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What Type of Tuner Is Best For My Diesel Truck? - Box Tuners V.S. Custom Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2023 2:45:00 PM / by Ben Lawson posted in custom tuning, Pre-Tuned

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 When it comes to improving the performance of your Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke, diesel tuning is always a great place to start. It offers some of the best value when it comes to price and performance and can make your truck feel like a whole new vehicle. However, when it comes to choosing which type of tuning to go with there seem to be two distinct yet similar options out there, Box Tuners and Custom Tuning. This article will help you decide which option is best for you. 

Box Tuners

How They Work

Box tuners manipulate the data stream of different engine sensors to provoke a desired engine response. In most cases, this consists of manipulating map sensor values in order to trick the ECM into adding more fuel into the combustion chamber. The idea behind this is that most diesel and even gas engines run on the leaner side of air and fuel mixtures. By increasing the amount of fuel in the combustion chamber more air is able to be burned, which in turn creates more power.

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Differences Between 49 and 50 State Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2023 8:10:00 AM / by Ben Lawson posted in Emisssions Intact Tuning, Diesel Tuning, custom tuning, L5P Tuning, 50-state tuning

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If you've ever been in search of emissions in tact tuning for your diesel truck you've probably come across the 49 state and or 50 state tuning label. While it may only seem like the difference between one state. How much of a difference can one state make? The answer may surprise you. This article will try to answer the top five most common questions regarding 50 state tuning. 

1. What is the difference between 49 and 50 state tuning?
2. Will I only need 50 state tuning if I live in California? 
3. Do 50 state tunes make less power than 49 state tunes?
4. Will 50 state tuning void my factory warranty?
5. Who is 50 state tuning made for? 

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650 Mile Aftermarket Roxor Tour

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 6, 2020 4:30:00 PM / by Nick Priegnitz posted in custom tuning, roxor

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High powered diesel trucks usually represent a means of getting your toys to the adventure.  Whether it’s towing an open trailer full of fourwheelers and SxS’s, a boat, or the toy hauler, the ideal experience involves the driver and passengers in climate controlled comfort pulling in high gear without feeling compelled to watch the gauges.  The Roxor represents a departure from this.  It’s open cab and 1940’s era suspension doesn’t just take you to the adventure. Driving it is the adventure. 

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Questions About 2013 + Cummins Tuning

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in EFILive, Cummins, 2013 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, Smarty MM3, custom tuning, 2016 Cummins, CME Cummins

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Tuning for CME 2013-2016 Cummins 



If you have a 2013 - 2016 Cummins, you probably have some questions about aftermarket tuning for your truck.  From warranty concerns to transmission tuning options to peak horsepower, truck owners generally want to learn everything they can before picking the tuner right for them.  Below you will find information on the 7 most common topics we discuss with customers at Calibrated Power.   


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Smarty MM3 Tuning Beta Stage 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, 2013 Cummins, 2011 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, New Cummins, 2012 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, 2000 Cummins Tuning, 2001 Cummins Tuning, 2002 Cummins tuning, 1998.5 Cummins, 2003 Cummins Tuning, 2006 Cummins Tuning, Smarty MM3, 1999 Cummins, 2004 Cummins Tuning, 2005 Cummins Tuning, new cummins tuning, custom tuning

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Custom Tractor Tuning for Deep Ripping

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2016 4:40:37 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in new holland, tractor tuning, tractor, Tuner for John Deere, Tuner for Case, tillage, deep ripping, custom tuning

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Deep Ripping Requires Power:

Many tractors that are used for heavy tillage that work in the fall are also used for heavy work throughout the season.  Anyone who has pulled an a large tillage tool knows how much stress it puts on a tractor.  So the large tractor that has plenty of power to do general work during the rest of the year can feel dramatically be under powered while deep ripping.  Especially if you have decided to run a larger implement this season.  This leaves many farmers looking for a safe solution.  They need a bump in power, not something to make their equipment breakdown.   Custom Tractor Tuning for Deep Ripping, Tillage work, or other strenuous activity is available through the Power Manager allowing farmers to take full advantage of the power available in their tractor or combine. 


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'04 Cummins Custom Tuned w/MM3 by Calibrated Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2016 8:35:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, Smarty, Smarty MM3, 2004 Cummins Tuning, custom tuning

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Custom MM3 Tuning on a 2003 Cummins:

For many years truck owners with the 2003 - 2005 Cummins motor have craved quality custom tuning.  Sure there have been attempts in this field, and some were even decent, but never before has there been a software capable of fully custom tuning for these trucks.  

Darrell has had his 2003 Cummins for a few years.  He invested in a built transmission (a few times), 50hp injectors, 2nd Gen exhaust manifold, 188/220 Hamilton cam, Wilson thasher intake, 62/74/14 turbo, ati balancer and a Smarty with TNT-R tunes. 

The truck came in with plenty of power.  It also came in with plenty of smoke, plenty of room to improve shift quality and throttle response and plenty of character.  Darrell uses the truck to pull equipment, daily drive, and all around just to have fun.  Although he does not drag race or sled pull in a highly competitive atmosphere, he wants the most he can get out of the truck.  

  • 62/74/14 Turbo
  • 50hp Injectors
  • Smarty So6 with TNT-R Tunes
  • Dyno'd 540 RWHP 
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