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Old 09-01-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Diablosport Predator and Trinity Programmers Available!

Diablosport has recently released their tuning for the 2010 Camaro SS!



The Predator is by far the most popular handheld programmer that we carry.

What is the Diablosport Predator?

The Predator is a state-of-the art, high performance tuning flash programmer in a sleek handheld design. Once connected to the vehicle, the Predators internal computer recognizes the vehicles PCM and automatically picks the proper tuning files designed specifically for that PCM. Inside the Predator's memory are the actual tuning files that optimize spark timing and air/fuel ratio curves. Unlike other 'tuners', DiabloSport's programming is performed in very small increments throughout the entire RPM range, for a smoother, wider and a more predictable power delivery. DiabloSport engineers spend many hours on the dyno, street and track to ensure the tunes provided with the Predator are the best they can be.

Dyno Tested Performance Tunes

The Predator was created with one thing in mind, POWER!
Average power gains are per tune. The Predators additional power makes itself noticeable immediately with an increase in power that starts in the low RPMs and builds into a frenzy at the high RPMs.

A Predator equipped vehicle will notice significant improvements in drivability. The additional power created by the Predator tune will yield quicker acceleration and better mileage, whether it is in town or out on the highway.

The power increase in the lower RPMs will yield a better throttle response. The increase in MPG is a byproduct of maximized engine efficiency, the improved timing curve and air/fuel ratio creates a more complete combustion, i.e. the engine extracts more power from each molecule of gasoline. Customers have reported a 15-20hp increase with this programmer!

U7194 Specific Features:
� COT time delay
� DoD disable (truck/SUV only)
� Idle RPM Drive/Neutral
� Injector Slope adjustment
� WOT Fuel 2k-3.8k / 4k-7k
� Rev Limit
� WOT Spark 1k-1.8k / 2k-3.8k / 4k-7k
� Fan adjustment, individual adjustment per temp dependent cell
� Tire Size
� Speed limit(truck/SUV only)
� Read/Write time is approx 60 seconds
� Clear codes supported
� Live data and log supported
� Initial release will only support ONE custom tune Dat viewer is supported.
� All standard DiabloSport Predator features

The Trinity programmer is also available. You'll see the same horsepower increase as the Predator but it has many more features -










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Old 09-22-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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Is this something that almost anyboby can use. I have aready put a CAI and MSD 8.5 wires on my Maro 2SS stick and planning to put on LT headers, cat back exhaust and 160 thermostat. By then it will need a tune. My goal is 12 something.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:27 AM   #3
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Yes, it is very easy to use. It pretty much walks you through what you need to do and also comes with a detailed manual. You can view that online too - Trinity Users Manual
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
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Put it on my list. Is the manual for the Predator available for download.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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For some reason they list the U7191 manual for the U7194. Same procedure, different vehicles - http://www.diablosport.com/downloads...nual_U7191.pdf
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:06 AM   #6
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To understand what this does, plug the hanheld in to your car and it tunes the ECM by optimizing various parameters? Or is there a tune file on the handheld that downloads to your ECM? Never tuned before so I appologize for novice questions.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:51 PM   #7
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You plug the programmer into the port under your dash on the driver's side. That provides it with power. The programmer then reads the vehicle's vin number and saves the stock program before uploading the performance tune from the handheld to the vehicle's computer.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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Anyone have hard numbers about hp and torque gains?
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:02 PM   #9
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Dont know if anyone has the hard numbers just know what Diablo is claiming. 15hp/tq for the L99 and 20hp/tq for the LS3's. That is their canned tunes. They can always be adjusted when adding other parts to your car to help make more.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:01 PM   #10
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Will it clear codes and turn off my engine light? It came on after I installed headers. Also, will it go back to stock if I need warranty work? And once I put my VIN in is it only usable for my car? Does it get updates when new info comes out? Thanks for your help
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Yes it will clear codes, datalog, etc and you can return the ECU back to stock. It becomes locked to that specific VIN and can not be used on another car unless it is unlocked. Diablo's website will have updates with revisions when available
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info. How much better is a dyno tune than the Diablo? or is it?
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It all depends on what is done to the vehicle. A custom dyno tune is always better than a canned tune and custom mail order tunes, calibrated for the specific modifications on your car from a tuner is typically better than the canned tunes from flash programmer manufacturers.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #14
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If I'm not doing a cam or heads just CAI, headers, exhaust will the dyno tune be that much better. Are we talking alot more hp then the Diablo?
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Drive-ability, and a few extra HP is worth it. If you do not want to spend the money on a full dyno tune I would look into a custom tuned mail order setup rather than a canned tune....a lot of tuners offer these rather than canned tunes like we offer with SCT

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:09 AM   #16
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Will it clear codes and turn off my engine light? It came on after I installed headers. Also, will it go back to stock if I need warranty work? And once I put my VIN in is it only usable for my car? Does it get updates when new info comes out? Thanks for your help
Diablo Does NOT give you the ability to turn off Rear O2 Sensor Codes.

You can read and clear them but they will keep coming back on.

Your codes are 0420 and 0430, Cat efficiency low bank 1 and 2 respectively

Your warrantee is gone anyway no need to worry about flashing back to stock.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:54 PM   #17
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Is this for me?

I've put on a CAI and Axle-back (muff delete). Will I see an improvement using the Diablo with these changes?
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:57 PM   #18
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Diablo Does NOT give you the ability to turn off Rear O2 Sensor Codes.

You can read and clear them but they will keep coming back on.

Your codes are 0420 and 0430, Cat efficiency low bank 1 and 2 respectively

Your warrantee is gone anyway no need to worry about flashing back to stock.
I don't quite understand this. If I were to put LT headers and high flow cats and still using the O2 sensors; how would this void my warranty?
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:59 PM   #19
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I don't quite understand this. If I were to put LT headers and high flow cats and still using the O2 sensors; how would this void my warranty?
You will have already voided your warranty by installing the long tubes and replacing/relocating the cats.
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I personally would like to see a dyno run with numbers to back these..
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I don't quite understand this. If I were to put LT headers and high flow cats and still using the O2 sensors; how would this void my warranty?
I guess I need to refer you to your Owners manual.

You also won't pass emmisions if your state does emmision testing since the cat converter Readiness monitors won't set.

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Old 10-20-2009, 02:09 PM   #22
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Will I be able to get a custom tune that increases performance by firming up the tranny etc., but does NOT remove AFM? Is there a charge for custom tunes? Can the file(s) be editted by the user?

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Comes pre-loaded with multiple tunes for your vehicle including Economy, Factory, Performance, Towing, Extreme, CAI Tunes, Pulley Tunes, and many more (tune selection may vary from vehicle to vehicle)
Can you tell us what tunes are preloaded for our '10 Camaro?
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Do these hand held tuners allow you to tune the Torque Management in the tranny as well?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #24
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Tunes tend to vary by vehicle. For example, there are more options available for diesel truck owners than there are for gas motors. I'm seeing if I can get a breakdown of what is available for each. You usually get a variety of tunes based on octane with some having options for mods like a cold air.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 AM   #25
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A few videos that are helpful -

Getting started with your Trinity

Installing the Trinity in your vehicle

Updating your Trinity
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