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Hows it going all, been a while since I have been in this forum, ever since I got my 3rd gen. But of course there are things that you guys do seem to know somewhat better than the 3rd gen crew, and what Im looking for is how to be able to contact hemifever about an sct tuner when I decide to buy one, I know thats the one I want to buy! hope to get some answers quickly!! Thanks fellas!!
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IIRC, you get three tunes. You can make the three tunes do any three things you want, but usually...
One tune is for regular, 87 octane fuel. Mild performance increase, very mild MPG gain (if any).
One tune for towing, with 92 octane fuel.
One tune for performance, with 92 octane fuel. Awesome performance gains, and mild to mediocre MPG gains. For the most part, you probably won't notice much of MPG gains because you won't be able to keep your foot out of it.
The cool thing about the SCT is that it can be customized... you can have Hemifever do tunes for 91 octane instead of 92, you can have him not do a towing tune at all, if something doesn't feel quite right you can contact him and he'll adjust the tune and get back to you, etc. etc.
The SCT is definitely the way to go. It is on my short list now, as soon as I get around to getting my Superchips 3815 sold (will be up for sale relatively soon).
does anyone have a number to call this guy ? and of the guys here who have purchased from him whats the turn around time? also anyone running with a turbo on their rig? my plans are for 10psi and 42lb injectors
Website. Contact information will be in there somewhere. He can answer all your questions.
The sct tuner is pretty much considered the best bang for the buck mod here. He can set you up with a custom tune for right around 365. Should deal with your turbo just fine. You will more than likely need a wideband O2, and data logging capability to get it right though.
I'm just curious. What makes this company better than others ?
I have a 2000 Dakota with the 4.7L and the mpg sucks, with only 15.8, so I'm looking into a engine programmer (HP & TQ gain as well) cold air intake, exhaust etc.....and asking God for a miracle !
15.8 MPG on the 4.7 is above average for city driving... You know you can't the same mileage a prius does out of your dakota right?
Anways... SCT by Hemifever is custom programmed before hand by the guy who sells them, named Sean. And he knows a good amount about tuning from what I hear. Other companies sell tuners for our gassers that have very little affect. Some just have generic tuning that only gives small gains.
Btw, throwing in all that money to increase mpg won't pay itself off for a while. Especially with the increased power, you'll wanna be stepping on the pedal even more...which means less mpg.
A couple of miles gained is better than nothing for us, because we keep our vehicles until their dead, not trading them in every 3-6 years. Being a 2000, it only has 61,000 low miles and in great condition. When the exhaust is shot, I'll also get a less restrictive system.
Vehicle: Mopar fan since 1968, owner since 1977, 2000 ram today.
Location: Just south of nowhere in Oklahoma
I have a SCT with a milder 89 octane tune that has netted me about a 1 mpg gain in the city and 1.5 on the highway. I'd say 2 mpg would be a lucky shot, perhaps on a very stock unlifted truck with standard tires.
The power gain is very noticeable especially on the bottom end, but climbing hills is a bit easier too. The trans shifts much better and Sean just sent me a new tune to lower my OD shift point, which may help mileage more for my type of driving environment.
The SCT made more power then any previous mods I've done, but I couldn't run the 93 tune with the availible gas in my area.
BTW Seans' (hemifever) customer service couldn't be better.
"The only person I have to impress is myself" - Reggie Jackson. A person of integrity expects to be believed and when they're not, they let time prove them right.
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