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#1 GMC_ON_20FORZ

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:57 AM

What do you guys think the best programmer is? I think im debating between superchips or edge...
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:02 AM

get the edge evoulution, it looks awesome mounted on the dash, plus you can get the pod it comes in color matched to make it look factory!!!
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:03 AM

What do you guys think the best programmer is? I think im debating between superchips or edge...




For the money you are way better to get a custom tune. Everyone is going with blackbear tunes and love their trucks afterwards. I have Edge right now I like the guages but I only used economy mode and I don't think it helps much. Diablo is a much better tuner but no TCM support. Seriously look at Blackbearperformance.com it cheaper and better than a programmer.

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:30 AM

Jake, where you from? You around the Minnesota or Texas area?

#5 GMC_ON_20FORZ

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 12:24 PM

yes i'm actually on the minnesota boarder, is there a place to tune in minnesota or wat?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 12:28 PM

minnesota folks are having a group tune done by justin from blackbear. theres a thread about it floating around here somewhere

edit: http://www.gm-trucks...showtopic=84871 i did the grunt work for you

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 12:40 PM

I have the Diablosport Predator and love it. Once you start playing around with adjustable parameters it really makes a difference. You can also download custom tunes with it (though I haven’t done this personally). The forum on their site is very helpful between all of the members and the techs. If you are looking to go the ‘handheld’ programmer route, I’d give them a look. Only major downside, as said, no TCM Support (yet anyway, they keep claiming to be adding it to future updates available through the website).

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

I prefer Hypertech. Never had a problem with them!
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:31 PM

i have the Edge but i keep mine on 'performance' ,, runs smoother than economy, appears to keep into V4 mode alot longer than economy mode when applicable , not much of a gear head when it comes to altering all the variations as a custom tune can ,, dash mount is a nice benefit
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#10 VMax2007

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:59 PM

I had the Edge Evolution. <------keyword: "had" :D

Join us for the Blackbear MN tune!!!!

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:18 PM

I had the Edge Evolution. <------keyword: "had" :D

Join us for the Blackbear MN tune!!!!


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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

I have the Edge, I like the additional guages. I keep mine in Economy expect when towing and average 20 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg back and forth to work. I'm sure a custome tune would give better performance, but I don't want to be stuck paying for premium fuel, and the edge lets me run regular and still get decent gas mileage.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:52 PM

I have the Diablosport Predator and love it. Once you start playing around with adjustable parameters it really makes a difference. You can also download custom tunes with it (though I haven’t done this personally). The forum on their site is very helpful between all of the members and the techs. If you are looking to go the ‘handheld’ programmer route, I’d give them a look. Only major downside, as said, no TCM Support (yet anyway, they keep claiming to be adding it to future updates available through the website).

Good luck.


+1 for the Predator if you are looking for a hand held tuner. It is awesome and I highly recommend it. Actually the "canned" tunes that come with it are not awesome but you can tweak them yourself or have a custom tune emailed to you from Diablosport.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:53 PM

I already get 21 mpg without a tuner and this was by adding my roll up cover i bet. i would say get the blackbear tune, its said to give 2-3 mpg along with the countless performance gains. Im getting it in December.
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#15 VMax2007

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 03:58 PM

I got zero MPG gains with the Edge. Then again, I got zero MPG gains with my Nelson tune too. My right foot and the smile on my face probably have alot to do with it too.

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