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Old 05-30-2013, 08:37 AM
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Congrats, looks great.
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In an attempt to save my thread from stooping down to 2K2SilverTL-S's level....

Diablo Predator tuner on its way. Should be here next week.

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Word of warning...READ READ READ about installing tunes prior to trying it. You need to have the car completely OFF...no electronics on, no lights, no nothing...doors closed to turn off the dummy chimes, etc.

Also...if you are going to take in to a dealer for service ALWAYS remember to re-install your stock tune (in case they update the cars firmware) so it doesnt overwrite your tune and leave you fucked because I dont think you can go back to your OG stock tune after that. But double check that.
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Word of warning...READ READ READ about installing tunes prior to trying it. You need to have the car completely OFF...no electronics on, no lights, no nothing...doors closed to turn off the dummy chimes, etc.

Also...if you are going to take in to a dealer for service ALWAYS remember to re-install your stock tune (in case they update the cars firmware) so it doesnt overwrite your tune and leave you fucked because I dont think you can go back to your OG stock tune after that. But double check that.
Thanks for the info. The guy selling it to me has been a wealth of knowledge on it and already updated it to the most current Diablo firmware. He's including instructions and offered for me to call him with any questions. Real nice guy.
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This is what I'm really looking forward to...
93 Octane Performance Tune

This tune is designed for use with premium 93 Octane fuel. The Performance Tune will unleash the maximum available Horsepower, Torque and Economy out of your stock vehicle with no other mods necessary! Vehicles will see a power across the entire RPM range with the greatest gains down low. Vehicle will also see improvements in drivability, throttle response, and economy.

Tune HP: 20
Tune TQ: 25
So with just the tune I'll be at 384hp/420tq. I can deal with that!
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:26 PM
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Sigh...I wish we got 93 out here...fucking enviro hippies.
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So with just the tune I'll be at 384hp/420tq. I can deal with that!


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Sigh...I wish we got 93 out here...fucking enviro hippies.
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Thanks but you already ruined it jackass. Stay the hell out of this thread. I've played nice in your thread, don't come in mine and start this sh*t. Fuzzy has been PMd about your posts.
I wished you congrats and good luck with your new car TWICE, so who is the jackass here? That's more nice things I've said in this one thread than you've ever said in any of mine over several years. Don't worry, I could care less about your updates or thread and won't be back. So much for telling someone congrats on their new car
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Originally Posted by Sarlacc View Post


Word of warning...READ READ READ about installing tunes prior to trying it. You need to have the car completely OFF...no electronics on, no lights, no nothing...doors closed to turn off the dummy chimes, etc.

Also...if you are going to take in to a dealer for service ALWAYS remember to re-install your stock tune (in case they update the cars firmware) so it doesnt overwrite your tune and leave you fucked because I dont think you can go back to your OG stock tune after that. But double check that.
I heard this on another forum so it MUST be true lol....but I heard that the dealership can tell if you've been tuning the car even if you change it back. Ever heard this before?
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I heard this on another forum so it MUST be true lol....but I heard that the dealership can tell if you've been tuning the car even if you change it back. Ever heard this before?
For some manufacturers, it's apparently true. Installing a tune on an Audi flips a bit in the ECU. Right now, can't unflip it. Dealers are blacklisting those cars as being modified should they come in for warranty work ... Gonna get a lot harder to prove that the tune didn't stop their wipers from working
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:37 PM
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I heard this on another forum so it MUST be true lol....but I heard that the dealership can tell if you've been tuning the car even if you change it back. Ever heard this before?
I havent heard that one before. But I guess anything is possible these days.

Just gotta find a mod friendly dealer. Which I have seen more of with dodge than most other makes.
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I wished you congrats and good luck with your new car TWICE, so who is the jackass here? That's more nice things I've said in this one thread than you've ever said in any of mine over several years. Don't worry, I could care less about your updates or thread and won't be back. So much for telling someone congrats on their new car
Backhanded compliments are not compliments.
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Backhanded compliments are not compliments.
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Backhanded compliments are not compliments.


"I'm make an insult, buts cool cause ill follow it up with a compliment which means I'm staying on topic and not instigating anything cause me are smart."
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Don't expect that much gain. Where the tune really shines is reducing the TQ management the car adds in stock form. Makes it much more fun to drive. Raise your shift points, add some throttle boost & then it's like a new car.
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Don't expect that much gain. Where the tune really shines is reducing the TQ management the car adds in stock form. Makes it much more fun to drive. Raise your shift points, add some throttle boost & then it's like a new car.
I'm definitely not getting my expectations set too high. I am looking forward to the tranny and throttle adjustments just as much as the HP boost. Next I'll be searching for an intake. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a Volant CAI.
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It's the little things...

