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Hypertech vs. Bully Dog

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by DocsTundra, May 7, 2016.

  1. May 7, 2016 at 6:46 AM
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    Just bought a '16 Tundra TRD Pro. I'll be adding 35" BFG KO2s on the stock TRD 18" wheels and was looking to squeeze out some more power.

    Anyone running either of these programmers? Which one would you recommend? What gains did you see?

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. May 7, 2016 at 6:48 AM
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    I just saw them use a Hypertech Max Energy 2.0 on a GMC on truck tech TV show. Looks very nice, but don't think they have one for Tundras. :(
     
  3. May 7, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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  4. May 7, 2016 at 7:10 AM
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    The Max Energy looks like a better unit.
     
  5. May 7, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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    The HT has been known to throw codes.
     
  6. May 7, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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  7. May 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    Yeah I mean between the HT I'm talking about and the other one linked above.
     
  8. May 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM
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    Bullydog doesn't calibrate the speedo does it?
     
  9. May 7, 2016 at 7:48 AM
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    I don't think so, no. A lot more guys are running BD due to a few additional options.
     
  10. May 7, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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    I have the interceptor on my 2016 that I'll sell you. I'm getting a super charger soon so I won't need it:cool:. I do get the MAF code that @Sean266 was referring too but only when towing from what I've noticed.
     
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  11. May 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    bullydog doesn't calibrate the speedo, but neither does the hypertech interceptor, you have to get their calibrator.

    That said, hypertech is more likely to throw codes, but not because of calibration issues, it's hardware issues. I've seen the hardware issues substantially improve over the years though.

    I can sell them for $320 shipped all day long.

    Keith 760-877-4234

    Thanks @Sean266
     
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  12. May 10, 2016 at 1:19 PM
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    When throwing codes what is it doing? I will be contacting you soon within the next few weeks. I have a BA budget muffler and very interested in the HT since I will be towing a lot more things now and need the extra boost of power.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2016 at 4:42 AM
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    What kind of hp increase will either tuner give the 5.7? The 5.7 gets its hp at 5600 rpm and torque at 3600. Most people don't drive at those rpm's. But I bought it for the reliability.
     
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  14. Oct 29, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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    I'm running the ht on my '15 sr5. Still throws the maf code once in a while, but goes away. I was going to go bullydog, but it wasn't available for the non flex 5.7.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2016 at 7:04 AM
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    I got a 2014 used it's a flex. I'm not running flex in it don't plan to. what would you take for the Hypertech it should work in a 14?
     
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  16. Oct 29, 2016 at 9:54 AM
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    The Bulludog works all the way up to 2015 gas or flex btw guys
     
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    @dirtydeeds Keith - my tundra outside of getting dirty to get to hunting/ camping spots/ /mountain bike spots and snowboarding lodges, a few trips out on the beach, it is essentially a daily driver and boat puller. Not even a mall crawler because it's not lifted. Lol.

    Is the bully dog worth the coin? Can I expect any "real feel" hp/tq gains? What about mpgs?

    The tundra is already a tremendous improvement over my old 2005 Sierra and I'm not looking to smoke the motor because of a $500 tuner that tickles my bag a little when I step on the go pedal.
    Just interested in your opinion on it. I'm also not super charged. 14 5.7 non-FFV.
     
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  18. Oct 29, 2016 at 10:50 AM
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    Even if there wasn't a gain on the dyno and at the track, it would be worth just for the way it makes the truck drive. You notice it in everyday driving. Not just full throttle.

    The bullydog changes the character of the truck to feel more performance oriented. The additional hp and tq is literally a bonus.
     
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    Yes according to HTs we site, the HT changes the power curve so you have 300 hp at 2200 rpm instead of 125 hp and 325 hp at 3000 instead of 5200. That's on the 2013. 2014 would be better.
    So is the BD worth the xtra money?? anyone have either for sale used??
     
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  21. Oct 29, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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    When I had talked myself out of it for the time being, you have to sell me right back into it... hahaha
     
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  22. Oct 30, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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    Just bought a Hypertech off CL for. $200 shipped. Let you know when I get it.
     
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  24. Oct 30, 2016 at 4:06 PM
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    CL? Craigslist? how do you know what model of hypertech to buy? thanks
     
  25. Oct 30, 2016 at 4:16 PM
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    Hypertech works on any 4.6 or 5.7 ever built.

    BullyDog has limited support. They offer a tune for more 07+ but not all yet.
     
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