Diablo in tune vs. Hypertech
OK so enough is enough. We know the pros and the cons of both and recently it seems the Hypertech has a serious one with water and melting but they are producing gains and time will tell if the adaptives will diminish those gains. And currently there is no way to reset the adaptives with the Hypertech. It seems the average price is around $350 for this unit which is less than the Diablo in tune $400. The Hypertech unit is series plug and play and has no options to make any parameter adjustments or get a CMR. It was also the first on the market and is by far the most popular.
Now the Diablo had some issues with key cycles which were resolved once instructed to use the key fob. Also the "lights on the dash" issue which is caused when one completely disables the traction control, which also in turn takes away the ABS, which is why the lights were or still are coming on. IMO it's stupid to turn it all the way off and I have never done it with either of my Hemis. This unit is plugged into the OBD port and "flashes" the CPU with a new map. Some say that this leaves a "footprint" but the pros say no. This seems to be up to the person and the dealer and so far no stories of anyone having an issue with a dealer. This unit has many parameters that can be adjusted ie; tire size, shift points, raised rev limits, MDS, traction control among others. It also has the ability to have a custom tune that is unique to your ride and will produce the most gains for every ride is different. Also the adaptives can be reset to get that "new drive" pep back in the ride. This unit can also be used to read and clear "check engine" lights.
Another fact is that with both of these units the tunes are going to be on the safe side to avoid blowing up motors. This is where a CMR is a far superior way to go due to the fact you will be seeing what is going on with timing, detonation, voltage, etc. This is where the real gains are made and that is a fact. Now we could go on and on with the differences between the two units but lets get down to brass tacks folks! I want to see some legal track racing between our D3's with similar mods but different tuners Diablo vs Hypertech. Diablo has proven time and time again to produce more power and I will put my money where my mouth is here in the NW. So who else out there is going to quit bashing the other unit, stop comparing dyno results and get some real results on the track? Start setting these races up! Put up or shut up!