What is the best Duramax Performance Chip?
So many times we are asked “What is the best Duramax performance chip?”
This can be a very tricky question. Usually we answer the question by saying “What year is your truck and what do you want to do with it?” Most of the answers we get are something like, “I wanna blow black smoke!” Funny but True! We are never going to sell a customer a tuner that just blows smoke, its bad for the industry and the environment. We are always going to recommend a tuner or chip device that is going to optimize a more complete burn of the fuel being injected into the engine, this will result in lowered EGT’s (Exhaust Gas Temperatures) and better fuel economy with less soot output.
We wanted to cover the basics of Duramax Tuners. Keep it simple and to the point. The following list is our personal favorites when looking at the best Duramax performance chip. We will list each year by make and model with a link where you can find more information on that tuner. Soon we will be providing a more in depth review on each individual tuner and some of each tuner’s perks. Much of this may be your personal preference for your truck. This is a place to start your search for the best Duramax performance chip.
First things first, all tuners, programmers and chips are NOT created equal. Be sure to read these reviews and follow up with any questions you have.
The best Duramax performance chip tuners listed here are for your basic daily driven truck that may occasionally be used to tow or haul. These are not meant for high horse power applications (i.e. 650hp and up). These are meant for trucks that have you basic modifications. Such modifications may be a cold air intake, lift pump and exhaust.
The Edge Evolution works great with those basic mods, if you are going beyond those bolt on upgrades and are wanting to install compound turbos for heavy towing, dual fuelers for sled pulling or drag racing as well as bigger injectors, you are going to need EFI Live tuning. We have used several companies over the years for EFI Live tuning, however we have found that Kory Willis’ tuning is cleaner, more powerfull and safer for your engine than any of the previous tuners we have tried. EFI Live will work on all year makes and models of the Duramax engine.
Remember: DO NOT BUY THE CHEAPEST THING YOU SEE
- Duramax LB7 (01-04) – Edge Evolution CTS 85400
- Duramax LLY (04.5-05) – Edge Evolution CTS 85400
- Duramax LBZ (06-07) – Edge Evolution CTS 85400
- Duramax LMM (07.5-10) – EFI Live By Kory Willis PPEI
- Duramax LML (11-13) – EFI Live Tuning By Kory Willis PPEI