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Tuner/programmer

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by TxTundraGuy89, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Jun 23, 2015 at 7:25 PM
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    What kind of tuner/programmer are you guys running? What other mods have y'all done as well? Have the 5.7 iforce.

    Any cheap mods I can do i kind of want to do a drop in filter but not sure what I can do.

    I'm not thinking too much crazy mods but want some things to give me some more power. Anything advice is greatly appreciated thanks!!
     
  2. Jun 23, 2015 at 8:35 PM
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    Not much power you can do without a S/C, or BD Tuner that would probably be noticeable.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2015 at 10:32 PM
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    I have the hypertech interceptor. There is a difference, little more pop but nothing extreme. Check out the link in my sig for more mod ideas.
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2015 at 11:08 PM
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    Go with a piggy back system and call it a day. Unichip plus piggy back wiring plus laptop and go have some curve downloading fun.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2015 at 4:21 AM
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    Alright thanks guys will have to check them out, i'm not trying to look for a lot of gains out of it but just want to try and milk a few more mpgs out of though I know my 33 1/2's dont help the cause that much
     
  6. Jun 25, 2015 at 4:48 PM
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    So been doing some research guys, where can I go to purchase either the hypertech or piggy back system?
     
  7. Jun 25, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    Hypertech you can get from them or amazon.

    Piggy back. System look up unichip with piggy back system. You might hold your seat at the price but worth it.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    What does the hypertech run?

    If i want to hold my seat on the price of the piggy back probably won't go that route.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2015 at 5:02 PM
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    I found one on amazon for 344. Calling @csviper please

    Unichip system is closer 1000 plus.
     
  10. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    That's not too bad. On the hypertech are you able to load different tunes into it? Like a performance, gas saver, tow, or no?

    Holy crap 1k is very steep more than I want to spend surely.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:18 PM
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    Hypertech if my memory is correct they do have tunes for it.

    @Csviper has one on his I know for sure. He will be chime in soon with his take on it.

    Unichip is a different beast. Your mixing apples to oranges here.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Okay that's good. I'm currently between the BD and Hypertech.

    Yeah I understand, I mean I'm not trying to look for a crazy huge boost. Just wanting to have the option to put different tunes on the truck.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:36 PM
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    @csuviper
     
  14. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    I see I need sleep im typing his name wrong. Ugh


    Power gains I see from bd dont match the high price I will leave it there.

    Hypertech imo of the two is a better choice all around.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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    Bahaha

    Okay good to know, I just want to call Hypertech to make sure they have tunes for it.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    Brian also got his from a member here... @TruckyTruck i believe.
     
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    Tell them what you want in the tune so they can point you in the right direction, and if there product can do what your requirements are. If it cant ask them what they would recommend to point you in that direction.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2015 at 8:03 PM
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    Yes that's very true. Thanks for the the help mike!
     
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    Bought the hypertech from @TruckyTruck for I believe around $250. I think new they are around $350. There are several maps to download that are matched for the brand of intake and exhaust. No fine tuning only download a already developed setting.
    It adds a little spunk but not much. I'd be interested to know the difference in 0-60.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2015 at 9:16 AM
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    Oh okay. Thanks csuviper definitely going to have to look into it.
     
  21. Jun 26, 2015 at 11:23 AM
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    The biggest thing I noticed from the hypertech was the feeling of extra low end tq.
     
  22. Jun 26, 2015 at 4:24 PM
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    Oh okay, well thats good to know. Guess I just have to decide wither bully dog or hypertech.

    How's the hypertech set up work?
     
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    I don't think you can really go wrong with either one. They both can only squeeze out a little more power. But the bullydog writes code on the ecm. So, you would probably want to flash the stock program before you visit the dealer if you plan to keep your warranty. The hypertech is just plug and play. It intercepts your trucks data and adjusts it. If you need to remove it, it just unplugs.
     
  24. Jun 26, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    Well there's no worries about having to go to the dealerahip, it's out of warranty anyway.
     
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    dirtydeedsindustries.com has hypertech for $320 iirc
     
  26. Jul 26, 2015 at 12:42 AM
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    What exactly is the difference in a piggy back system versus a Hypertech?
     
  27. Jul 26, 2015 at 5:23 AM
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    Hypertech just forces thr ecm to do more.

    As for a piggyback system its more customizable and it controls the entire engine from spark to timing to performance gains. Some go as far as injection pulse and curves that you can play with.

    If you want simple set up hypertech. But if you going to boost or do some mild mods to the engine go piggyback.
     
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