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RE: Duramax tuner

Yea I get it but once you stray away from the design parameters. Stuff happens! You claim the extra heat is actually better, but if the entire system is not designed around the extra heat ultimately it's not better. It's a CEL and a headache. A headache that those who like to tinker can handle, but its a headache for those who prefer to just drive without any unnecessary tinkering cannot. I will never convince you that tuning is bad. In fact I don't believe it is entirely bad myself. However I do believe that while tuning can certainly enhances performance and makes a vehicle more fun to drive. It also leads to unintended consequences that have to be compensated for via additional maintenance and repairs.
Lantley 08/11/20 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax tuner

So now you guys are coming full circle to make my point. Be it emissions or transmissions something is likely to give or malfunction as a consequence of tuning. Tuning ultimately increases maintenance and or repair cost. hat additional power creates other issues that I can do without. Pick your poison, pay me now or pay me later. Experience has taught me tuning leads to unintended consequences that maybe minor or they maybe costly Reliability and longevity are more important that fun to drive, although ShinerBock I do get your point, you enjoy the performance and fun tuning provides you and your willing to pay for it. Totally understand it,we all have are vices. Every $$$ we earn does not need to be spent in a rational way. It's OK to spend a few $$$ for pleasure. To those that enjoy tuning go for it, for those cheapskates like me be ready to pay for those unintended consequences if you tune. At this point I simply rather drive my truck than tinker with it! Tuning leads to tinkering. No, we are not coming full circle if you read my previous posts especially my post about piggy back modules versus actual custom tunes. Piggy back modules only add power and do nothing to help the transmission handle the added power. Custom tunes like I am talking about increase the max line pressure threshold, makes the shift points higher, and adjust the TC lockup to allow the transmission to handle the added power. It also makes the shifts more firm since the stock smooth shifts are harder on your clutches than a firm shift. With trans tuning, you don't have to sacrifice reliablity. Case in point is my brother's old 2010 2500 CTD that he tuned/deleted at 50k and sold at 175k to a friend of his who is a fishing guide down in Rockport. His friend worked in SA and used the truck to drive his boat 160 miles down to the coast just about every weekend. Him and my brother mostly left it on the level two tune (that I posted earlier) when unloaded and level one when towing. My brother's friend ended up trading it in at 375k miles without one issue and being tuned(with a trans tune) for 325k miles. I also have another friend who has an LMM Dumrax that he tuned/deleted within 25k miles. It currently has over 200k and is now being driven by his 18 year old son. Not one issue yet although he did put a FASS system on it to keep the fuel clean. Point being, a proper tune with transmission tuning will make your truck just as if not more reliable than stock if driven responsibly. It will not if you are wanting to do 4wd boosted launches at the track or burn outs everywhere. Then again, stock will not last long doing that either. Piggy back modules don't tune the trans for the added power and you are taking a huge risk of premature trans failure with them. These used to be very common and were one of the reasons why tuning got such a bad rap because people would stack these modules on top of each other and drive it like they stole it without doing any supporting mods. Of course there is always a limit to what something can handle and if you want to start going past 475 rwhp then you need to start doing supporting mods to handle the added power. Today's diesels can easily handle under 475 rwhp for a long time and hundreds of thousands of miles with the right engine/trans tuning and a sensible driver. That custom tune maybe syncing with the transmission but what if anything is that custom tune doing to the emissions? How is the emissions system accounting for the increased power/heat?
Lantley 08/11/20 02:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax tuner

So now you guys are coming full circle to make my point. Be it emissions or transmissions something is likely to give or malfunction as a consequence of tuning. Tuning ultimately increases maintenance and or repair cost. hat additional power creates other issues that I can do without. Pick your poison, pay me now or pay me later. Experience has taught me tuning leads to unintended consequences that maybe minor or they maybe costly Reliability and longevity are more important that fun to drive, although ShinerBock I do get your point, you enjoy the performance and fun tuning provides you and your willing to pay for it. Totally understand it,we all have are vices. Every $$$ we earn does not need to be spent in a rational way. It's OK to spend a few $$$ for pleasure. To those that enjoy tuning go for it, for those cheapskates like me be ready to pay for those unintended consequences if you tune. At this point I simply rather drive my truck than tinker with it! Tuning leads to tinkering.
Lantley 08/11/20 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax tuner

