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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Tunes with reasonable HP increases?

Trying to find a 5 tune pack for 06 LBZ, was looking at PPEI but I feel the HP's are to high for what I do. their package is as follows, 30 over stock, 60 over heavy tow, 100 over light tow, 120 over street, 150 over race. In this package I would use stock for heavy tow, heavy tow for light tow, light tow for stop light commando, the other 2 would not be used.
I have to wonder if these things are configured for trucks that only operate on flat ground. most of my travels involve crossing mountain passes 3000 to 5500 feet. I tow 3 different trailers from 15k to 21k, I don't want to pay for a self destruct mechanism. I understand that I control how much power with rh peddle, but the tune package could be more realistic for those of us into vehicle preservation.
These are the HP numbers I had decided on when I was still delusional enough to think I had a choice. economy, stock, 40-45 heavy tow, 60-65 light tow, 100 stop light commando.
is there a tune provider out there that sells anything close to these tunes?

2006 4wd crew cab dually, box stock, lbz, 3rd owner. acquired to tow 36 ft. 5th wheel. Planning stock output(no tuning) mods.
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Sub'd - looking for similar. I wanted so badly to get an Idaho Rob tune for my 06 LBZ, but didn't have the funds at the time etc. Finally got the money prioritized and the EPA ban shut them down (from tuning). So now I'm not sure what to do. I don't want enough power to destroy anything, don't want to upgrade my trans, just keep reading about people saying "how it feels like a brand new truck, runs cleaner, etc." with a good low key set of tunes.

But at the same time, I'm now wondering if I shouldn't just keep it stock, as I don't want to have to buy a new truck for many more years since I daily drive a commuter car now vs. my truck, and just use it to tow our 5th wheel, and weekends to keep it moving. Has 110,000 or so miles on it.

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I bought a PPE tuner for my LLY 10 years and 200k miles ago.

Its been on the 100hp tune every day since. Driving empty, or towing.

When towing, use common sense. No boost over 20lbs or exhaust temps over 1400.

I dont understand the need to have 5 tunes, all withing 40 hp of each other.

https://www.xtremediesel.com/ppe-xce...mmer-111020000


$450 brand new, cheaper than dirt on the used market. It's a no brainer.

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You may want to talk to Ridgerunner tuning. I spoke with PPEI, Danville, MotorOps, Duramaxtuner, and ridgerunner. I personally felt the most comfortable with ridgerunner. Autocal, VIN license, and 1 heavy tow tune with turbo brake $500. What’s best for me may not fit your needs but a phone call is free.


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I have already installed keyed dsp5 switch, I have efi V2, already have vin license, was set for atp, that went away, then sdp, went away, I'll try ridge runner, I called PPEI, spent 3.5 hours before I got to talk to a human, was told its a no choice market.

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I went on ridgerunners web site, the first u pick HP range of tunes option I have seen. called and talked to them, sounds like they can do what I am looking for, so we are giving it a try. I'll update after receive and loading is complete.
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Check out duramaxtuner.com I bought mine through extreme diesel a while back. I think its: Economy +20, Light tow +60, Heavy Tow +30, Sport +80, Race (or what I call break stuff) +120. All tuned for larger tires. I get a decent 14.5 MPG average considering I keep it on Sport and have a heavy foot. I also rarely tow, but when I do still get about 13MPG. I was the same way, needed tuning for the lift and tires but didn't want to go crazy as I expect to get at least 250k miles out of her.

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I bought a PPE tuner for my LLY 10 years and 200k miles ago.

Its been on the 100hp tune every day since. Driving empty, or towing.

When towing, use common sense. No boost over 20lbs or exhaust temps over 1400.

I dont understand the need to have 5 tunes, all withing 40 hp of each other.

https://www.xtremediesel.com/ppe-xce...mmer-111020000


$450 brand new, cheaper than dirt on the used market. It's a no brainer.
I think this what I’m looking but just looked at the link for this and it says not for sale in Commifornia... did they still sell to you directly even though you’re in Cali?

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I bought a PPE tuner for my LLY 10 years and 200k miles ago.

Its been on the 100hp tune every day since. Driving empty, or towing.

When towing, use common sense. No boost over 20lbs or exhaust temps over 1400.

I dont understand the need to have 5 tunes, all withing 40 hp of each other.

https://www.xtremediesel.com/ppe-xce...mmer-111020000


$450 brand new, cheaper than dirt on the used market. It's a no brainer.
Were you/are you afraid of transmission troubles? What kind of mileage are you getting? I know both of these questions are depending on your driving habits. But I'd like to know. Do you know the torque increase with this upgrade?

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I bought a PPE tuner for my LLY 10 years and 200k miles ago.

Its been on the 100hp tune every day since. Driving empty, or towing.

When towing, use common sense. No boost over 20lbs or exhaust temps over 1400.

I dont understand the need to have 5 tunes, all withing 40 hp of each other.

https://www.xtremediesel.com/ppe-xce...mmer-111020000


$450 brand new, cheaper than dirt on the used market. It's a no brainer.
Hey Bob. Does this also turn on turbo brake?
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