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    Hi there I am new to this and just bought a 2008 Chevy Silverado LT Extended Cab with the 5.3 liter motor. I am looking to buy a programmer for it but am unsure which one to buy ofr it. Can any one give me advice on the difference and which is better for my truck.
    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilveradoLT08 View Post
    Hi there I am new to this and just bought a 2008 Chevy Silverado LT Extended Cab with the 5.3 liter motor. I am looking to buy a programmer for it but am unsure which one to buy ofr it. Can any one give me advice on the difference and which is better for my truck.
    thanks in advance.
    To the Site first off........There are many programmer's......The Diablo Sport,Bully Dog are 2 of the most often Mentioned on the site......Under the Performance & Fuel section of the forum there are Many thread that talk about Programmer's....

    Also depending on your Budget.......going with Cold Air Intake,Headers LT's and Cat Back Exhaust.....along with the tune will give you your best gains & bang for your $$$$.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 08-12-2010 at 01:56 PM.

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    No current programmers can tune the TCMs in the 07+ vehicles.
    Black Bear Performance- Custom Tuning Solutions

    Authorized EFILive and MAGNACHARGER seller

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    Quote Originally Posted by JennaBear View Post
    No current programmers can tune the TCMs in the 07+ vehicles.
    I did not know that Jenna.....Thanks for the insight..........

    Edit......Why are there no programmers for the 07' and up Vehicles....just wondering??
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 08-12-2010 at 02:05 PM.

    MIKE


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    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    I did not know that Jenna.....Thanks for the insight..........

    Edit......Why are there no programmers for the 07' and up Vehicles....just wondering??
    The only two programs that I know of that can work on the 07+ TCMs are true tuners software (EFILive and HPTuners). I think most handhelds have been trying to crack the code to allow for TCM support since 07.
    Black Bear Performance- Custom Tuning Solutions

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    I did not know that Jenna.....Thanks for the insight..........

    Edit......Why are there no programmers for the 07' and up Vehicles....just wondering??
    there ARE programmers for 2007+ vehicles, like the diablosport predator and trinity... they can tune/modify the ECM/engine tune... but they can not access the TCM/tranny programming... yet!

    diablo's done read/write/flash tests on the tcm modules, successfully... and is building out the tune/parameter mappings, then has to do the tranny tunes themselves, and then a free update will be available for the Trinity to add the tranny tuning support once it is done, complete, testing is done, etc etc.
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    So there will be no TCM support for the Predator?
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    New product (which will also have the tcm support) will be replacing the predators...

    http://diablosport.com/index.php?nam...wtopic&t=21265
    Last edited by 06MonteSS; 08-13-2010 at 10:37 AM.
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    Will Predator owners be able to purchase an update to allow for TCM support?
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    they will be able to update/upgrade to the new tool that will be replacing the predators...

    or, just buy the Trinity to begin with, and then can download the free update when it becomes available...
    Last edited by 06MonteSS; 08-13-2010 at 11:28 AM.
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