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Old 05-01-2013, 06:09 AM
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DPC-422 PCM's

FWIW. I have found that if anyone is looking to upgrade their PCM to the DPC-422, you can get them from Autozone unflashed at a nice price. It's a Cardone Reman part number 78-8636F. Then you can take it to your local dealer to have it flashed to whatever software you wish. I'm getting mine flashed to PMT1. Dealer quoted $80. I figured that's fair.

I searched high and low and all other companies absolutely needed a VIN and mileage from the truck. I have an e99 so obviously I don't want yo use my VIN Places I tried were AutoComputerExchange, O'Reillys, Advanced, directly through Cardone, and a few others I forgot their names. Makes no sense to me why, but nobody would do it. Plus they were much higher priced.

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What's the gain from doing this and how much was the computer from Autozone? If you already have custom tuning where is the advantage? Are there just more parameters for the tuner to tune?
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What's the gain from doing this and how much was the computer from Autozone? If you already have custom tuning where is the advantage? Are there just more parameters for the tuner to tune?
Huge gains for the price.
Autozone $243.99
The e99 PCM s are like an old Microsoft 3.1 vs Windows Dual core. Processor is much better and yes more parameters.
Most high end tuners do not even support e99 pcm,or, if they do they will recommend getting a newer PCM. As far as I know PHP is one that will support e99 XLE4 program but Bill will recommend a DCP422.

Just do a search on here for a DPC 422 or PMT1,2, or 3.


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Huge gains for the price.
Autozone $243.99
The e99 PCM s are like an old Microsoft 3.1 vs Windows Dual core. Processor is much better and yes more parameters.
Most high end tuners do not even support e99 pcm,or, if they do they will recommend getting a newer PCM. As far as I know PHP is one that will support e99 XLE4 program but Bill will recommend a DCP422.

Just do a search on here for a DPC 422 or PMT1,2, or 3.


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Which one is the best out of those 4 that you listed? My truck runs darn good so it's hard to justify but I may do this upgrade if Jody says it will be a benefit.
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Is your truck a L99? if so you may already have one if it runs pretty good now.

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E99 . . . 10/98 . . . I credit the way it runs to Jody . . . I had other tuners try and no one even came close to the way he has it tuned. I am using a SCT X-Cal 2 handheld for my tuning not his traditional chip.
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Shoot him an email and ask to see how much different it is. Add I called around and David Lott @ Innovative, Matt @ Gearhead, and PHP all recommended it but but PHP was the only one who had the capabilities to tune single shots on an e99 at the time as far as I knew.

Also do you remember what program code you gave Jody to do your tunes? E99 is a XLE4 or 8 typically. Maybe someone already swapped it out. Never know.

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Shoot him an email and ask to see how much different it is. Add I called around and David Lott @ Innovative, Matt @ Gearhead, and PHP all recommended it but but PHP was the only one who had the capabilities to tune single shots on an e99 at the time as far as I knew.

Also do you remember what program code you gave Jody to do your tunes? E99 is a XLE4 or 8 typically. Maybe someone already swapped it out. Never know.

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Jody has always tuned for single shots. As far as the XLE PCM's are concerned, around 5 yrs ago when the DPC-422(late 99) PCM's became harder to get Jody spent months working on the XLE programming to "ACT" like his PMT version. Through us there is no reason to upgrade to a late 99 PCM if you are an Early 99 PCM.

Quickhorse- do not spend money on this. Your PCM is fine. If it dies and you can't find an Early 99 PCM you can use a late 99 PCM if need be.

hucorey- Comparing the late 99 PCM to a dual core processor is a stretch. LOL Dual core is more compared to the 6.7. It will blow your mind.


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Jody has always tuned for single shots. As far as the XLE PCM's are concerned, around 5 yrs ago when the DPC-422(late 99) PCM's became harder to get Jody spent months working on the XLE programming to "ACT" like his PMT version. Through us there is no reason to upgrade to a late 99 PCM if you are an Early 99 PCM.

Well I don't have DP tunes nor do you offer tuning on TS 6pos switches. At least from your website anyway. Also not everyone has DP tunes. So for quickhorse then I agree it would be a waste of money if you say what is true about Jody tuning the XLE's. But I'm sure someone else out there can and probably will debate that. I won't debate be because I'm not a tuner, and am just going by what other tuners have suggested.

For me, the money is worth it because I have been in a couple of trucks with less upgrades than mine and seem to run better than mine with the dpc422. Plus. I have two TS chips so I can still run tunes all the time without having to wait for a chip to come back if I want something changed.


Quickhorse- do not spend money on this. Your PCM is fine. If it dies and you can't find an Early 99 PCM you can use a late 99 PCM if need be.

hucorey- Comparing the late 99 PCM to a dual core processor is a stretch. LOL Dual core is more compared to the 6.7. It will blow your mind.

I would compare a 6.7PS as a windows 7 with quadcore

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TW has had e99 tunes forever....no big thing.
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