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    Default what Programmer?

    I am looking at buying a programmer, but i'm not sure what one is good. money isn't a issue, but i've heard not to buy a used one due to programing for VIN #. let me know what you have and what is good.
    2003 CHEVY SILVERADO
    3" LEVELING KIT
    285/75/16 DURATAC'S
    MBRP STAINLESS DUAL'S

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    Default Do Not Buy Used!

    Either the HyperTech Max Energy or the Bully Dog Triple Dog Downloader will work great. Both cost around the same price. If you buy a used one, you run the risk of getting one that the original vehicle was not "returned to stock" before they sold you the programmer. If that is the case, then the used programmer you bought is totally useless!!!

    If your truck is a diesel, then look at an Edge programmer also. Diesel's have more untapped energy than a gas engine. If you do have a diesel, then you will see a significant improvement. With the gas, not so much, but your gas milage will improve slightly. I like the programmers because you can change tire size, gear ratios, shift points, ect. A big plus is the ability to pull trouble codes yourself.

    Hope this helps.

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    wait4meperformance nothing else to be said
    08 silverado
    4.8
    K&N cai
    single in dual out cherry bomb pro
    leveling kit
    custom painted bow ties
    Bed liner
    Tinted windows
    20inch Cruser Alloy Switchblades
    Goodyear Eagle GT2 285/50/20
    1 truly heavy foot + Wait4meperformance SCT Handheld
    100 shot of Nitrous Dyno tune system
    SS front bumper
    Matching painted front grill and bow ties

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    $$$ no issue?!?! Then go custom tune, wheatly, blackbearperformance both of them are members on the site.
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
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    I think this is what I am going to ask for for christmas. I am thinking about a waitformeperformance one also.
    Charles :sign0011:

    2008 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    6" Pro Comp Suspension Lift
    20" Pro Comp Alloys
    35" Pro Comp Extreme A/T
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual Exhaust
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    what you guys dont like Westers???

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    i have the bully dog programmer. Works great. calibrates tire size. Changes shift point. stock power setting, regular power settin, and performance power setting. Allows you to change gear ratios if u have puttin in different gears. I have no complaints. If not def. go with custom tune.

    2005 Chevy 2500hd 4x4
    5% tint all the way aroung
    325/60/18 Toyo Open Country At's
    18in kmc xd monster series
    Dual Flowmasters
    Rough Country leveling kit

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    i have an 09 silverado 5.3L gas. what is my major difference between a programmer and a chip? and which would be my best to go with?

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    custom tune for sure. stay away from the chip

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    yes i would like to know more about programmers... i would love to be able to get more mpg since now i have my 22 in wheels on my truck

    2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab
    22" Boss 313 Series
    8,000K HID Lights
    Flowmaster Exhaust
    Drop Kit
    Tinted Windows
    Blacked Out Third Brake Light

    Mond's To DO:
    Darker Tint Rear Windows
    Paint Bowtie White
    Or
    Get a Chrome Bowtie

    OLD TRUCK RIP
    2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext
    Exhaust w/Chrome Tip
    2 In. Rear Shackle Drop
    Window Tint
    HID Light Kit-8000K
    22" Boss 313 Series
    Painted Front Grille & Bowtie

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