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    Default I need input on programmers

    I've got a '09 Silverado 5.3( LMQ code). What programmer type/style is a decent one without refinancing the house to get? Also, after you have it set where you want it can it be unplugged or does it have to be left hooked up.?

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    What's your budget? What do you want to do with the programmer?

    Most of the programmers that I am familiar with simply re-program the ECU with the new setting and save the old configuration if one wants to flash back to stock.

    2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab


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    Airaid MIT
    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
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    The DiabloSport inTune or Trinity programmers would both work for your truck... and no, you do not need to keep them connected/plugged-in all the time... you only have to connect it to the truck when you are installing a tune, or recording a data log...

    The diablosport tools have the most end-user adjustable parameters available than any others... complete data logging capabilities and full parameter support.. scan/clear trouble codes.... restore original backup stock tunes at any time and no worries about warranty/dealers... PLUS, you can get CUSTOM TUNING done for the diablo tools, which you can not with the others - you'd be stuck with whatever tunes they give you on them...

    I sell both the inTune and Trinity programmers, and I also offer a package deal as well that includes my custom tuning at a reduced cost so you'd save some $$. ;)


    You can find info about them, as well as links to my Package Deals, Testimonials, etc. on my site here: http://www.diablewtune.com and http://www.diablewtune.com/package_deals.html


    as for the difference between the two... I actually have both the inTune and Trinity for my car... tune wise, the tunes are the same. adjustable parameters are the same, and of course my custom tune would be the same as well... the trinity has a few more features, including a performance monitor for 0-60, 1/8 mile and 1/4 mile times, etc... bigger color touch screen... graphic gauges for monitoring data... it has a windshield mount (like a gps), a bigger, color screen... you can watch/view the data without having to hold it, since it's mounted to the windshield... there's also an available gauge pod mount adapter for it, so if you have a gauge pod like on your a-pillar, you could mount it right in there with the pod mount... the inTune does not have a mount, so you have to hold it or put it on the seat next to you...


    A lot of people like the inTune better - because it's smaller (it's the size of a credit card), they don't need or want the extra features, and it's less expensive...and it's a little easier to use than the Trinity when it comes to data logging and importing/export tune files for custom tuning, since you don't have to use any extra software - everything is just copy/paste with the inTune.


    So really, it's up to you which one you'd want... if you don't want/need the extra features/bell-n-whistles, then you can go with the inTune - and it's less expensive...


    here are links to their user manuals so you can check them both out:


    Trinity user manual: http://diablosport.com/manualFiles/T...ser_Manual.pdf


    inTune user manual: http://diablosport.com/manualFiles/i...ser_Manual.pdf


    Any questions, please feel free to hit me up...

    Thanks!
    -Lew
    06MonteSS


    2014 Camaro SS - 2SS, RS pkg., short-throw shifter, NPP perf. exhaust, BMR strut-tower brace, Cold Air Inductions cold air intake

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    I have a Hyper Tech in my 2012 GMC and im very pleased with it but I also use it with a cold air intake and throttle body spacer. You dont have to leave it in just plug it in and it will download the new program which you can change shift points, speed limiter, anything you want basically. It will store your old program on there so anytime you take it in to the shop just deprogram it and they will never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allterrainman View Post
    I have a Hyper Tech in my 2012 GMC and im very pleased with it but I also use it with a cold air intake and throttle body spacer. You dont have to leave it in just plug it in and it will download the new program which you can change shift points, speed limiter, anything you want basically. It will store your old program on there so anytime you take it in to the shop just deprogram it and they will never know.
    A throttle body spacer is worthless on that truck's intake. All it will give you is a whistling sound.

    2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab


    Mods:
    Advent OGM1 Navigation
    Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
    Airaid MIT
    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

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    yeah, throttle body spacers are useless on anything 2006 and newer... doesn't do anything for you, except to lighten your wallet....
    06MonteSS


    2014 Camaro SS - 2SS, RS pkg., short-throw shifter, NPP perf. exhaust, BMR strut-tower brace, Cold Air Inductions cold air intake

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    I read that they are useless on all but TBI setups.

    2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab


    Mods:
    Advent OGM1 Navigation
    Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
    Airaid MIT
    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

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    if you end up getting a programmer go with DiabloSport inTune or get a mail order tune from nelsons racing or blackbear. all the others are a waste of $$$$ ive ran a super chips, a hyper tech, and a bully dog in my truck and the nelsons blew them all away...
    2004 gmc sierra ext z71 5.3
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    APPEARANCE...
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    Future mods... Detriot tru-trac, deviels own stage 2 meth kit, MORE BOOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    A throttle body spacer is worthless on that truck's intake. All it will give you is a whistling sound.
    your right all I really noticed was the whistling sound but hey it sounds cool to me and that's what matters
    born and raised in Gods country -- Arkansas

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