, and some higher.

Anyway, if you have 91 in your area, you could run a 91 tune, and that would be good performance and mpg for the street. I usually run a 93 tune as 93 is available just about everywhere in my area. Lately I've been running an 87 tune to save ~thirty or forty cents a gallon though. MPG doesn't really change between the 87 and 93 tune from what I can tell, but power is better on the 93 tune for sure.

Another option(though a PITA) is to mix the 91 and 85.5 octanes to get an 87 octane and use an 87 octane tune.
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