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Hey fellow members! I have been away from the site awhile now, been busy. I know I said I would post some #'s on my custom dyno tune that I had done. I am not to computer savy so I don't have the runfile on my pulls put on the computer yet but will get some pics to view soon. I had mine done at Horsepower solutions in Edmonton,Alberta. We used a blank SCT tuner and programmed our own tune based on 91octane and done where I live(2500ft elivation). the pre tune #'s were very respectable. With an AFE stage 2 intake and 4" heartthrob exhaust it pulled 340hp and 387tq making max hp at 4700rpm to about 5300rpm and max torque at 3600rpm and holds steady to about 4900rpm before falling off. Which is already a great increase from complete stock #'s from what I have read and seen posted. GET READY FOR THESE #'s after it was tuned! 365hp and 461tq. Awesome hey! BEST PART IS HOW IT HOLDS THE POWER THROUGH A BROADER RANGE! Now it makes well over 350hp from 4000rpm all the way to5800rpm making max hp at 5300rpm. The torque #'s as well held up longer. Making max torque at 3800rpm and still over 400ftlbs at 4800rpm! still making 350ftlbs at 5500rpm.
I feel very confident in this tune as it was built for MY truck not one like mine. I have had the tune in it for over a month and hauled my toy hauler through the mountains and daily driving. It's incredible! It was a great truck before but now, WOW! Just makes me giggle. I can tell you this with great confidence,"no other gas truck out there that I have come across can hold a candle to it". For anyone living by me that is interested in doing these mods, give Niel a call at Horsepower solutions in Edmonton. You won't be dissapointed!
 

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Ok,been trying to get a pic of the runfile on my computer to prove my last quote. I hope this shows up clear enough to see. The green lines are the first pulls with AFE intake and 4" exhaust the blue is after the tune. We had it on the dyno all day. It was great to be there through the whole process. Edmonton-20130516-00217[1].jpg
 

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Congrats bro! I know you have been holding out and getting over the speed bumps to get that custom tune and it has clearly paid off!!!
 

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Looks like you got a pretty awesome tune! Just curious if you plan to get any track time to show what this tune does for your 1/4 times?

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How much did it cost, did you look at any other tune shops in edmonton? Why did you chose that tune shop?

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It cost me $1000. that includes the price of a blank programmer. I went with an SCT unit. Like I say it had no pre existing "canned" tunes on it. I believe the programmer cost $300-350? I went with Horsepower Solutions because They came highly reccomended by a few good friends. I also did some research on them and found Niel (the owner) to be well schooled on after market programming. Also they specialize in turbo power. The thing that sealed the deal for me was talking to him in person and seeing his shop+ his wall of certification. There is hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of beautiful cars and trucks intrusted to them on any given day in his shop. Again this tells me that the boys there are reputable,and trusted. Also Niel ahs been called upon to testify in court as a expert witness for guys who have had bad things happen to their rides by other shops. Oh I almost forgot they also have a turbo'd zephr that runs 7 second 1/4 mile at 198mph. now thats just my kind of people.
 

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Looks like you got a pretty awesome tune! Just curious if you plan to get any track time to show what this tune does for your 1/4 times?

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I am hoping to as I am curious as well. don't know how things will line up for me to get the time to hit the local track but sooner or later it will happen. 1 concideration to take into account on that aspect is I live at 2500ft above sea level, I expect that to play a bit of a factor on my time vs sea level run.
 

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1 concideration to take into account on that aspect is I live at 2500ft above sea level, I expect that to play a bit of a factor on my time vs sea level run.
Were those dyno pulls at +2500 ft.?
 

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Were those dyno pulls at +2500 ft.?
Yes it was. I just know from going to the strip up here the guys are always having issues keeping things together at this elivation versus strips at sea level....the best runs out here are not as fast as what they run by the ocean(so I've heard). What would really be cool would be to make some passes at my local track and then taking a trip to a sea level track to see what if any difference it makes. I'm all about that kind of thing. I like to try out things for my own benifit and first hand knowledge.
 

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Yes, all diagnostics were being monitored And all temps and pressures were within spec. And no I don't have any shots with AFR data. The biggest reason I went "custom" instead of "canned". Is I wanted it proven to me to be a safe tune. I of course wanted BIG gains with the tune but not at the expense of reliability. I was willing to leave as much on the table as needed to make sure That I wasn't going to hurt something.
 

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1 other thing I would like to mention is, as I advance in my build I can go back to HPS where I had this done and have it re-programmed to accomidate the new additions. I know that with the "canned tunes" you can get them to email you a file to upload into your tuner that is supposed to help the new additions play nice together but for me its about building a relationship with my dyno guy. Of course also to have it done for MY truck not one like mine + the proven #'s not hear say. all the while making sure it is a safe tune and not over doing it.
 

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Having it dyno'ed and tuned personally is without a doubt, the very good route for a tune. It is customized specifically to your truck and only your truck. It is just the most expensive route as well.

All of that also is relative to who is doing the dyno/tune and their knowledge in tuning.
 
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