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Old 05-01-2011, 07:46 PM
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New here guys, joined up because i am looking for a programmer for my truck and you guys seem to really know your stuff. Here's what i have now, 2002 dodge ram 5.9L magnum V8 sport 4 door with the 20" rims, K&N cold air intake and cat back true custom exhaust, long story short im kinda sick of the weak launches, so I am looking for the programmer that will give me the best performance gains, hopefully with adjustable shift points and firmness, i dont care about gas mileage and money isnt an issue, if it makes it faster its worth it to me. What would you guys recomend?

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New here guys, joined up because i am looking for a programmer for my truck and you guys seem to really know your stuff. Here's what i have now, 2002 dodge ram 5.9L magnum V8 sport 4 door with the 20" rims, K&N cold air intake and cat back true custom exhaust, long story short im kinda sick of the weak launches, so I am looking for the programmer that will give me the best performance gains, hopefully with adjustable shift points and firmness, i dont care about gas mileage and money isnt an issue, if it makes it faster its worth it to me. What would you guys recomend?

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Hey Cody, welcome to the forum. You'll get a lot of opinions about programmers, and it seems all of them are valid. I personally have a SuperChips and love it. Lots of versatility, tire and gear change adjustments, and best of all you can disable that damn MDS!
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Im not sure about the others out there but my SCT (hemifever) tune really woke my truck up and im running 35's on stock 3.55 ring and pinion. Sean (hemifever) can tune it to what ever you want. He gave me three tunes a 89oct 91 and a 93 octane and even on 89 i can feel a difference. hope this helps.
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SCT tunes for your stock PCM would be one suggestion.

Same thing from B&G Performance. If you this route vs. programmer canned tunes it's a good idea to have a spare PCM.
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They don't make the same superchips tuner for the 5.9's. The SC for 5.9's doesn't allow for custom shift points, and we don't have MDS lol.

From what I've seen, people see greater gains from an SCT from Hemifever then a Superchips tuner. And those two are the only real notable tuners for a 5.9 as Hypertech's and the others aren't worth much. The great thing about Hemifever's SCT is that he get's rid of the torque management system so you're getting all the power from the start which will be really noticeable right off the line. Not to mention he makes these tunes specifically for the 5.9 gasser so that the A/F ratios are where they should be and the gains are perfect for a stock motor with light modifications. Also, if you ever decided to mess around with cams or anything internal, he can write you custom tunes for your application.
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Hemifever seems to be the only way to go Im going that route soon hopfully.
I wasent aware 5.9's had torque managment shows you how much I know hehe.
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WOW.....getting good information since I'm getting ready to moved into my next phase of my truck!!
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interested in teh hemifever as well but does anyone have a price on them or is ot buy tune?
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hey yall I was just about to post a new thread asking should I go sct superchip but I think you answered my questions.how does the hemI fever tuner work?is it like a plug and play type thing like superchip or do I have to drive to him?also what do the prices look like.I'm about to get one in the next week or so and definately wanna make the right choice
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The SCT is a hand held tuner similar to the SC. You just plug it in and upload the tunes. Last time I checked, his prices were like $265 but you might want to email him and double check.
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