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Old 06-15-2018, 10:43 PM
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Just got my truck back from the shop.. New turbo, EGR delete, and they also put in a Kory Willis PPEI EFI Live 100HP tune. I asked them about possible problems with the trans, and they said this tune won't do any harm to the truck. Everyone I've talked to though has told me any power over stock in a Duramax and that Allison wont last long. I dont run the truck hard. I drive it normal and tow with it.. Will 100hp tune hurt the trans at all in your opinion?
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:51 PM
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Torque converter would probably fail first if you do have problems. You should have a transgo jr put in.
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:31 PM
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Just start putting money aside for a rebuild a few years down the road. If you are nice to it, and maybe a little luck, it will last just long enough for you to have the money needed to get it built.

How you treat it will greatly determine how long it will last. Try not mashing the peddle while its in 5th or 6th. Ease into it and let it downshift before giving it more
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:14 AM
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I wouldn't tow with it. Especially if you have a heavy load behind you. Now if your just driving normal and not getting into it all the time it's not a bad tune to have. I had korys tune on a LLY and liked them, but when I towed I would run a 40 tune with turbo break. But like said prior save your money for a new tranny because you never know how your trans will hold up.
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Just put a block of wood under the go pedal so you can only go half throttle
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:27 AM
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You’ll kill the converter with a 100 horse tune towing heavy.
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If that's the case I want them to take that tune back out. Im not trying to win races or hot rod it, I just want a reliable truck for work and towing..
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30-50 horse tune is all you’ll need.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:13 AM
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If you haven't done anything to your trans I'd get that tune out.
I put 160 000 miles on my LBZ with various power levels of tuning with just a transgo jr and billet converter. So it can be run with stock clutches and tuning but you have to know what you are doing.

I'd recommend about a 50-60hp tune and get someone to put a transgo jr shift kit in at the very least.
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Have them make you a ~40hp heavy tow tune with turbo brake. I run that tune when I am towing and it runs really well. Temps are good and the turbo brake works really well.
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I daily drove a 30hp tune from tony at ridge runner on my lb7 and it ran like a scalded dog compared to stock.
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2x what was just said

A transgo jr, while not a built transmission, it will help it live just a little bit longer. I would stick with a 40 HP tow tune until you are ready to have the transmission built up

If you are mechanically inclined, even just a little bit we can help guide you on the install. Its really not that hard. If you don't have the tools or confidence then its best to have a shop do it
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I'm going to call the shop back Monday. I did read that Kory Willis has "trans safe" tunes.. Not sure if that's what I got.

Either way, I just did a 300 mile trip today and was completely AMAZED by the power. It's crazy.

But again, from everything y'all are saying and my research, I'm probably gonna have them take the tune back and put something smaller in it. I don't want to do anything to the transmission.... I'm not a hot rodder, I just want to tow with it and work. 360hp/650lb tq was plenty to begin with
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If you're going to tow, then keep it around 40-50+ hp.

Can I ask? When you already got great advice from the guys here, why did you just now go over to DP and ask the exact same question you did here?
You arent going to get a different answer there than you did here -- and if you do, I would highly recommend you not trust it.
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Because he will probably listen to the first person that ok's the tune and go with it.
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