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  1. Smarty Touch Settings Dodge Cummins 2003-2007 Common Rail This article covers the Smarty Touch settings for the 2003-2007 Dodge Cummins trucks. This does not cover the TNT-R software, click <here> for information about that software. Level 1: 30 horsepower with timing Level 2: Same as 3, but with no timing Level 3: 60 horsepower with timing Level 4: Same as 5, but with no timing Level 5: 90 horsepower with timing Level 6: Same as 7, but with no timing Level 7: 160 horsepower with timing Level 8: Same as 9, but with no timing Level 9: 210 horsepower with timing These values were all calculated on a completely stock truck on the chassis dynamometer. With supporting modifications, the horsepower values can be higher than advertised. The added torque is about double the horsepower generally. The only reason to run with no added timing is if you are stacking multiple tuners. We generally don't recommend this, but if you do make sure to stay on the even-numbered settings. Otherwise, use the odd-numbered settings for best results. The Smarty Touch also has adjustable settings for this year range. The options to choose from are as follows: -Timing -Torque -Rail Pressure -Wastegate -Speed limiter Timing controls how soon the injectors open to spray fuel. When turning this up, you will typically see less smoke, less exhaust gas temperatures, and better fuel economy. On this setting, 1 is the most aggressive timing, and 3 is the least aside from stock. The Torque Management is a system put in place by Dodge to help save wear on the drive-train. The more you turn this setting up, the more bottom end torque you will see. This is also quite a bit harder on the transmission, so it is worth noting that you will want to be careful if the transmission is stock. This is a setting that is 1-3, 1 being least aggressive and 3 being most. Rail pressure controls the mapping for the pressure in the fuel rail of the truck. We don't raise overall rail pressure on the regular software, but we do increase how fast it ramps to the max value per Dodge, and how long it stays at that value. This is because prolonged use of increased pressure can cause damage to Common Rail injectors. This setting is also 1-3, 1 being least aggressive and 3 being most. The wastegate setting is used when you have an aftermarket turbocharger. When set to stock, the wastegate will open at the factory defined value. This is at about 32 lbs of pressure on the 2004.5-2007 trucks if they are relatively stock. The 2003-2004 trucks do not have this setting on the Smarty as the wastegate is mechanically actuated The speed limiter sets what the top end miles per hour is limited to. From the factory, this is around 105 MPH. This setting ranges from 25-250 MPH. For first time tuning with the Smarty Touch, we recommend setting these all to 1 (with the wastegate on or off depending on if you have an aftermarket turbo). Most people don't need to adjust the speed limiter, but be sure the truck is equipped to handle that kind of speed and that you aren't breaking laws when doing so. Run your preferred power level with the settings above for around a week or two so that you have a good feeling what the tuning is capable of. You can always re-adjust from there to dial in to your needs.