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Having a hard time deciding between the LMI Hammer Intake or the Volant Cold Air Intake.
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I thought you didnt want an intake that goes down low???
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Never mind...I thought the LMI hammer went down into the fenderwell.

LMI is a VERY popular brand with challenger owners.

I have this one...but it does not meet your requirements:
http://stackperformance.com/store/pr...ake-13-32.html
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I went back and forth about getting an intake that goes down that low and I didn't like the idea of having to remove the bumper every time I needed to clean the filter.
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I went back and forth about getting an intake that goes down that low and I didn't like the idea of having to remove the bumper every time I needed to clean the filter.
Would you have to?

I just have to remove the belly pan to get to mine. I bought a 2nd filter so I can just swap them...I did last month. Thankfully my FIL is a mechanic...so while he had it up on the lift for an oil change I jumped in and swapped the filter.
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Looking good! I kinda like side moldings, but I think taking them off works well with the Charger's blocky styling.

How does the little Trooper like it?
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Would you have to?

I just have to remove the belly pan to get to mine. I bought a 2nd filter so I can just swap them...I did last month. Thankfully my FIL is a mechanic...so while he had it up on the lift for an oil change I jumped in and swapped the filter.
From what I've been told I would need to remove the bumper for the LMI True CAI. It does make sense to do it the way you explained. I'm going to a Mopar meet Sunday so I'll ask around. Might consider switching intakes if theres a considerable difference between the two.
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From what I've been told I would need to remove the bumper for the LMI True CAI. It does make sense to do it the way you explained. I'm going to a Mopar meet Sunday so I'll ask around. Might consider switching intakes if theres a considerable difference between the two.
Might be different for my car since I have an actual lip...so there is a under liner and the belly pan...once the belly pan is off for the oil change...its easy to remove the under liner to get to the filter.
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I thought you didnt want an intake that goes down low???
I don't. The LMI Hammer is a short ram and the Volant keeps the filter up high but enclosed with a scoop that runs down to the lower bumper, so the likeliness of hydro lock is almost nonexistant.

Really what it comes down to is the LMI looks amazing under the hood and from what I've read makes the most power for a SRI compared to the other SRI intakes even with heat shields. It's supposed to sound amazing, too.

The Volant isn't as pretty but I like how it encloses the filter completely from engine heat and has the scoop to pull in cool air from the bottom of the car. It's about $50 cheaper, too. It's just not as much of a gem to look at when you pop the hood.

Now if the Volant gave significant HP over the Hammer it'd be a no brainer, but I can't seem to find any real evidence of that yet so it's making the decision hard for me.

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Go Hammer...too many people on the Challenger forums have and like it...so it cant suck ;-)
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Solid point. Must get Hammer!
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Did someone say LMI........
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Did someone say LMI........
I didn't know you had one! So you 100% happy with it? I've honestly never read so many positive reviews on a particular intake online before. Everyone seems to LOVE the hammer.
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I didn't know you had one! So you 100% happy with it? I've honestly never read so many positive reviews on a particular intake online before. Everyone seems to LOVE the hammer.
It's an intake. Looks great. Easy to clean. Only complaint I have is the noise. It's not a bad noise, it's NOT a AEM type of sound it's a deep growl at WOT... sounds insane actually. It's mostly quiet until you get on the gas. But for me I rather have a little more quiet. I was considering changing it to the True Cold air intake. But I've been thinking that for a year now so I guess it's not all that important.
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Very nice ride! I made the switch to Moparzine last year with a purchase of a Jeep SRT8.
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Giant plastic engine cover. We'll just label this the "before" photo.



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How does the little Trooper like it?
Sorry I missed your question Aman. He loves it! He likes to say, "Dada's blue car" now.
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I just have to say I love this Diablo Sport Predator tuner! At first I wasn't so sure it was worth it. I put the 93 Performance tune on it and increased the shift firmness, and while it felt better I was expecting a little more out of the tune. So last night I decided to get more in depth with some of the settings. I set the tire size calculation, adjusted the auto stick to hold gears and not upshift automatically and set the throttle boost to 20%. Gave it a quick drive to Starbucks this morning and what a difference especially in the throttle response. The car feels perfect now, how it should have come from the factory.
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My wife's early birthday/father's day present to me.



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I love how the filter is almost the same color as the car

Congrats!
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