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08-24-2013, 10:41 AM #11
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- Apr 2010
- Piermont,NY, back in Northern NJ now, But may be in IL soon....
So going from 4 to 8 full time Better MPG's???? and as for sound??? I turned it off with my Superchips and MPG's went down Pickup was much better and as for sound Never noticed with the Corsa and K&N08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
08-24-2013, 11:35 AM #12
Thats what ive heard...i dont like the way it changes tone from 8 to 4 going down the highway...with my exhaust you can totally tell
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Z71 Crew Cab "All-Star Edition"
Line-X'd Custom Brush Guard(Heavy Duty)
5.3L Flex Fuel
Factory Black Running Boards
BF Goodrich All-Terrain KO's(265/65R18)
2" Rough Country Leveling Kit
EGR In-Channel Vent Visors
Exterior PLUS Package
Interior PLUS Package
K&N Drop-In Air Filter
Bowtie Mud Flaps
Cat-Back Dual Exhaust
Diablo Sport Predator(AFM Disabled)
Next Planned Mods
08-24-2013, 09:26 PM #13
2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab
Advent OGM1 Navigation
Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
EGR Rail Caps
K&N Air Filter
Flowsound 40 Muffler
Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors
08-24-2013, 09:59 PM #14
the 8>4 switch drove me nuts when i got my exhaust done, set my tuner to run in v8 mode all the time. in certain situations i the mpg is just as good or better then having the afm on, but i would say that it did better with it on. my average went from 15.5 to 14.8 or so. not that much of drop.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Aidaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill
08-24-2013, 11:22 PM #15
you can NOT adjust any tcm/tranny settings with a predator... you can not change anything like shift pressure, shift points, tranny torque management, etc etc... predator's never had tcm/tranny support for 2007+ vehicles...
plus, all predators are dead and gone - they were all discontinued about 1.5 years ago now...
for tcm/tranny support, plus newer updated tune files, easier data logging, more parameters available for custom tuning, etc etc - you would need to get a diablosport inTune or Trinity...
you won't be able to do anything for the tranny, etc with the predator....
so yeah, just an fyi...
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myself, as well as several hundreds/thousands of others, get better mileage with it disabled/off... the DOD/AFM only helps you if you do a LOT of highway driving, all the time... I gained 2 mpg just by disabling the DOD, and so have many many many others...
if you do more town/city driving than highway driving, then it doesn't help and it actually hurts... plus there's the whole oil burning issue that it causes every time it switches between 4/8 cyl. modes, which was even confirmed by GM in a technical service bulletin...
so no, DOD/AFM does NOT always help you... plus disabling it helps to improve throttle response....06MonteSS
08-25-2013, 12:07 PM #16
Like i said...i pretty much JUST want to delete AFM...tranny shift points i really dont care about...if i wanna do that down the road ill sell this one a get a trinity or something...for 110 bucks plus free shipping for a NEW in box one just to delete AFM...cant complain to much...My thought is if your truck is a V8,you might as well use all 8...just like my last trucks
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This is what the site said about my tuner...
The predator is a state of the art, high performance tuning flash programmer in a sleek handheld design. Once connected to the vehicle, the predators internal computer recognizes the vehicles PCM and automatically picks the proper tuning files designed specifically for that PCM. Inside the predator's memory are the actual tuning files that optimize spark timing and air/fuel ratio curves. The transmission parameters are remapped to improve the shift characteristics such as shift firmness and shift points. Unlike other 'tuners', DiabloSport's programming is performed in very small increments throughout the entire RPM range, for a smoother, wider and a more predictable power delivery. DiabloSport engineers spend many hours on the dyno, street and track to ensure the tunes provided with the predator are the best they can be.
Emissions Legality: 49-State Legal
Tuning Type: Economy/Performance/Towing
Octane Rating: 87 To 93 Octane
Reads Diagnostic Trouble Codes: Yes
Clears Diagnostic Trouble Codes: Yes
Transmission Tuning: Tunes Automatic Transmissions Shift Firmness and Shift Point
Includes Rev Limiter Controls: Yes
Includes Speedometer Calibrator: No
Includes Top Speed Limiter: Yes
- Internet Updatable. Free Firmware Updates Via The Internet
- Trouble Code Read/Clear With Full Text Description
- Log Up To 30 Minutes Of High Speed Vehicle PID Data
- Large Backlit Display
- Holds Up To 5 Custom Tunes
- Add 1 To 2 Miles Per Gallon To Your Fuel Economy
- Power Gains Up To 30+ Horsepower
08-25-2013, 12:34 PM #17
the site lied... they probably just copied that from a different model predator's description and use it for all of their predator descriptions heh...
there is no tcm/tranny support at all with the U7194 model predator....
as for other things they say about it that are wrong:
yes you can adjust the tire size and gear ratio to correct/calibrate the speedometer...
it does not log for 30 minutes... it will record a log for 3-5 minutes....
it has an 87 octane tune, and a Diablo Tune - the diablo tune is made for 91 octane gas...
and hp/tq increases are not up to 30, heh...
on 87 octane with 87 tune, you'll gain about 13-16 hp/tq
on 91+ octane and diablo tune, you'll gain about 20 hp/tq...
Last edited by 06MonteSS; 08-25-2013 at 12:47 PM.
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08-25-2013, 11:30 PM #20
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- Denver, CO
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Great price on the Predator (relatively speaking). I know that the newer tuners are out there but my older Predator works just fine, especially after Lew custom tuned it. Nice score, you'll be happy with it.
Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
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