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Performance parts for Cat?

We have an '01 FL112 with a 430hp Cat, I think C-15 or C-17. Is there anything you can do to these? Anybody make any electronic upgrades for big trucks? thanks

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I'm not sure, but I hope someone like Straycat will be along to maybe offer more info!

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The C-15 can easily be flashed to 550 hp. I don't know of anybody "custom" tuning the Cat motors. I believe that a Cat dealer is the only one that can do up the hp for you. The downside of that is they will charge you an arm and a leg to do it.

If Cat charges $2,500 more for 550 hp vs 430 hp, that is what they will bill you. The way the Cat tech explained it is their computers are linked to Caterpillar corporate. When corporate sees that they flashed the hp up, they bill the dealer that performed the work who will in turn bill you. I know this is the case when they are under warranty, it might be different if your warranty has expired.
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Leave the motor computer stock and just put in a Pittsburgh Power unit. I've run one for 2 years on my 15.8L 3406E 600 hp. They can program the unit to cut back to stock fuel rate after the egt's hit a set point. Your choice, prolly need a turbo also to flow well and up the mpg's. They can supply that or send you to someone who can.

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Please be careful with this, drugs + PMR's = boom!
I don't plan on running any meth. Just the water for the egt drop. I haven't checked, but I'm hoping I've got forged rods. I'm afraid to look. Of course this is all assuming it ever shows up.


I've had REALLY bad luck with the cat dealer on another truck. I'd rather leave it like it is than give them any more $$$. I'll luck into the Pittsburg stuff. Thanks

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Just a thought, but with the FLD 112, I think you may have the C-12 for power, I think the C-15s came in the FLD 120s, longer hood.

And the dealer will only upgrade the power depending on the components of the motor involved, and a C-12 is pretty much maxed at 430 hp. You should be able to see the plate at the drivers side front of the motor, it will tell you the size and rating of the motor in HP, and torque. But as Lowboy says, there are other ways to up the power levels of the Cat as well as Cat itself. If you really think about it, pretty much anything you can do to aa Powerstroke, you can do to a big old pussy, just a little larger hahaha. Double bypass oil filters, Synthetic oil, Fass systems, propane injection, nox, water/meth etc. But you better know what your doing, because that could work out to a pretty expensive boom hahaha.

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It's surprising how the big motors react to mods just like the little ones. Might just need more capacity for things like water/meth, say 20 or 30 gallons or so.

Main reason I like the Pittsburgh unit is they can program the egt set point to turn it back to stock fuel rate at say 1100 (post turbo) like mine. With water/meth you could keep it under that point and put out some respectible power.

At sea level I've never seen much over 950 egt's post turbo but up high it will hit 1100 pretty quick at the 800 hp setting or about 5 on the Pitts with the 15.8 motor.

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