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Re: AEV procal

Post by BoldAdventure » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:31 pm

I've always been a fan of the bumper. It's beautiful. Just wish it improved approach over the stock. But I suppose on 40's like a lot of AEV's big trucks, it doesn't matter. But it's still the best-designed purpose built aftermarket bumper I've ever seen.
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Re: AEV procal

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:51 pm

The bumper is beautiful looking but I cannot get over the fact that all it is, is a thicker stock bumper with recovery points. They had an excellent opportunity to improve on the drawbacks of the stock unit and they didn't even try. If AEV is saying that one of their products is in beta testing, it should be that steaming pile of a bumper. Stamped 3/16"? Awesome! Selling that as a standalone unit but not the ProCal? Not so awesome...

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Re: AEV procal

Post by Bill2014 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:06 pm

MikeKey wrote:I've always been a fan of the bumper. It's beautiful. Just wish it improved approach over the stock. But I suppose on 40's like a lot of AEV's big trucks, it doesn't matter. But it's still the best-designed purpose built aftermarket bumper I've ever seen.
It's hard to improve the approach angle when it is designed to accommodate both the diesel intercooler AND a winch. And therefore, sticks out farther than our stock bumpers. Our Power Wagons are already too long to maneuver around tight trails with obstacles. Why would anyone bolt on a custom bumper that makes our trucks even longer? (that's rhetorical - don't answer). :doh:
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Re: AEV procal

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Re: AEV procal

Post by MSCH2112 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:18 pm

AEV has their niche market. more power to them. at least somebody's making money! however for the life of me i can't understand why they put all that r&d into the stupid heat reduction hood and didn't fast forward a matching rear bumper. :doh: sometimes i think they have their hands in too many products and as the company grows the customer service will suffer.

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Re: AEV procal

Post by BoldAdventure » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:56 pm

zigsrig wrote: Try to skip over the AEV bashing by a guy who clearly knows more than the rest of us Image

Just as an FYI, mine came directly from AEV as a drip ship... I guess not flaming them all over the net might help you out in the end.
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Re: AEV procal

Post by yellowranger1 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:04 pm

Came a couple of days after the expected delivery date, but It's here! Reset tire size, and psi threshold. Now I have to jump through some hoops to clear the low tire light.


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Re: AEV procal

Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:55 am

Is this the only way to reset tire size? Or are there other tuners that will do it? Does doing so void your warranty?
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Re: AEV procal

Post by adeluca73 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:55 am

Kodiak wrote:Is this the only way to reset tire size? Or are there other tuners that will do it? Does doing so void your warranty?
Yes there's an after market soln, it's $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Diablo sells one, but you have to buy an unlocked PCM, so you're in for $1K, and it will void your warranty.
I also think there's some aftermarket diagnostic tools that can change it--actually there's several links in THIS thread (hint: search AuTel) :poke:
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Re: AEV procal

Post by Kodiak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:41 am

adeluca73 wrote:
Kodiak wrote:Is this the only way to reset tire size? Or are there other tuners that will do it? Does doing so void your warranty?
Yes there's an after market soln, it's $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Diablo sells one, but you have to buy an unlocked PCM, so you're in for $1K, and it will void your warranty.
I also think there's some aftermarket diagnostic tools that can change it--actually there's several links in THIS thread (hint: search AuTel) :poke:

My buddy owns a shop, I saw it as an option on his diagnostic tool when we activated my DRL. I'll try there first, thanks buddy!
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Re: AEV procal

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:00 pm

and they finally released it as a stand alone unit...

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Re: AEV procal

Post by AEV » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:06 pm

14PowerWaggy wrote:and they finally released it as a stand alone unit...

https://secure.aev-conversions.com/shop ... cal-module
Beat me to it!

AEV's ProCal Module for 2013+ Ram 1500/2500/3500 trucks is now available as a stand alone unit! This innovative, user-friendly recalibration tool that has a variety of unique features. One of the most popular features of the ProCal Module is its ability to correct the speedometer when larger tires (up to 48” tall) are installed. When the speedometer is left uncorrected, there is a major degradation in the performance of the stability control (ESP), transmission shifting, and engine performance – the ProCal Module will eliminate these issues by ensuring that the vehicle is properly calibrated.

