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Old 12-02-2009, 02:42 PM
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I like your rear window vinyl sign, and the coloring!!! I put one on my wife's truck that said "Bad Ass Girls Drive Bad Ass Trucks".
I actually had that one on my '03 Dakota.

I have this one on the Ram:


I just had some unit decals made for our christmas party, but haven't put one on the truck yet. (too cold and no garage furnace fuel)

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ive made this a habit on every vehicle i work on,chrysler does pay the tech to update the modules,and in these times,im taking everything i can get.i started this awhile back.
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Same here. It's a win-win for everyone.
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NO is this something you need to hurry and jump on???? or just wait and the next time it needs to go in for something do it??
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So long as your truck is covered under the factory warranty, the updates are free of charge. As for aftermarket warranties, we've had little luck getting them to foot the bill, and even when they do, the vehicle has always been in for a related repair so not all the modules get the needed updates.
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Remerson228 I was wondering if you are familiar with the "Death Flash" on the 2nd gens? Is there a way of knowing if a truck actually got the death flash, and if it has it, is there a way to get rid of it? I have a sticker under my hood with numbers on it but my truck seems run pretty strong. It is only a 318 so it's not a race truck. Just wondering if they flashed it and robbed me of power way back when.
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Without knowing what software is in your PCM, I can't really tell you. I do know the flash changed the ignition timing due to a pinging issue and did reduce power to some extent. I'm not sure if they just changed the curve or the total advance as Chrysler doesn't always tell us what exactly they've done. If you're happy with the way the truck runs now, don't worry about it. You can always get hold of a tuner and reprogram the curve that way if you're looking for a little performance gain. I've heard mixed reviews on it being worth the expense, so it may be worth your while to post that question in the 5.2 engine mod section and let the people that have done it give you thier opinions.
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Very good info. Thank you. I have an 07 QC 5.7 with lazy shifts....hope flash fixes.
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Very good info. Thank you. I have an 07 QC 5.7 with lazy shifts....hope flash fixes.

If a reflash will not fix it, the Predator tune will.
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Had the PCM flash updated the other day, and the lazy shift (hesitation) still persists. I think there's some forcefield arounf the dealerships, because leaving the place I was like, ahhh nice shifts...., but by the time I got home the lazy O' shift monster had returned. I assume this engineering marvel is more forgiving on the drivetrain parts, but I will be looking into the Predator tuner in the near future.
How does the Predator increase shift performance? Because, It's not like it just eases into gear...there's an actual hesitation; same as other have described in previous posts.

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