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    Default Performance tuners vs chips for 2012 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 4X4

    Needing information on the best performance programmers or chips. I know they can get VERY expensive, so if I could get a few options that'd be GREAT! Thanks!

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    Honestly a chip that can't accept a custom tune is a waste of money if you plan on modding your truck. I've have a a few different ones and I ended up with a diablo in tune and love it. It has tons of adjustments and you can get our diablo vendor to hook you up with a deal on the programmer and custom tunes
    2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
    2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
    1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod

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    Thank you ahmitchell1. From what I've found searching the internet, chips are out and programming is in. Will programming void GMC warranty? I've found BBP and Diablo to be the preferred two. Looking around the $500 range...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryansgirl View Post
    Thank you ahmitchell1. From what I've found searching the internet, chips are out and programming is in. Will programming void GMC warranty? I've found BBP and Diablo to be the preferred two. Looking around the $500 range...

    My dealer allowed me to have a programmer without voiding my warranty but every dealer is different some wont even touch your truck and blame it on the programmer . Somebody will chime in who knows more about that and the laws going along with it
    2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
    2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
    1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod

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    Yeah...the dealer the truck was bought from are real jerks. So, I'm sure it'll be a nightmare.

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    That sucks I just bought my last truck to make me a lifetime fleet customer so they treat me right and I get amazing deals. Find you a good dealer n see what they say
    2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
    2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
    1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod

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    A majority of dealers will void the warranty if they detect a different program running the computer than factory, and I've heard similar issues with getting smog checks done. The good news is that with Diablo systems, you can always flash the computer back to stock before taking it in for service. Always better to be safe than sorry! I bought the Trinity tuner, and haven't looked back!

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake_korthos View Post
    A majority of dealers will void the warranty if they detect a different program running the computer than factory, and I've heard similar issues with getting smog checks done. The good news is that with Diablo systems, you can always flash the computer back to stock before taking it in for service. Always better to be safe than sorry! I bought the Trinity tuner, and haven't looked back!
    This. The Trinity might be overkill now that the InTune is out.

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    I have a Edge Programmer. Don't know much about the others but the Edge people are quick to care for any problem that may arise. I keep mine on level 4, the performance setting. When I pass on the road this baby really accelerates! You are right about the units being pricey though. As for the chip......I wouldn't. Cheaper but not much help! 4 levels of performance and you can re-flash to stock when you take your truck in for service.

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