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Old 09-14-2011, 08:09 AM
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that's pretty awesome... now my next question is, Do I need to get a CAI and throttle body spacer for the SC, or can I just use everything stock since I don't beleive in the hype of those mods and beleive the gains is from the engine "breaking in"
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that's pretty awesome... now my next question is, Do I need to get a CAI and throttle body spacer for the SC, or can I just use everything stock since I don't beleive in the hype of those mods and beleive the gains is from the engine "breaking in"
Just about everybody out there will agree that TB spacers do absolutely nothing. Intakes....different story but everyone has an opinion. You do not need to do anything in order to use a tuner. You can tune a 100% stock vehicle.

If you do get a tuner, I would suggest at least getting a drop in high flow filter, they are relatively inexpensive ($50), and will give you a little more airflow to go along with the tuner. Also, if you keep the truck a long time it will pay for itself as it is a reusable filter. But again you don't NEED it.
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Every Butt Dyno is different esp' for me with all the extra cushion.

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haha just saw this that is funny kay9! My wife tells me my dyno also has too much cushion!
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AZHunter: About the tuner.....everybody has different reactions to them, most seem to thing it is like night and day with a tune, but some say they don't notice anything. My friend had one on his 1st gen hemi and it was night and day for him. I've noticed most people who say they don't notice a difference are those with the first gen 4.7L. I'll say this though, what you are guaranteed to notice with any superchips tuner on the ram is the transmission tuning, and if you don't notice that then something is wrong with you lol. Also, when you first tune the truck it won't be instant full power, you need to drive a little to let the computer learn the new tune. When I really noticed mine is when I tuned back to stock to go to the dealer, it was almost unbearable to drive.
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On my next oil change I was actually going to put a high flow filter in... I'm definately going to look into getting a tuner
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Also, when you first tune the truck it won't be instant full power, you need to drive a little to let the computer learn the new tune. When I really noticed mine is when I tuned back to stock to go to the dealer, it was almost unbearable to drive.
To speed this process up, disconnect your postive battery terminal and ground it out (on the frame or other ground points) for atleast minute if not more (got have a beer) then come back and reconnect it, what this does is drains the capacitors that supply power to the memory banks that stores settings for the pcm. It will allow the computer to rebuild those tables faster and should notice the difference between tuned vs untuned then.... This advice came off the SC forums....Not doing this, the computer has to update the tables slowly as it remembers your previous driving habbits.
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I don't know what tunes are avaivable for your 07 but I would start off with the 91 tune first. If you don't, you'll never know the difference between the 91 and 93 or which one would be more suitable for you. The torque curve is different on both. The 91 is balanced and the 93 is stonger on the low end and moderate to no gain on the high end depending on the truck. Snrusnak has argued that he feels no difference between the two 91 and 93 tunes with his 4.7 truck. Then again, it was the same for my 02 4.7 Dak but I have never updated the tune since the purchase and install in mid 09. I would imagine that with the several update fixes and corrections have since fixed this issue. I'll never know because it is now in my 09 5.7 and updated with a world of difference. For what ever reason (I'll take the blame) I failed to get the may need update point across to snrusnak. Also, I notice that you have a 4X4, if you plan on doing any towing you have to use the tow tune. You can not tow with the performance tunes. The tow tune is a 91 tune with performance enhancements but most likely with different timing and torque management settings. And speaking of updates, this is very critical for everyone out there. The latest 3.20.11: update recently came out and would not install correctly in my easy updater. It would say it was successfull but in properties I noticed it was still the same old driver/software. I not only had to erase the easy updater as recomended, I had to set my tune back to stock in order for it to work. I say this, because some of you out there may think you have the latest update installed in your 3865 and may not. SC had no idea what the problem was and built a case but I figured it out and called them before the case got anywhere. Those of you who updated to this and saved the file, go to properties and check to see if you have the correct version. AZHunter36... don't forget about the new Vivid, I'm not sure if it's ready for your truck but is is available. It looks to be pretty sweet if you can afford it.
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K, sounds good.... o btw, do they stay plugged into the truck or do you tune it to your truck then unplug or what
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Plug it in, follow the on screen directions, unplug it when it says to, then store it somewher (I keep mine in the truck under the back seat in case I need to change the tune).
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^ The first time you tune the truck it will freak you out, all the dash lights and gauges go crazy, and the TB opens and closes, and all kinds of weird crap. When I first did mine and then went to start it, I had my fingers crossed lol
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