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Flex68
08-02-2012, 07:27 AM
Anybody got sage advice on a tuner for 2006+ Dodge Ram 1500 with 5.7L Hemi?

My used '08 Ram 1500 quad cab 5.7L Hemi came with duals aftermarket, a K&N CAI....and a 13.5MPG on 89 octane gas addiction.

I now am improved to 14.5-15MPG, locally, as long as I baby the hell out of it, but would sure like to see another +2 or +3MPG.

I have been wanting to pick up a tuner to try to improve my fuel economy, but have been reading conflicting messages about buying/using one on the Hemi with the MDS system+torque converter clutch. (Most are just using a tuner or reprogram to "lose" the MDS, and also losing 1-2MPG by doing so)

Has anyone tuned their Ram and KEPT the MDS, or know anyone who has done so?
Gas mileage improvement noted? How much?
What tuner best for the Ram, and what basic settings?

Thanks.

Flex68
08-04-2012, 02:41 AM
ennyfukkinbody.....?? :ponder:

SplAffair
08-09-2012, 06:28 PM
that thing gotta hemi?

Flex68
08-09-2012, 06:50 PM
jah

soloXgt
08-09-2012, 07:02 PM
why not try a Dodge Ram forum......

bhsdriller
08-09-2012, 07:02 PM
italian chip...150hp

Flex68
08-09-2012, 07:05 PM
why not try a Dodge Ram forum......

No responses to any questions I have posted on the Ram Forum to this point....


italian chip...150hp

My fault for putting "chip" in the title, but I really prefer to use a programmer.
I don't need any additional HP, anyway. Just looking to improve mileage, and possibly get rid of the MDS

bumppinKota
09-18-2012, 02:06 AM
i have an sct tuner for my dakota that helped with gas millage. you can get a hold of my guy @ [email protected] see if he can help you out. basically its a hand held and he writes you custom tunes. tell him the mods you have and he writes a tune to work best with those mods. you download it in to your hand held and load it into vehicle. his web site is www. hemifevertuning .com good guy with good support.

Flex68
09-18-2012, 08:53 AM
i have an sct tuner for my dakota that helped with gas millage. you can get a hold of my guy @ [email protected] see if he can help you out. basically its a hand held and he writes you custom tunes. tell him the mods you have and he writes a tune to work best with those mods. you download it in to your hand held and load it into vehicle. his web site is www. hemifevertuning .com good guy with good support.

I will check out the site, thanks.

perferd
09-18-2012, 09:07 AM
02 rango r/t 5.9 with magnaflow cat flowmaster muffler k&n cai hughes plenum fix and super chips 3715...was getting 12's now getting 15's...

Flex68
09-18-2012, 09:14 AM
02 rango r/t 5.9 with magnaflow cat flowmaster muffler k&n cai hughes plenum fix and super chips 3715...was getting 12's now getting 15's...


Nice mods!
Did you do your own adjustments, or purchase a 'custom' tune?

perferd
09-18-2012, 09:29 AM
^superchips 3715 is just a plug and play tuner...economy, towing, performance tunes...

Flex68
09-18-2012, 09:37 AM
So you made your own adjustments, then...?
Or the 3715 came pre-loaded, and no adjustments are available to the user?

Joseph7195
09-18-2012, 10:19 AM
I've got the 4.7-which *****- but I am going to try this, since it's a little safer for the engine.

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perferd
09-18-2012, 10:52 AM
So you made your own adjustments, then...?
Or the 3715 came pre-loaded, and no adjustments are available to the user?

Pre-loaded with those choices...that model is quite old lol

Just go to the chip sites like SCT, Superchips, and Hypertech...

Flex68
09-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Just go to the chip sites like SCT, Superchips, and Hypertech...

Yeah, done that. Really looking for firsthand info from someone who has used a specific tuner, and even better if in the same/similar ride as mine.

Ur guy replied to my email, with:
"Diablo would be the best choice there. SCT works through '06 and Superchips just isn't as powerful as Diablo. I sell the Intune which is a really cool programmer and do custom tuning as well. The best mpg comes with the premium fuel tunes though."

Flex68
09-22-2012, 09:55 AM
Read a few reviews on the InTune, and it appears it has a few 'issues'

Contacted another guy, who said:

"We sell every brand of tuner/programmer on the market and, to be quite honest... fuel mileage on a gas vehicle, especially a heavy pick up like a quad cab, is simply not going to get a whole lot better and all the tuners are relatively close to the same programming. There's only so much improvement available over the factory programming and, if you're trying to stick with the 81/89 octance fuel, there's just not enough of an improvement for me to promise anything... perhaps 1 or 2 mpg. If you run premium fuel and use the full performance tune, you might see 2 mpg city/hills and 4 on the open highway, but that's about the most to expect. Regarding my preference for tuners, and after using several on my own vehicles, I'd recomend the Superchips Flashpaq on this truck"

jteske88
09-22-2012, 11:38 AM
i would get a diablo predator for somehting like this

Flex68
09-23-2012, 11:49 AM
i would get a diablo predator for somehting like this

Reasoning?

jteske88
09-23-2012, 02:57 PM
you can have the ability to tune the truck to your liking in truck. look up what they have to offer for you. i use one and can have custom tunes installed through it or just go in and alter parameters myself.

Flex68
09-25-2012, 04:16 AM
I will check the Predator out....since I didn't care for the ratings/reviews on the InTune, tho, with it being their latest-and-greatest....




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