  2. Absolutely! The best number is 855-456-7627. If you want to leave your number here I can call you instead.
  3. Good Afternoon Daniel! The 70009 means that we need to update the Smarty first. Did you need help on that part?
  4. The UDC Pro Ver. 12 is now uploaded to our website. (Here) The new Firmware version 1.1.3 is also available to download. (Here) The big news here are several. 1) 59L Trucks from 2003 to 2007 are now added to the tuning software. (Already in the works are the 98.5-02 VP trucks, stay tuned!) 2) A major breakthrough has been added to the 2004.5-2007 softwares. We force the ECM to work with RT parameters which in stock form are NOT real time capable. That's been a M A J O R project!!! This now allows also those trucks for fully functional "On the Fly" power levels. All the needed tables and parameters to customize a power level are now available! Working principle = as the 67L trucks. An exception to the real time capable software's are the 2003-2004 trucks. These simply do not have enough RAM on board to ever have any really meaningful and useable real time parameters. We're already working on a "switchable" software to allow those trucks to have switchable tunes. It'll be a while but we'll get it done! Switching will be done through the OBD bus from the display. As of today, we're working on the VP trucks for the RT. Looks like we might get those to work in RT mode. We will see. 3) While optimizing the Tuning software for smoother and more versatile operation, we have also changed several data formats we work with to build the tuning files. Now we can do more and better but it has a downside... The "downside" is that the new data format we're now using in the tuning software is NOT compatible with the Firmware version 1.1.2 that's out there in the Smarty or the MM3. The Tuning software version 12 works only in conjunction with the firmware 1.1.3.!!! In other words, once the 1.1.3 Firmware is installed on a Smarty or MM3 the ECM / RTG / RTP files done with any older tuning software version will no longer work. Sounds nasty but it’s not really a problem! All it takes is to export the files with the tuning software Ver12 again into ECM / RTG / RTP format and then write those files onto the SD card. Done. Sorry for this complication but we decided to do this rather now than later with more products out there. Let us know if you have any questions! Thanks, Marco
  5. Map Rotate Issue

    I agree, an interesting issue for sure.... I have been going back and forth with our programmers and wasn't having any luck finding out what the cause of this was. A couple of things we tried was updating the mouse and video card drivers. If you haven't, it wouldn't hurt to try (if you need I can help with this). What is weird, is I was helping a customer with how to lock a dongle to his vin, and noticed that my map worked again. I don't believe there was anything that had helped other than possibly restarting the computer. It seems to have went away on its own. As I mentioned though, I do recommend a driver update if you haven't yet. Thank you, Dylan
  6. SmartyResource Voltage Diagnostics Guide What this guide is for This guide is designed to help troubleshoot any voltage related issues. It will include a list of relevant smarty errors that can occur, and what the common fixes are. Generally, a voltage issue doesn't mean that there is something wrong with the truck (although it most certainly can). Below you will find a list of errors and symptoms of a voltage issue. From what we have seen, if the smarty throws an error between 0% and 100%, it is almost always a voltage issue. If it ONLY does it at 100%, it generally isn't. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 41, 51, 61, 71 --- Communication timeout A communication time-out means that the Smarty was trying to communicate with the ECM, but at some point it did not get a response in a timely manner. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 42, 43 --- Wrong answer from ECM Wrong answer from ECM means that the request that the Smarty made, was responded to incorrectly. An example of this is if the initial request was lost. 52 --- Checksum not Accepted Getting checksum not accepted is because of the fact that when Smarty is programming the ECM, after each single data block sent, Smarty says to the ECM the checksum of that block. A checksum is proof of what was sent to the ECM was written correctly. Do note that any of the above could also be the connections, or in rare cases, the ECM. It entirely depends on the specific situation. Things to Check In all these cases the best suggestions are: - Check and clean OBD port - Remove the ABS and fuel pump fuses/relay during the programming - Check battery voltage for low voltage - Check and clean ground pole (negative pole) of batteries -If voltage is below 12.6V (post to post), make sure to put a charger to the system. DO NOT charge while programming, it causes fluctuation in voltage which can cause an error -Make sure to check battery grounds -Remove the power temporarily for any aftermarket stereo, If your truck does not start: -Don't panic! This is usually because the truck does not have complete programming. Once the above steps have been completed, it should be in good running condition again. -One trick to try, is to remove both positive battery cables, and then turn the key on for about 10-15 minutes. After that, turn the key back off and reinstall cables. This drains the capacitors in the system, which usually causes the ECM to reset, and often has helped get a truck started in the case where the usual methods don't work.
