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SuperChips Diesel Performance Tuners Sale

April 26, 2012

SuperChips has a great double sale going on right now for their Flashpaq, Cortex and even the all new wireless Vivid Linq tuners.  Now through May 31st, each of those Superchips diesel tuners is discounted by 10% right on our website.  In addition, you can get an extra $25 off the already discounted price by taking advantage of a mail-in rebate.

The SuperChips Flashpaq tuner comes with an economy tune, a tow tune, and a performance tune.  The SuperChips Cortex tuner  has the same tunes, and also comes with an exclusive 2 year powertrain warranty.  How’s that for confidence in your diesel performance tuners?  Both the Flashpaq and Cortex are wired handheld programmers.  The exciting new SuperChips Vivid Linq, on the other hand, is designed to work through a wireless bluetooth connection.  As long as you have an Android operating system smartphone, you’re in business.  The Vivid Linq comes with all the same great tunes as the other Superchips tuners, and turns your Android OS cell phone into a top-of-the-line performance tuner. Diesel performance has never been so high-tech!

Here’s the link to access the rebate form.   Once you’ve submitted your rebate form, you can use this link to track your rebate.  If you have any questions give us a call.  Thank you for choosing Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance parts needs.

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Smarty Tuner in a Common Rail Cummins

April 20, 2012

Just a few quick notes and updates on Smarty Dodge diesel performance tuners.  Currently, tuning is available on the 6.7L Cummins Ram trucks up through model year 2011.  Smarty is currently working on tuning and is expected to release that tuning for the 2012 Ram 6.7L Cummins pickups in the next few months.  At this time the only Smarty tuner that includes tuning for the 2010 and 2011 6.7L Cummins is the Smarty Junior tuner.  The 2012 release is going to be on the Junior platform as well.

Many of our customers want only the best Dodge diesel upgrades, and for that reason want to know if the new Smarty SSR is the “best” tuner for them.  It is important to note that the Smarty SSR is for custom tuning only.  If you don’t have access to a dyno and the time and patience to properly tune your Cummins engine, you’re doing yourself a disservice by purchasing the SSR.  It does not come with any pre-loaded tunes – you have to build your own.  And if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be pretty easy to damage your diesel engine.

Recently wholesale distributors of Smarty DPF Delete tuning products (specifically the S-67 PoD  and the J-67 Junior tuners) made the decision to no longer ship these tuners out for sale with the dpf delete tunes installed.  What this means is that if you’re looking to use your Smarty as a DPF Delete race tuner, you still can.  You will, however, have to download the files from Smarty’s website.  Here’s a link to the Smarty DPF Delete downloads.  The process is a bit computer intensive, so if you’re not pretty computer savvy, we recommend you find a buddy who is to help you out.

If you have questions about Cummins diesel performance or Smarty tuners,  visit us on our website or give us a call.  Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance parts needs.

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2011 Duramax Diesel Performance Chip Available Now!

January 11, 2011

It’s finally here!  Bully Dog has announced that on January 17th they will release a performance  tuning for all 2011 Chevy/GM Duramax engines on the Triple Dog GT Tuner! The Triple Dog GT module provides increases in horsepower and torque as well as valuable increases in fuel economy. The new GMC diesel pickup trucks feature urea injection, and fuel economy has improved dramatically in the Duramax LML over the previous LMM model.  Fuel economy with the Bully Dog Triple GT is expected to be enhanced even further, and 2011 Duramax LML performance, which is already impressive, is anticipated to top 500hp.   The Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Tuner does much more than increases in power and fuel economy; here is a list of some of its other key features:

  • Safety Defueling
  • On-the-fly power level adjustment
  • Four different power levels to choose from
  • Easy installation (20-40 minutes)
  • Free internet updates and upgrades
  • Monitor and display vehicle parameters (PIDs)
  • Full Color display with multiple color themes
  • User set daytime and nighttime driving modes
  • Display current gear on vehicles with auto trans.
  • Vehicle specific download features
  • Initiate DPF burnoff on ‘09 GM and Dodge diesel
  • De-fuel based on user set safety parameters
  • Read and Erase Diagnostic Trouble Codes
  • Display instant fuel economy and trip fuel economy
  • Exclusive Driving Coach featureg

If you previously bought your GT Diesel tuner from Parleys Diesel Performance and just recently purchased a brand new Duramax LML, don’t worry;  you can update the tuner for free, online, using the Bully Dog Update Agent.

This tuner is universal, meaning it works on all Chevy/GM, Ford and Dodge diesel trucks. However, on 2011 model diesels tuning is only available for the Ford 6.7L Powerstroke and the 6.6L Duramax.  The 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel tuning will be available in the future.  Look for more updates soon!

