Posts Tagged ‘diesel performance programmer’

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.
and,
• 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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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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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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Duramax Performance….Jr.

September 17, 2007

So we have some good news and some bad news, which would you like first? Alright, we will get the bad news out of the way first, Parley’s Diesel Performance is sad to announce that GM has sold off their Allison Transmission division. Yup, they recently sold off their commercial and military portion to the Carlyle Group and Onex Corp for 5.6 Billion Dollars. When GM was questioned as to why they were selling it off they said that it was all part of, “supporting [their] heavy investments in new products and technology.”

What kind of new products and technology might you ask?

Well that is where the good news comes in! For those of you out there who have been dreaming of a lighter duty, “hers” Duramax Diesel to match your heavier duty “His” on the driveway, you are in luck. GM has finally announced that they will be releasing a new four valve DOHC Duramax V-8 for pickups with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,600 pounds and FOR THE HUMMER H2! This Duramax Diesel is going to be a 4.5L and will likely make more than 310hp and 520 ft-lb of torque. So for all of you Duramax Diesel Performance enthusiasts, it looks like you have yet another way to get your fix. The real question is who will be the first to step up to the plate for performance for these lighter duty Duramax Diesels. Will EFI Live be able to take the next step and let people reprogram around regen phases etc.. If you have any input let me know.

TDI Performance Review – Van Aaken Smartbox

September 13, 2007

Parley’s Diesel Performance has great news for all you TDI owners and TDI Performance connoisseurs out there! Van Aaken Technologies has just the product that you have been looking for. If you drive one of the many 1.9L Volkswagen diesels in the U.S. there is no question that you have been in need of a little extra power; sure the economy is great but why not have a little extra power while you are at it right. Van Aaken was kind enough to hook us up with one of their Smartbox TDI performance chips so that we could put it on our project vehicle to test it out. Here is what we think:

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Why The Van Aaken Smartbox?

  • 10 Minute Install- We have seen some easy installs, but wow, this one is a cinch. Since we made the install video for this tdi performance module we have had customers with no previous mechanic/performance experience reporting that they were able to install their smartbox in 6 minutes. You cant beat 20+hp in 6 minutes.
  • Economy Gains- So if 40-50 MPG wasn’t enough for you how about 1-2 MPG More. In our performance tests with the Van Aaken Smartbox on the rare tank when we could keep our foot off the throttle we were able to see an increase or 1-2 MPG which some might say isn’t huge but when you have a much more enjoyable driving experience the increased diesel fuel mileage is sort of icing on the cake.
  • Quality Product- We were very impressed with the overall quality of the product. The hard resin case of the smartbox is completely weatherproof and very durable.
  • Does NOT Void Warranty- If your vehicle is still under factory warranty all you have to do is take the Van Aaken Smartbox off before going to the dealership and they wont be able to tell that it was ever there, it leaves no footprint or flags in your system to show it was ever there.

Why Not the Van Aaken Smartbox:

  • Who Knows?- It was hard for us to figure out a reason why you wouldn’t want this tdi performance chip. The main reason we could come up with is if you are one of the more “Extreme” TDI Performance Enthusiast then you might be more interested in a more customizable performance upgrade like chipping which requires removing your vehicles ECM and sending it into a shop and getting it back a couple of weeks later and will most likely void your warranty. For some people those things sound like more fun than a 10 Minute Install, but for most of our clients this is the exact product they are looking for.

Diablo Predator Tuner Review

September 12, 2007

A couple of months ago, my boss at Parley’s Diesel Performance asked me to put the Diablo Predator Programmer on my 2005 Dodge Cummins so that we could get some real world test and numbers as far as mileage gains etc.. There had been several of our clients who had purchased this diesel tuner from us and had been reporting increased diesel fuel mileage of anywhere from 1-4 MPG so we wanted to see for ourselves what it could do.

What’s Included:  Here are a couple of pictures of what you will see when you open the Diablo Predator package.  When you first open up the package you will see the Diablo Tuner, as you open it up you will see the Instruction manual as well as a promotional Ruler.

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 Why The Diablo Predator?  A lot of our clients are interested in the Diablo Predator for the following reasons:

  • Economical- Compared to some of the competing diesel programmers like the Bully Dog Triple Dog  priced at $597.99 or the Superchips Flashpaq  priced at $499.99 the Diablo Predator Programmer is a deal at $399.95.
  • Great Performance Gains-  For my applications, 05 Dodge Cummins, there are three performance settings and those are 60hp Tow Setting, 100hp Performance/Economy Setting and 160hp Extreme Performance Setting.  In my opinion its great bang for the buck.
  • Increased Diesel Fuel Mileage-  Like I said earlier we had heard from out clients that they had seen gains of anywhere from 1-5MPG, with my truck I saw about the same range actually, some tanks 1MPG better and some tanks 5MPG better.  It just depended on how I drove it, of course.

Why Not the Diablo Predator?  I have really enjoyed the Diablo Predator during the time I have had it on my truck, how can you not enjoy 60-160 more horsepower right?  The main problem that I have had with the predator is:

  • No Over sized Tire Recalibration on the Cummins- If you drive a Duramax  it’s a different story but I would have liked to be able to recalibrate my speedo to get more accurate fuel mileage etc..
  • No Speed Governor Recalibration-  Who wouldn’t want to go a little faster right?

So in the end I am overall satisfied with the performance and mileage increase for the money with the Diablo Predator Tuner, if you are running oversized tires and have the money you might be better off with something like the Superchips Flashpaq.


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