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4 Questions Every Farmer Asks About Tractor Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Justin Tyson posted in Tuner for Combine, Tuner for Sprayer, Harvest, Combine, Tuner for tractor, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case, Agriculture

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Farmers all around the country have utilized box programmers or other various items for tuning their tractors. With tractors becoming more and more electronic based, the need for tuning your combine has gone up. It can be overwhelming if it's something new to you and your equipment, so let's dive into the most common questions asked in regards to up-rating your tractor with a custom programmer.

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New Product: DT LML Twin Kit

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2018 2:05:00 PM / by Justin Tyson posted in More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, twin turbo, LML Performance, LML Turbo

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DT LML Twin Kit: Peak Performance And Driveability

Introducing the DT LML Twin Kit for 2015-2016 Duramax trucks from Duramaxtuner.com!  This kit was designed in-house with Wehrli Custom Fab to give you a product that pushes the limits of power and keeps your EGTs cool.  Let's go over some of the features this product has to offer your 2015-2016 LML.

 

 

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Which Stealth Turbo is Right for Your LB7?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2018 8:45:00 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in Diesel Turbo Options Duramax, Turbo Upgrades, LB7 Turbo Upgrade, 640HP LB7, G2, Stealth 64G2, LB7 G2, LB7 64G2, Stealth 67, Stealth 67G2

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Stealth 64?  Stealth 64G2? Stealth 67G2?

You finally got the okay from the wife on spending that tax return, you're thinking about upgrading the turbo on your 2001-2004 LB7.  Like any well educated Duramax owner you go to DuramaxTuner.com to check out everything you can on the Stealth turbo, but you're still wondering which is right for you.  

Now you may have the urge to simply pick the turbo with the highest peak power.  Maybe your thought process is to go immediately at the cheapest price.  To be honest, no matter which way you go, each Stealth turbo is going to be better than the stock charger. However, there are a few things we would recommend you consider before making your buying decision. It can help you save money and time in the long run, so let's dive into which suits you best.

There are a few things to consider before picking a new turbo for your LB7:

  1.  What size injectors do you have?
  2.  Are you going to build the engine?
  3.  What is your ultimate HP goal and what do you plan on using the truck for?
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How To Go Further Between Regen!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 16, 2018 3:32:48 PM / by Justin Tyson posted in LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, LML Tuning, LML Power, LML Performance, LML Turbo

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You use your truck for daily commuting or hauling the family and trailer for a long weekend of camping,  you’re rolling up to your work or that campsite and you notice the LML go into regeneration (regen).  You can’t keep driving as you should because you got a job to do or things to unpack.  You can’t help but wonder what can be done to keep your LML from going into this cycle as often as it does, we’ll get into that in bit, first let’s look a little more at DPF regen. 

The DPF takes essentially 700 miles or 18 hours of drive time to put it to the maximum values of normal calculated mass soot levels, which if you were curious is 44 grams.   Active Regen describes the procedure your truck goes through to burn that accumulated soot.  To do this, fuel is dosed through a 9th injector directly into your exhaust.  Many drivers have noticed a drop in MPG and even potentially a lack of power during regen. 

Speak with a Diesel Performance Expert!

A popular theory is that if you go through regen less frequently, your MPGs will go up.  So, how can you go through less regens?

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Does Your Tractor Have More Power In It?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2018 8:45:00 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in john deere, new holland, case ih, tractor tuner, tractor tuning, tractor, Tuner for tractor, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case

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It's that time of the year, you're in the field or just about to get in the field, you know you spent a lot of time last year just wishing your tractor had better power. This year go ahead and up-rate your rig to give you the quickest, most efficient work in the field yet! Maybe you feel as though your tractor is under powered when it comes to tillage or you just want your sprayer to get the job done fast, well tuning is exactly what you're going to need to push this years yield past prior seasons. Get more power safely and get it at a fraction of the cost.

We know this is your livelihood. We come from farm communities and we know how difficult it can be managing yields, crops, equipment, etc. These tunes are made with you in mind. The heart and soul of America is agriculture and this programmer is here to help push you to where you want to be. These tunes are for the farmer that is not ready to buy expensive new equipment or to pay a premium price for the next level at the dealer where you purchased the tractor.

