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|11-27-2012, 07:04 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Zabcikville, Texas
Best cheaper tuner
I got a 2002 2500hd 6 speed auto with 238000 miles. All stock. I want to put a tuner on it but dont have alot of money to spend. I dont want to screw up the tranny or anything. I want better fuel economy and more power. I average 18 mpg when i keep my foot out of it. What is the best tuner for under $350. I have read about ppe and efi live but they are out of my budget. How are diablo predator, hypertech, quadzilla, superchips, or what ever else there is. Which is the best for the money
2002 chevy 2500 hd 4x4, lb7 duramax stock except for 3.5 inch turbo back straightpipe.
|11-27-2012, 07:13 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northern Illinois
Do not put in a cheaper tuner.
If u want a safe tuner look at the name brands
2012 Denali Dually HD 4x4
Banks Exhaust, Ram-Air & Custom Super-Scoop
Line-X, BedStep, BedStep2, Bed Rug
B&W Turnover Ball Hitch with Companion 5th Wheel Hitch
American Work Cover-rolling cover/toolbox w/ B-light tonneau lighting system
1993 GMC 1500 SLE Extended Cab Short Box, 4x4, 5.7 gas, traded it for:
1996 GMC 3500 SLE Crew Cab Dually, 4x4, 7.4L gas, sold it and got a:
2003 GMC 2500HD SLT Crew Cab Short Box, 4x4, 8.1L gas, traded it in for the 2012.
|11-27-2012, 07:59 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
leave it stock,, and pretty sure its a 5 spd
2010 2500 ccsb
dpf delete - egr blocked - cheap pcv re-route
efi live tuned dsp5 - by rob!
4" Diamond eye duals
afe intake with pro dry 2
edge insight cts w/ egt probe and two backup cameras
Dirty Loud and Proud
|11-27-2012, 08:10 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Florida
a cheap tuner is bad news with that many miles.
you want efi or dont even waste your money. when was the last time you did the injectors? and yea if its stock auto then its 5 speed
2004.5 LLY Chevy ECLB 4x4 charcoal gray
EFI Pela Motorsports dsp5, AirDog 165, 3" DE downpipe, 4" DE straightpipe, Edge CTS w/Dash mount, AFE mouthpiece, egr blocked, pcv rerout, resonator plugged, 6" Fabtech RTS lowered down a little, add a leaf, 4" block, Rare Parts tierods, MOOG pitman, idler arm, and idler arm bracket, cognito brace kit (PISK), Rancho steering stabilizer, 35/12.5" toyo's, 20/10" xd satin diesels, horn blasters "train horns", custom 23gal air tank, de-badged, Tow mirrors, 145000 miles 3rd owner, lots of custom dents and scratches
|11-27-2012, 08:11 PM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
Duramax Lifetime Supporter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pueblo, Co
I have a PPE standard I just took off my truck that I have for sale, $350 shipped to your door. Your truck should be a 5 speed. Everyone says if you keep it at the 90 hp and down setting your tranny will be fine. I had it set at the 90 in mine and never had a problem. I received my EFI tonight and uninstalled it to get the facto tune file to send back to Idaho Rob to get my tunes.
Clifford is a 2005 GMC Loaded SLT 2wd with; true cold air intake mods, ported LBZ turbo inlet mouthpiece, AFE Inter cooler pipe, Diamond Eye down pipe, BD drivers side manifold, Silverline 4" S/S exhaust, EGR Blocked, EFI Live DSP5 By Idaho Rob, Bully Dog pillar mounted outlook monitor, V2 radiator, thermostst controlled oil cooler, 19.5" aluminum wheels with factory lug covers, Goodyear G647RSS 225/70/19.5, BF Xenon 6000k Headlights Low & Hi, Air lift Remote control 5000# air bag system, Rear mounted under the bumper halogen lights, EZ down Tailgate assist, Put co S/S mud flaps, compete interior wood dash kit, Dual Liner 3 piece bed liner with rubber floor mat, Roll-N-Lock tonne cover with tail gate lock, and AVS in channel vent visors.
|11-27-2012, 08:13 PM||eBay Motors #6 (permalink)|
I'm That Guy...
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gilbert, AZ
If you can't afford a tuner, how will you afford things when they start breaking? I agree, leave it stock.
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Thank you Rob Coddens (Idaho Rob), Dustin @ ATP, Scott @ SDP, Kory Willis, and Mike L. for all of your help!
Shhh... I sold my Dmax and I own a gasser now, don't tell anyone!!! I'll buy another Dmax soon, probably LLY or LBZ.
|11-27-2012, 08:59 PM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: College station, TX
Find a ppe standard in the for sale section, I saw 3 for sale starting at $350. I've had mine for 2 years on the same power level. Its nice safe power that I've had no problems with.
2002 LB7 4X4 CC/SB
4.5 BDS lift, 35x12.5x20 Toyo Mt, BMF Novakanes
5% tint, Ranch Hand bumper
color matched bumpers
Kleinn train horns
Viper alarm/remote start
AFE intake, plugged resonator
Dumped straight pipe w/6'' RBP tip
PPE Standard tuner,PPE boost valve
Nicktane Cat Adapter, MA pump rub fix
|11-27-2012, 09:41 PM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Do you know anyone local to you with efi live? If so than u can just buy a dsp2 or 5 and a vin for like 125 from a vendor and prolly come in around 350. IMO your just waisting your money on a cheap tuner save and get efii live cuz ur gonna buy efi later and never get your money back out. But if you must not listen like most people when they get their first tuner (including me) than I would suggest ppe, diablo sport, edge, banks, or quadzilla. Which I didn't really like quadzilla on my dads lmm but a lot of people do. I hear they are really smoky tunes but I dunno my dad still had his dpf so I kept it turned down. I had diablo sport predator and it was a good tuner to be a cheaper canned tuner. They have good customer support too. Oh and I would be careful going over 65 hp tune if that tranny has 23x k miles on it or you will be buying a tranny soon!
BLACK 2005 Chevy 2500 CC 4x4 LT, Black 20x10 USA WARHAWKS on 305/50 NITTO 420S, Black Javalina front bumper w/halo projector fog lights, Murdered!
4" dual exhaust, intake, traction bars, LBZ m/p, egr blocked, PPE FPRV shim kit, PPE lift pump, PPE Stage V with M.L., ARP studs, CP3 by TC Diesel, Extrude Honed 30% nozzles, DSP5 by Rob
Last edited by BiloxiDmax; 11-27-2012 at 09:47 PM.