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I have an '04 Duramax, going to put on a chip and just wondering if, say Bullydog is better than Edge or any other brand?
 

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Everyone will have a differnt oppinion on this one but the edge is good IMO it has everyting in one package! as for a downloader PPE and Predator Are best IMO. Just becareful on how much power you addd with a stock trans:cool What ever you run i would at lest get a EGT gauge if you want to run any mor than 50/60 extra hp!
 

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Which brand??

durarix,

Depends on your intended usage etc. If you tow vs not vs towing real heavy. Give us a call and we'll get you the correct inbfo for your usage etc.

Mark @ DPPI
 

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Everyone will have a differnt oppinion on this one but the edge is good IMO it has everyting in one package! as for a downloader PPE and Predator Are best IMO. Just becareful on how much power you addd with a stock trans:cool What ever you run i would at lest get a EGT gauge if you want to run any mor than 50/60 extra hp!


If you have a high horsepower tune and an EGT guage, don't look at the guage. Can cause heart reaction or butt pucker.
 

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I have a Superchips and love it. Put it on about a month after I bought the truck (bought truck new) and now have almost 33,000 miles on it with no issues.

This is the only one I have used so I can not speak from experience on any of the others out there.
 

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i had the banks six gon with pda and i loved it. the only problem i had was when it was on level six, my egts would get to 1450 in about 200 foot, and shut the truck down. i do noy know if it was the banks or something was wrong with the truck.
 

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I have a lb7 with a banks pda, stock straight through exhaust, a modifyed intake and cant get my exhaust to get even close to 1400 even towing 10000!!! I love banks and would recommend ot to anyone and as far as $, "If you want to play you have to pay"
 

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i have had superchips and edge and hated both, they really mess with the truck on shifts. I like bullydog so far so good. but those are the only 3 i have had.
 

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Duramax Chip

I had an '02 Duramax with an older "VanAiken" chip. It was a plug and play, 'always-on' chip. I got great power and no issues with it. My truck always started and ran well. My temps rearely got past 1150 except when towing. I'd have liked a bypass switch to detune when my temps got up there. I read a few things about Bullydog and heard their approach to power was not wise for this motor. If I still had my truck, i'd go with Banks because they had the R&D in their product and test everything they sell. I also had a 4" pipe, straight muffler, Exhaust temp and boost guage with temp probe, Air box with K&N filter. I didn't have problems with codes but under power, I made some smoke. I had about 40k on the chip.
 

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Banks work great and support is unbelievable

I have a Banks Big Hoss Bundle with PDA on my truck and it works great. 50mph to 80 mph pulling 14000lbs bobcat and dump trailer 1485egt 30lbs boost passed em like they were standing still on a two lane.:cool
 

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My next truck will have the Banks. With the PDA it's so easy to dial it in and monitor. Are the 1450 Egts a problem? Did you install the bigger intercooler or the waste gate?
 

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For the cost of the Banks kit you can get alot more stuff. Banks is way overpriced and impossible to deal with. They cut out all of us dealers. They do build SOME nice stuff, but for the most part you are better off looking elsewhere.

What are you looking to do with the truck?
How much more power do you want?
 

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I ran the triple dog(bully dog)and the extra power was awesome but i didn't gain any fuel mileage so changed out to ppe hot et 2 and on setting 3 adds extra 160 hp and the fuel mileage went from stock 15.8 to average of 19 to 20 on the highway.if u don't mind spending,the best avalible is efi live.just my experience.

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05 lly dually mods,the mirrors off my 06 2500HD,programmer ppe hot soon to be upgraded to the hot e.t. 2:fart ,ppe boost controller,S&B air intake,dual 4" siverline turbo back exhuast with 5" tip no cats,bully dog shift kit soon to be upgraded to stage v sun coast transmission with triple disc torque converter$$:gearjamin,wish list:teasetwin turbos,dual cp3 fueler,bigger injecters,and so on$$$$
 

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Where can I look up the "efi live?" Also, I was at the builder's covention last week in Orlando and saw the new Duramax 2500. After talking to the GM rep, it looks like it will be a stretch to add a chip to that motor with all its pollution control systems w/o creating problems.
 

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http://www.crankitupdiesel.com/ .this is a guy from Columbus OH he has alot of experience in duramax diesel,he also has a pulling truck called climax. http://www.efilive.com/

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I run the diablosport predator on my 02 and had shift problems from the get-go. a lot of other people i know run bulldog with no problems. I'm going to try one next.
 

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I run the Banks six with speed loader. Been great so far and i think it actually helped with the mileage
 
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