Nothing but good has come from this thing! My truck shifts firmer, and it accelerates alot faster then before... i dont know what it did but it is really good... not to mention it burns out easier.
It's a flash done by the dealership to retard timing and change your pcm in a way to reduce spark knock (their bandaid for the bigger problem). It severely hinders your gas mileage and bogs down your engine majorly. There should be an "Authorized Software Update" sticker on your PCM (but not all of these are "death flashes"). Find the thread about it to read the specific numbers that relate to the "death flash".MeenGreen5.2 said:Hey grantman i bet you know what the deathflash is?
i dont feel like using the search feature right now... can u do me a favor and tell me?
well its been 3 days, more then 150 miles... my truck is running WAY BETTER then before, no more lag in 2nd-3rd gear. i think the chip "did" its job
hell you cant beat what i spent for the thing.
i read somewhere that it F***ks with the way the transmission shifts?
Exactly how my truck used to feel.Blueslt said:How much does a custom flash cost? Is it really that big of a diff on a stock truck? Mine is pathetic off the line then pulls hard from 3grand up.
I wonder if you received a remanufactured one from the previous owner and the dealer did all updated flashes (including the death flash) and that's why you noticed such a big change with the chip?MeenGreen5.2 said:i did a search for "death flash" and saw that the pcm's had a sticker saying that they were flashed that way... well my PCM doesent have any of that... the sticker on it says "remanufactured from chrysler" or somthing like that... i wonder what happened to the original one.... Wierd
Custom tunes are $599 for 2 tunes. Tunes are emailed rather than having to send your pcm all over the country. I can do quite a bit to get the off the line power increased. I did a group by for 7 or more tuners a few weeks back. 7 tuners gets a discount price from the manufacturer. I don't know when I'll be doing another one of those. Tweaks are free. If you want changes, etc. I will support you for the life of your truck. A complete re-write is $50 a tune. A rewrite would be adding a supercharger or something like that. But if you add a cam and need idle a/f change, that's free to update.MeenGreen5.2 said:Exactly how my truck used to feel.
the lower rpm's on these trucks suck.... my truck feels more like my dad's 4.7 now.