Hit 30+MPG from my lifted EcoDiesel GDE + SFT Tunes
This is a discussion on Hit 30+MPG from my lifted EcoDiesel GDE + SFT Tunes within the RAM 1500 Diesel Tuning forums, part of the RAM 1500 Diesel Garage - RAM 1500 Diesel Mechanics Corner category; Originally Posted by SofaKingTuned
Let it be known, Keith from GDE admitted after comparing tunes they are NOT stolen GDE logic. Case closed
05-08-2019, 04:47 AM
What am I missing? I never said it was stolen. The OP has the GDE engine tune and Sofa trans. tune.
Originally Posted by SofaKingTuned
BTW what's the regen frequency with your engine tune?
05-13-2019, 11:49 AM
RAM Sr Member
Sorry to keep you waiting. Hopefully you found something useful to do with your time besides coloring books.
Originally Posted by SofaKingTuned
First "sir", I have not lied about anything, and I have the evidence to prove it. Just because I didn't post it doesn't mean I didn't have it. My credibility is just fine; after all, I'm not the one trying to sell a product by lying and trash-talking the competition while failing to provide requested answers to questions regarding the claims about "my" products. I also have only heard of you recovering a few vehicles- Ecodiesel, or otherwise- due to the tuner in question being out of the office at the time (I'm sure you have lots of other tunes in development for other platforms, right? Can't wait to see them). There are people on this site and other public forums still waiting on answers to questions from you, and not a single one of them have asked for the SFT logic or calibrations, just validated proof of verification testing. Also, the other companies you mentioned/took a swipe at don't have to be repeatedly asked multiple times for answers to basic questions- and we talked about how you needed to work on that, young man- then argue with those same potential clients about whether or not the questions were answered and call them liars. Probably not the best business model to follow. So who's trolling again?
The facts are as follows:
- You did not 'develop' any engine tunes; I have the scanned letter from the Bulgarian tuning firm showing this. A more accurate term for your work on the engine tunes might be 'tune tweaker', and even that's a stretch. That's one "made-up" thing proven.
- It is stated in the same letter that Alientech is used for OBD "tuning". So that's two "made-up" things proven.
- It is interesting how it took established tuning companies years of work and testing to come up with their tunes (engine and otherwise), but you did it so quickly and easily in your garage over a weekend by yourself "because you're so talented". Now who’s messed up? One of these things is not like the other...
Second, it's hilarious that someone from the USCG/USAF try to mock the Navy, Army or USMC for the amount of time we spend at sea or on missions- what was your longest underway or time in the field, a day? Maybe a week, max? Were you ever even on a ship? I've been in over 18 years AD now, pal. And as everyone can see, I do have evidence. You went from sitting in an air conditioned USCG operations space as a OS to sitting in an USAF air conditioned space "flying" drones. You're certainly a hard edged warrior, no doubt. Those stories must really impress your fellow combat vets at the VFW and VA. Before you lie again to inflate your own ego, maybe tell the class what your rank and MOS are. [Mine are Nuclear Electrician’s Mate, First Class (Submarines); NECs/MOSs: N14O, N14S, 752B, N41Z, 803R, N59X, 805A]
Third, as for my level of aggression- Ahahahahahahaha. Are you sure you are a member of the actual military, not some grade school JROTC group? If you think my statements are/were aggressive, I seriously question your "service" to this country. But since you brought it up, I've done four deployments to hot zone areas where if we were even detected we most likely would have been killed. Can you claim similar experience? Since we were detected I've never been shot at (the enemy never knew we were there), so I don't claim to be a 'combat' veteran. I'm more than willing to share the truth, like how the USCG does not go in to direct combat, USCG OSs even less so, and those claiming to be drone pilots are not at risk of having to bail out after their aircraft is shot down. Exactly how many times have you been shot at again? (FYI, the Vietnam conflict ended in the 70s. No one on active duty in the last 20 years was there. Might want to pick up a history book.)
Again, I never lied. And here's the proof I mentioned- just remember you wanted me to post it.
(P.S. - If you'd like, I can share the messenger conversation we had about your assignment in the military. You know, the one where you asked me not to share details about, because you are embarrassed about it?)
Last edited by navyr113; 05-13-2019 at 01:14 PM.
