Torque Management?

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by OrdieRed, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. OrdieRed

    OrdieRed New Member

    Im new to this site. I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado 2wd Stepside. It has a 4.8 in it. I just heard about Torque Management and I was wondering if I could get a better answer on what exactly it is. Also Im wondering if and how I can get rid of it? Im thinking a programmer......? Thanks. :neutral:
  2. Stouffer

    Stouffer Rockstar 100 Posts

    Where in VA are you? There is a tuner in Northern VA that is good. Blackbear Performance. He can do whatever you want.
  3. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    so what is torque managment?
  4. Stouffer

    Stouffer Rockstar 100 Posts

    Page 34 starts talking about it. Hope this helps. I am not good at explainging stuff so I googled and found this

  5. RockHead

    RockHead Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

  6. bry2500

    bry2500 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Here is a post buy Mike Litsch from DiabloSport from GM-Inside news forum on Torque Management

    "Torque managent is basically GM's way of putting an end to the fun before it gets started. There are several different scenarios that bring TM into play. Among these are 'abusive launches' and WOT upshifts/downshifts. When TM is enabled, the PCM thinks you are being abusive, and either pulls timing or closes the throttle body on ETC trucks to kill power. You may drive forever without ever realizing what TM is or does, until you experience a vehicle back-to-back with the TM removed....major difference. Suddenly wheelspin is available at low speeds and WOT upshifts feel much stronger and will produce wheelspin as well. Applying the tunes we make available improve the throttle response in these electronic throttle body vehicles drastically...if you command WOT with your right foot, you get WOT, not what the PCM feels like giving you!

    In regards to discussion of a 'delay' in power coming on, some of these GM trucks actually do have a lengthy delay before the PCM will allow you to go into power enrichment mode, meaning you are missing out on alot of acceleration. We recently tested an 07 VortecMax on our dyno, and besides the 25rwhp gains up top, we saw as much as 20rwhp and 25-30(!)ft/lbs of torque between 2500-3500rpm as a result of reducing the PE delay time.

    Hope I was able to shed some light on this stuff for you guys...lemme know if you have any other questions."


    Mike Litsch
    Diablosport inc.

    I Hope this helps.

  7. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    It sounds like a free class down at the rec. center.
  8. OrdieRed

    OrdieRed New Member

    Im stationed in Va. Beach but I drive home to Manassas every other weekend to see family.

    Thanks everybody for the feedback. So there is or isn't a way to get rid of the TM?
  9. Stouffer

    Stouffer Rockstar 100 Posts

    A tune will get rid of some or all of it if you want. I have 75% of it turned off. Contact Justin at and he can set you up with this as well as just making the truck a whole new machine.
  10. OrdieRed

    OrdieRed New Member

    Thank you!

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