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Top 3 Reasons MM3 is the best tuner for 03-05 Cummins

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2017 8:38:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in 2003 Cummins Tuning, Smarty MM3, 2004 Cummins Tuning, 2005 Cummins Tuning, MM3, Cummins Tuning, 2004.5 Cummins

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03-05 Cummins Custom Tuning is Finally HERE!

For over a decade the diesel performance industry has been waiting for REAL custom tuning for their 2003 - 2005 Cummins.  These early common rail engines have dealt with box programmers and pressure boxes for long enough, finally there is a solution.

MM3 Tuning has been out for less than a year and has already made a big splash in the highly modified Cummins world.  With the capability to tune 1998.5 to 2017 Cummins this tuner has a wide range of support.  

However many different reasons there are for the success of this new Smarty based custom tuning platform I dont know, but the 3 reasons below are certainly the most common ones we here at Calibrated Power. 

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MM3 or EFILive for your 2016 Cummins?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in EFILive, 2013 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, Smarty MM3, MM3, 2016 Cummins, 2017 Cummins

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What is the best tuning for a 2016 Cummins?

 

This is a common question these days.  Many Cummins owners like you understand the importance of high quality, custom tuning.  However, figuring out which custom tuning platform is best for you can be complicated.  

EFILive has a great reputation and is a favorite among diesel tuners.  MM3 hardware and UDC Pro Tuning is derived from Smarty, a company that also has a stellar reputation among Cummins owners.  

 

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2016 Ram, Aisin, MM3 Tuning Review from Jim McNicoll

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, 2013 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, Smarty MM3, new cummins tuning, MM3, 2016 Cummins, Aisin Tuning

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Many truck owners that have a Cummins powered Ram equipped with an Aisin transmission have inquired about transmission tuning and performance upgrades.  Although at this time Aisin transmission tuning is not available, we have had excellent results with the increased drive-ability of the trucks. 

Recently we worked with Jim McNicoll to tune his 2016 Ram equipped with a Aisin transmission with our Custom MM3 Tuning.  Below you will find his review of the tuning and the process. 

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MM3 Tuning Update: Public Release Notice

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 10:34:04 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, Best tuning for Cummins, 2013 Cummins, 2011 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, New Cummins, 2012 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, 2000 Cummins Tuning, 2001 Cummins Tuning, 2002 Cummins tuning, 1998.5 Cummins, 2003 Cummins Tuning, 2006 Cummins Tuning, Smarty MM3, 1999 Cummins, 2004 Cummins Tuning, 2005 Cummins Tuning, MM3, 2016 Cummins, CME Cummins

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Smarty MM3 Gauges

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Smarty MM3

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How to use the Smarty MM3 Gauges

 

With the new Smarty MM3 hardware being used for Cummins equipped pickups it is important to know how to use the gauges to your benefit.  Although a few minutes in the driveway playing with the touch screen will answer a majority of your questions, this article will help you with some basics that will help you out.   

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68RFE Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, Smarty MM3, MM3, CME Cummins, 68RFE, Transmission Tuning, 68RFE Tuning

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What benefits come from 68RFE Tuning?

 

The 68RFE transmission provides some improvements over previous automatic transmissions matched with Cummins pickup trucks.  With 6 gears equipped to help with fuel mileage the new(er) transmission has some other improvements.  When these transmissions rolled out in 2007.5, they were the first diesel specific transmission developed by Chrysler.  Finally they had stepped up the filtration and moved away from bands being used internally.  All in an effort to extend service intervals, increase reliability,  and drive down maintenance cost.  The dual face torque converter clutch and integrated tow haul capability made the 68RFE a truly solid option for diesel truck owners.  

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Questions About 2013 + Cummins Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in EFILive, Cummins, 2013 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, Smarty MM3, custom tuning, 2016 Cummins, CME Cummins

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Tuning for CME 2013-2016 Cummins 

 

 

If you have a 2013 - 2016 Cummins, you probably have some questions about aftermarket tuning for your truck.  From warranty concerns to transmission tuning options to peak horsepower, truck owners generally want to learn everything they can before picking the tuner right for them.  Below you will find information on the 7 most common topics we discuss with customers at Calibrated Power.   

 

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Smarty MM3 Tuning Beta Stage 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, 2013 Cummins, 2011 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, New Cummins, 2012 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, 2000 Cummins Tuning, 2001 Cummins Tuning, 2002 Cummins tuning, 1998.5 Cummins, 2003 Cummins Tuning, 2006 Cummins Tuning, Smarty MM3, 1999 Cummins, 2004 Cummins Tuning, 2005 Cummins Tuning, new cummins tuning, custom tuning

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'04 Cummins Custom Tuned w/MM3 by Calibrated Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2016 8:35:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, Smarty, Smarty MM3, 2004 Cummins Tuning, custom tuning

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Custom MM3 Tuning on a 2003 Cummins:

For many years truck owners with the 2003 - 2005 Cummins motor have craved quality custom tuning.  Sure there have been attempts in this field, and some were even decent, but never before has there been a software capable of fully custom tuning for these trucks.  

Darrell has had his 2003 Cummins for a few years.  He invested in a built transmission (a few times), 50hp injectors, 2nd Gen exhaust manifold, 188/220 Hamilton cam, Wilson thasher intake, 62/74/14 turbo, ati balancer and a Smarty with TNT-R tunes. 

The truck came in with plenty of power.  It also came in with plenty of smoke, plenty of room to improve shift quality and throttle response and plenty of character.  Darrell uses the truck to pull equipment, daily drive, and all around just to have fun.  Although he does not drag race or sled pull in a highly competitive atmosphere, he wants the most he can get out of the truck.  

  • 62/74/14 Turbo
  • 50hp Injectors
  • Smarty So6 with TNT-R Tunes
  • Dyno'd 540 RWHP 
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We have a VP test truck, LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2016 3:41:20 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in VP44, vp, VP Truck Tuning, Smarty, Smarty MM3

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Custom Tuning for 1998.5 - 2002 Cummins VP Trucks! 

We have been tuning 06 and newer Cummins along with 2001 and newer Duramax motors for over a decade.  It's been no secret in the industry that truly custom tuning on the 1998.5 - 2002 Cummins was sadly missing.  However in the past there has never been a decent hardware option for us to get our files onto those trucks.  Box programmers offered mild adjustments, but certainly nothing at the caliber of tuning we are accustomed to. 

Now with Smarty MM3 we have the long missing hardware access to deliver tunes that are up to our standards.  Creating clean, powerful tunes that drive smooth and offer the windshield experience our customers expect. 

With our new test truck arriving this past weekend, our office is buzzing with excitement.  Testing kicks off in the next few days and we will be bringing you the results and hopefully answering your questions though out the process.  Below you will find the most common questions asked about VP tuning so far.

  • Does MM3 Tuning require you to tap the pump? - Testing in process
  • Will the RPM limit be raised? - Yes,  but to which final level remains to be seen
  • Can the Smarty Touch be updated to use MM3 software? - Yes
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