2015 Limited, 3.55 LSD, bought 1/2017 (36k miles). GDE tuned since 3/17, 73k miles and counting.
05-13-2019, 12:29 PM
Probably time to continue this discussion via PM or risk closing this thread.
05-13-2019, 12:46 PM
RAM Jr Member
Yes I agree. The pissing match shouldn't be public. I did decided to get the SFT Stage 1 tune and compare that to my GDE Hot tune. As unprofessional as SFT might appear to be, they do provide a product that is very competitive. I didn't come here to compare tunes, however, and will most likely start a new thread to report my findings with real world driving from both tunes. I am completely happy with the GDE tune I've had. But, I am the type to explore options, especially if the opportunity presents itself and it has. There are a few things I've noticed right off after driving with the SFT tune that wasn't in the GDE Tune. A couple positives, and one negative so far. But I need to drive more.
Originally Posted by 97hmcs
But please take the pissing match to PM. The entire thing is immature.
05-14-2019, 05:27 AM
One can piss, but it takes two to have a match, so maybe one of you can be the adult and just .... quit pissing?
05-14-2019, 08:36 AM
Respectfully...Seems sunlight is a good disinfectant and I for one have learned much from this. Others say close it but still come back and read more? Voyeurs?
Originally Posted by 97hmcs
As a consumer, we should ALL want to know more about both the products AND character of the business owner...credibility and honesty goes a looong way when making $1,000+ decisions.
Many come to this site as 'visitors' as I once did and for those seeking tune advice AS I DID HERE the thread is incredibly illuminating in MANY respects. I DID NOT KNOW for example an OBDII tune would be so detectable. Potential shoppers for SFT and/or GDE may not either...one can reasonably suspect the information here could/has saved warranty voids.
2002 Excursion Limited 7.3 w/ 279k and counting
2016 Longhorn ED with GDE 186k / 4.400 hrs and counting
05-17-2019, 12:33 AM
Some of y’all are funny. If you’re going to analyze Jimmy’s character so much hold every executive from every product you buy to the same scrutiny. You’d probably start making everything yourselves. Let’s be real here... there are options. I’m enjoying the additional 150+ miles to a tank off my stage 2 SFT +SFT transmission tune. It’s performing exactly how I thought it would, and I’d probably be saying the same had I gone the same setup with GDE. Difference is I don’t care what Jimmy eats for breakfast, what he says behind closed doors, nor what his religious beliefs are. The 32-35 mpg I seem to be getting at 80mph can’t be ignored. Period. Look at the product, and the product only because none of you are sponsors of any company on here, and should let each other make their own opinion. $1000 v $1700 is a no brainer for similar results. Nobody is blowing up trucks like PPEI Lol
05-17-2019, 01:56 AM
RAM Bronze Member
Another SFT customer with outlandish claims. Do you use fuelly or have any other way to back up these '32-35mpg at 80mph' claims?
Originally Posted by Waynehead05
Don't tell Vets how they should take a company advertising as 'combat veteran owned'. Just don't.
I find SFT's choice of URL for the business quite childish. I'll choose a company based on what I want, even if what I want costs more. I'm a firm believe in you get what you pay for. I paid $1250 for both tunes so not sure where you got the 1700.
2016 Laramie CC 6'4", Delmonico Red, GDE Hot tune and Trans tune, External oil cooler, PPE Trans pan
05-17-2019, 02:10 AM
Thats an insane comment and one that makes me ignore all of your claims, fca is blowing up trucks way more than ppei which has blown up zero ecodiesels. Jimmy needs to work on marketing and stop lying about other companies, yes gde suspected him of stealing his tune I did to. But he could have settled it quietly behind closed doors like gde offered but he choose to use the publicity to draw attention. He still wont disclose facts or information about his tune. He did offer to tune my truck free so I could compare his tune to ppei and gde. But that would require me to have a third ecm and spend money out of my pocket with nothing to gain.
Originally Posted by Waynehead05
Last edited by Brokedownbutgood; 05-17-2019 at 03:07 AM.
05-17-2019, 03:43 AM
^^^ We reviewed his engine tune. It is actually similar to a Celtic tune. Turns off a few codes and makes changes in the full load for power. It does nothing in the part load area and we have a tough time seeing any fuel economy benefits with a tune like this. It will turn off the egr, but the swirl system is still active, which does not make sense. It is a good beginner tune for someone how knows nothing about a diesel engine. It certainly will not achieve their claims.
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