GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Sr. Mechanic
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Posts
    157

    Default Predator vs BlackBear

    So I emailed the people at blackbear and Justin was telling me what all he does and he was saying that I could get around 30+HP 30+lbs and maybe 1-2mpgs. Is he just pulling my chain? Which would you guys go with?

  2. #2

    Default

    i just installed my blackbear tune last week via autocal, 08 avalanche 5.3 ltz
    had a hypertech programmer for 3 years ....
    there is NO COMPARISON!
    i'm not sure about the hp gain, but it pulls quicker from a stop light, avy actually feels lighter..
    the transmission shifts like a dream..
    i give blackbear thumbs up
    although i was getting a little anxious about the amount of time it was taking to get everything done, about a month after ordering, finally installed,, but well worth the wait

  3. #3

    Default

    Yeah the "Custom Tune" or Blackbear is the way to go if your needing more power and overall trying to get more out of your truck compared to all the programmars on the market. They are just a waste of money and you can get the blackbear tune for $500 when the dang Hypertech and other's are around that price range it's kinda ridiculous if you think about it.. I plan on gettin the Blackbear tune myself but i think i'm keeping my stock CPU instead of giving them it and only paying $250 or so for the tune.

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

  4. #4

    Default

    Apples and Oranges if you ask me. Even with the options the Predator offers you, you are not able to do what Blackbear is able to do. With the strong forum presence Blackbear can not afford to just BS around. I have yet to read or hear about someone not being more than pleased with them.

    ________2013 4C Rated__________


  5. #5

    Default

    Blackbear hands down. Diablo has been making false promises for years and has failed to deliver.

  6. #6
    Sr. Mechanic
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Posts
    157

    Default

    Yeah I was leaning more to the AutoCal one. He gave me 3 different options and that seemed the best for me

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Apples and Oranges if you ask me. Even with the options the Predator offers you, you are not able to do what Blackbear is able to do. With the strong forum presence Blackbear can not afford to just BS around. I have yet to read or hear about someone not being more than pleased with them.
    sure ya can.... you can get full custom tuning done for the diablo predator and trinity...

    and the tcm support update for the Trinity has been released for the T43 tcm transmissions - i.e. the 6-speed auto's....

    trinity has more features, better data logging, can hold multiple custom tunes in addition to the included diablo tunes, sd card support, analog input for a wideband, drag tree for performance testing, etc etc...
    06MonteSS


    2014 Camaro SS - 2SS, RS pkg., short-throw shifter, NPP perf. exhaust, BMR strut-tower brace, Cold Air Inductions cold air intake

  8. #8

    Default

    Well allot of people like Blackbear and they are at a good price but yeah there's up's and down's to both products if you asked me.. each his own..

    2008 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab Lt Z71 5.3 V8
    7.5 Inch Rough Country Suspension Lift
    RBP Replica Grille Black w Chrome Rivets
    Recon Smoked Cab Roof Lights
    N-Fab Powdercoated Gloss black Cab Length Nerf Steps
    5% Tint over 20% all the way around / 5% Eyebrow Strip
    AVS Smoked Window Visors
    Z71 Stickers Black & Metallic Silver
    Tow Mirrors / Smoked Turn Signals
    XM Satellite Radio Fin / Color Matched
    Interior Plastic Pieces / Color Matched
    Power Acoustic Tweeters
    Painted Bowties / Color Matched
    Painted Door Handles / Color Matched
    Smittybilt Bull Bar / Color Matched
    Custom Rolled Edge Exhaust Tips / Color Matched
    Custom 2.5 Inch Cat Back True Dual Exhaust
    Flowmaster Super 40 Series Dual in / Dual out
    Magnaflow Tru-X Pipe
    K&N Air Filter
    18x9 Rockstars Machined Black
    Center Caps / Color Matched
    33.13.50 Nitto Terra Grapplers
    New Front Wheel Well Liners
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Tailights
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Third Brake Light / Smoked
    Eagle Eye Black L.E.D. Halo Projector Headlights
    Notto HID Kit 10,000k Low beams
    Recon L.E.D. Light Bar
    Buschwacker OE Style Tailgate Cap
    AMI Gloss Black Antenna
    Debadged Chrome Lettering
    Door Molding Removed

Similar Threads

  1. Blackbear Tune in Washington
    By jrbet83 in forum Black Bear Performance
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2011, 07:28 PM
  2. BlackBear Tune on LI
    By XS ive in forum Black Bear Performance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-24-2010, 03:44 PM
  3. Blackbear Tune-- Las Vegas!
    By dirtracer455 in forum Black Bear Performance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-29-2009, 10:10 PM
  4. Blackbear or W4M for custom tune?
    By 06OlBlue5.3 in forum Black Bear Performance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-09-2009, 06:08 PM
  5. BlackBear Tune 2500HD
    By prats4 in forum Black Bear Performance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-22-2009, 09:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •