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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Predator vs triple Dog Review

Ok guys been wanting to test this for awhile now. I borrowed a buddies triple dog to test against the predator that I currently own. First off predator went straight to 100hp, VERY touchy throttle, lots of smoke both of both colors : decent shifting. Overall its a good unit for the price. Next up bully dog triple dog. Went all the way up from tow through extreme. Overall the shifting is better more tire noise less about the same smoke. On extreme :evil: is all you can think about. Steep price..... slow first download but adjustable on the fly :. On my truck the engine like the triple dog more, less timing rattle and engine rattle. That rattle when shifting isnt there anymore and it was ever since I bought the truck. Ive ridden in other dmaxs' that did that as well. Ease of use hands down goes to diablosport but im more in love with the bullydog so thats who my vote goes to. Diablosport up for sale make me an offer
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I would like to buy a predator! I have been looking at them for awhile now. Just remember to be careful with the changing on the fly. The Allison has a memory of its own. If you change on the fly too much it can get confused and change gears for no reason. A buddie od mine "had" the Edge juice with attitude and he changed on the fly too much over a short period of time and confused the Allison. He was doing 75 in 5th gear and it went straight to 1st! Destroyed the rear end, twisted his drive shaft in two, busted the transfer case in half, and bent the output shaft on the tranny! Cost him 5 grand and a month with out his truck! The day he got it back he ripped the edge out. He bought a PPE the next day! All I have to say is be careful.
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damn that sucks, yea thanks bro
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Okay a real old guy here and really new to Diesels. Just bought my dream truck and scared to death of damaging her. 2004 GMC duramax/ allison crewcab, 4X4 full load I mean everything. I think a LB7 motor, 8th number of vin is a 1. 80,000 miles I made sure I bought one from a one owner, never chipped, no engine modification. Just bigger tires, ranchero 3" lift { running boards for the old guy} Matching canopy. I did a mpg check the old way total miles divided by gallons, averaged 16.5 no load.
Now I pull a 30' travel trailer aprox 8000 lbs loaded. I want to be able to fly up hills without dying like I did with my ford 460CI. and I definitely wanted better than 7 MPG. So without huge dollars { on a pension} and not wanting to do anything other than drive, what do you all suggest. I dont want to be under the hood fine tuning or anything other than checking fluid levels, too high up for me lol. So bring it on, tell an old guy what he needs please.
Thanks in advance,,, told ya I was a newbie.
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Well since you going to be pulling a load up some hills I would deffinently get some guages to keep an eye on things. An EGT in a must for pulling. So get an EGT, boost, and maybe a trans temp. Next I would get an intake then a 4in exhaust. You know then more air in, the more air out. And that will also help keep your EGT's down. Get that beast breathing better!:evil: Now what your prolly wanting is a mild flash tuner. Has nothing to do with anything under the hood. Plug it in the OBDII port under the dash an upload a tune and your done. A good mild tuner would prolly be the predator. Use the 40hp tow tune for towing your trailer, and the 65hp economy performance tune for driving around town. Do this and you should be good to go!:Thumbup:
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I like the Preadator also, i felt that the Bully Dog added way to much timing.... just my two cents
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I've not a speedster, just need extra HP every once in a while for towing. I have a Predator and it does everything I want or need. Little easier on the old pocket book too!
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