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  1. #11


    so does anyone have some good sites to find these on.

  2. #12


    For custom tunes (there are many more out there too):

    Black Bear Performance:

    Nelson's Performance:

    GM Programing:

    For handheld tuners you can order them from pretty much any auto parts supply company: Summit Racing, Jegs, local speed shop,, etc.

    2004 Silverado 2500 "Judas"
    Crew Cab and Short Bed
    6.0L Vortec
    Diablo Predator
    True Dual Exhaust: Hooker MaxFlow Mufflers and X-Pipe
    Drop-In K&N Air Filter
    Alpine Stereo System: iDA-x303 Deck, SPS-600 Front and Rear Speakers, KTP-445 Amplifier

    Future Upgrades Include:
    Cosmetic/Other: Spray-In Bed Liner, HID head lights, Leveling Kit
    Performance: Underdrive Pulleys

  3. #13


    A custom tune is always going to be better because it is specific to your truck and mods, hence the term "custom". However, if you are like some of us who don't live anywhere close to a place Black Bear Performance goes; i.e. the closest they've come to me is Pittsburgh, Pa. and I live 4 1/2 hours away, a hand-held tuner is the way to go and the Diablo Sport Predator is the best bang for your buck and you can get it for only $274 on 4wheelonline. com
    2003 Silverado 2500HD 6.0L Vortec V8
    2" Body Lift
    3" Suspension Lift
    Skyjacker Hydro 7000 Shocks
    Skyjacker Steering Stabilizer
    35" Tires with 20" American Racing Rims
    Velocity Cold Air Intake
    Billet Throttle Body Spacer
    BBK Performance Headers
    MBRP Cat-Back Exhaust System
    DiabloSport Predator- Soon to be tuned by Diablew

    "Soon to be leveling-kit"

  4. #14
    Sr. Engineer
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    San Diego, CA


    Inperson meets and cable tunes are not the only options we offer. We also have traditional mail order tunes, of which, we can usually get them out a day or two after you order them.

    I will note, that we have had many a customer switch from a programmer to one of our tunes, stating a night and day difference. We utilize EFILive and make a tune that is specific to your vehicle rather than a canned tune that gives an average estimate. EFILive also gives us access to many more tables than any of the programmers out there.
    Black Bear Performance- Custom Tuning Solutions

    Authorized EFILive and MAGNACHARGER seller

  5. #15


    black bear tune
    -20% Window Tint
    -Flowmaster 40 Series Dual Exhaust
    -2.25" ReadyLIFT Leveling Kit
    -325/60R18 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    -18x9 Helo 835's
    -Pioneer AVH-p4200dvd Headunit

  6. #16


    How about for a tuner/scan gauge?

    I'm kinda looking for a little extra power at times and slightly better fuel mileage at other times.. but most of all I want something to display my trans temp.. I saw a few people mention the Diablosport but that doesn't appear to be something like the bullydog (forgot the other one I saw earlier) that has a constant display of certain parameters..

    what would yall recommend for something like that?
    Last edited by offroadaddict; 05-03-2010 at 12:40 AM.
    03 1500 Z71 5.3 - DD/Tow rig

  7. #17
    Sr. Engineer
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    San Diego, CA


    I used an Aeroforce Interceptor to show parameters and clear codes.

  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by JennaBear View Post
    I used an Aeroforce Interceptor to show parameters and clear codes.
    I SOOO can't wait to get one of these installed in my truck! As soon as I'm done with the exhaust (getting it installed tomorrow) and audio system (hopefully this next weekend), my next new toy is going to be the Interceptor!

    Jenna, does how accurate would you say it is as far as measuring horsepower and torque?

  9. #19
    Sr. Engineer
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    San Diego, CA


    I don't think it is all that accurate, it gives you a good estimate though.

  10. #20


    Oo thats a pretty sweet setup. Maybe I'll go for one of those.

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