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Jarlaxle

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I saw a Charger that got a tuner on it (Diablosport Predator) before its first oil change.

The car is still running, 15 years and almost 400,000 miles later. The engine and transmission are internally untouched. I recall it turned 200,000 miles at over 100MPH and 300,000 miles enroute to a HPDE.


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Jarlaxle wrote:

I saw a Charger that got a tuner on it (Diablosport Predator) before its first oil change.

The car is still running, 15 years and almost 400,000 miles later. The engine and transmission are internally untouched. I recall it turned 200,000 miles at over 100MPH and 300,000 miles enroute to a HPDE.

There was a guy years ago that did mobile tuning for the Dodge cars. He was leaving a wake of grenaded motors in his wake. As more and more people ended up with destroyed engines, people who dared issue negative comments were threatened with lawsuits, and IRC, there were a couple that got filed. His reputation eventually caught up with him and he went away.
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As I said earlier, I won't use a tuner on a truck that is pulling a trailer. OEM's spend millions and millions making sure they calibrate for ALL atmospheric conditions. Tuners typically override built in safety margins.

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philh wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

I saw a Charger that got a tuner on it (Diablosport Predator) before its first oil change.

The car is still running, 15 years and almost 400,000 miles later. The engine and transmission are internally untouched. I recall it turned 200,000 miles at over 100MPH and 300,000 miles enroute to a HPDE.

There was a guy years ago that did mobile tuning for the Dodge cars. He was leaving a wake of grenaded motors in his wake. As more and more people ended up with destroyed engines, people who dared issue negative comments were threatened with lawsuits, and IRC, there were a couple that got filed. His reputation eventually caught up with him and he went away.
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As I said earlier, I won't use a tuner on a truck that is pulling a trailer. OEM's spend millions and millions making sure they calibrate for ALL atmospheric conditions. Tuners typically override built in safety margins.


The manuf dial the programming back a lot. I know it for a fact. They tune for various drivers and conditions. What one driver does may be completely different from the next. A good tuner (like 5star) puts in alot of time in R&D to get it right, they have a very good reputation for this reason. My F53 drives so much better because of the shift programming alone. And the throttle lag from the intrusive drive by wire is pretty much gone!


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philh wrote:

Jarlaxle wrote:

I saw a Charger that got a tuner on it (Diablosport Predator) before its first oil change.

The car is still running, 15 years and almost 400,000 miles later. The engine and transmission are internally untouched. I recall it turned 200,000 miles at over 100MPH and 300,000 miles enroute to a HPDE.

There was a guy years ago that did mobile tuning for the Dodge cars. He was leaving a wake of grenaded motors in his wake. As more and more people ended up with destroyed engines, people who dared issue negative comments were threatened with lawsuits, and IRC, there were a couple that got filed. His reputation eventually caught up with him and he went away.
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As I said earlier, I won't use a tuner on a truck that is pulling a trailer. OEM's spend millions and millions making sure they calibrate for ALL atmospheric conditions. Tuners typically override built in safety margins.


No, they don't. They just understand that people have different priorities. The biggest changes on the Charger were tuning for 89-octane fuel, making the cylinder-shutoff more aggressive, and tightening up the sloppy shifting. If anything, that will HELP the transmission.

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