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    Hi guys. Have a 2011 MegaCab Laramie with 135xxx miles.

    This is my first diesel but have been around them for a long time. I recently retired from the Air Force after 24 years.

    There are a few things that I would like to do to the truck, I do haul a 35’ fifth wheel camper.

    I bought a Mini Maxx used off of Facebook marketplace used and tried turning the truck, didn’t go well to say the least.

    I ended up with the wrong stock tune and my truck went from having an automatic transmission to thinking it was a manual!

    It also bricked the Mini Maxx.

    Well ****, thank god that there are parts of the automatic are still mechanically operated.

    Took it to the dealer to have the PCM re-flashed to the correct transmission.

    No go, the technician said” Man, I don’t know what that tuner did but I can’t undo it. You need a new PCM!”.

    I go to the parts counter and they proceeded to tell me $2800, nope not today!

    Thank god for eBay, got a “new” PCM for $770 overnight to Alaska.

    Plugged it in and all was well in the world once again.

    I sill want to tune and lose some “weight” for engine and transmission longevity.


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    @Ohauna98 welcome to the family.

    "The grass is greener where you water it"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohauna98 View Post
    Hi guys. Have a 2011 MegaCab Laramie with 135xxx miles.

    This is my first diesel but have been around them for a long time. I recently retired from the Air Force after 24 years.

    There are a few things that I would like to do to the truck, I do haul a 35’ fifth wheel camper.

    I bought a Mini Maxx used off of Facebook marketplace used and tried turning the truck, didn’t go well to say the least.

    I ended up with the wrong stock tune and my truck went from having an automatic transmission to thinking it was a manual!

    It also bricked the Mini Maxx.

    Well ****, thank god that there are parts of the automatic are still mechanically operated.

    Took it to the dealer to have the PCM re-flashed to the correct transmission.

    No go, the technician said” Man, I don’t know what that tuner did but I can’t undo it. You need a new PCM!”.

    I go to the parts counter and they proceeded to tell me $2800, nope not today!

    Thank god for eBay, got a “new” PCM for $770 overnight to Alaska.

    Plugged it in and all was well in the world once again.

    I sill want to tune and lose some “weight” for engine and transmission longevity.
    Sorry for your bumpy road but you're here now.

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    2006 ~ 2500HD, Big Horn Edition, 5.9, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty Touch, Oil ByPass Kit, 60 gal main tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel Filter System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec front & rear end covers and trans pan, 285 x 70 x 17

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    Welcome!


    2014 RAM 3500 (Aisin) 3.73 4X4 Limited Crew Cab Long Bed DRW. Oil Bypass Filter, 50 Gallon auxiliary fuel tank.

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    2014 RAM 3500 (Aisin) 3.73 4X4 Limited Crew Cab Long Bed DRW. MM3 tuned by Double R Deisel. Oil Bypass Filter, 50 Gallon auxiliary fuel tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohauna98 View Post
    Hi guys. Have a 2011 MegaCab Laramie with 135xxx miles.

    This is my first diesel but have been around them for a long time. I recently retired from the Air Force after 24 years.

    There are a few things that I would like to do to the truck, I do haul a 35’ fifth wheel camper.

    I bought a Mini Maxx used off of Facebook marketplace used and tried turning the truck, didn’t go well to say the least.

    I ended up with the wrong stock tune and my truck went from having an automatic transmission to thinking it was a manual!

    It also bricked the Mini Maxx.

    Well ****, thank god that there are parts of the automatic are still mechanically operated.

    Took it to the dealer to have the PCM re-flashed to the correct transmission.

    No go, the technician said” Man, I don’t know what that tuner did but I can’t undo it. You need a new PCM!”.

    I go to the parts counter and they proceeded to tell me $2800, nope not today!

    Thank god for eBay, got a “new” PCM for $770 overnight to Alaska.

    Plugged it in and all was well in the world once again.

    I sill want to tune and lose some “weight” for engine and transmission longevity.
    Welcome friend! Sorry you had to go through all that. Tuff lesson for sure. I never trust eBay or amazon etc... purchasing tuners and stuff.
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    Welcome @Ohauna88


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    2006 dodge ram 2500 laramie crew cab 5.9 cummins. 10x20 et-24 fuel offroad with 275.60r20 tires. bully dog gt tuner. 48re ATS built tranny triple disc converter ATS oilpan and transgo quick shifter. 4" turbo back exhaust. brembo discs and pads

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    & Yes Thank You for Your Service!

    -The JUDGE-
    2017 2500 Bighorn Crew Cab/Short Bed w/-4WD-Anti-Slip w/3:42 (Many Small Mods)
    Oil: -TRIAX- Supreme ESP 5W-40 / 15W-40 Combo w/LF16035
    68RFE & BW44-46 & Power Steering: -Schaeffers- All-Trans ATF
    Frontend & Rearend: -TRIAX- Synergy Gear Max 75W-90/140 Combo
    Fuel Additives: -Schaeffers- 8oz SoyShield or 12oz Neutra
    Mileage: 9863

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    Welcome aboard and thank you for your service!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Hello and welcome @Ohauna98
    Enjoy our forum!
    THANK YOU for your service!!!!


    2014 CUMMINS "BADGIRL" Laramie MC 3500 (Aisin) 4X4 MM3 Tuned by Double R Diesel DRP EGR delete AFE CAI 4” FLO-PRO w/muffler 4" Zone lift, Federal Couragia 37’s with Black Rhinos,bed carpet kit, tail-gate assist, Retrax tunnau cover

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