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Discussion in 'Programmers & Tuning' started by HFD525, May 30, 2012.

  1. HFD525

    HFD525 New Member

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    I plan on getting a programmer for my 2012 SIlverado 1500 5.3 What would you get if you were me getting one? I have no specific one in mind just looking for some ideas on what to lean towards
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    KyleZ71 New Member

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    Either the diablosport intune or predator. both great products but the intune has more bells and whistles.
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  3. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

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    Actually, for your truck, the Diablosport Trinity is really what you'd want...

    the Trinity has the tcm/tranny support and the tranny changes are nice. quicker, firmer shifts, you can adjust the shift points, firmness, etc.. it has much better data logging... has a windshield mount (like a gps), a bigger, color touch screen so it's easier to go through while it's mounted... you can watch/view the data without having to hold it, since it's mounted to the windshield... there's also an available gauge pod mount adapter for it, so if you have a gauge pod like on your a-pillar, you could mount it right in there with the pod mount... the Trinity will also get an update in the future that will allow you tune more than one vehicle at a time with it...

    But, the inTune will also work for your truck, and will be getting an update for it in the near future that will let you change/adjust tcm/tranny parameters as well... but right now, the inTune does not have tcm/tranny support.

    as for the difference between the two... I actually have both the inTune and Trinity for my car... engine tune wise, the tunes are the same. but, the Trinity has the tcm/tranny support and the tranny changes are nice. quicker, firmer shifts, you can adjust the shift points, firmness, etc.. the inTune does not have tcm/tranny support yet - but it is supposed to be getting an update in the near future that will add it. I also like the Trinity better for data logging - the logging is better, and since it has a windshield mount (like a gps), a bigger, color screen, so it's easier to go through while it's mounted... you can watch/view the data without having to hold it, since it's mounted to the windshield... there's also an available gauge pod mount adapter for it, so if you have a gauge pod like on your a-pillar, you could mount it right in there with the pod mount... the inTune does not have a mount, so you have to hold it or put it on the seat next to you, it's a little harder to figure out and find where the parameters are to log, etc... the Trinity will also get an update in the future that will allow you tune more than one vehicle at a time with it... again, these are MY personal preferences... other people like the smaller intune better (it's the size of a credit card), and having to hold it or lay it on the seat may be no big deal to them... but for me, for my own personal preferences, I like the Trinity better...

    So really, it's up to you :)

    I sell both the inTune and Trinity programmers, and I also offer a package deal for them that includes my custom tuning at a reduced rate, so you'd save money. Here's info:

    inTune:
    http://www.diablewtune.com/intune_deal.html

    Trinity:
    http://www.diablewtune.com/package_deal.html

    With the custom tune, you'll gain even better/quicker throttle response & acceleration, stronger/harder pull, smoother & quicker power delivery throughout the rpms, etc... and sometimes, maybe even a little better gas mileage - if you can keep your foot out of it! hahaha...


    and I wouldn't bother with the predator - they are being phased out.. the inTune is the replacement for the predator....
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  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    As I only datalog for custom tunes ... and only custom tune when I have new mods for which I need to account, the predator is what I own. I considered the Trinity but I didn't need its bells/whistles. HOWEVER, if my NBS 04 Sierra were supported by the InTune that's what I would own. Sadly, the InTunes only support 07 and newer vehicles.

    If you plan to constantly dink with the tuning on your truck ... or need tuning for multiple vehicles then the Trinity is probably the right fit. If you only tune as necessary (like I do) ... the InTune is probably the right fit. I strongly recommend Diablosport and a custom tune, as a custom tune will allow you to get the most out of your tuner ... compared to a canned tune that's on a handheld programmer. Every truck is, after all, slightly different ... and a custom tune lets you account for those differences and get the most out of your tune.

    Surreal

    P.S. I'm very happy with my Diablew tune(s); Lew has been great to work with.
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  5. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

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    actually... the inTune does now support your truck man ;) update was put out last week for it... all the older GM class2 vehicles are now supported by the inTune... so if you're interested in one, let me know... ;)

    the inTune now supports all of the GM vehicles that the predators do...
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  6. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    That's interesting news and good to know. Any issue with existing my tune on it?
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  7. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    the price point on the trinity is a bit of a ouch for me, but the intune, i may get that sooner vs. later.....

    Alex
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  8. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

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    yes, it won't work on the inTune... I'll have to recreate it for ya from the new tune files saved by the intune... no biggie... ;)

    ---------- Post added at 10:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:48 AM ----------

    cool, sounds good man... let me know... ;)
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    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    sure will. maybe sometime this summer once the wife and i get the hospital bills payed.

    Alex
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  10. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    Any functionality loss?
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  11. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

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    nope... could even be some gain, since the tune templates have been updated since we did your tune last I think - and there are some additional parameters that have been added in the newer tune templates... what's your email and I can look up your files on my PC....
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  12. CobraAviTek

    CobraAviTek New Member

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    Do these tuners have to stay plugged into the truck in order for them to work? I've never used one and don't know so I thought I'd ask. I know you leave them in to monitor things and look at what is actually going on in real time with your truck, but honestly, I'd rather just install a tune, unplug it and go. This can be done with a couple other programmers but I haven't been able to find if it can be done with the Diablo tuners. For me it's a huge selling point. I don't want to set something on the seat, and I don't want to have another guage sitting on my dash or pillar.
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  13. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator

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    Regarding the Predator, you plug it in, load your tune, and then unplug. Not sure about the other two.
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  14. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

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    no, none of them have to stay plugged in... mine sits on a shelf in my desk, heh....

    the only time you HAVE to connect it to the vehicle, is when you're flashing/installing a tune to it, or when recording a data log, or when scanning for/clearing trouble codes... that's it... other than that, you can unplug it and keep it wherever you like... ;)
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  15. CobraAviTek

    CobraAviTek New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. My truck runs really great right now, but I've been thinking about researching something that was affordable that might make it run a little better. I'll keep that in mind, now it's time to start a new stash of savings to get one.
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  16. jinsei

    jinsei New Member

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    Apologies for responding to this thread but I also want to ask if these programmers are very easy to use. A friend of mine suggested to use a tune on my Silverado but it’s also my first time to use it.
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  17. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

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    yes, they're not that hard to use... plenty of help/support available on the diablosport forum, as well as from me personally... they have a touchscreen interface... full user manuals are available for download on diablo's website - which you can download and check out if you want... plus when it comes to the custom tuning, I have step-by-step info/instructions that I've written up... so no worries... ;)
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