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    Default Just purchased my first mod for the new truck

    Decided to go with the programmer first. Mainly because I was able to sell the old one from my Frontier, and pick up a Diablo Sport Predator for basically the same price. Really looking forward installing it. About how long does it take for the tunes to load? The superchips I had took about 10 minutes of loading and checking. Next up is going to be exhaust. I'm currently leaning towards using a Cherry Bomb elite muffler, single in, single out 3". I don't want to spend too much on it, but I want to try and do it right the first time (minimal drone and just the right amount of exterior sound). Will probably do a small 1" lift in the front once it warms up a little bit as well. Anyway, excited to get the programmer, and get it installed.

    2010 Silverado Crew Cab LS 4.8 4x4.
    Sheer silver metallic
    All stock, mods soon to come.

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    Jr. Mechanic Jay's Avatar
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    Lakeville, Massachusetts, United States


    I just loaded the 87 Octane Tune...took about 10 mins and thats with pulling the fuses. Good Stuff.

    2003 Chevy Silverado Ext Cab Z71
    2" Rough Country Leveling Kit and Stabilizer
    285/65R18 BFG TA KO on Black Rhino Rockwell
    Magnaflow Cat Back
    K&N 57 Series Intake
    Diablosport Predator
    Nerf Bars, Tint, Soft Tonneau

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    It doesn't take long at all to install maybe 10-15 minutes at the most. You don't HAVE to pull fuses, just turn off your radio before you do the install and don't touch anything with power until you're done, i.e. windows, seats if they are power, radio, heater. As for the exhaust, I'd wait because you might just want the full exhaust for a little more oomph on top of the DSP.
    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"

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm really looking forward to getting this thing. As for the exhaust, it will be cat back, not just a muffler swap. My debate right now is single or dual. I think the deciding factor is going to be what the shop is going to want to charge me.


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    Jr. Mechanic Jay's Avatar
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    Lakeville, Massachusetts, United States


    Good luck with the truck dude. I was like a little kid waiting for DSP to arrive... I think you'll enjoy the results. I was pumped about what I got out of the 87 Octane Tune and there is a lot more you can do with it. If you have any issues or questions shoot 06monteSS a message... he is the resident DSP superhero.

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    I will probably be contacting him in the future since I'm sure I will have questions about the DSP.

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    cool man, congrats!!! yep, any questions, let me know...

    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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    It came in today, but my calibration wasnt supported, but I have the cable coming in to update it. The date on the tuner is 10/08/09 so I'm hoping it's new enough that it will support my truck. Currently it's running 9r09.


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    After you install the tune you chose make sure you adjust the Long Term Fuel Trims/ Injector slope. Its explained how to adjust on the Diablo website. This adjustment makes a BIG differance.

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    Unfortunately, the tuner I bought isn't new enough to work with my truck. So I am going to sell it, and use the money to get the exhaust done. Thanks to 06montess for the help. Dissapointed I couldn't use the programmer, but I will look into it again in a few months. I have my exhaust figured out, so it shouldn't be too long before I get it done.


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