Posts Tagged ‘Diesel Tuner’

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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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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Hypertech Max Energy Review

July 22, 2008

A while back I posted about finally having a chance to try out the Hypertech Max Energy on my 2005 Dodge Cummins.  It had been my habit up until then to try a new diesel performance chip or module every couple of weeks just to be able to offer reviews to you our readers but I must admit that I have enjoyed having the Max Energy on my truck so much that I haven’t had any motivation to take it off and try something else.  I want to start this post off by listing off the pro’s and con’s that I have found with the Hypertech Max Energy tuner:

Pros:

  • Excellent Power Increase - Now although I have not had a chance to dyno my truck with the Max Energy tuner Hypertech does claim an increase of up to 176 hp on the cummins.
  • Tow Safe - One of the best parts about the max energy is the fact that even on the highest power setting (Stage 3) you can tow safely. Now I haven’t had a chance to tow my toy hauler with this module I have towed several loads in my heavy duty dump trailer and have yet to see tempratures raise to an unsafe level.
  • No Smoke - Now I know for some of you that might sound more like a con than a pro but personally because of local authorities I’d rather fly under the radar as much as possible and one thing that helps with that is avoiding the smoke out of the tailpipe.  Also, another interesting thing to note about the lack of smoke, when I had the Diablo Predator Diesel Tuner on my truck it smoked a ton more.  It also had a little more torque on the low end but the same power at freeway speeds.  So it seems to me that Hypertech has done a better job of bleeding every ounce of power out of every molecule of fuel rather than just going the route of dumping as much fuel as possible.
  • Internet Updateable –  You can always get the latest version for your vehicle.
  • Oversized Tire Calibrations – Got oversized tires?  This unit can help!

Cons:

  • Small Screen - As you can see in the picture the screen is clearly smaller than the Superchips Flashpaq Tuner screen.  This is sort of a pain when working with it but makes for a smaller unit when you have to store it in the vehicle.

As you can see I don’t really have many con’s. I have been really pleased with the hypertech max energy, and if you are just looking for economy I would recommend checking out the Hypertech Max Energy E-Con.

Shop Parleys Diesel Performance for all your performance diesel upgrades.

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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.

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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