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Old 04-22-2012, 02:40 AM
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175s and a powermax in Colorado?

My brother decided to do some mods to his STOCK EX and got a live tune and bought some gauges. The tune shop was rude to him and had him sitting in there lobby for 2 hours for his truck and would not let him see his truck getting tuned and when he got it back his clutch fan would not unlock they told him it was his truck computer and he would have to come back another day to have them look at that and it may resolve itself. He did not no any better so he drove his truck home and it sounded like a airplane all the 30miles home. he shut off the truck for a hour or so and went back out to start it up and when it started it through 4 codes and was running rough. so he put the truck back to stock and now it is back to normal. He is going back up there on Monday to get them to fix it or give him his money back. and they will not email him his tunes so he can store them on a file on his computer. Sorry I just needed to vent. The question I have is they told him he should not run 175s with a powermax at that altitude because the 175s would be to much and he should run 155s. I did not think this made any scene to me 155s are just a little over stock and 175s can be turned down if he can't handle the fuel. Any opinions would sure help.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:03 AM
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who was the tuner? go back and see if you can resolve it with them first. after that, he may need to see another tuner. sounds like the tuner may not have known what they were talking about. do they live tune diesels alot? or are they newer to the game?
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:48 AM
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no he thought this guy is one of the best in the game. They do lots of twin turbo and triple turbo stuff. The guy is real hard to get hold of, we think he may have been telling some how to tune it over the phone or something because he is suppose to be one of the best and to have them not tune it right then tell him to pretty much live with it or schedule another appointment in stead of making it right at that time. It was not late in the day or anything like that. his appointment was at 9am and he left at 11am.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:24 PM
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i wouldnt go back. 175's are fine for a pmax but i wouldnt go any bigger. get his money back and call matt at gearhead or chris at TSD
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175's are a lot of injector for a Pmax even here at sea level. I would agree with the 155's. The way he was treated at the shop is BS. I'd tell the to take their crap tune off my truck and give me my money back. Chris, Matt, Eric, Vivian will all give him better tunes for a lot less money and BS.
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That burn me up,it's so called the best tuner (called by them selfs) that make it hard for guys and shops that really what to make a differance.I agree Matt,Vivian,Chris,and Eric,will tune that truck and send it to you and you have the file for your truck forever.I myself am a clam and easy going person,but if it was me going thru what your friend is going thru I would have been in cuffs,hell I feel like taking a trip out just to confont the so*of**tch and it's not happening to me.I'm clam and easy going but get on the wrong side and all hell breaks loose.I just can't stand anyone getting rip off.Sorry for the rant,got to find my pills.........
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:55 PM
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i agree i cant stand it when people do business like that! makes everyone else in the business look like idiots to people who dont know much about the industry. we see the same thing happen in our line of work
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:09 PM
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I want to know who tuned the truck. Who are we talking about here? Feel free to PM me the answer if you don't want it in open forum...

I only know of one powerstroke tuner in CO that would be considered to be the best in the business as far as that state is concerned. Customer service.... I'll reserve comment until I hear who it is, but only if the OP wishes the name to be public.
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my brother talked to Vivian on Saturday she had him a tune in 20min. It still needs tweaking but he said he learned more in the 15min he talked to her than the 2hrs he sat in the lobby of this company in Arvada CO. I spoke with him yesterday and he does not want to take the truck back to them at all. He is scared they will break it and he signed a waver that said if it breaks it is not there fault. So he is out the 150.00 bucks he spent on the tunes and they all do the same thing. So he is going to call Viv this morning and work with her to tweak her tune to work on his truck. It is a leap of faith to put you pride and joy in someones hands to tune for you that you don't no. And then to have them treat you like crap and make you feel like your wasting there time and should be happy with what you get is BS he wasted his last 2 Fridays off for the next few months to fart around with these people instead he could have been spending time with his family and enjoying there family travel vehicle. They had him drive home 30 miles on that tune that was throwing 3-4 different codes made his clutch fan run full blast and made it run rough and said "it my clear it self up!!" He called me in a panic and we put it back to stock because it was so bad. So I think with him and Vivian working together he will have a great tune for his truck. Thanks for letting me vent guys.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:26 AM
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thats good news! i think we all are still tryin to figure out who the tuner is haha
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