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Old 07-06-2010, 08:12 PM
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Diablo Predator...I can't afford a trinity..
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I'm guessing thats the trinity? I spent $400 on the unit and installed it myself. "install" is a little over the top, I plugged it in and ran a power wire. Anyway, if your comparing the trinity to a GT, its a $1k unit v $400. A comparable BD product is the PMT. So...apples and oranges in my opinion. Broke ass me cant afford to spend that kind of money.
I didn't want to spend a lot of $$$, I don't care for a display, and I'm not going to ever put my RAM on the track or analyze it as if I were, so, $286 for a SC Cortex works just fine for me,,,

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I'm guessing thats the trinity? I spent $400 on the unit and installed it myself. "install" is a little over the top, I plugged it in and ran a power wire. Anyway, if your comparing the trinity to a GT, its a $1k unit v $400. A comparable BD product is the PMT. So...apples and oranges in my opinion. Broke ass me cant afford to spend that kind of money.
no its the regular one you can get unlimited tunes for 500 or the diablo by self for like 350 ish
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I didn't want to spend a lot of $$$, I don't care for a display, and I'm not going to ever put my RAM on the track or analyze it as if I were, so, $286 for a SC Cortex works just fine for me,,,

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Sc can almost log all the same info...I remember watchin a bunch of stuff with the sc 3815...
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..that's why when you do mods.. do the research, compare APPLES to APPLES...ask the people who actually USE the product... I love readin the truck mags but dang if i'm ever gonna FALL for the flashy ads in them...
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I was more interested in monitoring the truck in a single unit than putting 5 gauges on my a pillar. It ended up being more cost effective and I got a tuner out of the deal. The watchdog is just the gauge component but for another hundred dollars I would get a tuner. I know its not the best tuner out there but I dont run on the strip, I do a lot of mudding and my engine and tranny have both overheated. Im trying to keep from damaging parts more than anything. Can I put an axillary e-fan? What would it do? My buddy has a powerstroke with one and it only comes on turning towing...
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what are you runnin for a tstat? stock? change it to a 180 degree one... also, might consider changing the tranny cooler to the 2500 cooler (more rows)...I run an efan (from a Taurus) and when it's really hot out or takin a long trip I put the clutch fan back on and have both fans runnin..
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I'm running the stock tstat but I want to put a 180 on it. Unfortunately, dodge said it messes with the warranty if the truck ever overheats. So I'm gonna run the stock one for now or they decide its OK. whats a 2500 cooler?
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I'm running the stock tstat but I want to put a 180 on it. Unfortunately, dodge said it messes with the warranty if the truck ever overheats. So I'm gonna run the stock one for now or they decide its OK. whats a 2500 cooler?
Trans cooler from a 2500 (3/4 ton) .
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lol a am driving a 2500. so..problem solved i guess. are hemi powered 3/4 tons rare?
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