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GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

Does anyone know the difference between the "old & outdated" GDE tune and the "new & updated" tune?
I purchased my tune in Nov. 2015 and have been extremely happy with it especially when I pulled the EGR tube out to exam after 30k miles and it was clean.
Just want to know if the update is worth it from anyone who went old to new. Its just the cost of the tune with shipping, I purchased a second ECM.
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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

Of course it is worth $50. FCA had 3 more releases after you purchased your tune. Many changes since then for drive ability, engine braking and high idle. The low end torque and response is a bit improved in the latest released tune. Not that what you have is bad, that is a 100 times better than those still running the factory tune...but constant development on the tune means improvements are always happening.
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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

Okay guess I'll have to schedule a dealer visit then to update my stock ECM and shifter recall while you guys update my tune.

Any info on when that single turbo upgrade would be available?

Once my warranty is expired I'd love to do full dpf delete/race pipe and exhaust, intercooler, cold air intake, retune, and hopefully upgraded turbo or even the turbine wheels. I'd love to see this thing make 260-275/450-500 at the wheels and spool closer to 1800-2000 rpms.

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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

I went into the dealer today asking about the GDE update/tune for my diesel. Everyone looked at me like I was nuts. Can you please elaborate if the tune is from mopar and any other details I can share with the reps at my dealer? They all think I want some type of hot tune which will void my warranty. Thanks


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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

Yes, the tune is from Green Diesel Engineering not MOPAR and will void your warranty if the dealership ever finds out.
If they know you tuned it and something breaks they have to prove that the tune caused the breakage. However you have the option to buy a second ECM and have it tuned and swap the ECM out for the stock one when bringing in for warranty work. That's what I did because I couldn't afford the down time while waiting for my ECM to be returned by GDE and if the dealer updates your tuned ECM then you would have to send back to GDE and have retuned for something like $100. So in a way the purchase of a second ECM was completely worth the $.
I 100% recommend the tune. Worth every penny.
Also I've had my Jeep tuned since 20k miles and now have 50k without a single issue.
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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

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I went into the dealer today asking about the GDE update/tune for my diesel. Everyone looked at me like I was nuts. Can you please elaborate if the tune is from mopar and any other details I can share with the reps at my dealer? They all think I want some type of hot tune which will void my warranty. Thanks


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This is not a Mopar product and I would not tell any dealership about it.


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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

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Where did you get the 2nd ecm?


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Re: GDE "Update" Tune Worth It?

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Where did you get the 2nd ecm?


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You can order from GDE without sending in your old one, but it will cost more.


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Where did you get the 2nd ecm?


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I purchased off a Mopar website, but it ended up costing more than if I just ordered it from GDE.
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