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Old 07-01-2013, 09:37 PM
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ok i have a headache from reading about tuners for my truck. So now im asking the RF help from the ones with a 2012 DODGE RAM HEMI. so plz only 2012 thanks. Here is a list of what parts im going to add on my truck: 85mm TB,catch can,S&B CAI, and a 14'' magnaflow exhaust. My truck is a 4x4 so I wont be needing it to race, just want to tweak everything to work together.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:14 PM
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imho, bully dog is the tuner of choice if you have diesel. not so much for a gas engine. do a search and you find people have a ticking problem with BD.
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yes i seen a few of them said that but used higher octane or catch can. I been reading post for 2 weeks now, my head hurts lol
was just thinking about getting all my parts on it and the 85mm TB and not worry about a programmer for now,
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I run hypertech interceptor and am happy thus far.
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what all did you see using the hypertech interceptor?
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what all did you see using the hypertech interceptor?
Throttle response was the #1 improvement.

After that the truck seems to have more pep in it's step! Just a better overall drive especially on the highway. Less pedal needed to get moving, even with MDS needing to disengage, etc.

My gas mileage is starting to truly improve - I'm beginning to average 17mpg, in the 20's on the highway is a big bonus.
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i like my bd and i would never run a bullydog on our diesels. did it once and egt's just skyrocketed.all we run on our diesels our h&S which is the best and smarty . from my experience and the price i tried the bd for my hemi and am happy with it but several people seem to have some issues with em. ive noticed better shifts,throttle response and slight increase in mpg.
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I'm like you...looking to pull the trigger on a tuner and I have read a whole lot here. I did talk to my local 4X4 shop and he said he does not install BD but he removes a lot of them (4 in the last 2 months). He said problems are common with them. From my research... I'm leaning towards going to the Hemifever site and buying a Diablo with the Hemifever custom tune. I have not read any negative on it at all (I have on the Diablo can tunes). I'm not going to race but I'm looking for better shifting and throttle response and I like that he will tweek your tune after you have been driving for a bit. Having said all this I as interested as you are to get 2012 opinions from owners.

You guys can help me out with this....I think it was the White Lightning tune that a couple of people have lost there Tranny's from. That is my biggest concern with a tune is taking out my tranny.
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Same here. Been running it for over 2 months now. Only issue I had was some light pinging after the wife put in 87. I am running the regular tune and I always put in 91. I believe if you install a tune you should run higher than what is recommended.

Removed the tune recently for a dealer visit to replace a leaky shock and hated it. Put it back in as soon as I got home.
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lol i love how yall remove the tuners to go to dealership
to give yall a heads up,.they have a new software that will let them know you had a tuner in it, it wont show what kind or what yall reprogrammed, but show when it was installed and when you took it out,. they do leave a trace, even if you flash it to factory, it will show it was flashed and from what date ,just saying lol
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