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|04-15-2008, 11:43 AM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Best Duramax performance chip
I am buying my first diesel, and I will be purchasing a 2003 Duramax (LB7 i think)
What is the best chip for it?
edge? bully dog? PPE?
Please let me know
Last edited by SEANDZL; 04-15-2008 at 12:10 PM.
|04-15-2008, 12:14 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
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well efi live is the best out there but as far as handheld probally ppe(its rather pricy from what i understand) but i would recoment efi live it takes some time getting the hang of but once you have the han gof it u can work wonders.... also before you do a programmer i would do exhaust, intake and a set of guages
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|04-15-2008, 01:29 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
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I would go with PPE well worth the money. I love mine. I used to have the edge and in my opinion, compared to the PPE, it's a night and day difference. Additionally I haven't heard the greatest things about bullydog either, although some people have them and like them a lot. Whatever you go with make sure and get some gauges like duramaxkid said, so you can keep tabs on your truck.
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|04-15-2008, 01:30 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
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The edge/attitude is nice for the LB7 as it comes with gauges.
The PPE is very easy to use and works well. Gauges are recommended though on the upper levels. PPE offers entry level tuners for a good price, up to full racing applications.
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|04-15-2008, 01:50 PM||eBay Motors #5 (permalink)|
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What about the Hypertech? I have a buddy who has one and he really likes it. I had also read somewhere that Hypertech is one of the best for the 2003? This would be for power and fuel economy. I am just asking... I am also in the market for a tuner, so wondering what you guys think???
|04-15-2008, 06:53 PM||eBay Motors #7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
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I use the Edge w/attitude monitor and I love the way it works. Also a nice feature is the ability to monitor so many different things and four at one time, all your choice. Very easy install and shift on the fly. Not saying anything against the others, haven't used any of them.
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|04-23-2008, 06:23 PM||eBay Motors #8 (permalink)|
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If one manufacturer really had the best they would take the same truck and install every competitors product and publish the results. All in all it is nearly impossible to digest and accept all the input. Good luck sorting it out
|04-23-2008, 09:13 PM||eBay Motors #9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
From my opinion, "best" translates into smooth power, good amount of power, minimal problems. Basically, overall performance of the product. If you want to squeeze that last little bit of power go EFI live and empty the piggy bank. If you want a good quality product that will run well, then you have options.
Budget oriented - Diablosport Predator. Good tuner, has nice features, like the ability to adjust the speed limiter and tire size. Best bang for buck. GET GAUGES!
Mid Range - Edge Juice/Attitude. Adjustable on the fly, good power, many features, and includes digital gauges, cool down timer, EGT and Boost limiting, ect all in one package.
Best (IMO) - PPE - If you want the truck to RUN, this is it, short of EFI live. They have several different levels of performance and each level can be upgraded to a higher level for a fee. At this point, it really comes down to budget. You can go for the lower levels and get it upgraded later.
Just realize, to see the most from these you will want to look at an exhaust kit, intake, and possibly some transmission upgrades.
Gauges are not optional, except with the Edge, as it includes them.
|10-31-2010, 10:13 AM||eBay Motors #10 (permalink)|
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08 Duramax mileage
I recently purchased an 08Duramax, 2 wheel drive, strictly for towing purposes but I'm interested in getting a performance chip to enhance gas mileage. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated as this is my first diesel in a daily driver.