Shiner Bock you said a lot and I get your point. But For me I don't need to have any driving fun, if the transmission is going to be my potential breaking point? I'll keep my dead pedal and all of my parameters synced to the OEM specs. vs. new improved and fun to drive! I having enough fun with the factory tune
Lantley 08/10/20 11:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Duramax tuner

I played the tuning game back when I had a 7.3 PSD. Tuning was great for that engine.Tuning released the power of that 7.3. Fast forward to my 2019 Duramax and I feel no need to add power. I have plenty of OEM power. Experience has taught me that adding power ultimately causes more wear and tear which leads to reliability issues when things break. I'll stick with the stock tune and leave the tuning to those that like to work on their truck vs. those that simply like to drive their truck
Lantley 08/10/20 04:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone pulling over 12K with new Ford 7.3 Gasser?

We had a 2001 8.1 gas engine and 3500 2wd dually. We have a 2005 3500 2wd duramax and have driven on I-84 many time with both trucks. Going down the cabbage hill for 6 miles in Oregon there was no difference in being under control towing the same fifth. chevman Does your 2005 Duramax have an aftermarket exhaust brake. Exhaust brakes are now standard equipment and make a big difference
Lantley 08/06/20 05:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

... It doesn't take much to be smarter than the average dog. I concur. Plenty of evidence for your assertion all around us everyday. If this thread has done one thing for me, it has shown me the absolute arrogance and lack of concern for some people's dogs. While i have never reported anyone in a CG, that is going to change when i see dogs not being properly cared for. Thank you all for you input. For the most part MYOB applies to how someone treats their dog. Unless you witness actual physical abuse, I don't think you should involve yourself.
Lantley 08/04/20 10:30am Beginning RVing
RE: What's changed about camping?

The differences are about how we are all over governed now in every parts of our lives. The rules for CG's now are absolutely ridiculous. Back in the good "ole days', there were never strangers as we warn our kids of now in the parks, or so it felt, and a neighbouring RVer if saw your child was in danger or being bad, could gently grab him, or reason with him and explain something. Nowadays, you are afraid to say or do anything with others kids. As for being really out in the boonies today with a child over the age of 5 it seems, you better have good internet connection or else your vacation could be murder. LOL That in and of itself has changed everything we knew as good and wholesome years ago growing up. We'd call back home to let them know we'd arrived OK from a pay phone nearby, and maybe once more during our whole vacation max = that was about as connected we ever were, and wasn't it fabulous? The variable now is that we talk about those bad behaviors more but bad behavior is not new. There were abductions back then,serial killers are not a new phenomenon. They was littering and abuse except it made have been easier to sweep things under the rug back when but it was not utopia. There were still victims to all kinds of bad behavior. Do we think race relations and equal opportunity was better back then? Lots of atrocities associated with race back then. Basic Human behavior has not changed all that much, we still bully each other, we still help each other, we still abuse each other. It's nice to reflect and pretend things were so wonderful once upon a time, however we did not just transport ourselves to the modern society we now live in , we evolved. Our current behavior is based and built on our past behavior. All the ills of our current society was learned and taught to us by our predecessors.
Lantley 08/04/20 05:14am RV Lifestyle
RE: What's changed about camping?

Lots of those issues are nothing new. People are flawed they were flawed back when you were a kid and they are flawed now. However your perspective has changed since you were a kid. Now it's up to you (your generation) to resolve those long term issues. The reality is none of what you posted is really new!
Lantley 08/02/20 10:36am RV Lifestyle
RE: DPF message

My biggest gripe with the whole DEF set up is there is no DEF gauge. Why can't we have a gauge and know our DEF level vs. relying on a glorified idiot light? Some trucks do. I add a 2.5 box of Peak Blue DEF when my gauges gets down to 1/2. Chris Yes some trucks do have a gauge but GM models did not get a DEF gauge until the 2020 model year. A gauge is such a basic thing I can't believe the designers believed a gauge was not necessary! They program the truck to go into limp mode but failed to give us a gauge! My guess would be because the idea was you would only need DEF when you did an oil change about every 5000 miles. I never fill DEF except when I go in for an oil change. I do it myself because I'm not going to pay what the dealer wants for DEF, but haven't needed to fill it between oil changes. I have once seen a low DEF warning while driving and towing, but also had an appointment for the next week for service, so filled just before taking in for the service. DEF is not equivalent to mileage or oil change rate. Towing mileage will consume more DEF vs. unloaded mileage. There is no definitive weigh to know how much DEF you have without a gauge. THe only way I know is when the idiot light comes on. In 2019 there must be a better way! Sorry GM did not find a better way until 2020
Lantley 08/01/20 01:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cracker Barrel

