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    Default Can't Stand V4 Mode!!!!

    I can not stand my truck switching back and forth from V8 to V4 anymore. Is there any way the dealer can disable this stupid feature or am I going to have to buy a programmer to get rid of it? I need help because it really bothers me how much it switches back and forth.

    Thanks everyone!
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    Drive in tow mode!

    But as for being able to turn it off I'm not sure. I drive a truck a lot with the 4 cylinder shutoff and i agree its annoying when you want to try and pass someone and there is that huge delay! Hopefully someone else has knowledge on this

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    I turned it off with my Superships programer.. Best thing I ever did.. MPG's did not move much so well worth doing it..
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    Around town use your manual mode in the 5th setting and it will never come on. No need to spend any money on aftermarket tunes that will indeed void your warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrown88 View Post
    I can not stand my truck switching back and forth from V8 to V4 anymore. Is there any way the dealer can disable this stupid feature or am I going to have to buy a programmer to get rid of it? I need help because it really bothers me how much it switches back and forth.

    Thanks everyone!
    Your best bet if to get a custom tune i know black bear can remove the v4 mode or like enkie said get the superchip which i never knew they could do

    Quote Originally Posted by CKNSLS View Post
    No need to spend any money on aftermarket tunes that will indeed void your warranty.
    Ok i dont know where this guy is getting his info to but i never had a problem with a custom tunr or programmer on my silverado , Cobalt ss or our 2500hd work truck


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    Go ask your friendly neighborhood Chevrolet dealer the following question- Mr. Service Manager, I have an aftermarket tune, does it void my warranty?

    Se what he says and please report your findings.....here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKNSLS View Post
    Around town use your manual mode in the 5th setting and it will never come on. No need to spend any money on aftermarket tunes that will indeed void your warranty.

    Can you explain this process a little bit better? Turning off the AFM is a question that comes up frequently here and this is one option that may be appealing to those who do not want to purchase a programmer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrown88 View Post
    I can not stand my truck switching back and forth from V8 to V4 anymore. Is there any way the dealer can disable this stupid feature or am I going to have to buy a programmer to get rid of it? I need help because it really bothers me how much it switches back and forth.

    Thanks everyone!
    My dealer up here in Canada has a programer that does not void the warranty but it cost $550.00 plus tax. It only shuts down the V8 to V4 mode.

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    I've gone into the dealership in many different cars in trucks that were still covered under warranty and I don't think I single one of them was stock. Maybe we buy enough vehicles from our dealer that they love use or as long as what's wrong has nothing to do with the aftermarket parts so they still fix it. But back goths topic, I don't have the 6 speed but I've never had an issue with v4 mode. I took my tune off probably 8 months ago to sell it for something new. I've yet to figure out if it's custom or diablo intune
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    I did a performance program with superchips programmer, but my mpg did drop from 13 to 10. This is also with a Vmax 6.0L. Power increase with this motor is incredible tho.

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