Performance tuner

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  1. Max1329

    Max1329 Junior Member

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    I know therresa bunch of threads already but no definite answer so here it is what its the best tuner for a 2005 ram 5.7 hemi I have a cai msd coil packs msd wires e3 spark plugs long tube headers and an x pipe
    What would you guys suggest for a tuner I don't care about mpg all that matters in the case is power and driving experience
     
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    If you care about power get rid of those e3s
     
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    I'd say get one of the Diablosport programmers.

    There are some used I2's available out on the web, the current model is the I3, the Trinity has been updated or you could select the new Predator.

    My suggestion is, whichever model you choose, get one that will accommodate custom tunes.
     
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    In this direction, however have to ask: are you going any further into the engine (cam, heads, blower, etc)? If so, get a Diablo. If you aren't, get a Superchips, the tunes are good and the transmission tuning better.
     
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    If I do more internal I will just sell whatever chip I get and get what ever is brst I'm just thinking in the short run for straight bolt ons what would be bedg, I was thinking about the new trintity any better options?
     
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    Do you need the real time display of the Trinity?

    I have a CTD so I use an Edge CTS II programmer with the mounted display and I like having it so I can monitor EGT, trans temp, coolant temp, fuel pressure, etc...

    In your case, I still say the Diablosport units are the best for basic bolt ons and for updating to a custom tune if and when you start building an engine.
     
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    Yeah, if you intend to do it later, you may as well; you just don't get the trans tuning unless you get a short term custom tune.
     
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    The Diablo doesn't do trans tuning? I thought it was able to change shift points and remove rev limiters etc. I also saw in a few places that it can change shift line pressure is that not true? I would like the motoring feature I do push my truck pretty hard and would love to be able to see all my temps
     
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    Changing shift points, rev limits and line pressure is not the same thing as tuning the transmission lol. Changing your shift points like that is for WOT, as well as rev limits. Tuning the transmission literally changes the shift schedule and pattern of the transmission. Superchips has this as an extra cost option, for Diablo has to be a CMR tune.
     
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    So what exactly does tuning the transmission do? Sorry this is my first computerised car I'm completely lost on tuners etc I'm used to working on my barracuda where there's nothing close to a computer
     

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