I think we are confusing a few issues here. I don't think CB ever claimed to offer a low cal,low sodium menu. CB does not offer or specialize in healthy cuisine. Cracker Barrel serves a traditional American menu which is typically not for those watching their carbs or sodium intake. If you want a place located close to the highway with the potential for overnight parking serving a traditional American menu CB maybe for you. If you're looking for a low carb healthy menu CB is NOT for you. Yes I am in the American Breakfast is greasy and not necessarily healthy camp. CB caters to my generation.
Lantley 08/01/20 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: RV kitchen sink

How many grey tanks do you have? There maybe more than 1.
Lantley 08/01/20 07:58am Tech Issues
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

I'm not trying to stir the pot here, but Lantley (and others), do you read the CG rules about dogs when you stay there? Personally i read the rules (all of them, not just dog rules) before i show up at a place and if i dont like them i spend my money elsewheres. I am dead serious that i have never been in a CG that isnt very specific that dogs arent allowed to be left unattended. fwiw, i rarely stay in resort type or state park CGs. Maybe thats the difference in our experiences. Every campground does not have rules concerning unattended dogs. I agree some do but many don't certainly not all. I am confident my dog does not disturb the peace. The CG will not know he is there because he is not a yapper. If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear? If a dog is awaiting quietly in the camper does anybody know? For the record there are lots of CG rules in place to give the CG absolute authority if they need it. Your group is too loud after quiet hour ....no we were not....you are still in violation ...no alcohol permitted. Your dog was barking... no he wasn't.... You are still in violation for leaving dog unattended I am not the camping outlaw you imply. I have camped for many years and have not had an encounters with management concerning my dog. I understand the rules and their intended purpose.
Lantley 07/30/20 03:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

I dont think ive ever been in a pay campground that allows any dog to be left unattended, inside or out. I personally would never leave my Akita(who truly doesnt bark- its an Akita Thang). Yes, it can limit me, but that is part of the responsibility i voluntarily took on when I acquired him. It is so nice to hear a voice of reason in a sea of delusional dog owners... Delusional is the idea you cannot leave your dog alone/unattended. My dog stays home every work day by himself for 6-8 hours. He is capable of staying alone at the CG as well.
Lantley 07/29/20 02:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

As long as the dog is quiet and not a yapper you can leave him inside while you are away. There are parks with rules against leaving pets inside unattended, but as long as the dog is quiet it won't be an issue. You will not be allowed to leave him outside unattended.
Lantley 07/26/20 11:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Cracker Barrel

I know some people really like Cracker Barrel - but man their food is greasy... I think there are better places for breakfast. LOL At the end of the day traditional breakfast is supposed to be greasy. Make no mistake about it Bacon, eggs, sausage, grits, pan cakes and biscuits are greasy foods!
Lantley 07/26/20 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel

CB's are a decent place to stop but not all are Big Rig friendly. I have to park on the adjacent lot or across the road on more than one occasion. While I enjoy the food I do not assume I can easily park on the lot. Some are more equipped to handle RV than others. If you are stopping at an off hour or overnight you are generally OK , but if your stopping prime time beware there may not be RV parking available.
Lantley 07/26/20 08:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Pay showers?

I have seen a couple. In my area they are rare. But they are out there. I don't use CG showers or bathrooms so they have minimal impact on my camping style.
Lantley 07/26/20 08:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

Check out this novel Floor Plan. I have no affiliation. Just sharing a neat idea Palomino River Ranch
Lantley 07/24/20 05:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DPF message

My biggest gripe with the whole DEF set up is there is no DEF gauge. Why can't we have a gauge and know our DEF level vs. relying on a glorified idiot light? Some trucks do. I add a 2.5 box of Peak Blue DEF when my gauges gets down to 1/2. Chris Yes some trucks do have a gauge but GM models did not get a DEF gauge until the 2020 model year. A gauge is such a basic thing I can't believe the designers believed a gauge was not necessary! They program the truck to go into limp mode but failed to give us a gauge!
Lantley 07/21/20 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
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