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  8. Smarty Power On Demand Guide This guide will outline the purpose and functionality behind power on demand. Power on Demand is very useful for a multitude of reasons. One reason is for the fuel economy potential! Before I explain why it helps, let me tell you how it works. Power on Demand is a value that you can set “on demand” (IE: While driving). This is great! Something I should mention that a lot of people get confused about, is that Power on Demand does not let you change power levels (1-9 on the SR, 1-3 on the JR) on the fly. This is something currently not possible with a programmer that actually changes the information inside of the ECM (computer of the truck). Something that can alter the signals going TO the ECM can do such, as opposed to changing the information on the ECM itself. One thing to note: If you pick level 5 for example, and back the PoD down to where it feels like level 3, you can effectively change power levels while driving by putting the PoD up to 99 and back down. Power on Demand re-maps the APPS (accelerator pedal position sensor). Let us say that you put PoD to level 50, if your foot was to the floor, the truck would see a pedal position that was much closer to halfway than full throttle. The numbers aren't exact (and it is not a linear function), but they are a very good rule of thumb. You aren't directly subtracting horsepower, but due to not having as far of a pedal position as you normally would, in a sense you are. So why does this help? There are a few reasons why PoD can help with fuel economy. Let's say you take your stock truck, and you get the best economy somewhere around the ¼ pedal position. If you were to add horsepower (in this case, the smarty), that same pedal position would be sucking up more fuel. This is where PoD comes in. In this scenario, you could back the PoD down and never have to change driving habits! While you could re-train your foot, why not let programming do it for you? There is also the added benefit of making sure you aren't a lead foot, I know that it is pretty easy to be one with these trucks! Perhaps you are letting your kids borrow the truck, or maybe even set it to 0 so a thief would move away at a slow crawl! There are many ways to utilize PoD, fuel economy being the most useful (and best on the pocket!).
  9. This video will help cover how to do a smarty update ! It will work for any 5.9L compatible tuner, and any 6.7L using the software intended for the US market. [video=youtube_share;G6Tq5HxzZ2s] Hope that helps!
  10. Wait To Start Light The Wait To Start light was added as a diagnostic indicator by Chrysler in their software. By putting on or updating the Smarty, you are also getting the latest Chrysler updates. The Wait to Start light coming on while driving, and dinging 10 times is indicative of a problem in the fuel system. Below is a list of things we have compiled to check for, including Dodge's Service Bulletin on the issue: -Injectors -FCA (Fuel control actuator) -PRV (Pressure relief valve) OTHERS DTC’S PRESENT FUEL LEAKS FUEL CONTROL ACTUATOR FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR CASCADE OVERFLOW VALVE CHECK VALVE DAMAGED OR BLOCKED FUEL RETURN LINES OBSTRUCTION, DAMAGE, OR DEBRIS. LIFT PUMP FLOW AIR IN FUEL SYSTEM LEAKING FUEL INJECTORS OR HIGH PRESSURE CONNECTORS
  11. SmartyResource Fuel Economy Guide So you want some fuel economy? We can help! In this guide you will find some useful information about how to tune your truck to get the best fuel economy possible. First thing is first. Fuel economy is a complicated beast, and the last thing we recommend using is the overhead to do your calculations. Commonly referred to as the “Lie-O-Meter”, it usually stays true to that name. What we recommend is to hand calculate all of your tanks. Doing just one tank will give you a rough estimate of where you are at, but if you want a better idea of where you started before adding the smarty or changing a setting, We recommend doing 4 or 5 tanks! Regardless of how you do your calculations, make sure to only change 1 setting at a time so you know how each setting will make a change. Time to dig in! With the Smarty, there is a couple ways to squeeze out fuel economy. First and foremost, if you want good economy with the smarty, make sure you select a power level with timing. On the Senior model Smarty, use only the odd numbered power levels. On the Junior Smarty, all three power levels add timing (unless you change it of course). With the timing aspect, the only times you would want to turn it down (to level 3 or 4) is when towing heavy, or when you hear timing “Rattle”. The general concept for fuel economy on these units is: The higher in the power levels you go (provided you can keep your foot out of the Accelerator), the better economy you will get. The reason being, you are working the engine less hard, and achieving the same thing. One thing I like to mention: Lets say you are used to driving around at a quarter accelerator position on your stock truck, once you add power (the Smarty) that same accelerator position will end up using more fuel. The key thing is to add the power, but not use it! Torque Management can adversely effect fuel economy if set higher than the default. The truck manages how much torque can be put down based on wheel speed, and limits the fueling accordingly. For fuel economy, this is a good thing! If you crank the Torque Management setting up, you will have more fueling available at lower speeds, which can hinder fuel economy. The right foot will have the biggest effect on economy, it won't matter how much tuning you put in to the truck if you always have the pedal down!
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