 

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Stealth 67G2 LB7: The Ultimate 800 HP Duramax Turbo! 

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in Turbo Wheel, Stealth, LB7 Turbo, Bolt on turbo, LBZ Turbo, LMM Turbo, LML Turbo, Duramax Turbo, LLY Turbo, Turbo Upgrades, Stealth 67, Stealth 67G2

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Single, Drop-In, 800 HP, LB7 Turbo:

When you're looking for the ultimate Duramax turbo, everything really depends on what caters to your wants and needs for your truck.  This turbo was created with diesel enthusiasts such as ourselves in mind. We asked what everyone wanted in a larger turbo and the Stealth 67 G2 is what we came back with. This new addition to the Stealth line is superb and fits in the family of our in-house designed, industry leading turbos. Let's delve into what this beast can accomplish. 

LB7 STEALTH 67G2 DETAIL SHEET

 

The Stealth 67G2:

  • Quick spool up
  • Big power
  • Great daily driver
  • Models available for 2001-2016 Duramax (LB7, VVT, LML)
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The Never Ending Work-Stock Build

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2018 9:06:00 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in apache, apachemax

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How it started:

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Do Your LML Tunes Protect You From High EGTs?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in EGT, High EGT's, LML Performance

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LML SPADE & Smart EGT Control:

Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGTs) give you an insight as to how much stress you are putting your engine under.  It is the most accurate way to monitor if your current activity is safe for the engine. 

In a factory tuned truck high EGTs would most commonly be a sign of a physical problem like a boost leak.  However, a tuner added to an aggressive driver could result in EGTs beyond the desired limit.  

Most examples of this also include a mismatch of your tune level and truck operation.  Such as the guy towing in his race tune.  

 

The LML SPADE by DuramaxTuner.com now includes a Smart EGT Control feature.

  • Let your tunes manage the EGTs so you can keep your eyes on the road
  • Have peace of mind that your truck is safe
  • Get the power you need from your truck without sacrificing reliability
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3 Tips to Prevent 2001-2005 Duramax ECM's From Crashing!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2018 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in lly performance, LB7, LLY TCM Tuning, LB7 TCM Tuning

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What crashes an LB7 and LLY ECMs?:

If you have a 2001 - 2004 (LB7) or 2004.5 - 2005 (LLY) Duramax and have been thinking about tuning it, this article is for you. 

As you're probably aware, ECMs have some small risk of crashing during a tuning flash.  Browsing the forums online you definitely already picked up on the fact that the LB7 and LLY ECMs are more suscepitble to the issue.

To make sure you aren't stuck stranded somewhere far from home follow these tips: 

  • Disconnect all aftermarket electronics
  • Make sure your batteries are at a full charge
  • Flash your truck at home or a local garage
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Will a 6 Speed Conversion Kit Pay for Itself?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2018 10:03:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in better mpg for lly, how to get better fuel mileage with LLY, LLY mpg, LB7, Transmission Duramax, 6 Speed Conversion Kit

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6 Speed Conversion Kit for the LB7 & LLY 5 Speed Allison:

Your 2001-2005 Silverado/Sierra HD diesel is powered by either the LB7 (2001-2004) or LLY (2004.5-2005) Duramax.  That Duramax is tied to one of the most popular automatic transmissions, the Allison 1000.

While the Allison 1000 was a big step forward, it still needed improvement.  The LB7/LLY models came with 4 gears and Overdrive, or "5 speed".   In 2006 General Motors (GM) released the 6 Speed transmission for the new at the time LBZ model and other HD trucks. 

Without getting too technical about how automatic transmissions work, they did not actually add a physical gear.  The Allison works through a series of clutch packs being applied with hydraulic pressure to create different gear ratios.  What GM actually did was design a brand new valve body and improved tuning to achieve the 6 speed Allison 1000.

I need a 6 Speed Conversion!

DuramaxTuner.com now has a 6 Speed Conversion Kit which includes a new valve body and custom tuned TCM that allows your truck to achieve 6th gear.  

Who Will The 6 Speed Conversion Kit Help?

  • Owners wanting a quieter ride
  • Drivers looking for a smoother shifting transmission
  • Highway commuters
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