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Anyone running a Bullydog BDX performance tuner?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by JerseyTundra1260, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Dec 30, 2017 at 8:31 AM
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    Possibly looking into to this. Does anyone have this? If so I would like to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks
     
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  3. Dec 30, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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    Makes my truck feel a bit peppier. I'm running it on the performance tune and it requires premium gas.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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    It’s definitely worth it. Especially at the discounted pricing I’m able to hook up. Call for details. 760-877-4234

    Thanks for the mentions guys!!
     
  5. Dec 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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    I have it and even on the 87 tune the truck feels better. I’m running stock throttle map so I know that’s not making me think it’s better.

    Did you try it w 87 tune? I’m wondering if it’s worth it for me to change it to the 91 tune.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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    No, I haven't yet. I'm thinking your tune might be a better route for me since premium is .40/gal more.
     
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  7. Dec 30, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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    @dirtydeeds what’s your take on the difference between the 87/91 tune? I’m talking about drivability and not wot driving.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    either setting is more peppy than stock. Just wakes up the truck a little bit.

    For daily driving I would run 87. But switch on Thursday for the weekend;)
     
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    Haha thanks Keith! Yeah saving some $$$ would be good for dd.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    Been running the bullydog gt for more then a month now. Definitley makes it waaaaay more fun to drive. First I tried regular gas tune with performance throttle and shift points. Then I uninstalled the tune to take it in for first oil change, and wow what a dog the truck is stock....then I filled her up with 91 and installed the premium tune, with performance throttle and shift points. Gave the truck even more power (as calibrated by my seat of the pants dyno). I'm looking forward to the orangevirus release and the ability to be able to build my own custom tune.
     
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  11. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:53 PM
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    Is the 91 tune worth the extra $$$?
     
  12. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    You mean extra $$ for gas? If so I vote yes. Better performance with the tuner, and for me, better price of mind knowing I'm running better fuel.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:56 PM
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    Sweet. Do you feel the diff even at partial throttle? Or do you think it’s the aggressive throttle map that makes you think it? You should try it w stock throttle mappping.
     
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    I feel the difference at partial throttle but I haven't tried any throttle setting other then performance. It's like toe haul mode but more power, and better shift points.
     
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  15. Jan 4, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    any downside to a bully dog?
     
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    I wish there were more options to mess with but other then that it's pretty simple install, customer service is great. Just be sure to have a battery charger hooked up when pushing tunes and do it during business hours and make sure you have your computer nearby. First time I had to call because I ran into an issue on the install but they remoted into my computer and got everything where it needed to be. I like how you can customize the gage setup and layout. I have mine currently showing intake temp, trans temp, coolant temp, and pyro. I'm interested in checking out DAP as well, but I'm even more interested in the new orangevirus that was supposed to be released already.
     
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    Great review. My sentiments exactly!!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Regular tune I am guessing is 89 octane where premium tune is for 93?
    I am looking to get a little more mpg out of the truck but where I live it's a bit windy and I am on 35s so I am guessing I am fighting an uphill battle.

    Would I cause damage if premium tune was ran using 89 or 91octane at the least?
     
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    I was thinking about getting a bully dog unit as well...
     
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    I can't break 13mpg highway. Guess I need to find a job closer to home or move closer to my current one. 80miles a day there and back is killer
     
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    80 miles ... dam bro :turtleride:
     
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    I’ve had the performance tune installed for almost 4 months and absolutely love it! Throttle is way more responsive with a more “natural” feel to it. Stock I thought the throttle felt too heavy. Shifting is fast and very smooth. All positive results with no noticeable flaws. Highly recommend.
     
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    Exactly^
     
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    So higher octane = better fuel? I believe this has been proven to be a fallacy.
     
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    Looks like performance tune it is tonight. Thanks y'all.
     
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    Keep in mind if you run premium tune you need to run 91+ octane.
     
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    So I’ve run through a tank of 91 w performance tune now and wow I love it even more! Defiantly worth the extra $$ at the station lol.
     
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