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Old 07-08-2013, 10:14 PM
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Been enjoying the new tune on my truck. I was wondering what all of you guys with tunes are running your throttle boost at. I tried 15% and it was too sensitive. Today I set it at 8%. Seems pretty good there, but I may play with it a little more.
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I tried the throttle boost, but really didn't find it worthwhile. I have a long foot and I hit the floorboards easy enough.
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I had mine @ 8, then I saw a lot of guys on here run theirs @ 20 so that's where I have it now. I agree, it seems too sensitive (for me). I'm probably gonna drop it to the low teens, I just really don't like reflashing the pcm over and over. I've probably already done it a coupla dozen times.
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I had mine @ 8, then I saw a lot of guys on here run theirs @ 20 so that's where I have it now. I agree, it seems too sensitive (for me). I'm probably gonna drop it to the low teens, I just really don't like reflashing the pcm over and over. I've probably already done it a coupla dozen times.
Can't imagine 20. 15 was way too much for me. I think it's been discussed before, but can a pcm be flashed too much? If so what happens to it?
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Can't imagine 20. 15 was way too much for me. I think it's been discussed before, but can a pcm be flashed too much? If so what happens to it?
Not sure if there is a tangible "limit", per say. I just get paranoid (justified or not) about having some kind of failure during the flash and f'ing something up. Also paranoid about raising the flash count in case I ever needed warranty work and getting a tech that has former CSI training or something.
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So I have not really fooled with my tuner ...I have hemifever tune ,so I can kick up the Throttle boost on top of his tine?
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Not sure if there is a tangible "limit", per say. I just get paranoid (justified or not) about having some kind of failure during the flash and f'ing something up. Also paranoid about raising the flash count in case I ever needed warranty work and getting a tech that has former CSI training or something.
Just tell your service department, if they ask why so many resets, that whenever you go out of town for more than two weeks at a time for business or vacation, that you like to remove all your garage parked vehicle batteries and put them on a trickle charger before leaving home. I have a battery charger that I like to use before storing my batteries on a shelf in my laundry room. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.
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Just tell your service department, if they ask why so many resets, that whenever you go out of town for more than two weeks at a time for business or vacation, that you like to remove all your garage parked vehicle batteries and put them on a trickle charger before leaving home. I have a battery charger that I like to use before storing my batteries on a shelf in my laundry room. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.
I'm pretty sure clearing the memory on the pcm isn't the same as rebooting/reflashing the programming. You would lose your entire tune if that was the case.
I wish you could use that excuse, would make it easy.
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A couple of things I forgot to ask.
1. The shifting is so much better now. It doesn't get that ''bogged down'' feeling from skipping to overdrive too soon. It stays in 4th longer. Is that part of Sean's tuning or is it the throttle boost helping?
2. Is any of this going to harm the trans? I wouldn't think it would. If tow/haul doesn't then neither should this tuning. Just asking out of slight paranoia.
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That's the Hemifever custom tune. It won't hurt a thing. In fact the tranny should be running cooler with his custom tuning... All that bogging/luggging around causes heat build up in the tranny. Firmer shifts are actuallly better for the tranny. Auto manufactuers make the tranny shifts soft and mushy so the avg. guy or gal will not complain about the hard shifts.
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