Additionally, the ProCal Module is the only product of its kind that allows the user to recalibrate the TPMS system for larger diameter tires that have a lower inflation pressure than the stock tires – a common scenario that would otherwise lead to an annoying low tire pressure warning light. The ProCal will also recalibrate for axle gear ratio changes, allow users to turn the truck’s one-touch lane change feature on or off and determine whether or not the fog lights turn off or stay on with the high beams (for off-road use only).

The ProCal Module is equipped with a series of easy-to-use DIP switches. By reading the simple instructions included with the ProCal module, the user can quickly dial in a code for the desired recalibration. The entire process can be completed in mere minutes – once the switches are set, simply plug the ProCal Module into the vehicle's OBDII and wait for the horn to honk, confirming that the setting has taken effect.

Key Features:
• Compatible with 2013+ Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks
• Easy to use DIP switches
• Recalibrate speedometer for larger tires (up to 48" tall)
• Recalibrate TPMS*
• Axle gear ratio recalibration (3.21-4.88)
• Turn one-touch lane change on/off
• Turn fog lights with high beams on/off
• Optimizes ESP performance
• Will not interfere with most performance modules or tuners


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Re: AEV procal

Post by Reloaderguy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:45 pm

The Autel MaxSys and Auto Enginuity will program the TPMS. Both of which allow any threshold to be selected, not just a low of 35psi. The AE will adjust tire size, TPMS, fogs, and axle ratio. The Maxsys will only set the TPMS but it will reset the RFB.
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Re: AEV procal

Post by Rodeoflyer » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:26 pm

So the procal will reset the TPMS, however....

*Please note: A visit to your local Ram Dealership and use of the WiTech diagnostic tool is required to complete this procedure. Although your TPMS screen will show the new values, it will not “take” and stop blinking until your dealership completes the process.

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Re: AEV procal

Post by Z's2016PW » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:56 pm

I waited a very long time for this device to come out. However, I bought a Hypertech speedo calibrator instead. Just waiting on it to be delivered. Will post up once I get it.

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Re: AEV procal

Post by israelstanage » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Did the hypertech speedo recal when I bought my 35s, but just got my procal and finally got rid of the damn dash light. Feels nice.
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Re: AEV procal

Post by Z's2016PW » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:50 pm

So the hypertech was causing your dash to light up? Very interesting. Any idea as to why?

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Re: AEV procal

Post by israelstanage » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:18 am

Should have been more clear: at the time of my tire upgrade, the procal was not available as a stand alone, so my options for a speedometer recalibration were the hypertech or a much more expensive tuner. I went with the hypertech, which doesn't do tpms threshold adjustments. So, my speedometer was corrected, but because I run my toyos at 45/35, my low pressure light was always on. Procal took care of that. It can also do speedo and a few other things.

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Re: AEV procal

Post by joeschmidt » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:51 pm

So.. did you end up at a dealer for the final step? How low did it take them? And did they charge you?

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Re: AEV procal

Post by israelstanage » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:24 pm

Yeah. I needed an oil change and rotation anyway. Didn't take long. Charged me $15 to do the wytech stuff. I take my truck to a small town dealer for service; never had much luck with the condescending jackasses in the service departments at big dealerships.

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Re: AEV procal

Post by joeschmidt » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:29 am

Thanks. What did you set your threshold at 35 or 50 psi?

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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:05 am

I bought a ProCal for the foglight and tire size functionality. My recommendation is still to rent a MaxSys from a CF member so you can set your threshold below 35 PSI.
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Re: AEV procal

Post by israelstanage » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:06 am

Set mine at 35.

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Re: AEV procal

Post by ramv » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:45 pm

Just got my Procal. Set the fog lights, and tire pressure to 35 psi. (Will get the new key/reset procedure done at some point.) Also thinking of trying 3.92 gears (which would be roughly the same with the stock 4.10s as 4.88 setting with 5.13s) .

For the money, the speedo adjuster, TPMS and foglights more than get it for me. If I do gears (5.13s or 4.88s) it will be icing on the cake...
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Re: AEV procal

Post by MSCH2112 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:35 am

so is it my understanding that after you install and program the thing, you then bring it to the dealer to activate it? talk about the dealer have a detailed case when you bring the truck in for warranty and they blame it on the procal and you're just screwed...

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