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Plowing with a tuner/Dmax

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mrwinter, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. mrwinter

    mrwinter Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 45

    Dose anyone with a Duramax Diesel plow with a modified tune on their truck?
  2. Snow Miser

    Snow Miser Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Yeah I have two duramax's an 03' 2500 and a 05' 3500 with the Edge tuner chip, they have had no problems. They both can push a ton of snow.
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    Got myn set on level 3, 150 hp tune... Set it and forget it....
  4. ondagawood

    ondagawood Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    I run NO tuner and have NO issues, just thought I'd add my two cents.

    Maybe I'll get one later..........:D
  5. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    2 buddies of mine run Edge tuners in their trucks plowing with no issues so far- both D-Max's- one '03, and one '05
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    My tuners been on level 3 and will stay on level 3 when i'm plowing =D
  7. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    One year I ran a ******* stack maxed out on one of my plow trucks. It was sweeeet. Especially heavy snows scooping massive piles across the lots pouring soot everywhere.
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    I have Edge and turn mine down to stock. We always have ice under our snow and the stock power level spins the tires too easy already.
  9. mrwinter

    mrwinter Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 45

    Thank you all for your replies for those that do plow with your tuners what type of fuel mileage do you get?:cry:
  10. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    I have plowed for years with:

    Edge Boxes
    Edge Boxes stacked with Hypertech Boxes
    Edge Boxes stacked with Predator Boxes
    EFI Live with tow tunes
    EFI Live with 500hp tunes
    Come to think of it, I have never plowed with one of my trucks being stock!

    How can you tell what your fuel economy even is?

    This is how we have fun running cleanup!

    Phil's Truck.jpg
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I would suggest everyone run a mild tune while plowing. Diesel trucks benefit from the advanced timing they offer, which gives you better fuel mileage, and cooler EGT. I don't have a GM, but EFI is their Holy Grail of tuners.
  12. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    x2 on that ****
  13. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I always have my Banks Power PDA on level 4, no problems. I dont look at fuel mileage, I bought the truck to work and get the job done, as long as it does that, we're good!:cool: