Originally Posted by 1ranger00
thanks for all the recomendations and this may be a dumb question but whats the difference between a chip and a tuner ? if any difference at all and who would i take it to to get it tuned ?
Chips are dinosaur technology. DO NOT buy a "JET" chip. They do little to nothing for our trucks. A tuner offers several "tunes". For example, my tuner has an 87 performance tune, a 92 torque tune, and a 92 performance tune. 87 and 92 referring to fuel octane. Plus with a tuner, you can customize certain parameters.
Gas engines there isn't huge differences/gains. It's when you get into forced induction and diesels is when the tunability on-the-fly as the end user is where the big power can be had! Talking 150hp and 400ft/lb's!
I suggest going with Rogue Performance whom I linked in my earlier post. Their SCT Xcalibrater3 w/ 3 custom tunes runs about $380. While the price may hurt, the gains are worth it. Extra power and better economy when you're easy on the skinny pedal. I love my Rogue tuned Xcal. With just 87perf on the PCM and not enough enough run time for the computer to re-learn, I experienced the worst wheel hop I've ever experienced......IN SECOND GEAR!! Needless to say, I'm very satisfied with the gains in power it gave me. Unfortunately, I've not ran it long enough to see the mileage gains 'cause I've been hard on the skinny pedal since the install a few months back! lol. (I rarely drive the truck....like 10mi every week if that. lol)