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Bully Dog

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Medic, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Feb 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Medic

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    Does anyone have anything good or bad about a BullyDog for their Tundra. Just found a good deal just don't want to jump into anything to quickly. Thanks
     
  2. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    I would be wary of screwing something up. Once you do a reflash and if you fry something related to the ECU- it's on you. Risk isn't worth it to me.
    I have seen several who like it - same guys who do headers and such. @TruckyTruck enjoys/ed his.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    Would a hypertech be a better choice.?
     
  4. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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    @TruckTruck enjoyed his until he had to update his flex fuel to the latest revision of software.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    I am on the fence with either a BullyDog or hypertech
     
  6. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:32 AM
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    Do you own a flex fuel?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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  8. Feb 16, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    In that case an actual flashed tune like bullydog offers is my preference. It is still my preference even with my ffv. But they don't have the most updated tune for 2nd gens, so my tuner is sitting in a drawer. If they don't get it soon I my get me a hypertech again, or just do headers. Sean is right though, if you don't do the installation properly you could brick your ecu. But I never had any problems and I've flashed mine many times.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2016 at 11:08 PM
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    Hummm trucky... We talked about this mess along time ago.. I guess I was right on the bd? Since i have been away...
     
  10. Feb 17, 2016 at 4:26 AM
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    I decided last night not to go ahead with a BullyDog. It was a good deal but I am too worried about messing up a brand new truck. Time to think about the new mod
     
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  11. Feb 17, 2016 at 6:02 AM
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    The second they get the most updated tune, I'll install mine again. Until then... It sure looks pretty sitting in my drawer. :confused:
     
  12. Feb 17, 2016 at 6:03 AM
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    If I didn't have a flex fuel it wouldn't be a problem. But I had an itch that just had to be scratched.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2016 at 12:02 AM
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    Update on the bully dog? im really thinking about buying it but im still not sure
     
  14. Feb 27, 2016 at 4:33 AM
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    I decided not purchase the bully dog. I don't want to mess up a brand new truck.
     
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  15. Feb 27, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    I got one and paid $350 for it. It had a super cheap look and feel to it. The fear of screwing something up and the fact I couldn't change my tunes on the fly made me send it back.
     
  16. Feb 27, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    Guys, I'll just say, if you don't feel comfortable with a flashed tune, of course don't get one. But the only way you could mess your truck up with one is not putting a charger on your battery while you flash a tune. If the battery goes to low while flashing the tune it could possibly brick your ecu. But the tune itself is pretty mild. Once/if bullydog gets the newer program for the 2nd gen ffv, mine will go back on. The low end tq alone is worth it to me.

    Of course headers would be an even better option. Once my truck is paid off, the headers and mid pipes will go on.
     
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