Updated topic title as I think we could use a general thread to discuss all options without getting into too many specifics of each, so this can be it.
If specifics are needed on a certain tuner's product please open a dedicated thread about it, as I have done with for the Duramax Tuner product.
http://coloradofans.com/forums/226-diesel/295802-duramaxtuner-discussion.htmlCan you link those threads in here?
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Good advice. I did my initial tune with Innovative and they did the delete last week. So far so good, amazing what a tune and exhaust will do on a diesel. So much crap on that factory exhaust. In did the AFE downpipe back.Every canned tune started that way. Innovative tuned on my truck for several weeks, tuning and logging and tuning and logging in order to get it as perfect as you could ask for. Furtunately on a diesel canned tuning is very safe and reliable once a tuner has put in the time to get a solid tune. If that shop has done them before, they'll start with a canned tune they've proven and will just log and fine tune in your truck, I'd trust that. If they haven't developed a tune for this truck yet, I wouldn't trust an hour or two tune.
I was not asking about 'claimed' performance...I was asking about measured performance...big difference! Claimed dyno numbers are more common in the diesel aftermarket as we have seen, since most of these guys are using dynojet dynos which read about 10% higher than reality. The truck configuration is important for beginning performance data, but we are looking for A to B comparisons from folks, stock vs. tuned, so the data is valid as the truck is the same. We do our development on worst case vehicles for each application, i.e. the heaviest, 4x4 model available. FYI, the faster your 0-60, the more you are being shoved into your seat.You must be new to the programmer(at least diesel) market, as I've owned Duramax-equipped trucks since 2004, buying a programmer for every single one, and I've never seen a programmer manufacturer(PPE, Bully Dog, Hypertech, Banks, or Diablo ) provide 0-60 or 1/4 mile(and you're expecting 1/8mi too?) times for their product(s).
Prolly because they're made for diesel trucks, and diesel truck owners are generally more concerned with power and torque numbers than 'claimed' acceleration times.
Plus, the 'fun' derived from running a programmer is in the form of getting shoved into your seat when you stomp on the accelerator, not running around telling people that a 2wd,single-cab, long-bed version of your truck ran 2/10ths quicker 0-60 with the same programmer(according to the manufacturer)-especially when you own a crew cab 4wd, and it's got a 6" lift w/ 35" tires.
what was the cost of initial and then for the delete tune? curios because i don't know if i want to delete right away but if its another $700 I will just wait and get one tune thats deleted.Good advice. I did my initial tune with Innovative and they did the delete last week. So far so good, amazing what a tune and exhaust will do on a diesel. So much crap on that factory exhaust. In did the AFE downpipe back.