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DP Tuner DPF-On tune review

After not being so happy with my 5* tunes and customer support, I decided to try someone else out. I am in no way bashing 5*, their tunes worked for many people and I'm glad for that, it just didn't work out for me I guess so I'm gonna try something else out. I talked to a few companies and Jody at DP Tuner was very helpful. I knew he wrote great tunes for a 7.3 chip style program, but I never heard anyone talk about his tunes on anything newer. My first email to Jody resulted in an immediate, helpful response. I decided to go ahead and spend $155 and try his performance tune for my 6.7. He wrote and emailed my tune back to me same day at 3:45 in the morning. That says something to me, even though when I sent him an email containing my ECU stratigy I told him not to worry about my order until the next business day or when he had some time. He's been very helpful and has stated he's working on converting his tunes over to the EZ Lynk platform.

I am not home at the moment but will be back on Friday. I will load my tune then and give it a go, and report back with my first impressions. I'll then give an update on how everything settled in a couple hundred miles down the road.

So here is my first impressions.

Received tune, 5.3 mb in size. Cool. Loaded it up and flashed it to the truck. Upon first start, I could feel when the engine kicked over it had a good bit more power. Sweet. Ran up the road and all the power was there, right on tap. Throttle sensitivity is comparable to 5* performance tune. Power seems to be at or slightly above 5* performance tune by the seat of my pants. Shifting: it's so nice that the truck actually SHIFTS now!!! The shifts are pretty firm, but Jody says they'll soften up over time once the transmission learns. Cool. I can live with the firm shifts anyway. One thing that surprised me is the 2nd gear tq lockup. It does lock up from time to time, but not every time. Just something to be aware of when you're putting around in a parking lot like I was today.

I am really liking this tune so far. It's supposedly good for 75 HP over stock, and even though 5* was rated for 90 over stock, I think the usability of DP Tuner's tune beats the 5* hands down. Power comes on smooth and quick and not a hint of a shifting issue. I drove about 100 miles on the tune tonight and am seeing about a +1 mpg increase over stock (hand calc--filled up before flash and at end of trip) and it seems to be running hot enough to negate any soot produced, making the DPF seem frozen in its soot GPL or even burning off some. Just like the 5* tune did. Which is a plus...I went almost 1000 miles without a full regen on 5* performance tune. It tried to regen at the 500 mile mark in that tune, like its programmed to do, but my gpl was so low and I was so close to home I didn't even let it heat up and it didn't try to regen again. I think I'll net the same results on this tune. I will update after I let the tune settle in for a while.

If this tune continues to perform to my expectations, I will be ordering a DP-Tuner heavy tow 35hp tune to replace the 5* tow tune.

Another update:

I am REALLY loving these DP tunes. Power is right where it should be, shifts are firm, MILAGE has come up SIGNIFICANTLY. Was getting 11.5 stock, same driving habits and same routine, hand calc 14.1 MPG today. No regens, soot GPL frozen as expected. Runs just hot enough to keep it at bay.

I have noticed between the DP hot tune and the 5* hot tune is, the 5* ran what seemed to be WAY too much timing. I could literally hear each little click as the fuel detonated. Not the case with DP tunes.

Another another update:

Mkay, the tune has settled for about 1500 miles now. Shifts are firm and nice, truck still runs great, and I have no complaints about it. I'm seeing about +1.5-2 mpg over stock with this tune, hand calc. Woohoo!

The performance of this tune is smooth as ever. Granted it is a performance tune, the shifts are a little harder at light throttle, but smooth as stock at half to full throttle. I did contact Jody about the TQ lockup being a little firm, and he said that it is to be expected to hold the power that the tune is making, he doesn't know if it'll slip or not if he makes it a little less firm. Which is fine for me, I've gotten used to it.

Merging with traffic is a breeze, as I can usually surpass the speed of traffic by the end of the on-ramp now. The power is smooth and feels like it should be there. I cannot recommend these tunes enough.

And guess what....NO REGENS. Runs hot enough to reverse the soot collected. Haven't had a single regen except for the 500 mile mark one. Now of course if you run around in town alot you'll see you needing some regens, but doesn't seem like it'll be frequent. But it is nice that it's burning off passively on the freeway now for me. A major plus.

Any questions please feel free to ask. I'm not a sales rep for DP, just writing my experience. I'll edit the post when it's daylight hours to make more sense.

update again...feb 2017:

I have been DD'ing the heavy tow 35 hp for the last 6,000 miles and am loving it. 16 mpg average on the freeway (unless I have a bad headwind), near perfect shifting, nice little powerbump, does not eat DEF much at all, etc. I'm still recommending these tunes from Jody hands down over anything else.

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What did you not like about 5*? Just curious as I just order them today.

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What did you not like about 5*? Just curious as I just order them today.
I did not like the fact that they could not fix the shifting issue I was having with my tunes and a handful of other people also have reported. They quit answering my emails after their second tune they sent me didn't work and aren't very helpful over the phone. Mind you I wasn't angry at them or forceful, just expected a little better support. I definitely got the impression that they are very very rushed over there at their place.

My truck would not complete a 3-4 or 4-5 shift when >50% throttle in the performance tune. It would stall and defuel and not fuel again or shift until your foot comes out of the throttle. Original and updated tune did not fix. I have been running daily tow since the updated tune didn't work and I'm starting to notice some flared 2-3 or 4-5 shifts, but not particularly from tq lockup. I also did not like how hot the EGT ran on the tow tune with only 10k behind me at freeway speeds, but not a lot can be done without deleting when you tow on a hotter tune with your emissions still on.

