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How to: Install Cummins Switch

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in switch on the fly tuning, Switch, Cummins Tuning, csp

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This "How To" article will walk you through installing the EFILive CSP Switch on your 2006 - 2009 Cummins powered Ram 2500 or 3500 pickup truck. 

CSP Switching has been around for quite a few years.  The programming provided via EFILive allows your engine computer (PCM) store 5 separate tune files and the CSP switch can rotate through them.  


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How To: Clear Trouble Codes with EFILive AutoCal / SPADE

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in EFILive, SPADE, AutoCal, how to

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This article will walk you through the procedure required to clear DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) with your EFILive AutoCal or SPADE programming tool.  

Trucks that this procedure is applicable for:

If you do not have an AutoCal or SPADE and need one, visit our website: https://duramaxtuner.com

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64MM Vs. 67MM Turbo: 3 Things To Consider Before Making Your Purchase

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2019 10:49:08 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in Turbo, Stealth

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We all get there at one point, should I upgrade my turbocharger?  It's something us diesel owners come across.  Maybe your charger blew up or maybe you just want to help cool your truck's EGTs a bit more.  There are a ton of different reasons why we want to upgrade.  With that comes a ton of different variables that go into which turbo you SHOULD buy.  Let's take a look at three big things to consider. 

VVT Stealth 64-1

#1: How Do You Use Your Truck?

You've heard this one before, if you're new to the diesel world maybe you have not.  How do you use your truck?  Do you commute 20 miles to work and back daily?  Do you haul any toys?  Maybe you hotshot as a career, all these are some of the ways a driver uses his diesel truck.  A driver that tows a lot would best be suited for the Stealth 64, why?  It runs more efficiently at higher horsepower numbers while loaded.  The truck will sustain a heavy load for longer because the heat that the turbo is introducing is lower than a stock charger.  Lower piston temps, lower EGTs equals more time and a larger buffer before the truck is affected by the added heat.  

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, Duramax Turbo, diesel performance

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What is "Cost Per Horsepower"?

Cost Per Horsepower is a simple way to display and measure the cost-effectiveness of automotive performance upgrades.

In practice, this term is probably more often used to prove someone has wasted money on a specific upgrade or the purchase of an entire vehicle.  For the purpose of this article, we are going to assume the vehicle in question is either a Duramax, Cummins, or Power Stroke diesel truck.  


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Benefits Of Tuning Your Ag Equipment

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 11:44:46 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in tractor tuner, tractor tuning, tractor, Tuner for tractor, Agriculture, power manager

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There is a more cost-effective way of pushing your tractor to the top of the line when it comes to power.

You want field time decreased and you want to use the least amount of fuel possible while in the field.  These two aspects save you two valuable items: time and money. You work hard trying to get the best yield out of your land, so why not expect your combine to do the same for you?  Tuning your equipment is the quickest, cheapest, and most efficient way of going about getting the most out of your tractor. It can up-rate your tractor for a fraction of the dealer price and bring you the top-end amount of MPH and power.  Let’s go ahead and examine what tuning can do for the equipment.

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3rd Gen Stealth 67 Turbo for 5.9L Cummins

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2019 10:00:19 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in 2003 Cummins Tuning, 2006 Cummins Tuning, 2004 Cummins Tuning, 2005 Cummins Tuning, Bolt on turbo, Stealth 67

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The newest turbo from Calibrated Power is definitely raising the bar for drop-in turbos.

When looking at replacing your stock turbo there's a lot to take into consideration; How you use your truck, your current needs, and the future goals for your Cummins.  With the success of the Stealth 64 for 5.9L Cummins, the team at Calibrated Power looked at how much more we can push the envelope. So, what can the 3rd Gen Stealth 67 get you?

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It's Time To Get The Most Out Of Your Cummins

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2019 8:15:00 AM / by Justin Tyson posted in CME Cummins, Cummins Tuning

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A simple tune can dramatically change the dynamic of your truck in many ways!

The Cummins has gone through so many adjustments to help benefit the truck with each new generation introduced.  We've seen convenience and comfort get pushed along too, it's all apart of getting the owner to love what they drive.  The thing truck owners love the most is how much more horsepower and torque get updated in addition to body styles and interior.  In the late 80's the 12 valve was pushing a mere 160 RWHP out of the factory.  Look at where we are at now, the CME (2013-2018) is now putting down between 350-370 RWHP depending on transmission.  That's a huge difference in the matter of a few decades.  This is amazing to see, but it doesn't mean that they've gotten all out of your truck.  As we've seen numerous times, there's always room for improvement and performance no matter which year Cummins you drive.  

Let's look at some of the benefits of tuning your 2010-2019 Cummins below:

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2011 - 2016 LML Duramax 520 RWHP Tune Only!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2019 8:59:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in LML, LML Tuning, LML Power, LML Performance, 600HP LML

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The 2011 - 2016 LML Duramax came rated at 395 horsepower and 765 ft/lbs of torque.  That seemed like an amazing amount of power when this model was first released but these days it is dwarfed by the available power of brand new trucks.

Furthermore, that whopping 395 HP is a peak power rating, meaning that you probably won't produce that much power during normal operations.  In fact, many owners complain that the power delivery of the stock tune is too soft. This is why custom tuning is so important for the LML Duramax.  

Here are some of the things tuning your LML can help with:

  • Increased Peak Horse Power
  • Improved Shift Quality
  • LML Dead Pedal Resolution

LML EZ Lynk Tuning

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Don't Delete Your Powerstroke's DPF!!!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2018 2:14:48 PM / by Justin Tyson posted in DPF ON, DPF Delete, Ford 6.7, Power Stroke

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We've all heard from forums and numerous outlets that deleting your DPF system is the way to go these days. What we never seen backing these claims is data and tests. It's always hearsay and misnomers that seem to find it's way to fueling the debate on whether to delete or keep your emissions intact.  Well as you probably know, we like to take these tales and try to figure out for ourselves what is the truth behind what to do with the factory emissions. 


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2011 - 2019 Ford Powerstroke Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2018 3:55:06 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Ford, 2011-2016 Ford 6.7 Tuner, Ford 6.7, Powerstroke Tuning, 2017-2018 Ford 6.7L Tuner

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The 6.7L Ford in its factory trim represents a significant improvement in technology over the previous generations of the Powerstroke.  Coupled with the 6R140 transmission, this power train a lot of offer in reliability, drive-ability and performance.  Over the past year, we at CPS have worked with our customers and in-house on our own test trucks to develop and test tuning for this platform.  After hundreds of revisions, we're happy to announce we have a product that significantly outperforms the factory 6.7L/6R140 calibration in power and drive-ability, while maintaining factory operation and service intervals of the emissions control system.

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