Range Technology - Range V8 AFM Disabler

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  1. ncsutj

    ncsutj Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone on here use one of the Range Technology Range V8 AFM disable modules for GM vehicles? You plug it into your OBD2 plug and it keeps the engine from switching between V8 and V4 mode. Supposedly doesn't leave a trace on the vehicle like a programmer. I found this when looking at the oil usage problem with the GM AFM engines. I'm considering getting one over a programmer so that I don't void my warranty. Any thoughts?

    http://www.rangetechnology.com/pages/v8
  2. jeepmedic

    jeepmedic Good enough for Gov't work!

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    I have a friend with one on his Camaro and he swears by it.
  3. ncsutj

    ncsutj Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've seen a lot of people with camaros buying them. Did he have any problems with warranty work with a dealership?
  4. jeepmedic

    jeepmedic Good enough for Gov't work!

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    No he just shuts the car off and unplugs it. Its that easy. Im going to purchse one for my Silverado because the AFM with my Flowmaster sounds like shit. The scannner didnt show any codes that the dealer saw.
  5. ncsutj

    ncsutj Well-Known Member

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    What year is your Silverado? Mine is a 13 Silverado with 5.3 and 6 speed trans.
  6. GCncsuHD

    GCncsuHD Charlie Daniels with a torque wrench

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    Yup, it does as advertised, only real benefit is no more horrible sounding exhaust with AFM and no pcm trace, once you're out of warranty I'd just get a real tune for about the same price as one of these though.
  7. ncsutj

    ncsutj Well-Known Member

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    I bought the truck new so I've got a while before it's out of warranty.
  8. Ron

    Ron Still first class white trash (if you can't tell) Moderator

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    Depends on driving.
    A new ruck warranty lasts me about 7 months... :D
  9. ncsutj

    ncsutj Well-Known Member

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    I've had it right at a year so far and have 13k on it and 4k of that was driving to Moab and back last year. So I don't expect to put a lot of miles on it quickly.
  10. jeepmedic

    jeepmedic Good enough for Gov't work!

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    2012 5.3. I hate the truck honestly. Gets a solid 14.5 MPG uphill, downhill, loaded, unloaded, falling off a cliff etc. It's not me because I had a 09' the exact same specs that got 17.4.

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