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Old 02-08-2010, 02:26 PM
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I have been trying to hold myself back from getting a programmer but I have the itch...I have been looking at the dashdaq series 2. My main reason I am lookin at this is because i want to avoid installing gauges and drilling holes and what not. Can I upload custom tunes to this device? Is it worth the money?

I just turned 100k on my tuck. I have exhaust and intake...no studs.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2010, 05:26 AM
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The Dashdaq itself is not a tuner, but Spartan Diesel uses them as the device for their tuners. I have been looking into getting one for gauges and diagnostics, but I can’t find out if it will actually read all the PIDs that it list on the Dashdaq website. The 6.4 guys seem to like them, but there does not seem to be much support for the 6.0.
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Hmm...so I would have to buy a seperate tuner on top of the Dashdaq? Why would they design it like that? It seems like so much technology is involved with this product yet you cant store tunes on it? What a waste.
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I'd imagine it is more a software issue but even with the spartan tuner or any tuner you WILL have to drill the manifold to get egts. The dashdaq needs a wigit to use a egt probe. The 6.0 does not have any egt related sensors.
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I'm sure a 4 wheel parts can install gauges. I think my truck has balls stock but when I hear it makes a night and day difference with custom tunes...I want em.
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It is amazing what customing tuning can do for the 6.0L. Just look what it did to my old and slow Granny Truck. After all, it just takes me to work and Wal-Mart and back (she says with an evil laugh!). LOL You can go as wild or mild with your custom tuning as your truck and driving style allows. That is the beauty of CUSTOM tuning.
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But when I commute 100 miles a day I need reliability as well...and knowing me I won't be able to resist putting the foot to the floor. I guess my main concern is if I go with custom tunes will I be looking at more problems then I would with a stock truck? I think I got one of the less problematic 6.0l's because I just turned 100k and the only major problem I have had is the EGR Cooler. No injectors or turbos or head gaskets...I don't want to open pandora's box.
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I have seen stock trucks blow headgaskets. Yes it is true that you normally have to pay to play. Trust me I know that all too well! It is fun having that power at the end of your right foot but you just need to be able to control the urge to push the skinny pedal. There are folks out there that has tuning without bigger injectors, turbos, or headstuds and have zero problems. It is all in what you want for your truck, what you do with your truck. Like I said before, it is custom, it is done just for you and your truck, your driving style. As far as the EGR, that doesn't surprise me. That is a given for the 6.0L. It is a weaK link for this truck. Sounds like you have a great truck, it is amazing what a little tuning just might do for it, but then again, I am alittle biasd! LOL
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I have seen stock trucks blow headgaskets. Yes it is true that you normally have to pay to play. Trust me I know that all too well! It is fun having that power at the end of your right foot but you just need to be able to control the urge to push the skinny pedal. There are folks out there that has tuning without bigger injectors, turbos, or headstuds and have zero problems. It is all in what you want for your truck, what you do with your truck. Like I said before, it is custom, it is done just for you and your truck, your driving style. As far as the EGR, that doesn't surprise me. That is a given for the 6.0L. It is a weaK link for this truck. Sounds like you have a great truck, it is amazing what a little tuning just might do for it, but then again, I am alittle biasd! LOL
Well thank you for your input. I enjoy driving my truck as is but eventually I will climb aboard and get a tuner.
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