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Hi Guys,
I've been lurking for some tome now and finally bought myself an 05 2500.
It only has 48K on it and seems to run great. I DO have a few questions though that I thought that I might ask the board.
1. do these auto trans. shift pretty stiffly? It seems to be kind of abrupt and not so smooth.. works fine but when getting on the freeway, it seems kinda, well not such a smooth shift like my 05 Hemi had.
2. Why would someone delete the grid heater? Does this actually help get it started or just heat it up to keep the white smoke down?
What's the advantage of deleting the grid heater? Disadvantages?
3. I've been thinking about getting the Edge with Juice. Just want a bit more off the line, more milage, and the gages too. Am I barking up the wrong tree?

The truck has a 2 inch lift already and 35's. The damn things rub when I turn sharp... Maybe the 35's are making it seem slow of the line?
Thanks much!
Al (the noob) in NY
 

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dono on the tranny but deleting the grid heater only gives you a couple more ponies. I wouldn't do it personally. Get you an intake and the Juice with attitude. I love mine. I love the fact that it has gauges and its safe for the truck.
 

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2. Higher boost into the manifold, but might not start in the snow. I think it does stay on while the engine warms up. This makes it run cleaner, and probably more efficiently.

3. Do it. More power, better mileage, you can watch your egt's and not cook anything. You might consider whether you need a chip to protect the transmission, but I don't know much about these trucks.

PS congratulations! :)
 

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Edge Juice W/ Attitude will help w/ power, mileage, and has gauges. Grid heater delete is suppose to help w/ airflow. If the temp gets get below 40 person will need to reinstall the heater. Transmission shift is from the torque from the engine.
 

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Not sure where you live but cold starts without the grid heater can be rough. Pretty hard on the truck I'm pretty sure. Edge with juice is nice! Just consider an intake and exhaust to get the air in and the hot gasses out quick. Congrats on the new ride man!
 

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Wouldnt the edge juice void hi warranty though?? He has less than 50,000 miles on it, im not sure if i would want to void it so early...
 

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1. the tranny will seem pretty stiff, stiff is good, slipping is bad. what you are probably feeling is the torque converter locking up.
2. i personally wouldnt delete the grid heater, although if you do you could always plug your truck in on cold days.
3. the edge/juice is a very popular item. for mods i would do intake and exhaust first then chip along with proper guages to monitor everything
 
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