Q. Are your products legal for use in the State of California?
A. Our products, at the moment, are NOT legal for use in the State of California.
Q. What means "REVO"?
A. For the first time the Cummins engine performance tuning
software can be customized by the end user.
Q. How can I upgrade Smarty?
A. The upgrade operation is possible only on Windows based
For more details, please see the following video:Preparing the update
The video are also available on YouTube:Preparing the update
Q. Why the upgrade files have so complex names?
A. Smarty memory contains 2 different softwares: Program and
Q. Can I upgrade Smarty with an Apple computer?
A. Unfortunately the download software tool, used to updated all
Smarty of the first generation, for MAC is not yet ready. For the
moment the upgrade operation is possibile using a Windows emulator
The Smarty Touch can be updated using an Apple computer as it only needs to copy files from your PC to a SD card.
Q. What are 7z files?
A. Smarty upgrade files are huge. In order to reduce the time
needed by the download operation from internet we have compressed
Smarty files with a very powerful utility program: 7zip.
Q. What does " CaTCHER " stand for?
A. CaTCHER stands for Clutch and Traction Challenger.
Q. What is so special about the CaTCHER?
A. The CaTCHER software is a unique animal. It improves throttle response of the engine greatly. It spools up the turbo sooner. (On average 200 RPM sooner.) It deals with the injection timing. It alters the torque management. Just to mention a few... Customers report that the engine now "hangs" on the throttle.
Q. What has Smarty to do with the CaTCHER software?
A. Our Smarty is the tool you need to update your ECM with any level of the CaTCHER software(s). There are ten different softwares in Smarty you can choose from.
Q. What's the difference in the CaTCHER softwares?
A. Mainly the throttle response, or maybe better the aggressiveness of the engine response. Since the full blown CaTCHER develops torque instantly it can become a pain to drive it on slippery roads. Thus the need to reduce the response some.Further more, there are CaTCHER versions with and without added timing stored in the Smarty. The softwares without added timing are useful if you want to use a timing box stacked with the CaTCHER.
Q. Has Smarty only CaTCHER softwares on board?
A. No, Smarty offers SW# 0 that provides about HALF the power of a stock software. Emissions....Ehm...SW# 1 of Smarty S-03 is a Fuel Saver software. With todays fuel prices... Testing is still in progress but so far it looks VERY promising. MPG gains are almost too good to be true. We will report about the MPG gains as soon as more hard test data flows in. SW# 2 of Smarty S-03 deals only with fuel and boost. SW # 3 of Smarty S-03 is fuel, boost, and timing. The remaining levels can be considered at full title CaTCHERs.
Q. Does Smarty do the boost fooling function?
A. Yes, all the the softwares in Smarty have modified boost tables in order to allow higher boost without defuelling. (Except SW # 0 and of course Stock) No external boost fooler is required!
Q. Could you take Smarty and install it on several different trucks ONE-AT-A-TIME?
A. Yes! No problem, when you go back to stock Smarty unlocks from the VIN# and ECM. Now you're ready to go into another truck. As many times as you want. The only limit: ONE AT A TIME!
Q. Can Smarty go from one program to another, or do you have to go back to stock, then to a program?
A. You can go from any software # to any SW #. No need to go back to stock!
Q. Is Smarty ECM or VIN sensitive?
A. YES! Smarty only works with one truck AND one ECM at one time.Please! Notice!!! 1 Smarty = One truck AND one ECM!
Q. Which version of "stock" will the Smarty come with?
A. Smarty does NOT download the complete original software from
the ECM and does not store it into it's memory. That is for a
simple reason. The protocol in the ECM does not allow to read the
Q. Is Smarty's DTC reader also VIN# Locked?
A. No,the DTC reader works always in any truck. Even when Smarty is VIN# locked to your truck, you can still diagnose your buddy's truck. We did not want you to have the hassle to go back to stock only because you need to help someone.
Q. How long does it take to update the ECM with Smarty?
A. We've done some serious research in order to minimize the time
needed for an update. We've developed special boot loaders which
cut the required time for an update dramatically.
Q. Does the Smarty Mount in the truck... or program and then unplug?
A. Smarty needs to be plugged into the OBD port of your truck, program the ECM, then unplugged.
Q. If the update is interrupted, how can I recover the ECM?
A. First of all DON'T PANIC! An interrupted update is a piece of
cake for Smarty.
Q. Can a dealer detect Smarty?
A. If you take your 5.9L truck back to stock software then the
answer is NO! Smarty updates are NOT detectable by the dealer!
We've done our homework.
Q. Does the CaTCHER raise the rev limiter?
A. About VP truck, I can tell you for now is that all the CaTCHER versions alter the high RPM settings in the ECM for fuel, timing, boost, torque limiter whatever... in order to allow the engine to rev. Depending upon the mods done to the engine that shows up on a dyno graph or does not...
Q. How much horsepower will the CaTCHER add to my 98.5-02 engine?
A. That is the most FAQ of the FAQ's! My answer usually is: none. Those who have followedme through the years or already own a CaTCHER ECM know that I'm kidding. For instance,the CaTCHER deals not only with the top range hp of your engine. The CaTCHER is VERY noticeable from idle up. As soon as you touch the throttle, you will KNOW that the CaTCHER is in there.
I will try to give an serious answer for the first time to this question.
First of all, the power added by the CaTCHER depends upon the mods done to the engine.That makes this question even more difficult to answer. On a stock engine typically we see anhp increase at the rear wheels of about 60 hp. (Is there still such a thing, a STOCK truck???)
With taller injectors the hp gain increases. How much? I don't know! That depends upon theinjectors, turbo, intake , exhaust... You got the picture. The best mod combined with a CaTCHER is without doubt a good set of injectors.
Fuel pump wire tapping boxes WITHOUT added timing come next if you're after serious hp.In that kind of scenario the CaTCHER becomes very noticeable in the top hp range.I have customers that have gained over 75 hp with that kind of stack above all other stacksthey had tried before. If you have ears...
The most difficult stack with the CaTCHER is with boxes that add
their own timing.For those cases we've stuffed the softwares
without added timing into Smarty.