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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 05-16-2011, 11:14 PM
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Default Help!!! Do you have a Diablo Sport Predator?

Im looking to pick up a Diablo predator tuner off of craigslist and wanted to know from the guys who have them how I can spot check and make sure the guy has his stock tune restored to his truck before I buy. I would think it should be apparent when i plug it in if it has not been restored or not, but ive never used a handheld before so I don't want to get burned. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Sorry about the double thread.... forums are new to me...
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:01 AM
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Unless you have it in your hand and plug it into the truck, you won't be able to check it yourself.

However, have the seller plug it in and take a picture of the display screen. The intro screen and start of the program process should show.
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Alright, so I picked up the tuner last night... I met the guy in a grocery store parking lot, and plugged it up right there before he left. It stored my stock tune and apparently correctly installed one of the pre-fabbed ones(87 perf). I haven't had a chance to butt dyne it cause the wife and kids were with me, but it felt a little more responsive and powerful. the only other thing done is an exhaust, and it kinda sounded different after the tune as well, hopefully that wasn't all just psychological cause I was afraid of getting burned. Anyways, thanks guys for your help.
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if it allowed the tune to be installed, it works as advertised and is now locked to your Vin#..however, if you didnt get a pc cable or power supply, then you are locked to the tune that was installed on the unit, meaning you cant get updates from diablo without the cable.
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Hey Travis, I was looking to buy a tuner too,could you let me know if it would be worth the fight with my wife or not to buy one................I am looking to increase my performance to tow a new travel trailer
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Hey latitude, I did het the power cable and a USB interface cable on the deal as well, so I guess I'm good there. Only problem I forsee now is I have a MacBookand I don't see support on the site.. Although I havent really tried. Anybody have a dsp and use it with a Mac?



Empt99... I say go for it... I'm enjoying it thoroughly and loads of other members here love it as well.
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hmmmm..the mac is always an issue. I would say borrow a friends pc and install the DS downloader software.
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I'm still a little skeptical but I'm picking my predator up in a week or two and cant wait to use it! stock 2010 laramie with 3.55s, Im pretty excited!
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Don't be skeptical...just plug it in, follow the prompts and enjoy!
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