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Today I went to RamCharger's and bought a HyperTech Power Programmer for my truck for $349.00. There are three different settings that you can program it... 56 hp w/ 94 ft-lbs torque, 77 hp w/ 130 ft-lbs torque, or 96 hp w/ 163 ft-lbs torque.It took all of a few minutes to program and the results are amazing.

One of the options is to adjust for different tire sizes, which corrects the speedometer if you have larger tires and also changes the shift points for the Allison Transmission. If I ever need to take the truck in for service I can re-program to the factory settings.
 

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Hey Focker, did that to my 5.3 couple years ago. Speedo is right on with my 315's. Checked it to the sheriff car that pulled me over Wednesday.


Got me for 68 in a 50 on Rochester road. Talked my way out of that one too.
 

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hey hammer next time I get pulled over can I just have'em call you? they never seem to care what my excuse is
 

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QUOTE(conquest @ Apr 30 2004, 06:17 PM)hey hammer next time I get pulled over can I just have'em call you? they never seem to care what my excuse is

My brother is a cop, so I always tell cop stories.


He knew I was daydreaming. I had no clue how fast I was going. You know, floor it, then let up a little.
 

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Ya shoulda just bought a Dodge in the first place. Then ya wouldn't have to play computer games to match its 600 FT LBS
That truck will pull your life together!

Mopar fan here
 

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I can already see my fuel mileage going out the window... everytime I accelerate the pedal is to the floor. Do you think the new-ness will wear off and I'll drive normal???


I'm already thinking about what I should get next... stay tuned to next week.
 

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I've been thinking about chipping my d-max for a while. At one time I was looking at the BD-EZ amp inline chip. It has several settings like yours and monitors the trans and backs off if slipping is detected. It does not however adjust for different tire sizes.
 

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QUOTE(Focker @ Apr 30 2004, 09:28 PM)I'm already thinking about what I should get next... stay tuned to next week.

Custom exhaust!
 

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QUOTE(Boater2be @ May 1 2004, 01:37 AM)I've been thinking about chipping my d-max for a while. At one time I was looking at the BD-EZ amp inline chip. It has several settings like yours and monitors the trans and backs off if slipping is detected. It does not however adjust for different tire sizes.
If you want, drive my truck... or we can program your truck with my programmer. The problem is that you can only program one vehicle at a time. We would have to load the original program back in my truck, then program your truck saving your stock settings on the programmer.

Capt'n Mike, I'm considering getting the exhaust system. I'm not sure if I want all of the noise though. It would be one thing if it was toy, but I drive this all day and at times have customers with me. Might be hard to carry a conversation.

As far as your other question, seems to me that you would want the most power. Fuel economy shouldn't be a major factor. I'm still getting around 19/20 miles per gallon.
 

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QUOTE(Capt'n Mike @ Apr 30 2004, 05:51 PM)Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but why wouldn't you want the most power? Is it just a fuel economy thing?
Fuel economy and pats longevity thing. All car makers do this.
 

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QUOTE(JABBERJAWZ @ May 1 2004, 09:41 AM)Fuel economy and pats longevity thing. All car makers do this.
What about my longevity thing????

Oh PARTS.
 

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QUOTE(Focker @ May 1 2004, 08:49 AM)QUOTE(Boater2be @ May 1 2004, 01:37 AM) I've been thinking about chipping my d-max for a while. At one time I was looking at the BD-EZ amp inline chip. It has several settings like yours and monitors the trans and backs off if slipping is detected. It does not however adjust for different tire sizes.
If you want, drive my truck... or we can program your truck with my programmer. The problem is that you can only program one vehicle at a time. We would have to load the original program back in my truck, then program your truck saving your stock settings on the programmer.

Thanks, I might take you up on the test drive sometime. I'll do some reading up on it for now.

I thought once you used a Hypertech programmer your VIN was burned inito it and if you wanted to use it on another vehicle you had to send it in to have the VIN cleared. Maybe it is model year changes I'm thinking about.
 

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QUOTE(SKUZA @ Apr 30 2004, 06:47 PM)Ya shoulda just bought a Dodge in the first place. Then ya wouldn't have to play computer games to match its 600 FT LBS
That truck will pull your life together!

Mopar fan here

Uh, D'max's have 590ft-lbs, and 310hp.
 

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QUOTE(damn yankee @ May 1 2004, 10:21 AM)QUOTE(SKUZA @ Apr 30 2004, 06:47 PM) Ya shoulda just bought a Dodge in the first place. Then ya wouldn't have to play computer games to match its 600 FT LBS
That truck will pull your life together!

Mopar fan here

Uh, D'max's have 590ft-lbs, and 310hp.
The 2004 models do, my 03 is a tad less. I'm very happy with it as it is but as a gear head / horsepower junkie..... Well since I can't aford the truck and a hot car to play with I'm gonna have to make the truck do for both.
 

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QUOTE(Boater2be @ May 1 2004, 10:28 AM)QUOTE(damn yankee @ May 1 2004, 10:21 AM) QUOTE(SKUZA @ Apr 30 2004, 06:47 PM) Ya shoulda just bought a Dodge in the first place. Then ya wouldn't have to play computer games to match its 600 FT LBS
That truck will pull your life together!

Mopar fan here

Uh, D'max's have 590ft-lbs, and 310hp.
The 2004 models do, my 03 is a tad less. I'm very happy with it as it is but as a gear head / horsepower junkie..... Well since I can't aford the truck and a hot car to play with I'm gonna have to make the truck do for both.

I'd really like to get one to replace my bent up '95 GMC 1/2 ton P.O.S., but $30K is alotta money for a stripped down model.
 

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QUOTE(damn yankee @ May 1 2004, 10:32 AM)I'd really like to get one to replace my bent up '95 GMC 1/2 ton P.O.S., but $30K is alotta money for a stripped down model.
You can say that again bruther!!!

The only options I didn't get where leather and the over head DVD player. The D-max and Allison options where $5500.00 alone.
For another few thou I could have gotten a new Vette.
 

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QUOTE(Focker @ Apr 30 2004, 08:28 PM)I'm already thinking about what I should get next... stay tuned to next week.

how about L.P. injection. works like nos on a gas engine
 
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