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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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Dr. Performance Is Out Of Business – Now What?

September 26, 2011

Because we still get phone calls every day asking for information about Dr. Performance power modules, we wanted to let you know that they went out of business in the summer of 2011.  Questions we are most often asked include “How do I get warranty work on my Dr. Performance module that I bought a few years ago?” and “Do you know how we can get in contact with Dr. Performance?”  The unfortunate truth is that they are completely out of business, haven’t answered their phone in almost six months, and any repair work on a damaged or faulty Dr. Performance module at this point is impossible.

The most frequent question we hear from customers interested in a diesel performance module next is “Since Dr. Performance modules aren’t available, are there any other manufacturers of diesel power modules?”  Thankfully we can answer in the affirmative that there are several companies that make diesel performance modules that have the same beneficial characteristics that Dr. Performance modules had.  Some of the reasons Dr. Performance modules were so popular included improved power without increased operating temperature, they were great for towing, and they gave substantial diesel fuel mileage improvements.   They were also widely used as a trustworthy pressure box by diesel owners who wanted to “stack chips.” It didn’t hurt that the majority of them didn’t leave a footprint in the vehicle’s ECM because they were simply rail pressure boxes that uninstall quickly and cleanly from the rail pressure sensor harness.

Depending on the diesel truck you drive, we recommend a power module from two different manufacturers.  If you’re looking for improved 6.4L Ford Powerstroke performance, we really like the TS Performance Power Play MP-8.  On the 6.4L Powerstroke, the MP-8 is a fuel pressure only power module that adds up to 100 Horsepower and installs in just minutes by plugging in to a 15 pin fuel sensor connector.   Just like the Dr. Performance module, the Power Play MP-8 doesn’t increase your diesel exhaust temperatures and most users report gains of 2-4 mpg in fuel economy.

TS Performance Power Play MP-8

For common rail owners looking for improved Cummins diesel performance or Duramax diesel performance, the Digi CRBB Power Module from DieselPower has quickly become our favorite choice here at Parleys Diesel Performance.  Backed by an unheard-of 3 year manufacturer warranty and built from some of the best electronic components available, the DieselPower Digi CRBB is easy to install, doesn’t leave a “footprint” in the truck’s computer, can be adjusted quickly to any desired power level, and adds a decent amount of horsepower.

DieselPower Digi CRBB Common Rail Pressure Box

Because the Digi CRBB is a fuel rail pressure module it can be “stacked” with a Smarty programmer on the Dodge Ram Cummins diesels yielding loads of power that you almost have to feel to believe.  Operating temperatures are kept down, and if you don’t drive the truck like you stole it fuel economy can be improved significantly.    The Digi CRBB is also effective for “stacking chips” when using EFI-LIVE tuning on your Chevy or GMC Duramax diesel.  If you have any questions about these or other options for your diesel truck, call us and we’ll be happy to help.

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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.

Smarty Tuner Anyone?

December 8, 2007

So I finally convinced the buying department that is was time to start carrying the Smarty Tuner by MADS Electronics.  Now don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t pushing the buying department to buy in because I have a lot of experience with the Smarty Tuner;  I just know what it is capable of and as soon as I finish my tranny buildup, I know it’s the diesel tuner that I will want running on my Cummins.

The Smarty comes with 10 settings which offer huge power gains–up to 230hp!  In my opnion the Smarty Tuner is the closest thing to EFI Live for the Cummins (that is until the Van Aaken C5 software is released!) Here are the main selling points for the Smarty:

 

  • DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) reader with on-screen plain text
    interpretation of the codes.
  • ABS programming for tire height adjustment.
  • Upgrades through built in USB connector
  • Automatic recovery of the ECM in case of an interrupted update.  
  • 3.5 – 6 minutes required to update ECM depending on truck model
  • Programmable speed limiter

 

 

Go ahead and check it out for yourself and if you have any questions let us know. Be sure to shop Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your Cummins performance needs.
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