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    Default The best programer?

    I have an 08 5.3 4x4, what is the best programer out there? (Bullydog,Diablosport etc.)

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    There have been lots of threads discussing programmers. Try doing a search on the forum or browsing the Performance section. If you can't find what you're looking for, try posting in the Performance section. The post may get more attention there.

    Personally, I don't have any experience with programmers. Although, I'm looking to get my hands on a Hypertech Max Energy when I have the extra $$! I've heard good things.
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover

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    Charleston, SC


    I use a Superchips Flashpaq. It works pretty well. You can get more power out of a custon tune, but the handheld programmer is more user friendly and you can change the settings or go back to stock at will. The hand helds are about the same, some can be updated via the internet.

    Steve - South Carolina
    08 Sierra 5.3L
    K&N CAI, Superchips programmer, 30% tint, Lund step bars, Color matched Line-X bed liner, Garmin GPS, Billet Grill, Magnaflow muffler w/GM tip, Kenwood in dash DVD, Back-up camera, Polk audio door speakers

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    i will be getting a superchips when i eventually save the money.

    there is a nice big detailed article on programers in this months issuse of sport truck mag.

    2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (the Yellow Jacket)
    4inch suspension 3inch body
    Straight 6 (383 Stroker within a year)
    36inch SuperSwamper TSL.
    Detroit Loccers
    Daily Driver Weekend Wheeler
    much more...

    2004 Sierra crew cab, 2wd, 5.3 V8
    2inch Daystar Leveling kit
    single dumped Flowmaster 40 sieries exaust(removed)
    Mb Blitz Chrome wheels
    Leer Bed Cover(for sale)
    50k miles

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    some members here have the hypertech and seem to like them
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
    3" Body Lift, 33" Goodyear MTR's
    5.7L 350 TBI Edelbrock SDT Exhaust, Flowtech Headers, K&N Intake
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    I have had several programmers ranging from Hypertech to Diablo tuners, and I feel that Hypertech is probably the best for versatility. My current tuner is a Hypertech Hyperpac, it is a very advanced monitoring/tuning device. These are some of the options:

    Read & clear DTC's
    Adjust shift points & firmness
    Remove rev limiter
    Built in christmas tree for practicing reaction times
    Tuning adjustment for unleaded & premium fuel
    Live powertrain monitoring, rpm, mph, torque, hp, temp, pressure
    USB cable for laptop interface, to be able to keep track of your performance upgrades one by one.
    1/4 time measured in incriments of every 20 feet, measuring hp and torque ( accurate within a tenth!)
    Adjust speedometer for larger tires, to correct the speedometer.
    Ability to adjust computer for upgraded gearing (3.73 stock-4.10 after market gear)

    Summit Racing $499.99

    My enjoyment out of this product...............PRICELESS!
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

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    I use a Quadzilla Stealth2. They make programmers for gas and diesel. Here is THE SITE
    Washington State
    2006 Silverado 2500HD LT3 4X4 CC SB Duramax LBZ
    Tuff Country 6" lift, 35" Toyo M/T's on 20" Ultra Peacemaker wheels, Quadzilla Stealth2 programmer, Diamond Eye 5" cat-back exhaust, factory Special order color Yellow.

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