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Old 03-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #15
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Thanks Back-to-doo. I googled Westers as you suggested and that is a very interesting site. I have sent them the information about my much feared 5.7L and we will see what they have to say.

Hey JimM86, I may get those dulies smoking after all!
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Thanks Back-to-doo. I googled Westers as you suggested and that is a very interesting site. I have sent them the information about my much feared 5.7L and we will see what they have to say.
My "original" tune was provided by Westers Garage. Since then, I upgraded to UltraPower.
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Look into (google) 'westers tunes' it think it comes up as Westers garage. They have a list of tunes based on what octane gasoline you want to run. They can make a 'custom tune' based on your specific 'towing' needs or issues.


As was said there isn't as much room for improvement on gas engines vs diesel engines.
ex: Our 07 classic Denali 6.0l gas, cost $1000 for go from 335hp to est 405hp. (tune, CIA, exhaust) Mileage was not any worse, but the fun factor was very noticeable!
Our 08 F-450 6.4l twin turbo Diesel ... OH MY! $1200 went from 325hp to 580hp (at the wheels) (again tune, CIA, exhaust) and this truck is impressive!! It will crush the tuned 6.0 Denali 0-60mph. (actually in any performance category including mpg! Mileage increase is more noticeable, but the fun factor is unbelievable!!

Bottom line: buying a tune for any vehicle for the sole reason of improved MPG takes a long time and lots of miles before your net gains are realized!
I bought a 2009 F350 with the V8 diesel and it already had a Maxx tuner on it. Wow, what a difference between the low power setting vs. The high power setting. As far as gas mileage, no difference that I can tell. How does this help towing? I have a 14,000 pound 5th wheel. My truck has never downshifted for a hill when towing with cruise control on (or off). It claws up hills like they are nothing, and holds 60, or whatever the cruise is set at without waivering.
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So gas powered GM and diesel, and some Cummins engines can make use of a EFI Live tune.

The people that I know that have done EFI Live on Duramax trucks say it's impressive, and gives power and millage gains.

I don't know anyone who has done a gas EFI Live tune, but reports I have read seam to be a nice boost in power, and a modest gain in mileage.

A EFI Live tune is not a separate add on tuner that can be turned on or off, it is a re-flash of your OEM ECU. This has it's own plus and minus, the plus is there is no add on tuner to fail, the minus is you can't change it unless you go back to the tuner or you buy EFI Live to the tune of 800 bucks.
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So gas powered GM and diesel, and some Cummins engines can make use of a EFI Live tune.

The people that I know that have done EFI Live on Duramax trucks say it's impressive, and gives power and millage gains.

I don't know anyone who has done a gas EFI Live tune, but reports I have read seam to be a nice boost in power, and a modest gain in mileage.

A EFI Live tune is not a separate add on tuner that can be turned on or off, it is a re-flash of your OEM ECU. This has it's own plus and minus, the plus is there is no add on tuner to fail, the minus is you can't change it unless you go back to the tuner or you buy EFI Live to the tune of 800 bucks.
You can get efi tunes without it costing you $800. There are several people or tuners that sell efi live, and they can sell dsp2 and dsp5 switches and/or pre tuned ecm's. contacting a tuner and asking is the only true way to find out the cost. I used "idahorob" Rob Coddens at ATP in Idaho. pm me and i will give you his number and email, so i don't make anyone angry.
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