to all of you dodge guys out there i need a littlr help

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by shooter88, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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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:)
     
  2. shooter88

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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
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

    Bought a 2009 Nissan Titan instead. :)
     
  4. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    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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  5. shooter88

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    I want to replace the factory pcm to a mopar high performance it makes a huge difference in power
     
  6. deadsp0t

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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.
     
  7. deadsp0t

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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.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  9. shooter88

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    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
     
  10. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    I allready have to run premium because ive allready programmed it
     
  11. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    If Diablo is available, that is the only option ;)
     
  12. shooter88

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    Thats the thing ive allready got the best of all the miner mods ...open exaust k&n cold air intake hypertech power programmer cooler running thermostat etc... im about the go through the motor from the inside out and if i dont upgrade the pcm it will restrict what the motor can really do given that ive rebuilt the trany by then with the ramzilla kit
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    you're not going to see a huge difference over the programmer you already have. the Mopar Performance PCM isn't going to be any different that your stock PCM with a power programmer on it.

    there's only so much you can get out of the engine as it is. to build more horsepower, you are going to have to start from the inside out. pistons, crank, rods, camshaft, heads, intake, ect., ect.,,,,

    buy a 408 CI Magnum crate engine for it.
     
  14. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    U can buy 100 different high performance pcm's for this truck ive seen them all just dont know which one to buy
     
  15. shooter88

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    Thats the idea... thats what im doing...i can get plenty of horse power and a hell of alota torque out of this motor those who disagree dont know much about mopar built performance 360's
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    then buy one. but i seriously doubt you will see any huge gains over what you have already done.

    BTDT already!
     
  17. deadsp0t

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    Personally I'm an SCT guy.. The consensus is the hyper tech programmer is a slightly lower line vs the SCT and Diablo, that said if you already have a tuner/programmer you have nothing at all to gain by swapping PCMs.. It is my understanding that Diablo programmers are preferred by the Dodge guys..
     
  18. deadsp0t

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    Exactly.. You will only gain a lighter wallet, so I guess.. You'll lose.. :confused:
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    hmmmm..........
     

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  20. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Thanks for all your input gentleman but obviously nobody has an answere just opinions which i didnt need lol i know what im gonna do just needed a specific question answered...time for the dodge forum lol