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  1. #1
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    Talking Jet performance module vs programable flash tuners

    Hello everyone I am sure that this question has been asked numerous times. I own a 2011 Chevy Silverado with the Z71 off road suspension, 5.3L engine, tow pkg crew cab. So far the only thing I have done was change the exhaust to a magnaflow. I plan on getting a CAI not sure which one yet. I do tow a TT that can weight as much as 9500lbs. I was wondering if anyone had any idea what would be better. I only have about 5000 miles on my truck and would rather not void the warrenty. What I am looking for is better towing performance and over all more power. Any recomendations would be greatly appreaciated.

    Thanks Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmatter View Post
    Hello everyone I am sure that this question has been asked numerous times. I own a 2011 Chevy Silverado with the Z71 off road suspension, 5.3L engine, tow pkg crew cab. So far the only thing I have done was change the exhaust to a magnaflow. I plan on getting a CAI not sure which one yet. I do tow a TT that can weight as much as 9500lbs. I was wondering if anyone had any idea what would be better. I only have about 5000 miles on my truck and would rather not void the warrenty. What I am looking for is better towing performance and over all more power. Any recomendations would be greatly appreaciated.

    Thanks Rich
    Rich......In looking at the Weight of 9,500lbs of your TT is that Dry Weight?? and is your truck a 1/2 or 3/4 Ton??.....
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 08-29-2011 at 03:43 PM.

    MIKE


    99"SILVERADO
    5.3 l 3.73 l G80
    BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










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    Welcome to the club. I assume from your trucks description that its a 1500. I think thats alot of weight for a 1/2 ton truck. What rear gears do you have? Even some trucks with trailer package come with 3.42's. Is it a 2wd or 4x4 Z-71? See if you can find out what rear gears you have.
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    Sorry my truck is a silverado 1500. The unloaded weight of my TT is 7465lbs so 9500lbs is max weight. So i guess my truck is a half ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmatter View Post
    Sorry my truck is a silverado 1500. The unloaded weight of my TT is 7465lbs so 9500lbs is max weight. So i guess my truck is a half ton.
    The Tow specs for a 1/2 Ton 4wd Crew Cab....with a 5.3 liter and 3.42.....has a Max Tow Ratings(Weight) of 9,500lbs.....as you can see your at the Limit's of what your Truck can Safely Tow.

    MIKE


    99"SILVERADO
    5.3 l 3.73 l G80
    BLACK BEAR CUSTOM TUNE
    SNUGTOP l COLORMATCH l KATZKIN










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    Take a look at the Diablo Trinty, does more than the other programmers out there, you can data log with it and then get a custom tune via-email from a custom tuner like DiabLew.com. Lew does R&D for Diablo and does custom tunes on the side. There a number of members on this site that have his tune and there all pleased with his tunes. He is now selling the Trinity's direct and is offering a package deal, Trinity and custom tune. Yes the Trinity is not cheap but it is worth the money.
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    Yep I have the 3.42 rear with a six speed automatic transmission. I know that my truk is rated to tow 9500 so yes I am right there. Yes my truck is 4 wheel drive and it has the tow pkg andthe Z71 off road suspension. Thanks for the welcome.

    ---------- Post added at 06:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:46 PM ----------

    Tring to reply on an iPhone. So my replies might be a little slow.

    ---------- Post added at 07:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:55 PM ----------

    Will the trinty void my warrenty. Does anyone know anything about the jet stage two performance module?

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    Jet Electronics have always left alot to desire. Its not just about power, but also driveabilty. Alot of tuners make great WOT power but there drivability is crap. If you go to a dealer for warranty work then just back out the Trinity tune and return to stock tune, take the Trinity out of your truck and the dealer will never know there was a aftermarket tune in it.
    :cool:

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.
    :glasses:

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    As I find myself in a similar situation to Blackmatter (minus the TT, do long interstate drivin though), I'd like to say thanks for the info as well. Heard a lot of good things about the Trinity, but what about Bullydog? The price tag on Trinity is a little intimidating, and has given me pause. Thanks for the great thread as well!

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
    MagnaFlow single in duel out system
    Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
    Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
    Undercover Classic Tonneau
    Trail FX Bug "deflector"
    AVS Window Deflectors
    Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
    RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
    ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
    CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
    2" leveling kit from Max Trac
    Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune

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