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Anyone using Diablo Sport Predator?

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Hello all looking to start beefing up the truck I had Wildman tunes with my 95. I was looking around the other day on DI's website and read about the Predator sounds like a pretty nice programmer anyone have any experience with this the 45 second uploads sound pretty cool also it says they can put custom programs on it. Lets hear your opinions on this! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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I used the predator programmer on my truck for 6 months. I upgraded to a Tony Wildman 4 position chip and love it.

What I liked about the predator:
- good trouble code reader with explanations
- good economy & tow setting

What I didn't like:
- even after modifying the tune to set the tranny back to stock settings, the shift into OD was to aggressive (bang /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bleh.gif). I guess the line pressure was adjusted - which I have learned is no good for the tranny.
- If you use it you need to modify the tune to put the tranny back to stock settings or you will blow your tranny/Torque converter over time. The predator (and others) increase the line pressure in your tranny which is no good in the long run.
- the 85 & 100 hp settings are no comparison to Tony Wildman's tunes.
- the 45 second programming change is a load of crap. That advertisement lie does not take into account the 2-3 minutes of downloading programs, any modifications to the tune or uploading data. The 45 seconds is only one step out of 3.

Basically I think you will be taking a step back by buying this if you already had the experience of using Tony's chip. If you still want to buy one, look in the classified section of this website. There are about 10 for sale (at about 1/2-2/3 of the original price). It should also make you consider why so many folks are selling theirs.

Hope this info helps in your decision.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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about 4 people from this site tried to tell me not to buy the predator and get a 4 position chip. Well, I didn't listen. Now I have $400 less in my bank account and I wound up buying the 4 position chip anyway. I learned the hard way /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/sick.gif.
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I had some smoke when towing my Travel Trailer and some on the 100 HP setting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif I noticed the filter minder on the ford Severe duty AIS was pulled down about 1/2 way a few times after romping on it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif, so I added the fender sleeve modification to th AIS box. That fixed the problem /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Alot of folks will also recommend replacing the new filter minder with the one that was on the stock air box. Now with Tony's tunes added - the WOT setting is all smoke! Have fun! This site has emptied my wallet a few times - but I wouldn't have it any other way /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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