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Thread: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 PCM Programming

  1. #1
    Potential Tuner
    Join Date
    Oct 2019

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500 PCM Programming

    I'm wanting to but a modest 360 magnum, or 408 magnum motor in my 1998 dodge pickup. I'm wanting to keep the EFI system. I'm worried about tuning my PCM to accomodate the aftermarket parts on my 360 magnum, or 408 magnum. Anyone have any experience along these lines? Some have told me to simply go back bone stock 360 and keep things simple. This is a daily driver but was hoping to add a little bit of performance additions but not wanting to complicate things. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Advanced Tuner
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    It can be done as of a couple of weeks ago. Before, your only option was a custom SCT tune (there were some others like B&G), but now you have the option of tuning it yourself with HP Tuners using an MPVI2.

    I am aware of a few trucks that have been tuned with SCT with strokers and forced induction.

    This is a new application for HP Tuners, so there isn't much information out yet. Also, Dodge tuners in general don't seem to like to share quite as much as the GM guys do.

    That being said, there are a few of us enthusiasts that are willing to share.

    If you have no idea what you're doing with tuning, it might be best to pay a tuner once you get the mods completed - or spend some serious time (and a little money) learning about tuning before you dive in.

    The easiest and cheapest thing to do is to leave it stock, but what fun is that?