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    Cool Chip in 5.3 1500

    I was wondering if anyone with the 5.3l have chips in them and what is a good one to look at, It doesn't really matter on the price to me just as long as it is good for the money i am willing to spend. I've had some cars that had chips in the past just want to get more power!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughcntryrado View Post
    I was wondering if anyone with the 5.3l have chips in them and what is a good one to look at, It doesn't really matter on the price to me just as long as it is good for the money i am willing to spend. I've had some cars that had chips in the past just want to get more power!!

    Instead of going with a Performance Chip, there are 2 other Routes you may want to look at, regarding Programmers......the 1st is going with a Custom Tune, like Black Bear Custom Tunes, and the 2nd is going with a Diablo Tune, check with member 06MonteSS here on this site regarding Diablo Tunes......but these are the 2 most often mentioned regarding Tunes here on the Site, and Both Sponsoring Vendor's here on this Site,

    Link to Diablo,

    Link to Black Bear,
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 02-09-2012 at 04:00 PM.


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    I have been looking into those also not sure what i want to go with yet

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    yeah, there are no "chips" for the newer trucks... you need a flash programmer, to reflash the programming in the pcm module of the truck... the diablosport Trinity is what you want/need... you could also get away with the diablo Predator - but those are on their way to being phased out... they are being replaced by the diablo inTune programmer....

    but the Trinity has more features, easier/better data logging, and tcm/transmission support....

    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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    Hmm, all of those sound pretty good. Ive got the trans guy at work has the edge evolution programmer he loves it for what he paid for it I have been looking into those for what it is

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    On my last truck i had a superchips flashpaq programmer and i loved that thing. I used to run a 93 octane performance tune in it, no problems had like towing modes and fuel economy modes and 87 and 91 octane performance modes also. You can change engine and trany settings, it was great.

    11 Silverado Summit White Ext. Cab 5.3L Z71 9k miles
    RC leveling kit
    Jason fiberglass tonneau cover
    Superchips 91 octane tune
    Front air dam removed
    6,000k lowbeams 6,000k fogs
    color match bowties
    color match mudflaps
    20% tint all the way around
    20% tinted 6in sunshade
    Nitto terra grappler 275/70r17 (winter setup)
    Chevy 22s with Bridgestone Alenza 285/45r22 (summer setup)
    Kenwood DNX6180 indash

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    I had a hyper tech it was good but I'm looking into a Blackbear tune. For the price and the extent they can tune ur ecu, you can't beat it
    2009 chevy 1500 z71 4x4
    2.5 ccm level,2.5 inch rear blocks 305/60/18 coopers stt,Debadged,10 series flow w/dual exit in front or right rear tire, KN CAI, diablo InTune, 18% tint all the way around ,spec-d euro headlights with black housings,winjet smoke LED tail lights,putco LED third brake light smoked, fab fours front bumper with 10k warn winch, RK sports ram air hood
    1965 c10 swb, zz4 350 with the hot cam and fast burn heads and a 780 Holley on top, richmond super street 5 speed,restorod

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    Blackbear tune looks pretty good. I am going to throw my buddies JET tune in my truck tonight and see how i like it. He says its a different truck after he put his in, so hopefully i can say the same thing

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    I just got my Black Bear tune about a month ago and there is a huge difference compared to the superchips i had on my 03 Silverado. Can't say much for milage yet due to too me having to much fun but it is better than stock while i'm running the sport tune.

    2010 Silverado LTZ Z71

    6" BDS Lift, New springs and Fox Shocks
    Tinted Windows
    K & N Filter
    20" Fuel Off-Road Throttle Black/Machined
    33" x 12.5" x 20" Toyo Open Country M/T's
    Front and Back Bow ties Color Matched (Black Granite Metallic)
    Bushwhacker Pocket style Flares
    Weather Tech Window Visors & Floor Mats
    Blackbear Tune
    Bak Flip F1 Tonneau cover

    To Do:
    Cold Air Intake
    Corsa Sport Exhaust

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    im currently on a hypertech, and not satisfied. but i have submitted a deposit for the fort worth blackbear tune, so im hoping everything will get better!
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)

    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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