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Edge Products Maintenance Manager!

December 8, 2010

At Parley’s Diesel Performance maintenance is a key factor in improving the life and power of your diesel truck. However, sometimes it is difficult to remember and keep up on the maintenance schedule for your vehicle. Edge Products now provides a simple and effective way to remind everyone when  maintenance is due.

The Edge Maintenance Manager provides the ability to :

• Customize a comprehensive list of maintenance items to monitor
• Set up and monitor each selected maintenance item based on user-defined parameters
• Set alerts for advance notification of services that are coming due
• Once it has been indicated that a service has been performed, the Maintenance Manager will automatically reset the next service value

This powerful tool can help improve the reliability, performance, and longevity of your vehicle. If you are looking for better Dodge diesel performance, Ford diesel performance, or Chevy/GMC diesel performance.

The Edge products software update Version 2.2 for all Edge Evolution CS (Color Screen) and Evolution CTS (Color Touch Screen) products, which includes the Maintenance Manager software, also provides other new features such as:

• Metric Unit Support: You can now quickly and easily change between standard English units of measure and metric units of measure.
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• Extended Dodge PID (parameter ID) support: We now monitor additional engine and transmission parameters for Dodge diesel trucks.

Shop Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance tuner needs.

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The End of Duramax Performance?

August 19, 2008

I’m a Cummins man, let’s just get that out of the way right now.  I drive an ’05 Cummins 2500 and I love it; aside from the fact that the stock Dodge transmission and Cummins performance upgrades dont mix so well…

So with diesel prices being so high lately, I figured it was probably a good time to go see what kind of deal I could get on a new truck.  Now while I love my Dodge, and would really love a new mega cab, there is just something about the look of the new LMM Duramax and the Duramax Performance scene in general that just draws me in.  Maybe its the sturdy look or the clean lines both inside out out; the designers at GM have definitely outdone themselves on this model, with a few exceptions.

While I like the gauge cluster, and especially the option of the built in trailer break, the shifter felt like it was going to snap off in my hand.  In addition to that, the new LMM Duramax seems to be much louder than the other models that I have driven and seems to lack power in comparison.  It just seems like it is being suffocated by all of the emissions crap that is required on 08 and newer diesel vehicles.  So if you are in the market for a new truck and must buy new, I wouldn’t say don’t buy the new Duramax because I still really liked it; those are just some things that you will want keep an eye on.  If you have already bought your new truck and are looking for some LMM Performance parts, here are a few of our most popular diesel particulate filter friendly performance parts:

Quadzilla Stealth 2 Tuner, EFI Live Flashscan Tuner, and the Diablo Predator Tuner

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance parts needs.

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Bullydog Diesel Triple Dog

January 23, 2008
Bully Dog Diesel is one of the biggest names in diesel performance and they have been around for about 10 years as of 2007.  One of their claims to fame is their line downloaders that can be switched between Ford, Dodge, and Chevy diesel trucks.  This is a great feature because with any other performance programmer if you buy a different make of truck, you have to buy a whole new programmer for that truck. The Bully Dog Triple Dog and Bully Dog PMT (performance management tool) on the other hand can be changed from one truck to another saving quite a bit of money if the individual buys a different truck or upgrades. Although good luck trying to get a die hard Ford person to switch to anything else and vice versa. There are some that don’t care though.
The Bully Dog Triple Dog
The original one size fits all downloader which has been extremely popular. Downloader’s in general just plug into the diagnostic port under the dash and upload a new program onto the truck for either diesel fuel economy, economy while towing, or performance. The Triple Dog plugs into the diagnostic port under the dash like the others do, but has a few differences. One, you can go to Bully Dogs website after purchasing the Triple Dog and download an extreme program for free. Two, it can be linked up with Bully Dog’s Outlook monitor which is a full digital gauge set up that also allows you to switch between power levels while you are driving. This is something that no other downloader can do.
The Bully Dog PMT
This also plugs into the OBDII diagnostic port under the dash. The PMT is exactly what its name says; it’s a performance management tool. The Bully Dog PMT offers push button or touch screen navigation; both navigation styles come with each unit and are active all the time. It also has a color screen with the best resolution and highest contrast of any screen in the diesel industry. It gives you the capability to display four different engine parameters at a time and gives your twenty engine parameters to choose from. Bully Dog is the only company that has a monitor that will work on all three of the major diesel trucks. I personally happen to be one that is happy driving any of the major diesel trucks so this is a feature that appeals to me. For others it might not matter as much.

Bully Dog Diesel offers the Bully Dog Triple Dog and Bully Dog PMT for all diesel trucks – Nathan Young

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your performance diesel part needs.

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Is Diesel Performance Dead?

