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    There's a group buy going on for the Westers Performance Tune at TbyrneMotorsports (click on the group buys ) I ordered mine today and was told i should expect a 1-2 mpg gain and at least a 40hp increase with the motor and mods i got now With the fuel savings alone, it should pay for itself in less than a year.
    I know there's a few GM truck owners here so figured i'd pass the info along, plus i been researching and reading the pro's and con's of all the custom tuners and the Westers seems to be the best out there

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    Mark--

    I've had a Wester's in my '02 Silverado for over a year
    now....I ordered directly from Wester's at the link below.
    Lyndon is a good guy to work with....takes the time to sort
    out what it is you're trying to accomplish. In my case, I
    wanted better mpg, increased hp, and firmer shift points.

    I did notice better shifting, and it did seem noticeably
    stronger....couldn't tell about the mpg 'cause I was having
    too much fun with the new-found performance, if you know
    what I mean! It's never been on a dyno, so I have no
    hard numbers.

    If you go to www.pickuptruck.com and check into the GM
    forums, a search will turn up lots of info on the Wester's.
    It apparently doesn't produce good results for everyone,
    but the majority are happy.

    I do think that the CPU 'learns' your style of driving over
    time, and it would probably be worth disconnecting the battery
    for a few minutes periodically to do a 're-set'.

    Hope it works well for you!

    Ron



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    Thanks for the post Ron

    What motor do you have in your truck? I wish i could firm up the shifts with mine as well but it's not available for the Allison yet.

    I'm hoping i can keep my foot out of it and do get some economy improvements but it's going to be hard with 380+hp on tap
    I put a aftermarket airbox and filter in it and if i drive it normal, i did gain at least 1mpg. Problem is i like the sound so i kinda get on it more than normal

    Just getting rid of the factory torque management system will make me happy.

    I'll keep you posted as to how i like it when it comes in

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    My little truck is a standard cab short-box 4x4, with the 5.3l
    auto O/D ....it's bone-stock except for the exhaust. I ran into
    a week-old single cat-back Flowmaster take-off for short money.
    Only reason I put it on was my wife's Grand Cherokee HO was
    louder out of the box....couldn't hear my truck when it was next
    to hers!

    Aside from that, the only additions are a Gaylord X-2000 bedcover,
    Westin Platinum-series step bars, and a remote start system.

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    One of the best things you can do R7, is to apply a set of thundervolts (10.4mm) spark plug wires.

    They will lower your idle, change your shift points, and smooth things out.

    Next, slap on an electric fan and cold air intake.

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