1500 classic chip or programmer

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by basher, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. basher

    basher New Member

    what would u get a chip or programmer and what brand i have the 5.3l in my truck 2007
  2. sharpshooterusmc

    sharpshooterusmc Rockstar 100 Posts

    depends on what u want, if u want a complete cutom tune where u can tweak it like u want, go with the diablo, but if u arnt mechanicly inclined and want to keep it basic, i would go with the hypertech. its simple and can be installed in miniuts
  3. 07silverado07

    07silverado07 Rockstar 100 Posts

    i would go with a programmer. i have a jet programmer on m 07 classic. but the best programmer on the market is the diablo. and you dont have to mechanically inclined to use the diablo!
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Your truck doesnt have a removeable chip so you need a programmer. The Diablo Preditor hands down.
  5. derekj

    derekj Rockstar

    The diablo and if that is not enough you can get a Lewtune via email.
  6. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS Rockstar 100 Posts

    correct, you need a programmer...

    vehicles no longer use chips any more - haven't for years...

    everything is flash-based tuning to the vehicles ECM, which is done using a programmer...

    and I concur with the others above, get a diablo predator! ;)
  7. ZSI52

    ZSI52 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Get a BlackBear Tune. I've heard nothing but good things about the tune.
  8. jamison75

    jamison75 New Member

    i got a hypertech programmer take s bout 10 min to go through it ,it is so idiot proof a monkey could do it ,and it works awsome ....love it and if something happens hyper tech will take care of fixing it (a lil added bonus)
  9. Grizzly Guy

    Grizzly Guy Rockstar 100 Posts

    what about a tuner for the 5.3L that cuts back to 4 cylinders when the 8 is not need,what would be the recomendation in that case
  10. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS Rockstar 100 Posts

    the diablo predator works with the AFM/DOD vehicles... you can install a tune and leave that functionality enabled, or you can even disable it altogether, so that it is in V8 mode all the time.

    If you do leave it enabled, the diablo tunes have adjusted the DOD settings so that you will get better mileage with the DOD on compared to stock settings... ;)

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