December 24, 2007
In a day where phrases like Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Urea Injection and most of all Diesel Particulate Filter are being used in an industry that is more accustomed to phrases like “Boost Fooler” and “Mufflerectomy”, many people are wondering if this is the end of the diesel performance era. Many people are even asking, “Is Diesel Performance dead?” Now there are a couple of different ways to approach this question and with a topic so close to many people’s hearts it’s oftentimes very difficult to know which way is the best to approach the subject.For many people that have voiced their opinions about the stringent standards that the EPA is putting on Car Manufacturers this is the end of an era; much like the end of the muscle car era.  There are many people saying that January 2007 was much like January 1972, marking the end of what is being a called the “Diesel Performance Era” just like 1972 is looked on as the official end of the Muscle Car Era.  If you take a step back and compare the two “Era’s” there are a couple of similarities, those being mainly the race to see which company can make more frame wrenching horsepower and torque after decades of research and development and then also being shut down by the EPA and new emissions laws.

So where do we go from here? Is that the end of diesel? Will the even tighter restrictions that will be enforced in 2010 be so smothering that automakers decide to abandone diesel lines altogether?  Well as of right now, all signs actually point to a bright future in the diesel arena itself.  Several automakers are talking about adding diesel engines to their lineup including Honda who has a diesel Accord set to enter the market in 2009 and there are rumors of Toyota adding a diesel option to their Tundra, but guys can only hope right?

If we look again at the parallels between the two eras we can see a bright glimpse of hope for the diesel performance aftermarket in a couple of different ways.  Since the end of the muscle car era in 1972, aftermarket performance has definitely changed.  Even more so in the past decade with just the upload of a program from a diesel performance programmer you can be 100 horsepower or more above stock in just a matter of minutes.  That is definitely a far cry from the performance modifications of old.  It’s my guess, and take it for what you will, but I see the diesels of the last decade or so becoming much like the muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s, sort of the last of the fun vehicles, less restriction and more possibilities for big power. Although new diesels will continue to increase more and more in power, I think that the new restrictions are going to make it even more difficult for manufacturers to create programmers, chips, intakes etc. that will work without setting off check engine lights and throwing codes etc.

So in the end I say that the future looks bright for diesel vehicles as a whole.  As for diesel performance, if you have a 1994-2006 diesel, either hold onto it or give me a call–because the value is going to increase, just watch and see. – Nathan Young

Nathan Young is a diesel performance enthusiast.  His main areas of interest in the industry are VW TDI performance and diesel performance chips.

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance part upgrades.

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PPE Diesel Xcelerator by Pacific Performance Engineering

December 20, 2007

One of the new lines that we are carrying at Parley’s Diesel Performance is the PPE Diesel Product line including the very popular PPE Xcelerator.  Although the PPE Xcelerator is most popular in the Duramax performance crowd Pacific Performance Engineering offers a excellent selection of Cummins Performance and Powerstroke Performance that offer incredible performance gains as high as 300hp (at the flywheel) as well as allow you to check codes, get rid of defueling, and remove the speed delimter.  If you are looking for some serious power and don’t mind paying a little more than a typical diesel tuner, it is worth every penny.  The Diesel Programmers from PPE Diesel offer ten different power settings similar to the Smarty Tuner for the Cummins.

Christmas Has Come Early!

December 8, 2007

So today I came into the office and found this Hypertech Max Energy programmer on my desk. I was hoping that Santa had come early this year but being the unfortunate chump that I am, this diesel tuner just meant more work for me.  The powers that be here at Parley’s Diesel Performance, have asked me to put the Hypertech Max Energy Tuner to the test for 30-Days, just like our clients will when they try out Hypertechs 30-Day Monday back guarantee.  The real question is, when will I get a break?  I mean having to play with gadgets like the Hypertech Programmer can be a real drag but I guess I will make the most of my 30-Day Trial.

I will be testing the diesel tuner on my 2005 Dodge Ram Cummins, which is claimed to gain 174hp and between 2-6 mpg, so we will see what the results are.  Shop Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your Cummins Performance needs.

Here is what the package looks like when you open it etc…

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Diesel Programmers and Tuners, It’s Just That Easy!

October 11, 2007

A lot of our clients here at Parley’s Diesel Performance have been asking just how hard it is to install and uninstall the Diesel Programmers and Diesel Tuners that they are interested in purchasing.  The other day I put together this video of me uninstalling the Diablo Predator tuner prior to taking it into the local Dodge Cummins dealership for some recall work. The best part was, they were doing some reflashing of the computer etc.. and they had no idea that it had even been on there.  For those of you wondering about the install process, we will be adding another video on how to install shortly, but the steps are close to the same and just as simple.


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