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Whose is more reliable, Matts or Vivians???

Wondering whose is more reliable and if anyone has had any blown head gaskets from any of them??? thanks

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I can't say anything about Vivian's since I have never ran the tunes. I have been running Matt's SRL for awhile now and I don't baby the truck. I still have stock head bolts and have not blown the gaskets. I have made many passes down the track with it as well and everything is still good to go.


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HG's can blow with any tune id imagine. But I have vivians looney my truck seems to mesh good with it. I use it as a DD. No smoke unless pedal to the metal. Still would like to try matts.

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You can pop head gaskets stock. Both tunes are reliable good custom tunes.
Keep your truck healthy and have gauges.

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It doesn't matter. If any of these tuners were writing tunes that blew headgaskets, they wouldn't be in business for very long. If the engine is healthy, no custom tunes for a nonstudded truck will blow headgaskets.

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I blew my HG's while stock. It was only after I got my truck studded that I ran tunes. Since then, I have run 5 different tuners and it's all personal preference.

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wow you blew your head gaskets stock??? was your oil cooler clogged or what??? were you not running gauges??

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it happens all the time man

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oh weird, I'm trying to get info together to present to my dad so he's not mad if i get my truck tuned, its my truck but i don't like it when he gets mad so yea :/ anyone know what i should tell him?

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Um... Its more reliable........







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