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Max Energy E-CON worth it?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by red07gsxr, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    i was thinking about getting a Max Energy E-CON power programmers from Hypertech. i was going to put in on my 07 avalanche. i dont pull or plow or anything with this truck. just my daily driver. is it worth spending the $330 for the programer. are the mpg differnece really noticeable. i just dont want to spend $330 for 1mpg difference.
     
  2. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    I would personally get a custom made tune from Blackbear performance. He knows his stuff about gm; its also only $150
     
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Agreed. Don't waste money on an off the shelf programmer as they just leave to much potential on the table.

    Go to Black Bear, Westers, pcmforless, or Nelsons for a custom tuned ECM. You'll gain much more with the same amount of expense...or in many cases less.
     
  4. 08 2500HD

    08 2500HD Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 10

    Would these custom made tuners void the warranty on a new vehicle though?
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Most vehicles that have been tuned are undetectable by a dealer technician.

    I did say most...the auto manufactures are getting smarter every year. ;)
     
  6. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    i understand that, but i would likes some comments on the e-con
     
  7. vegaman04

    vegaman04 Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    You will get better mileage of a custom tune than a stock program from E-con or whatever that crap is. All vehicles run differently, and with different drivers it will affect it more. CUSTOM TUNES are the ONLY WAY to GO! I know several people that have d-max's, that have a power programmers and were getting 21 almost 22. One of them just purchased efi live, got even more power and now are hitting 23 almost 24. Sorry to sound like a dick, but i think pre-manufactured stuff is worthless. Just want you to get the most bang for your buck you know? payup