Everything You Need To Know About Installing Power Commander V In Your Dodge Ram

Everything You Need To Know About Installing Power Commander V In Your Dodge Ram

Power Commander V is the second product offered by Specter. The first was a long-tube exhaust system for the 2013-2019 Harley-Davidson Touring models. The Power Commander V is an electronic fuel injection controller that claims to offer the most horsepower and torque of any other product available in its class. 

The input and output connections on the PCV V are located at the top of the device, so mounting is easy. The controller uses a rotary knob to set horsepower and torque levels, with a push-button used to operate the throttle. It also has an LED screen that shows engine RPM and gear selection while in operation.


  • Easy to install 
  • Easy to operate 
  • Data display is easy to read


  • Makes a hissing noise while in operation
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When To Replace The OEM Throttle Body & Why?

OEM throttle bodies are the standard way to calibrate a 0-60. They can be replaced with a PCM and many benefits come with it. Replacing the OEM throttle body on your bike is not something you should do without good reason.

 If you have a power commander v installed, then it's worth the effort to replace the OEM throttle body with a PCM. If you have an H-D throttle body, then the OEM calibration is going to be different from the PCM. You would need to recalibrate your bike with an H-D throttle body.

How & Why Should I Calibrate PCM Settings?

PCM is a device that measures the pressure and flow of gas. The pressure and flow are measured by several sensors. The measurements are then converted into a digital signal, which is sent to the controller.

The PCM calibration settings are set by the engineer or technician before they start using the device. These settings will help the controller make accurate readings of pressure and flow without any errors.

Calibration parameters can be found in different places depending on what type of PCM you have - digital or analog type. Digital types will usually have calibration parameters in the user manual or on an installation CD that came with your PCM device. Analog types would be found in an electrical panel, which is usually located at one end of your home/building’s main electrical panel box.

Tips for Proper PCM Installation Aftermarket or OEM Throttle Body Swap

A proper PCM installation is a key to getting the most out of your throttle body swap. This is because of the many variables that are involved in a throttle body swap, and they can be as simple as changing a few wires.

The first step to your installation is to make sure that you install the correct PCM for your application. This can be done by checking the VIN on the PCM and comparing it with what is listed in our catalog. 

If you do not have access to a VIN, you can check for any part numbers on your harness or ECU for reference. The next step is to make sure that you install all of the necessary sensors into your new throttle body. That includes installing an O2 sensor, MAP sensor, and IAC valve if applicable.

Connect the harness to the throttle body and install the necessary sensors. When installing a new throttle body on a vehicle, according to OBD-II standards, it should not require any fuel system modifications. 

This is easy as long as you follow these guidelines: Make sure that you have performed all of your fuel system leak testing before installing the throttle body. If you have done so, you should not have to worry about adding any parts.

 If you have not done so, it is still recommended that you do a fuel system leak test before installing it. If your vehicle has an intake manifold gasket seal on the throttle body, tighten the intake manifold bolts to prevent oil from leaking into the crankcase with your new throttle body.

What is the difference between Power Commander V and Power Commander Standard?

Power Commander V is a more advanced model of Power Commander Standard. It includes the most recent features and more. The difference between the two models is that Power Commander V includes all of the latest features, whereas Power Commander Standard only has some of them. 

Power Commander V also has a built-in oscilloscope, which allows users to measure and monitor their systems. Performance.-User selectable sensitivity and output response curve-

Ability to monitor and set target curves for fuel mixture, spark advance, idle speed, and throttle position-3D graphing capability-Sophisticated auto tuning program with a built-in oscilloscope-User selectable voltage settings-Vivid Custom Gauges.