I am trying out DP tuner because I know they have a decent reputation and Jody has been helpful so far and is very confident in his tunes. He only tunes diesels and ive honestly found that companies that only tune/deal with diesels are generally better in the customer service/friendliness/family feeling department, just because "they get it".

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Right on, keep us updated on the DP tune. I have heard of the issues you speak of so fingers crossed that mine will be good. My previous truck was fully dele#$d and tuned so I don't have too high of hopes for these "D**-On" tunes but I will give them a try. What kind of EGT temps were you seeing with 10K hooked up?

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10k hooked up with 3.55 gears I would see about 900-1000 running a flat ground 75 and to keep speed up any incline I tried to keep it below 1000 but it would jump up to 1100 at times...mind you this is at stock EGT #1 so it's a ways from the manifold so I factor in 300+- degrees on top of that reading. I did not like the truck running that hot. It also ran about 210-218 on the coolant 230 on the oil 200 on the trans (normal for trans and oil and prolly coolant too). It pulled the load just fine but I didn't like the high temps. I usually pull a 16k gooseneck that has the aerodynamics of a brick and I pulled that for a very short trip up some 7% hills and the EGT jumped fairly quickly. But I was able to manage them and keep speed. I don't know as I really want to delete but just can't for a few years. I also don't really have any temperature readings pulling on a stock tune to compare to either. I never paid attention...if the performance tune from DP does what it's supposed to, I'll probably order their heavy tow tune as well and replace the 5* tow tune. A little less HP than 5* but it's worth the sacrifice if it keeps the EGT cooler. As if the truck didn't have enough power to pull anyway.

I will say the performance DPF On tune I ran from 5* (when it actually did run) really woke the truck up and I was impressed for a DPF-on tune and its power. I just couldn't use it because it wouldn't complete a shift. It also ran hot enough on the freeway to literally never regen. I went almost 1000 miles without a full regen. (It tried at the 500 mark like it automaticly does but my soot gpl was so low that I just pulled in the driveway and didn't even let it get hot enough to regen.) considering I was getting 100 miles a regen in the stock tune, I was thrilled with that.
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Right on, keep us updated on the DP tune. I have heard of the issues you speak of so fingers crossed that mine will be good. My previous truck was fully dele#$d and tuned so I don't have too high of hopes for these "D**-On" tunes but I will give them a try. What kind of EGT temps were you seeing with 10K hooked up?
I also tow a 10K fifth wheel with 5* Daily Tow and never tow faster than 65 mph as that is all ST tires are rated for. I typically see more like 600-700 flat towing and up to 1100 pulling grades. I get regens every 500 miles whether I need them or not which seems the way the 2015 is programed. I also get 12.5 mpg towing vs 10 mpg with my Ecoboost on premium gas so that cuts the cost of towing even more.
I am glad to hear reports of other DPF on tunes for the SCT.
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I also tow a 10K fifth wheel with 5* Daily Tow and never tow faster than 65 mph as that is all ST tires are rated for. I typically see more like 600-700 flat towing and up to 1100 pulling grades. I get regens every 500 miles whether I need them or not which seems the way the 2015 is programed. I also get 12.5 mpg towing vs 10 mpg with my Ecoboost on premium gas so that cuts the cost of towing even more.
I am glad to hear reports of other DPF on tunes for the SCT.
Yeah, that extra 10 mph will actually increase EGT very noticeably on your 65 vs my 75 mph. Not sure if ambient has too much effect on it...My readings were taken 101* ambient 107* IAT.

I also netted 7.3 mpg towing on 5* tow tune with that 10k trailer at 70-75 mph. Fairly flat drive but some rolling hills and did drive through a storm for a while blowing me around. So, milage was about the same tuned vs. stock for me at least on that trip. It was 314 miles one way. My truck seems to drink fuel compared to others...All time average is 11.9 MPG being only on a level and 35s. Even when the truck was bone stock on factory wheels and suspension I could never get over 14 mpg. (All hand calc) And I don't even drive like a loon or much city or much over 75...Oh well.

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Thanks for the info on the DP Tuner program, I'm gonna give it a try, my 5 star performance tune gave me fits again yesterday coming up a long grade, started to shutter really bad, thought I toasted the turbo, put it back to stock and its fine.
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Thanks for the info on the DP Tuner program, I'm gonna give it a try, my 5 star performance tune gave me fits again yesterday coming up a long grade, started to shutter really bad, thought I toasted the turbo, put it back to stock and its fine.
I am REALLY loving these DP tunes. Power is right where it should be, shifts are firm, MILAGE has come up SIGNIFICANTLY. Was getting 11.5 stock, same driving habits and same routine, hand calc 14.1 MPG today. No regens, soot GPL frozen as expected. Runs just hot enough to keep it at bay.

I have noticed between the DP hot tune and the 5* hot tune is, the 5* ran what seemed to be WAY too much timing. I could literally hear each little click as the fuel detonated. Not the case with DP tunes.

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Glad you are enjoying the tune! Jody has invested a lot of his time with the 6.7L platform to ensure the tunes are dialed in. It is his primary focus now, and as you stated, he is currently working on getting the EX LYNK stuff all setup so he can expand his 6.7L tuning.

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