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Old 03-07-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Im looking to upgrade the computer on my truck but idk exactly which one to buy. Has anyone bought one or know which one i need...its for a 98 dodge ram 2500 4x4 with a 360 and auto trans... and a 6" lift turning 37s amomg alot of other things if that matters... any help will be greatly appreciated

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Ive looked at some that says its for a 360 and auto trans but ive heard your vin # and stuff matters. Idk if your gear ratio and size of truck matters or what im just lost lol

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I was looking at doing something like that with my 98 Durango.

Bought a 2009 Nissan Titan instead.

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Im looking to upgrade the computer on my truck but idk exactly which one to buy. Has anyone bought one or know which one i need...its for a 98 dodge ram 2500 4x4 with a 360 and auto trans... and a 6" lift turning 37s amomg alot of other things if that matters... any help will be greatly appreciated
What do you mean upgrade the computer? There's are several control modules on a 98 dodge? If you are referring to the PCM what do you mean by upgrade what is your goal here? After all it's not a diesel you can't just tweak your injection pump (which you don't have by the way) and chip the PCM.
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I want to replace the factory pcm to a mopar high performance it makes a huge difference in power

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I'm no Dodge or Mopar guy, but in the Ford world we use handheld programmers made by SCT and Diablo to adjust the settings in the ECU.
These programmers in the right hands are almost limitless and can be adjusted as mods are added via email from tuners.. These are preferred over swapping the actual ECU/PCM because you can achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost and do it yourself with zero down time.
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Not only will it adjust the ignition timing(you'll need premium fuel) but being you have an auto it will adjust shift points(RPM) and shift firmness too.

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Ive looked at some that says its for a 360 and auto trans but ive heard your vin # and stuff matters. Idk if your gear ratio and size of truck matters or what im just lost lol
best solution. just buy a power programmer and upload it into your PCM. put on a cat-back exhaust system and a cool air intake kit. that's about the extent of what you can do without going into the motor and putting in a bigger camshaft, higher C/R pistons, better heads or porting and polishinch your stock ones.

side note. most all the PCM's are the same for most of the Dodges. the only difference is the software that's flashed into them. and this would have to be done at the Dodge dealership.
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I'm no Dodge or Mopar guy, but in the Ford world we use handheld programmers made by SCT and Diablo to adjust the settings in the ECU.
These programmers in the right hands are almost limitless and can be adjusted as mods are added via email from tuners.. These are preferred over swapping the actual ECU/PCM because you can achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost and do it yourself with zero down time.
I have a hypertech programmer allready among other things i just want to get rid of the brain thats keeping my truck from doing what im in the process building it to do
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Not only will it adjust the ignition timing(you'll need premium fuel) but being you have an auto it will adjust shift points(RPM) and shift firmness too.
I allready have to run premium because ive allready programmed it
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