The Parts Bin – What You Need to Know About Common Rail Tuning

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In this visit to The Parts Bin, we’re telling you everything you need to know about common rail tuning. We’re excited to offer tuning options for your 3rd and 4th gen Cummins and we want to make sure you understand all of the options available for your truck. Let’s get started.

Common Rail Dodge Tuning Platforms

For a common rail Dodge truck, you basically have three options for tuning. Stock common rail trucks have huge capacity for power. From the factory they have the capability of making 500+ horsepower with the right tuning. The most common tuning options to get you there are:

  • EFI Live

  • MM3

  • HP Tuners
  • Each of these have their benefits and shortcomings depending on what you need or want from the performance of your truck.

    HP Tuners

    HP Tuners are designed more for an end user to tune in their home. If you have the desire and ability to tune your truck in your own garage, HP Tuners is a fine platform to use. It’s not necessarily better or worse than tuners from a shop, but we only recommend it for someone who has the capability and knowledge to use this system themselves.

    MM3 Tuners

    MM3 is one of the more popular options for tuning your Dodge truck. The MM3 tuning system is more versatile than some of the other tuning options because it covers more years, typically from 2003 to current year trucks. Some of the things we really like is that it comes with a monitor screen, giving you a lot of data. You will know the timing of your tuning, the pulse rate, and more. You will know everything your tuner is doing with your truck. The downside to this is that it costs more.

    With MM3 systems, for 2005 and later trucks, you will have switch-on-the-fly capabilities. You can turn the tuning on and off while your driving down the road.

    EFI Live

    EFI Live is probably the most common and most cost effective tuning platform for late model Cummins engines. In our opinion, the EFI Live and MM3 systems are very comparable and either one will make your truck work just as well. Like the MM3 tuner, EFI Live also offers the capability to switch your tuning on the fly. This will give your a true new tune with the flip of a switch.

    One downside to the EFI Live system is that it doesn’t include any kind of a monitor or screen to inform you of what your tune is doing. You can add a screen to your EFI Live to get more data from the tune, but it won’t be the same as the screen that comes with the MM3 system.

    Get More With A Common Rail Power Package

    Along with standard common rail tuning systems, on our website we’ve put together some common rail power packages. These packages contain everything you will need fuel-wise to get your truck to the power listed. Head over to the shop and check them out and find the right one for your truck.

    If you have questions about which tuning system is right for your common rail truck, or any other parts for your diesel engine, give us a call at 435-962-9555 or text us at 435-962-9506 or leave us a comment below. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram for more product tests. Leave us a comment below about what you’d like us to cover next