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06-08-2012, 07:25 PM #1
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- Columbia Falls, Montana, United States
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Hypertech Max Energy: Great product!
I recently bought this unit from a member here (Alex: Sierraowner5.3, who by the way is a great seller if you need anything he has!) for the 04-07 trucks (for obvious reasons :D). As noted in my signature, my truck has an upgraded cam shaft as well as a few other engine mods, and when I had them done at a local tuning shop, I assumed that they had also installed a custom tune because they were using a computer and a dyno to track the power. However, I called the shop and they told me they were only doing that to make some adjustments, and said that a tuner would work great!
The unit itself is extremely easy to use with simple yes and no questions. I noticed very little in the way of extra power at first since I didn't adjust shift points or anything, but once I did that it really seemed to have a bit more gimme. Not sure on actual numbers (yet, though I am hoping to use said shops dyno again to compare with originals that they still have logged, supposedly), but I did notice an increase in my MPG (1.36 average in 3 tanks to be exact) which wasn't mind blowing, but still acceptable. The main reason I bought the unit was to calibrate my speedometer for larger tires since my dealer said they would not do it, and I couldn't find anybody else willing to do it without leaving the place with all my limbs. With that said, that is my only complaint. I calibrated the speedo to the exact diameter of my tires, and it actually made my speedo worse! I had it set for 32.75 tires, and had to set it for 31.75 for it to be correct according to both my GPS and a local speed trap.
I would highly recommend the unit. I could give more info about it if needed, but you can get all you need from here.
Thanks again to Alex for selling the unit to me! Well worth the money!2005 Chevy Silverado W/T
4X4|4.8 with some mods (has only slightly more pull than a 5.3)|Auto|4 door ex cab|Cooper Discoverer AT/3's in 285-75/17's on Helo 842's|Cooper Discover M+S 265-75/17's on Devino DV349's|Flowmaster 40 Single in Dual out with custom bent pipe from the end of the cats back|2" Procomp leveling kit|Custom made center console|Custom dyno tunes|Air Raid CAI|Air Raid Throttle Body Spacer|Apex brand topper|Kenwood Head Unit with Kenwood speakers|Painted mirrors/grille|Debadged except front emblem|Bilsteins front and rear
Planned mods not in order
2 inch lift|Custom front/rear bumper|hitch tire carrier|roof basket on topper, bars on cab|finish center console build|install Midland CB|Power options|Tint|Custom made raised bed in the bed of the truck|Lund LunarVisor
Also have a 1992 Ford Ranger with a lot of stuff done to it. Currently waiting for a bit of a rebuild.
"The only woman I'm pimping from now on is Sweet Lady Propane. And I'm tricking her out all over this town."
06-08-2012, 07:41 PM #2
no problem dude! glad everything worked out for ya. I had never played with the shift points, kinda wish I had now.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
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